Tuesday, March 15, 2011

love love love this weather

Life is good. We are loving this St. George spring weather. We put in our garden a few weeks ago. It is like being pregnant...(which I am not) it takes forever and the waiting is killing me. My sweet dad came down and tilled and Mark helped plant the garden. It is beautiful. Now I just hope I don't kill it along with the grubs and the birds. The birds liked my beans. grrrrrrr!!! I think I have to replant them.

The girls love this weather too. While I was gardening they made a lake of mud and wallowed in it like piggies. I had to spray them down and make them strip down before entering the house. LOL! They were a sight.

My awesome Mom came and help us get started on our painting project. We painted the kitchen, living room and hallway. It looks so great. This old house is getting a facelift (thank goodness)

Well Sydney had a birthday, and she didn't get the amazing party she wanted because we were all sick for a bit. But she did get an awesome Rapunzel cake. I will post pics next time. Taking them is easy...getting Mark to download the pictures off his camera....not so easy. :)

Miss you all in PA. Hope all is well.

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Hey all,

We are doing well. Sorry I haven't posted for so long. Life is just busy. Mark loves his new job, I love being at home with the girls, Sydney LOVES her new school and teacher, Rowyn doesn't love potty training... and we all love the weather. So needless to say we love St. George. The girls are growing so much. We have a house...we are painting and patching and fixing and building. But soon it will be a wonderful place.

Sydney had her 6th birthday. I can't say how amazing she has been. I am forever grateful to the Lord for bringing this wonderful spirit into my life. She brings joy beyond description. She has this lovely smile that just lights up the room. She grasps the spirit and the theory of reverence for our Savior that just warms my heart. I love this sweet girl so much, and now she is 6 oh let these young years last as long as possible. I pondered the other day what I was doing at this moment exactly 6 years ago. I had no idea what lay ahead. I had no idea how amazing she would be ( i had hoped but never knew how great it could be). My favorite thing about Sydney is that she is a wonderful little missionary. She touches people with her testimony. What a future lies ahead for us. :) I am truly blessed.

Monday, November 22, 2010

I didn't get to show pictures from Halloween Sydney my little Bat Girl and Rowyn my little Dora. What a fun night! And these pictures are a few of my favorite that Cathy ( a dear friend of mine in PA took right before we left PA.) They are so special. So much to be thankful for right now. These girls keep my perspective in line. I may be anxious to be without a home...but as long as I am with my family....I am home. (Thank you Josh and Jalee for making sure we have a roof over our heads until we get our home) :)

Monday, November 8, 2010

New Life

It has been a crazy couple of months. We have been extremely blessed above all to know that we are where we are supposed to be. We are days away from buying our home. We were supposed to have it last week....but you know how crazy things are when you are buying a home. We are really anxious to get in...clean it....and get settled. We are buying a home in an amazing neighborhood, but it has been vacant for about a year. Everyone in our ward is super nice and helpful. I think they are just really happy that someone is moving in and fixing up this house. Our Mayor lives right around the corner and informed us that if we need anything that we can just come over and rummage through his garage. I love our neighbors already. I have never had such nice neighbors. They even have the awesome neighborhood parties that have seemed to be exstinct in most parts of the country. So we were watching on craigslist for appliances because this house doesn't have ANY. So we found a woman in cedar city who was remodeling her whole home. We went and got .... A fridge, Stove, dishwasher, microwave, couch, loveseat, coffee table, 2 side tables, and matching lamps.....for.....wait for it. $1000. We were thinking we would spend that on just the fridge alone. YAY!!!! Now just give me a house. :)

Halloween was awesome. The girls were Batgirl and Dora (thanks to Shandra) I was the Rosy Riveter from the womans liberation know the one with her arm in a muscle man pose. Mark was a professor. He is so excited to be one already. :) I am loving being home again. I do miss PA though. I miss you all so much.

Sunday, August 8, 2010

New Job/Moving

Hey Everyone.....

Mark got a job teaching at Dixie College/University...???... He is teaching/Marketing/Recruiting. I think this is his dream job. So So So So excited. We are hopping in our car, and moving van, and we should be there a week from today. We ask all of you to keep us in your prayers as we cross this great country. Hopefully the girls will travel well. We have loved PA. I will greatly miss the wonderful friends and family in this part of the country. The ward here is absolutely amazing. I don't know that I will ever be a part of a ward that is this much a family. Thank you all for being my family & dearest of friends. I hate that I will miss so many sweet babies...blessings...baptisms...singing times....mission calls...visiting...parties...and just everything. I will miss all of my sweet primary kids. I love them so so much. :'(. But I am so anxious and happy to get to St. George and see what we can be there.

Thank Pennsylvania...for giving me the best 8 years of our lives. I am having a much harder time leaving than I thought I would.

I love you guys. Thanks to everyone who has watched my kiddos and come and painted and come and made us waffles. You are such wonderful people. I wish you all the very best.

Thursday, July 15, 2010

nope nope nope

Well, to all of you who know us well enough to know what is going on...Mark didn't get the job he was interviewing for in St. George. My heart hurts over it but all will work out. We are still moving forward and feel that the Lord is directing us in the way we need to go. I love all of our good friends who have been fasting and praying for us.

Love ya.

Monday, July 12, 2010


Waiting, Waiting, Waiting........I am not good at waiting. I think I have eaten 6 bowls of Ice cream...with super yummy homemade hot fudge sauce, I never realized that I am def. an nervous eater. Caught up with some great old friends of ours. It is crazy how our lives intertwine and others really shape our lives in so many ways. Great memories...and great stories to tell our kids. Everyone keep Mark in your prayers as we are waiting to hear back on an awesome job opp.

The kids are great. Sydney is learning to read, and Rowyn is talking more and more everyday. This past week as we were passing a bunch of scroungy road workers she yelled at the top of her lungs, " Hey strangers, We are going to geegys to play in the water." She was so proud of herself. Cute stuff. I love this age.

Everyone have a great week and much love goes out to our friend Jasen....who is finally getting MARRIED!!!! YAY!!!!