Friday, December 12, 2008


I have been having a hard time the last few days because another month has passed and still no bun in the oven.... That is the reason I didn't post any pictures of me in my last post at the festival, because I had been crying all day!! My eyes are already chinky enough and the crying just made them worse.. I had to go to the doctor on Wednesday to check a cyst on my ovary and I was complaining to Kacey about how I hate to go to the doctor all the time by myself. So I get to the doctor's office and I am walking in and who pulls in the driveway??.. Kacey!! I was SO happy to see him there and felt much better. He had taken an extra long lunch that day and stayed late at work so he could go. I honestly have the best husband in the world, No, the Universe!! Just when I am starting to feel all alone in my battle with infertility, he does something like that and gives me the strength to go on with it. I had honestly been considering giving up the infertility treatments all together because I was just so frustrated!! I love him so much and am so blessed to have him and Preston in my life!!!!

Girls' Night out/Festival of Trees!!!

I haven't been in the mood to post lately, so this is from last week. Last Friday my mom, my aunt, my sister and I went to Salt Lake for a girls night and stayed over and went to the festival of trees the next day. It was so much fun!! We ate at the Training Table (love their cheese fries :) ) and went to temple square and goofed around all night. We also went on a carriage ride around the city! Here are some pictures......

On the way down.....

At the Training Table....

My lovely mother and aunt at Temple Square

At Temple Square....

Our carriage and horse "Bart".....

This is at the festival. My brother Nick and his cute wife Cassie and their ADORABLE little girl came and met us there and hung out for a few hours

:) I had such a great time, but I really missed my men at home...

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Cinnamon Creek Concert!!!!!

Hey Everyone- My mom is in a singing group called the Cinnamon Creek Folk Singers and they are doing a FREE one hour CONCERT on this coming Sunday November 30th.. It will be at the tabernacle in Brigham City at 7 pm. The concert is to introduce their new CD "Simple Gifts" If anyone will be in town and wants to come see a fun group with amazing harmony, Please Do!!!! BTW Their website is Go Check it out!! Hope to see you all there!!!!

Friday, November 14, 2008

New 'Do

On Tuesday I chopped off my hair and went brown..... You like????

A few reasons why I LOVE hunting!!!!

Just so you are warned, this month there is going to be A LOT of posts about hunting!! Kacey has a cow elk tag and an archery deer tag he needs to fill and Preston and I will be tagging along as much as possible. Last Saturday we went down to the Wallsburg area to hunt some elk. We had such a good time and the weather was beautiful!! Here are some pictures of our day.....

The Company........ Kacey and I on one of the fourwheelers......

Preston exploring the wilderness

Preston with Grandpa B

Grandpa accidentally taught Preston how to make the fourwheeler go....

The Views....

There was fog in the valley that day, and it looked like the mountains were floating........

The Houses????
I LOVE LOVE LOVE this house!! It is tucked back away from civilization, has a wrap-around porch, a nice backyard, and even a lake!!! (Although I don't really like the color of it.....) But other than that, it is pretty darn close to my dream house!

Tuesday, November 4, 2008


Halloween this year was very fun!! We started out the day painting Preston's face for the first time and headed to Lee's Market for some trick-or-treating. Preston got the idea of grabbing the candy, but not so much the idea of saying Trick-or-treat. It was way funny. Then later after Kacey got home from work, we headed to Brigham to my Mom's Trunk or treat. All of the people kept commenting how cute he was. And then we went to my Dad's trunk or treat, and then we went bowling!! I know.... Who goes bowling on Halloween?? But we had alot of fun and Preston liked it for a little while.. And of course we went to see all of the grandparents and aunts and uncles. What a fun day!!!

My Little Clown

At the bowling alley.... Prestons makeup was all rubbed off by this point!!!

Super Saturday!!!

The saturday after Halloween was a full and fun one!! In the morning I went and made a clock!! I am so excited and I love it so much! ( Thank you to my wonderful sister Lindsey for playing with Preston so I could finish it!! You are a lifesaver!!)

Then, later that night I had a Stampin' Up! Party to go to, and so the boys went bird hunting. They got a quail!!! Woo-hoo!!

Saturday, October 25, 2008


Today my sister and I swung by the mall for a few things. I tried this lipstuff from Victoria's Secret, and I absolutely LOVE the color!! What do you think??

Hubby Tag!!!

1) Where did you meet? High school

2) How long did you date before you got married? about 3.5 years

3) How long have you been married? It will be 5 years next April. Crazy!

4. What is your favorite feature of his? I love his smile!!! He has two little wanna-be dimples when he smiles, and I love them.

5) What is your favorite quality of his? He loves to serve others. He would do anything for anyone if they asked

6) Does he have a nickname for you? Jamie, Dear, Sweetums

7) What is his favorite food? Mmm.... Basically anything with meat involved.

8) What is his favorite sport? Basketball!! He likes to play too. And he also likes to watch UFC fight night.

9) When and where was your first kiss? Um it was after school one day. He started to bring me home every day from school, and one day he asked if he could kiss me!! We kissed three times and he told me later that I had a hair on my lip. How embarassing!!

10) What is your favorite thing to do as a couple? Anything in the outdoors and as a family. We like to take Preston along as much as we can!!

11) Do you have any children? Preston, who is 2

12) Does he have a hidden talent? That's a tough one.....

13) How old is he? 25 in February

14) Who said "I love you" first? He did, sort of. He did this hand squeeze thing, where he squeezed my hand three times. I had never heard of it, but he said it means I love you......

15) What is his favorite type of music? Country and rap

16) What do you admire most about him? He is very generous and not judgemental

17) Do you think he will read this? I doubt it!! Not unless I show it to him.

I tag Lindsey, Rylee, Linsay, and Jessie and anyone else who would like to post this!!


Last night I had so much fun watching my niece Brinley!! Isn't she a doll?? Preston adores her and is always trying to hug and kiss her when they play.. Here are a couple pictures from our day......

P.S. I am sure none of you are aware of this, but Preston is a spaz!!! He never wants to make a normal face when I take his picture.

Wednesday, October 22, 2008


Some of you know Daryl and Ashley Larsen. For those of you who don't, they are a young couple here in Perry, who are distantly related to us, who just lost their baby to a rare lung disorder. Their loss is truly a tragedy. They are now experiencing the beginnings of what will be a land slide of medical bills. In an effort to aide them, there will be a one day fundraiser at the Maddox Steak House. On November 5, you can call Maddox at 723-2916 and order the Turkey Steak dinner. You can choose the 2 or 4 family meal at the regular price. All proceeds will then be donated to the Larsen family. You do need to remember to mention the Larsen family name when ordering. You can then pick up your meal at the take out window in the back of Maddox. It will be for lunch and dinner. Please spread the word. Feel free to copy and paste this post on your blog.

Tuesday, October 14, 2008


I realize there haven't been any posts from me in the past week, but that is because nothing interesting has happened. We have just been doing the usual day in, day out stuff. Although I started reading the first Twilight book(I know, I know, I am behind) and I can definitely see why everyone is smitten by them. It is hard to explain the feeling you get when you read it.... I haven't found a book I like this much in quite a while. Don't get me wrong, I love to read, but I just get bored too easily. Preston is growing up before my eyes. He is too smart for his own good!! He is putting sentences together and remembers things that I don't even remember. It is fun and frightening all at the same time because I know it will be over in an instant and he will be all grown up and out of the house before I can blink. Sucks!! As far as Kacey goes, he has just been working and working. He is getting excited for the deer hunt this weekend though. Me, I have just been cleaning and cooking and all the mommy stuff. I can now understand why when I was growing up my mom used to say "I am so tired of cleaning up your stuff!!!" Got it, mom... Thanks for all those years of cleaning up after me. Too many years. Anyway, that is all for now!!!

Monday, October 6, 2008


Hey Everyone,

I just got this website off of my friend Rylee's blog, and you MUST check it out.. They are giving away free handbags every hour on October 15th for their launch... Go see them!! yOu will want to enter. The website is

Friday, October 3, 2008

Kids say the darndest things....

Preston and I had an odd conversation today..........

P: Daddy sleeping.

Me: No, daddy is gone. Where does he go every day?

P: Potty.

I LAUGHED for atleast TEN MINUTES!! He is so funny....

Sunday, September 28, 2008

Relief Society Conference

Yesterday I had the pleasure of going to the Women's Conference at the conference center in Salt Lake City with my mom and little sister... and we had a blast!!! We decided to ride the frontrunner to Salt Lake and ride the Trax around town so we didn't have to deal with traffic. We went early and had lunch before and walked around temple square a bit.. We only wish we had more time to shop or something like that. Anyway, here are some pictures from our excursion....

On the frontrunner on our way to Salt Lake

My lovely mother....

All of us at the conference....

I am so happy that my mom invited us to go and was able to get tickets... We don't get to spend much mother-daughters bonding time anymore so it was nice to get away with just the girls for a day...

Monday, September 22, 2008

Lagoon Day!!

Well we had the pleasure of going to Lagoon on Saturday, and we had a blast!! My dad gave me his tickets from work(Thank YOU DAD!!! We Love YOu!!!) and it was kirby's works lagoon day as well. My little sister and her hubby Casey came along, so that made it even better. Preston got to go on quite a few rides and for the most part, loved it. It started raining in the latter part of the day, but we didn't mind. Here are a couple pictures from our day..... On the skyscraper......
On the train

Other than that fun day, not alot has been going on. Last Saturday was an exciting day, though. My mom went through the temple for the first time. To be honest, I never thought I would see that day, but it actually happened!! It was so nice to go with her and see her happy face. I am so proud of her and the things she has accomplished. I love you mommy!!! Well, I think that is all for now.

Sunday, September 7, 2008

Peach Days.....

Well peach days this year was a success!!! We had a good time at the parade, and Preston enjoyed it except for the loud noises. I had a whole bunch of family with me, which I LOVED.... It is funny because I feel like everything changes once you have kids. We loved peach days, but we were done by about 8.... Sad huh. It was just so exhausting and we didn't bring our stroller (long story, I will have to tell it to you another day) and so we had to have my bro-in-law Kirb bring it from our house so we could go the rest of the day.It was really awesome that we got to see every person of my family at sometime throughout the day, and that rarely happens. SO that was nice. I am a little upset with myself though because I forgot to take ANY pictures of the whole thing......

Saturday, August 23, 2008


Oh where to begin....... I hate that most of the three blogs I have posted have been negative, but I am having some difficulties right now! So we currently only have one boy, Preston, who is two and the absolute JOY of my life!! I don't know what we did before we had him. However, we have been trying to get pregnant since LAST FREAKING JULY!!! I have infertility/am infertile (however you say it). There. I said it. And needless to say it hasn't been working. So we have been and are currently doing infertility treatments, which is fantastic except for the cost. Our insurance really doesn't cover anything so it is all out of pocket and every extra penny we have that we aren't using for bills is going to the infertility fund. So I am majorly STRESSED!! And on another note, I have been working at Shopko for the last 14 months. I know, i know, Sad, Right?? Well the reason I have is because of this: Kacey works at Tramcor as a diesel mechanic. Great job, not so great hours. During the school year he rotates morning and swing shifts- either 6 am to 3 pm, or 10 am to 7 pm.... So I would really rather not work, but I feel that I am perfectly able being that I have no newborn and no baby in my belly.... now are you beginning to see the problem I am running in to?? Yea. I would either have to put preston in daycare,( which I refuse to do) or only work every other week. And shopko was the ONLY PLACE ON THE PLANET that would hire me for every other week only. So I am running into this problem of I feel like we have no money, and I basically have no way of getting a real job. I don't know. Oh! But I did just get my CNA certification renewed so I might be able to find something that would work there........ Needless to say I have alot on my mind so you might be hearing from me more often in the future..... But ta ta for now.........

Saturday, August 16, 2008


Ok. So I am extremely frustrated with something.... Healthcare!! Here is the story...... I recently was able to retest and renew my CNA license and I would like to get a job at a hospital. However, EVERY hospital wants you to have one year of experience in said department, like for me Labor and Delivery. So here is my question/frustration: How am I supposed to get any experience if you have to have experience to begin with??? I have a year of experience at a long-term care facility, isn't that good enough?? SO if anyone has any suggestions of how I could get experience or other grains of wisdom, do share. Thanks!!

Monday, July 14, 2008

Accident Prone!

I just wanted to say what a great family I have!! I have the most amazing husband in the world who would do anything for anyone, and especially for me. I have a little boy who is such a joy to me and I wouldn't trade it for anything!! I am insanely Happy and am excited and scared to see what the future will bring. On another note, I have a horribly accident prone child. He has hit his head numerous times, but he finally ended up having to get stitches the other day. 3 of them!! It was not a pretty sight, but I am proud of him anyway.

Friday, May 30, 2008

Here goes nothing......

Hello everyone.....
I have decided to jump on the blog wagon..Hee Hee.... So this is my first official blog! I don't have a lot of time today, but Kacey and I are doing well!! We live in Harrisville and Kacey is still working at Tramcor as a diesel mechanic(and has been for the past four years)... Preston will be two next month... It is unreal. I will keep you posted!!