Wednesday, November 14, 2012

This girl

She is getting way to big, 
she loves dancing,
she tells us the funniest jokes,
she loves puzzles,
she wants a mirror attached to a comb for Christmas,
she is a great big sister
she is sassy
she breaks out in song (rock style) at any given moment
she has mastered a southern accent and will randomly break out in that at any given moment as well,
she says prayers by herself (for the most part)
she loves to laugh,
she enjoys wrestling with her daddy,
she makes Kehl laugh out loud,
but more than anything, 
she makes me smile!

Sunday, November 11, 2012


I hate upset stomachs. Rob has been so good to me today. So grateful for that boy and how good he is to me. The kids are lucky they have one good daddy.

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Day away

Thank you so much for the concern and the words of advice on my last post, I didn't mean for it to be so heavy...just a bunch of random thoughts. I am happy and do love my life. I'm just, as mentioned, adjusting.
That being said, I had a great day with the parentals at a wedding of a childhood friend. Just my parents and I. I got to see many people who have influenced my life for good and I'm so grateful for them.
But these two have taught me the most and I'm so blessed to be theirs. Forever.

Wednesday, November 07, 2012


I just took a walk down memory lane while looking back through my blog and I asked myself quite a few times, 'Really?  Is this the same girl?'  "Did I really write that?"  The truth is, I miss that girl!  I'm shocked at all the little things that I wrote down, why can't I remember those anymore.  We do have good days, but most days are spent trying to survive, at least that's what I feel like.  
I must admit, I miss Riverton, for very many reasons, but one big one, is I feel like I was my own self.  I didn't care about what anyone else thought of me, aside from my Heavenly Father, Rob and Evva.  

I feel like that is something I'm really struggling with these days...but I'm getting there.  I'm slowly starting to feel like I can and want to do things again.  I'm glad that I took on sewing projects this Halloween because I needed it.  I'm getting there.  Today I painted a desk I've been wanting to paint for years.  

It's just an adjustment, and I feel like the past year of our lives have been constant adjustment.  First we move to Garland, then we move to Brigham, Rob was in Football, I was pregnant and SICK!  We had house projects, then baby projects, then baby, then summer (thought there would be relief), my amazing husband took a job that was WAY more than what we were bargaining for and it ended up being a big blessing, then Football was underway again, school, and now, just year later... I feel like I'm starting to feel like myself again.  

But the truth is, I miss that girl I was.  Can I be the good parts of her again?  'Cause really, I know I've learned a lot since then, but it was good then.  There were a lot of good parts.  And I'm lost. I don't know who I am with my peers.  (Is this high school?)  I feel like I have to conform here.  To what, I'm not sure.  I'm just so torn.  I don't have a person here.  Nothing comes naturally, I feel like I have to force many things here.  

There are glimpses that I get that I feel come from my Heavenly Father.  Little thoughts when I see women I've looked up to for years in the community out and about, I have the thought of gratitude that my children will know them.  And thoughts that if they can be happy here, I can be happy here.  But it's hard.  And the hard part is, I don't recall feeling this way with Evva, but perhaps I did.  I just know that I'm going to get better at the little things.  Little things with my kids and my husband.  I'm going to take it all in and write it all down, and I'm going to aline my desires with the person that God wants me to be.

Thursday, November 01, 2012

Happy Halloween!

Happy Halloween!  Love the Toy Story clan.

Saturday, September 15, 2012


Here's our little ballerina.  She is loving dance class!  I can't believe she's already old enough to do this!
And my two little munchkins!  Even though two is hard {don't worry, I hear three is worse} I seriously love them so much.  They make my day happy and the good times make the bad moments worth it.

Sunday, July 01, 2012


Today was beautiful.  That's the word that came to mind.  Our weekend was filled with family and today was the perfect way to end it.  We blessed Kehl and had so much family around to support us.  Rob leaned over to me in church and said, it seems kind of funny to have so many people come for something that takes 5 minutes, but, I think that's what is so great about it.  Yes, it only takes 5 minutes, but they love us, and that's why they come.  We're so blessed to have the life we do.  And today I was reminded, yet again, that it's beautiful.

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

It's here...

And IT is a HE!  We're so excited to welcome this little boy to our family.  Evva wasn't to happy about it at first, but now she's pretty excited to have a new baby in our family.
Cael Robert Riley
May 14 2012...7lbs 7oz...19.5" long

Sunday, April 29, 2012


This little lady is three years old today!  We are so glad she is part of our little family!  She is the light of our life and keeps us on our toes and laughing all the time! She loves "twirl it's" {dresses} and princesses!  She is a master puzzle 'putter-together-er'. She still loves to sing and she has a tender heart.  She's very friendly and loves to go to the park. 

Happy Birthday Munchkin! We love you!

Friday, April 13, 2012


We had a good one. Complete with all the egg hunt festivities. Evva loved the egg coloring this year and made some pretty good eggs! She's growing so fast and I'm loving the stage she is in. She says "Mommy, you are my best friend". It melts my heart every time! And Daddy is her "buddy". Which he hopes lasts forever.

She's really excited for her new baby sibling! Again, we didn't find out, but we'll know in about 4 weeks. She's determined that it's a girl and she wants to name it Rosie the puppy. We're prepping her that that is not going to happen, so hopefully she's not to devastated. So here I am in all my glory at 34 weeks!