Thursday, December 25, 2008

Merry Christmas, little Angels?!

One Minute they where nice the other minute they where getting into everthing. Tristin somehow got the chips off of the table and was eating them for a least a little bit before anyone noticed. Fitting over a toy, atleast until they opened there other presents, they also tried to open everyone elses presents. A drawer full of nothing but Bibs, something they can't hurt. Still it was a fun experience, I think they thought it was something they weren't supposed to be doing and for some reason they where getting away with it. Everytime Grandpa looked around the corner they started to put them back.

Gavin was a sheep this year for our Nativity reading, he did well participated at least for a little bit.

Saturday, December 20, 2008

Two PeaS iN a PoD, 1st biRthDaY!!!!

The Twin's turned 1 today!!! It was a very great occasion, I have been waiting for it...well all year! We had a theme of 2 peas in a pod, green and yellow. I worked hard all day yesterday putting together the party we had for the family and a few friends. It was worth it I really enjoyed myself. Even though the boys got all dirty I was glad to see that I had made it through the last year of their lives. They are both walking and are going to talk any day! It has been fun, but they never cease to amaze me. I talked to a mother of Identical Twins the other day, it made me a little jealous to hear all the things that they did together, that my kids just seem to not do at all. I sometimes think it would be more fun with Identical twin's but I have to say I love them the way they are and they love being them. I just hope that they grow up to love one another and not resent each other. Sometime I think I see where it could happen but they know I love them and they are loved by many so hopefully it won't be a problem. I love them being one and I can't wait to see what the second year brings!

Also as a side note I finish the semester with an A, A-, and B- It was a good semester and I'm glad it is over but I have a feeling it was an easy semester and the next one will be the real test. We will see I guess, but for now I feel pretty good about the grades I got.

Thursday, December 11, 2008

walking x2

Don't know if I mentioned it or not before but I have to keep reminding myself that I have to be just as excited the 2nd time as the 1st time the Twins do things. Like rolling over or crawling, tonight Tristin walked about 6 step to me and I was so excited for him. I thought he would never get it, But just when I think that something that they can do surprises me. Gavin has been mimicking a lot lately and so the other day at my friends house and someone on the T.V. was clapping and he just started clapping, WHAT!!! I didn't even now he thought it was something to do, I have been trying to get him to do it for weeks even months. Tristin has clapped for a while and now with Gavin doing it is 2x as fun! I guess I don't have to really worry about "acting" excited the 2nd time it seems to just happen, I guess as a parent it is never old news just because the others already done it and mastered it. I am always happy for my kids to accomplish anything.
Just a little story. I was checking Tristin's diaper to see if he was poopy the other day, you know the lift up the shirt in the back and pull the diaper out. Well after I established that he was not poopy, I look over and Gavin is pulling Tristin's shirt up in the back and trying to pull the back of Tristin's Diaper out with his finger. He didn't even know what he was doing, just that Mom had done it and so he wanted to also.

Saturday, November 22, 2008


Tristin sitting on a baking sheeting, waiting to get cooked up!

Please don't ask where their shoes are



Marcel, one of Mom's daycare kids didn't have school on Friday so he entertained the boys

Sunday, November 16, 2008


So I wanted to update but I haven't even been on my computer for a week because I have been soooo busy. I just want this quarter to be over! I am currently on my way to getting an A and 2 B's cross your fingers and it might happen. I forgot how hard it is to find time to study, now throw the scedule off by adding 11 month old twins to take care of and I am just starting to realize how difficult the next couple of years will be. I mean we still have the "terrible two's" X2 in there and potty training. What was I thinking! It will all be worth it right.
Gavin is a walker now, he mastered bending down to pick up a toy and stand back up with out falling over, and is now turning on a dime in attempt to get away from me. Tristin has been halarious, today we went to the Single Branch linger longer, as I was speaking with my bishop and could hear Tristin screaming, come to find out he had found the Piano in the back of the room and someone had tried to remove him from it. I swear he is so spoiled, but He would strum the keys and I swear that kids was singing.
I am so happy that Thanksgiving is coming and with that Chauntel and My Bud Isaac, I can't wait to see them. I love the holidays because it means family, unfortunaly I have been a brat in the past and forget what exactly that means. This also means that some family will be here and some won't but all in due time.
I love my family, they are wonderful and great. I love just having them near, it makes me happy. There are few times that I have ever not felt there love and if there is a time I wasn't looking hard enough. I hope to be as good of an example to my kids as my parents have been to me. The difference in my life now compared to a couple of months ago is huge. I owe that the savior and his love for a person like me who can't seem to get it right. I have learned so much in such a short time and I know that my heart has been filled and my mind opened. My test and trials are far from over but I have faith that the Lord will be there in my time of need, always!

Saturday, November 1, 2008

stick 'um up!

I was in a protest Halloween mood until Friday night. Then I got to thinkin' that my mom has a great dress up box full of stuff, and she has 2 cowboy vests. One is a Sheriff and the other we made into a bandit with a bandanna. It was free and easy, we sat out on the front porch and handed out candy to the kids. They boys didn't like that I kept shutting the door each time the trick-or-treaters left, so that was improvising on my part. They loved seeing all the kids in costume but I think their favorite was trying to get the candy out of the bowl when I wasn't looking. Happy Halloween!

Friday, October 24, 2008


Gavin has been so funny lately that I just had to share. There is this toy we got from Rochelle's family and it plays fun upbeat versions of "nick nack patty whack", "B.I.N.G.O." and "Mamma's gonna buy you a.." Gavin loves it! This is a mild understatement of love, he will dance to the music for very long periods of time. At first it was just kind of bouncing up and down, But has recently turned into this kind of shaking, rocking and bouncing. The video speaks for it's self, and he didn't stop for a long time he just kept right on dancing his own dance moves.

Monday, October 20, 2008

Poop Poop Poop!

Every feel like your kid poops a lot, well...this morning I hear my kids at 6:45am. This is a little early by about an hour. So I go in and Tristin is crying pretty hard. I didn't want to get them up quit yet so I didn't turn on the lights, with hope that I could pop the paci back in their mouths and go to sleep for a bit more. I walked to Tristin first and saw he was laying down so I put my hand down to him to pat his back and I got bare bottom? Weird, where was his diaper, then it hit me I didn't put pajama pant on then last night and since Tristin wakes up each morning with a poopy diaper it could only mean one thing. I turned on the light, and yep there it was smeared all over in his hair, on his face, all over his legs. Poop Poop Poop! so I have to quick put him in the bath, right, well, Gavin is screaming his head off and no one to help in sight. Crazy morning!!! My kids are poop machines I kind of feel like all I do is change poopy diapers.
I thought about taking a picture but I'm sure we all can imagine what smeared poop looks like or we've seen it in action before. Plus it was a little too crazy to get to the camera.

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Gavin walking video


Vampire tooth Gavin!

The look on Tristin's Face was priceless

Gavin loved the ride, thanks Cole for the fun ride

Tristin finally found out how to open the cabinet doors in the kitchen, time to baby proof.

While Bailey and Kooper where in town we went to Country mercantile to pick out pumpkins, petting zoo and kid maze and hay pyramid.

top 10 Things I can't live without!

1) I can't live with out my kids, Tristin and Gavin. Although they drive me nuts because they wont eat sometimes, and they are so different I can't get them to do the same thing which would make life easier! I love them and don't really remember what my life was like before them. I hate leaving them to go to school everyday and can't wait to get home to see them.

2) I can't live with out the gospel, I love going to church. Even though right now I feel I miss more then I actually get while there. What I do get out of it is my life and has made me who I am.

3) I can't live without learning, I go insane when I am not able to learn. Right now I am in School but when not in school I love to read and watch discovery channel.

4) I can't live with out food, especially the good stuff, dessert!!! I love baking stuff but am just as happy with something off the grocery shelves. Couple of years ago I would have said Restaurants or fast food, but I realize now I CAN live with out eating out!

5) Mascara, I can skip on any other make-up but with out Mascara I feel Naked and look pretty weird.

6) DVR, how did I survive without it. I can record like 20 shows through out the week and then on the weekends I am so glad to have something to watch. Even if it is mildly amusing I will record it.

7) My Family, Which I guess should be a lot higher on the list. I love Sunday dinners when Kim's, Rochelle's and Jillian's Families all come over. I wish we all lived closer so Chauntel's and Bailey's Families could come too. My family are the greatest family ever I could not live with out all that they do for me. I am blessed with special parents and loving Sisters!

8) Running water, could you imagine having water hauled in and only once a week. witch bring me to my perfume. I know what it used to be used for(not taking bath everyday makes you stinky, so I heard!) I could not live with out a good smelling perfume, Princess by Vera Wang is my fav.

9) Electricity, If I couldn't blow dry my hair of use a straight iron I would look, well like everyone else because they wouldn't have electricity either! No computer, light, T.V. or heat!!!

10) a place to sleep with a roof over my head. Thanks to my parents I have this other wise I would be out on my butt.

I forgot to tag someone must write your top 10 things you can't live with out!
Rochelle, Mom, Jillian, Chauntel, Venessa(you better do it!)

Monday, October 6, 2008


Ok, so you don't think that I am a complete idiot I want to admit that I did my tag wrong. I realized ONLY after reading Chauntel's Blog that I had misinterpreted the meaning of 4th file. So instead of posting my 4th photo file, I instead read it to mean my 4th blog file. Well I guess while I am admitting this I might add that this is a completely weird tag since my photos aren't numbered 1, 2, 3...and I actually am not sure which one is my 4th file but ok I am willing to go with it and say that I have no photo file therefore I have no 4th photo file or 4th photo in that file. So sorry to bust the Tag!!! Sorry for the misunderstanding, maybe being in school has actually fried my brain instead of getting rid of the cob webs that where forming from not being used to it's best ability. LoVe aNd KiSSes!!!

Thursday, October 2, 2008


I finally started school, I have never been anywhere that is so diverse in age. There are so many younger than me and sooo many older than me in all of my classes. There is smoking, cussing, and even a little protesting(dress nice and walk around by yourself yelling insanities)Nothing will ever compare to my sheltered life on the BYU-Idaho campus. For those who don't know, there is no cussing, not even the immodest dress, which includes Flip flops, yeah I said flip flops are not allowed on campus, We said prayers in class and talked about how each different subject could relate to the Gospel. In contrast to that my teachers slam presidential candidates, cuss about this or that, and... there is no relating to any kind of gospel.
I am taking 13 credits. Developmental psychology, Speech, and Bio 100. I am so excited to be in class and learning again, it is good. I am busy and just came down with a cold along with the boys. so things are a little crazy, but everyone needs a little crazy! Right?!
The boys are 9 1/2 months now and teething like crazy, let me tell you when you have two it makes for some impressive stereo crying. They are still fun and are so cute together. I notice a little competitiveness in both of them. They both want on Mom's lap, they both want the same toy and play an interesting game of tug-of-war, they both want Grandpas food... You get the picture.

Wednesday, October 1, 2008


I have been tagged, the Idea is to post AGAIN the fourth post that you posted. No cheating! I have to admit I was tempted!!! I will tag Vanessa, everyone else has been tagged already!

Baby Shower

Sister Akerman through a perfect baby shower last night. She is such a great lady, and there wasn't too much attention thrown on me! Which I was glad about I hate that kind of attention. The people who came where great people that have been there for me in the past and since I've been home from school. I was glad that Mom, Rochelle and Kim where able to come I just wish that Bailey, Chauntel and Jillian could have been there too. But they are all great support and where there in spirit! I got some great gift especially the Diapers and wipes!, But my favorite thing was the Santa outfits from Sister Newbury. The boys will look great in them!

Sunday, September 21, 2008

teething biscuits...who thought these where a good idea?

Thursday, September 11, 2008

ThE end Of SuMmeR...StiLL WarM!!!

It was a long spring and then a hit and miss Summer. It is finally the end of summer and we are having great weather. The temp. is consistantly in the 80's and as the sun goes down it is at that perfect temp to just sit out side. The boys used their Mickey chairs the other day to sit and watch Grandpa mow the lawn. What big boys!!!
Tristin and Gavin are getting so big, they are even becoming really mean. On Sunday I swear Gavin pushed another little boy(who is older) as they where standing up to the glass door in the foyer. Then Gavin who loves to hit(he even hits himself repeatdly) had his arm around Tristin and was hitting him on the head. Although Tristin isn't a saint, He grabs Gavin's face and makes him cry! I hate having to be the one who is always telling them NO. They are still my little Angels who aren't ever going to do anything bad...Right!!! HA HA!

Sunday, September 7, 2008

quick story

On Friday I was giving the boys a bath, which all of a sudden Gavin hates. He will stand up to the edge and cry at me and reach for me to pick him up. Usually we haven't even gotten as far as splashing and having fun. And there he is wailing because taking a bath is the worst thing that he could be doing at that moment. So he was standing there wanting me to pick him up, I notice Tristin on him belly with his head blocked from me view by Gavin's naked body. I think to myself why is Tristin so close behind Gavin that I can't see his head, and he's been there for awhile. As I look I realize that Tristin is sucking on Gavin, on his Butt check!!! The End.

Saturday, August 30, 2008

daycare kids

Last Monday was the daycare kids first day back. Ever since then Tristin and Gavin have been so happy that they wake up at 7am. Then they play all day with them like big boys. When the older kids go outside the twins go to the window and just watch them.

Yesterday the daycare was going through the sprinklers so I put the boys in their swimsuits and put them in the wagon and pulled them through the sprinklers. This was Tristin's face the whole time we where out side. I'm not sure what it was supposed to mean? But they cried and didn't really like being wet. We also went to a YSA activity, it was swimming and BBQ. The boys went swimming and the water was so cold that they were shivering the whole time. But I think they liked being with the kids. They cried when we left.

Saturday, August 23, 2008

mY exPloRerS

It's so interesting, it's so big! What is it???

Winter, cold, snow, Christmas, birthday, Couldn't come any sooner.

I just have so much fun everyday watching the kids play. I love how they interact and sometime they will sit and watch the other one and then they will start laughing at what ever they are doing. It kills me in a good way. Then sometimes they grab each others faces and make the other cry. Tristin has even started trying to suck on Gavin when he is wet in the bath tub(like his shoulder or face). Gavin doesn't really like it very much, Suprise!
Yesterday afternoon I went in to get the kids up from a nap and there was Gavin standing up in his crib! Ahh!!! He is too small to be standing up next thing you know he will be walking. Tristin was asleep when I went in to feed them last night and it looked like he had been sitting up and had fallin' asleep with his head forward in his blanket. It didn't look very comfortable, but that is just how limber Tristin is.

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

over load, over due

Ok I know I going a little overload, but it has been a long time since I updated. I painted my room to a new color the day before we left for Seattle for the reunion. Then when we came back My parents left for a few days and took the camera. Then Tristin learned to crawl! I am so proud of him although I do have to say thatit is hard to be as excited about it this time since Gavin already did it and this means they are both crawling!!! Big disaster, I can tell that Tristin is the leader even if he is the slower one. This could change but for now it is my big boy Tristin who finds things to get into and Gavin just goes with it. They found the kids books that my mom had down for the Daycare kids.
So sorry about all the posts all in a row. I just wanted to get all this stuff down so that I wouldn't forget. Their may be more since I still haven't posted about the reunion which was a really great time!

Tuesday, August 19, 2008


So Mom has been nagging me to get rid of all the kids stuff they don't use anymore. This is what we have acquired. I am putting it on Craigslist. There is other stuff but we are still using it. this is just to have more room I think mom doesn't really like the fact that their stuff is everywhere. Especially if it isn't being used anymore.

tv and bath time

We moved from one at a time baths to taking it together. I am happy to say that this is something that I have kind of looked forward to and it is just as great as I thought it would be. Now I look forward to the day that they can bath them selves!!! It was so hard before because I was having to bath one while the other, sensing what was about to happen and not wanting to be left out, would start to cry and wail. So I would have to listen to a crying baby while furiously bathing the other baby, who loved it and would want to stay in a little longer, but because I didn't like listening to my baby be so upset couldn't let it happen. They love taking a bath, although I see that we need covers for the bath nozzle so they don't hit their heads and they need non-slip pads on the bottom of the tub or something similar. Any suggestions???

Again a great picture of Gavin watching TV. It is a funny day when Gavin stops to do anything for longer then 10 seconds. Or maybe he just likes Arby's! I think he will like TV but will also be very distracted, kind of like his cousin Cole.

New room color, because Gold is NOT a good color!

For anyone who saw the old room color you know that it was a little bit much for the eye. I just had a hard time with seeing when the light hit that Gold color and I am happy to say that it is changed. I wish I would have gotten a picture of the old room. Oh well!