Tuesday, December 30, 2008

First Tooth

Truman got his first tooth. Pictures to come.

Christmas at last...

We had a wonderful Christmas. We spent the night at my parents just in case Jeremy had to snow plow. The kids loved it. They threaten Grandpa not to eat Santa's cookies.

They got cute matching Christmas jammies from Nana and grandpa and they looked adorable.

Ever since I was little we would take pictures on the stairs. The kids could hardly stand waiting to go and see what Santa had brought for them. Truman is sitting on Jeremy's lap and I don't know why Emma's eyes are closed.

Truman got a cute blanket from my mom. It is the softest thing. I know you cant see his face but I still thought this was cute.

Caleb got more Trains for Christmas. We added on the airplane to his Geo tracks. With all of the pieces he already had it took up my parents basement. Emma got a lot of princes stuff and Tinkerbell. She loved it.

This is the kids with there great grandpa. He came over with Jeremy's parents to see what the kids got.
Overall we had a great Christmas. Jeremy went out and plowed the whole night of Christmas. (I will admit I prayed for snow. Snow means money. Which means I am going to start praying again.) Thanks to my parents for letting me crash for 2 days. We had a wonderful time and can't wait to see what the new year brings.

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Eat all the Christmas Cookies you want


1. If you eat a Christmas cookie fresh out of the oven, it has no calories because everyone knows that the first cookie is the test and thus calorie free.

2. If you drink a diet soda after eating your second cookie, it also has no calories because the diet soda cancels out the cookie calories.

3. If a friend comes over while you're making your Christmas cookies and needs to sample, you MUST sample with your friend. Because your friend's first cookie is calories free, rule #1 is yours also. It would be rude to let your friend sample alone and, being the friend that you are, that makes your cookie calorie free.

4. Any cookie calories consumed while walking around will fall to your feet and eventually fall off as you move. This is due to gravity and the density of the caloric mass.

5. Any calories consumed during the frosting of the Christmas cookies will be used up because it takes many calories to lick excess frosting from a knife without cutting your tongue.

6. Cookies colored red or green have very few calories. Red ones have three and green ones have five - one calorie for each letter. Make more red ones!

7. Cookies eaten while watching "Miracle on 34Th Street" have no calories because they are part of the entertainment package and not part of one's personal fuel.

8. As always, cookie pieces contain no calories because the process of breaking causes calorie leakage.

9. Any cookies consumed from someone else's plate have no calories since the calories rightfully belong to the other person and will cling to their plate. We all know how calories like to CLING!

10. Any cookies consumed while feeling stressed have no calories because cookies used for medicinal purposes NEVER have calories. It's a rule!

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Baby Doll Cradles

We have a friend who builds the most beautiful furniture. He has built these baby cradles for baby dolls for Christmas presents. They are custom made and you will love them. They will be painted white. If you are interested let me know he still has a few left.

No Water

This morning Jeremy noticed water coming up in a crack in our circle. So he called Herriman City and this is what happened...

No water for the day.

Nap Time

So working late nights I try to take a nap during the day. Jeremy offered to watch the kids so I wouldn't be bothered. This is what I came down the stairs to. I guess it is better then sleeping and not knowing what they are up too.

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Christmas lights on Temple Square

We decided to fight with the cold and crowds and went down to Temple Square to see the lights. This was the first time we have done it and the kids had a wonderful time.

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Jazz Game

Last night Jeremy was able to take Caleb and his nephew Cameron to the Jazz game. They had a great time. As they were leaving Jeremy was talking to Caleb and asking him about it. I guess they talked about the Jazz bear, the food they were able to get and eat, the game and the best part Jeremy asked him what his favorite part was, and he said the dancing girls. What are we in store for? I don't know if I am ready for it.

Monday, November 17, 2008

Truman is 6 months

Truman is turning 6months this week. How time flies. He is quite the chunk. Weighing in at 18.4 pounds. He smiles every time you look at him. As for now he is a mommas boy. But I am sure that is going to change.

This is Truman with one of his girlfriends Addie. She lives across the street. I watched her one day and they had fun. I put them face to face and Truman went right after her socks and tried chewing on her feet. Addie is 2 months older then him but I hope they will be friends. As you can tell my son is just as big or bigger then she is.

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Yellow Dog

This last week we got to meet an amazing dog. He belongs to my sister and her family. They recently bought him from the shelter. His name was Yellow dog (taken after the dog in Funny Farm). In our family pets are not just pets they are part of our family. He was the sweetest thing. He would let all the kids love on him and climb all over him. He would sit and stare at you as you ate until you would give him a piece. Everyone fell in love with him as soon as we walked through the door. Cartwrights are thoughts are with you. Yellow dog was meant to be in your family. He truly was special. He will be missed.

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Halloween party

Caleb as Dash
Emma as Minney Mouse

Sorry the pictures aren't very good. I'll take better ones and post them after Halloween.

Trip to Denver

The kids and I were able to go to Denver this last week for a vacation. We rode out with my parents and the kids did amazingly well. We were able to see my sister and brother and there families.

This is my sister Kiora and Truman. They adored eachother.

This is all of the kids. Boston is the oldest and then Zane, Mary, Jack, Caleb, Lilly, Emma and Truman
Jeremy and Emma at the corn maze.
We went to the Zoo. They have a wonderful one. Here is Caleb and Boston.

At the zoo they have a place were you can go in and feed the birds. It was way cool. Emma wasn't afraid at all.
We had a wonderful time and cant wait until we can go back. Thanks to my sister for taking us all in.

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Silly Emma

We went to a corn maze this week (I'll post pictures later) and Jeremy was carrying Emma on his shoulders for most of the time. He said Emma why don't you carry me, I'm tired. She said in her cute little voice no and he asked why and she said. "Because you are to heavy like Jesus." Where did she come up with that? What would we do without the children who make us laugh.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008


Truman loves his toes. As soon as he gets in the bath tub he folds right in half. He is so fun.

Poor Traitor

We have one of the best dogs in town.

Halloween Gingerbread houses

My neighbor had the fun idea to do gingerbread houses. We had never done them but I think it is going to be a tradition. Jeremy was even able to make it.

The finished project.

Monday, October 6, 2008

Night out with friends.

Last week I had the joy of going out with friends from high school. We seem to get together at least some of us once a year. We went through all of high school together. It is so fun to see how everyone and there families have grown. I will have to say I have the most kids, but they are catching up.

Monday, September 22, 2008

Fun week of Animals

We had a fun week of going and seeing the animals. First of all we went with me neighbor Carly and her cute kids to Wheeler Farm. It was a beautiful day. The ducks were out of control and very friendly. They saw we had bread and came right up to us. One even started trying to eat my stroller. Not the brightest.

Here are the kids feeding the ducks.
Then on Thursday it was my neighbors little boys Birthday. Logan was turning two so we decided to go to the Zoo. The animals were out playing because it wasn't to hot. It was great.

This was the baby monkey. He was so cute. Just running all around and playing.

Here are some of the kids. Caleb, Landon, Rachel and Emma

Riding the train. Logan is the one in the hat. Thanks Maria for such a fun day at the zoo.

Monday, September 15, 2008

So I have been tagged thanks to Maria. 6 Random things about me.

1. I always have to check on my kids before I go to bed. Just enough to see if I can hear them still breathing. If something ever happened in the middle of the night then I know I did all I could do.

2. I iron almost everything. I got that from my sister. I iron shirts, pants, my kids clothes. I think the clothes look better. I know I am crazy. Sometimes it takes me a couple of hours if I put it off for a while. But on a side note, my sister does iron her pj's so I am not so crazy.

3. I love when Jeremy will cook. He makes killer Mexican food.

4. My mom and I have the same Birthday. It is the coolest thing ever. It is fun to share that with her.

5. I hate being late. I will wake up way early just to be on time. I set out clothes the night before along with getting the diaper bag ready. Especially to church now that they make us all sit up front. That is more then enough motivation for me.

6. My cell phone is my life. If I ever lost it I would be in big trouble. I wouldn't know anyone's numbers. I always have it on me.

The Rules:
1. Link the person who tagged you.2. Post the rules on your blog.3. Write 6 random things about yourself.4. Tag 6 people at the end of your post and link to them.5. Let the person know you tagged them on their blog.6. Let the tagger know when you've posted.

I tag Windy, Kellie, Kiora, and Carly


The life of a dog.

Saturday, September 13, 2008

Almost 4 months

Here are some updated pictures of our baby. Who is just getting more cute every day.
Truman just started eating rice cereal this week. He gets so excited when I put him in his high chair. He laughs and smile the whole time.

He takes after his daddy. BYU all the way.

He has also figured out where his toes are. They are the best toy ever. Between his fingers and toes he is entertained for hours.

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Happy Anniversary

Today Jeremy and I have been married for 6 years. It has been a wonderful 6 years. It goes by so fast. We have come a long way. He is truly my best friend and I can tell him anything. He is by my side through the good times and bad. We have 3 beautiful kids together. He is an amazing father. I cant wait to see what the next 50 years bring to us. I love you Jeremy and Happy Anniversary

Monday, August 25, 2008

Sleeping on the Tramp

Jeremy and the kids slept on the Tramp Friday night. They had a blast.

Handsome Boy

Sunday, August 17, 2008

Family Videos

We have a fun web page where you can check out family videos. Have fun watching.

Princess Emma

Emma turned 3 over the weekend. It just seems like yesterday she was my chunky little baby and now she is all grown up. She had so much fun and came home with a lot of princess toys. Every present she would open it and say "Oh I love it." She sure is a big part of the family and we don't know what we would do without her. She does something new everyday and constantly making us laugh. She is such a big girl now.

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Aunt Rel

I just want to take a minute to tell you about my sister Nurel. She is the greatest sister anyone could ask for. Sunday why we were at church for the blessing her and J'Anne came and got the food out and did the last little things to get ready for us to come home. She is the greatest Aunt to my kids. They just adore her. If you look at Caleb most of the clothes he wears she has bought. She keeps him in style. If Emma gets hurt and Nurel is around she wont come to me she goes to her first. I don't know what she is going to do when Truman gets old enough to want her as well. I don't worry about my kids if she is with me because I know she always has an eye on them. She always will listen if I am having a bad day. I am so glad that I have her. I don't know what I would do if she wasn't around. We love you Aunt Rel.

Monday, August 11, 2008

Truman Blessing

Truman's blessing was a wonderful day. He was such a good boy. I feel so blessed to have Jeremy be able to give him his blessing. He did a wonderful job.
He looked so cute in his outfit.
This is my mom and my sister Nurel. They helped so much.
This is Truman's Great Grandfather. He is an amazing man and we are privileged to have him with us.
UsJeremy's parents
My parents.