Saturday, October 13, 2012

Little Whirlwind

It has been some time since I last posted, but life has a way of catching you up in the whirlwind especially when you have three boys. Nugget is now 18 months old and such a little sweetheart. He is trying to communicate with baby babble and getting somethings said like "here you go" and "all done". It is crazy to think that this is the last 18 month old baby I will ever have. It kinda makes me sad. I am sure when we are all snowboarding in Utah in a few years I will not be so disappointed. :)

Logan is 5 years old now and is really loving doing his "homework" on He gets upset that Gavin has homework to complain about and he doesn't. He likes the learning and game style of the site so now we tell him in a somewhat stern voice "Logan you need to do your homework!", to which he goes AWWWE! but then cracks a wry little smile so happy to be doing "homework" like Gavin. He is a absolute joy to watch and has taken to his big brotherly duties with gusto. Dylan loves him and loves to play with him and learn with him. It is completely adorable to watch.

Gavin is 7 and in second grade now he struggles a bot with reading but is a truly amazing kid in every way. The other day he told me "you know what the bestest toy I ever got was?" to which I said "What's that?". "My brothers." he replied flatly. I was touched to say the least. What an intense observation for such a young boy.

Tomorrow is Loris and my 12th wedding anniversary. She has made the last 20 years we have been together the easiest thing I have ever done. I do not regret a single decision with her in it. Thank you baby for being the light of my life. You are and will always be my guardian angel. I love you.


Friday, July 01, 2011


It has been ingrained in my head since I was very young to protect my younger siblings at all costs. It is a memory so old I don't even remember being taught it - one that I have always taken very seriously. It stands to reason that I would pass this on to my children so that they would also do the same.

I think I began imparting this lesson to Gavin when he was 3 and his little brother Logan was born, and I have continued it with Logan now that Dylan has been born. The power of this lesson was thrust back in my face recently when Gavin was inside doing his homework and Logan was outside playing with a neighbor boy. Gavin while sitting at the table doing his homework looked out the window and did not see his brother Logan in the backyard. Gavin was immediately panicked and said, "Oh no Logan is down by the pond and he could fall in!". To which I answered, "You boys go near the pond every day why are you worried now?". Gavin looked at me with intense concern on his face and said, "This time I am not there to protect him." I assured him that I would check on Logan and make sure he was alright. Gavin relented and was relieved to find out Logan was on the other side of the bushes and not near the water. All at once I was impacted by the force of his concern and the power of the lesson I had passed on to him.

Having had that experience I now ask myself if that is the right thing to have done...

Thursday, March 31, 2011

Welcome Baby Dylan to the Family!

Dylan Matthew was born into the family today at 11:29pm he is 7lbs 10ozs and 20inches long. He is a tiny one in comparison to the two previous giants, but what a sweetheart.

Friday, March 18, 2011

Oh Beee-have baby!

A couple weeks ago Logan and I were sitting at the table and Logan was asking me who he could marry. "Can I marry daddy?" I said "Nooo I am married to daddy" "Can I marry Gavin?" "Nooo that's silly!" I said. "Can I marry you?" "Nooo I am married to Daddy" Then he thinks for a minute and says this... "First I'm gonna get a girlfriend, then I'm gonna marry her, then, I'm gonna shag her." I had such a hard time not laughing, it was excruciating!

The Leprechaun

Gavin came sprinting off the bus today yelling to Mike about how the Leprechaun came into their class room and turned over all of the chairs and he needed to catch the Leprechaun. From that point on he was obsessed with catching the Leprechaun. That's all he did all afternoon into the evening. He set a trap with Chuck E. Cheese tokens in it and jelly beans leading to the tokens.

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Our Cassanova

Today Gavin and I were at a wrestling tournament so mommy had to take Logan to skating because she had a competition today. Logan was quite a big hit with the girls. They thought he was the cutest thing. Mommy was getting a kick out of it because he was eating it up. After a while Logan came over to her and said, "Mommy, one of these girls here is beautiful". Mommy was very intrigued to know just who Logan was talking about and said, "Oh yeah who's that?" and he said in a rather coy manner with a little grin, "You are.". Mommy was simultaneously melted and very worried by this ability to execute flattery so effortlessly. We are going to have quite the handful here.

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Wrestling - A Lesson Learned


Today you had to go to wrestling without me. It is always a chore to send you alone because you cry and get all worked up about it. Today you toughed it out and didn't cry at all. When mommy told me that you also cut open one of the sores on your knee and you didn't cry about the blood I was teary eyed with pride. Not because I had done anything for you, but because you acheived it without me.

"I think that the greatest benefit from wrestling is learning to face challenges and to demand the most from yourself.  You learn to fight when you think there is no more fight left within you.  You learn to get up after you’ve fallen, time and time again.  You learn about sacrifice and about pain.  You learn to endure and to overcome.  This is what I want for you, not because I wrestled, but because these lessons are the true gifts of this sport."
-Allen Takata.

This is what I want for you and today you took a giant step in that direction. You were on your own.

I Love You,

Sunday, November 21, 2010

New Baby Coming!

We just found out the new baby is going to be a boy! Logan is super excited and sings to the baby and talks to mommies tummy every day. He is so excited to be a big brother finally he asks when mommy is gonna get the baby out everytime Lori has a doctors appointment. Gavin really wanted it to be a girl so he was a little disappointed when he heard it was a boy.

Gavin is wrestling now and had his first tournament today! He was very brave and went out there and gave it his all, but he ended up losing 3 times and got 4th place out of 4. I was very proud of him for working hard. He learned that we never give up no matter what.