Wednesday, December 26, 2007

More Christmas photos

Zane got a great shirt from Daddy! Dad got his i-pod (spoiled). I got some jewelry and some great motivational books. It was a terrific Christmas. And mostly it was so incredible because we were all together with the people we love. I know it sounds cheesey but it's so true!

Merry Christmas

I hope everyone had as great of a Christmas as we did. Quinton was so excited about it all. It was fun to watch him. He even got excited about what other people got. He's so funny. I think my mom and dad were a bit overwhelmed spending Christmas with us but I think it was fun for them too. It's the first time in years they've celebrated Christmas morning with a little one. Here are some pictures of our morning together.

Thursday, December 20, 2007

Baby Zane

SO I think most everyone knows but I just wanted to post and let everyone know Zane is doing good. He had a heart murmur when he went for his recent check up, so they made me take him to a pediatric cardiologist. Up at Primary Children's he had a chest x-ray, and an echocardiogram and saw a great doc. He has VSD (ventricular septal defect) or a hole in his heart. It's in between the bottom two chambers and I guess this is pretty common in babies. He's been put on Lasix (a diurectic) to help ensure he doesn't get too much fluid in his lungs and he has a follow up in January. Most of the time these close up on their own but if it doesn't he'll have to undergo a simple open heart surgery. But he's a very happy, and healthy baby and is doing fine and will be just fine!

Here's my LO I got the guest DT spot with!

Saturday, December 1, 2007


Ok So I just have to tell everyone...first sorry I haven't updated for a while. But I do have some exciting news. I have been chosen to be the guest Design Team member for the month of Dec and Jan on a great scrapbook website. It is KT Crafts. It's a small little forum but with some amazing talent and now I get to be part of it. So check it out at and then you can click on message boards to see what it's all about. They also have an awesome store and always are having great discounts. I will post my entry later. This is just an amazing opportunity for me and I'm just thrilled!

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Beautiful Boys

I must say that I think I have the most handsome boys in all the world! I'm so happy that they are mine and I get to share my life with them!

SO here's proof in the photo!

Monday, October 15, 2007

Just when you thought it was safe...

Halloween is coming so it was time to get the the log all dressed up - I think that's a rubber band around it's face under the eyes - to hold the hair on? All I can say is she/it is one ugly witch. Anyone can tell me why someone would do something like this to the poor log wins a prize...

Friday, October 5, 2007

Been A While...

Alright so I haven't been real faithful about updating our blog. Life's been crazy. But I'm going to try to remedy that now. I will be putting on an inspirational thought every day if nothing else. I know we all could use a little extra uplift and inspiration in our lives!

Insipirational Thought of the Day:

Defeat is simply a signal to press onward.

~Helen Keller

Also I wanted to post a pic of my cute baby in his "Orson Wells" look...Isn't he funny? The one on the right is my baby

Friday, September 21, 2007

Night and Day!

Here's a picture I took today of my two precious boys. They don't look a ton a like in coloring but I think they have some similiar features for sure. They are so cute and precious. Quinton is always wanting to hold Zane and says he just can't ever stop kissing him because he's so cute. I hope they always will like each other this much, even with their night and day differences.

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Have you noticed my ticker?

Ok so is anyone as excited as me about Heroes? Only a few more days now....

Sunday, September 16, 2007

Ten things I love about being a Mommy

I know that as life gets busy how much we tend to take things for granted. I was looking at these pictures I made Bryan took and thought, Wow I'm so blessed so this is my post tribute to my beautiful blessings that make my days worthwhile.

I love being a mom because:

1. No one needs you more than the kids (even when you wish they'd leave you alone.)
2. Looking in their eyes makes Heaven seem so much closer
3. Funny things they say
4. Loves and kisses
5. Special things that only mom can do
6. Knowing that no matter what you will always be their mom and NO ONE can ever take that place.
7. Fun gifts (I've loved all my mother's day gifts so far)
8. The realization that you have a bigger heart than you thought you did, and that it has enough love to hold your children.
9. Hearing them say something you had said and realizing that even though we don't think they do they actually hear us.
10. Unconditional love and eager forgiveness.
So these aren't in any special order just some things I pondered today. I love my boys so much and the wonderful man who is their father that gave me the gift of becoming a mother.

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

My Scrapbook Pages

Hey you can now click on the link in the right hand column that is titled: "My scrapbook pages" and it will take you to a link where I've actually have some pages I've done displayed...just if you are interested.


Yesterday was Quinton first day back to pre-school. He's going again to A Leap Ahead Preschool, in our neighborhood. He was so excited to go and honestly I was glad to have him go too, just because he loves it so much. I took a few pictures of him all geared up to go and this really cute one of him at his desk. He's already remembering a lot of things they learned last year and I am looking forward to hearing about the things he'll learn again. It scares me to think though that next year at this time I'll have a kindergartener.

Monday, September 10, 2007

More Fam Pics

More photos of the family party. Here we have Zane with Dad, Zane 3 weeks old, with Lexie 1 week old, Lisa and Rory's little girl (in case you can't tell that baby is Lisa's), more of the Rodeo roundup, Dallin wearing his "Junk" horse (who knows...), and Grandma and Grandpa Fail dancing with Robin.

The Whole Fam Damily

On Saturday Sept 8, we went up to Ophir, to hang out with Bryan's incredibly large extended family for the Fail annual reunion. Ophir eh? What? Yeah that's what I said, but it's this little town just past Stockton, which is just past Tooele. They family had rented the entire Ophir Park for the weekend. We only made it up there for Saturday because I just didn't want to go camping with a 3 week old. We had a lot of fun though and like always it's nice to see the family, even if it is 100 people! (though this year it was much smaller).

Quinton loved riding in the "train" around the park the most and Wendy was nice enough to tote those kids around and around about 1000 times. (Quinton said I'll remember Wendy because it's like the Wendy's place, except her hair is different.)

Saturday night we all had to make these "horses" to go to dinner and have a fun little rodeo roundup. Bryan won the prize for the most original "horse," being that it was a sea horse.

We are glad we made it up there for the day and look forward to more fun with the family next year.

A big thanks to Elena and her family for being in charge this year and making it so fun. It was nice to have all the fun stuff for the kids especially.

And enjoy the photos!

Monday, August 20, 2007

Baby Zane

I used to think to myself that I could never love another child as much as I love Quinton. But now that I've witnessed another miracle come into my life, I understand that I was wrong. He's been in my life a whole 2 days, and he's already changed my life. I was holding that little boy in my arms just minutes after he was born and I found myself crying. I was so happy and amazed and excited and so much more.

Quinton was so excited to be a big brother - the first night he didn't act like it so much, but when we went to pick Jana and Zane up from the hospital today, he couldn't wait to get there, and when a nurse walked in to check on the baby, he got upset and asked her why she was taking our baby.
I'm not sure how we'll handle another baby - I'm not sure how Jana will handle being the only girl in the house - I guess that's why she calls it Life with Guys - but I know he belongs in our family. He may never know the miracle he really is for us, and how much we looked forward to his coming. I just hope we can be good parents for both our sons, like our parents are and were for us.

For anyone who didn't hear, he was 6 pounds 12 ounces and 19 inches long. He was born at 3:04 pm on Saturday, August 18th.

Lots of dark hair like his dad. My mom says he looks just like I did, and she brought a picture of me when I was a newborn - I can honestly say I can see the resemblance, he is such a cute kid!

What the... LOG?

To borrow the phrase from Quinton - What the... insert your own ending here... This is the new outfit for Mr. (or is it Mrs? or something else entirely?) Log - I really do not know what to think. At first I wanted to call it a bathing outfit, but I'm not convinced on that either. I especially love the safety goggles over those crooked eyes of his/hers/whatever it is...

Thursday, August 9, 2007

Time is ticking...

But not fast enough. I just thought I'd update here and let everyone know that I went to my dr today and yeah I'm so no where near delivering this baby. Guess they just come when they want to don't they? Well my dr said I may just not go into labor all by myself so next Saturday August 18 they will induce me if this little sucker hasn't come by himself. SO just thought everyone may want to know. It's looking like that's when he'll be born, at some point that day or so I hope....

Wednesday, August 8, 2007

Coming soon... MORE LOG

Wednesday, July 25, 2007


Hey just wanted to let everyone know if you see posts from J-bird it's my dear friend Jayel. She's in my ward and has been a big inspiration to me as well as a good friend. Just wanted everyone to know she wasn't some random crazy posting comments here. I invited her craziness...Just kidding Jayel!

Log Log

Pregnancy Craving of the Day: Delivery!

Inspirational Thought of the Day: "I believe in the sun, even when it's not shining. I believe in love, even when I don't feel it. I believe in God, even when he is silent.

So I haven't posted for a week or so because I haven't had much to say. So I'm updating today with a little treat for you all Bryan and I would like to call the "Log Log." Have you ever noticed something in your life that you just think wait, did I really see that or was it a bad dream? Well this is one of those stories. On 3200 west, on our way to go to Bryan's work there is this thing, a tree stump, (or at least it once was an innocent tree stump.) What has happened to it over time is a bit ghastly and odd and will warn you the picture that comes with it may disturb some audiences (so don't say you weren't warned.) Bryan noticed one day that Log had a face, one of those stick on your stump kinda faces, I'm sure you've seen them. Then an odd thing began to happen to Log. It started to change with the seasons. It was such an oddity of an event that this Log had been dressed as Jolly ol' Saint Nick at Christmas time that I thought it was a one season event..but alas not so. So for you aweness and entertainment we present this section of Log Log. Don't worry there will be more to come from Log as the seasons change. Until then Happy Independence Day (a little late) from your beloved Log.

Saturday, July 14, 2007

More Photos

Beauty of Life...

Pregnancy craving of the day: Chips (even though I didn't realize it until I ate some at Mom's, now I'm eating more...)

Inspirational Thought of the Day: "Of all the gifts given to man the most blessed and amazing is the gift of creating life." -Unknown Author

So my amazing SIL Kristy took some photos of my fat prego belly at my request. She doesn't think she does a good photograpy job but she does great. I really appreciate her work on these. So I thought I'd just post a few of my favorite ones.

Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Aah the clean feeling...

Pregnancy craving of the day: Salt, I had fries for lunch. Yum

Inspirational Thought of the day: "I believe you should always leave loved ones with loving words, it may be the last time you see them."

I know this never happens to my mother but have you ever had one of those times or moments when you just look around you and think, "man everything is dirty.?" Well even though I'm exhausted now Quinton and I took on the daunting task of cleaning up the house today. His room was a total mess and I told him he needs to start keeping it clean if he wants his brother to come live with us so he did clean it up and a lot by himself. Then we had to clean up the toy room, then I vaccummed, cleaned the bathroom etc. Then just as I was about to clean up my own room I thought ok no more I just can't do it! But I have to say, as weird as it may sound, one of the best feelings in the world to me is when I can look around and say Ah, it's clean!

Thursday, July 5, 2007

Summer Colds...

Pregnancy craving today: Sleep (that counts right?)

Inspirational Thought of the Day: "The best things in life aren't free, but priceless."

Why do we get colds in the summer? I mean I understand in the Winter when it's cold etc but in the summer?! I have been battling this stinky head cold for almost a week and it's just not getting better. Maybe it's the baby zapping all my energy and things but I just can't get cool, or enough sleep. I'm all for being sick when it's cold outside and I have nothing to do anyway but grr with this head cold. Guess I'll try to get some napping in while Quinton is occupied on the computer. Ugh.

Thursday, June 28, 2007

Sometimes you're just too tired....

Pregnancy Craving today: Chocolate

Inspirational Thought of the Day: "If you treat an individual as he is, he will stay as he is. But if you treat him as if he were what he could be and ought to be, he will become great as he ought to be." -Goethe

Only 56 Days to go to due date. Had a dr appointment today. All is well. Baby is great, loud heartbeat, just sitting in there dancing waiting to get out!

So yesterday Quinton and I hung out and didn't do much, watched some TV, ate lunch etc. Howevr we did go swimming in our pool in the late afternoon. I didn't think he was all that worn out but I guess he was. He was so tired he fell asleep sitting up watching a show. I just thought it was cute. I know how it feels. Sometimes you're just too tired to even bother laying down.

Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Long Day...Longer Days ahead...

Pregnancy craving today: Sugar...was satisfied by two, yes two, doughnuts this morning, and 3 cups of chocolate milk, and a big cookie with a coke this afternoon (geez don't tell my dr., being that I am pre-diabetic)

Inspirational Thought of the Day: "Often times I have been driven to my knees because I had nowhere else to go." -Abraham Lincoln

So today was a long hard day. I know that I still have 1 1/2 months to go with this pregnancy but I feel like this baby boy gained 3 lbs in the last two days (I'm sure my sugar rush had nothing to do with it.!), I ran my butt off at work yesterday, a long 10 hour day dealing with grumpy old men, and witchy women with chronic UTI's is not helping at all! I am scheduled to work my last day on August 10th, let's just pray I make it that far. I guess I should be grateful I'm only doing 30 hours per work vs the 45 per week I worked when pregnant with Quinton. Bryan's being so nice about just letting me be lazy and such but how much can I take.? I hope that by end of July first of August I'll get that "nesting" surge and things can get a little more back to "normal." I'm getting a bit anxious for this little one. Because of some personal dramas in my life, and trying to overcome much depression and anxiety I feel that this little boy is my little miracle. It wasn't coincedental the timing of my getting pregnant, and though for many weeks we, and many others, were convinced this was our little girl, I feel so much peace knowing this is another little guy. He obviously has much to offer to our little family and cannot wait to see what talents he'll possess, joys he'll bring and more. I keep praying for a dark haired little Bryan look-a-like but I guess we'll see. Only 57 days to go! Eek!

Friday, June 22, 2007


So we just finished watching the season finale of Heroes - now that we're in the know, I want to know what everyone thought of that ending...
Did Syler get away? What about Peter and Nathan? Raise your hand if you think they're dead. And what about their mother- was she in charge all along? Does she have any special abilities? Aparently that guy Charles that died (Simone's father) had some sort of power, and so did Linderman - What about Mr. Sulu? (Hiro's father)...

Thursday, June 21, 2007

So I'm one of those guys in the "life with guys" she's talking about...


Pregnancy Craving of the day: Breadsticks! Bryan got crazy bread and pizza from Little Ceasar for lunch. It was yummy!

Inspirational Thought of the Day: "True Happiness comes when you look in the mirror and can see yourself for the person that God created, who He sees, and who you've always been!"
-Sherri Dew

So it's a Thursday...I'm tired, actually exhausted. Do you ever have one of those times when you can't figure out what you did to feel so tired but you just are? It's like that today. Michelle and Drake came over to play in our pool with us, maybe that was it. I was going to take a picture of them playing in the pool and silly me I forgot. Ah well. Maybe this prego momma can take a small nap whil Q is occupied with Playhouse Disney (it's my new babysitter)!

Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Wednesday and lazy

Pregnancy Craving today: those banana twinkies (thanks honey I already ate two)

Inspirational thought of the Day: "I wish you enough sun to keep your attitude bright no matter how gray the day may appear.
I wish you enough rain to appreciate the sun even more.
I wish you enough happiness to keep your spirit alive and everlasting.
I wish you enough pain so that even the smallest of joys in life may appear bigger.
I wish you enough gain to satisfy your wanting.
I wish you enough loss to appreciate all that you possess.
I wish you enough hellos to get you through the final good-bye."
-Unknown Author

Well it's Wendesday, hump day, my day off and I'm feeling pretty good. The boy and I are going to the library, to lunch with Grandma, and then home to swim in our pool. What a lazy lazy day, and lovin it!

Tuesday, June 19, 2007


Inspirational Thought for the day:
"The only way to see the view from the Mountain top is to make the climb."

Pregnancy craving of the day:
I could go for a big salad!

Jana needs an outlet!

Hey Family and Friends
Welcome to my new official, I promise I will keep it up, blog! This blog is intended to keep things happy in my every day life. I will not tolerate negativity it?!
I want to keep everyone updated on our little life. Bryan may post from time to time. But check here for pics of the boys, news on our little family, and an uplifting thought of the day. Love you all and thanks for your support