This is just a picture post. Enjoy the cute pics of the munchkin.


Family Update

I really should update more often and I probably will now that blogger has an iPad app (thanks Whitney Ferron).

Anyway right now there really isn't much to update on, has a family not a lot is going on.
I finished up school at the end of October, and began my externship on the first. It has been such an incredible and crazy learning experience and I have been enjoying it so much. Besides that, I am still working at Teavana, and that's about it.

Tavis just finished up working for the summer and is currently taking care of Peyton while I'm balancing massive amounts of hours between working and externing. I am so thankful he is able to do that for us, Peyton loves having her daddy around to play with her.

Peyton is growing up so fast! She is 22 months old and I can't believe it. She loves to talk, she always uses please, thank you and welcome (in her own sweet speech). Her new favorite is saying "cuuu" (cute). All together she can say 15 words and 3 two word phrases. She has this little stuffed dog she loves to carry everywhere with her. She loves to draw and dance. She also loves playing outside and I can't wait to take her out in the snow.

We had an awesome Halloween weekend and I'll post pics on another post, and are anxiously preparing for thanksgiving, Peyton's birthday and Christmas. I'm super excited for this Christmas and birthday, cause I really think Peyton is going to enjoy it more.

Anyway that's really all I got to update right now.


It's Not Right

Do having Tattoo's really make me any less of a person
Any less of a great parent
Any less of a great wife
Any less of a great student
or hard worker.
Any less of a christian.

One of my favorite quotes:
"The only difference between tattooed people and non tattooed people are,
tattooed people don't care if your non tattooed."

I have been struggling a lot with this
How could people really judge me by my cover.
I hate that I may not get a job has an MA because of my tattoos
because people just can't see past them.

Some days I dislike living where I live for this and many other reasons.
Just let me be free to be me.

Just let us be free to be us.
We are adults
Adults with a child
Adults who worry about her future
Worry about our future
Adults who work and go to school to pave that path for her better future

Just because we are not what you want us to be
Does not make us any less of people

We are good people and who are you to say otherwise...

*Sorry for my rant everyone, this needed to be said, and it needed to be shared*


3 years and more

Last wednesday Tavis and I celebrated 3 years of marriage. I liked the way Tavis said it, "3 years and going strong."

So the day of our anniversary was not so great, I woke up with a migraine, and Tavis worked nearly 10 hours. But I worked up enough strength to make ribs and mashed potatoes from scratch for dinner.

The real plans were for Friday- Sunday.

So Friday we went up to Salt lake City, while Peyton stayed with her grandma A.
We got an amazing hotel just a block south from the Gateway mall. Our room was on the 5th floor with a window to the east so which allowed me to enjoy a beautiful sunrise on Saturday morning.

Anyway so Friday we got up there a little late, so we checked into our room and went to the gateway and enjoyed a meal at Applebees. Then got a terrifying eye opener, we took a back road to our hotel and saw the many homeless of salt lake city. There were so many they couldn't all fit in the shelter. It was really sad.

The next morning has I said I got up and watched a beautiful sunrise from my hotel room, Enjoyed an amazing breakfast at the hotel.
Our day then consisted of enjoying one of the greatest farmer's markets I have been to at Pioneer Park.  Then Shopping at the Gateway, Followed by lunch and major disappointment at City Creek Mall.

After City Creek we went back to the hotel for a quick nap then went to enjoy an awesome meal and good time at Squatter's in SLC. They had some of the most amazing food and their drinks were awesome. Afterward we went back to the hotel, spent time in the hot tub and relaxed in the hotel room.

The next morning we enjoyed breakfast again, did a little more shopping at the Gateway, Enjoyed a stop at the Clark Planetarium, Came home, got our munchkin and ended the night with a great family meal.

All in all it was a great anniversary.


Peyton RaeLynn 18 months

Peyton is actually 19 months but with school and life it gets really difficult to update. So here is her 18 month update. Those who follow me on here usually follow me on Facebook has well and so most of it is stuff you already know but here goes. :)

18 things about my 18 month old

  •  Peyton is 2ft 10ins tall and weighs 27 lbs (as of June 25)
  •  Her favorite book is Jamberry
  •  She loves brushing her teeth
  •  She loves to dance
  •  Her hair has the most adorable ringlets
  •  She can say like 10 words
  •  My favorite is when she asks "What's that?"
  •  She is so fearless, she can climb up the big slides at the park & go down by herself
  •  She loves going to 7 peaks
  •  Her favorite person is still dad
  •  She gets really excited when she sees her grandparents 
  •  She can buckle her car seat 
  •  I love watching her try to figure out how something works
  •  She can nearly put her shoes on by herself
  •  She loves to play outside
  •  Currently her favorite foods are corn, nectarines, and corn dogs
  •  She loves hanging out with Kenzie A. and Hailey E.
  •  She has one of the most adorable laughs and smiles

Peyton is amazing, and I love her so much she can brighten my whole world. :)


Albertson Update

So basically it's been forever since I have updated. Here is what's going on:

We were finally able to move into a 2 bedroom, Unfortunately I feel like it was more of a down grade from our last place rather than an upgrade. So the last like 3 weeks have been moving which is really crazy and I hate it.
I am still going to school and only have like 5 months left to go. :) I also began working at Teavana, I really like it there and especially love the tea. I spend most of my time with school, work and my family. Which is now including my best friend Valerie and her adorable daughter Kenzie. Tavis spends most of his days watching Peyton and Kenzie, during the day while Valerie and I are in school. Valerie has basically become like a sister to me. Tavis has also begun his summer routine of working for the carnival again. Our summer has been really busy but really great.

Our dear little miss Peyton is getting so incredibly big. We have her 18 month appointment coming up soon and I am so excited to see how much she has grown. So with that I will wait to update on her until I update on her 18 month birthday. :)


Our little Peyton

Our dear little Peyton is getting so big and I am so behind on our monthly updates.

Peyton is currently almost 16 months old
She is around 2 1/2 feet tall and weighs around 30 pds.
All about Peyton:
* She needs Dad to tuck her in to bed at night
* Her favorite person is Dad
* She loves packing around stuffed animals
* Some of her favorite movies are Beauty and the Beast and Cars
* She loves when her grandparents come to see her/ hang with her
* She loves corn dogs, toast, and mashed potatoes
* She is very independent (feeding herself, trying to put her shoes on, etc.)
* She is obsessed with buckles (and such) putting two pieces together
* She loves dancing and humming to music, It's so adorable
* Peyton throws some of the biggest tantrums, and I am so mean, I laugh when she does it. It's so cute.
* Her hair has finally grown out and she is getting the cutest little ringlets
* She still loves playing peek a boo
* I really love the way she smiles and runs up to me for a hug when I get home from school
* She loves playing on the swings and slides at the park
* She is so much fun and I love every minute of being her mom


Happy 25th Birthday Tavis!!!!

This weekend we celebrated Tavis' 25th birthday it was an entire weekend of celebrating.

On friday it began with Tavis and I going to a birthday dinner at Tucanos. It was my first time going and it was totally worth the price it quality of food, quality of servers, quantity of food. Even with it being worth the price it is really pricey and thus will be reserved to birthdays when there is a free meal involved. haha.

Afterwards we wandered the Shops at Riverwoods, and it was so much fun. We stopped in Blickenstaffs, I had seen it for the first time last November and it was so much fun, it was Tavis' first time and it was one of the highlights of my night. Tavis ran in there and his eyes lit up and he was a kid again. He wanted to play with everything and he was just so excited. We unexpectedly found a box of 60 piece sidewalk chalk, and I was so exicited to get it for Peyton. Now that it is warming up all I wanted was to color with her. :) I can't wait to go back and get more stuff for Tavis and Peyton to play with this summer.

After Blickenstaff's we went to Provo Beach Resort and it was so epic and awesome. We are hoping to make a trip down there sometime. Maybe even has a date or something, If you haven't checked it out, you really should it's epic and awesome.

(I'm sad I didn't get pics from our friday adventure)

Well then Saturday, first we went down to Brandon and Ceason Elder's, Peyton and Hailey colored with sidewalk chalk, Tavis and Brandon shoot some practice targets, and Ceason and I chated. Then Peyton and I came home and napped while Tavis went Air Softing with Brandon and some other friends.

Finally Sunday, The actual day of Tavis' birth and I am so thankful he was born and he is a part of my life. I love him so much. It began with Peyton and I coloring a picture on the sidewalk for Tavis, Then cleaning the house and preparing for dinner and setting up his cards and gifts. Then I started dinner and we went to the park.  This was Peyton's first time at the park where she could actually run around an play on her own and she loved playing on the slide. (once again I hate that I didn't think to take pictures).  After the park we came home finished dinner, Which was a mini thanksgiving dinner. The Elder's came over and Peyton and Hailey were so cute playing together. After dinner Tavis, Brandon, Ceason and I played games. Then we had cake and overall it was a fantastic day, a fantastic weekend. :)

Peyton's finger paint picture and the pinterest card/picture we made for him.

Sidewalk chalk sign

Raspberry Chocolate Cheesecake

Peyton trying to help daddy blow out the candles

Happy 25th Birthday Daddy!


Family Update

So here is our family update since I have been seriously slacking.

In January, I officially graduated from high school and received my diploma, and the even better part of that is I also started College two days before my graduation.
I began attending AmeriTech college, studying to be a Medical Assistant and I'm loving it.

Peyton has really learned comprehensive and her personality is so Big and we love every minute of it. She is just growing and growing and time is slipping by. We love our little diva. We have had quite the round of adventures, She has had ear infections, stomach bugs, etc.., two rounds to the ER, once for eating something she really shouldn't have, and the second was the most terrifying experience of any mothers life. Tavis and I watched Peyton have a feveral seizure, I hope no parents ever have to see that.
She finally seems to be on the mend and just in time for spring/summer.

Tavis has started looking into going to school also, He wants to go to MATC and study IT. He is doing really well and we are really looking forward to summer.