Tuesday, November 16, 2010


November 16, 2010

Steady income, a roof over our heads, and food on our table... Sounds like common sense, right? Well today was a little special for me. I was on my daily grind of running around town trying to get things done. I was tired and just wanted to be home getting house work done. That is when I saw something that I have seem many times. This one, some how, pulled at my heart strings. I was getting off the freeway, and the light had just turned green so traffic was moving. I was in the far lane when I saw him. There stood a man holding a sign that read, "Out of work, desperate, I have kids." Although his sign would make any mother sad, it wasn't the sign that got to me. It was the way he was standing there, the way his head was hung, and the shame on his face. He didn't want to be there holding that sign. It brought tears to my eyes as I drove away. There was something in me that wanted to turn around and give this guy some money and tell him things would get better. I never give money to people on the side of the road and I am not sure why this man touched me so much. I didn't have cash, so I decided I was going to go to the store and get some. By the time I got back on the freeway and off the exit again, he was gone. I felt horrible that I never got the chance to help. Yes, maybe he would have just bought his next fix, a pack of cigarettes, or a bottle of vodka, but I was willing to give him that chance. Because it may have meant that he made his rent, or bought some milk, diapers, or a loaf of bread. So today I am grateful to the man holding the sign who reminded how fortunate I am, and that I do not have to see my kids go without.

Monday, November 15, 2010


November 15, 2010

My 7 minutes of quite in the tanning bed and Eric's car FINALLY passed inspection...It may have only been 7 minutes, but it was the best 7 minuets today! It has been one of those days. Also in addition to my 7 minutes, Eric's new, but used, car finally passed inspection. We have learned lots of things about this car, but I think we finally got everything fixed and running awesome. It really is a sweet car, but it is expensive.

Sunday, November 14, 2010


November 14, 2010

Are you sick of reading these yet?

Lazy days... I did nothing all day. Took a shower late and got nothing accomplished. I have a love hate relationship with these days. I love to do nothing but hate the feeling of getting nothing done. I figure there is always tomorrow!


A little catch up...

November 12, 2010

A strong marriage... I am so very grateful I found my soul mate. Eric and I make a wonderful team. Sure we have our ups and downs, but overall we make things work and have fun doing it. My kids will always grow up with both parents in the home and always know we are on the same team. I never want my children to have to experience that. I can't imagine a day without them, and it would be so hard on me not see their smiling faces everyday. This is such a rare thing these days, but I am pretty confidante that Eric and I are life long partners. We are not quitters and we have made it through some already tuff times and I can't see anything breaking us now. I am not saying it will always be easy for us, but I know both of us are willing to try. Love ya Babe!

November 13, 2010

Spending time with the parents... Even if it is just watching my Utes loose, it is still a great time. My kids absolutely love my parents and they enjoy every time they come around. This is irreplaceable time.

Thursday, November 11, 2010


November 11, 2010

Veterans...Of course, it is Veteran's Day! It goes along with my freedom post, I am grateful for those who served and are serving. They have given so selfishly to protect the freedoms we have everyday. I am grateful for their family's who have also give selfishly. Mommy's and Daddy's raising their children alone while their loved one is away at war. That is a true hero. Those family's are amazing to me. I could never be that strong. I have a dear life long friend that is an Officer in the Army. If you would have asked me 10+ years ago, that she would be in the Army, an Officer, and one of top ranking women, I would have laughed at you. She has made me so proud to call her my friend. She will probably never read this because she is way too busy to read my blog! But I want you all to know that she has overcome many things in her life and is now doing something far more then I would have expected. Giving her life for others, protecting our freedoms, and being one of my role models. If you do read this, dear friend, I love you and very proud of you! xoxo

Wednesday, November 10, 2010


November 10, 2010

My baby girl...My life can now be full of sassy girl things. I love my boys and they are, at times, much easier then my little Princess. I always wanted a little girl and was so sad when I found out we were having another boy. Eric kept on telling me Miller's did not have girls, because that is what his father told him. Much to my surprise God knew what he was doing! I needed my boys, I needed to have Cache first. He needed to save all our lives, and then he would give me the little girl I always wanted. It is amazing how God works that way. So now my day can be full of getting my hair done, dressing Barbies, holding babies, and dance class. I love it! She is so dramatic at times I want to scream and laugh at the same time. Girls and boys are so different, but they each have their special qualities. I am grateful to get the chance to raise both!

Tuesday, November 9, 2010


November 9, 2010
Yes, I got lazy and decided to abbreviate!

Life... It is so short! It seems like I have been told this my whole life. Not just now, not just as an adult, but since I was a child, teen, and now. Maybe God was preparing me for my future. I hope he now knows, that I do not need anymore reminders. I truly love life. I love the people in my life. I have so many things that I am grateful for in my life. I am surrounded by a wonderful husband and amazing kids that all make me a better person. I have wonderful parents, in-laws, sisters, brothers, nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. Every single one have you has contributed to the person I am today. You have made my life complete and brought joy and memories that I will cherish forever. I wish I had a chance to tell each of you how much you mean to me and the qualities I truly love about each of you. That would be an awful long post, so please, you know who you are! I am sure I don't say it nearly enough, but thank you and I love you! Thank you God for giving me life and the wonderful people in it!

Monday, November 8, 2010

A Month of Being Thankful

November 8, 2010

Medicine...It has been a long day for our family today. Today my father started his chemo today. I haven't yet blogged about my father and his cancer yet. A little over a month ago my father was diagnosed with stage 3 esophageal cancer. I really did not know how to even start. I have really tried to stay positive so I figured blogging about would show some un-positive emotions. I didn't want that and still don't. So I will try to remain positive and keep talking about all the things I am grateful for. While he was receiving the medication to save his life, he had a heart attack. The most positive thing was that he was in a hospital. They were able to control it, and prevent anything fatal from happening. Unfortunately this has put a hold on his chemo. His heart will now take precedence over the cancer. I hope it turns up nothing and he can go back to receiving his chemo. We have long road ahead of us and I am not sure what that road looks like.

Sunday, November 7, 2010

A Month of Being Thankful

November 7,2010

Firefighters... I have called them a few times in my life, but always for medical reasons. Today we got to call them because we smelled something burning and could not find what it was. Neither did they. So we will wait out the night and see if it goes away. Glad they came, but I wish they had some answers. I don't think I will be sleeping much tonight.

Saturday, November 6, 2010

A Month to be Thankful for

November 6, 2010

Hubby and Family Time... I got to spend the morning with the Hubby and I. Time we don't get very often. Then later tonight we took the kids to a movie in their PJ's. It was a good day, besides the U of U getting their butts handed to them.

Friday, November 5, 2010

A Month of Being Thankful

November 5, 2010
My Hubby... For many reasons, but today he is going to watch the kids while I go out for some girl time with my sister-in-law. Dinner and the spa!!! :) Thanks Babe, I love you bunches!

Thursday, November 4, 2010

A Month for Being Thankful

A friend of mine had started this, and I thought it was a wonderful idea. For the month of November, I will post everyday, what I am most grateful for and why. This will be a wonderful way to blog and enjoy the true spirit of November. So to make up for the days I missed...

November 1st, 2010
Facebook... Yes laugh it up! But we have had some pretty great things come from Facebook. I get to communicate with our extended family more, which I never had the opportunity to do. I get to know what is gong on in their lives, where as before, it would be play catch up when we got the chance. It has also given my family the opertunity to get to know some family members of Eric's that he had lost contact with. Sunday, we got to spend time with them and enjoy the company of some really great people that I am a glad to have in my life now.

November 2nd, 2010
Freedom... Today we all had the choice to vote. I took advantage of my freedoms and performed my civic duties. I wish more people would take advantage of their freedoms and voice who they would like to run our government. Never forget the men and women who had and are fighting so tirelessly for our freedoms we all enjoy.

November 3rd, 2010
My nap... It's the little things that count, right? I should probably come up with something better, but it was great. I never take naps, but I really needed one yesterday.

November 4th, 2010
Heath Care Technology... Today I watched a video of a man who suffered a cardiac arrest on a soccer field. He was saved by the EMT's and it was very heart wrenching for me. I have been told that I may never see Mason and Dylann have a cardiac arrest as long as they stayed controlled on medication. They could not, however, give me a guarantee for Cache. The comfort of him having his ICD for me is amazing. I know that if it does happen, and I can not be there, his little mechanical heart will kick in and save his life.