Monday, May 9, 2011

Moving On

I know it has been FOREVER since I posted anything on here and I think it is time to close it down and move on. As most of you probably know, Bill and I got a divorce a few months ago and he is now getting remarried, so it is time to say goodbye to this blog.

Thanks to everyone who kept up with us! There may be a new blog in the future so I'll keep you posted!

Sunday, March 28, 2010

This week we celebrated my "little" brother's 17th birthday. We went to dinner at a place called The Keg, and then came home for some of Ryan's favorite dessert, chocolate mousse. The three guys were having a contest to see who is the tallest. In this picture, they're all standing up perfectly straight (which is unusual) and on their tippy toes! Rusty still has Ryan by a little bit, but they've both passed up Daddy, who is a shockingly short 6'3"! What good looking guys!

Above is a pic with Noni and 3 of the 4 grandkids, Braden wasn't there because he was spending quality time at the cabin with Nana and Bopy. While they were over we decided to make Cowboy Cookies. I had a lot of help, and by the time we were done, not a whole lot got made into cookies as you can see. But really, this is the best cookie dough EVER! The cookies turned out pretty good too, but they were gone way too fast! This is one of the few times Berk and Jaci aren't yelling at each other!

Aren't we cute! Jaci and I kind of matched for church today, so we decided to take a few pictures. She is such a smart and silly little girl. She has us laughing constantly with her new phrases! For example, she came up behind my dad while he was sitting on the floor, put her arms around his neck, kissed his cheek and said "Pops, you're really hot!"

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Here are just a few updates.

Jaci thought it would be fun to NOT take a nap and to instead draw all over herself and the bathroom door with a blue marker! 

What a nerd! She's wearing her fireman helmet from firehouse subs and my glasses!

Going out for my brother (Rusty) and uncle's (Todd) birthdays. We went to Ruths Chris, which I had never been to before. This is just a pic of the girls! Man, I'm a giant!

Poor Jaci had pneumonia and had to do breathing treatments, but she took it like a champ! She was so good about telling it was time for her breathing treatments and that she was ready for her medicine. It was yucky, but she took it so good because she wanted to feel better.

For Valentine's Day Noni (her grandma) made her a giant heart cookie. Yummy! Except I don't think Jaci actually ate much of it!

Her new "big girl" bed. She's FINALLY pretty much stopped taking a bottle and so she graduated to a toddler bed!

Jaci dancing with prince charming (Pops) on his birthday. After all she is a "beautiful princess", or so she tells us several times a day!

Friday, November 27, 2009


Sorry MOM! I know I'm a slacker. Okay, Jaci is getting so big...I know I say that every time, but it's true. She does so many things and says so many new phrases. There are cute ones like "I love you sugar mommy" and "don't worry mommy, I'm okay" and the not so cute ones like "No, don't touch me, stay there" and "MINE!" And, she has started saying our evening prayer...she's still very stuck on Halloween and her prayer sounds something like this, "Dear Heavenly Father, thankful for this day, thankful we can go to bed, thankful Jaci was a witch, and Grammy was a witch, and Daddy was a cowboy, and Mommy was a cowboy, name of Jesus Christ, Amen." She has said that same prayer since Halloween...I guess we need some other fun memorable things to happen!

I don't have much to say about these first two pictures. I think Jaci was singing in the above picture and the one below I thought was just super cute of her profile. She was very intent on coloring a picture of Mickey Mouse.

Anyway, for Thanksgiving, Bill's parents came into town and we have had a great time together so far! We've had dominoes and Wii bowling tournaments and have just had a lot of fun... even if Bill has had to study the whole time. It's mostly been me and Jaci and the in-laws. Luckly, I was very blessed with in-laws and we get along really well.

For Thanksgiving day we went down to the New Orleans area to spend the day with my mother-in-law's family. We had great food and a lot of fun. One of Melanie's nephews has a son a little older than Jaci, and the two of them hit it off. They drove around in Logan's power wheels car...well, Jaci drove Logan around, and around and around...moslty in circles, but they had a lot of fun. I also caught them sneaking off upstairs and holding hands! They also hid under the table telling everyone it was their clubhouse.

Aren't they cute!

Below is a video of Jaci and her Grammy (Bill's mom) playing with a singing Christmas puppy that she brought...and is taking home with her for Jaci to enjoy when we come to visit! She was so silly with it.

Saturday, October 31, 2009

Happy Halloween

I'm finally getting back to life! We just got back from Arizona where we had a GREAT time and we've just been going going going since! I'll be putting up our pictures from Disneyland (hopefully) sometime this week...once all the commotion dies down! Melanie (Bill's mom) got here the same day we got back and we've been having a great time with her. She has family here from England and we've been spending time with them as well. I love it! I could listen to them just talk all day long!

Anyway, if you can't tell Jaci was a witch for Halloween. And if I do say so myself, she is the cutest little witch to ever fly a broom! I dug stuff out of my closet that I actually used to wear and was a cowgirl. Bill had a few things, and a few he borrowed from my dad to become Sheriff Bill. Jaci has a cowgirl outfit too and we thought it would be fun to all match, but she looks so cute as a witch and I worked hard on that costume (yes, I made it), so we decided not to. Jaci had so much fun getting dressed up in her costume and LOVED going Trick or Treating. She'd go up to every person and say "Trick or Treat...Thanks". And she is very protective of her candy! But, she's going to have to give up most of it to the GREAT PUMPKIN so he can give her a prize in place of all her candy. He's a little too busy tonight, so we're going to call him and reschedule for tomorrow!
This is one of our Disneyland pictures. We got to got to Mickey's Trick or Treat Party at California Adventure one night after the park closed. We got to meet a few characters that night including Leo and June from Playhouse Disney's Little Einsteins!

Okay, my Daddy always has some of the best costumes. While we were in AZ we went to our big annual Mortensen Halloween Party. Daddy is like one of the only adults to dress up, but he's always got an amazing costume! This year he was a scarecrow. Perfect picture right?!!?!

This is me and my Nana! I love Nana and I miss her so much when we're in Louisiana. Nana is one of my very best friends in all the land! She taught me to sew, and to cook a lot as well. Love you Nana!

Friday, October 9, 2009

My little girl is so big! She's not my baby anymore, she's definitely a little girl! She loves playing pretend and dress up these days. I'll have to take some more pictures in some of her costumes. She found her tinkerbelle costume from last year and had to put it on, and another time she found my old cowgirl belt with my name on it and made me put it on her, then she went and found boots, and I let her wear my cowboy hat. She ran skipped around the house yelling "Yee Haw"! She is so silly. She even sings in the shower!

Anyway, today she said she wanted to go pee pee on the potty, so I got her brand new potty chair that my mom bought her out of the box and set it up. She decided she needed to read a book while she tried. Nothing actually happened, but I'm proud of her for wanting to try. Although, I'd rather stick to diapers for a while. I'm not sure I want to go through potty training yet!

Yesterday, I finally finished this Halloween skirt I've been working on. I'll explain it more on my other blog. I love the colors for Halloween and it's my favorite holiday to decorate for. I made Jaci her Halloween costume, which I will show after Halloween, and then this skirt and bow.

Jaci and I are excited for next week! We are going to Arizona and then driving over to Disneyland with my family. It will be Jaci's first trip to Disney and I think she'll love it. She loves Mickey Mouse and Pooh, so I'm excited for her!
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Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Water Baby

So, I decided to teach Jaci REALLY early about doing dishes....OR NOT! Every time I go to do dishes she has to be right beside me playing in the water. That doesn't last long though. She pushes me out of the way and most of the time I have to just move the dirty dishes out of the sink so she can play. She would do this for hours at a time if I would let her. The pros: it keeps her busy so I can get things done and she's happy and talking and singing "row, row, row your boat". The cons: she gets water EVERYWHERE, she SCREAMS when I make her stop, and then I can't actually DO any dishes!

She's just so dang cute, I just can't say no, so I let her 'do dishes' for a little while. She's playing in the sink right now and singing a bunch of songs, which is letting me get this done!

On another note, we had a BBQ in our backyard yesterday and invited some friends from our ward. It wasn't anything big, but we had a good time. Bill used the fire pit in the backyard to do hamburgers and he had some giant buckets of water (for fire safety) and the kids all played in those most of the time and came away SOAKED to the bone! There's just something with Jaci and water lately!