Thursday, August 25, 2011


So school started again Monday.. I am not quite sure what to think of it yet. It really has messed up my work schedule but I know when it is finished it will be worth it. I am starting the block classes in the Family Studies degree. I have already finished my emphasis which is in Social Work. I have to take my first research class and I am not sure who that is going to go I am hoping good. I only have 2 semesters after this one!! I am so excited.
Donnie said that he is really missing school so hopefully we can get him into the police academy soon!!! I am so happy to have him in my life he has been working so hard so that I can go to school! I love you BIG TUNA :)


Thursday, August 18, 2011

Abigail Jane Smith :)

Tuesday morning at 1:34 a.m. my sister Stephanie gave birth to a beautiful little girl named Abigail. She is quite the cutie. She weighed 7 lbs and was 20 inches long. I got to see her Tuesday when I got off of work. I walked into the hospital room and looked at her and instantly my heart melted.. I love her. I gave her a few eskimo kisses!!! I think that will be my signature with her. I am so happy for Steph and Scott!!
Isn't she just the cutest!!!

What a great dad already!!! He was so cute with her!

Man all these babies are making me a little baby hungry! I am so happy to be an Aunt! I love you Abi and Kenzie!


Monday, August 15, 2011

AWESOME Weekend!!!

This weekend was so great!!! I surprised Donnie with a night getaway with a delicious dinner and we got to hike Timpanogos with Morgan and Lyndy. It could not have gotten much better!!! Pics and details to come!!

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Silly Girls :)

Camping FUN!

Donnie and I sure do love to camp. We don't get to go as much as we would like but we are happy that we get to go a few times a summer. We went camping over the 24th with our friends, Jake and Kylee and Kevin and Melanie.
We went up to Newton Reservoir...and found the perfect camping spot. We were right near the water which was wonderful. The weeds were quite disgusting when entering the water but it was well worth it.

Isn't it gorgeous!!!

Donnie took his new toy up with him and let me tell you he had a blast!!! :)

I also shot the gun but it was not my favorite... I have to get used to it I think. Donnie said I shot a hole in the milk jug.

We had a great time floating out in the water and trying to tip each other off the tubes. Sassy showed us that she could swim faster then any of us there. She had so much fun. I love taking her camping with us because she is just so dang cute and everyone just loves her.

It was such a fun and great camping trip. I can't wait for the next one..

Love this Pic!!

Monday, August 8, 2011

Life is hard but WORTH it...

I am trying to open up about my feelings more. I want to be more of myself. I want to share my experiences. I don't want to be afraid to share. I feel happier recently than I have in awhile. For awhile I was sad, frustrated, depressed and angry. I felt like no one understood what I was going through. I was afraid of what was going to happen. I didn't like the way I was feeling. I decided to take a step forward and reach out for help. I let myself finally reach out and someone grabbed on to my hand. Someone helped me understand that life is not always going to be easy. Life is not always going to be as bright as flowers. Life has its up and downs. Life is a journey... While I was going through some trials I found a friends blog that touched me inside and out. I feel blessed to have met this person and to have been able to read their blog and understand that I am not the only one who struggles... She had a wonderful post on marriage if you would like to go and read it her blog address is At the end of her post she had this quote that I fell in love with "No love is not a fight, but it's something worth fighting for." I am so glad that she shared her feelings because by doing so she helped me when I was at my lowest.
I also found comfort in my religious beliefs. I know that my Heavenly Father was watching over me. I know he knows what I am going through even if I won't admit it. He is there for me... I found comfort in his love.
I want whoever reads this to know that it is okay to ask for help. It is okay to seek help. It is okay to open up about your feelings and share them. Take time to understand what is going on and don't let the awful feelings consume you. Don't wait before it is to late...
I am so glad that I have been blessed with such a loving family who look out for me and I blessed with a husband who has learned to LOVE me and listen to me. It has been a bit of bumpy road but hopefully it begins to smooth out.. Life is worth enjoying and that is what I am doing right now ENJOYING :)

-A good marriage does not require a perfect man or a perfect woman. It only requires a man and a woman committed to strive together toward perfection.
- Marriage is a lifetime of struggling together to become one


Monday, August 1, 2011

Take Accountibilty for Behavior

I have debated on whether to write about this on my blog or keep it in my personal journal and I have decided to share. Donnie and I went through a rough patch and decided to seek some counseling. One of the first things that we learned while at counseling was about perception checking. When you perception check the first thing you do is describe(sensory) how you are feeling what is making you upset and why. The second thing you do is interpret their feelings. Making sure you give a couple of interpretations. Give them a chance to explain themselves and if your interpretation is incorrect let them describe to you again. The third thing is to give them feed back ask them what they mean and try and understand fully. I will give you an example that our counselor used to help us understand. Your husband is getting home from work he opens the front door and it slams loudly behind him. You being the wife perceive that something is wrong. You might be thinking he is mad at you because the yard work is not done.. Because you perceive this you become angry and on edge and the arguing begins. Instead of becoming angry when the front door closes loud ask your husband why he slammed the door and let him describe. Make sure that you do not interrupt and listen closely. You will then try and interpret what he is saying giving him a couple of your interpretations. Listen to the feedback and go from there. Do not begin a shouting match at one another listen to each other and remember that we each have our own perception so it is very important to ask questions because we cannot read minds. I would like to leave you with this "WE ARE EACH RESPONSIBLE FOR 100% OF THE PROBLEM."