Monday, January 31

Books from Gabe

There is a sweet lady who I met through my mom (She is in her ward) who lost her precious little boy Gabe about 6 months ago. They still aren't sure how he passed away, but she is seriously such an inspiration to me. I love to read her blog, she keeps such a great outlook on life. How hard would that be to lose someone you love so much as your child? I have no idea, but from what I can see, she is doing an AMAZING job at dealing with it. You can read about it here to get the full story, and to keep updated on how she is doing. 

Anyway, because she is such an awesome person, she decided to do a book drive from Gabe. She gathered donated books from all around the Pocatello area and held a night dedicated to labeling, categorizing, and cleaning the books. She then took them to Portneuf and a couple other hospitals for them to give children when they get admitted so they have something to read and take home with them. I thought it was such a good idea, and it probably means so much to that child who receives it. I was so fortunate to get to help, and the feeling was so amazing. Here is a picture from that night.

We love Amy. Thanks again for the opportunity.

Friday, January 14

Pay it Forward 2011

Pay it forward 2011:

I promise to send something handmade to the first 5 people who leave a comment here. You must in turn, post this (FB or Blog) and send something YOU make to the first 5 people who comment on your blog (or FB post). The rules are it must be HANDMADE and must be sent to the 5 people sometime during 2011.

I don't know if even 5 people read my blog, but if you happen to read this, leave a message and I will for sure send something!  Seriously, don't be shy, even if you don't know me very well. It will help us GET to know each-other. I have no idea what it is I will be making, but I can guarantee that it will get to you in 2011!!!

Monday, January 10

Its IN!!!

April 1st is the first cut off. 
The top 50 applicants will be notified and will get to have an interview, and a critical thinking test. Oh my heck, I don't think I have ever been so nervous!  
I am petrified right now.

The first day of school went well. Seems to be pretty straight forward so far. Its going to be hard to get back into the whole swing of things, but I'm looking forward to more knowledge. 
I feel so blessed to get to go to school and to have a sister who helps us out IMMENSELY by watching our cute little weasel! Speaking of Kinlee. She makes me so happy :)
FHE...watching Despicable Me....sort-of. I'm currently on the computer, but here I go!

Sunday, January 9


School Starts tomorrow! WISH ME LUCK!!!! 15 Credits. 
I apply to the program this week. Oh man I'm scared!
Thats all.

Hope everyone had a great Sunday. I know that I surely had a rough one with my little munchkin. She is surely independent and she doesn't want to be told no. Sacrament was difficult. 

Hopefully next week will be better.

Friday, January 7

New Years!

New Years eve, Kevin had the day off, so we hopped in the car and drove to Utah. 
Kind-of funny, we took a cooler and sandwiches and you would think I was either pregnant or an old lady, because we literally stopped every exit. 
Inkom we stopped at the automotive shop to get new windshield wipers. 
We stopped in McCammon to go to the potty, 
we stopped at the rest area by Malad to go potty, 
we stopped in Layton to shop and go potty.
Finally, we stopped at the temple. Oh boy it was great. 
Some pictures: 
(Kinlee was asleep for almost all of it)


Next, we went to my aunt and uncle's in American Fork, UT and stayed a couple nights. 
THANKS for letting us stay guys.
We ate lots of food.
Stayed up late.
Watched the office.
Played the Kinect on the x-box.
I will leave you with some fabulous dance pics.


Sorry- its a long one!
I am a little late on this post, but we had just an awesome Christmas! We stayed home so that Santa could come to Kinlee and she got so spoiled. She is such a fun little girl. She is always making us laugh. 

I had to get photos off the ipod, so they aren't great quality, but that is alright.

Here is what we did for Christmas this year.
We started with our annual Christmas gingerbread house.
We built it Christmas eve day and drank hot chocolate. It was fabulous.
Kinlee had the best job. She ate all the candy, and helped just a bit :)

Next, that evening we went to my Grandma's house for dinner.
Pretty close to everyone was there. It is always fun to get together with that family because we hardly see them. We sure missed my Grandpa though.
(no pics, cuz im lame)

Christmas Morning:
We stayed at our house and woke up to what santa brought us!
Kinlee got this!
Kevin and I got this:
Kinlee when she first came out of her room. She was more interested in the people who were there to see her! (My mom and dad, chelsie, mike, and Liam, Whitney, Logan, Saige, and Peyton)

 She got SOOOO much stuff from all the family. Books, learning videos, doll stuff, a rocking chair, clothes, a tag reader, a fridge phonics, more books, blocks...seriously, she got so much.

After we were finished at our house, we went to my mom and dad's to open gifts and have breakfast. We stayed late and made dinner and hung out all day. It was great.
For our big gift my mom sent us on a scavenger hunt throughout the house gathering clues to where it was.

Then, the last clue took us to the garage where we found a TRAMPOLINE!! What?! A big. Nice. Tramp!!
We cant wait to put it up. Kinlee will be in heaven. I will be in heaven!

The day after Christmas, we went to Kevin's moms house. We had dinner, opened presents, and played the Wii bowling. We had a great time!

That is the only picture I got of the night, but Kinlee once again got spoiled. 
She got the rocking chair, a sleeping bag, purse, hat, a couple books, lip stuff, and a Dora movie.
Kevin and I were really spoiled too. 
We got a dehydrator, a set of dishes, socks, a blanket, etc.

Kevin's family from NC, FL, and Maryland got kinlee lots too (mentioned in the list above)
I will get out Thank yous! Promise.