Wednesday, May 20, 2009


It's sad, it took me about 2 minutes to figure out how to spell hallelujah. Don't worry, I'm in college. On a different note I passed my classes!!! Yipee! I am so happy! With everything going on with my mom I wasn't sure if it would really happen but I got 2 A's and 2 B-'s. I'm kind of sad about the B-'s but I'm at the point where I just want to get out of here so as long as I pass, I'm fine.

Last weekend was the UVU car show at Thanksgiving Point. My dad has been working on his Datsun 280Z and got it ready just in time. (His car is for sale if anyone is interested, please someone buy it!)It was really fun to walk around and see all of the cool cars and all of the cool mullets!

My future ride :)

Also Aaron had his seminary graduation on Sunday so Andrew and I went down. It was fun to see him. His high school graduation is May 28th if anyone wants to come! We're getting him skydiving for his graduation present, it's going to be awesome!

On Tuesday all of the girls in Andrew's family got together and got pedicures! It was so fun and my toes look so cute for the first time since I got married! I love pedicures until it comes to the pumice stone part. I freak out everytime. I told myself that I wouldn't be ticklish but that didn't happen. The poor girl had to deal with my laughing and squirming the whole time! But it was so worth it! Thanks Martsie! Love you girls!

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Happy Mother's Day

Well, it's been a crazy little while. I have had the highest of the highs and the lowest of the lows these last couple of months. I have realized that it takes a tragedy to understand how many people care and I was surprised by how many people actually do care. When my mom died it was a sense of relief in my family. We had watched her suffer since last November and prayed that the Lord would take her quickly. Even though those were my last prayers I miss her more than anything and feel the void in my life now that she's gone. Her spirit of happiness and hope is still with us though and that makes me so happy! If you knew my mom you understand that she was a remarkable woman full of fight and life. The whole process was exhausting and I am glad that it is over but I miss being surrounded by my family, especially her. There are so many details that I won't recount but overall it was all incredible. Thank you to everyone who sent notes, prayers, flowers, smiles and love. Thank you for understanding that I have been a little preoccupied this past year and being patient with me. Especially Andrew, he has been a more than perfect husband since we've been married and an even better friend. He lets me cry as much as I need to, hugs me when I'm sad and/or happy and puts up with the craziness of my life. I can't imagine just getting into a family and then having this happen. He has really stepped up and taken the reigns for me in more areas than I can explain. He is the most amazing husband in the world and I am so grateful to be married to him! We went to go visit her grave yesterday and bring her flowers and to our surprise Diane was sitting there already so we just hung out with her and talked about how we need to stay close and help each other through all of this. Diane has been in my life for over half of it and is like a second mom to me. I love her so much and I was so grateful that she was there to sit and cry with me while Andrew got us pizza. I had so much fun and I am excited for Star Trek this week!

Other things have happened to us these past couple months that have been pretty amazing! Andrew bought a motorcycle, it's a Yamaha V-Star that is super sexy :) and I'm totally a biker mama now.

My brother Jared and his wife Rose and their baby Tyler came out for the events and it was so fun! I am officially known as the candy aunt now because I give Tyler candy in exchange for his love. I know how this all works and I am more than willing to sacrifice health for the coveted spot as the favorite. We also celebrated Jared's birthday by going to dinner and having the best cake ever made by Rose! I miss them so much!

Yesterday Andrew and I took out the horses for the first official ride of the season! I found a birds nest with little tiny baby birds in the hitch of the trailer and Andrew had to move it to a nearby tree. He's so sweet!
The horses all look so great with their new summer coats and Cisco and Duchess did surprisingly well considering it's the beginning of the season and they haven't been ridden in about 7 months. We went up Highway 40 past Heber right before Daniel's Summit to a place called Center Creek. It was a fairly easy ride and even though everything is still dead it was gorgeous! The creek was running and the grass was green. The weather ended up being perfect, warm with a slight breeze, and I didn't even loose my sunglasses that were on top of my head when we were galloping. I was pretty impressed with myself. :) We are so blessed to be able to do this thanks to Andrew's parents.

And Happy Mother's Day to you all, especially Sister Cooper who had her baby boy today! We are so excited for you! And to all of my adopted mother's: Diane, Patty, PJ, Christy, Aunt Valerie, Lil, Martsie, Myrna, Kathy, Nancy and all of the rest of you, I love you sooo much!!!