Tuesday, August 7, 2012

One year later! Ha!

So obviously I took a long break from posting! But I've decided to try and get on here and update a little more often hopefully:) Mostly because I'm missing Oppertunities to photo dump all our happenings!:) I don't like to overload instagram!!!:) but I do like to post more than one pic, and my little guys are growing too fast to keep up!!
So first post of the summer......
We went School shopping for my little Hud the Stud! Can NOT believe I am gonna have a kindergartener!! He is acting so old lately... Makes me want to stop time! I don't want him to get too big to snuggle me, or too cool to hold my hand. I'm feeling like I need to appreciate every second I get to spend with my sweet little boysies, because one day I'll wake up and they will be grown and not need me!! Ahh! Sad!:(
Love them more than words:)

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

The Last 2 months......

So I totally suck at Blogging:) Being Prego and Summertime and no Air conditioning and Busy Busy are just some of my excuses:)
But here is a random update of July and August......
Steve and I were on the committee for The Pioneer Trek, and tell me you don't pee your pants laughing at us! I have to admit, the pregnant belly makes it over the top. I mean, I am a legit polyg! haha. Steve said his ancestors would be proud!:) But seriously a cool experience. They actually built a replica of the St. George Temple! Pretty Awesome.
I absolutely love when my boys hold hands! Haha it just melts my heart. Two little buddies, just playin away at the splash pad. I can't wait for there to be a 3rd little dude:)
A couple pics of Jettbug in his Sunday best:) He has got to be the cutest kid i've ever seen!
Hudson did swim lessons this summer, and has turned into quite the little fishy! I was such a proud mama watching him! And of course a couple pics of the First day of school!! Hudson could hardly wait! which i am sure that will change once he's a little older, but I'm sure glad he likes it now!:)
And then...... Our Trip to Sun Valley!! Soo much fun to hang out with my whole Family! We got completely spoiled and got to stay in a huge house all together, (thanks to aunt lees, and courtesy the Holdings) It was actually the House an episode of the Bachlorette was filmed:) So fun! I love being all together! And it so fun to see our kids play together!! I love that Hudson and Jett have cousins so close in age. Hudson and Peyton were inseparable, the picture of them walking together up the hill was one of my favs:)
And then of course there is my prego belly:) 30 weeks and counting!! its been a hot Summer, and I am ready for it to cool down and get this little Bambino safely here!!:)

Monday, June 13, 2011

Disney World!!!!

We had the most Fabulous time at Disney!! We seriously saw everything! And had so much fun with the Fam! Thanks Mont and Lis for treating us to such a fun vacay!! Hudson was at the best age! He rode all the rides!! He was most excited when he was tall enough for Splash Mountain!! I have never had more fun than watching him! He is so brave! It is so Bitter/Sweet to have Steve's Parents leave to be Mission Presidents for 3 years:( But we are glad we got to make such amazing memories on this trip! It will def last us, till we see them again!!:) Love You Monte and Lisa!!!!!!! xoxoxox!

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

3's a crowd.....:)


Thursday, March 17, 2011

Romantic Rendezvous....

So we did something a little Crazy! but so Romantic.......
We decided that because it was our 5 year anniversary this year and both of us are turning 30!! (ah)! We would do something we have always wanted to do! We had earned it! And we owed to it ourselves and our relationship. So... we jumped the Pond, and went to London, England. And Paris, France.
It was the single most Amazing trip of my Life! We saw sooo much Breathtaking Architecture. The cities are so extravagant, and detailed. I had been to both cities, once before. But I completely fell in love with them this time.... Not to mention falling in Love with Steve all over again:) Mushy, I know. But Totally true. We did everything! I surprised Steve and got us Amazing tickets to a Soccer game! He spoiled me and took me to Wicked the Musical! my Fav! We ate DELICIOUS food! I have never tasted such incredible macaroons. There was a little bakery around the corner from our hotel in Paris, TO DIE FOR. probably gained 10 lbs:) We went to Louvre, and stood in awe of all the incredible art.
We had time to ourselves for once! We walked along the river and saw Paris all lit up at night. It was Perfect in every way! I must admit I missed my kids like a crazy lady! I had seperation anxiety:( But I knew they were in great hands! My mom and Steve's mom had it covered. They are the best Grandma's EVER!

We took so many pictures! but here are a few of my favorites......

Wednesday, January 26, 2011


It's been hard for me to post lately..... I have to be inspired.
What inspires me??
The definition of inspired:
aroused, animated, or imbued with the spirit to do something, by or as if by supernatural or divine influence: an inspired poet.
resulting from such inspiration: an inspired poem; an inspired plan.
inhaled: inspired air.

My Steven Inspires me with his ability to capture moments on film. He takes some of the most beautiful photos, without even thinking. I love to look at the world through his eyes...

Culture inspires me. I love to learn about different cultures around the world. I want to travel everywhere! I want to taste everything, I wish i could speak another language.... Have to put those on my bucket list.

My babies inspire me. They are so innocent and perfect.

Music of course inspires me. I love to listen to music while cooking, I like to think it will help me be more inventive, and somehow i will become an Amazing Cook!

Words inspire me. I love to read. I love to write poetry. I love to sing. I love people who speak eloquently.

Faith inspires me. I love reading about other peoples faith. Somehow we are all connected, if we believe in something.

My goal this week is to look for oppertunities to be inspired.....

Monday, December 13, 2010

Not so little....

My baby boy is not so little anymore!
Jett turned 1 on Nov 23.... We had his Bday Party Up North at Aunt Andre's House! She was soooo nice to host it and She helped me make the cutest little cake! Thanks wannie:)
My Jettbug is as sweet as they come. He lights up my whole world. It has been one of the best years of our lives, watching this little angel grow. Happy BIRTHDAY! Hope you know how much we love you!



Monday, November 8, 2010

You Guessed it!

SO Here is my Halloweenie Post:) We had a great time! The Halloween weekend seemed to last REALLY Long tho! We have sooooo Much Candy:) And I am the only one eating it:) UH OH!
Our Party Was a success, and We are so thankful to have such wonderful, fun, and halarious family and friends to Party with!!
The only pics that are missing are my sweet little cowboy Hudson. They are on my other camera! so I will post those later!

Wednesday, October 20, 2010


Time! Time to wake up, Time to eat, Time to go, Time to work, Time to play, Time to sleep, Time to blog, Time to cook, TIme to do Laundry, Time to teach, Time to plan, TIme to get ready, TIme to CLEAN, Time to see, Time to listen.......Time Time TIme! There's never Enough Time! My Days are full of stuff to do, I am busy with things I have created for myself! But at the end of the day I find myself wondering.... Did I spend enough time with my boys doing NOTHING? Just sitting there snuggling them, and making sure they know how much I cherish these precious stages. I need to make more TIME for that! Because all too soon my time will be up! So I vow to spend more Time doing NOTHING! :)

Monday, September 13, 2010

I am a Mother!

When someone asks me “what do you do?” I say “oh I’m Just being a mom”.
But I recently read a book that has inspired me to think and act different!!
I should say with complete confidence!!! “I am a Mother!”
“If we stop to think about what we do, really do, we are building for the centuries. We are building character, and tradition, and values, which meander like a river into the distance and out of our sight, but on and on and on.”
-Anna Quindlen, Loud and Clear

Seriously. I love that we can feel empowered as women to be mothers. We are building society as we know it. And we need to help build each other up. That’s one of the reasons i Love Blogging:) We are just a big huge support network for each other. I have had some of the hardest days of my life being a Mother. And it is so comforting to know that i can hop on the internet and find that all of you are right there in my shoes. Cleaning up poopy smears, and trying to find healthy snacks, and figuring out schedules that work, And loving these little monsters so much it hurts.

“ I believe the choice to become a mother is the choice to become one of the greatest spiritual teachers there is. To create an environment that’s stimulating and nurturing, to pass on a sense of responsibility to another human being, to raise a child who understands that he or she is created from good and is capable of anything-I know for sure that few callings are more honorable. To play down mothering as small is to crack the very foundation on which greatness stands.”
-Jane Clayson Johnson, I am a Mother

Those are fighting words! They make my job feel important, and worthy. Contrary to what the world might portray.
Some times I feel a bit inadequate reading all yalls Blogs and Posts. But I am doing the best I can! I love being a Mother, more than I have loved anything I’ve ever been- But It’s harder and more challenging than anything I have ever experienced. I often find myself on my knees at night thanking Heavenly Father that this day is over, and asking for the strength to do it all over tomorrow. But my reward is when both of my boys are cuddled up next to me while I sing “ you are my sunshine” and they drift off to dreamland. Priceless. I am soo blessed.

So next time someone asks you “What do you do?” Shout “I am a Mother!”
Pass it on:)

And yes I recommend “I am a Mother” by Jane Clayson Johnson to all you mommies out there to get inspired.....:)

Friday, July 23, 2010

8 Months

I can't believe how fast my baby is growing! I feel like i need to push pause and just enjoy each stage a little longer!
I can't get enough of this bug... Ooh i just love his kisses and squeezes!
* Jett is such a momma's boy, he reaches for me now- and makes his daddy mad!
* He army crawls with his head... it is so funny to watch. But he gets little rug burns on his forehead from pushing so hard.
* He is still nursing about 3 to 4 times a day, but likes his bottle too and holds it by himself which is wonderful!
* He still likes baby food mostly just fruit though, he is getting better at eating with his hands.
* He is soo smiley and happy, everyone comments on what a sweet happy baby he is.
* He is taking such good naps lately! and has really started liking his bed, he likes to just lay in there and talk.
* His legs are strong, and he can stand while holding on to something all by himself!
* He has two bottom teeth, and bites me! makes me so mad!!
* He Loves Loves Loves his brother! Anything Hudson does he wants to be a part of! When Hudson walks in the room Jett screeches for joy!
*He snuggles on my shoulder, my favorite part of life so far:)
*He adores his daddy, and loves playtime with brother and Dad!
If i could clone him, and have one more just like him- i would!!
It seriously makes me feel like I can handle a couple more If there was a guarantee they would be like Jett.

on a side note: We went to see toy story 3 and i balled my eyes out, Thinking my boys will someday grow up. And I will have to give all their toys away! I dread that day. I honestly can't think about it. I love this stage of life, and Selfishly want to prolong it as long as possible.... Any other moms with me on this?


So Andre PoPcOrNeD me:)
And the first 5 songs on my Ipod that come up when set on shuffle are............
1.Justin Beiber and Sean Kingston-Eenie Meenie (haha Beiber Fever anyone?)
2.Keisha- Your Love is my Drug
3.Katy Perry- Hot n Cold
4.Taylor Swift- Superstar
5.Broken Bells- The High Road

So what if i listen to music like I am a fourteen year old:) I am by heart.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

The Tall Tales of Hudson Steven...

Meet Hudson Steven Holm, the kid with the most creative, vivid imagination ever. I love to listen to his stories all day long. And I am Talking ALL DAY LONG. This child can talk.... hmmmmm I wonder where he gets that from? We know it's not from his father:)
But lately i have been sad, thinking this stage will pass soon. And i haven't really written a lot of the funny things he says down. So i am going to try to keep up on the Tall Tales of this precious little boy, so that i can always have them to make me smile....

Story #1: Me: Hud what are you doing in there? Who are you talking to? Hudson: Oh mom, I am just talking to Rowber. He is my friend he came to play!
(Rowber is Huddy's Imaginary friend, he came to play about six months ago. And he never leaves:)
Me: Oh good, do you want some lunch? Hudson: no I don't, but Rowber wants some chocolate chips. They make him strong like a super hero!
(Rowber only eats candy and smoothies, what hudson wishes his diet consisted of)
meanwhile Jett starts to cry....
Hudson: mom! Jettbug is crying! Go fix him..... And fix Rowber's baby brother too!
Me: Rowber has a baby brother too? what is his name?
Hudson: ummm... His baby's name is ......Yogurt. Baby Yogurt! and he is cryin! And you need to call his mommy and daddy to feed him!
Me: OK what is his Mommy and Daddy's name, so i can call them?
Hudson: (not even a pause this time) His mommy's name is Doodle, and his daddy's name is Tuck ok! Just call them!

( i walk in to hudson talking on my old phone, that i gave him to play with)
Hudson: Mommy! Oh good I need your help!
Me: Ok What?
Hudson: Can you please help me Taxt all my friends, and invite them to Rowber's Party?
Me: Oh, you mean Text Message?
Hudson; Yes Taxt message Mom!
Me: Ok, well who you are you inviting to this party?
Hudson: We need to Taxt Chuck, and Jake, and Doug and Deek, and one more........ ummm Toad! Ok mom, taxt all those guys and tell them to come to Rowbers Party! Because there is gonna be a big Cake! And Everyone needs to bring Rowber a present! Tell them to bring him a SPECIAL Surprise! (in a whispery voice)

I get about ten of these stories a day... Oh how I love my little man:)

Wednesday, July 7, 2010


"A friend is someone who knows the song in your heart, and can sing it back to you when you have forgotten the words."
I liked this quote, and thought it Perfectly described these two Besties:) Literally because I forget words all the time:) and a little deeper then that too. Sometimes I feel like I can't remember what I was like before the kids and Husband, and House duties and bills.... and you know the rest:) I literally feel like it was a different person living a life on another planet. So going to spend some "selfish" Girl Time was a breath of fresh air! I recommend it to every mommy out there:) It was so nice to just hang, and talk, and get in touch with that other Human I used to be:) Even though the stuff we talk about now is entirely different then the stuff we talked about back then, But that's what makes best Friends so AmaZInG! We can Relate and sympathize and Analyze, no matter What stages we are at in Life...
So thanks Girls for making our little 3 day Vacay Happen! I am truly Blessed to have you guys in my life. I love you with all my heart, and am so glad that you two can remind me of the girl I used to be, and help me with the Girl/mommy/wife that I am now.

Tuesday, July 6, 2010


I am such a sucker for these two! I absolutely love watching them play and grow together this summer. I need to write down a few milestones Jett has had the past month.
-He has two teeth! ouch!
-He sits up by himself
-He gets up and his hands and knees and rocks back and forth. (he is soo close to crawling)!
- He giggles and talks all day long!
- He is sleeping thru the night!!! WOO HOO!
-He loves his Brother!
-And He loves to be Snuggled by mama
- He is soo sweet and such a good baby!
I love you Jett Bug!



We celebrated on the 3rd:) But still had all our favorite Traditions! We went to the Parade, Made our Favorite Flag rasberry/blueberry cake! and of course lots and lots of swimming and sun!


Sunday, June 20, 2010

Babies Daddy...

You think you love your husband on your wedding day, but then you see them with your children and it is taken to a whole different level. I am so thankful for all Good Daddies on this Day, And especially my Babies Daddy:)


Thursday, June 10, 2010

These Boots were made for......

I Looked out the window, and Hudson had his cowboy boots on Stompin around in the dirt. I can't think of a more perfect picture of my little man. He is such a little Stud in his Saggy Superhero undies:) And my Jett bug with his Baby blues just melt my heart!!