Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Boy's and their toy's

Yesterday Dale brought home his newest project car.

It's a little Fiat spider.
He picked it at an auction for $250.
It needs a lot of TLC but that's half the fun right.
It was fun last night to watch all the boys and the neighbors checking the car out.
It will be fun to watch them clean, strip, paint and fix this little car.
Now the question is how are we going to get all these cars to Colorado. 

Monday, August 30, 2010

Ben the artist

Ben came home excited to show me the work of art he made at school the other day.
He said mom can you take a picture and show the world that I am an artist.
I said I would so here you go world!!
Benny's first work of art.
Now from the words of Ben peace out dudes and dudettes.

Spoiled again.

In the 2 years plus of swapping I have gotten many aprons that I love.
I think this one by far is one of my favorites.
Not just because it is so fabulous but because who made it.
My bloggy and Face book friend Kat made it.
I consider Kat a good friend.
She always makes me laugh and her post on her blogs are inspiring.
She is one of the most talented people I know, I swear she can create any thing and do a better than awesome job.
For the first time I wish I was going to Disney world instead of Disneyland so I could meet her.
Maybe next time.
Thanks again Kat for an amazing apron package.

Sunday, August 29, 2010

3 Men and a truck!!

Dale put a bid in silent auction for this truck and won it for 500. He and the boys are so proud of it.
Dale plans on using it for the junk business and  for our move back down the Al-can to Colorado.
That alone is worth it. We plan on moving our selves and we get an allotted amount of money from the Air Force to do it.
Now we don't have to pay to rent a u haul.

I really cant believe how big the thing is and for gas, it takes 400 dollars to fill the thing up.
I guess he is going to have to buy some more junk to sale. LOL
Dale also one a spider Fiat. He will be fringing it home tomorrow. I cant wait to see it I am told it's a looker.
She's red and black but boo a stick sift. i guess I am finally going to have to learn to drive one.

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Moving forward 5 years later

August 25 2005 is a day I will never forget.
It's a day that has changed my life forever, it was the day we found out William was a little boy and that he was special.
This day was even harder than the day that William died.
I have mixed emotions about this day it was hard surreal , it's the day I really got to know William.
I have relived this day over and over a million times.
There is never a good way to learn a child of your is going to die but I was so blessed that day to have a wonderful friend with me and a Dr. I new and grew to love give me the life changing news.
I know can think of this day with less pain, i still have panic attacks every year as the date nears but the heart wrenching pain is gone.
I now can say I am grateful for this journey all of it even letting William go.
I have learned so much,I have been able to help others and now have a better understanding of the love that Heavenly Father has for each of his children, especially me.
Even with my growth I am still excited for the day when William is placed back in my arms and I get to raise him and watch him grow.
I am so grateful for the knowledge that families are forever.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010


I am not sure if I love this apron yet. All I can say is Hmmm.
I made it for an Alice in wonderland themed swap.
My original plan was to make Alice's dress, but the swapping gal I got dose not like blue.
It took me forever to find fabric the nice part is that it was already in my stash.
I then made up a pattern to look like a little girls dress.
Hopefully the girl I made it for likes it.

Monday, August 23, 2010

I have been weighed measured and not found worthy.

I weighed and measured my self today, as a kick of to getting healthy again.
I have put on a little extra weight in the 4 years that I have lived here in Alaska.
I have taken it off and gotten back in shape a few times then the winter blahs hit.
I normally take it off in the spring and summer months.
Well this year I was doing so good until I hit a hard spot in my life and stopped excising. Then the wedding hit and you all know the story.
Well I am done with not being happy with my looks so I am doing something about it.
I made a plan I have the tools and motivation.
Now I am committing.
Now everyone knows in blog land that I am on a get healthy mission.
My goal is to get from 23% body fat to 15% body fat.
I am giving my self a 12 week dead line. I think all my goals are with in reach.
The food part is easy for me it's the exercise. I really don't care to work out but know it's important to my health and healthy life style goal.
So here is to being weighed measured and being found worthy.
BTW who can tell me what movie this quote is from?

Friday, August 20, 2010

It's official

My House is for sale!!
So if your in Alaska or moveing to Alaska and want to see this out your front window on a mid sumers night.
Come buy my house..

I can't belive I am doing this!!
I will have fun inside pix later. I promis my house is super cute inside..

Thursday, August 19, 2010

First day of school!

I cant believe it is the first day of school!
This summer went by way to fast, really were did it go?
I was not ready for today.
I love my kids being home.
Here is the first set I sent off, Mylissa is a 10th grader this year in high school. Garret the giant 5'8 is going in JR high as a 6th grader this year, Robbie Mr. Iron man is a mighty 8th grader. Boo his last year in Jr.high.
I cant believe how fast time is flying.
Ben and Maddy left 2 hours later.
Ben is in 1st grade and Maddy is a 4th grader.
Maddy took a long time this morning figuring out which of her new outfits she wanted to wear.
She definitely is my child.
Ben was so excited he could hardly sleep last night. I had to sing him 10 lullaby's and count sheep until he finally fell asleep.
I remember when I had 7 little ones running around and I dreamed of the day they were all in school and did not need me as much.
Now I dream of the days when they were all little and still needed me.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

My thoughts on the wedding {Part 1}

Friday the 13th Kadies wedding day.
We laughed when they told us the date just 3 months prior.
Yet at 8 am as Kadie was doing her hair for her wedding day I was caught with sweet emotion.
I could not believe the day had come that my daughter was getting married.
My friend J'anna sent me a text that read this has to be easier than giving birth to her.
J'anna you were wrong it was much harder.
It didn't strike me until yesterday when she Face booked me and asked "if her and the hubby could come to dinner" That she was someones wife.
A wife my daughters someones wife and in a few years she will be someones mom I cant even think of that right now.
There sealing was sweet and of course I cried.
I was so proud of both of them for choosing to be sealed in the temple for all time and eternity.
She made her Father and I so proud.
Dale couldn't quit smiling he was just so happy.
Me on the other hand had a hard time letting go.
The Temple matron said something that I will never forget she told us this was a new step in our relationship.
We are no longer just mother and daughter we are friends. My job is done concerning teaching her right from wrong and now I just get to hold her hand and listen to here when she needs advice.
I am having a hard time with tears right now so I will continue my thoughts tomorrow.

So do any of you have good advise to give to me that have already walked in my shoes, or maybe you all might have some good advice that you wish your mother did or did not do after you were married/

The wedding cake!

My friend Kat asked how big the wedding cake was,
well here it is.
Kadie wanted a traditional wedding cake no fancy decorating just simple with a scattering of pansies.
When i first saw the wedding cake I thought oh my heck it's to small but it was the perfect size.. We even had a few left overs..
I especially loved the cake because my good friend Lila made it for her.
We have known Lila since the day we moved in and has been a blessing in our lives every since.
More on the wedding later.
If there is something you want to know about it feel  free to ask and I will share the answer.
Thanks for all the sweet comments.

Monday, August 16, 2010

Some of my favorite pic from the Wedding..

Dan and Kadie right after the were sealed.

These Two shots melt my heart.
Our Family.
Our Family now with Dan.
I am not so sure what was so funny.
Love this one of Kadie Kissing grandpa Wilderness.
The double foot pop kiss.
This one I am definitely framing.
I just love all our faces in this one(even if I look like an old lady)
I wish I knew what they were thinking in this shot.
This one is just so sweet.
Kadie and Dan with his grandparents.
Kadie with Dans family.
Too funny!!
This one cracks me up!!
Someone missing kind of made me sad..
All in all I loved these shots.
Tomorrow I will try and right down my thoughts on the wedding.


I have had a lot of friends family and readers ask why Edward Cullen was at the wedding.
If you have watched eclipse you will know Dan and kadies wedding date is the same as Bella and Edwards.Although we are Twilight fans we aren't crazy.
Edward was filling in for David Dan's brother who is in LA severing a mission for our church.

More wedding pic to come later today..

Saturday, August 14, 2010

She's Married

My girl is a Married woman..
I am happy sad and tiered the reception was a blast and every thing turned out fine in the end. I will Post a ton of pic later ( I only took 2,000) Who knows how many the photographer took.
For now i am going to rest..
PS if the rest of my kids except Maddy eloped I would be a happy women.

Monday, August 9, 2010

Buzz light Year or Woody?

When Garret was little Buzz was his hero.
He wore a Buzz light year costume from the time he woke up until he went to bed.
He watched toy story every day some times twice a day from the time he was 2 until he was 6.
Last year we introduced Ben to the toy story movies.
He loved them he watched them every day just like Garrett.
When toy story 3 came out he begged every day until we took him to go.
The other day we were in Walmart and I saw a buzz light year shirt all it had was the the body on it wit no head at the neck.
So I picked one up to buy I held it up to Ben to make sure it would fit for when we go to Disneyland.
I was a little surprised when Ben said he wanted the Woody shirt instead.
I said to Ben " I did not realized you like Woody better."
He replied with the most thought out response I have ever heard a 6 year old say.
He said "well mom I really like woody because he takes care of every one and make sures they are ok. He is like the Dad of every one. He is wise and gives good instructions."
I really was shocked at how well he understood Woody's role.

My question of the day is Do you like Buzz or do you like Woody?

Sunday, August 8, 2010

The Air Show!!

Last weekeend  we went to the air show on the base.
We love going to the air show.
There is always so much to see
and so much to do.
We love watching the bomb drops.
The smoke always looks so cool.
2 years a go they had a falcon and this year they had an eagle.
I like looking at all the planes

Robbie likes to hold them up.
Mylissa one day wants to fly them.
It was a wonderful day and our last air show in Alaska the next one will have to be in Colorado or Wyoming..