Thursday, October 29, 2009


Today started out as any normal day for me...  About an hour ago I decided it was time to sit down and pay bills... This is something that I know we all love doing :)

I logged into access my student loan and it said that my balance was 0.  Me being me thought oh there must be something wrong with their online system.  I read a little more and it said  that I should be receiving a letter in the mail regarding my loan.  Oh yes... I did remember seeing something from UHEAA but I never opened it... like most of my mail. 

After I rummaged through the pile I found the letter...  And it said that my loan had been forgiven because of my excellent payment history. 

So me being me again  decided to call their customer service just to make sure that someone hadn't hacked into their system and sent out foney (?) letters.  So I am talking to this gal and she's like... well I need to put you on hold so I can talk to my manager..

This can't be good right?...

After being on hold for a few minutes I was connected through to this manager.  I expressed my concerns and asked him if the letter was accurate and he said YES!  They received some donations and for some lucky reason they drew my name out of a hat (pretty much) and decided to apply part of that donation to my student loan to pay it in full. 

When this manager said those words... tears of appreciation started to roll down my cheeks.  And I said thank you probably a million times!  And I am pretty sure he shed some tears too.  I seriously feel like I won the lottery!  I was one of the few that was impacted by these donations. 

Life is crazy random sometimes... 
You never know what you are going to get...

To me this is considered a huge blessing!   My loan wasn't a large amount or anything, but even the smallest acts of kindness will have a huge impact on someone's life and a burden could be lifted. 

Monday, October 19, 2009

Ma Ma

So last night we were at my sister in law's house for Japanese night...  and lo and behold Larkyn said "ma ma".  That is right people... right on her 20 week mark she has spoken her first real word!  I am so proud right now.  Yes Logan is a little upset that it wasn't dada first.. but at least I won this one.  He got her to laugh and felt his proud moment.. and this one is MINE  - muahahaha!  (that is my scary laugh)

Today my eyes have been opened to what it feels like to either have twins or more then one small child at home.... AND kudos to all of you moms that do this everyday.  I have been watching one of my neighbors little boys who is 1 year old and he is a hand full.  I have been running around like a crazy woman for the last few hours and I am exhausted.  So I would like to give a shout out to ALL of my friends and other women out there who are raising more then one small child right now.  YOU ROCK!!

Friday, October 16, 2009


So I have 2 things that I need desperate help with...

1: I have a 4.5 month old little girl that I am trying to teach to sit up and nothing seems to be working. Her pediatrician said to give her a lot of tummy time... well what if she doesnt really like being on her stomach that long?? Any tips??

2: Our spare bathroom TOILET has an awful ring! This is absolutely disgusting and I just want everyone to know that I really do clean my bathrooms (ha ha!) Eagle Mountain has SUPER hard water and if anyone has any tricks to getting rid of these nAsTy rings I would appreciate the help.

Affordable Hair Cuts & Color

So my friend Jill is going to hair school. She is going to be doing hair cut & colors for $25 - $35 depending on length (and possibly the # of colors lol) and mens cuts for around $10.

This is a great deal for anyone who has been affected by the ecomony and wants to still get their hair did!

If you are interested just leave your email or let me know somehow and Ill give her info to ya!

Thanks everyone!

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Jill & Jacob

Meet Jill & Jacob. I worked with Jill at Highland City for a while... she is by far one of the nicest and most patient people I have ever met! This was my first shoot with pets... and I loved it! Thanks Jill for asking me to take your family pictures!

More Murphy!! :)

So I have these pictures in full color too... BUT I am totally diggin this color scheme! Logan and I had a blast taking the Murphy family pictures... Thanks so much Kariann!

N & V Murphy Family

Monday, October 12, 2009

Giggles & Wiggles

Larkyn finally shared her adorable giggle with us last night at my moms! YeAh! I honestly thought my heart melted. We were begining to worry because she never really tried to laugh... except the weird inhale that she would do... lol. I am sure some of you have heard it. Logan thought that would be his protection when she turned 16.. but little did he know that she had this cute laugh tucked away. Yep his heart definitely melted too... she has him wrapped around her little finger.

Larkyn is 19 weeks old.. and gets bigger and cuter everyday. She is a bit sassy tho and I think we could be in some double trouble with this.

She loves to grab her feet. Last weekend I went into her room Saturday morning and she had both of her feet in her hands! And she can almost crawl... I think a couple times she faked me out by crawling a little bit, but now she hangs out on her tummy and arms watching the world around her!

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Sneak Peek!

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

I love this time of year...

We had our family pictures taken by Amy Twitty this past weekend... And looky how cute we are! lol.
Larkyn is 4 months old now - WoW the time flies. Looking back... One year ago on the first day of fall (09.22.2008) was the day that I found out I was pregnant with Larkyn. It was a Monday morning and as soon as I had the results I cried tears of joy. I remember thinking "I have wanted to be a mom for so long" then I said a little prayer and asked Heavenly Father to look out for us and asked him to bless me with the capability to have a healthy baby. I wasn't planning on telling Logan right away.. but decided to tell him that night... I get way too excited about things :). We decided to announce the pregnancy at Logan's dads 50th birthday - that was also unexpected and the only reason we did was because my mom threatened to spill the beans for us. LOL.
I really do love this time of year tho. I know we all complain about the cold weather because by the time March rolls around it feels like its been an eternity since feeling the warm sun. I love being able to layer my clothes (fall fashion is soo much fun), I love the colors, I love the scents, I love love love Halloween... This is by far my favorite holiday. I love getting ready for Thanksgiving and black Friday. You better believe I go every year! This year will be our 5 year anniversary on black Friday.. and I am going to be dog tired!
I know I say I want to do better with blogging, but I haven't - DARN. So here is a quick update.... I quit my job the beginning of September.. YEAH. I have been getting ready for the womens show Nov 6-7 at the south towne expo center. I had a few shoots this past weekend... I will try to post those soon. I am very busy between Larkyn and everything else going on. Logan's boss just bought him a 07 Chevy Silverado. And for that we are extremely grateful. We will finally be getting rid of the red bomber... YeAh!! His work has finally slowed down some so he is enjoying his break. YES people... believe it or not Logan does work hard :)
Happy Fall Everyone!!