Monday, October 31, 2011


Darth Hunter did awesome tonight running from house to house on his quest for more candy and fun with cousins. He loves the tradition we have started of Halloween in Preston Idaho!

Friday, October 28, 2011

Colby is home!

So thankful for this wonderful young man and his 2 years of service! Welcome home Colby!!!!! We sure missed you!

Friday, October 21, 2011

A cherished memory

Today 6 years ago this very ambulance transported my sweet little Hudson to a hospital that was better equipped to take care of his every need. I was unaware at this moment in time that I would be without this sweet little boy in the very near future! As each year passes I fear that I am forgetting the memory of my beautiful angel baby! I only had him for 19 days but in the time I was able to see him look at me every time I came into the room! This memory is one that I hold onto very tight. One of his many Dr.'s said, "he only seems to wake when you and your husband are around." I know he knew I was there! I longed for the chance to hold him in my arms but I ached when that time came far sooner than I had hoped and for not as long as I would have liked it to be. I pray I never forget the love that many showed to us and him. This picture is a picture that reminds me of that love, these ambulance drivers worked so fast to get our little boy the care that he was so desperate for. And today I am grateful to reflect on this memory that I will forever cherish.

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Special guest day

Today was special guest day at Hunter preschool and he was so excited to take his dad with him to this! Ryan is such a wonderful dad and I am so thankful for their relationship together!

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Darth Hunter

So not to long ago I set a goal to find Hunter a costume that he would LOVE! I asked him what he wanted to be and he said, "mom, I would like to be something from Star Wars or and Angry Bird." Ok then easy enough right? Well luckily I am one patient mother because I decided to go to the Goodwill for some good old inspiration and cheap finds! Needless to say after 1 hour of finding nothing to do with Star Wars or Angry Birds I decided to get a little more creative. I STARTED OVER!!!! I got lucky though because I found the bottom potion of this costume and from there I knew it was an uphill climb. We looked for yet another hour only to find the cape that went with it. It was at this moment in time I realized that I might just have to give in and say I had lost the battle. I looked at Hunter and said, "ok buddy we will look for the Darth Vador helmet for 5 more minutes and then if we can't find it we are headed home." He was totally fine with that as he tends to be a rather easy child in that department. As I was just about to give up I realized I had not yet gone through the electronics isle.. As we did WHALLAAAAAAAAAAAAA!!!!!! There it was Darth Vador's helmet in it's finest. Better yet the entire outfit only cost me 2.00!!!!!! Here it is people my little Darth Hunter!!!

Saturday, October 8, 2011


We were able to spend a whole afternoon with a couple of our friends and their families and go to Greenbluff! I was amazed at how beautiful it is and I found out rather fast that I wanted to one day own a barn that looked just like this one! Just had to share

Friday, October 7, 2011

Cabella's Bday party

And the BEST birthday party EVER goes to Hunter's friend Wyatt who chose to have his Bday party at Cabellas. This was so fun and Hunters favorite was the endless tokens at the shooting range. Great party guys

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Disneyland second hand

My parents recently went on a 3 week long vacation and of course Hunter was most excited to hear all about Disneyland. My parents brought him back these super cute glasses and he loves to wear them all the time. Thanks Grandma and Grandpa for bringing Hunter some Disneyland love!!!