Thursday, February 1, 2018


I have had several people ask me why I hadn't made any posts in the last couple of weeks.... and the reason being is because of "scammers". I never really thought that there were people in this world that would honestly feel good about themselves getting families emotionally involved and then trying to scam them out of money. We have had several "expecting mothers" contact us saying how much they loved our family and that they think we would be the perfect fit for their baby... but that they are desperate, homeless, starving etc. and needing us to send them money right away. Once we would start asking questions they would getting very defensive or upset and then disappear. It makes me so sad to think that there are people who really feel that it is ok to prey on couples that would do anything for anyone in the hopes of one day becoming parents... only to find out it was all a scam.
I decided that I needed to take a break....To take time to refocus.... And now it's time to move forward in faith! 

Ice Skating Extravaganza!

Tonight we took the kids ice skating. We were a little nervous to see how long we would last because our two youngest had never been. We had such an great time! The kids all did amazing.... and the best part of all was that we had the entire ice rink to ourselves!!! What are the odds?!?! After we all got a little tired of falling so often, we decided to take a break and make snow angles!

Snowmobiling Adventures

Malcolm's family loves to snowmobile! They will drive for hours to find some really great snow. The kids love to go (as long as it isn't too cold)! They get to sit in the front, eat a ton of snacks along the way and play in the snow.

And sometimes there are tears when it is time to go home!

Jazz Game with Dad

In our family, we are really big on spending one-on-one time with each of our kids. They really look forward to getting all of our undivided attention and spending some quality time with mom or dad! Camden was lucky enough to get to go to the Jazz game with Malcolm. He loved every minute of it! While the boys were gone, the girls painted their nails and watch Moana!

Monday, December 18, 2017

Christmas Blankets

Today was such a sweet day at our house! We delivered our Christmas Blankets to our local hospital!

Back Story: 
5 years ago on Christmas Eve, our sweet Camden who was 10 months old at the time, became so sick and was struggling to breathe. 

We rushed him to the ER at McKay Dee Hospital. We learned that he had a severe case of Croup accompanied with Striders and a dangerously high fever. We were told that we would be staying in the hospital until his fever broke and he could go 12 hours without a breathing treatment. When we were admitted to the infant ward we found a teddy bear and blanket that someone had made and donated waiting for us on the bed. This was such a tender mercy for our little family. We had left our house in such a rush... we had left his blanket at home. Camden loved the blanket they gave him! This very Christlike gift, forever changed Christmas in our home. Now, every Christmas we make blankets as a family and donate them to our local hospital. This year we had our niece and nephew with us and they were so excited to help. We just hope and pray that the simple blankets we make each year will lift the spirits of those in need! 

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Monday, December 11, 2017

Annual Temple Square Trip!

Every year we take a family trip to Temple Square to look at all the beautiful Christmas lights and to see the Christus Statue. We started the night off with Dinner at The Cheesecake Factory. I think it has become a new family favorite restaurant! Then we walked across the street to Temple Square. The lights were amazing! It was so fun to watch the kids to get so excited over everything! This is our absolute favorite time of year! We love being able to celebrate the birth of our Savior, Jesus Christ.


Thanksgiving Traditions

Thanksgiving Family Traditions!

Growing up, Malcolm's family would go and cut down a Christmas tree the day after Thanksgiving. We love being able to share these memories and traditions with our children. Malcolm picked the biggest tree on the mountain! I am surprised we were able to get it all the way home. Unfortunately we ended up having to cut about 5 ft off just to get it to fit in our house!  This tree has already brought us great memories and some serious laughs! (The prettiest part of the tree is all cut off and in the back of our truck)