Birthday Wishes

So many birthdays from the end
of August to the end of September.

Miles just celebrated his . . . oooh!
35th birthday?! I know this {HOW?}
because he and Matt were due at the
same time, but Matt decided to come
a month early. Miles is a hard-working,
quiet, gentle kinda guy who is dedicated
to his family and his faith.

Next in line, Vicky, who made me the
youngest aunt in our family. I love her
gracious demeanor; she always has a warm
hug and a genuine interest in everyone! She
is soft-spoken, articulate and very talented
and steps right in to help with – sewing,
painting, building, crafting, cooking, caring
for her grandchildren, and wanting to be
surrounded by the love of family.

Next, comes our joyful Krissy! Her laugh
is contagious, and she is so humble and
sweet, it’s hard to imagine that she ever
gets onery or sullen. Recently when she was
on the USNS Comfort with Jenna, I wrote to
Terry asking him for a favor and his reason
for not getting back to me was: “I am doing
as good as a man who has had his heart cut
out can! I will be very happy to have the love
of my life back.” Is that not the sweetest tribute to his wife and the curly haired
gal we all LOVE?

It’s only fitting that the next one with a
birthday, is the sweet, naïve, newly-married
Shaylee; have you seen the movie Confessions
of a Shopoholic – then you know her!
Beautiful, blonde, blue-eyed cutie pie.

Sandwiched in between all the gals in the family,there's a big, burly, gentle giant who goes by the name of Doug {in the yellow T-shirt}. I remember
him telling me a story
once of having his Lindee at the playground, and a
group of kids came
over and asked him if he was ‘Hulk Hogan’! He is an
avid fisherman,
and gives great ‘bear hugs’!

Comes the next of our beauteous gals in the family-
Jessica. So many facets and faces of the girl…vivacious,
an eye for photography, and loves to party with her
friends and cousins.

Lastly, is one niece who came along right after I
was married. I got to practice my mother skills
a lot with her and later we worked together at
Morgan Jewelers. I am amazed at her tenacity
and her ability to work fast, thoroughly, and at
the same time, have fun and keep everyone on
their toes with her sense of humor and her
trivia skills!! She is an avid sports watcher, and
just about the champion at any game she plays–
be it board games, word games, or an athletic event. She makes time to give her
daughters the things they need, along with being a day-care provider, and spending
quality times with a wide variety of her friends.

Birthday Wisdom for all of you is:

May today there be peace within. May you trust that you are exactly
where you are meant to be. May you not forget the infinite possibilities
that are born of faith in yourself and others. May you use the gifts that
you have received, and pass on the love that has been given to you.
May you be content with yourself just the way you are. Let this knowledge settle
into your bones, and allow your soul the freedom to sing, dance, praise and love.
It is there for each and every one of us.'

Happiest of birthdays to all of you…..FAMILIES are the BEST!


Congrats to Mz. Eryn and Happy Birthday, Jordy!

Eryn is the Miss Kaysville first runner up! She wins a $500 scholarship to the school of her choice plus a half year scholarship to Weber State!!! She also won the Best Swimsuit award.....I'm so proud of her! Many thanks to all of the wonderful friends and family that were there to support her tonight! CONGRATULATIONS ERYN!!!! WE LOVE YOU!! {Posted on Facebook last night from Paige}

I am so proud of you and happy that you placed well, so that you can have some of your schooling paid for! YAY! I just know you were the most poised, most beautiful, most talented girl there - so Miss Kaysville probably bribed someone! J/K CONGRATULATIONS!

Teri sez you ROCKED! We knew you would.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Jordan - today is a special day for Jordan {another niece}. She is living in Las Vegas, so we miss being able to tell her this in person. Hope you have a great day, and know you're missed and loved!

{Eryn & Jordan in front with Eryn's BF, Chris}


Tonight, Tonight, won't be just any night.......


Although I can't be there tonight to cheer you on, I want you to know that I'm thinking about you and saying lil' prayers that you will perform well, feel comfortable and at ease, and just be your glowing, beautiful self!

I love you......

"Shout Outs" to all the wonderful local businesses that agreed to sponsor Eryn for the pageant. Please use them if you are in need of any of their services!!!

Simply Irresistible Dresses (Southtowne Mall), Luv2Dance Studios, Arby's (Kaysville), Haugen Auto Repair (Farmington), Egan Automotive Kaysville), Haacke Auto (Layton), Comflors, Moutainview Excavating (South Weber), Teri Cowan (Keller Williams Realty). You'll notice all the automotive places....{send a beautilful girl into a garage full of men and she can wrap them around her little finger!!!}

WOOHOO!! Thanks to all of them. We love our local merchants, and appreciate this sponsorship, as well as the great business they exhibit through the community. CHEERS for Eryn. We Love you, girlfriend.


Happy Birthday, Nettie!

OMG!! Another one of us 'bites the dust'!!

Not really, but it's so fun to tease you. Hope you have a wonderful day - it must really seem different because you're not off trippin' as usual. But I'm glad you're not, so that we can actually see you and wish you a Happy Birthday in person!

Family & Friends - Jill Wolf

We all have a cherished garden we tend -
It is planted with love of family and friends.
The memories and dreams we treasure and share
Are like beautiful roses found blooming there.
The comfort and care on which we depend
Is given with love between family and friends.
The sunshine of laughter and rain of a tear
Only make our love grow with each passing year.
We may all be ourselves with no need to pretend
Because of the love of family and friends;
They notice the rainbows and weather the showers.
They overlook weeds and praise all our flowers.
The most valuable thing is the time that we spend
Tending this garden with family and friends.
When counting our blessings, we know from the start
That family and friends come first in our heart.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, to Janette - my niece, my sister, my friend.......with love


Ahhh, Ain't Motherhood Grand?

{Heather Installment}
Don't get me wrong - but im thinking Weston's getting nuttin for Christmas... For those of you who'd like to donate a sandbox - the Pedersen's would be ever so grateful... If I have to clean up mud one more time my kids are for sale... I'll give you a great deal too... FREE!!! Now I must go.... do laundry if you know what I mean... if I have time I'll get on facebook but I wont make any promises


Bless This Child

Special Delivery from Heaven above

Bundle of BLUE for us to LOVE

Teeny, tiny little toes

Small and round- cute baby nose

Tiny fingers, chubby arms

Curled in a ball

Or laying in our arms
We're taken with his 'Baby Charms'

Mouth, and cheeks
Chin, and eyes

Perfect ears to hear lullabies

Babies are Angels that fly to the earth,
their wings disappear at the time of their birth
one look in their eyes and we're never the same
They're part of us now and that part has a name
That part is your heart and a bond that won't sever
our Babies are Angels, we love them forever.



Happy SISTERS {?} Day...who knew?

My niece, Janette, put this cute SMILEBOX on her blog and her facebook page. I love this and love being included in the sentiment. Janette is a sweetheart and a 'softie'! Happy Sisters Day to her, and her sisters, her Mom and DiAnne {who are my sisters}, and my lovely daughters.

I'm sure we all feel akin to our family, our friends, and those who occasionally fill in for a spot left void in our lives for one reason or another. I can count so many female figures in my life, who have been there to offer just what I needed when I was feeling like no one was there. Thank you to all of them - I'm probably not exactly what you were all hoping for, but it's the best I got.



You've made a difference in my life. You're one of those special people who make others feel at ease - it's a pleasure knowing someone who gives herself unselfishly. Your spirit is always ready to comfort and encourage. So when I think of you I drop the "in-law" part, leaving me a sister cherished with love inside my heart.

Hope you have a wonderful birthday. Guess what?

You're getting frighteningly close to being OLD!


Heidi's fridge went out on her, so she was here bright and early yesterday bringing items to put into our fridge {which incidentally was broke last week!} . Good thing that everything in the universe doesn't stop at once - until then we'll just keep moving our stuff from one house to the next. She and Laila had breakfast, and lil' Seth ate 2 or 3 times while they were here - he has a real fondness for the 'boob'! By 11am, Heather was calling to see if Taylor could come over and stay, while Heather had a softball tournament. So I took a couple of pix of the three of them while they were here, and sharing nicely.