Sunday, January 8, 2012

Little Miss Cheer

Hannah and Daphne did Little Miss Cheer this year and they absolutely loved it! Plus they looked super adorable. Grandma Jeep came to see them as well. Our neighbor Aylah came home with us from church and wanted to be in the picture

Last Camping Trip of the Summer

We spent two nights camping up at Stateline Dam. Had a gorgeous spot and a fabulous time. I really like going camping (of course with modern conveniences)These cute girls were the grand daughters to the camp host. They all played so cute together. And of course by now I have completely forgotten their names. It made camping a lot more fun for everyone though.

I LOVED all of these lily pads at Bridger Lake. We didn't catch anything but it was so pretty.

The campground was paved so the girls even took their bikes

I loved our spot. I definitely want to stay here again next year.

First Day of School

My Daffy Dru started Kindergarten this year. Pretty sure I hated it. However she has loved EVERY minute of it. She was so excited on the first day. And of course had to wear camo! Gotta love her!My beautiful 3rd Grader

My baby started preschool this year too. She goes Monday and Wednesday from 9:00 - 11:30. It is so quiet in the house during that time. Its a perfect time to study for me but I miss them terribly!

Taylor Family Reunion

I wasn't at the family reunion this year so I can't describe all of these pics so I will just post them. Looks like everyone had a great time.

Daphne and Bella
Great Grandma Taylor and all the kiddos

Kenzie and cousin Lyndee
JD and Peyton. From what I hear she was his little sidekick

Filling in the blanks

I sat down today for the first time in over 6 months and saw my sad little blog. No attention. No changes. Nothing. And I think it dawned on me why there hasn't been any changes. Why there isn't any updates. Why there is just a lot of nothing. Well there is a simple reason. This summer was one of the most difficult I can ever remember. Our family struggled a ton and in particular our marriage. I even debated not posting this because of the shame of it all. I realized however that I am mainly the only one that reads this blog. And years from now I will look back and wonder why the gap. So this post is mainly for my own memory. JD and I have struggled greatly. In fact to the point that we both wanted to be done. We spent the majority of a month apart from one another. The girls were tossed back and forth between here and Utah. It was difficult to say the least. During that time I realized that I felt trapped and that the only person I could blame for that feeling was myself. So I pulled up my big girl panties and laid it all out on the line. I told JD I was going back to school. I need to finish my degree because if things continued down the path we were on I was going to be a single mother without a proper education. So I enrolled in school and started classes in October. Between trying to get over a lot of hurt and anger and classes and the girls it has just kept me busy. Plus I wasn't able to look past the frustration and post happy pictures of our family. Today I had an epiphany and realized that this too shall pass and that I will regret more not having a record of our time together. So I'm gonna play catch up for a while and just get it done.

Sunday, July 24, 2011


Daphne had her first year of tball and absolutely LOVED it!! Her Daddy was her coach which of course meant when he was working graves I was the coach. Poor kids. ha ha

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Father's Day Camping

This year for Father's Day I thought I had the perfect present in mind. It was FINALLY warm enough to take our trailer out for the first time. We were all so excited. We weren't able to leave until Saturday afternoon. Everything was going fine until we got just a few minutes from the campground when it sounded like our tire blew out. We got the trailer parked and started to investigate. It turns out after much searching that this large bolt had fallen off the brake. Super! Next came time to get the jacks down on the trailer. JD had one heck of a hard time getting them. In the process of all of this he smacked his head on the glass hatch of the Expedition twice. To the point that he about knocked himself out. After getting the jacks figured out we realized we had forgotten an ax. Luckily the campground host brought us some dry wood so we were able to get a fire going so we could roast hot dogs and marshmallows. We sat outside for a long time and had quite a nice evening. The girls loved the trailer and everyone slept surprisingly well. Oh and I should add JD's uncle Milo was nice enough to loan us his generator so the girls were able to watch movies. Which turned out to be a good thing. Because when we woke up in the morning it was pouring and it eventually turned to snow. So our fishing trip got cancelled as well. Two one day out of state fishing licenses down the drain. So this was Sunday and Father's Day. JD went for a walk for several miles down the road and luckily found the bolt that fell out. So he was able to fix the Expedition. Which is a good thing since there was also no cell service up there. He had also planned on cooking lunch in the dutch ovens. Which was great except that he ended up doing so in the snow! Poor guy. When I went to wash the dishes after lunch we discovered that the hot water heater wasn't working. Yep...just one of those experiences that afterwards you just have to look back on and smile.

Kenzie was nice enough to share her bed with Roxie. Harley also ended up there later in the night.
The girls in their bunk beds
Silly girls....all 3 of them

My cute hairy boys

Nothing like winter apparel in the middle of June

Now THIS is how you start a fire!!

Even though there were several bumps in the road...the girls had a blast and there were even some fun moments in there for JD and I as well. Happy Father's Day!!

Girl Scout Camp

This past weekend was our 3rd annual Girl Scout camp. Being on of the leaders I definitely saw a new perspective to just how much work goes into something like this. It is a lot of preparation and meetings. I am utterly amazed at our Service Unit Leader and all the hard work she puts into making it a success. I didn't get a chance to take many pictures because I was so busy helping but that's ok. I think all of the girls had a great time. My favorite part was the skits and Hannah's favorite part was the ice cream in a bag.

The girls doing Zumba

Hannah and Brynlee playing in the dirt. Of course...
Hannah making her ice cream in a bag