Thanksgiving was great. We headed up to Holbrook Az on Wednesday night and we ended up hitting snow.. I was pretty excited as I love snow... We got into town about 1130pm. Sadie got sick on they way up from the curvy, up and down roads... but once she got the Grandma's she was soo happy and was in heaven with all the people who was playing with her... she loved Beverly's huge back yard and would just sprint from one side to the other.. even though the ground was covered in snow she loved but once you got her outside she instantly started shivering... She loved Loni's poodle Molly, but Molly wasn't a fan of Sadie, but for the majority they got along. Blaine made a wonderful turkey and good food..I can't believe I actually ate a plate and half of food, and my mommy Terri would be surprised that i tried (by force of braden and loni - on each side with a fork in my face) mashed Ginger/sweet potatoes... surprise i actually kinda liked them... we left around 10pm to head back to the valley, cause I had to work on Friday, Sadie this time was alot better and didn't get car sick, that made the trip home easier. when we left Holbrook the temperature was 20 degrees and as we left we watched the temperature drop to 11 on the way home. poor little Sadie was soo cold when we left i cuddled her in a blanket on my lap and she fell asleep for a bit.. so cute .. We had a great Thanksgiving and took some family pictures for Christmas cards...
NOW on to Christmas... the house will start to be decorated on Sunday(expect the tree, i have a few new ornaments to get and make)
we have been busy the last couple months. we had Roy Brandon's 30th birthday party, i made his Michigan Helmet cake :) he loved it, but loved Ali's cake pops more :)
Then there was halloween, Braden dressed up as a dead surgeon for work and my office had a pumpkin decoratung carving contest, we made Hootie the Blow Fish and we WON!! (yes we hot glued each indivdual candy corn on the pumpkin.
Tabitha and I had our first monthly craft day where we made these corn husk wreaths (thanks to my wonderful sister Laura for the idea)
I made pumpkin spice cupcakes with a cinnamon honey cream cheese frosting for work for our halloween potluck
The Gilbert Arizona Temple is being built just 20 minutes from our house and we had the opporunity to attend the ground breaking with our friend Tabitha and Clint and there adorable twin girls (who are 10 weeks old and so cuddly, I love holding them)
I got to spend a wonderful weekend with some very special and amazing women. I went up to Showlow to Audra's cabin with these amazing girls. We had so much fun. We sang Kareokee, went to the Snowflake Temple and ate and a hole in the wall place, its was decent food :)
And of course Sadie has been a handful of fun as always. She is such a ball of energy. She loves to be chased around the house, she knows house to sit and she is learning lay down and stay. she knows when we turn the TV off and tell her night night that its bed time and refuses to go to bed and will run away from us. She is almost 6 months old and weighs 16 pounds.
We are getting ready to go to Holbrook to celebrate Thanksgiving with Braden's family and we are taking Sadie on her first road trip. It's a 3 hour drive so lets see how it goes, oh yea his parents have a poddle and Bradens aunt might be bringing ther little dog to.
my mother has been thru alot and still stands tall and strong thru it all.
she is my bestest friend
the one i can turn to with anything
she has raised us alone since we were just 3 years old
she has supported me thru my life’s toughest trials
has been my shoulder to cry on several times
she is a great listener and gives wonderful advice
no matter what path I choose in life she always supported me
This is my MOTHER
She was there for me when I got out of unhealthy marriage and supported my every decision
She was there for me when I had Evelyn( even though she sat by the head of my bed when I delivered her) having her there in the room when her first grandchild was born meant everything to me. she was there those 3 trying days and when i wasn’t sure i could place her. she was there, my mother my support.
I am so grateful I had my mother's support thru the process even though it was hurting her tom But she knew God's plan for Evelyn and KNEW this was where she was to be.
she was there when I got married again and supported me thru it all and has been there for me ever since
She is always a phone call away when i need to call, miss Evelyn or just want to hear her sweet voice and see how her day has been.
2 years ago i had a beautiful little girl. she was perfect. no cone head no white stuff. just perfect little girl i have ever seen. she was born at 832am 7lbs 1oz 20 inches long. she never cried (only when aunt Lala put her cold hands on her belly. the first night she didn't sleep very well or eat much, she was up throwing up most of the night, when my sister and mom returned the next morning at 9am we called the nurse in she still wasn't keeping anything down , it turned she had a bunch of yucky fluid in her tummy and had to have it pumped, my sweet sister Laura went with Evelyn to have this done, as i couldn't bear seeing my baby in pain. she came back and was a happy baby and starting eating a ton. we would have to wake her her up at night for her feedings. i didn't sleep much those 3 long days in the hospital (they were 3 long wonderful days), 3 days i was able to be her mother, love her, care for her, learn her little quirks, feed her and cuddle her. she was mine for those days, i cherished every second with her, wanting her know how much i loved and love her still. then it was time for her to go home with her mommy and daddy, who i had picked out with the help of the Lord's guidance. That was a really hard day in my life to leave the hospital without her in my car, but i know she was going home with right family.
She is an very loved little girl. She has blessed lives of those around her in so many ways. She blessed my life and for her I am grateful. I LOVE YOU SO MUCH LITTLE GIRL! ENJOY THIS DAY AND ALWAYS REMEMBER I LOVE YOU NO MATTER WHAT AND WILL NEVER STOP LOVING YOU!
I went to Florida to be with my Twin to celebrate this year. we have celebrated 25 our of 27 birthdays together, 25th- not able to travel as i was 8 months prego and 26- work refused me time off :( this year i was able to get 5 days off and spend it with my saster Laura. We had such a fun time. We went fishing caught grouper and grunt (and i caught the first catch, well we thought it was fish and turned out to be seaweed, lame) still fun though ( that was for A's birthday on 10/8- Happy Birthday). Sunday we went to Disney World and had a blast. We got VIP seating (thank you D) to the Parade, I loved it. Laura laughed at me the whole time because i kept saying "look Mickey, Look Goofy" ( i did this to all the characters, Especially when I saw my Favorite one of all CINDERELLA. I love Disneyland. I love the parades, the musical performances, everything is awesome. The boys left us there for 4 hours ( birthday stuff) to long. we got some sister bonding time and rode fun rides, we even had a little boy about 8-10 yrs old tell us Happy Birthday and gave us a yummy cupcake( his mom was with him :) ) it was better than mine ( yes i know hehe). Needless to say it was a great night with yummy food and lots lots lots of presents. ( pictures to follow soon)
This past weekend we celebrated our 1 year anniversary.. Time has gone by so fast. We choose to celebrate where it first began... DISNEYLAND. We had a great time. We went to the wishing well where Braden proposed, we didn't have to wait too long for the rides, it was a beautiful day at the park. We had so much fun. We were also selected to be in the honorary volunteer parade and got the opportunity to ride on the main float with Miss Piggy and Kermit. It was soo much fun to be in the parade and what a great day we had celebrating our anniversary. Later that night we meet up with my mother and sister melanie for dinner at Catal Resturant in Downtown Disney, we had alot of fun catching up with them. We traveled home Sunday to pick a wonderful anniversary present our little girl Sadie Hatch. She was so happy to go home and live with us.. We love her so much and YES she is ALOT of work, but still very lovable. Thank you to everyone for all the Wonderful wishes on our anniversary. (pictures of the adventures to follow)