"For I know the plans I have for you," declares the LORD, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future." Jeremiah 29:11

Monday, March 4, 2013


Unfortunately I am shutting down my blog. I am tired of having to guard my family from those that choose to do harm. Yes, J**n T******n of scio, oregon! you!!! (i KNOW you are reading this.. I have a tracking app). I am tired of you using my blog and pictures of my children to try and get information about our life. We have moved on and chosen to have no contact due to the fact that it is not safe for my children. We have asked to be left alone. We have protection orders in place yet members of your family choose to continue to taunt my family, to question anyone who might give you information. LEAVE US ALONE! Please understand that your family legacy of skeletons and crimes ends with you. We will not be part of that. Go away.
I will begin another blog. A private one. We will not hide but we will fight. To my friends if you would like an invite to the new private blog please leave me a message and I will make sure to add you!

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Pinterest F.A.I.L!!!!!

I bake. I love to bake. I am actually decent at it too! Except for oatmeal (at least that is what I say so that my wonderful husband will make me oatmeal... It always tastes better when he whips me up a bowl)! I also can't make steamed eggs or no bake cookies. But today I found a NEW recipe for no bakes and figured what the heck... They looked like a no brainier... Easy peasy right? Yeah not so much. This is what they were supposed to look like...

Thursday, September 27, 2012

My little creed speaker!!!

Look at this kid!!! He has grown up a bit! He is taller than his momma (though I won't concede that fact to him). He outweighs me and his voice is surprisingly deep for such a scrawny little blonde head boy! When did he grow up? I think it has happened overnight.
He is now in high school even though 9th grade is still at the jr high... Confusing right? It is a weird Utah thing. So he is in FFA. He doesn't have much of a choice since his big Sis is an officer... She signed him up to compete in Creed... A long 5 paragraph essay that has to be memorized word for word... Lets just say he did it. He didn't do it perfectly but he was the only 9th grader who didn't back out. It was painful but he did it... And qualifies to compete at area competition. They should ask me to say it... I believe in the future of agriculture.....

Friday, April 13, 2012

Just a shameless brag...

It has been awhile I know... And something I plan to be active with again... Blogging. I think I quit because there was that Facebook thing but I am really over that! Not too interested in everyone publicly being involved in my life... I sorta like being in the background... And now there is the iPhone and well I can sit in the carpool line and be able to jot things down... Super easy and convenient too!

We had Addie's senior counseling appt today and I know addie is a smartie... I have known that since, we'll, forever... But at the beginning of the year last year when we transferred her into the Utah schools with a graduating class bigger than our old town... I wasn't sure she would graduate on time! They didn't accept many of her credits that she already had and required many classes we had never heard of. We both left last years appt in tears. It seemed that all of her hard work and hours of study to maintain her 4.0 gpa wouldn't really even matter. The classes were much tougher here as well. I remember Gary and I telling her that we were so proud of her having such wonderful grades but maybe we just couldn't worry about it so much... Just accept what is...

So today we met... What a difference a year makes. Addie bravely and confidently walked into that office. Mrs P pulled up her records and said wow! Not only is she on track to graduate she will graduate with 5 extra credits as well as 2 college classes. She only has 2 scheduled classes next semester and has managed to maintain a 3.94 gpa. Her ACT scores were high enough to earn her a 4 year full tuition presidential scholarship for instate colleges. She will retake it and try for 2 points higher which would allow her to go tuition free out of state! I am speechless... I am amazed! She is my hero!!! Seriously. I know how hard she has worked... The late nights... What she has given up... I am so proud of her! Am I surprised? No not so much... After all she did hate kindergarten because they only colored and didn't have chapter books!!! I can't wait to see how far she flies!!!!

Monday, April 2, 2012


so excited to see our house being built!!  We can hardly wait.  As Molly says, "it is our dream home".  it is a rambler and i love the fact that it wont appear to be as huge as it really is!  6 bedrooms, 2 living rooms and 2 offices(read CRAFT ROOM)!  And the fact that we get to stay in our very most favorite neighborhood EVER is a big perk!!!  And the view of those mountains from our back patio... ahhhhhhh 6 more weeks!!!  cant. wait!

Tuesday, March 27, 2012


Woohoo! Super duper excited... we just found out that in a few short months we should be able to legally change Molly and Yordi's last name to R********!!! They will no longer have the stigma of carrying the last name of the people who were charged with abusing them!!! :-) They of course do not use that last name... they switched a long time ago, but legally it is still their last name. It will be such a huge relief for them as now when Molly gets called that by someone who doesnt know, it terrifies her. One last step in the healing process. Please be praying that it can be done without too much red tape or hoops to jump through. We may have to go to court, but it will be so worth it!!!
A Utah requirement for graduation is Adult Roles. I think Addie has really enjoyed the class this year and it has really been some useful knowledge... budget setting, account balancing, etc. They just entered into their family unit... and I would like to introduce you to the newest member of our family. Her name is... well, depends who you ask. Addie calls her Chubby since she eats for about 20 minutes at a time. Molly calls her "adorable" and can hardly wait to have one of her own. Noah, well, he calls her Lucy... which apparently is short for Lucifer. Of course Addie is quite proud that she got the cutest baby in the whole class!!