Sunday, December 11, 2011


We had a wonderful thanksgiving with lots of good food and lots of family!!! Keema and I had a stressful day but everyone else had a lot of fun!!! Us girls spent all of the day under a blanket!!! :) We didn't make it into my grandmas which was really depressing for me but maybe one of these years we can start rotating like everyone else does:) And one other disappoinment was not going shopping the day after thanksgiving. I feel very left out of everything this year but Keema is pretty worth it I think!!!

Keema's blessing!

I am finally getting around to updating this blog. We blessed Keema last sunday. It went pretty good. She didn't scream during the blessing but she had a hard time the rest of the day... I think there was just too much going on. Collin gave her a wonderful blessing!!! Her dress fit her perfectly and the hair piece that Korbi made for her was perfect!!! It even started snowing during church!!! Everything was just perfect!!! We had a dinner at our house afterwards and I don't think we could have fit any more in it!!! There was 17 kids here just to give you a hint of how loud it was!!!

This is everyone who came to the blessing:

Leonard and Debra Beck
Ryan and McKinzie Pearson and girls
Shannon and Heidi Widmier and family
Reese and Paige and girls
Paiges mom and dad
Brent and Raegan Black and family
Stephen and Korbi Ashton and Family
Bruce, Dawn and Justin
Bob and Diane Widmier
Twylla Hunt
Clay and Shannon Stephens and family
Wendell and Shantala and family

Everyone stayed except Leonard, Debra, Ryan, McKinzie, Grandma Mimi, Shannon, Heidi, Jordy, Stephen and Korbi!!!

so over all it was a perfect day with tons of family and friends!!!

Thursday, November 3, 2011


Well I am finally getting a few minutes to catch everyone up on the last 2 weeks... Keema Anne was born on Oct. 22,2011 at 3:32 A.M. She weighed 8 lbs 4 oz and was 21 inches long. My biggest baby ever!!!! She has lots of black hair and has a darker complexion. She looks just like her dad which is kind of scary:) Anyway she had a hard time with her blood sugar at first but was doing good by the next day so we were able to keep her in my room and go home later that day. She has been a really good baby so far and the boys just love her... Collin and I have to fight to hold her well really only Collin has to fight, I get her whenever she cries. :0

Now on to Halloween..... Bridger was Edward from twilight, Branson was scream, Broxton was spiderman and our dear little Keema was the good witch. I made it to Branson's party and Broxton's party but Bridger didn't have a dress up party so I didn't go to his. We made it to the church trunk or treat and to grandma mimi's before Branson started with his fever. He ended up having croup so we have to keep him away from Keema and Broxton. I do believe he got sick last year too.

It feels so good to be able to leave the house and be able to be with my kids and be there for them but I definitely did too much too soon and it is taking me a lot longer to recover from this pregnancy and everyone seems to be commenting on this. So this is my defense I gained twice as much weight this time, I had a bigger baby, I had more stitches and I have more kids to take care of and more people depending on me to go back to what I was doing before.... So one day maybe in like two years I will totally recover from this whole ordeal and be back to my normal self!!!!

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

37 weeks

Well now I am officially scared.... I have made it to 37 weeks and I have no idea what to do or what to expect from here on out... Everyday I wonder is today the day or how much longer am I going to go???? Do I need to get more motivated in getting Halloween outfits ready or do I wait???? I hate this to be honest :( I wish I knew what I needed to get done and what I can wait on.... I wish she would make it in time for Halloween but I am really not thinking she will so what do I do with all the cute stuff we got for her??? AAHHHHHAAAAHHHAAAHHH I took myself off of bed rest so I have been doing a lot more but nothing I mean nothing is happening... The day I took myself off the medicine is the day the contractions stopped:( Last week the doctor told I was dilated to a 3 but I think he just told me that cause I looked like crap and needed some good info!!! I try everyday to do something to put me into labor but nothing works:( Collin keeps telling me that a few more weeks won't hurt but he is not the one with swollen feet that hurt when I stand too long or hands that feel like I am getting arthritis in them. My back hurts and my hips hurt and I can't sleep at night cause I have to get up and pee every hour or every half hour. I have a head in my hip and a foot in my ribs and oh my where do I stop:( I know I am very lucky in a way that I have never had to deal with this last month of pregnancy stuff but at least you knew you had to deal with it and was never put on bed rest for 6 weeks of your life and miss out on everything your other kids were doing. And then to top it all off I end up still pregnant???? With of due date of when??? Who knows??? All of my plans have been moved and moved again... My poor kids don't know when they will ever have their mom back... Tonight Bridger is getting his arrow of light which is sooooo exciting cause I have to admit I was a little worried and so I am going of course and everyone will be asking how I am doing and wondering why in the world did I have to go down in the first place and why did I make them help me for so long if I was just going to get up and still not have a baby... This is so hard to not feel like I used all these people for so long to just be lazy and not have to do housework or cook meals or take Broxton to preschool or Branson to flag football or Bridger to scouts and chess club and hunters ed.... Wow this feels so good to get all this out!!!!! I just feel like screaming aaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhh!!!!!!
Hopefully my next post will be a more positive one!!!! One thing that is positive we have Bridger's room done!!!! The guys are laying carpet right now!!!! He will be so happy to finally have his own space!!!! I even got to paint one thing of trim so I can say I helped!!!!

Saturday, October 8, 2011

This weeks projects!!

Well for the past couple of weeks we have been working on getting bridger's room downstairs all ready for him to move into. I was really hoping to have it ready by his birthday but we are not going to make it cause the carpet guys can not lay the carpet until the next week. Darn it!!! Anyway Bridger has done a very nice job texturing and painting. He is very excited to have his own room!!! I hope he actually sleeps down there!!! We have also been working on getting the nursey ready. And when I say we I don't really mean me cause I am still on bedrest. This will be my 6th week in bed and I am about ready to go insane. I keep getting up and doing stuff and then end up paying for it later in the day. My back and hips hurt sooooo bad. I will be really glad to get all this over with but I also can't wait to see this baby!!!! I hope she is healthy and can come home with us!!!!

Saturday, September 3, 2011


Well once again here I am in bed... This time I am going to write down exactly when everything went down hill so I can remember... You would think by the fourth time we would have this figured out but oh well.. It all started wednesday night. I came home from helping mom at the preschool and the contractions just all of sudden started one right after another. So for an hour I kind of ignored them cause I have had contractions for months so it was nothing new. By the time I started counting them and timing them I was having them every ten minutes and some were worse then others. I decided I had better tell Collin what was going on so I texted him about 6 to see when he would be home. He came in about ten minutes later and asked what was going on cause I had kicked the boys out of the house:) They needed to be outside anyway! I said well I am having contractions so of course he yelled at me for being at the school when really I was doing nothing I wasn't suppose to be doing. Well I had already decided I was not going to the hospital that night unless they got stronger and closer together so I just kept telling him I was fine and that I would tell him when we needed to go. He was really good and got our bag all packed just in case. Well through out the night they did slow down and I was able to sleep. The next day my mom took Broxton and I just stayed down but they started up again so I called the doctor and he told me to come in and just get checked to see what was happening. So Collin came home and we went to twin to the doctor. Everything checked out fine and the doctor was thinking I was just over reacting until the test came back and then he decided that I was more high risk than he orginally thought. I was like duh all my kids have come early what are you talking about???? Anyway then I didn't feel so dumb for going in. He gave me the option of staying in the hospital or coming home and I decided to come home and try the medication first cause I hate the hospital. So here I am at home in bed with medication to stop the contractions. So far everything is doing good and I am bored out of my mind. I hate that I can't take care of my kids or my house but I will do anything to be able to bring this baby home healthy. So I think it is safe to say that at 30 weeks I am not normal anymore and I have to be in bed. Not that I plan on having anymore kids but just to let myself know and to remember for when everyone asks me!!! I am really hoping to make it 6 weeks but I think I am really going to have to cross my legs to get to 4 four weeks:(

Sunday, August 28, 2011

School 2011-2012

Well the dreaded day has finally come... School starts tomorrow. Bridger will be starting 5th grade and Branson will be starting 2nd grade. This will be the first year that Branson will be in school that I am not there with him... For some reason I feel very protective of him and am having a very hard time this year not being able to be with him this year. I think I am having a harder time than the boys are but I am sure they will be fine and Broxton and I will be here waiting for them when they get off the bus :) Collin gave them both a fathers blessing and it was so cute Broxton had to have one too because he is starting preschool. He is so excited and I think it will be a long week cause he doesn't start until next week. I love it when they are excited about school!!! It makes it so much more easier to send them off:)

On a different note I am still doing well and the doctor does not feel like bedrest is necessary. He said to just hold my breathe for 6 more weeks... so I am just acting like a normal prego woman and going about my business... I am glad to be able to get everything done. I am truly hoping that Collin will get Bridger's room finished so I can get everyone moved into the right rooms and have a place for this poor little girls clothes. I just want to have everything ready so I am glad I am not on bedrest but if I go longer than 36 weeks then I might go crazy:) Not that it wouldn't be nice to have a big healthy baby but I am not prepared for this and all her clothes will be tooo small:( So here we are once again at a very confusing situation....

Monday, August 15, 2011

Journal 8/15/2011

Ok this is going to turn into my journal for awhile. Who ever said being pregnant was fun??? I totally disagree... I so miss just being able to go do whatever I want. I know that I am not a normal pregnant person because if I want a healthy baby I have to be very careful but really....Pregnancy is soooo uncomfortable and your clothes are always tooo small even though they fit just a few days before:) I hate not being able to sleep and having heartburn is just killing me. I really don't have any idea how I am going to make it 9 more weeks and that is pushing it.. I am sooo bored and I hate sitting around being so lazy but I don't feel like doing anything else either. Yes I know go ahead and say it I am just whinning and yes I need a violin and cheese to go with it!!! I just needed to get it all out and hopefully I can move past this depression because really I am sooo excited for this little girl to join our family:) Its going to be really different having a girl in the house but I am obsessing already with all the cute bows and girls stuff!!! I am loving the change!!!! So yes I am excited but no I am not looking forward to the next few weeks of staying "rested"

Friday, July 22, 2011

Building, building, building

Collin decided that he wanted a little shed so one day I come home and he has these post in the ground.... I tell ya if he wants something bad enough he just does it.... So he boys have been his little helpers... handing him screws, holding boards, supervising, getting water etc. It was so fun to watch....

Tuesday, July 12, 2011


Ok to make a long story short when I first dyed my hair pink I had promised the boys in the summer we could do theirs sooo...... today we finally did it!!! I think it looks awesome but Branson is mad cause its not enough pink. It is definetly not perfect by no means. I had pink on their forheads and all over but next time we will do a better job!!! Hopefully Maimi Dawn thinks its pretty neat!!!!

Thursday, June 23, 2011


I just love summer especially since we get to live at the ball park!!! Haha!!! It has actually been kindof fun this year because Bridger has improved so much and we have had no problems with the umps or parents. That alone makes it more enjoyable!!! This year Bridger has learned how to pitch and has turned out to be pretty good at it!!! He has also played one game as catcher and was pretty good at that too!!! Yes I am going to brag about him because I am his mother and I get that priviledge!!! Ok so he is AWESOME!!!! They have only lost one game so far and we have two more before tournments start!!! I am really hoping they do good all the way to the end!!! Bridgers team had the opportunity to scrimage against the all star team yesterday and really held their own even with all the new rules!!! The coaches were even commenting on how well Bridger can pitch. One of them even ask him to try out next year!!! Wahoo Bridger you are AWESOME!!!! Now the good mom that I am I am not going to let him try out because he doesn't need to get cocky.... He is good where he is and is doing really well!!! Improving so much every year and still being a good sport about everything!!! Love that kid so much!!!!

Now on to Branson!!!! He is just out there to have fun and I love it!!! He is also really good!!! His age group has the coaches pitch so they are still learning how to not have the tee there to hit from.... His team has alot of kids that are new to baseball so they are learning all the rules still and sometimes it gets alittle intense. Branson can hit the ball really far when he connects with it and even got a dollar from his coach for catching a fly ball!!!! He was so excited!!! It was so awesome to watch his reactions!!! He is not as in to baseball as Bridger but he is just as good!!!!

Love these boys so much and enjoy all the time I get to watch them improve at all they love to do!!!

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Basketball Camp

This year I got the opportunity to take the boys to a basketball shooting camp in Salt Lake City. It was alot of fun of them and for me!!! The guy putting on the camp was Johnnie Bryant. He played for the Utes. He was the nicest guy I have ever met. He was not stuck up in anyway. They gave all the moms mother day cards (it was mother's day weekend) and then he sat and talked with us while we were waiting for everyone to get there. He even stayed late and played lightning one more time with the boys!!!!

4th Grade trip!!!

This year Bridger got to go to Boise for his 4th grade trip. So the fantastic mom that I am I decided to go as a chaperon. Why I thought being on a bus with a bunch of 4th graders for 12 hours would be fun I am really not sure. I am glad I got to go and get to know his friends:) I haven't been able to do much with him since he moved to White Pine so this was a good opportunity for both of us!!! We started out at the Pentintary. This was a very interesting tour. They got to lock them up in one of the cells and then all the adults walked out and left them there!!! It was pretty fun but i think a few panicked just a little. I have tons of pictures from the jail but then my battery died so I don't have any from the the next two places we went. This is not working like I want it to so I will just continue instead of fight with it. The next place we went was the zoo. This part was not fun at all because we barley had enough time to eat let alone go see the animals so of course the kids decided to see the animals instead of eat and we were not suppose to eat on the bus. I let the kids around me eat because you can not expect these growing boys to eat only once in a twelve hour period and yes we got in trouble but hey they weren't hungry and grouchy!!! So after the fun 30 minutes at the park we headed to the capital. That was fun and the tour guide was good and it was fun to see where Jakobi worked while she was there. Bridger thought that was really neat!!! Go Jake!!! Then by the time the tour was over we had an extra hour to spare but by this time it was raining to we decided to head for home!!! It was fun and I think the kids learned alot but I am glad I have a few years to recupe before I go again with Branson!!!!

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Support group!!!

These girls are awesome.. All I had to do was mention that I was going to put a pink strip in my hair to support my mom and nine people show up to do it with me!!! I have the best friends anyone could ever ask for. We all did this to show my mom that we love her and we know she can fight this... as long as all of us are with her... She is awesome and is doing so good!!! We love you mom!!! And anyone can join this great movement called PINK IS IN!!!! It looks awesome and it is for a great cause!!!!