Monday, October 25, 2010


When someone you love becomes a memory, their memory becomes a treasure

It's almost been 2 months since I lost my Mom but it feels like it has been way longer than that. I miss her so badly and I hurt so badly whenever I think about her. She was such a good Mom and did anything she could to be her best. She was such a GREAT example of showing how to love unconditionally and lived for her children and family. She had so many struggles with health and never really let it show. She loved with all her heart and never passed any judgement on anyone but herself. I am sure she was amazed by the tribute to her at her viewings and funeral. The funeral director said he has never seen anything like it. She was loved by so many people and she never knew it. So thank you to all of you who came and who stood by her through everything. I know that she is in a better place but I want her here with me, so that i can stop hurting so much. You never know what you had until its gone!

Thank you to all of my friends and family you will never know how much you have helped. Thank you to all of my Mom's friends for being there for her when she needed you and for being here for my Dad. Thank you to my in-laws for your love and support, I love you all so very much! Thank you to Tyler for being such a good husband, I love you very much!

Finally to my Mom, I miss you so much! I know that I will see you again and I am going to work my hardest to make sure that happens with all of your family. Thank you for being such a good Mom to me. Not flesh of my flesh, nor bone of my bone, but still miraculously my own. Never forget for a single minute you didn't grow under my heart but in it. I would not be where I am today if it weren't for you and the wonderful thing you did for me by adopting me. You are the only Mom I will ever have! I am going to do my best to follow your example and to make you proud. I LOVE YOU SO MUCH!!! God be with you till we meet again!

Friday, July 9, 2010

My heaven on earth!!!!

Thanks to my amazing friend Jaci for taking these pictures!!!!

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Madix James Jones

Introducing Madix James Jones. He was born May 28, 2010 at 1:28 p.m.
We went to the hospital at 7:00 a.m. We got all checked in and I got hooked up to the monitors. Dr. Ward came at 7:30 , broke my water, craziest feeling in the world and I think I probably lost about 10 lbs just in fluid, and had the Pitocin started. Within a few minutes the contractions started, they weren't to bad but I was definitely getting uncomfortable. My contractions were coming so fast and so strong that Madix wasn't getting enough time to recover so the nurse decided to turn the Pitocin to a 2 for awhile. I guess most people can have the Pitocin turned up to 20 I barely got to a 4. By 9:30 I couldn't take the contractions anymore and was ready for my epidural. The anesthesiologist was wonderful and within 15 minutes of his arrival the epidural was in and working!!! By 11:00 I was dilated to a 6 and almost completely thinned out. Dr. Ward came and checked me a little after 1:00, he had me do a practice push and half way through the counting he said STOP, we need to get ready this baby is coming now. I pushed 3 more times and he was out!!! I am so thankful that I have easy deliveries. He was 8 lbs 1 oz and 20 inches. He was much bigger then Avrie in weight but 1 inch shorter than her. He did have to be on the warmers for a little while to get his temp up. He has been such a good baby and Avrie has been so good with him.

Monday, June 21, 2010

Family Pics May 2010

We had our family pictures done a couple of weeks before Madix was born. I love them!! I love the locations that Jaci used and how patient she was with us.

Monday, June 14, 2010

Easter 2010

Easter egg hunt in the snow!!!

Only in Utah right!? She still had fun and found lots of candy and eggs!!

This is her face as she came out of her room and saw what the easter bunny had brought her. She was so excited!!!

The easter bunny brought her a dress, shoes, sidewalk chalk, puzzles and a bubble blower.

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Avrie loves to have bubbles in her bath water.
She is getting so big and so smart. They grow
up way to fast!!!

Friday, January 22, 2010

Avrie sledding

We took Avrie sledding and she loved it.
Tyler took her down the first few times and
she cried. Than he put her on all by herself
and she LOVED it.

Avrie's 1st Video