Sunday, June 22, 2014


A week ago we returned from Wyoming. Jason parents are serving a mission there. We went to visit. The are serving at sixth crossing. We had so much fun. it was so fun to spend time with family.

 This day was so cold and even snowed on us.
 Jason had some fun and caught a snake.

 We got to visit were Bodil Mortenson was buried. She is the little pioneer girl we name Bodel after. It such a amazing place and the spirit is so strong there.
 We went on a trek. I honestly don't know how the Pioneers did it. Especially with kids.

It was a amazing experience. And a very humbling one.
 The spirit is so strong in that area of Wyoming.

 It was great experience to do with are kids. I know when we left Wyoming I could defiantly feel the spirit change. It is such sacred ground.

Friday, March 28, 2014

It's offical

It offical Brinley and Bracken are ours. Next stop the temple in a few weeks.

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Happy 16th birthday Baxter

Happy birthday Baxter. We hope you have a wonderful day. Thanks for being such a great son and young man. We love you very much.

Thursday, January 23, 2014

Happy Birthday Jason

Happy Birthday Jason. I hope you have a wonderful day. Thanks for being a great dad, husband, and friend. Love you.

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Happy 4th Birthday Brinley

Brinley you are 4 today. Wow!!!! I cant believe it. You are such a beautiful little girl. You are so smart and loving and loves to help. We hope you have a great Birthday sweet girl. We are so happy to have you in our family. We love you.

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

I guess it time

I guess I have taken enough time off blogging. I think I have found my desire to start back up. I have always loved blogging. I miss recording our life and memories. It hard for me some times with our blog. I feel like our blog is full of wonderful memories of our life and the hard things also in our life. I feel like we love are children all the same, None of them are any more important then another one. And with our children there are 3 that are adopted and soon to be two more. I feel like our blog makes are life not so private with those adoption's. It is hard when one of  children are being singled out from the rest and Jason and I are not happy about it. It makes a blog that I love to do very hard. And it makes everything I have loved and cherished about adoption very hard. I had to realizes that my family is our family, Jason and I and we have a great and happy family, And I miss not having the memories written down from them. I guess I just need to ignore the bad and enjoy the good. I have enough on my plate with 8 kids and being the relief society president right now that I don't need drama of any sort in our lives.

so here is to a new year and to new memories and hopefully a lot more blogging.

Thursday, November 28, 2013

Tuesday, November 26, 2013


life as we know it is very busy. We try to slow life down and enjoy the little moments in everyday. 8 kids has been a adjustment. We are adjusting well and getting are grove back that we once knew. Life is not always perfect but we do are best. We try so hard to make sure all of are children feel just as important as everyone else. Our adoption will soon be final with Brinley and Bracken and we will be able to take them to the temple to have them sealed to us. It will be a great day. 

lately we have been having some fun. Baxter and Brielle made us Carmel apples for family home evening.

these cute kids helped us at the cannery one day. Yes I'm still serving as the relief society president. So these 4 get to experience a lot with me.
Baxter and Brielle got to go out with Jason and I on a hot date. We try really hard to take turns with the kids and let them have some special time with us.
Baxter and his friend released a hawk back into the wild
Brielle, Brinley, and Bristol are all in cheer and have been performing a lot lately.
My grandpa turned 97. Here he is with my mom and aunt
Brinley has the cutest hair
she sure made a cute cat for Halloween
Bristol I have been learning a lot of new thing with her hair.
I've learned how to braid it and it is so much easier to take care of now.

Bodel made such a cute ewok , this little girl is so smart. She is such a good little talker. My favorite is I will be talking to her and she says really.

Here is her little partner in crime Bracken. He is such a snuggle bug. He hated his costume hated it. And Bodel could not get enough of it.
a little break for milk, did I mention we go threw 2 to 3 gallons of milk a day.
Bristol made a cute witch
and brielle a cute leopard or cheetah I cant remember what she called it.
The boys ready to hand out candy
The girls ready to perform
A few new changes in our home is we have a few new pets. Over the last month or so we have gotten two new horses and 2 new pony's and 4 new goats. Yes my sister says we have a farm. But I say anything that gets the kids out of the house is good.
Bristol having fun shopping with us one day at Costco
She loves being a cowgirl
Brinley loves to feed the horses carrots

The girls love there pony
walking the pony to school
and sweet little bodel watching barney holding barney and brushing her teeth she is so funny.

Monday, November 25, 2013

Mom you want us to smile

I think we will just sit here no smiles for you until you put that camera down. 

Saturday, November 23, 2013

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

I Phone pictures

So I know I have been horrible lately with blogging. I use to love blogging. And know for some reason I don't enjoy it that much. I share so many picture's anymore threw instant gram that it seems so much easier and faster to do it that way. But I also love keeping a journal and this is my way of doing it. So hopefully I can find that drive to want to do blogging again. We have had a lot going on lately, I thought I would share some. All picture's are from my I Phone I need to do better at caring my camera around.
Brinley and Bristol are best Little friends. They are inseparable. 
Brielle has been doing so good at violin. She has played at many funerals lately and in sacrament.
Bracken and Bodel oh man they keep you on your toes. They are so cute. But man they are fast and into everything and out the front door faster then you can think and have split up and are both running a different direction.
This day we were heading to the cannery in Vegas.
Jason loading the van and trailer full of food storage we picked up for us and our ward.
Bridger and Bodel maxing and relaxing watching TV. Bodel loves TV. She gets so mad if you walk in front of her while she watching her show. The picture is a blurry because it from my phone.
brielle brinley and bristol are all in cheer they love it.
Our neighbors goat that randomly walked in our house one night.
Brielle and her cute friend
Baxter driving me home from vegas, Yes scary
Fun day at the fire station, Bristol had just had surgery on her eyes so there pretty swollen in this picture. They look great now.

Bridger and his friends out four wheeling. Man he got super stuck. Baxter went and pulled him out.
Bridger and his friends heading out on a overnighter
Saturday ice cream after chores. The kids favorite thing about Sat.

Aren't they cute,
Brielle lost her first tooth. Then her second the next day.
A little of our lives latley, more pictures hopfully to come soon.