Saturday, April 20, 2013

Theres an app for that.

Hi everyone, thought I would share this because I thought it was pretty dang awesome.
So there I was on an airplane coming home from a work conference. I was passing time by playing one of the most popular android games on my phone. It's called 4 Pics One Word. It's the 9th most poplar app on android, with over 10 million downloads.

So there I was minding my own business, playing the game, when a set of pictures came up. Apparently the pics they use are from stock photo websites. I zoomed in on this one to get a close look, and saw a name that sounded sort of familiar. IT WAS MY BROTHA! And I realized that the picture was my very own niece Sidney.

 How cool is that? Cool enough to share with all of you. Way to go Budeness and Sidney

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Luke's article

I know I haven't written since Isabelle was born... no excuses, but having two kids is hard! But a quick update on the family. Isabelle is now 6 months old and such a sweet girl. Lincoln is almost 3 in another 5 weeks. I graduated and passed my NCLEX and now am just looking for a nursing job and planning on going back to school for 3 pre-req's and then hopefully start an RN program next summer. Luke has started pre-req's for a PhD program that he will start in the Fall of 2012. So as you can see I have plenty of reasons to have not written. Life has been busy and the internet has been the least of my priorties. I will try to be better because I feel I need to document the kids life more and they don't have to be long posts, just short blurbs about our lives!
Now for Luke's article and link:
All our LDS friends (and others who would like to read about it): I am so proud of Luke, he has an article in the July 2011 Ensign and also has an interview on the Mormon Channel. The link is here and you can access the Ensign article from there too! Luke is going far in his career and I am very proud of him! Share with your friends and let them know you know the author... :)

Friday, December 24, 2010

She has arrived!

Here are some pictures and the story will come later. Isabell (we haven't decided if there will be an E at the end or not) Sharon was born yesterday, December 23, 2010, at 4:33 pm. She was 20.5 inches long and 7 pounds 4 oz. So far she is a much more mellow and less demanding baby than Lincoln was (or still is) but she hasn't gotten the nursing down quite yet (Lincoln had it down pretty much from the start) but she is getting better. We have to stay through tomorrow (Christmas day) because I was GBS positive so they have to watch the baby for 48 hours. The doctor said if she is doing okay they will let us leave in the morning and not make us stay the full 48 hours. Hopefully our Christmas still goes well. Good thing Lincoln doesn't quite understand it all yet. We hope you all have a great Christmas and we are very grateful for our new family member and to be a family of four!

Monday, October 11, 2010

Coming along!

I have tried to post onto blogger from my phone but I guess it didn't work last week, so here it is again. This picture was from my phone (cameras got stolen - not very good pic) and I was 28 weeks here. I am currently at 30 weeks. Can't believe we only have 10 more to go. I would love to update this blog more but quite frankly, I have other things that I must get done first. Sorry for all the delays.

Sunday, July 11, 2010

New T-shirt

So Lincoln would really like to show off this shirt I made for him.

Saturday, July 10, 2010


April was actually one of our slower months although we still traveled a little. Easter was awesome and Lincoln loved finding the eggs. He loved it. We went to Utah a few times, one time was us sisters giving Maggie (& Nate) a baby shower. It was lots of fun and she got lots of cute stuff. I applied for a scholarship and got one for $2000 but later found out they will only pay for certain things. I thought a scholarship was mine. Although I am happy for what it will pay for, it is pretty ridiculous! Then at the end of the month we headed to Vegas for Reagan's baby blessing (pictures with May) and to see my family and the Donny & Marie show, which was great! Here are some cute pictures of Lincoln and hopefully a video (of him showing his dance skills) that will work. The first picture is of Lincoln when we read scriptures. He always gets his blanket and plays with his cars. He only sits there for about 1 minute but its a start.

Monday, June 21, 2010

Out of hibernation!

Now before all of you say FINALLY for posting, I want to explain. These last few months have been, well pretty hectic! I was planning on updating in December and January while I was out of school (still have posts from my England trip last August I am still working on) but I finished school, we left for our cruise Mexico to celebrate our 5 year anniversary, came back, had surgery on my wrist the next day, and pretty much couldn't type for a month after that and then school began again. I was way toooo busy to worry about my blog and decided I needed to concentrate on much more important things. Plus, we traveled a lot in March, April, May... so you see, just not home to do much posting. Quite frankly, I don't even know where to begin to tell you all the things we have done in the last few months, and I would just skip it all but since this is pretty much my journal I need to post it all. So I think I will start with newest to oldest.

We were able to go to Las Vegas (technically the end of April but stayed through May) and see Raegen blessed. It was so fun to see all of my family since I don't see them all together very often (although the last year has been more than most).

Here is the family and all the cousins (at the time). The boys were trying to give Reagan a kiss. It wasn't working the best.

Lincoln is finally deciding that he likes to swim but he gets in at his pace. He has always loved the bath and used to love the swimming pool until we took him a few months ago when he flipped out and would not stay in the pool. While we were in Vegas he just watched from the side and has decided he likes it now, but he gets in when he is ready.

Luke went to Washington DC for a last minute conference, and Linc and I were going to go as well but we decided the $900 ticket wasn't worth it this time. If he wants to post something on it I will let him do it. We hope to go again sometime and we all will have fun there.

Next we went to Yellowstone Bear World. It really is a neat place to see bears. You drive through with animals and then onto bears, where they are just walking around. While we were there one bear decided it wanted to walk on our car, so it did and put its paw right where my face was. It was neat but I was hoping our windshield didn't break (after all we have about a billion cracks in it).

They have a petting zoo and Lincoln loved the little goats even though they are a little rambucious.

They also have a few kid rides but we went on them with Linc so he wasn't scared. They were fun and we hope to go again if they lower their prices. haha

The cubs were the cutest. I could just watch them play all day!
What do ya think? We could totally pull off being bears!

Friday, December 25, 2009


Rachel's family all came up to stay with us in our little townhouse for the holidays. It is a full house, but that makes it all the more fun. Linc got more toys than he really needs, but one that he grew attached to right away was his little basketball set. He's actually pretty darn good already. He could probably beat his daddy in a one on one match.

On Christmas eve I was playing with Nate and Maggie's camera. I noticed that it could take an extremely detailed photo of Nate's hobbit-like feet. I tried again with my camera with nearly equally hairy results. Yes, this his how I spent part of my Christmas break.

When I wasn't taking picture of feet, we were opening presents. Hunter and Linc were fought over the same toys a lot even though they were surrounded by hundreds of other toys. Ah kids.

Rachey got her wrist operated on to remove a cyst she had. For now she's got a little stump but hopefully it will heal soon. It's a nice excuse for her not to do the dishes or change diapers. She's milking it for all it's worth. JK rachey.