Monday, March 7, 2011

It Has Been Forever!!!!!

Hello Everyone,

Yes I am still here. It has only taken me about a year to take some time to update this thing. Wow! Life is good, I have learned so much already in 2011. It is also time for our life to begin again with Baseball. I feel like we hibernate for 3 months and then we have Baseball. I love it. Let me feel you all in on what is happening with us. Jade is graduating in May and all of the sudden I realize that the little time we have with her is going to even be less. Now I first started out with a little bit of anger over this (those who know me know I don't do little anger). Then I realized that life as the step parent and non-custodial parent is different then say the custodial parent. We have to be thankful for every moment we have with her. In all reality it has never been enough, but we have worked through it. Jade is looking to go to school down south at Snow or SUU. She also finished her basic EMT and is currently working on her Intermediate. Keaton & Korbin keep it entertaining and busy. Both have started baseball and their passion is alive again. Keaton is still on The Irish and has played with them for 5 years, he and one other boy are the only originals that started with that team. He is also starting the 9th grade in the fall and could possible start playing next year with the High School. Korbin plays on the 11U Viking team and is definately keeping up with big brother. They both have huge dreams to play baseball in college. Keaton dreams of being a Horn Frog for TCU, Korbin a Sun Devil at ASU. I encourage them to follow their dreams and don't let anything stop them. I guess I won't ever get to retire....Life is passing us by so quickly, I get completely freaked out when I think of it. So I try not to think about it and seems to to pass by quicker. To those of us who feel like we are on a train that just seems to be getting faster. I hope your ride is as good as mine.

Tuesday, December 29, 2009


Well you know that kids say the darndest things, I don't know when they out grow that Korbin is 10 and he called me at work today to see if Keaton and him could go to the rec center to play basketball with Staley one of his friends. My response was "well, what time do you think you will be going". His response was " Staley's grandpa died so his Dad and Mom are at the monsterary. In my head I am thinking the what? It only took me a minute to figure it out so I said "you mean the mortuary"? He said "Yea, that's it". We all had a good laugh at work about it. I guess to a 10 year old a mortuary would seem like a monsterary.

Thursday, December 17, 2009


Well it is here. The time seems to go by so quickly as I get older, that I recently stopped to realize that Jade is 17 and soon to be that independent (we hope) young woman who no longer will live at home or in our case every other weekend. Keaton is 12 only 6 more years and considered an adult, Korbin will be 16 at that time and then what. I guess it happens to all of us but it sure kinda freaks you out if you think about it so just don't. We also have been very fortunate that the economy has not affected us in the sense that it has other people. Brent and I are still employed and on those days when you just wish you didn't have to go, I try to remember that there are people out there without jobs, that can only wish that they could get up and go to one, or that are struggling with buying christmas for there kids even if it's the simple things such as maybe they need new socks or shoes. Maybe they are struggling with paying bills or even having food in the house. Sometimes we get so caught up in the hustle & bustle of all the things we take for granted that we can provide ourselves. There are so many people out there who could use help and never ask for it. This year we have been able to not only christmas shop for our kids been also been fortunate to help out a few kids and it surely brings you back to the true meaning of Christmas. It also makes you stop to be grateful that you aren't the one needing the help, although you do realize that if you were there are people out there willing to help. I pray for everyone to have a great Christmas, Happy New Year and be fortunate in the years to come.

Friday, October 23, 2009


It has been forever since I actually took time to blog. We have 2 seasons at our house which is baseball season and winter. Winter is here, thaaaank you. Well baseball season ended the second week of October and we also did football at the same time. Korbin played flag football which after watching Keaton play tackle football is much to more layed back, that is a blessing to me sometimes to have things a little more relaxing for awhile.
Keaton started Jr. High this year and life is so different. I thought he was so grown up in 6th grade, but it's like he is a different kid. He loves it. I can see how much he has changed just in the responsibility he takes on. He is turning into a little man and i thought that first year after he was born went by fast. Yes, he no longer thinks girls have cooties. Korbin is in the 4th grade and no longer has his older brother in school with him. It is a good thing we all have our babies to keep our minds off the older kids growing up and to remind us what it was like when they were younger. Anyway to everyone raising small children enjoy it before you know it they start Jr. High.

Tuesday, June 23, 2009


We would like to dedicate this month to Keaton! He turned 12 on the 14th and there is something wrong with that. First not only does he attend Jr. High in the fall, but he wants to go to scout camp for a week. Now my first thought about scout camp was NO they lose scouts, you see it all over the news. Second my son needs a pocket knife for woodcarving so invision this with me will you, a bunch of 12 and 13 year old boys with pocket knifes. If that isn't an accident waiting to happen. After careful consideration and finding out a great friend of ours (who happens to be the 1st counselor in the bishopric) is going with the boys. I decide to let him go. Now the first day was monday the 15th the day after his birthday and they had not been gone 24 hours and I get a phone call from Norm at 8:15 pm telling me Keaton was doing his woodcarving and misunderstood it for thumbcarving. Now as pocket knifes go this is the least of the things I invisioned of a bunch of boys with knifes. So to keep the story semi short. Scout camp was in MT. Pleasant and wonderful friend and counselor Norm brought my son all the way back to Payson hospital for a few stitches and by the time we were done there it was 11:10 pm. So we all went home for the night and Norm and Keaton set out the next morning to finish there week at scout camp. 5 merit badges later, no swimming, and no more incidents they had a great time. HAPPY BIRTHDAY KEATON!

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

March Madness

Baseball Season. This is the time when our spring really starts to take off and extend into summer. Having two boys who are extremely dedicated to sports can be very busy, although the dedication to baseball surpasses all sports. Keaton who bleeds green for the team The Irish has played since he was 8 and Korbin bleeds red and black for The P.G. Pirates also since he was 8! The boys are now almost 12 & 10 and our sping & summers are tied to baseball. It can be very hard to work in vacations especially with family. Thanks to them they are very supportive and we try to work around it. As for the immediate family Brent helps assistant coach on Korbin's team so he travels with that son and I go to cheer on Keaton. It can be rough not being able to see the other boys game because of the split up Brent and I do, but the boys seem to understand since their are two of them. Jade loves to watch her brothers play. Tanya and the girls also cheer them on. We are getting ready to attend a tournament in the St. George/Mesquite area starting March 19 of course called March Madness with both boys. May they play well! Here are some great pictures of the boys taken a while back although they are not action ones I'll blog some of those when we get back from the tournament!

Friday, February 6, 2009


Ok, so I was wondering if we can hurry up this first part of 2009! They say things happen in 3's and we have had some challenges already this year. I am hoping they will just happen quickly so we can get on with it. First, Tanya has had some challenges and needed to be put back on track with her recovery. That was very hard for me to realize again that things do not nor will not happen the way we want them to. What someone else struggles with sometimes is not what we all can understand and everyones struggles are different. We just found out a week ago that Brent's youngest sister Pam has recently been diagnosed with stage 3 colon cancer she is 36 years old. Brent had a brother that had a malignant brain tumor and went through chemo treatments, so cancer is not new to them. Jeff was in remission the year Brent and I was dating (1992) and suffered a seizure at the wheel of his car. The result of the accident was his death. Jeff was 27! You know not every one of us is gonna end up with cancer, but I realize that we all have our own cancers they just come in different forms, whether we are fighting an addiction, cancer, financial struggles, employment problems, sickness, etc. We all have a huge fight before us and I am so glad that we have God to get us through. I have learned in the past year more so than ever that during those struggles our trust and faith just gets stronger. So to everyone and their cancers God Bless You and may you have faith it will work out the way God wants it to.