Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Happy 3rd Birthday Hudson Ty!

 Phew! This 3rd Birthday was a rough one! This poor kid was So sick the week of his birthday. 104 degree fevers for 5 days, wouldn't eat or drink for 4 days, double ear infections, tonsillitis, and lots of sleepless nights! Luckily the next week each day he got a little better, and a little better. We had a Monster Inc Party. He wasn't sure about all of the attention and got embarrassed when we all sang Happy Birthday to him, but he loved all his nice gifts, and the yummy treats.
 Hudson has a mind of his own. He gets mad when clothes are too big, or fit him wrong, and if they are the wrong color for that day. He wants to sit in a certain chair, use a certain spoon and bowl. His shoes have to be tied a certain way, and things lined up how he wants. It's different for me, because Karson was never this way, which just proves all of our kids are very different! :)
 He is also very sweet and loves to sing and cuddle his mom. He tells me " I love you baby" probably every day, and my life would just not be complete without him.

 Happy Birthday babe!

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

The life of a mom....

Yesterday started out crazy to begin with, Karson woke up at 5 am because his leg was hurting him. I went and laid down by him and rubbed his leg and sang songs to him. Hudson woke up at 6, went and laid by him to get him back to sleep and Karson was back up at 7. 

I went to switch the laundry and realized the laundry room stunk like gasoline, I had a long skirt on the night before and I got gas, the gas from the ground got onto my dress. I forgot to wash it that night. Awesome. I had a whole batch of clothes in the washer and they all smelled like gasoline.  I washed them, then washed them again. 

I got the kids situated watching cartoons and playing trains, as soon as I say I am going to hop in the shower, all hell breaks loose. Mom, I need this, mom Hudson took this, mom Karson did this, pounding on the bathroom door. Ah, so relaxing. 

Go to work, pick them up. Both are whiny and tired from lack of sleep the night before. I was making two batches of oreo truffles, and two batches of sugar cookie bars for a wedding. I was paid, which was great, but I don't think enough. It took me 5 hours to get all of this done, with whiny, crying, fighting children. And my kitchen is of course a mess so now I am going to have to go home, sweep, mom, wipe everything down which will take another hour I am sure. 

Yes Tyler got home around 6:00, and tried to help, but do you think they want Dad to bathe them? Nope, mom. Can Dad put them to bed? Nope. Mom.  So then it just stresses Tyler out, because he knows I am stressed and it is a vicious cycle. Hudson decided not to go to bed until 11:30 last night, and I may or may not have had a mini break down.

I finally came into the bedroom, literally pulled the covers over my head, and told Tyler, I can't do this anymore tonight. I don't care if screams or cries, you need to lay by him. Luckily Tyler was able to get him to sleep, so around midnight with an aching back and very sore feet I finally fell asleep. 

I love my kids so much, and they make me so happy, but days like yesterday it is so damn hard sometimes being a MOM! Tyler has meetings until 8 pm tonight, so I guess today after work, we will go to the library, get frozen yogurt and go home and crash, and hopefully have  a good night! 

Thursday, January 2, 2014

2014 goals

 So I never really set "resolutions" if you will, but I do have a lot of goals I want to accomplish. One of them is blogging more, blogging isn't as big as it used to be, but it's still nice to have an online journal of life. I like looking back at the past years and remembering things that we did, and I posted it on here. So here we go.
1. Be a better blogger
2.Lose 20 pounds
3. Be better about family home evening
4. Organize the office/den
5. Try and savor all the little moments
6. Cook more and try new things
7. Have more patience
8. Give more service
9. Be a better wife
10. Remember to tell my kids how much I love them every day and make sure they know it.


Tuesday, December 31, 2013

2013..what a year!

 Phew! 2013 just flew right by, and it was a wonderful year, with a few bumps in the road, but mostly it was so great! Karson won Rookie 5 Home Run Derby champ through Riverton baseball, he also had to deal with having pneumonia in May, Strep throat in September, and Croup in October! He is so tough and we never know when he is really sick or in pain, but we made it through! He also survived his Kindergarten shots in June!
 Mr. Hudson turned 2 in April and we had a Choo Choo party, it was so much fun!
 Miss Kaili Dee turned 9 and since her Birthday is on St.Patricks Day anyway we had an "Over the Rainbow" party, she also got a Kindle Fire for her birthday and has loved it ever since! She even let's little brothers play it sometimes!
 Easter was lots of fun this year, each child got to dye a dozen of  their own Easter eggs!
 Ty and I ran in the Running with Angels 5K in honor of Easton, it was a great experience, even though it POURED rain on us, and my ipod touch stopped working that day..and I can't get it to work ever since. Tyler got pretty sick after the race, he pushed himself really hard and beat me by about 11 minutes. I wasn't really prepared to run the whole thing, so my sweet Anjeanette stayed with me the whole time.
 We went to Heber to go on Thomas the Train and play with my cousin and her family! Other than Karson getting way sick that trip, we had a lot of fun! The hotel we stayed at was horrible, so I worked my magic and got us a huge discount at the end!
 Love my mom. My mom helped me out so much in 2013 and I am so grateful for her!
 The kids had a blast in the summer heat this year, playing outside and getting wet in the water!
 Karson Maddux turned 5 and got to have a Star Wars party, we had a friend party and that was an experience, but the kids had a ton of fun!
 Father's Day, the kids love their Dad so much!
 Gma and Papa's annual summer family reunion, was again a huge success, they rented an inflatable water bounce house with a slide, and the kids and adults LOVED it. It was so hot that week, and then the weekend of the party it was lightening and raining, but luckily it warmed up by afternoon on Saturday!
 Sweet Easton would have been 6 this year. I miss the chance of not knowing him in this life, and wondering what his personality would have been like, I pretend he would have been a mix of Kars and Huds and the peacemaker of the 3.
 Hudson had lots of fun at 7 peaks this year, going down the kiddie slides.
 Aunt Megan came home from her mission, July 30 and boy were these kids excited! They sure do love her!
 My Baby sis had a baby girl, Mazilyn Blair and boy is she adorable!
 We went to Lagoon with the McD family in August, and it was lots of fun! Hot, but fun! We rode the train about 10 times I think!
 We played Herriman Fall ball, although it was at the end of August and September so not really fall ball, all those games were pretty HOT, I think we only had one rain out! Karson loved it!
 We went to Park City in August with my McD family as well, and had a blast, anywhere where Hudson can putt is a good day!
 Soccer, and soccer and lots of Soccer! Ty coached two seasons of soccer, all undefeated!
 We took many trips to the aquarium and library! The boys are super excited for the new aquarium to be finished!
 Halloween was the best this year! Hudson LOVED everything about it, from Charlie Brown's Halloween show, to saying SPOOOKY, about everything and wearing his batman costume, it made this year lots of fun. Kaili wore the Indian costumer to our annual Halloween party that my mom made for me when I was in 4th grade, so that was fun!

 Karson was a power ranger and he had a lot of fun at the school parade and class party! He is growing up too fast!

 Our big event of 2013 was that we built a brand new house in Herriman! Boy are we glad that it's DONE! Although it was a rough journey we are so THANKFUL and feel so blessed with our end result. The kids love it, we love it, and we are excited to grow in this house and start a new chapter in our lives. A big thanks to my parents who let us live in their home all of last year and save money so we could even be at a place where we could get into a home.
 Tyler's sister Chalese got married, it was a cold, cold day, but she looked beautiful and she and Tate are very happy and we are happy for them!
 Hudson was obsessed with Santa last year and when he saw this Santa, he was so cute! The magic of Christmas in a child's eyes....there isn't really much else that I can compare it to. I was so excited for Christmas morning this year, and then when Hudson listens to Christmas music and hears the word Jesus, and announces it to me JESUS! Guess I snuck in the true meaning of Christmas somewhere in his brain!
 Karson at my mom's Christmas Party the 23rd, such a fun night, with some of the people I love most in this world.
 And last but not least, this guy! I am so thankful for Tyler and his hard work and efforts in helping our family to succeed. Lots of long days,nights and hours were put into his job this year, and I know that ultimately he does that for me and the kids. Tyler is honest, loyal, loving and I am so lucky to have found him once again.I can't imagine my life without him.  I am looking forward to 2014, and there is nothing I love more in this world then my sweet little family! God Bless you all ! Happy New Year's Eve!

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Welcoming October....

 There it is folks, the start of this new chapter in our lives. A house. Building a house is quite stressful. The kids are so excited and Tyler and I are as well. I can't wait to have my own space, and be able to throw my own parties whenever I want! :) We plan to put a putting green in this Spring, and little by little we will make this house our home.
 There has been a lot of stress lately, sickness, long working hours for both Ty and I, making decisions, dealing with some sorrow. But also life has been good. It is so fun watching Hudson learn and grow and want to be just like big brother. Karson is loving soccer this year and doing really well in school, especially with math. Kaili is loving the 4th grade and doing gymnastics and a singing program.
 The boys excited in their Halloween costumes!

 I love these two so much, although there is never a dull moment in our house, I am incredibly lucky to be their mama! Fall is my favorite time of year, warm soups, pumpkin desserts, cinnamon, fall leaves, crisp air, jackets and boots! Here is to a great month!