Friday, November 25, 2011


Gosh it was cold and WINDY.  Thank goodness they're boys and didn't have long hair.  It would have been all over the place.  These darling boys are great little friends of ours.  Sky and their older sister were baptized together.  We love play dates with their family. 

Thursday, November 24, 2011


This year Mom and Dad Jorgensen came to town for Thanksgiving.  So we went down to Orem to join in the fun with the Jorgensen clan.  I think this new baby of mine look more like his daddy than any of my kids which means he looks like his grandpa. 

Monday, November 21, 2011

Thursday, November 17, 2011


This evening my sister in law, Jen and her husband Adam had their fourth baby girl, Lia Nicole Jorgensen.  My other sister in law, Jill always in the know about when a baby is born in this family texted me and asked if I wanted to go with her to go see Jen.  I didn't know she had even gone into the hospital, so my reaction was, "Why is Jen okay?"  She said, "she had her baby!"  WHAT!!!  So of course, I wanted to go.  After dinner and getting the kids to bed at 8pm (GO ME!!! that's amazing, at my house) I left with Jill.  I was even able to leave Radd home asleep in daddy's arms for a couple hours which was so nice!  Up to the hospital we went and it's a good thing I had my camera!  I was able to let Jill do all the holding.  I felt the tears building up inside and I would have lost it had I put down the camera for more than a second.  It's REALLY, REALLY hard knowing I won't ever have a chance to give birth again.  As much as I know it's for the best, it still kills me.  There is nothing more magical or heavenly than being able to hold your baby that first time.  It's absolutely incredible.  I cherish those moments!  Okay, so on with a picture... Lia is absolutely gorgeous, OF COURSE, she has gorgeous parents!  She was so alert and awake the whole time.  I was amazed at how aware of noises and sounds she seemed.  I felt like she followed me as I walked around taking pictures.  She's so great already!  Congratulations Jen and Adam! 

Wednesday, November 16, 2011


Two clicks... He was asleep and so peaceful.  Loving his cheeks I grabbed my camera.  Here's what happened... click, click!

Tuesday, November 15, 2011


Today, I realized I missed the ten week mark.  I wanted to take pictures of him at 10, 20, 30, 40 and 50 weeks.  Dang it... life gets away from me so FAST!  So here he is (deer in the headlights) at 73 days old!  I spent the day cleaning up the kids rooms.  Packing up all the summer clothes and putting away the winter clothes in the closets and drawers.  Radd hung out on the kids beds while I worked.  Isn't he cute?

Monday, November 14, 2011


Some of you may know... Neils was fired a couple weeks ago from his job of 8 1/2 years.  With the blessing of prayer and my husbands determination to find work, he was only out of a job for a week.  The downfall in his line of work is one that it's a commission job and two it is a process from the time he turns the loan in, til he gets paid on it.  So the work he did two and three months ago, he may not get paid for and the work he is doing now, he won't see the benefit until February.  Makes my stomach hurt to think about, especially around the holidays.  No one likes to have to skimp and save, but even more so when it's Christmas time.  But Christmas is really about Christ and without him, I wouldn't have this amazing man of a husband to spend eternity with.  So I'm more than grateful.  He takes such great care of this little family of mine.  I'm amazed whenever I take the time to think about all he does!
With that skimping and saving, I've been trying to figure out where I can cut back this Christmas but still make it special and magical.  My sister in law is an incredibly crafty lady.  Whenever I go over to her house, there is always something new and fabulous on her walls or shelves (and it's always something she's made).  She offered to help me make a couple things to give as gifts and I'm so grateful.  Tonight, I went to her house to make them.  When I got there, she had this... a growth chart that she had made for me.  If you remember my post, we draw on the wall every two months.  This will go in it's place and we can take it with us where ever we go.  She's so sweet, thoughtful and amazingly crafty.  I want to be more like her!

Sunday, November 13, 2011


Sky loves making things.  She is super creative and crafty!  I love seeing all the things she comes up with.  It's why I can't wait for Christmas, I think she'll be so excited (hint: Suzanne found it and she is giving her daughter one for Christmas too!)  Sky is already in the spirit of Christmas, making ornaments for our tree.

Friday, November 11, 2011


I didn't take a picture today.  But I will note that at 11:11am I called my husband to tell him I loved him.  I really do and I am lucky he's mine! 

Thursday, November 10, 2011


So today since there was no preschool, Brooke sat on the couch and read book after book after book.  She went through the first set of Challenger books (see Sky's name on this one).  And then went on to read the first set of Bob books.  She loves to read and I'm not worried in the least about her going to Kindergarten next year!  She's amazed me for sure!

Wednesday, November 9, 2011


My Brookey-Brooke LOVES going to preschool.  She asks every day, "Do I go to Challenger today?"  She practically jumps up and down every time the answer is yes.  She is doing INCREDIBLY well too.  I thought because she is the youngest in the school year out of my three kids and because I have read to her the least amount, she wouldn't be as far ahead as Sky and Jett were at this point.  But to my surprise, she is learning faster than they did.  She has an incredible memory and had Green Eggs and Ham memorized (the long, regular version).  So when it came time to put her blending sounds together, she could read quite well.  Because she had memorized the book she knew what some major sight words were.  She practically skipped steps because of this.  She hadn't come home with her blending badge yet, even though she's been able to blend for awhile.  I asked her on the way to school, "can you ask your teacher why you haven't gotten your blending badge yet, cause you should have gotten it by now."  She came home with it and wore it proudly all night!

Tuesday, November 8, 2011


This morning after running the kids to school, we came home and I bathed Radd and got him dressed.  And as always, he was then ready to snuggle and nurse.  I love cuddling him and have a hard time passing him off to anyone.  It's hard knowing he's the last and every minute he's getting bigger and before I know it, he won't be little anymore.  Brooke, kept asking, "Mom can I hold Radd?"  I had him all snugly and warm and I was beginning to doze off myself.  I didn't want to get up or pass him off, but after the fifth request, I decided I would let her hold him.  She wanted to snuggle him too and asked if she could lay down and hold him.  I laid him down next to her (picture moment) and went to get my camera.  When I came down, she was as still and peaceful as could be holding her little brother close.  She didn't even know I had taken her picture.  She wasn't sleeping, but probably just enjoying the moment, like I do so often!  My babies!!!  I love them!

Monday, November 7, 2011


Fish lips.   "Mom can you do this?"

Sunday, November 6, 2011


Blessing Day!
It was an exciting weekend.  Yesterday Sky was baptized and confirmed and today Radd was blessed.  It couldn't have been a more perfect weekend.

Saturday, November 5, 2011


Baptism Day
The season's first snow of the year!  When I got up this morning and walked downstairs, I noticed the beautiful white snow covering the branches on the trees.   It brought tears to my eyes.  It was beautiful and white and pure, just like my Sky!  I thought about how in just a few hours, she too would be as clean as the new white snow and she would glow like an angel.  She is my sweet angel!  While we were getting ready and as I was doing her hair we talked.  I told her about the different times you wear a white dress and this was the second time, the third would be when she got married.  We talked about who she might marry and what kind of person he would be.  She said, "he has to marry me in the temple and have a good last name."  

Wednesday, November 2, 2011



Tuesday, November 1, 2011