Friday, May 30, 2008

San Diego Trip

Who doesn't love the beach? We had such a great time! Devin's parents have a time share right on the beach. We went with them for a week and absolutely loved it!

As soon as we got out of the car from the long ride, we wanted to go right to the beach. Here's Jax soaking up his first time seeing the ocean.

Since we came all the way to San Diego Devin and I wanted to do a session in the temple. It was beautiful!

We spend the next day at the beach. It was sunny and perfect:) We rode some waves and found a few shells. Jaxon liked to walk in the water as long as the seaweed didn't wash up onto his feet.

Cute toes!

The next day, we went to Old Town San Diego. We looked at some of the sites and shops.
We visited the Mormon Battalion Museum in Old Town. It's really amazing what those men did for our country and faith. I had no idea.
In Old Town, there is a little root beer shop. We all got root beer floats...yummy!
The next day was Sunday, so after finally finding the church, sitting through sacrament meeting, and coming home, we went for a walk down the pier and boardwalk. It was fun to watch the surfers.
Monday, we went to Sea World. Since Jaxon loves Nemo, we thought he'd love all the fish there, and we were right! We fed the dolphins and every time I asked if he wanted to touch one, he said no, but he did touch a starfish!
He loved the helicopter in the Arctic movie/ride. Devin & I went on the roller coaster and got all wet. It was really fun! Since going to Disney World in December, I have grown a love for roller coasters! I wasn't sure if I should since I'm pregnant, but my belly barely touched the safety bar the baby and I were good!
Our last day we wanted to go to the beach again. It wasn't quite ideal weather for that, but we went anyway. Jaxon helped daddy build a sand castle. It was so cute to watch them together. Devin is such a good daddy!

Here is the view off our balcony (at night). Yep, that's the ocean:)
I love this pic. I think my husband is such a hottie and I absolutely love him!!!
Oh yeah, we saw Pauly Shore at the beach...hahaha...

If we ever move there (not that we are planning on it, but still) I will open a running store with everything anyone needs to, clothes, strollers, etc. There are so many runners there it is awesome! I love to see people keeping their bodies fit. I really wanted to run on the beach or boardwalk, but my growing belly prevented it of course.

Little Bro Graduated!

My little brother Joshua graduated this year from Desert Ridge High School. He got a leadership scholarship to ASU. We are so proud of him!

Joshua & Mom & Dad
So proud of my brother!
Oma & Joshua
My & Joshua's friend Kathryn

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Marriage Tag

How long have you been married?

3 1/2 years.

How old is your spouse?

His is 24...almost 25 then hopefully our car insurance rate will go down! :)

Who eats more?

Well, we both really like food. When I'm pregnant or nursing, I do. But if I'm not either, he usually does.

Who said I love you first?


Who is taller?

Devin, by a comfortable 6 inches.

Who sings better?

Devin, he did honor choir in high school and really does have a good voice.

Who is smarter?

I think this really isn't a fair question, but...he's smarter at some things like cooking and miscellaneous facts, but I would say I'm smarter when it comes to Jaxon. He's got his degree in mathematics (crazy math they have to learn), but I usually beat him at mental math.

Who controls the TV remote?

It depends, b/c since we got DVR (LOVE it) it's just a matter of who's gonna fast forward the commercials. I can watch my shows he doesn't want to watch when he's busy or not home and vice versa.

Whose temper is worse?

When I'm pregnant, mine for sure...even though I'm aware of this problem, I still don't control it as well as I should sometimes. When I'm not pregnant, I'd say we're about the same.

Who does the laundry?

I do. Always. I don't think he's done a load since we've been married. He'll help fold sometimes. But...I never iron. Luckily, he doesn't need much ironed besides his church shirt and if I take it out of the dryer fast enough, it doesn't even wrinkle.

Who sleeps on the right side of the bed?

If you are laying in the bed, he does.

Who cooks dinner?

Devin. I have been trying to do as much as I can before he gets home, but I don't really enjoy cooking and he does, so I'm glad to let him do it!

Who is more stubborn?

Depends on the situation...sometimes I can be really easy going and other times I have to have my way. Same goes for him.

Who is the first to admit when they're wrong?

Devin. He easily does and I take a little longer to come around.

Whose parents do you see the most?

Mine. His live 45 minutes away and mine only live 20, so we see them more.

Who has more friends?

I would say we are both very blessed with lots of really good friends. I think I get to do more with my friends since I stay home everyday, but SINCE I stay home everyday, I NEED to do more.

Who has more siblings?

Devin, he's got 2 sisters, 1 older and 1 younger. I have 1 younger brother.

Who wears the pants in the family?

Hmm...I don't know...I go to him about everything and I think he comes to'd say we share the pants in the family.

I tag: Joy, Brooke, Becca

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

People foods that are bad for pets

We have dogs, and many of our friends do too, so I thought I'd post this interesting info about people foods:

Found at:

They contain a toxic component called persin, which can damage heart, lung and other tissue in many animals. This fruit is very toxic to dogs, cats and most animals.

Alcoholic beverages can cause the same damage to an animal's liver and brain as they cause in humans. But the effects can be deadly on animals since they are much smaller than us. The smaller the animal, the more deadly the effects can be. Even a small amount of alcohol may cause vomiting and damage the liver and brain.

Walnuts and macadamia nuts are especially toxic. Effects can be anything from vomiting to paralysis to death. Within 12 hours of eating the nuts, pets start to develop symptoms such as an inability to stand or walk, vomiting, hyperthermia (elevated body temperature), weakness, and an elevated heart rate. These symptoms can be even worse if your dog eats some chocolate with the nuts. The effect can cause kidney failure, often leading to death.

Chocolate contains theobromine, which can kill your pet if eaten in large quantities. Dark and unsweetened baking chocolates are especially dangerous. Giving your pup a piece of chocolate cake or even letting him lick the chocolate icing on the cake could cause him to become ill. Theobromine can also cause a dog or cat's heart to beat very rapidly or irregularly, which could result in death if the pet is exercising or overly active.

Candy or anything containing Xylitol (a common sweetener found in some diet products) can cause a sudden drop in an animal's blood sugar, loss of coordination and seizures. If left untreated, the animal could die.

Coffee, tea or any product that contains caffeine stimulates an animal's central nervous and cardiac systems. This can lead to restlessness, heart palpitations and death, depending on how much the animal consumes.

Grapes and raisins
Grapes and raisins can lead to kidney failure in dogs. As little as a single serving of raisins can kill them. And the effects are cumulative, which means that even if a dog eats just one or two grapes or raisins regularly, the toxin that builds in his system will eventually kill him.

Onions are another common food that can be highly toxic to pets. They can destroy an animal's red blood cells and lead to anemia, weakness and breathing difficulties. Their effects are also cumulative over time.

Hide medicine from your pets just like you would from your children. The most common cause of pet poisoning is from animals ingesting a medicine or drug normally prescribed for humans.

And this is not just because furry pals are getting into their pet parent's medicine cabinets. In many cases, pet owners give their feline and canine friends an over-the-counter medication to ease an animal's pain. But acetaminophen and ibuprofen, the active ingredients in many common pain relievers, are extremely toxic to dogs and cats. They can cause gastric ulcers, liver damage, kidney failure and sometimes death.

Thursday, May 8, 2008

UT Trip

This past weekend Devin, Jaxon, my mom & I went to St. George for my friend's wedding. It was a beautiful sealing. One of the things the sealer commented about was that in the church we are divided into wards which can be split or dissolved. But, in the temple we start families that can last forever if we do what we are supposed to do. What a blessing that is!

We stayed with my Great Uncle Keith & Aunt Carol in Fredonia Friday & Saturday night. It was so fun to see them. Jaxon was attached to my mom the whole time. Here are some pics from the trip...

Devin & Jaxon sleeping on the drive.

We stopped to see our neighbors when we lived in Johnson Canyon. Jaxon wanted to see their chickens.

Lacie's reception:)

The Kanab City Park with Granny.

Jaxon's 2 favorite things: Granny & Slides!

Devin tickling Jax.


Eating ice cream:)

Wednesday, May 7, 2008


My Relief Society sent this quote out in an e-mail to remind us of ward temple night. To me, as a mother, the world is a scary place for my sweet children to grow up in. The part I highlighted brings me comfort with that concern--such a powerful promise!

"President Ezra Taft Benson counseled us to 'make the temple a sacred home away from our eternal home.' He then explained the power the temple can generate in a morally deteriorating world: 'This temple will be a standing witness that the power of God can stay the powers of evil in our midst. Many parents, in and out of the Church, are concerned about protection against a cascading avalanche of wickedness which threatens to engulf Christian principles. . .There is a power associated with the ordinances of heaven-even the power of godliness-which can and will thwart the forces of evil if we will be worthy of those sacred blessings. This community will be protected, our families will be protected, our children will be safeguarded as we live the gospel, visit the temple, and live close to the Lord. (The Teachings of Ezra Taft Benson, p. 256) - quoted from House of Glory, S. Michael Wilcox.

Along similar lines, President Monson announced 2 new temples in AZ, one is in our area! Hooray! (That's what the pic is of.) It will be located at Greenfield and Pecos. Here's what he said, “It is my personal priority to make sure members of the Church have access to the blessings of the temple. It is here where members learn of their divine origin and destiny, where they are strengthened spiritually as individuals and as families. Temples are sanctuaries from the storms of life.”

Husband & Wife

I forwarded an e-mail I got to Devin. Some of the content is below.

'Cash, check or charge?' I asked, after folding items the woman wished to purchase. As she fumbled for her wallet, I noticed a remote control for a television set in her purse.
'So, do you always carry your TV remote?' I asked.
'No,' she replied, 'but my husband refused to come shopping with me, and I figured this was the most evil thing I could do to him legally.'


A man and his wife were having some problems at home and were giving each other the silent treatment. Suddenly, the man realized that the next day, he would need his wife to wake him at 5:00 AM for an early morning business flight.
Not wanting to be the first to break the silence (and LOSE), he wrote on a piece of paper, 'Please wake me at 5:00 AM.' He left it where he knew she would find it.
The next morning, the man woke up, only to discover it was 9:00 AM and he had missed his flight. Furious, he was about to go and see why his wife hadn't wakened him, when he noticed a piece of paper by the bed. The paper said, 'It is 5:00 AM. Wake up.' Men are not equipped for these kinds of contests.

This was his reply:

I hate these types of e-mails. It is always about husband and wife fighting. I do not think that it is funny becuase it is never relevant between me and you. So if you get these type, please do not send them to me. I love you sweets and I hope that you have a good day and are not so tired.

I thought the e-mail was funny, but I see what he means. It really isn't funny for a husband and wife to do those kinds of things to each other. I am so thankful for a sweet husband who is helpful, hardworking, honest, and patient with me (especially my crazy pregnancy shenanigans).


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