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Monday, December 21, 2009

I Believe....

I just have to write a quick little post- on how I believe in Santa and his helpers!

I was so sad, Mike and I had just bought Cale a fish tank for Christmas- knowing how obsessed he is with fish, and how he loves to say, "Shish"- we bought him an aqarium at the DI- It was only $7- and it looked really great! I was so excited, we came home, and on Saturday, I spent like an hour cleaning it all up- we filled it up with water and put it on a little cabinet in our family room. We were so excited to show him when he woke up from his nap! While we were trying to be so sneaky, Mike was adjusting it on the cabinet, and for some strange reason, the pressure in the tank, just popped the glass! Water and shards of glass came flooding out of it! We're talking TONS of water just pouring out of this tank!!! It was so crazy!! We both just kind of looked at each other-, not really knowing what to do!! We got out our shop vac and sucked it all up- but I was so sad! There went our great suprise for Cale for Christmas!! (Luckily, it was clean water, and no, there weren't any fish it in yet!)

We got our gigantic mess all cleaned up- and threw the great idea away. Needless to say, I haven't been in the Christmas Spirit- until now.

We just got back from running some errands tonight, and when we got home, there on our back porch was a large gift bag, with a tag on it that read, "To: Cale, From: Santa"- inside was an AQUARIUM!! It is so nice! It has all the rocks, coral and plants too! I think I was more suprised than Cale was!!

My heart is so full, I have tears in my eyes just thinking of how nice people can be! What a nice suprise!! I know I probably won't ever be able to thank this person in real life, but I hope that someday, I can do something that nice for someone else! It means so much to me- just to know that people are out there, who care about you, and love you. I think I have felt the "true meaning of Christmas" tonight- I truly believe that giving of yourself is the best gift! To this little helper of Santa, I say "thank you!" Thank you for teaching me and important lesson in life- to remember others, and to show how much they mean to you!

A greatful mom, of a Fish Lover!

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

One More Week til' we are cast free!!

It's official! Only one more week until we get this dumb cast off! We are so happy! We can hardly wait to have our little guy running around again! He has been so great through this whole thing- he still manages to smile and giggle! (I have to admit, I am ready for it to be gone too- hauling him around is so dang heavy! Not to mention awkward with that dumb bar in the middle! We are so done with it!!)
Still smiling! What a little sweetheart!

I caught him putting his cereal inside the cab of his truck! So cute to see his chubby little fingers pick up each one and put it in- then he pushes it around! What a silly little kid! I guess it gives a new meaning to "Playing with your food!"

So happy to be crawling around! I love that little smile!

Thursday, November 26, 2009

One Big Ouch!

I know there is nothing worse than to see your child in pain and know there is nothing you can do about it! Last Monday, Nov 16th- Cale fell off the back porch steps at his babysitter's house and broke his femur bone in his left leg. At first, I thought he had sprained his ankle, but little did I know it was much worse!

We took him up to Lakeview Hospital in the Emergency room- and they X-rayed him and found that he had definately broke his leg. They then transported us down to Primary Childrens to have an orthopedic surgeon look at it.

Turns out he has a spiral fracture in his femur bone- he had to have surgery to set the cast. We spent 2 whole days and 1 night at Primary Childrens because after the surgery that night, he broke out into a fever of 103.5! None of the doctors or nurses knew why- it was so scary! I have never felt such a hot baby! Scared me to death!!

Cale is now in a body cast from his armpits to his ankle- and to the knee on the other side. He has been such a little trooper through this whole thing! The doctor is confident it will heal quickly and he won't have any lasting effects from it- I am so thankful everything is okay. I am so glad he is such a good little boy and will heal well!

It breaks my heart to see him in his cast, but I am thankful for modern medicine and for the great staff at the hospital to help him out! I count my blessings every day that I am this little boy's mom- what an Angel I have been blessed with! We love this little guy so much and can't wait for him to be back running around and getting into everything! (Well kind of! :)!!

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Fall Fun Times

Raking leaves at Grandma Linda's! Who knew it could be so much fun??

Carving Pumpkins! What a good sport our Daddy is!

The 3 little lions at our ward party! Kaleb, Kyle and Cale- too bad they were only interested in playing with the basket ball! They all looked so cute!

Playing with his "Pumpum"- that's how he says pumpkin! He loved pointing them out everywhere we went!

So proud of his "pumpum!"

Busted! Sneaking treats at Grandma's house! Too bad he get's his sweet-tooth from his mom!

We love Fall! We had so much fun at our house with Cale getting a little bigger- it is so fun to do things and help him discover our world! He is such a little sweetheart and we are having a ball raising such a little angel!

Happy Halloweenie!!

All dressed up for the ward Trunk-or-Treat! We were the Wizard of Oz, but we left our Toto home!
Each year on Halloween, Mike's company does a Big haunted house in their office- this year we met up with Brad, Chanda and Dylan and took the boys around- so fun!

Four cute boys!

We dressed up for a neighbor's Halloween party- all 3 of us were scarecrows! Mike was a good sport! Cale just looked darling!

Ready to go trick or treating with the Hancey Cousins! We love you guys!!

We had such a fun Halloween this year! I swear, holidays are way more fun with little kids! It was fun to dress Cale up in our cute little lion costume! Grandma Linda made it for Carson when he was Cale's age, and since then- it has become tradition to have all the grandkids wear it! He looked so dang cute!! It was such a fun day!

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Fall Family Pictures

Happy Fall Everyone! My friend Kim came down from Idaho, and took our family picutres. She did such a great job! I love how she got Cale to smile! She is an amazing photographer! (Thanks again Kim!)

This is probably my favorite one of Cale! He is getting so big! He is such a good little boy! What an Angel I am so blessed with!!

Our family...

Things are going good for us right now- Cale is now 15 months old and is walking and jabbering all day! He is so curious about everything! He loves to play in my bathroom drawers, in our tupperware drawer and tease Maggie! He loves Fish, anything with fish! He can even try to say fish! He is such a good little boy- he now folds his arms when we say prayers! Too cute! A couple of weeks ago in church, he had his little car on the bench, and started making his motor noise as he pushed it all over! Pretty soon, the little girl next to us had her motor going too! Needless to say, it wasn't very quiet, or reverant! Sorry Dad!!

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Summer Fun 2009

We went camping with Mike's cousin Darren and his wife Emily- Cale had so much fun playing with his second cousin Carter! It was fun to see the two little boys together! They had fun driving the trucks all over the picnic table benches and into the dirt! Such cute little boys!

Cale and Daddy at Mike's cousin Courtney's wedding- I thought this picture of the two of them was so cute!

Cale and Mommy at the wedding.....

We went to Jackson Hole earlier this year- with the Hutcheon's and the Vernon's for our annual cabin trip! This year we hiked up to a spring that goes off periodically- apparently when we were there, it was just going, it never really stopped! Oh well- it was cool to see it anyway! I'll post more pics of our cabin trip later! (Thanks guys for such a fun time! We love you all!!!)

Our Hiking Family! It was a little chilly!

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Goodbye Grandpa Nish

I know it has been forever since my last post- and I am sorry! It has been a crazy summer, and my ever so slow computer has not helped! I wanted to devote a special post to yy Grandpa Nish who passed away on July 29th (Marci's Birthday) he was 97 years old. What a great man he was! I am so blessed to have gotten to have him as part of my life for so long- he was such a great grandpa! I am so happy that Cale got to meet him- these pictures were taken last year, right after Cale was born, and I am so glad we took the time to take them- I will always cherish them!

Before I got pregnant with Cale, I asked my Grandpa to give me a blessing to help us become parents. He said that he "would be honored to!" He couldn't stand, so he sat down in his chair, I was on the floor, and he blessed me that "the desires of my heart would be granted." Such powerful words, that at the time, I had no idea of how important they would be! What a blessing it is to have such a great heritage of faith!

I am so glad I have the knowledge that I will see him again, and that I know he is in such a better place! What I would have given to have been there when he saw my Grandma again! They loved each other so much! I am so happy to have had the chance to have him as my Grandpa! Sweet Dreams Grandpa! We'll see you again, soon! We love you!

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

One Good Little Crawler

Cale is showing his True Aggie Pride!!! Go AGGIES!!

He LOVES to read books- even if they are upside down!

Making messes everywhere he goes! At least he's having fun!


It's official! Cale is crawling all over the place! He's a crawling machine! He is pulling himself up to the furniture and tries to scoot along it- it's a little crazy!! He crawls back and forth from one end of our house to the next- still wondering if I or my house will really survive?!! He is still a smiley little guy and has 2 teeth, hopefully more will be coming soon! What a little angel! I love this little guy so much- every day he learns something new, and it amazes me how exciting the world can be through his eyes!!

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Nine Months Old!

The annual Easter Egg Hunt at Grandma Linda's- Cale had so much fun just holding and eating the eggs! I had fun eating the candy inside! Yum!

Nine months!!? Really where has the time gone? Cale is growing so fast and getting so big- yet still no crawling! We are so happy to announce that he has gotten his first tooth! YEAH! So proud! He is also such a good sleeper- he sleeps throughout the whole night, in his own bed! Guess that's why I can't get him to nap at all during the day! But hey, I'll take a good nights sleep anyday! Did I mention how much I love this little guy?!!

Happy Easter 2009!

Happy Easter! Cale LOVED his Bunny Ears and his little trucks the Easter Bunny left him!

Lookin' through his Easter Basket for his surprises!
One Handsome little guy! All ready for Church in his new outfit!

We had so much fun this year! It was so fun to have Cale look through his Easter Basket- and watch him play with the eggs! Too cute! We have so much to be thankful for- and I am so blessed to be this little angel's mom! I love him soo much!

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Savin' while Storin'

Okay so I am getting my food storage down! I am so excited to actually be doing it, and saving a ton of money at the same time! Thanks to Albertsons, my friend Cindy Downs, and a few coupons- I am on my way to filling up our shelves! I highly encourage you to visit Cindy's daughters' website on tricks of how to save while stocking your shelves- I must warn you, it is a little addicting! Her website is she lists all the weekly specials, as well and has the links to Pinching your Penney's and Grocery Smarts- all of which are so great! I feel like a new woman- out on a mission to stock my shelves and save a little CASH!! I will post some of my pictures of my good deals! Enjoy!!!

Sunday, March 1, 2009

7 months old!

It seems like time has been flying by! Cale is already 7 months old- I can't belive he is growing so fast! He is such a happy, smiley little guy! He is getting a little chub on him- it's so fun to kiss his little cheeks and just squeeze him! We just love him so much! Here are a few pics to enjoy!

Splish Splash- just lovin' my bath!!!

Getting so big!

Here's our little smiley guy! He is so happy!

Sunday, February 1, 2009

Family Fun

I love our little family!

My two handsome boys! I think Cale is looking more and more like his daddy!

I had to do a post of Cale and Mike- my two favorite boys! I love how Cale just beams everytime Mike walks in the room! They have such a special little bond- and I am so lucky to have them! Mike is a great husband and daddy- Cale is one lucky little dude!

January 2009- Random Shots

Breck, Kimball and Uncle Mike- having a fun day of sledding! It was so cold!!

We went sledding with Breck and Kimball, down this hill by my mom's house in Hyde Park- it was so fun! They have built a jump near the end of it- we got some serious air going off it!

Reading magazines with my little helper!

Cale loves baby food! We started him on it earlier this month, and he gaged at it, at first... now he loves it! He'll eat pretty much anything we put on a spoon- such a little boy!

He loves his mush!!

January is such a long and cold month- we had fun at our house with Cale. Each day is full of smiles and little laughter- he is now almost 7 months old- and I can't believe how time flies by! He is such a happy little guy- I am so blessed to have him in my life! I can't imagine life without him!