Monday, December 14, 2009

Farewell to an old friend

I know it is really silly to get attached to an "object", but I did. My very first car that I ever purchased is shown here in this picture. After 12 years, and 188000 + miles jampact with tons of memories, I have to say goodbye. We tried to change out the spark plugs and one got stuck in the engine. We had it towed to a repair shop and my dependable little car suddenly became a sad heap of metal. So before Kidney Kars came to get it, I had to have a picture taken.

Friday, November 20, 2009

Surely life has to slow down soon

January 2009

So in my effort to update you on our family, I thought I would do some then and now pictures. Wow, turn around once and look what happens. They grow up and are into EVERYTHING including candy.

1st day of school!!!

My baby boy is growing so big!!!
He attends smarty pants preschool and loves it!! I can't believe how much he has changed (for the better) in such a short amount of time. We originally signed him so he would be ready to leave the nest and be ready for kindergarten next year. Well as it turns out, his preschool is as much for my emotional preparation as it is for his. Love ya Mrs. Mitchell

First day of Work, first day of work!!!!

So, with a gentle nudge from my sister in law I will update our family blog. Life has been filled with many, many, many roller coaster rides this last couple of months. For those of you that may not have heard, Tyler was laid off from his job of 6 years in June. It was heart breaking and terrifying at the same time. After we received the news that Beneficial Financial would no longer be selling new policies, it was less than two hours that Tyler got home with his last check in hand. It's all good though. It was an extremely intense trial that our family went through. We learned many things through unemployment. The most important one is that God lives and loves me and my family. You know that poem, "footprints in the sand"? Our experience literally felt like that. So many times, we felt carried and almost weightless when in reality the weight should have felt unbarable. We also learned to treasure the precious moments we have everyday with our loved ones. The very day Tyler lost his job, Tyler and I were to say the least distrought. We took the kids to chick-fila so they could play and we could talk and figure things out. Tyler and I were crying together in the middle of the restraunt terrified about our future and Garrett ran to us with a huge smile on his face and said, "this is the best day ever!!!" I wiped my tears and asked,"how so buddy?" And he replied, "cuz daddy's home and we get to play." My kids learned first hand from personal experience that Heavenly Father does hear and answer prayers. After Tyler found a new job and had been back to work for a few weeks, Garrett was saying our family prayer one night and in the prayer he thanked Heavenly Father for helping daddy find a new job. Priceless moments like these are what count. Tyler has been employed with Deseret Trust since the end of September and we are truly grateful everyday!!!

Friday, January 23, 2009

Let me clarify, it's not what it sounds like

Kids say the funniest things. We took the kids to get ice cream at Leatherbys the other day. Tyler took Garrett to the bathroom and as they returned, Garrett yelled, "Daddy went potty and missed"!! I started laughing as I saw a few heads turn in our direction. Tyler sat down and said, noooo, let me clarify. We went potty, I washed my hands, got a paper towel to dry my hands and threw it in the garbage and missed the garbage. Garrett was like, yeah and you missed!!!

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Families, isn't it about time

So today I felt like I was in one of those LDS family commericals. Kyndra was at school, Tyler was at work, and Peyton was in her crib asleep. So, Garrett and I went outside to shovel the side walks. As I was working I felt a snowball hit me. I looked up and Garrett had a big cheesy grin on his face. In the back of my head, I thought, I really have to get this done. Anyway, we put our shovels down, had a snow ball fight until oops, I got him good. So we built a snowman instead. He is so prould, can't you tell?! I eventually got the snow shoveled, but I'm glad I listened to that voice that told me to play with my son. It breaks my heart how fast my kids are growing. Garrett is a Sunbeam!!! Augghhhh

Garrett's Birthday!!!

Nope, no typo. Kyndra and Garrett were born 3 years and one day apart. Oops. We do our very best to make sure they have their own special day. So, for Garrett's birthday we went to the movies!! We saw Bolt in 3D. It was really cute and the kids loved it. Tyler and I took the birthday kids to the store so they could pick out their own present. Garrett insisted that mom said he could get 3 presents. I over heard and said, "no I didn't". We quickly followed it up with, "well, Jesus said I could have 3". Funny kid!!

Kyndra's Birthday!!

Kyndra turned 7!!!We celebrated it at Red Robin for dinner and then on to Jungle Jim's. Fun for the whole family. She is looking forward already for her next birthday. She is hoping to be baptized on her birthday. That would be cool, you would never forget that special day, would you.

Christmas with the Burnett's

Our Trip to Disneyland!!!