Last week, I posted this, but for some reason, it got lost in cyber space.  Luckily, it was found in Teresa’s inbox and she forwarded it back to me so that I didn’t have to reblog this one.  I am far too lazy for that!  So, THANK YOU TERESA! 🙂  


by ostlerclan

Last week, we wanted something new and fun to do, so we ventured up to Park City and took a little walk through the Lego display, walked through the shops around there, and tried to find an affordable place to eat.  Needless to say, we went back down to Salt Lake to find somewhere to eat that was less than $15 per plate(on average! 🙂  Here are some photos of our outing.  

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The Lego Display was OBVIOUSLY really impressive.  Can’t imagine the time and money it took to put into these incredible pieces of art!  



On our walk, Bekkett found a new friend! 🙂 

And on Saturday, we enjoyed some time out in the sun and at the Aviary with Grammy and PopPop.  

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The poor little guy biffed it at the Aviary, head first and had a sad little scab on his nose from the fall.  Good thing he is a tough little guy.  Got back up and kept going! 

We even got to see a WILD bald eagle that had come to hang out with the ones in the Aviary/steal their food.  



If you look really closely, you can see the wild bald eagle in the tree behind the one in the cage.  

Anyways, it was a great time to get away and to have a little outing together.  We always love our time together as a family and can’t wait for MORE of that time! 🙂


Not the cutest blog post ever, but it will have to do! 🙂  



Selling a house..


Selling a house is pretty tricky in this economy alone, none the less the feet of snow that keep getting piled onto our sidewalks, covering our “For Sale” sign.  I know that it isn’t the best of chances right now, but I sure am hoping that we can get the word out and that we can find someone who will love our little home as much as we have!  Please share our KSL ad and help us find a family for our home! 🙂





I love Valentine’s Day!  I love love.  And I love that I get the opportunity to show that love to my family every day.  The last few photos I wanted to post are just some cute ones, not that they really have anything to do with Valentine’s Day, but I just think that they are cute and depict the word love.  


It is adorable, the things that Bekkett does, that SHOWS how much he loves his daddy.  There will be multiple times a day that I will see him watch Greg and then do what Greg is doing.  This one, he just wants to be comfy and snuggle with daddy.  I love it.  



For FHE this last week, we read an article out of the Friend while Greg was home for dinner and then when Greg left to go back to work, we wrote a love note to him.  As soon as I asked Bekkett if he wanted to color a picture for daddy, he ran to the closet where the crayons are kept and waited for me to get them down for him.  Then he took at least 15 minutes to color pictures for Greg.  This is saying A LOT because Bekkett doesn’t do ANYTHING for 15 minutes!  I was very impressed by this cute gesture.  

And, last but not least, here is my 32 week picture.  I don’t love it of my, but I think it is adorable that we no longer have to ask Bekkett to get in the picture.  As soon as we get the sign out, I stand sideways and look at Greg, he assumes his position and knows exactly where to go.  It is pretty cute.  



We are trying to get Bekkett ready for baby sis to get here.  We ask him where Baby Sissy is and he usually either pats his belly, or if he can reach he will pat my belly.  He looks up at the sonogram photo of baby sis multiple times a day and says BABY.  I ask “Baby who?” And he says “Sissy.”  It is so cute!  I think he already loves her and is excited to meet her again.  


This week I have accomplished quite a few things to get her room ready and this weekend we will be finishing up a few more things, so I am getting to the point that I am feeling a bit more prepared.  Little baby girl needs to stay in there as long as possible, but I hope she knows how much I already love her and how excited I am to have her entering into our family soon!

We went to our 32 week appointment today and baby girl is growing normally.  We are getting really excited to meet our little princess.  Especially because I can’t breath, eat without getting heartburn, sit without feet up in my ribs, sleep without my back killing me, sleep through the night because I have to pee, and those of you who have had babies, know exactly where I am coming from!  But, most of all, I can’t wait to meet this special little girl that will be entering our family.  She is a fighter and has fought to be here and I couldn’t be more excited.  

Before I had Bekkett, or was pregnant with this baby girl, I never knew my heart could grow so much.  I don’t really think I knew the FULL definition of LOVE.  I think there are so many facets of the word love, that it will take much time to understand them all.  But, I am very grateful to my Heavenly Father who has given me this opportunity to sacrifice my health, my body, my comfort, my sanity, sleep, etc. to learn this facet of LOVE, that which is MOTHERHOOD.  


I love you forever…



Many of you have probably seen and/or read this book before.  It is a popular one.  I grew up with it in my house and we read it often.  I always loved the picture on the front.  I never did stuff like that, right? 😉  It was also a phrase that we said often in my house growing up. “I love you forever, I like you for always.  As long as I am living, my baby you’ll be.”

At the end of December, we had a beautiful memorial/funeral for my Grandma Marble.  My mom told a story at the funeral of how she would read Grandma this book as she was getting more sick.  One day they had had an argument about getting a hospital bed in the house.  After a long day of hard decisions and lots of talking, my mom was leaving the house and she said, “I love you forever, I like you for always.”  And Grandma replied, “As long as I am living, my baby you will be…..but we are NOT getting a hospital bed.”

When I started dating Greg, the first time we really hung out, he told me of his brother Paul and how he had passed away, at that time, just over 4 years previous.  The first time I went down to see him in Salt Lake, he took me to Paul’s grave.  I was not surprised to see this inscribed on his headstone, “I love you forever, I like you for always, forever and ever my baby you will be.”  We cried.

This past weekend was Paul’s birthday.  Teresa has started a literacy fund in honor of Paul and it is a pass along book club of sorts.  Anyone can donate lightly used or new books to Paul’s Books and then they become traveling books.  Once you read it, you can journal about it so that Teresa and Brent know where these books go and how they have impacted someones life, and then that person can pass them on and on.  It is quite a wonderful program!

Well, every year, on Paul’s birthday, they have a birthday party for him and also have all of Paul’s books available for their friends and family to come and exchange, they have cake and ice cream and it is quite a lovely get together in Paul’s honor.

We are lucky because Grammy and PopPop(Teresa and Brent) save the best books for us kids and we can choose which ones we take.  Well, this book was right there with the best books and we didn’t have a copy yet.  We decided it was time.  We brought it home and Bekkett has been LOVING going through that bag of books that Grammy and PopPop sent home with us.

Yesterday, he came up to me and said, “I wantta boo” (aka I want a book,…or read to me). I told him to choose a book and this is what he chose.  I had just done my makeup, he sat on my lap and I read him this book…and I cried and cried.  Bekkett kept looking at me wondering what was wrong, but he was so sweet just to give me lots of loves and snuggle mama and he let me cry.  What a sweet little man I have.  I am grateful every day that God sent him to me.

What a precious book that captures a mothers heart as her little boy grows up.  My only hope is that as Bekkett grows up, that we will be fortunate enough to have him there at the end of the book, that he can take care of Greg and I until it is our time to go.

And here I am weeping again.

May that little boy always know how he has won his mommy and daddy’s heart over.  And in good times and hard times, I pray that we will be able to always SHOW HIM the love that entered my heart on June 20, 2011 and has made my heart grow 100 times over since that  day!