Sunday, January 31, 2010

Might Be Going Private

So, over the last week, I have recieved some comments on my blog that were a little off. I don't want to make my blog private because there are many different people that read my blog. Good people, kind people. However, if I continue to get weird comments, it will be in my family's best interest to go private. So, I just wanted to give everyone a head's up.

Monday, January 25, 2010

The Trying Three's

It is a common misconception, in my opinion anyway, that most moms think that the 2's are going to be the most challenging. The longer I have been a mom, the more I have heard the 2's are nothing compared to the 3's. I have also heard that the 4's are pretty trying as well. In retrospect, Cooper's 2's really weren't that bad. But, man these 3's are most definitely trying. And he has only been 3 for 2 weeks! I never knew that being 3 meant lots of whining, crying, TANTRUMS, and basically acting like a baby all over again. I hope that this "phase" doesn't last too long. Because if it does, you can find me at the Grant Co. Mental Health hospital!

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Coins For Comment

One of the hair blogs that I follow knows a couple who are in the process of adopting from Haiti. They have been trying to adopt these children for 2 years now. Of course, since the earthquake everything is just chaos. So, anyways, the lady that does the blog is donating 10 cents for every comment left on this particular post. Please head over there and check it out and leave a comment! I am having a hard time putting the link to the blog in my post. So, here is the blog address: If anyone knows how to put a link in my post, please let me know!!! And thanks for helping out this couple!

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

A New Beginning

Well, last night was Bryce's last night at the hospital. He starts his new job tomorrow at the home health agency. I just really hope that he likes it. Heavens knows, I didn't like doing home health! Hopefully, this will be a positive change for us and our family.

On another note, I have a very hard time understanding why people hold grudges or lie when it is something that they initiated. Does that make sense? Kind of like when a man cheats on his wife and decides that he doesn't want to be married anymore. So, the wife moves on and finds someone else (now they were in the process of getting their divorce) who loves her, cares for her, and he feels the same. So, why is it that the husband who cheated and didn't want to be married anymore turns it all around to where it is the wife's fault? Maybe I will never understand it, but wouldn't telling the truth, as hard as it is, be the best thing to do? Does trashing someone to mutual friends make you happier, cooler, or the better person? Sorry, I guess I am just trying to understand the way some people think and how they can live with themselves for the things they have done and said.

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Some thoughts

I am going to start this post letting everyone know that I am going to be talking about my thoughts and feelings about some things. So, if you don't really want to know, skip this post and just look at some new pics of the kids. They are pretty cute if you ask me!

I have been trying very hard to be OK about not being able to have anymore kids. But, in all honesty, it still hurts, as bad as when we were told we needed to be done having children. Although, I am so very thankful for Cooper and Sara, there are still times when I feel like our life just isn't complete. I love holding babies and snuggling with them. It just feels right. Even though, I am so very happy for everyone that is pregnant and just had a baby. I love seeing all the new little spirits that have been brought into our family. I guess I am just feeling a little down about everything. I have hoped that over time, that I would start feeling a little better about things. Maybe I just need to give myself a little more time. So, if I seem a little sad sometimes, know that it is not anything that you have done. Or, if I ask to hold your baby, just know that I am trying to move on and anywhere I can get some baby lovin', I am going to try. So, y'all just keep poppin out babies for me to love and dote on!


Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Happy 3rd Birthday Cooper!

Cooper 1 day old
Cooper 1 yr old
Cooper 2yrs old
Cooper 3 yrs old

Yesterday, our little boy turned 3. I cannot believe that Cooper is 3! Where does the time go?!?! I remember having him like it was just yesterday. My pregnancy with Cooper was a great one! We thought that we were going to be having a little girl who we were going to name Sara Elisabeth. Boy, were we shocked when the doctor told us oops, it's a boy. Thank goodness we found that out 3 days before Cooper was born. Looking back now, I know that we were blessed with Cooper for a reason. Or maybe it is just that Heavenly Father has a great sense of humor!

Cooper has grown so much over the past year. He is 39 inches tall (75-90%) and he weighs 31lbs (25-50%). He started pre school this fall and is loving every minute of it! It amazes me how quickly he learns things. He knows his ABC's (most of them anyway, he skips a couple around k, but picks up again with p), can count to 10, can spell his name, write his name, knows all of his shapes and colors, asks tons of questions, loves to read, loves to draw, loves to play with ALL of his cousins, and he loves to dance! Cooper is also a very loving child. He will come up to me and hug me and tell me how much he loves me or tell me to have sweet dreams when I go to take a nap. Cooper is such a joy to have in our life when he is not driving us crazy!! Our lives would certainly be boring without him in it.

I hope that Cooper knows just how much we love him and how proud he makes us each and every day. I am so grateful to have been giving the opportunity to raise him, teach him, and love him. He truly is such a blessing! Now, if he would only go to bed!! Anyways, happy birthday kiddo! We love you more than you will ever know!!

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Welcom Home Elder Buck!

Bryce's cousin Chance just returned home last night from his mission. I have never experienced the return of a missionary before. I do have to say though, Chance did it in style! His flight was supposed to land at 10:38. Well, I rode to Moses with Rick, Grandma Cox and Aunt Deby. We got to the airport right around 10. When we walked in the doors, there was no one there(OK there were some strangers, but no family). A plane had just landed several minutes prior to us arriving at the airport. So, by the time we walked into the terminal the passengers were getting off the plane. We were hoping that that wasn't Chance's plane since no one was there yet. But, sure enough I saw someone with a suit on. So, when we were able to see the person with the suit on, it was indeed Chance. Even though, his parents weren't there or his siblings, he looked so happy. After, he hugged all of us, we called his mom. Aunt Sharon thought I was calling again wanting to know what time I was supposed to be at the airport. Little did she know that it was Chance! So, after waiting for a few minutes, we saw several cars pull up and park. The next thing I saw was Haley and Kylee running towards the doors. It was so awesome to witness these sisters being reunited with their brother after 2 years. Of course, nothing compared to Chance reuniting with his parents. You could feel the love in the room. Anyways, more and more of the family showed up and by the time Chance's plane should have landed, everyone was there. It was such an incredible experience and I am so glad that I went. I know how very proud we all are of Chance and the work that he has done for our Heavenly Father. I can't wait to see all the great things that future holds for Chance. We have missed you and are so glad that you are home!! Welcome back Chance!

Monday, January 4, 2010