Sunday, May 31, 2009


I am such a slacker! I have so many pictures and fun things to share but first things first I have to tell my Dani May, aka Daners, Happy Birthday! Her birthday was actually on Friday but really we have been celebrating it since the 21st. (pictures not in order)

The day before her Birthday we have a family date night at the Dbacks game. I know my Madi is a goober :0

Ok, on the 21st me and my girls went to the Taylor swift concert with their Aunt Krystal and Aunt Amber and favoritest cousin Ellie. It was so much fun and we literally got to hug her!!
(more pictures of that to come, I have some fun ones)

I wish I could say that my kids always get along but like any normal family, they don't but my sweet Dani May loves her brother and sister more than anything. It is the sweetest thing to watch. I love this little girl. She has been such a blessing to me from the moment she came into my life. I love her dearly and she brings a sparkle to my eye everyday! I love you Dani!

We gave her the choice of where to go eat for her birthday dinner. She really wanted to go to a place that sang happy birthday to her so of course she went all out and chose Texas Roadhouse. She really is a doll!!!!

Monday, May 11, 2009

To All The Women In My Life

I just wanted to pay special tribute to all the wonderful women in my life. For some reason I have had a hard time celebrating Mother's Day for myself the last few years. I love reflecting on my Mom and my mother-in-law and how amazing they are but I just have a hard time celebrating my own motherhood. I often times feel like a failure. I feel like I could be doing so much more for my children but I don't. Now, make no mistake about it, I LOVE my children more than anything! I would give my life for them! They absolutely complete the puzzle of my life but I can't figure out what the heck I am doing wrong! I am so thankful for a Father in Heaven who believes in me and who has full confidence in me and my skills of being a mother. I know I am not perfect and that I'm not supposed to be. I hope and pray that I can be the mother that my kids want and need me to be to help them survive this crazy ever changing world.

Ok, on to the presents. Now that my kids are getting older the things they bring home from school and church are so much fun! This is what my Madi Bear typed up for me at school in computer lab:

Makes the best cookies
On summer she takes my swimming
The cakes she makes are the bomb
Helps me with my homework
Every day she makes us surprise breakfast
Right on time for gymnastics
Love, Madi

This was a questionnaire that my Dani May did in primary:

My mom's name is- Megan
She weighs- 30lbs
Her shoe size is- 20
Her favorite food is- fruits and vegetables
Her favorite thing to wear is- skirts and shirts
Her favorite tv show is- Nims Island
Her favorite thing to do with me is- pray with me
If I can give my mom anything in the world it would be- Mother's Day necklace

Are those not the best gifts ever?! These are definitely getting framed and hung on the wall!!! And now for the finale.............

My husband took the kids to Target and let them pick out a few things on their own. The Snuggie was the ultimate winner for them. Jake said that they couldn't stop giggling at the fact that they were giving me a Snuggie for Mother's Day :)

I had a great day yesterday. A big thank you to my hubby and kiddos. They are the gems in my life. They make me so happy and want to be better and what more could a struggling mother ask for?

Thursday, May 7, 2009


Today my Sister-in-law, Susan, who passed away 5 months ago would have turned 26. I have said it before and I will say it again, this girl was amazing! Although we wish she could be here to celebrate her birthday with us, we know that she is partying it up with some very special people! HAPPY BIRTHDAY SUSAN!