Sunday, May 8, 2011

Mother's Day

Caden thought it was my birthday today so when it was time to eat the mother's day cake we had to add a candle. He was very persistent about it!

Such a sweet little boy. He kept saying "its your birFFFday"

My boys have made Mother's day so special for me. Shay has taught them well. I got woke up at 6:25 am this morning to breakfast in bed. While Orion and Titan cleaned up the kitchen Corbin gave me a foot massage. Then they took me down stairs and showered me with gifts. They even spent their own money on me! I was surprised at how good they did. I love everything they gave me!

Titan made this at school. I love homemade gifts. It was very sweet!

Orion made this card for me and brought it home for all his brothers to sign.

Corbin made this little book for me. Reason # 8 is because I give him ice cream.

Each of the boys wrote something special to me. I really loved this card. Corbin wrote " Your the best mom I ever had" lol and Titan wrote "If I had a flower for every time I think of you I would be walking in my garden forever." So Sweet!! Orion wrote " You are a rose in a field of weeds." My boys are so good to me!

My new purse! Super cute!

Titan with the gifts he gave me. He gave me a pretty bracelet, a flower, and a #1 mom necklace. I love them all!

Orion gave me roses, a turquoise necklace and earring set, and a card. He did a great job picking these things out! So cute!

Corbin gave me some silver hoop earrings, the book, and some black cute earrings. He enjoyed giving them to me and I love them!

Me and my Jana Rose.

I love being a mom to this little hulk! He is so funny! He keeps singing happy birthday to me

My Corbin and I are best buds!

I really don't know what I would do without my two older boys. They are so good to me and they always help me out. I am so pleased with the way they are turning out. They are really good boys and respectful to their mother.

I got to church today and one of Shay's friends came up to me and pinned this on me. He said Shay had called him and asked him to pick it up for him. So sweet. What a nice surprise! I miss my hubby! He made my day. THANK YOU MY LOVE!! And then Orion gave a talk in sacrament meeting about what his mom means to him so I was bawling most of the meeting. The gifts meant a lot but what mattered most to me was the thought and time that each one of them spent to think of me and to make this day good for me. I am so blessed. I could not imagine my life any other way. I LOVE being a mom. It is the most rewarding job in the world!

Happy Mother's day to all the mothers in my life. So many women have been an influence for good in my life. I am truly grateful for good examples of patience and love. I am so grateful for amazing friends and family members. There are so many amazing women in my life and I hope their day was as good as mine. Happy Mother's Day!

Sunday, May 1, 2011


We are heading back to UTAH! This picture is of Shay at his new job last week. Doesn't he look so happy to be back in the mountains. He is a mountain boy for sure and I am a small town girl. He got a phone call from a boss he had about 6 years ago. He offered Shay a great position and we are so excited. He went up there last Monday to get started. I'm going crazy without him. We all miss him so much. We are just packing this house and trying to get it ready to rent out. We should be joining him soon! It was such a sudden thing. It happened really fast and out of no where. We have great friends here in AZ. We are going to miss them all so much. I wish I could take them with us. Some of them have been more help to our family than I can ever express. I will always be grateful to have had the experiences that I had here in AZ. But I'm happy to be leaving right at the beginning of!! I will update you all soon!
Look below for an update of what our family has been up to for the past few months here in AZ.

Where have the Young's been???

Shay and I celebrated our 13th year together. We were married on Feb. 14th 1998 and sealed on Feb. 7th 2004. Feb. is a special month for our family! We went to Payson for the weekend and had so much fun. Aunt Jan came down to watch our kids so we can have the weekend to ourselves. (THANKS JAN!) The kids LOVED having her here. We stayed at the Majestic Mountain Inn. Our room was so beautiful with a fire place and jacuzzi. We spent a lot of time laughing. We went disco bowling at night. It was so fun. I wish I had my camera. We only got a few pictures on Shay's phone. I am so thankful to be married to this man. He is my best friend.

We have been so busy with the kids school projects. Titan chose to do his science experiment on how the foods we eat effect our moods.

Orion chose solar power. It was a great experiment! They both did a great job. It was a lot of work but worth it!

Caden and Jana keep everyone in our family on their toes. They are so close to each other. Caden protects her in the nursery. We have heard several funny stories about him coming to her rescue when she cries. He is a 50 pound boy so nobody messes with him or her!

Shay has been busy with the Cub Scouts. A parent made this candy trophy for him and presented it to him at Pack Meeting for all of his hard work making the program a success. He loved it!

Titan got his WeBeLos Badge! He has worked very hard. He is working on getting his Arrow of Light. He will be out of Cub Scouts in Sep. It is so weird to think that we will not have anyone in Cubs for a year. We have been in Cubs for over 5 years. Tuesday nights will be free!


Caden turned 3! He is a huge 3 year old. Weighs 52 lbs. He is solid and very tall. He was off the charts for height and weight so over the 100%. He loved blowing out his candles. I had to put candles in all his treats for the month. He loves to play super heroes. I get to be a super hero that saves him when he dies all the time. It's so funny...he will just flop down on the floor all of a sudden and say Super hero I died. That's my cue to save the day. He is so funny!

Jana is ALL girl. She loves to dress up. She always says I'M BEAUTIFUL! She loves to talk. She can carry on a conversation better than I can.

Titan played Spring football this year. He was on the Cyclones team. He played defensive end and offensive tackle. He played for the entire game every Sat.. He is awesome. He had some great tackles!

Shay let me sleep in Conference Sunday. When conference was getting ready to start he came and woke me up. I came out to the living room and discovered our tent. We have been talking a lot about King Benjamin and how the people pitched their tents and sat and listened. The kids really enjoyed the tent. It made conference even better!

We love to play out back in our yard. We have a trampoline and a tether ball so we do a lot of wrestling matches on the tramp and tether ball tournaments. Our kids have so much fun together.

Jana wrestling her daddy!

Caden loves the trampoline. It's right up there next to food on his list!

Orion is the best big brother. He loves to play with his little brother and sister. He helps me out so much with them. I am so grateful to have such a responsible, loving son. He really is amazing. Jana whooped him at tether ball though!

Shay verses all the boys! Dad won!

Jana on the tramp. i love the hair!

They love each other...most of the time!

Me and my special little guy, Corbin.

Shay is on top of Orion, Titan, and Corbin. Caden came to their rescue!

I love to watch them play together. They are so close to each other.

Easter Sunday morning.

Jana had just gotten out of the bath so daddy was helping her look through her basket.

It was spirit week at school. This day was red, white and blue day. Corbin loved it! He said everyone is going to want to sit by me at lunch! LOL

Career day. Corbin is a police officer. Orion wants to be in the Military and Titan is going to be a NFL football player.

So this is all I could come up with for 80's day. What did boys wear in the 80's? Oh well they all loved it!

So this is where we have been for the past few months. Sorry I have been slacking with the updates. I really haven't had time to sit and blog. At least I am still taking pictures though! It has been busy but fun! I am going to do better about keeping you all updated. We are all doing great!