Dec 7, 2010

I saw this and it really puts everything in to prospective

Dec 6, 2010

Cute Kids

Sorry I have been a slacker !!!! I PROMISE TO DO BETTER!!!!

Here is a sneak peak at our christmas card's

Jul 21, 2010

GC Photography


Brax and Caid

Braxton 5 years old


So Gary started to do some photography and this was an little photo shoot at Layton Park. Let me know what you think !!!!

Brax's First Day of Kindergarden

Brax with his teacher Mrs Syverson.
Brax in front on the school.

Posing in front of the house.

Brax started school yesterday. Yes I know its early, we are year round out here. Brax goes to Bluff Ridge Elementary. He loves his teacher. (My mom and dad actually know her and my sister Kati dated her son.) Small world. He had a great second day too. I can't believe that my little man has started school already.

Apr 29, 2010


So this last weekend was BYU CHEER TRYOUTS :
Both Stevi and Dani Tried out again and
BYU announced today the Cheer Squad members for the 2010-11 athletic season. Squad members are listed below.
All-Girl Squad
#1 Mikayla Young #2 Dani Beckstrom #10 Kimbra Robinson #12 Lindsay Jackson #15 Melanie Mills #16 Whitney Bates #17 Madison Bates #18 Maria Allen #19 Heather Bates #22 Taylor Woodward #26 Katie McLaughlin #27 Cassandra Myers #28 Ashley Day #34 Callie Russell
Coed (Girls)
#3 Stephanie Poulsen #4 Whitney Wonnacott #5 Brooke Renslow #9 Shayli Peterson #14 Jeniel Jacobson #21 Cassie Grieco #29 Kylie Foster #36 Halle Johnson
Coed (Boys) #11 Skyler Drennan #24 Blake Benham #32 Shawn Watkins #33 Christopher Welcker #37 Eric Heier #38 David Luck #39 Jaron Duke #40 Keldon Cook #41 Dallin Miller #45 Tyler Rehak #46 James Dalton #47 Torin Carver

Apr 13, 2010

Love this

Before I was a Mom,
I never tripped over toys
or forgot words to a lullaby.
I didn't worry whether or not
my plants were poisonous.
I never thought about immunizations.

Before I was a Mom,
I had never been puked on.
Pooped on.
Chewed on.
Peed on.
I had complete control of my mind
and my thoughts.
I slept all night.

Before I was a Mom,
I never held down a screaming child
so doctors could do tests.
Or give shots.
I never looked into teary eyes and cried.
I never got gloriously happy over a simple grin.
I never sat up late hours at night
watching a baby sleep.

Before I was a Mom,
I never held a sleeping baby just because
I didn't want to put her down.
I never felt my heart break into a million pieces
when I couldn't stop the hurt.
I never knew that something so small
could affect my life so much.
I never knew that I could love someone so much.
I never knew I would love being a Mom.

Before I was a Mom,
I didn't know the feeling of
having my heart outside my body..
I didn't know how special it could feel
to feed a hungry baby.
I didn't know that bond
between a mother and her child.
I didn't know that something so small
could make me feel so important and happy.

Before I was a Mom,
I had never gotten up in the middle of the night
every 10 minutes to make sure all was okay.
I had never known the warmth,
the joy,
the love,
the heartache,
the wonderment
or the satisfaction of being a Mom.
I didn't know I was capable of feeling so much,
before I was a Mom.

Author unknown

Mar 12, 2010

Disney On Ice "Worlds of Fantasy


Brax. Caid, Molly, Mia

Daddy and his boys

Mickey, Brax, Caid, Gary, Minnie

So this week we got tickets to go to "Disney on Ice'Worlds of Fantasy" !!! It was so much fun!!!! Gary and I where talking how in the world are they going to do CARS ? Well let me tell you that Disney does not disappoint. It was AMAZING!!!!! The Millards joined us for the fun field evening . We also have to THANK PAPA POULSEN for the Tickets.

Gary's 30th Birthday!!!

Dad Golfing (he did do just dance did not get pic sorry!!!!
Molly and Mia Playing "Just Dance"


Gary prior to the bon fire
Family Shot (minus Caiden he was sleeping)

So The Love of My Life had a BIG birthday this week!!!! Gary's birthday was Tuesday. We had a little get together with my family. Which turned in to the "WII CHALLANGE". Gary got "JUST DANCE" for his birthday and let me tell you if you have a WII this game is a Must!!!!!
1. Sexy
2.GREAT Husband
3.Great Daddy to our two boys
4. Is my best friend
5.Know me better then I know my self.

Feb 15, 2010

What a difference a Year Makes

Caiden Lloyd 02/14/2009 in the NICU at McKay Dee

Caiden Lloyd 02/14/2010 Celebrating his 1st Birthday.

I was looking at my old photos and found this. What a difference a year makes. I would like to Thank all of you for your many prays and well wishes. I know that those had a hand in Caiden doing so well today!!! Thanks again. We are going to the doctor today for his ONE YEAR CHECK UP!!!
Caiden's weight 21lbs 30%.
Caiden's Height 31 inches 90%
Tall and Skinny Like his Daddy !!!

Feb 14, 2010

Caiden is 1.

Caiden's Monkey Cake
Caiden and his Valentines gifts

Got a Slide from Grammie and Papa Poulsen

Caiden loving opening gifts

Caiden and his own cake
WOW has it really been a year ? ? Where has this year gone ? Think one year ago today I was in the hospital trying to keep this little one In for a little while longer. What a year of milestones. 16 days in the NICU, Many trips down to Primaries for the Kidney doctor, Many memories of Braxton and Caiden playing together. Caiden is doing well for being 6 weeks early. Caiden is crawling like a monster. Getting ready to take of walking any day. Caiden is saying "Dada" "Momma" , "Hi", and "Hey". LOVE MONKEYS . I do have to say that this is the First cake that I made. I have usually had store bought cakes. My mom and sister and I have recently taken a cake decorating class and I figured I would try out my new skills. What do you think ?


Sorry I have not blogged in a while so I have a few big things to say.

1) we have out first ER visit with Caiden. This was not fun!!! Caiden had a rash on his bottom half of his body that would not go away. He had a fever and I decided to take him in the Urgent care and they ran a bunch of test. . . . Found nothing then the doctor came in and was asking a ton of questions. She was asking a ton of questions about the Rash( I started to freak out now). She told me that this Rash was HSP(long medical name that I can't remember). HSP affects your KIDNEYS(Broke down now). She informed me that we need to go to the ER for blood work and to run more tests. OK so I am with Caiden and Brax at the Urgent Care trying to hold it together till I get out the door. I made it to the door of my car and lost it. Called Gary and told him to we have to head to the ER. Dropped Brax off at my parents(thanks mom and dad). Went to the ER. Got there at 7pm did not leave till 12:30am. Let me tell you not fun!!! Everything turned out OK we just have to watch him with any rash now. But Let me tell you what a Happy Kid even in the ER. Here are a few pictures to show you what a good kid he is. . .

Jan 12, 2010


The Nerf Guns
Braxton and his Drum Set
Caiden and his Haul
Braxton and his HAUL

Waiting to go and see what Santa Brought

Christmas Day was GREAT !!!! I know what you are thinking. . . did they really give Braxton a Drum Set ? Well YES we did!!! Braxton has a talent on those things. Caiden loved the paper and the boxes. Brax and Gary got some Nerf gun's. It was really nice to get together with all the family and friends!!!

Christmas Eve

The Nativity
Gary on Santa's Lap
The Boys with Santa

Grammy and Papa with the Grandkids

Grandma and the Boys

OK I know that Christmas was a while ago. I am sorry I have been slacking on my blog. We had a wonderful Christmas Eve. We spent this at my Grandma's house. It was so nice we had a special visitor and all. We did the nativity which was great. In our family our tradition is to get new Christmas PJ's and this year my mom decided that she is not going to do this anymore we have to do our own family.