This Christmas eve we spent it over at my sister Kelly's house. She planned a nice program. At the end of the program we has a special visitor knock on the door. IT WAS SANTA!!! My kids made sure they told Santa for the last time what they wanted.Also, my sister Lauren is spending Christmas and Christmas eve with us and we are so happy to have her!
My Aunt Connie- I remember soooo many memories as a little girl with her. I am so grateful she is my aunt.
My aunt Connie and cousin Kristi and my sister Kelly and me.
My Grandpa and Grandma Evans- I grew up with them and most of my childhood memories have them in it. They hold a special part of my heart and would not want any one else to be me my grandparents.
My mom and Dad!It's always nice to see them!!
We had a visit from my parents and grandparents and aunts and cousins and many more family members. They came up for my cousins wedding. It was so nice to see my family. Occasions like this make me so grateful for temples and the knowledge I have that families are forever.
Today we celebrated Joshua's 5Th birthday!!!! We invited some of his friends to go to Leo's and celebrate with us. I know all mothers say how special their childen are... so this is when I start to tell you what a special Little boy Joshua is. He is the most caring and loving little boy I have ever met. He tells me several times a day how much he loves me. He is always wanting to give me hugs. He is always wanting to spend time with me. I love this little boy so much and he really melts my heart. When I can't think he can't get and sweeter.. he says or does something and I am proven wrong. He holds a special part of my heart and I hope we always have a good relationship. I am so glad he is my son. Happy 5Th birthday WHOOSH WHOOSH!!!
We had a great Halloween this year. I am still waiting to get the pictures from Nate's camera, So all I have is video. We went to Utah to be with the Blaylock family! We always have such a great time when we are together. One of the things I love about the Blaylock's is that we always have fun and you always feel so welcome. In the video below my sister in law and I were forced to participate in a doughnut eating contest with the doughnut hanging from a string. My sister in law Amy and I decided to be good sports and do it. It was a lot of fun. I did cheat a little in the beginning by holding the string but I was able to contain my hands at the end. The kids had lots of activities on Halloween night and they got so much candy!!!! So fun to experience theses fun holidays with my kids! >
7 years ago I married my best friend! I can't believe it's been 7 years! It seems so much longer ( in a good way) Nate and I both feel that we have known each other forever. In 7 years we have done so much! We have a successful business, moved 6 times, been through good times and bad, and have brought 3 special little boys into this world. Nate is gone ALOT for work and in ways it's good for our marriage cause when we are together we really appreciate our time together. We make a really good team. Since we started to date we have always worked with each other. Nothing has changed and we still make a good team. I love Nate with all my heart and know we were always meant for each other. Some of the things I love about him are:
1. He will send me text/e-mails or even calls and just wanted to tell me he loves me. He does this almost everyday. 2. He is always supportive in my dreams and things I want to accomplish. 3. He can handle lots of stress very well 4. He still will come up behind me and put his arm's around me when I am cooking dinner or doing the dishes. 5. He has learned to like my music and will sing and dance with me in the car 6. He still surprises me with fun dates 7. He always kisses me good bye 8. He tells me he is proud of me 9. He has learned how to become very thrifty over the years and has surprised me with the deals he gets on things 10. He is the dad to my boys!!!!! I look forward to Eternity with him and my boys!! Happy Anniversary to us!
Fall is here! Halloween is right around the corner and we are LOVING IT!!!! We went to a pumpkin patch with family and picked out our pumpkins! I am so excited for all the next few months and all the holiday's approaching us!
I believe Heavenly Father brings people together for reason. Last year Nate met this lady named Anita. Some of you have heard me talk about her. To make a long story short Nate taught her the gospel and then flew out there to Baptize her. Watching them e-mail back and fourth and talking on the phone about the gospel, strengthened my testimony and I felt like I was learning about the gospel all over again. I have never met Anita. We have e-mailed and talked on the phone lots of times. Anita asked Nate and I if she could come here and visit us. I was SO SO SO excited. Nate and I drove down to Salt lake to pick her up from the airport. I was not nervous at all to meet there very special person. I was filled with excitement and anticipation. As we hugged for the first time, I was filled with happiness. I felt like we have know each other for years. We clicked and became very close very quickly. We took her to temple square and did EVERYTHING! We walked around the temple and went to the conference center, saw the Joseph Smith movie, we ate at the Lion House. We went to "This is the Place " monument. After that we brought her back to Idaho. From there she spent the days with me and the kids and then when Nate got off of work we went four wheeling and out to dinner. We had such a wonderful time and I will never forget it. Anita thinks we strengthened her testimony... but what she does not realize she strengthen ours. I can't express enough what an AMAZING person she is. I am so impressed with her love for the gospel. She truly is such a special person. We love Anita and are so glad she is apart of our family and look forward to many more memories with her.
Back to School!!! My computer has been in the shop getting fixed so I haven't been able to post any new pictures! So I finally I am! This is back to school pictures of the 2 boys! Parker statred 1st grade and Joshua is in his 2nd year of pre-school. Boys are loving school and doing great!!!!
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