Saturday, May 2, 2009


I am the luckiest girl ever!! I got to go to California to spend a weekend with Paul, Amy and the kids! It was wonderful... Paul works so hard, not only at his official job but at being a dad:) He loves his kids!
One night I was putting Michael to bed and as we said Amen to saying his prayers Paul was at the door. He told Michael that mom had given Micheal permission to watch the first half of the Jazz game together!! I thought that was so cute, it made me smile:) Paul loves to spend time with Michael they have such an awesome relationship and I love watching them together! Paul is also so good with the girlies! All three of them...He treats them like Princess so they believe they are princesses AND IT IS ADORABLE! The kiddos are lucky to have Pauliana as a dad!
Amy is utterly amazing! I do not know how she does what she does. Time after time I am amazed with the patients that she has for her kids. They cry, she listens to their sad story... They yell, she calms them... They disobey, she understands... They do not understand, she explains... They make messes, she cleans them up... They complain, she looks past it... but most of all they love their mom and she loves them. Everyday Amy is enjoying her kids. She can see that the time she has with them if important and going by fast so she takes advantage of it. Every time I am around Amy I learn valuable things. She is consistent and reliable! I am so glad she is in my family and I am so blessed to have her in my life! I love you Amy!!
Bekah is a spicy, cute, fun, loving, demandable, observant and a tease!! She loves to tease me. I would ask her for hugs and she would run towards me and right before she would give me a hug she would laugh and turn the other way, it was adorable!!! Even before she went to bed she wouldn't give me a full on hug. But I love her and do not think I am capable of ever getting mad at her! She is also a sweet little girl. She is observant of most things! She asks questions all the time:) she is always learning! I just love being around her!!
Abby has the sweetest voice and laugh! She is full of hugs! She is also a tease though. She would do the same thing as Bekah at fist then I would give her a sad face and she would laugh and come give me a big hug! She is such a happy girl right now! She loves Bekah and always asks where she is... She loves to play with her. Sometimes Bekah likes to take her stuff and Abby gets mad for a minute then she will forget about it if you can distract her:) I loved being with Abby everyday also!
I also loved being with Michael. I thought about Amys post about Michael being a little man. It is very true. He is very helpful with the girls for the most part and always willing to help his Mom. He is very helpful with Ella. He loves to make Ella laugh and Ella loves it! Michael loves to tell about all these HUGE numbers I have never even heard of! I am glad I got to learn those numbers with him! He is so fun with sports he loves to tell you scores of games, he always has a game going on in his head! He is always thinking and learning I am amazed at how smart and grown up he is!!
And then there is Ella. What a good little baby! For the most part she is calm. Sometimes she will demand attention but she is mostly easy going. I was amazed that she would stay with me around Mom. It was so fun! I got to hold her for two hours at church and she fell asleep in my arms. I was so sweet to watch her sleep. And then when she woke up she was so curious about everything and full of smiles! She is usually full of smiles:)
Thanks Paul and Amy for letting me come stay at your home! Having an extra person in the house is not always easy but I appreciate it so much! I will miss you guys this summer and am sad I will not get to be in on the seven peaks adventures! Maybe when I come home in June I will get to go once and see your house!!! CAUSE YOU WILL BE MOVED IN YAY!!!!! I am excited that you will be here in Utah for now on!! I will have to baby sit the kids for you and maybe, if Aaron will allow it, I can also baby sit Aaron and you and Jonny and Mel can all have a fun night together!! That won't be for a while since I will be gone for the summer!
Speaking of being gone for the summer I am also the luckiest girl because I get to go spend an entire summer with Stevie!! Yes I know everyone is jealous! Who wouldn't want to spend a summer with him! And also in New York! Thanks Stephen for letting me come stay with you! I hope that you won't regret it. I am very excited!!!:) May 5th baby! and Happy birthday to you Paul on the day I leave!
I am also the luckiest girl because I got to spend time with Libby and Mack... and a little time with Dj and his family! Libby picked me up from the airport Tuesday when I got in. I got in around ten which is about midnight her time so she was very tired. But I am glad that you picked me up Libs. I loved talking with you about music and life. I love you so much and already miss you. I hope that you have had a good time while in Nevada and Utah!
Mack is adorable!! He lets me hold him:) and sometimes he will even laugh!! I decided he likes me very much. He is a chubby little baby but it is very very very cute. He is a very good little baby. We drove to Las Vegas with him. We left at about 11 a.m. and got into Vegas about 7 p.m. He only had two real out breaks! But even during those little sessions he was still cute:) Libs and Deej love him very much!
Dj I don't think I have ever told you how glad I am that you are in our family. I love watching you with Libby. You love her so much. You are the best thing, besides Mack, that has happened to her. You are such a fun guy to be around. I do not think I have seen you ever upset. Even at times like when Libby has to buy a new stroller you had a very good reaction. Libby needed someone like you. I am excited to get to know you more! and to come visit you and libs this summer. I also love your family. They are fun to be around just like you! You are all easy to talk to and make people feel welcome! You have always been really nice to me also. It was fun going to dinner with your parents. I wish that we could get together as families a little more!
Jonny and Mel it was good seeing you at Katies shower! Aaron is so cute and has such a strong personality. He is also a good little boy! He is growing growing growing!! I will have to come spend time at your house so you guys will have to endure me also like every other sibling! and then maybe Aaron will get more use to me and let me hold him:) I love you guys!!!
And the last reason why I am the luckiest girl is because I have a loving little brother and two great parents!! thanks Mom and Dad for all you do for me! I would probably be homeless and very uncared for with out you two! Thanks for giving me options! And Lafey I love being with you! You are doing so well with sports keep it up bud. I am sad I will not be here for your games this summer. I know you will do well though! I love you.
I have the best family in the whole world!! I don't know how many people will actually read this it is very long! but I could not make it shorter there is a lot more I could write!! But I just want you to know I love you very much and thanks for being there for me:) I LOOOOOVVVVEEEEE YOU AAAAAAAAAALLLLLLLL!!!!:) and you love me:) hehe

Sunday, April 5, 2009

I Love My Family

This week has been wonderful!  Last weekend Paul, Stephen, Amy, Michael, Abby, Bekah, and Ella were all here!  Paul left on sunday morning.  Stephen left on Tuesday.  Amy and the kids have been here all week and are still here!! Jonny, Mel, and Aaron came for conference this weekend.  It was lots of fun being with everyone.  Paul comes tomorrow night!! YAY!!  I am sure Amy is very very very excited! I mean we all are but Amy sure does miss him.  This week has been wonderful with them here.  I wish they could just live with us, unfortunately they can't.  

Amy is such a wonderful mother.  She has so much patients with her kids.  This WHOLE week I have only actually seen her be frustrated or tired three times. BUT even in those times she is still so wonderful with her children! She is such a wonderful example to me.  I am so lucky to have her as my sister in law.  She really does care about me.  She is always making sure that things are going ok in my life and she is not annoying about it.  I love the friendship that has grown between us.  Thanks for everything Amy!!
Also I would like to say thanks to Mel.  She has been amazing through everything with Aaron.  She loves him so much.  Just today thinking about my son not hearing anything and just watching was breaking my heart.  I had just thought about how strong Jonny and Mel are.  They have not complained.  They have been sad but they have not complained for themselves.  They are not sad because they had a son that could not hear but they have been sad for Aaron.  They just love him.  Aaron is so blessed to have them as parents.  I watch Mel just do little signs to Aaron for him to understand.  And amazingly he does.  I would have no idea how to even begin to teach someone so small and precious things that seem to be so complex.  But Mel and Jonny have faith in Aaron.  I have such amazing sister in laws.  My brothers are very lucky! Be grateful Jonny and Paul:)   
Paul is an amazing Dad though.  He is so wonderful with Michael.  They have such a neat relationship! And wow he is so great with his little girls! He treats them like princesses! And Jonny is the one that lets Melinda know that it is ok.  This is their first baby and Mel is just so worried, not that Jonny is not, but sometimes she just needs someone to tell her its ok. You are all amazing!  

Libby and Dj I wish that you could have been here this weekend so I could watch you with Mack.  I miss you a lot.  I love the phone calls Libs! and Dj we need to start talking on the phone! But I do know that Dj is the most wonderful person for Libby.  I am also very glad that he is in our family!  And I miss Libby a lot.  Hopefully I will get to see her this summer.  
And stephen I am coming to live with you this summer!!!! At least that is what I have decided in my head for the last three days.  There is a possibility it could change but my answer is almost a positive yes.  There a just a few doubts... But I am very excited!  I love you Stephen and thank you for wanting me to come and live with you:)!  I love you lots!  
Mom Dad and Lafe I am going to miss you a lot this summer.  I am very sad that I will not get to go to Seven Peaks with everyone!  Mom and Dad thanks for all the support that you have given me this past year in my life! And lafey I love you! dont you ever ever forget it!!  Well It is getting late and I still have things to do! I love you family! Thanks for loving me too and always being there for me:)  

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Poor poor Cougars:(

Well like I said I would keep you informed on how the cougars are doing with the NCAA, well they are done. They lost by a lot to Texas. Very very sad.

Well I still have lots of homework. I am writing a paper for my Book of Mormon class... not happy about it. I have to write about what my majors perspective would be on the section we are on. It would help if i knew what exactly my major was. Hmmm, yes I am struggling to start the paper. That is the hardest part. If anyone has suggestions for me that would be wonderful!

Oh yes speaking of suggestions what is a good job I can get for the summer?? I need to find one ASAP! Well I am off to do my paper! Hope you had a wonderful Sunday!

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

GO COUGARS:) Go away homework!

Well hello everyone how are you doing? I just thought that I would update my blog since i have not in a very long time. Well I just got done eating at Legends here at the BYU. It is across from the Smith Field House, right next to the Student Athlete Building. They have very yummy food there. I usually get the turkey sandwich on wheat. mmmm:) You should try it!

Well I am very sad that I am not in Philadelphia with the basketball team cheering them on... sad day:( But I wish them luck tomorrow at 12:30 their time (Libby and Stephens time) and 10:30 here in Utah (9:30 for the California residents! )They got an eigth seed. Texas, whom they are playing, recieved a ninth seed so hopefully they will do well! I am sure most of you know what I just explained but i thought that you would be proud of me for know what is going on!
I will keep you informed on their progress! because they are going to progress:)

Well now i must go and do much studying:( there are not that many more weeks left of this semester! WAHOO!!! Then there will be no homework for a while! YES! SUMMER:) and well of course a job... hmmm where should I work? any suggestions? :) love you all!