Thursday, April 28, 2011


Wow! I just cannot believe all of the tornado's and damage that has happened in the past couple of days. It is so heartbreaking. I grew up in the south, but we just really had to deal with hurricanes. I will take a hurricane any day over tornado's. They are just so scary! At least with hurricanes, you have notice of when a storm is coming. Sometimes with tornado's, you only have minutes! My thoughts and prayers go out to all of those who have been effected by these storms. I pray that God will comfort and provide for each of them.

Monday, April 25, 2011

O, Lord, My Redeemer


Our Week in Review

Boy, the weeks just seem to be flying by here lately! I cannot believe that it is almost May! On Sunday, we went to Chris and Erin's to celebrate Cade's birthday and him becoming a deacon in the church. The kids had a great time playing with all of their cousins as usual. Wednesday, the kids and I went over to Landon's house and played. He really is such a good kid! Thursday, we got to go on a field trip to the Roylance Dairy. The kids had been looking forward to this for awhile. They kept asking me, is it time to go to Jake's dairy farm? They had a blast! On Friday, I kind of lost my mind. I decided that the kids and I would ride the bus to Moses Lake to surprise dad at work. It was definitely an adventure! Plus, Bryce was totally surprised to see us! Saturday was the annual Cox Family Easter BBQ. We had the most beautiful weather on Saturday! We even got a little sun! The kids had a blast hunting for eggs out in the sage brush. There weren't as many of our family members there as there has been in the past, but we still had fun. I so love getting together with Bryce's cousins! We don't get to see each other often, so it is always fun to catch up and let all of our kids play together. All in all, a pretty great week! I hope that everyone had a wonderful Easter!

Monday, April 18, 2011

Our Trip To The Coast

Bryce and I went over to the Skagit Valley Tulip Festival this weekend in Mt. Vernon. Ever since we moved here and I heard that was such a festival I have wanted to go. I am so glad that we were able to finally go! I love, love, love tulips! Now, all of the tulip fields have not bloomed just yet, but the ones that had bloomed were just beautiful! I never knew there were so many different types of tulips! So, many thanks to the best hubby in the world for taking me! I will remember this weekend forever!

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Skagit Valley Tulip Festival

Bryce and I went over to the coast this weekend to the Skagit Valley Tulip Festival. Here is a sneak peek of what we saw.

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Tuesday, April 12, 2011


What did we do before DVR? Seriously? I hate to watch live T.V. Even my kids have to pause the T.V. just so they can go to the bathroom. Oh, the monsters I have created! It is so nice to be able to fast forward through commercials though. I love my DVR!!

Monday, April 11, 2011

Not too Bad

I must admit that my rice krispie treat eggs didn't turn out too bad. I just hope the kids enjoy them!

Friday, April 8, 2011

Another Chapter Closed

Last night was Cooper's last soccer game. Woo hoo! Cooper had so much fun playing soccer. Not really sure how much he actually learned, but he had fun and that is all that matters! I'm pretty sure Bryce is glad it is over too. Coaching 7 four yr olds and a five yr old was both hard and frustrating. So, another chapter has been closed in Cooper's short life. His first ever soccer season. I'm not sure if he will play this fall, but I am pretty darn sure that Bryce won't be the coach! Now, it's time for the soccer party!

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Do You Ever.....

look at your child or children and think how lucky and blessed you are? (And I mean looking at them while they are sleeping!) Seriously, I cannot believe how blessed I am. As much as my kids drive me CRAZY, they are a wonderful blessing. I just hope that I will be the mother that they both deserve.

Monday, April 4, 2011

For Shelby

If I had a single flower for every time I think about you, I could walk forever in my garden. ~Claudia Ghandi

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Inspired Words

"...our children might not remember about the Family Home Evening lesson later in the week, but they would remember that we held [Family Home Evening]."
Richard J. Maynes of the Seventy
(April 2011 General Conference, Saturday Afternoon Session

Friday, April 1, 2011

Such an Embarrassing Moment

Today, I decided that we should take the kids to see the new movie Hop. What a great idea, right?!?! Well, let me set the scene for you. We left our house at 10:30 this morning so that I could take the kids to the pediatrician to make sure their ear infections were all gone. So, after the doctor, we (the kids and I) went and ate some lunch and then went to Wally World. I must say the kids behaved pretty well. We did a couple more errands while I was wasting time to figure out if Bryce was going to be able to go with us or not. Well, Sara fell asleep for like 3 seconds and then woke up. So, I thought I would just drive around for a bit and let her fall asleep so that she would be in a good mood for the movie.(Now, we haven't taken them to the movies since How To Train Your Dragon came out.) The car drive did put Cooper to sleep, but not Sara. Now, I am really dreading going to the movies and I probably should have said let's just go another day. But, of course I didn't say that.

So, we pick up Bryce from work and head to the theater. After we had been there for a bit, an elderly couple came and sat in front of us. (And let me tell you, that elderly couple could be a whole 'nother blog post.) The movie had been on for 45 minutes or so. Sara is really getting restless. She had finished all of her root beer and wanted more. So, I was going to give her some of Cooper's. I took the lid of her cup and handed it to Sara to hold for me. When she figured out that I was taking some of Cooper's root beer, she flipped out. So, she jerked her cup away. What I didn't know was that there was still a little root beer left in it. Needless to say, that elderly couple got a nice little root beer shower. I was so embarrassed! I almost started crying. I apologized and apologized and handed them the 1 napkin we had left. I totally wanted to get up and leave at that moment. Thankfully, Sara settled back down and we finished watching the movie.

Now, the theater has a couple of arcade games in the lobby. The kids had been asking to play the games since we first arrived. We told them they could after the movie. So, I head to the bathroom and left the kids with Bryce. As I was getting ready to wash my hands, I heard a little girl crying. Actually, she was screaming. I knew it was Sara as soon as I heard it. So, I rush out to the lobby to see what was going on. Bryce was walking to the change maker thingy and had just left Sara standing there screaming for daddy! I guess she got mad because Cooper sat on the motorcycle game first. So, I ended up grabbing the keys from Bryce and hauled her out to the car. She screamed the entire way to the car!! If that wasn't bad enough, when I put her in her seat, she started to buck and really screamed. Like ear piercing I just broke a bone scream. I just knew someone was going to call the cops on me! I finally fought her enough to get her in her carseat and get her buckled. Seriously, she was in the car for maybe 5 minutes before she was out. I just wanted to crawl under a rock and cry. It was such an embarrassing day and I totally wish I could say this was an April Fool's joke, but nope. It wasn't. Can someone please tell me when it's going to get better? Pretty please??