Friday, August 14, 2009


Jeremy and I have discussed this for some time and have been meaning to go private for a while but just never got around to it. I was recently reminded about it and so now I am going to do it before I get too busy again. :) If you are like me and enjoy reading about how friends and family are doing then please send me an email either on here or to my private email. I will make sure to send you an invite! Thanks so much and happy blogging! :)

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Families can be Together Forever

Detroit Temple
Ted, Carrie and Jeremy

Connie Emett, Carrie, Dave Emett

Darnel, Anesah, Grandpa Ted, Jerry

Chris, Ted, Carrie

Chris and Carrie (I love this!)

So cute!

Connie and Carrie

Anesah, Chris, Carrie, Darnel, and Jerry at bottom


I love this too!!

Chris and Carrie

The Family Outside the doors of Temple

The whole Family

Jeremy and I were so blessed to be able to go to Michigan for a very special occasion. Jeremy's older sister Carrie and her husband Chris were sealed in the Temple for time and all eternity on August 1st 2009 in the Detroit Temple. They were then able to be sealed to their children AND Carrie was sealed to her mom who is deceased. This was such a great day and proves that miracles still happen. It was so amazing to see the difference in this family and to feel of their spirits. It was a beautiful sight that I will NEVER forget and I am so happy and excited for them all. Carrie looked radiant and Chris was so handsome. The kids looked so happy to know that they can be with their parents forever and little Anesah was the cutest thing in her little white dress. The family was beautiful and I do not think I have ever seen them as beautiful as I did that day. I wanted to share these pictures because I love them and I believe you can "see" the spirit in their smiles. Never give up on anyone, the Lord works in mysterious ways and I hope that their family will continue to see the tender mercies of the Lord in their lives and believe that all things are possible through our Savior Jesus Christ.

Sunday, July 5, 2009

Happy 4th Of July!

Jeremy says I always get him eating :) Luis hurried and put his donut in his mouth.

My cuties, Isabella, Mailee, Jeremiah, and Jonah

All of my kids are in front

Mailee ready to line up in the parade

Kristi and Mikaela

Kristi with Mikaela

Super Dad Daniel

Tori and Mailee

Well, we attended the annual parade!!! The kids were so hot afterwards to we had water fun and then lunch. After lunch was quiet time, I love quiet time!!! :) They were nice and rested by the time we went back to my moms for a BBQ and watermelon and of course FIREWORKS! Jeremy had to go into the office 3 times!!!! I hate on call. The nice thing was that he was around for part of the day at least. The kids looked sooooo cute all decked out in the red, white and blue and we had a great time. I was looking for the pictures of the kids and I but remembered that they are on my brothers camera. You can tell that I am the one always taking the pictures because it looks like I am never around. :) Anyhow, I am so thankful to live in such a wonderful country and enjoy the freedoms I do. My prayers go out to those who fight for our country and for their families. God Bless America and happy fourth to you. :)

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Mikaela Anne Martinez

The Martinez Family
Mikaela in mommy's arms

Nana and Mikaela

Jonah feeling very proud of his new cousin

Krsiti and her mom staring at this beautiful creation :)

Mom and baby

Dad and baby

Uncle Rico and Mikaela (he is a pro!)

Well, my little brother (Daniel)and his wife (Kristina) just had their first baby! She is soooo cute! She was born June 19th at 12:12 am weighing in at 8lbs. 9oz. My sweet sister in law had a very difficult delivery and after many hours ended up needing a c-section. Her pelvis is too tiny. She was amazing! I want a tiny pelvis. ;)I was told that before the c-section she was handling her labor very well, drug free. :) We recently went to my brothers home to celebrate Kristi's birthday, she turned 22. As I watched what was going on around me it took me back 8 years ago to when I was 22 and had Jonah. I remembered the excitement of becoming a mother and how paranoid, careful, and scared I was. I think back now and laugh at myself BUT I think that is how it is with your first. It is not that your not careful with the others but your more relaxed and at ease after the first. Anyhow, I also watched Kristy and thought of how well she is recovering and how good her body is looking. Oh how I wish it were still that way. Age has a way of making things more difficult. :) The more you have the harder the recovery (speaking about c-sections) and your body decided you should have to work to get your body back. Darn that body!!! I love this baby! She is adorable and fresh from Heaven, you can't beat it. :) She came to a great family!! (on both sides) Her parents are so in love with her and her family adores her. She is the new baby in the family so she will be spoiled with attention. Kristy is a natural! Isn't it funny how mothering just comes so natural, must be our divine nature. :) Daniel is hilarious!!! I was teasing him at his home. He takes forever to change a diaper, making sure it is done just so. LOL Jeremy said he remembers back to Jonah and how he felt like he was going to break the baby and then after the first baby the diaper changing time goes much quicker. He will be a great father and is so proud of that baby girl. I just had to show her off!! It makes me baby hungry, but NO not this year. ;)

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

A little bit of everything!

What would I do without my children? Have a boring life! :)

The kids were goofing around and Isabella made us laugh so much!

This was taken before our "girl's night out", it was so fun!

This is so cool!! At the visitors center they have a new exhibit
and you can lead the tabernacle choir. The kids loved it! Jeremy said
it was like a Mormon wii game :)

I love the candid shots I catch periodically, so sweet.

The kids got Jeremy a hat and shirt for Fathers Day
he is sportin' it here. I made him laugh to get a natural smile. :)

Jeremy's FAVORITE meal, it is yummy if I do say so myself. :)
It was his fathers day dinner. Stuffed chicken breast, cavatappi, and balsamic asparagus
with a salad and rolls. YUM!

The kids giving Jeremy his gift, we were getting ready for church and
the girls hair had not been done yet
so don't judge me. :)

This was when my nana had come for dinner, Mailee fell asleep.

Another candid shot, love it!! They were watching a show.

I LOVE this picture!!! We were at swim lessons when I caught
this. Mailee is sitting next to Hannah (her cousin) waiting for
her turn to swim, they are so cute!!
Sometimes when I feel like I have 3 posts and I am too lazy to do them all separately I just combine them, hence my title: A little bit of everything. :) Kudos to you who keep up on your blogging, I am a procrastinator. I will try to be better. :) Happy summer!

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Swim Lessons/Jer's B-day/Summer fun! :)

Isabella and her new friend Kestyn

Mailee, Isabella, neighbors baby...splashing in the street. :)

Cyd and Jeremiah

Cyd and Isabella

Jeremiah giving 10 after a job well done :)

Go Bella!! GO

Me throwing Mailee to Cyd, Go Mailee!!

Mailee doing so well!!!

Jonah and Cyd before they begin the lesson

Jonah doing his bobs.

OK, this is going to sound weird but my children's faces immersed in the water thrills me!!! I love to see them learning and not being afraid. For the past couple of weeks my kids have had desperately needed swim lessons. It has been so fun but so crazy!!! Jonah is at 9:30 and Jeremiah and Isabella are at 10:00 and Mailee is at 11:00am. We are 15 minutes from the swim teachers house and it takes about 15 minutes to lather them all with sunscreen well before we go. Before that they eat breakfast and gather a change of clothes just in case. We have a prayer before we leave and I am already tired. :) My mom and dad come pick up the grand kids from us (mine and Kate's kids because their cousins are in swim with them. ) so Kate and I can do the mommy/tot class and not have to worry about our other children. After the class we go pick up the kids from my mom and head home for lunch. I have to say that while the kids are at my moms she has planned some water activity for them everyday and Popsicles. She and my dad have been a great help and the kids love it!! They have another couple of weeks because lessons are all month. I get them home and fed, which seems to take forever because they are soooo hungry!!! After they eat lunch we do showers and baths. The last thing we do is preventative ear drops so they do not get swimmers ear. Are you tired after reading that because I AM! It is exhausting BUT well worth it. :) Our morning are pretty booked for June but July should be fun since we can plan things to do in the morning. I like the mornings better than the afternoon for kids playing because it gets so hot unless you do something after dinner. Anyhow, it has been crazy fun and Jeremy also had his birthday!! Isabella has a new friend and it makes me so happy, she has missed her friends from Michigan. Enjoy your summer!!