Saturday, December 15, 2007

If they could see me now...

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Thursday, December 06, 2007

Two! Here we come!

1. If I like it, it's mine.
2. If it's in my hand, it's mine.
3. If I can take it from you, it's mine.
4. If I had it a while ago, it's still mine.
5. If it's mine, it must never appear to be yours in any way.
6. If I'm doing or building something, all the pieces are mine.
7. If if looks like mine, it is mine.
8. If I see it first, it's mine.
9. If you are playing with something and you put it down, it automatically becomes mine.
10. If it's broken, it's yours.

Ahhh.....isn't it great! This attitude came the same week as hitting, throwing fits, saying no, and not sharing... Terrific Twos! That's what we'll call them

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

I'm bringing home a baby bumblebee!

Won't my Mommy be so proud of me?

Lincoln's favorite toy is his "choo choo" train. So, getting to
wear the Conductor's hat was a BIG deal.

That is the smile of a 21 month old who knows all his colors
and letters. We love you, Lincoln. You are a good boy.

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Friday, November 09, 2007

My Sweetheart showed me this, and it is absolutely amazing!

I borrowed this from my cousins! Thanks Hereths!

Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Lincoln Daniel

Last week, after my hard couple days,
something hit me. What if Lincoln was
our only child on this earth? Now, I
know that this won't be the case, but
if it was, kudos to David and me for
making a perfect one the first go round!
He knows his colors, his letters, how to
get out of going to bed by saying, "snuggle,"
and he reads the scriptures with us, says
prayers, and tells us "I uv ooooo," numerous
times a day. So, until we get another one, we
feel so blessed with the one we have!

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Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Today's one of the hard ones!

Some days are great. Some aren't as great. Today is one of the hard ones.

By saying that sometimes it feels like the world is passing my by, is in no way an attempt to receive pity. This is just the truth; my heart on my sleeve....where it always has been.
I was a good kid. I wasn't rebellious. I was very obedient. I always took great care of my body and my diabetes. I loved my brothers more than anything. I only ditched school twice: my mom called and excused me on the first one, and the other one I ditched to go home and clean the house so I could go out with my friends that night. I made sure my 6th period teacher knew I was leaving before I left. I got good grades. I got a scholarship to college. I served a mission. I finished a college degree. I met my best friend, and we got married in the temple. We have a brilliant and beautiful son. My life has been fun, and I have been more richly blessed than I ever could have imagined.
So, why at 27 years old does it feel like my greatest desire is impossible to come by? I wanted to have 6 kids in 6 years. I didn't want to wait. I wanted my kids to be close in age so they could be great friends. I wanted them to go through life together.
However, the world has decided that, for some reason, I should not have this righteous desire right now. This is the first trial David and I have faced since we have been married, and it is definitely harder than anything I ever faced my entire life. I just wish I could understand.
I wish I knew what the Lord had in store. I wish I could blame it on patience and say that patience is hard for me to come by, however, I waited 24 years to find my Sweetheart, and if that isn't patience in the Mormon World (haha) what is? I wish I could blame it on weak faith, but somehow I have rooted in me the belief that the Lord will take care of us, and we will not miss out on any blessings. Maybe I could blame it on my they got pregnant when they looked at each other. I have nothing to blame, and that's what makes it hard. There is no reason for this.
Well, tomorrow will be a better day. Today is just one of the hard ones!

Thursday, October 11, 2007

Fun with Daddy

Monday, September 24, 2007

David or Brandi: The Ongoing Question!

Thursday, September 20, 2007

It's About Love

Dear Friends,

It's About Love. It really is.

We started the adoption process, and it is nothing short of a miraculous, emotional experience. We are excited about the process, and at the same time we realize that it could take years to have another baby in our family! When we found out we couldn't have any more biological children, we grieved. The comfort has finally come with the realization that the Lord does have a plan, and we are part of it.

We have told everyone we know that we are looking to adopt. We have been counseled to tell everyone we know to tell everyone they know that we are adopting. Often times, adoptive couples find babies through word of mouth.

So.....anyone you know--tell them.

Tuesday, September 04, 2007

Peter Pan

After I read , "Twilight," in less than a day, I went to the bookstore and bought the entire series by Stephenie Meyer. (By the way she spells her name you should have already figured out that she must be from Utah and her parents wanted to join the club of giving her a normal name spelled very uniquely)
This purchase may not seem significant, but these are the first books I have bought for my book collection since I graduated college. I have been to the library plenty of times, I tried reading Oprah's booklist (didn't like it), I have started and stopped half a dozen books, and Stephenie Meyer, BYU graduate, has finally captured my first book interest since Harry Potter.
Ahhhh....Young Adult Fiction. I guess I don't want to grow up. I want to stay in the Young Adult fiction-Neverland forever.

Tuesday, August 28, 2007

The Past Year!

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Friday, August 17, 2007


Well, we have been in Nebraska for over a year now. Sorry to report, that I don't yet have a deep-rooted love for this place, and August is not helping the cause of those trying to persuade me of how nice the people are. August was just kind of a yucky month. A lot of yuck!
On a positive note, I do love my family and I love my home. I love the mommy-play group from the church, and I love the YMCA for validating me while I am poor. I do think the sunsets are beautiful--from inside--with my air conditioner on. I love that my husband has a job to support our family and that he enjoys taking care of us. I'm glad Law School is three years instead of four. I am glad that anything grows in Nebraska. Home grown tomatoes have been a huge blessing to our daily food.
I don't want to stay forever so in 30 years if I am saying that we just came for Law School, and have been here for 30 years, then.......well I don't know, but just do it......whatever it is........

Tuesday, June 26, 2007


David's little sister, Becky, had a beautiful baby a few weeks ago. Two weeks after he was born, she had emergency brain surgery. It was a time of intense trial for the family, but I saw a family pull together to accomplish the needs of this wonderful mommy. I saw this wonderful mommy endure through two major surgeries, losing her long beautiful hair, and then jumping back into the fast lane of a three-kid, busy-callings-in-the-church, life. I saw friends and neighbors call to be of any service they could. It made me realize that miracles really do happen. They are coupled with increased faith, patience, and daily repentance. God is a God of miracles. He loves His children. He wants us to be happy. I am happy to have witnessed miracles these past few weeks. I am happy to be alive. I am happy to be married to my best friend, and be the mommy of my favorite "Little Man." I am happy to see miracles all around me. It just lets me know, I haven't been forgotten.

Wednesday, May 09, 2007

At Least We have our Miracle: A Story of Infertility

Watching "Old MacDonald Had a Farm"

Being tickled by Daddy

Hi Mom and Dad! I got all dirty on the front porch!

After a long conversation about the test results...(my own rendition of the conversation):

Doctor: "well...from here we can try infertility treatment."

Me: "Infertility? But, I had a baby. I want eight babies. I want them all by age 32, and I don't want to wait any longer."

Doctor: "Well, we could try infertility treatment."

Me: "Does my insurance cover it? How much does it cost?"

Doctor: "I'm not sure if they cover it. It's expensive (hundreds to thousands of dollars expensive...)"

Me: " wow. wow. wow. But Doctor, everyone I know is pregnant. My sisters-in-law are
pregnant. MY friends are pregnant. This lady is stealing all of the rest of the world's babies. "

Doctor: "We can try infertility treatment."


Brother (had a baby after me, having another one before me): "Sis, I'm sorry. I know I can't fix it, but at least you have your Lincoln. He is your miracle baby."
Me (lying out my teeth): "Yeah, I am fine."
Me (no longer lying): "At least we have our Lincoln. He is a miracle."
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Wednesday, May 02, 2007

One down, two to go!

We have made it through our first year of Law School....actually we have made it through David's first year of Law School, and we actually haven't made it until tomorrow at about 4:30 p.m. The first year wasn't as bad as all of those horror stories people told us. The hardest part was during both semesters at finals time. David has been at the Law Library from about 9:00a.m. until 11 p.m. or midnight! Lincoln misses his daddy and I miss my husband, but we know this will all be worth it in the end!
While David has been studying, I have learned how to mow the lawn--what great fun! Also, our mudroom is now painted and tiled. And, our fence in the backyard is now white instead of brown! Lincoln and I have been to almost all the different parks in Lincoln and the zoo numerous times a week. We have stayed busy, and we have already begun the annual farmer's tan!
We have been productive waiting for our daddy to finish finals! We can't wait for Jack Bauer to figure things out...again, for the poor people LOST on the island to figure out the mystery, for Rory Gilmore to decide what she wants to do with her life, for George to fess up to Callie about Izzie, for Jim to imitate Dwight every week, for someone other than Charla and Mirna to win the AMAZING RACE, for Alex to get back in on the good side of the other remaining SURVIVORs, and for Andy Baldwin to pick his bride! Yes, we have been very productive!
COME HOME DARLING! we miss you.

Sunday, April 15, 2007


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What fun lies ahead!

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Thursday, March 29, 2007

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FAO Schwarz

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Saturday, March 24, 2007

New York was good to us! We saw three Broadway productions, and we ate a lot of good food. We missed Lincoln, but a week in New York taught me that one-on-one time with your spouse is ESSENTIAL. We had a great time, and we recommend leaving your babies with others to spend time together.

Thursday, March 08, 2007

NYC here we come!

For our anniversary, we are going to New York City, and we are staying here.
I am trying to get this excited, but I have never left Lincoln for one day, let alone 5 days! I have tried to convince David to let us bring Lincoln. But, he keeps saying something about not enjoying NYC because the baby wouldn't like being in the car, and he has to be in bed by 7:30, and he can't see Broadway shows, or David Letterman! So, we are leaving him in the Midwest, while we travel all by ourselves to the East Coast. I guess I will try and enjoy NYC without my baby. I will try and enjoy David Letterman. I will try and enjoy Les Miserables. I will suffer through Mary Poppins. I will probably not enjoy the hotel. I will try and endure the food. Oh! The food!
Lincoln, I love you. I will miss you sooooooo big, but I know you would want me to enjoy my trip. So, for you, I will try my best to be a good sport about it.

Tuesday, February 20, 2007

Mmm.... and here is the way Lincoln enjoyed his first ice cream cone. Happy Birthday, Buddy!

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My First Ice cream Cone

All he really wanted to do was spread it all over the table...He liked the taste of the ice cream, but wasn't sure how he felt about the cold! Happy Birthday, Lincoln!

P.S. is back!

Sunday, January 28, 2007

365 Days of Bliss....

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Ta Da!

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Friday, January 19, 2007


They is an interesting character to me. They gets blamed for a lot. Whenever people can't pinpoint exactly who exactly did or said something, They shows right up.

"They said I could...,"

"They want you to..."

or my favorite...

"You know what They say."

I'm starting to think They is some commitee in the wretched state of Nebraska that makes a lot of decisions that people are both happy and unhappy about.

Oh well....Lincoln is still the cutest kid on the planet...and They would probably all agree about that.