As a being of power, intelligence, and the master of his own thoughts, a man holds the key to every situation, to make his life what he chooses it to be. When he discovers the divine power within his soul, he can lead his life to a God-like nature. If one dreams lofly dreams, so shall he become. There is magic in the way one thinks. If we expect the worst, we will get the worst. If we expect the best, we will recieve the best. If we train our minds to have faith in God and ourselves, we are using one of the great laws of life. If we think and live righteously, happiness will find its place in our lives. It is amazing when we expect the best how forces are set in motion which cause the best to materialize. Our thoughts, more than circumstances determine the coarse of our lives. Outward circumstances do not determine the coarse of our lives as much as the thoughts that habitually occupy our minds. These thoughts carve their impression on our faces, in our hearts, and on the tablet of our eternal souls.
Howard W. Hunter
Tuesday, June 12, 2012
So, we have a new addition to our family.....Taisley Mariah Elder, she was a surprise from the beginning and is now 8 months old......I am so behind on our life! She has brought so much joy to me and our family. I can't get enough of her! I am doing daycare full time in our home right now, staying very busy with kids all day:) Justin is still working full time at Schrieber foods and was just sent to New York to help make a decision on a machine that the company is thinking of getting, he loved going and seeing a different state and testing out different restaurants! He is an Engineer with North logan fire and LOVES being apart of the fire department there. He also works part time for Weber fire which is usually 1 or 2 Saturdays a month. Jade just finished 4th grade and is an amazing artist, she was just chosen to have a poem published in a book this year, so proud of her. She is enjoying her Summer and is starting sewing lessons, she is so excited about that her teacher told her she has a natural talent for sewing. She was able to just start piano lessons a few months ago as well. Jordyn just finished 1st grade, she had the sweetest teacher for the sweetest girl!!! Her teacher told me on many occasions that Jordyn is a role model student! She got A on everything, school seems to come very easy for her:) She is a "tom girl" she tells me because she doesn't care much about fixing her hair and getting ready like Jade! lol And because she plays well with boys and girl. Jordyn just started piano lessons too. She loves to play with her sister Jade more than anything!!! Then there is Tyler!!! who gives his mom a run for her money every day!!! He is a character. I regret not having a journal to write in everyday with the adventures he has.....He enjoys being outside and playing with friends and riding his 2 wheel and is so proud that he started riding without training wheels (last year when he was 3) but he still tells everyone everday how he rides with no training wheels! Can I just say ACTIVE, INDEPENDANT Tyler! He also has these tender sweet moments where he comes and gives me loves and hugs and tells me he loves me, just melts my heart:) So then when life is crazy busy and has it's hard moments we were blessed to have sweet Taisley come join our family, she has a very special spirit. I had a special moment with her one afternoon when I was still pregnant with her where I had felt very strongly that this is a very special spirit, hard to put in words but I remember how touched I was. Now that she is here I can see it:) She has been the most happiest,content baby I have ever seen, she seems so happy to just be here on earth. She has brought so much joy to each on of us. I have enjoyed seeing Jade Jordyn and Ty interact and love and care for her so much. It is fun to have a little one with bigger kids to appreciate and enjoy there little sister. We call her sweet cheeks, taisley bear, tater tot! I love her smiling face and excitement to learn so much lately, she started crawling at 7 1/2 months and is quite busy now. She has started baby food and is still getting used to it, she loves to nurse and it shows!!! She is a little chunk, and we love it;)
10 more weeks and we will have our 4th child:) I am getting so so excited! I enjoy each one of my children in a similar but different way. They all bring just the right joy that I need every single day. Jade is an incredible help in all ways to me, I love having a girl first. She helps from cleaning to watching Tyler for me and well just anything I need at the moment I know that I can count on her. Jordyn brings peace and harmony to everyone. Tyler does not go a day without telling me he loves me and gives me many hugs and kisses. He also makes sure I get my exercise:) My children are just such a joy to me. I feel so blessed to have them in my life and just don't want to have them grow up ever!!!! I love to slow life down and just watch them day to day. Thank goodness for children:)
So our computer has had issues and so I have not had one for a long time, I have just been using my ipod to do simple things but it is not a good way to blog!!! So It is working for now,(crossing my fingers) we need to just breakdown and buy a new one haha! So in one of my last post, I talked about seeing Paul Cardall in concert, it was a beautiful night. Justin and I really enjoyed it. He played all of our favoirte songs. okay well there isn't much of his art that I don't like lol!
Alot has changed since I last blogged, I am starting a Day Care in my home, which I am still in the process of getting licenced for.....the Saturday before I started taking a few kids I found out that I was pregnant with our 4th!!!! I couldn't believe it, nor could Justin! So here is the story-I wasn't feeling so well and Jusin was working at Weber Fire on a Saturday and I was out and about with the kids and all of a sudden I thought man the last time I felt like this I was pregnant! But I am not pregnant! So then I went on with the day and it kept coming to me to just go get a test so finally I thoguht well I will just go to family dollar and get one that doesn't cost so much:) So I did and I came home and took it right away, and it came positive ahhhhh! I couldn't believe it. So I had Jade read the test and asked her what she thought it meant and she looked at me and said "You are pregnant?" I couldn't believe it! So I thought well it is a cheap one I will just go to walmart and get a "Good" one! haha well I took it asap and it was positive!!!! So much for trying to save money on the test, right!!! So I then needed to tell Justin ( in the past I have always waited for him to be hear but with this one I was so sure that I wasn't preg. that I thought I would just take the test to rule it out!) so I took a pic of the test and sent it to him on his phone, called him and he said whos is that, is that yours???? I then started laughing so hard that I could hardly speak, I said yup it sure is:) So I have been pregn for 19 weeks now and I am starting to feel a little better, the first part was very difficult, especially starting up day care. I ended up putting the licensing on hold but now I am feeling more up to it. I am totally excited to get everything done, it actually is a very big process. I will feel so good once I am finished:)
So our friend Kristin is having a giveaway for her photograpy business! if anyone is interested in signing up for it you should check out her blog: http://kristinwilkersonphotographyblog.blogspot.com/ She really does a beautiful job:)
So 10 Years ago on Feb.2nd I married my best friend~ Wow has time flown by! I can't believe it has been 10 years an yet in the same thought I can't imagine my life without Justin and my amazing children. I have grown so much threw marriage and raising children, I feel so incredibly blessed. Justin got us tickets to go see Paul Cardall! OH my! I am so excited! He is performing on Valentines Day to make it even better! Justin knows that he is my all time favorite musician....thanks babe! I will definately blog about that! WooHOOoooooo!
I heard Jordyn downstairs in the famly room talking to chewy (our dog) "Chewy do you want to be a cow when you grow up? huh? do ya? okay.....Mom chewy wants to be a cow when he grows up and I am going to let him k. So I said well where would we keep him?..."In the backyard of coarse!" Love my kiddos:) there is always a laugh.
Jordyn started Kindergarten. She has been waiting for this day for 3 years!(since Jade has been in school) She gets to go in the afternoon, her teacher is Mrs. Larson and from what I have seen she is truly an incredible teacher, it sure takes a lot of work to be a Kindergarten teacher. Here is a picture of her first day. It is now November when I am getting around to posting this and so she has been going to school for awhile and really likes it. Her best friend is a boy named Kael, he is adorable, Jordyn says that they run around and just play. I have had a chance to help out in her class every Monday and see that Jordyn is always checking up on Kael making sure he is okay, I think that it is so sweet of her. She is a very tender, sweet girl. She is the best reader in her class, and has been and outstanding student so far this year. We are very proud of her.
I am a wife to a wonderful husband–Justin (firefighter) and Mom to three beautiful girls–Jade-9,Jordyn-7, Taisley-just born in Oct 20011 and one handsome fella–Tyler!who is 3.
I enjoy caring for children and watching them grow. I feel a great responsibility to nurture them like they are my own.
CPR, First Aid, and CNA (Cerified Nursing Assistant), in the State of Utah.
I also have a Food Handler's Permit and am in the process of certifying with the State of Utah as a daycare provider.
Favorite color – Green!
Hobbies – Spending time in nature, gardening, cooking, cleaning, fitness, organizing, personal reading, and learning about natural ways to help the human body.