Friday, August 28, 2009


Motherhood has its ups and downs. There are those sleepless nights; those fussy moments when you have no idea what your child wants or needs and you try everything anyway, but to no avail.
I have to admit I have had many of those nights where I just want to throw my hands in the air and throw a mini-tantrum like I used to when I was 2 years old because I didn't know what to do with gabe and I was so tired.

But then I have moments like this, moments of total and absolute bliss.
Moments where you forget about those long sleepless nights
or those days when you just don't think you can make it any longer

and it makes everything worth it.
It makes it so you actually might think about having another one
(don't get any ideas, that thought it WAY in the future!)
You think, "that is why we do this!"

Motherhood becomes a positive thing. A thing you look forward too every day. You can't wait to see him, you can't wait to hear what will come out of his mouth next or to see that smile when you get him out of the crib.

He knows you. He loves you. And it is staying that way!

Tuesday, August 25, 2009


Why does everything bad come in 3's?
I mean, if they (referring to the chi in the universe) are trying to be asymmetrical then they could just stick with 1,
but no, it has to be 3

I woke up this morning wanting to check my email. I grabbed my computer, hopped back onto my bed to try to still relax a little bit while gabe was still asleep and then...nothing.
My computer wouldn't turn on! But that isn't the half of it, my BRAND NEW BATTERY of less than 3 months is DEAD! So, there goes checking my emails and my blog.

Then after that I wanted to go and buy a few things for my sister who is sick in the hospital.
So I loaded Gabe up in the car and I wasn't 2 miles away when ... BAM
no, it wasn't an accident although it surely felt like one! But no, 2 punk teenagers thought it would be funny to throw rocks at my car and it dented the side.
Oh ya, really funny.

Then, last but not least, I was trying to carry gabe and some of the things I wanted to get my sister out to the car and CRASH, they all fell to the floor
including this...

It has not been a very good day!

Tuesday, August 11, 2009


Have you ever been in traffic before?
That stand still traffic that you can literally
walk out of your car, eat dinner,
and still be ok?

Well, I was in that kind of traffic tonight
and let me tell you

But that wasn't the worst of it
I was in that traffic
for 2 HOURS
with myself

If he didn't like cars before
he won't like them now!


The only humor in the whole night
was the fact that there was a catoring
company who got out of their car
and started handing out
fat boys to the cars around them!

I wish I could have taken a picture!

Wednesday, August 5, 2009




I have never been here before.
I have always been told that the gardens were
and that I should definitely go there someday

But I never went...

But today I felt like doing something different
So, after many years of pushing this off
I finally went

I truly think that I was the only one there today
I couldn't have asked for anything more

Gabe and I took a casual stroll on what I will consider
probably the most gorgeous place in utah

Yes, the red rocks of St. George and Moab are spectacular
or mount timp when you wake up in the morning and hear the birds chirping is also a sight to see

No one disputes that

but there is something about being all alone
surrounded by trees and flowers of all colors
in a place that seems like it was made for you

then, after you already thought you have seen it all
you discover a secret garden
in the middle of the already beautiful gardens
and that secret garden...
takes your breath away

I discovered that place
and it has become my new favorite place in Utah

Go find it for yourself
I hope you can enjoy it at least half as much as me

because it was truly
Heaven on Earth

as I was there I took a few fun shots of Gabe...
I am just sad I didn't have my nice camera!

Tuesday, August 4, 2009


Gabe just turned 7 months, but these pictures are for his 6 month shots!
The REAL pictures were taken for "grandpa checketts!"



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