Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Life in Utah

We are finally starting to feel settled here in Utah. Here is a little update, since I haven't blogged in forever! :) We moved to Utah in April and have had a crazy past few months. We bought a BRAND NEW house, which if you can't tell I am really excited about! After remodeling 2 homes it is nice to move in and have that all done, but the yard wasn't finished, so that has been our project. We finally have grass in the front and back yards, but we still have a few things we want to do. Jayce turned 2 in August and he is such a sweet boy. He is talking now and it is so nice! He has quite the little sense of humor and loves to tease everyone! He has started to take an interest in potty training so we are working on that. Corban turned 5 in September and I just can't believe how fast he is growing up! He is so smart and has wanted to learn how to read, so we are working on that. He starts Kindergarten next year and I just don't know what I am going to do! :( He is such a good little helper. He got a puppy for his birthday, which he named Bullet. Corban loves him and has been doing such a good job training and taking care of him. They are the best of friends. Garrett has been doing really well in his new job, I am so proud of him and so lucky he works so hard so I can stay home and play with my kids! As for me I have just been trying to adjust to living in a new place. I love it here, but I definately miss my parents and Matt and Sam. I do get to see Jonas and the rest of my family a lot more often though, which is nice. I think those are the highlights of the past few months, I will try to be better at posting! :)

Thursday, February 25, 2010


I have been so busy these last few months! I have been meaning to post on my blog, but then something always comes up, so I thought I would write a little something to let everyone know what's new. I promise once I am not so busy I will post some pics of the kids! :) Anyways, the reason it has been so busy is because we are moving back to UTAH!!! We are excited. Garrett starts work on March 1st and I will be in Pennsylvania for awhile taking care of things here. Garrett will be working for Rio Tinto in South Jordan and we are looking for a place to live around there. It has been crazy! We will miss my parents sooooooooooo much, but have been house hunting for them also, hoping they will move with us! :) A girl can hope, right?! Anyways, that is what is new here, I will update on the kids soon!!

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Previous Post

Garrett is so dumb! He has pretended to be me (if only he was that lucky). I would never write how much I love the Penguins! That is all Garrett does during hockey season and it drives me crazy! He goes to games and watches them at home. I even trained my cat to pee on his hockey jersey. :) Ok...........that was all Oreo, but I wish I could take credit. Garrett, don't mess up my blog with your stupid hockey team! You've been warned!!!

Go Pens!

Garrett with Kris Kunitz of the Pittsburgh Penguins. He came to Garrett's office to drop of the company's season tickets. It's been fun to be in a hockey town. I love to watch the Penguins. Hockey is becoming one of my favorite sports. I might add that my husband is looking pretty hot in this picture.

Monday, October 12, 2009


Today, my sweet little puppy, Trapper passed away. It has been such a hard day! He was the best dog in the world! He was so gentle and loving. He was such a good dog and got along so well with the cats. Tiger and him were always sleeping together. She will definately be a lost soul without him. He was so friendly and nice, but if you were not supposed to be in his yard he was ferocious! A couple years ago my mom was home alone with Corban and she heard Trapper barking a mean bark and then she heard an animal screaming...anyways, Trapper cornered something under the deck and when we got home he was there to greet us just wagging his tail. Garrett checked out to see what was under the deck and it was the biggest raccoon ever! Trapper had snapped it's neck and killed it. There was no way he was going to let anything hurt his little Corban. He used to go everywhere with us and especially loved Lake Powell. We would jump off rocks into the lake and he would come after us thinking we were drowning. I have so many special memories with him and will miss him, but I am very thankful I had 15 years to spend with him!!!

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Garrett's New Project

The boys, my mom and me went to Utah for a couple of weeks. While we were gone, Garrett decided to start a new project...ALL BY HIMSELF!! We have needed a carport to cover our boat, so Garrett decided to build one while we were in Utah. I was gone for a little over 2 weeks and my AMAZING husband did this alone. I don't know how he did it, but it is awesome! Well, I guess I can't give him all the credit I heard that the cats were there trying to help, but kept getting under his feet and trying to trip him. He sure is picky with his help. :)

Before picture.

I have to laugh because these are his plans for the carport on a Sears Portrait coupon! :)

It is huge!!! We can park the boat and truck under it!

Thursday, September 17, 2009

It's a good thing I love my kids!!!

I had just finished cleaning my house and while I was putting the vacuum away and putting in a load of laundry my boys decided to do this! There was a picture frame in this box that I have never used and behind it was some styrofoam to protect it. Anyways, Corban discovered that if he tore the styrofoam apart it made Jayce laugh. I came up to find this mess. I grabbed the camera instead of beating them. :)
Yes, that is some in Jayce's mouth and I think I got most of it out. :)
Corban thinks he is so funny! :)