Tuesday, October 28, 2008

My Dad...

This is my family at Crystals wedding 10 months before my dad passed away. He was only 43.

It has been 5 years since my dad passed away from cancer. I remember that day so well. My dad had been in the hospital and I had visited him the day before. It was a sunday and he just seemed like he was doing so well that day. He told me that he was hungry and he wanted me to go to the store and get him something to eat before I went back to Orem. I was going to Utah Valley at the time. So I went to Albertsons and got him a blueberry muffin and an orange juice. I went back to the hospital and told him that I would see him the next weekend. I remember leaving and just crying uncontrolably even though I truly believed I would see him again in a week. The next day I went to school and when I got home I was going to go to the store with my roommate when my sister called and said that my dad probably wouldnt make it through the night. So I threw everything in a laundry hamper and headed home. When I got to the hospital my dad was completly different. He was so out of it I couldnt believe how different a day had made. So my family sat in his room while his friends came and went to say their goodbyes and then he passed away at 11:45.

It makes me sad that my dad was never able to meet Brian and be at our wedding and it makes me sad to know that he never got to meet Jenson and see him grow up. But I know that he is an angel watching over me and my family and I know that I will see him again. I love and miss you dad!

Monday, October 20, 2008

Bear Lake

We went to Bear Lake on Thursday for Brians sisters wedding and stayed a few days! We had a great time! Here are the highlights!

Little Jens...He is seriously the cutest! I cant get enough of him!

Mike and Karly...hope they're next! Ha!

The fam!

What a little stud!

Our little possum!

We took a walk at night down by the marina

Karly, me and Alicia jumping on the beach

Mike, Brian and Kyle making fun of us and jumping on the beach

Jens wanted to jump too!!!

The condo!

The view from our condo. Gorgeous!

Brian had to break into the condo because we got locked out!

Saturday, October 11, 2008

Such a Big Boy!

Jenson finally got to ride in a cart without his car seat! It was so cute! He would just hold on to the sides and look around. Here are some pictures I took...

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

4 Months Old!

Can you believe it?! Jenson is 4 months old! We went to the doctor yesterday and he is healthy and growing! This is how much he has grown:

4 month check up:
Weight: 16 lb 0 oz- 67%
Height: 25.5 inches- 73%
Head: 43 cm- 66%

2 month check up:
Weight: 12 lb 9 oz- 64%
Height: 24 inches- 85%
Head: 40.5 cm- 62%

He has grown so much! We love him more and more everyday...I dont even know how that is possible! He is such a blessing in our lives! I cant imagine life without him! We love you Jens!

Friday, October 3, 2008


I got this from my sisters blog. We did this last year and it was amazing! Let me know if you can help. You can email me at chooyergum@yahoo.com or my sisters email which is listed below. Thanks!

Thinking Christmas...

So, last year we raised over $1500 for an amazing family in need. Christmas wasn't a happy time for this family. The dad had just been laid off his job, they had a son in a treatment center which was costing them over $1000 a month, and they had to find a way to pay their mortgage. The results were humbling and unspeakable. This family was was so grateful and could not believe people could be so generous. It was such an incredible experience and if you were part of it, you know how amazing it really was.

Last year I committed to organize this each year from now on to give all of our friends and family an opportunity to help someone less fortunate so here I am, thinking about it. However, I need your help. Doug and I don't know anyone personally who could use the help this year. It needs to be someone or some family who would really, really appreciate it. Someone down on their luck, humble, kind. Are you catching the vision? So, we need suggestions. Please, talk to your families, neighbors, friends, church leaders, etc. and let's see if we can find a family who really needs the help. Maybe a family with a sick child and lots of medical bills, maybe we could pay some of their bills for them. It could be anyone.

If you weren't a part of our efforts last year and you want to be this year, please email me and let me know. We keep everyone updated on our efforts through email. It's an amazing thing and all you have to do to be a part of it is donate a small amount of money and maybe, possibly a little time, just depending.

So, here is my email address:


If you have any suggestions for people who could use our help, please email me with general info on their situation. If we get more than one suggestion we'll have to take a vote and decide what to do. Maybe we could split our efforts and help more than one family. We'll just have to see.

Thanks for your help and support. We'll start collecting money November 1st so we have 1 month to decide who we will help this year. Thanks so much! We're so blessed to have each other! XOXO

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Ice Cream Cake Recipe

Ok here it is...you are not even going to believe how easy it is!


Enjoy!!! It is sooo yummy!