Monday, November 23, 2009

Friend, Husband, Father

On November 20th my best friend and husband turned 32 years old. I just wanted to take a minute and share what a wonderful man he is. Mike and I met in Jan. of 2000 and we got married Aug 2005. Since the day I met him our relationship took off and he soon became one of my best friends. Once we got married I thought my life was complete until we had our twins Gaige and Maddi it was a very tough pregnancy but Mike stuck with me through it and was a wonderful support! He is a very caring individual and continually makes his family happy. He is a wonderful father and truly loves to be home with his kids! I am so glad I met him and I hope we get to celebrate many birthdays to come!
We spent the day just hanging out and then both sides of the family came over for cake and ice cream.

Princesses on Ice

A couple weeks ago we went to Princesses on Ice I was so excited to see how Maddi and Gaige would react. I was also anxious to see if they would actually sit through the whole program since they don't usually sit through a 30 min cartoon.We met my mom and dad at their house and headed down to salt lake to see the show. When we got there my mom bought each of the kids a princess cup with shaved ice and a huge thing of popcorn unfortunatly for them my dad and I had the bucket of popcorn and being huge popcorn fans we ate most of the bucket. The show started and Maddi's face lit up when Tinker Bell came out and started the show then Gaige got excited when he saw Mickey! The kids sat through the whole show and loved every minute of it. I was so glad we were able to spend this time with my mom and daddy since they used to take me to this type of stuff all the time. It was a wonderful day and the kids loved it!

Thursday, November 19, 2009

GMS Counseling update

So here is the next business update....On Friday Nov. 20 we received our first 4 referrals so we now have a total of 5 clients and hopefully things will start taking off now. We have also been working on writing up more programs such as a Theft/Shoplifting class and a program for Juveniles. Duane has been working on more marketing stuff and is getting ready to go out into the community and market for us. I along with Duane have been working on a list of sources so that we can better help our clients. This has been a great adventure so far and I can't wait to see it up and running!

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Gaige and Maddi's Room

Well it is finally done! Since the kids have done so well at potty training Mike and I decided to let them pick the colors to paint their room. At first I was kind of shocked at the colors they picked since Gaige picked orange and blue and Maddi picked pink and green but after getting their room painted it actually looks pretty good for a kids room! It is very bright and cheery and the kids seem to love it. We just need to hang the curtains and get some spider man and tinker bell wall decorations. Even with out the wall decor the kids are very excited about their very own room in the colors they wanted!

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Thanksgiving blessings

As Thanksgiving approaches I have been thinking about things that I am thankful for. Here is my list:

  • Family: I am truly grateful for the love and support of my family no matter what they are always there for me.

  • My Children: Gaige and Maddison light up my life! I couldn't imagine a life with out their smiling faces

  • Friends: Even though I rarly talk to or see my friends I am grateful to know they are there and that they are understanding about my schedule. I think about them everyday.

  • Freedom: Since finishing up my criminal justice degree I have really started thinking about this topic and I am truly grateful to be free and thank our troops who are defending our country so that we may have this amazing reward.

  • Education: Even though I am ready for a break I am thankful for my well rounded education with out it I would not be the person I am today.

Those are the most important things I am thankful for the list continues on and on but that is for another day.

Friday, November 6, 2009

Business Update

Well the business is going good so far. The offices are all most set up (we just need to decorate) and thanks to Daddy and Duane we printed our first Brochure. It looks very nice and we are one step closer to marketing and seeing clients. Speaking of clients my dad will be seeing his first 2 clients next week! I am so proud of my dad for getting this business up and going and I am sure it will be a great success! I look forward to helping more and getting our business up and going. I will update more when we have more milestones to talk about.

Thursday, November 5, 2009


Wow we had a busy but fun Halloween. We started our festivities off Wednesday night by letting the kids paint their pumpkins. They had so much fun and did a great job! Then on Thursday I dressed the kids up and headed down to my moms office where we went Trick or Treating. This has been a tradition for the last 3 Halloweens. We showed up and ate lunch with my mom then we took the kids around here office to trick or treat they were so dang cute! After they got their candy they would say " thank you and HAPPY HALLOWEEN!" they were so animated on the last part. By the time we left my moms office they each had a whole bucket full of candy.

The next day we went to Uncle Jake's office and Trick or Treated. Again they had so much fun. Maddi was a little scared of her uncle jakes costume and I can't blame her. He is not a cute woman! Gaige just thought it was silly. He told me that boys don't wear dresses. Jake and his co- workers dressed up as the Golden Girls.

That night the kids spent the night at Buna and Papa's and Mike and I went out on a much needed date. We doubled with our good friends Jon and Kiersten. It was so nice to talk to adults. Although I missed the twins. We picked the kids up Saturday morning about 10am and ran a couple of errands. About 4pm we got the kids all dressed up again and drove up to Grandma Vicki's house so she could see them after that we went to Uncle Paul and Aunt Michelles ward to do trunk or treat. It was total Chaos! I have to say its not as fun as the old way, but the kids seemed to really enjoy it. I must be a little old fashioned because nothing beats running up to a door and saying trick or treat! After Paul and Michelles we Trick or Treated and Grandma and Grandpa Smiths then off to Trick or Treat with Gaige and Maddi's little friends Kaylee and Lily. We went on the little block of my old neighborhood and on the big block and the kids had a blast! Once trick or treating was done we went to my dads to eat chili and other goodies and watch a movie. Overall Halloween was a blast but I have to say I am glad it is over.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving

May your stuffing be tasty

May your turkey plump,

May your potatoes and gravy

Have nary a lump.

May your yams be delicious

And your pies take the prize,

And may your Thanksgiving dinner

Stay off your thighs!



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I married Mike in Aug. 05 and in May of 07 I gave birth to our beautiful twins Gaige and Maddison. I am mostly a stay at home mom and love every minute of it. I love life and all of the many blessings I have recieved. I love my family and love to spend as much time with them as I can.