Thursday, June 21, 2012

Well, it has been a long time! We have been busy! We are settled in Maryland. Well, almost settled. We are enjoying summer and all the fun things to do in the area. I am not even going to try to back track, exempt for one thing. In March Jane Elizabeth Mansfield was born. She was born three days early on the 21st and she weighed 10 lbs! ( I'm glad she wasn't late!) she is such a good baby! Everyone adores her. She has blue eyes and was born with a full head of dark hair. Today she is three months old. And once I figure out how to add a photo, I will. I haven't blogged on my iPad before and for some reason it isn't letting me add a photo. But she is a doll. It has been a busy year. We had a deployment, a baby, a move, and we are getting ready to start medical school. That sentence just makes me tired! But we are enjoying life, and the busyness that comes with raising 4 kiddos! I'm going to try and keep updating, but I better figure out how to post pictures of all the fun we are having!

Monday, July 18, 2011


Well, I haven't had much time to blog lately. It has been a busy summer! We have been having fun though. I want to end my blog soon, and print it out into a book, so I'm going to try and catch up and then finish later this year.
In May Jonathan graduated from preschool, and Jacob graduated from Joyschool! I don't have any good pictures from Jacob's graduation, he doesn't like to stand still!!
Here's Jacob, Dad, and Katelyn waiting for Jonathan to come in!!

And here's a great picture of Jonathan during graduation! He was so excited. He went to a Baptist preschool, so it was funny to see him sing all the songs like "this little light of mine". He is officially a kindergartner now. Where has the time gone?

At the end of May, Katelyn and I flew to Texas together(A nice mini-vacation!) We went for my parent's 50th wedding anniversary party. We had so much fun! It was a weekend packed full of fun with my family. And we threw my parents a huge party that had a great turn out! I didn't take very many pictures that weekend, I was too busy having fun!! Here is one of a mariachi band playing a song for my parents at a restaurant downtown on the riverwalk! We also took family pictures that weekend, so I will post some of those too!!

Wednesday, May 11, 2011


I have a problem. I keep going to the library, and/or Barnes and Noble. I need to stop. All of the sudden I am on a reading kick. I have like 5 books piled on my nightstand. My TBR stack.(To be read). All of the sudden I have come across several books to read and people have recommended books to me, and now I just want to sit and read all day. I don't want to clean my house, I just want to read! haha! In fact I'm trying to hurry and finish the book I'm on, so I can start the next one. I told you its a problem. Not that I don't want to read the one I'm on, I am just excited for the next one. So I had to make myself put my book down to clean up and start dinner. We are having the elders over for dinner, so I need to clean up and get ready for that, and I suppose I should try and go exercise too. So I will have to put my book on hold for now. I'm going to try and jog while my kids are riding their bikes along with me. Wish me luck.

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Mother's Day

I had a nice relaxing Mother's Day! The boys helped Joe make me breakfast and then we all went to church. I love being a mother! It is the best job in the world! I can't imagine not being a mother!
Especially to these two silly boys!

And this adorable little gal!

I am truly grateful to be a mother. It is so hard sometimes. Well, a lot of the time. But it is so rewarding. I know that God has sent me these children and I couldn't have asked for better ones! They are amazing. They are so smart! My only complaint is that they are just growing too darn fast! Time is just flying by. Jonathan is registered for kindergarten. Jacob is learning to read, and Katelyn is already pulling herself up to stand! Where did the time go! I love them so much! I am really enjoying Motherhood!

Happy Anniversary!!

Today my awesome husband and I are celebrating 7 years of marital bliss!
I am so blessed to have a wonderful husband! We went out to celebrate our anniversary on Friday. We went out to one of our favorite restaurants, TGI Fridays, and went to the temple! It was awesome! I love being his wife. He is my best friend, and I am so lucky that I get to be his wife forever! I feel like a princess living happily ever after!

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Shelf Reliance Giveaway

Enter to win some shelf reliance shelves on one of my favorite food storage blogs!


We have been busy around here. Never a dull moment.
My awesome husband was promoted to captain! I'm so proud of him. He is such a hard worker. I made him wait to take his boots off the other day so I could get a picture of him in his uniform. As you can see, he was excited. haha!

Katelyn is a busy girl. She is 8 months old, and getting around so fast! I need to get a baby gate. I didn't have stairs when the boys were little, so I didn't have to worry about putting up a baby gate! I also have to sweep more often! But I probably should be doing that anyway!!

Jacob is working on learning to read, and he is registered for preschool for next year. He is excited! He is a busy little man and I think he will love the structure that it brings!

Jonathan is registered for Kindergarten! I can't believe it. I guess he's not a baby anymore. Kids just grow too fast! He is excited to start "real" school.

As for me, I am working around the house.(only 4 bags to go!) I am busy keeping up with everyone.