Sunday, March 30, 2008


SCATTEGORIES...it's harder than it looks! Copy and paste onto your blog. *Use the 1st letter of your name to answer each of the following... *they have to be real places, names, things...nothing made up! Try to use different answers if the person in front of you had the same 1st initial. (WHICH BY THE WAY IS HARD IF YOU ALREADY READ THEIR ANSWERS) You CAN'T use your name for the boy/girl

1. What is your name? Diana

2. 4 letter word: Dime

3. Vehicle: Datsun

4. City: Denver

5. Boy Name: David

6. Girl Name: Denise

7. Alcoholic drink: I don't know of any, and I didn't want to research to find one!

8. Occupation: Dentist

9. Something you wear: Diamonds

10. Celebrity: Demi Moore

11. Food: Desserts (they are foods!)

12. Something found in a bathroom: Deodorant

13. Reason for Being Late: Detour

14. Cartoon Character: Donald Duck (double points!)

15. Something you shout: Darn!

16. Animal: Dove

17. Body part: Dermis

18. Word to describe you: Dame (not that I'm British nobility, but it's all I could think of!

Friday, March 28, 2008

Fun Easter Video

So, Isaac has had the flu since Monday night, and last night EmmaLee started running a fever, so it's been loads of fun at our house this week! Isaac had a really bad day on Tuesday, but did okay on Wednesday, did great yesterday, but a bit worse again today. Besides throwing up, he's had the runs, which has made him very sore down there, and he's gone through half a box of diapers in three days! EmmaLee hasn't been throwing up, but she's had the runs, and tummy cramps that have kept her up at night. I think in the last two nights I've had less than 9 hours of sleep, combined! And, even that has been choppy! So, in my efforts to get a little break from all the fun, I decided to post something! I took this video on Easter and thought it was so cute! Please try to ignore the huge mess in the background! Between being out of town for a few days and Easter Day activities, it was a bit of a mess. Of course, I'm sure you can see from the video it has nothing to do with the high energy of my children either!

Monday, March 24, 2008

St. George and Easter

It's been a busy week! Last Wednesday we went to St. George with some of my family. We went to Zion's one day, Snow Canyon another day, and then Rob and I also spent a night at Cedar City, and on the way home from there stopped and saw some petroglyphs (I don't know how to spell it!). We got home Saturday afternoon and went that evening to Rob's parents house for an Easter egg hunt. It was a pretty fun vacation and good Easter!

I was trying to take pictures of the kids in their Easter clothes, but EmmaLee was really the only one that would sit still and pose for me!

Eden sat a little longer than Isaac, so I did manage to get one of the two girls together before Eden ran off!

And this is the only picture I got of all three of the kids, at least sitting down! I had attempted to make Eden's hair all cute, but with her new haircut, we can't put it up or else all of her short cuts are visible, so all I can use are clips, but she had pulled it out of her hair before we even got to church! Oh well! She's cute anyway, and it's a much more accurate picture of what she really looks like most days!

On one of the hikes at Zion's, we came across this "wild" squirrel who has obviously had a lot of human contact! He actually let us get close to him, and the kids LOVED seeing him and being so close, and even petting him! This picture is of my brother Thomas petting him.

Isaac was chasing it around trying to touch it, and my nephew Caleb, who is Isaac's age, was going around trying to kiss it! It was fun to see!

This is a picture of Melanie, EmmaLee and me on one of the hikes. I had forgotten to bring a hat for EmmaLee, and I was worried about her head getting sunburned, so I rigged up this little middle east look with her head band and a blanket. It did the trick! (Cami, it was a WWMD moment!)

Just a picture of my little family at Zions.

At Zions, these three peaks are called the Court of the Patriarchs. The far left peak is called Abrahams peak, the middle one Isaacs peak, and the right one is Jacobs peak. So, we decided to take Isaac's picture in front of his peak!

This picture is towards the end of our day at Zions. Rob already had Isaac in the backpack, but then Eden decided that she was too tired to keep walking, so Rob got to carry her as well! Luckily for him it was a fairly flat trail!

These are some pictures at the sand dunes in Snow Canyon. The kids were loving digging holes, and Eden got into this one! That's my cousin Erica sitting next to Eden.

We were at Snow Canyon with my parents, siblings, and my aunt and uncle and their kids. We decided to have a sand dune jumping contest, and it turned into a daredevil contest as well! This picture is of my uncle Greg jumping over one of his friends, who was also there with his family. I think it looks like he might have had some ballet lessons at some point in his life! And, yes, he did clear his friend!

This is a picture of my brother Nick jumping over some of the kids that were there! What a muscle man!

Finally, on the way home from Cedar City, we stopped at the town of Parowan, and about 11 miles outside of Parowan there are these Indian petroglyphs. They guess that they are about 1000 years old, but they don't know what they mean. It was fun to see!
Lastly I just wanted to mention that while we were in St. George, we also got to go see my Grandpa in the hospital. It was so fun to see him, and I think he enjoyed seeing us as well! Eden was teasing and playing games with him the whole time, and we enjoyed being able to chat with him as well. He was having a little bit better day, but it has been a rough one for him! The day we visited him was his 10th day in the hospital, and that's just too long for anybody! It was really hard to leave when it was time to go because I just wanted to stay and visit with him all day long! But, three small children don't do well for long amounts of time at a hospital! Keep getting better Grandpa!

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Get Better Grandpa!

This is a picture of my Grandpa Willits, my mother's father. A little over a week ago, he went to the hospital with several complications. His kidney's were shutting down, and he was having some heart issues. He had open heart surgery about 12 years ago, and he also has diabetes. He is 77 years old, and when I first heard he was in, I worried his time had come. We almost lost him on his way to the hospital, and several times the following couple of days. They had to put two shunts in his heart because they were close to closing off. But, inspite of all of these complications, he seems to be getting better! He is really the only grandpa I have ever known. My dad's father passed away before I was born, and I had a couple of great grandpa's that passed away when I was very young. We've always had a special relationship, and while on one hand I know when he passes away it will be nice for him to not have to have pain or health issues anymore, I'm not looking forward to when it happens. I will miss him terribly! He and my grandma moved down to St. George around 4 years ago, so I haven't gotten to see him as often as I did before they moved down. We are leaving tomorrow to go down to visit them for the week. We planned this trip before he went to the hospital, and I'm ever so glad we did! I'm very much looking forward to seeing him and giving him a big hug! Hopefully he still has many years left with us here! Caydin also loved him and had a special love for him, and that means so much to me as well! Get better Grandpa!

Friday, March 14, 2008

Another Tag

A-Attached or single: Attached
B-Best Friend: Rob
C-Cake or Pie: I really like both of them!
D-Day of Choice: Fridays because it is the start of the weekend
E-Essential Item (s): Diapers, wet wipes, binkies, bottle, hand sanitizer, purse
F-Favorite Color: purple
G-Gummi Bears or Worms: Worms
H-Hometown: Springville, UT
I-Indulgence(s): Right now, sleep and good food!
J-January or July: July
K-Kids: Four
M-Marriage Date: March 1, 2002
N-Number of Siblings: 2 brothers, 2 sisters, 3 sister-in-laws, 2 brother-in-laws
O-Oranges or Apples: Depends on what is the freshest at the time
P-Phobias or Fears: Getting my toes pulled apart, that bugs me!
Q-Quote(s): Patience is a Virtue
R-Reason to Smile: The gospel and my family!
S-Season: spring/summer
T-Tag: Anyone who wants to
U-Unknown Fact About Me: I'm very picky about my pillow
V-Vegetarian or Oppressor of Animal: Is this some kind of animal activist's quiz?
W-Worst Habit: Getting stressed out too quickly!
X-X-Rays or Ultrasounds: Ultrasounds (Is this the only "x" question they could come up with?
Y-Your Favorite Food: Thanksgiving Dinner!
Z: Zodiac: Scorpio

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Another Hair Cut!

So, in my last blog I showed a picture of Eden's new professional haircut. Well, I should have waited because yesterday Eden gave herself a haircut! It wasn't as bad as it could have been, but the pictures show most of what she did.

I think she might have been going for a mullet.

Do you like her face expression? I really hadn't gotten that mad at her and was just laughing at her, and laughing harder with each spot I found that she'd cut. I don't think she appreciated it!

When I asked her why she had cut it and that she might have to get it cut like a boys to fix it, she said she wanted to get it cut like dad's because he looks handsome, and this from my little "princess"!

I called a friend I've met here in my ward who is a beautician, and is who cut Eden's hair a couple of weeks ago. She was booked for the rest of the day, but was kind enough to come to our house after work and help us out!

She was able to cut it in such a way that it hid most of the cut to the scalp patches so unless you know where to look, you really can't even tell! She also gave me some pomade that helps keep all the little flyaways under control! Oh, and Eden did manage to cut her finger a bit in the whole process, which is why she is showing her bandaged finger in one of the pictures! Eden also cut Isaac's hair in one spot right in the middle of the top of his head, but Dawn kind of trimmed it as well so it blends in better too! At least I can buzz his head if I need to! So, about 2 weeks after finally getting Eden a professional haircut, she got another one!

This last picture is of EmmaLee's new toy. She's been wanting to be more independent, but whenever I lay her down on the floor, she gets beat up by her brother, so we got this so she could be more entertained but somewhat protected as well! She loves it!

Friday, March 7, 2008

Fun Pictures

So, there's nothing really new to write about, but I thought these were cute pictures so I thought I would post them!

I finally gave in and got Eden's hair cut professionally! It's not anything fancy, more just making everything even in the front and back! A girl from my new ward works at a salon, so I had her cut it, and then Eden decided she needed it styled and asked for princess curls. It's hard to see from the picture, but she had little ringlets in her hair and it looked really cute, but as you can see, Eden was being a bit of a pickle and not posing very well for me, so this was the best shot I got!

I just thought this was a cute picture of Isaac. He has really grown up a lot in the last few months, and as long as it took him to learn to walk, now it feels like he's been walking forever! He's starting to talk a lot more as well, and he loves to sing, especially Josh Groban!

Here is another one of EmmaLee's cute smiles! She is growing more and interacting with the other two more and more!

Sunday, March 2, 2008

6 years and Counting!

Yesterday Rob and I celebrated our 6 year anniversary. I can't believe its already been 6 years, but on the other hand, it can feel like we've lived a whole life time in those six years! Rob's parents watched Eden and Isaac for us Friday night, so Rob and I were able to have an almost child free evening and night! I'm so grateful I married Rob and I appreciate so much how much he does for me and for our family. He is so spiritual, sweet and sensitive and helps me grow in so many ways! He's my best friend, and the best father, and we have so many dreams and plans we are going to do together! In the last six years we have grown so much closer, and I look back on when we fell into love and got married, and I realize that while at the time we thought we knew each other and loved each other, it was nothing compared to how much we know each other and love each other now! Love really does continue to grow, and I'm sure I can't even imagine how much we are going to love each other in 50 years, or a hundred years! I'm so glad and grateful I know we get to spend eternity side by side!