Thursday, December 31, 2009


Bodrie didn't much care for any of his presents. He just wanted the PAPER! He loved the way it sounded and tasted. It must just be a natural instinct to shove everything in the mouth when your that little cause that is where everything goes anymore!

I have been bugging Jas about making me a buckle rack forever so my buckles wouldn't just sit on the floor in a bag... well little did I know what he had in store for me for Christmas. He made me this amazing buckle shadow box with rope on it. I just love it and now my memories will all be locked up where I can look at them all the time! Thanks babe you really are amazing and I love ya very much!

Bodrie's 1st Christmas

We celebrated Christmas in B-twn this yr with Jason's parents and Hillary. It was super fun and we all had a good time. Bodrie is amazing entertainment and my husband is so good to me! Thanks mom and dad for making it so much fun for us!

2nd annual Gingerbread house party

Basically we just had a fun night! My family was all at my mom's and she did a great job of making it really fun for all our kids! Hence... the pictures show it all!

Sunday, November 8, 2009


Tuesday, October 20, 2009

That's Grandpa's job right?

Check out what Grandpa Mick bought his grandkidos!

Tuesday, October 6, 2009


So thanks to Chelsie and Lathan Thompson our son loves this little train thing... sorta. He's not sure what to think of it really, but he'll sit and try to grab it and he's starting to laugh at it a bit. He is really going to like it the older he gets. So thanks you guys, it is the handiest gift!

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Bodrie Rolled Over!!

We are out to grandma n grandpa Merritt's in Bennington and Bodrie is playing on the floor... Next thing we see is him rolling over! WOW! He's not even 3 months yet! It was super neat. Then he did it again only alot quicker! My little boy is growing so fast it's kinda sad...I'm still not ready for another one though.
Not too much has been happening in our lives. Jason is working for UP still thank goodness. He's now outta Soda so it's close to home WOOT WOOT! I'm working at the school in Paris part time Mon-Thurs and Grams is watching Bodrie for us. She is such a good woman to do that for us everyday, plus some nights I work at the bowling alley! Don't know what we'd do without our wonderful families looking out for us. Love you guys. Anyhow working two jobs really sucks and its depressing, but it is so worth it to have Jason home everynight. I already told him I will not do it forever so we gotta get rid of some toys or he has to go back out on system!! I'm such a mean wife I Anyway that's about it for us... Hope everything is good for everyone!!!

Sunday, August 23, 2009

OH NO!!!

My child is already dis obeying me! I tell him all the time to keep his fingers out of his mouth and this is how he treats me! It's awful! Pretty cute, but a hard habit to kick. I always try to hurry and stick the bink in his mouth too, but he gets his fingers behind it and flicks it back at me! Then he proceeds to stick his thumb in there! I have a sinking suspicion that we are going to have our hands full from now till he's up and moved out!

BeD tImE

My little man is always excited before he goes to bed. It must be all the diet coke I drink Anyhow he'll kick and grin and try gigglin and talk to us like crazy for a bit. Then it always turns out like the one picture when he's stretched like superman! He's definatley our SUPERBABY!!!

Grandpa Greg loves his boys!

This is at the pageant also... my dad wanted to hold him so bad. Which he always wants to have one of his grandkids! He is one of the best grandpa's EVER!

Supporting Chelsea... Again! :)

Chels tried out for the Bear Lake Royalty thing! She did amazing! I am proud of her. She is a true athlete and she actually cleans up pretty dang good! Stupid me didn't get any pictures so when I steal some from my mom I'll post them! She took 3rd place...(personally I think she should have won... but I'm not biased or anything!) Here is Bodrie in his go to town dress up shirt, just loving this swing(thanks Trev and Amy) He was so good that night for the pageant, I couldn't even believe it! He's basically the best kid ever! (once again... I'm definatley not biased! HAHA)


bAtH tImE wItH cHeLs

I know this shows his weiner and it's not quite appropriate but I really don't care!! His first tubbies he didn't know what to think and his little automatic sprinkler would go off everytime!!! He is liking it so much more now and it is so cute to watch him grin and squirm! He is almost to big for his little tub thing now. He is growing so fast it's incredible!

Back to blogging world!!!

Wow it has been forever since I have posted anything! Alot has been going on though. After Bodrie came it wasn't but about four weeks later I had to go to the hospital cause I was having such horrible pains in my stomach. They thought it just might be my appendix or my gall bladder. Anyway I had to spend the night cause I hurt so bad! It was my first night without Bodrie! It was awful and I felt like a terrible mother, but Teresa took good care of him. My problem was a cyst on an ovarie burst and blah blah blah... IT FREAKIN HURT LIKE HELL! I got to come home the next day but I stayed in Bennington with the Merritt's cause Jason was gone to work. These pictures are Bodrie and Grandma cuddlin during our stay!! He is one spoiled baby to say the least...

Saturday, July 11, 2009

Mommy and Bodrie

I just love these pictures where it looks like he is kissin me! He's actually wanting a boob though, but I can still pretend he likes to kiss his mom!

Innocent...Not so Innocent

So the other day I had just got done feeding Bodrie and I handed him to Jas to burp him, well it wasn't two minutes later that Jas squeeled like a girl and says,"Ah... HE POOPED ON ME!!" It was so funny so I had to get pictures for evidence! I still think he is the sweetest boy..especially since he pooped on his dad! At least we're prepared for the tricks up his sleeve! (or up his diaper I should say!)

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

bOdRiE mIcHaeL MeRrItT

Well here is a little bit of what we have been up to since grandma's funeral. Chelsea had state that next week so I went up Tuesday morning and Wednesday night. Really made me miss rodeoing! June 18th Thursday morning we went to the hospital so I could get started. 9 hours of labor later I still hadn't dialated and Bodrie still hadn't dropped so I told Dr. Campbell to just take him C-section. That was the weirdest feeling to be numb but still feel them digging around inside my belly! I'm glad we did it that way though because the cord was wrapped around his neck twice!! Good thing I'm pushy. Anyway the next week was a blur. Krista had to be life flighted to Poky 3 days later and her son was born! We didn't get much sleep the first few nights, Bodrie is definately a night time baby lol. I was devastated when Jas went back to work. It is so hard to be alone with a new baby, plus my hormones are all screwed up and all I do is cry! Good thing he is on his way home tonight for a week! Woot Woot! Anyway here is a bunch of pictures of our little one. I never knew I could love something this much. He is the best thing in our little world, we don't know what we ever did without him! Oh and we also celebrated my birthday on Sunday! I'm finally the big 2-0!

Monday, June 8, 2009

Till We Meet Again...

My dear sweet grandma Emma Lou passed away Saturday night. In ways it is a blessing because she isn't suffering anymore, but to me it is very tragic. She was my best friend(besides Jason). She practically raised me while I was growing up because I lived with my dad. There wasn't anything I couldn't ask her...crap I remember the time she tried giving me the sex talk... EMBARRASSING! We became even closer the summer I graduated as I was stuck home because of a stupid mistake I made. She would tell me over and over how glad she was I got in trouble because it brought me Jason and back to the gospel. I would stay at her house for hours and hours on end just talking to her and trying to learn things I would need to know to be a good wife and mom! Not to mention the endless questions I had about church subjects and the temple. Grandma Lou was honestly a saint. I've never met such a woman who loves the Savior more. Plus her family meant everything to her. She would do anything for any of her siblings and all of us. She was a compassionate woman who always gave a 100% in everything. In April I got to take her to Lander,Wy so Colton could do some dental work on her. Talk about a long trip. Grandma was so particular about everything! It was hilarious! On our way back home the next day she acted like she was having a stroke or something. I've never drove so fast in my life. I was so scared that she was going to die on me that trip home. I kept asking her if she was doing ok while I drove a hundred miles an hour. She got so sick of me asking she cussed me out. HAHA What a spitfire! She ended up in the hospital for a few days with problems with her lungs. (She's been very sick for a few years now) When we got to take her home that time, Jas and I were helping her in her car and she gave us hugs. Well she kept a firm hold on Jas. She sat and rubbed his back and rubbed his cheek and told him how much she loved him... She loved him more than me I think! He is always rubbing it in how much she would tell him she loved him! When she got bad enough in May that we had to take her back to the hospital, I went and visited her everyday a few times a day. She'd always sit and tell me, "I'm holding on just so I can see your baby!" She'd never let me leave without her rubbing my tummy and she'd tell him how excited she was to be the first to hold him. Little did we know she was very right when she said that she'd be the first to hold him. I guess that is why he hasn't came down to us yet. Heavenly Father knew Grandma would want more than a week with my baby boy. So now I bet she keeps him up there for awhile... Hopefully telling him to be so good for me. :)
I can't believe that she is actually gone. I'm so glad I got to have her in my life. I wish I wouldn't have taken her for granted when I was younger. Or even in High School. You really don't know what you've got til its gone. I'm glad it's not forever though. I'm so thankful that I can go to the temple and sit in the Celestial Room. I can't wait til I make it there again. I know I will be able to feel her so strongly, it makes me cry just thinking about it and how the Lord's plan really works. I can't even begin to imagine living my life any other way now. I love you Grandma, thanks for all you have taught me in my life. I will miss you so very much.

Monday, June 1, 2009

Jas 2nd day home...

Well Hell... nothing is working. That basically sums things up. We even went for a wheeler ride yesterday hoping that might help... tried some spicy food... bathed in ginger... even tried the love making game:( not as much fun when your prego... gone on long walks... been cleaning...AH! This boy is dang stubborn. Only good news is that Jody can zone me tonight at 4:00 so we'll see if that helps somewhat. Keep your fingers crossed we get lucky!

Friday, May 29, 2009

What to do???

I went to the doctor yesterday and things are looking up. I'm 37+ weeks and I'm almost dialated to a 2. We're all hoping that this baby comes when Jas gets home this week! Any labor inducing suggestions? Because if he doesn't come I'll be by myself AH! Jas leaves for work again on the 8th and won't be back til the 15th. Dr. Campbell is going to California to meetings on the 10th thru the 14th! REMINDER: I'M DUE THE 15TH! So basically I'm a little scared that I'll be by myself with the on call dr when they are both gone...I've already threatened to kill dr and husband if they don't make it! I'm almost kidding. :)And the week of High School Rodeo State Finals starts the 15th. I haven't missed one of Chelsea's rodeos yet this year and I would really hate to go into labor while she is rodeoing. Pretty sure she'd lose her concentration! haha
Anyhow that the stress in my life for now. I wish I could say things will look up soon but I know better than that. Plus people keep reminding me that it doesn't get any better! Take care!

Monday, April 27, 2009


Let others know a little more about yourself, re-post this as your namefollowed by "ology".

What is your salad dressing of choice?*Ranch or Thousand Island
What is your favorite sit-down restaurant?*Don't really have one...
What food could you eat every day for two weeks and not get sick of?*Strawberries
What are your pizza toppings of choice?*Canadian bacon and pineapple
What do you like to put on your toast?*strawberry jam or just butter

How many televisions are in your house?*Two
What color is your cell phone?*Silver

Are you right-handed or left-handed?*right
Have you ever had anything removed from your body?*eyebrow hair(I hate every minute of it too)
What was the last heavy item you lifted?*A bag of dog food
Have you ever been knocked unconscious?*Yes, when I was little at a jr rodeo I was running poles on this old horse and I stole my friends over and under my dad told me not to use. Well I used it and landed on my head. I was only about 7 by the way. Pretty sure Daddy's always know best.

If it were possible, would you want to know the day you were going to die?*Heck no, I'd probably die a day early for stressing about it.
If you could change your name, what would you change it to?*Something more unique, but not weird!
Would you drink an entire bottle of hot sauce for $1000?*Yes, I would darn sure try. That would buy us lots of needed diapers! haha

How many pairs of flip flops do you own?* 2 and I hardly ever wear them. Uncomfy!
Last time you had a run-in with the cops?* HAHA Ain't that funny. A few months ago for not having a front license plate. Still don't.
Last person you talked to?*My wifey! (My friend Tessa calls her husband that and I thought it was real funny so sometimes I call Jas that.)
Last person you hugged?*PaPa Greg (don't think I'll ever get over being a daddy's girl.)

Season?*It used to always be summer, mostly cause of rodeos, but I'm starting to fall in love with fall. It's not too hot or cold and it's just pretty.
Day of the week?* The whole week Jason is home. :)

Missing someone?*Jason... California is a long ways a way and it makes for some lonely weeks and nights.
Mood?*Scared about being a new mom... Worried about having enough money and if Jas can keep his job out on system.
What are you listening to?*COLBY YATES.. When a Cowboy Cries... I just love it.
Watching?*Umm... nothing right now.
Worrying about?* My friend... and a million other things. haha

First place you went this morning?*It was more afternoon. I took Charli's kids to Arctic Circle to eat lunch and play.
What's the last movie you saw?*Seven Pounds.. love it!
Do you smile often?*I'd like to think so.
Sleeping Alone Tonight?*Well yes and no... Jas won't be here, but Dally is a good snuggle buddy at night.

Do you always answer your phone?*Most of the time, unless I'm in a bad mood or just don't wanna talk. Whoops, did I say that?
Its four in the morning and you get a text message, who is it?* Probably one of my drunk friends from my past. Glad I grew up!!
If you could change your eye color what would it be? A very bright blue! Or the purple colored contacts. Those look kinda neat.
What flavor do you add to your drink at Sonic?*I don't got to Sonic.
Do you own a digital camera?*yes
Do you have a pet fish?*No, I did when I was little.
Favorite Christmas song(s)*Mary Did You Know
What's on your wish list for your birthday?*REAL PANTS! Not stretchy prego ones! lol
Can you do push ups?*Crap not right now!
Can you do a chin up?*Once again... not right now!
Does the future make you more nervous or excited?*A bit of both!
Do you have any saved texts?*Yes, cute ones from Jas. I like to re read them when he's gone to work. It's comforting.
Ever been in a car wreck?*Yes
Do you have an accent?*NO
What is the last song to make you cry?*Actually it's a hymn. A Poor Wayfaring Man of Grief.
Plans tonight?*Went cleaning with Tessa, went to papa Greg's to cook dinner, and of course do some blogging. :)
Have you ever felt like you hit rock bottom?*Sure have.
Name 3 things you bought yesterday.*candy bar, coke and a redbox movie.
Have you ever been given roses?*Yes!
Current worry?*If I will be a good mom.
Current hate right now?* Don't want to voice it over the internet. :)
Met someone who changed your life?* Jason... He changed us both. For much better!
How will you bring in the New Year?*Crap... probably changing a diaper or something with our little one. Hopefull a kiss from the wifey!
What song represents you?* Definately depends on my mood!
Name three people who might complete this?*? Candi, Deidra, Leslie
Would you go back in time if you were given the chance?* Heavens NO! I wouldn't be who or where I am today without my challenging past. (Even though it wasn't always bad or I wasn't always doing things I shouldn't have.)
Do you have any tattoos/piercings?*My ears are pierced. We did my stomach one too. STUPID ME! Got it ripped out roping. Ouch! Plus, now its stretching too. AND I do have one tattoo on my shoulder. I really regret it, but some things you just can't change. It doesn't make me a bad person... I just have a little more character than most.
Will you be in a relationship 4 months from now?*Of course! Eternity too!!
Would you be a pirate?*Maybe.. If I was Johnny Depps girlyfriend! haha KIDDING
What songs do you sing in the shower?*Depends on my mood or whats stuck in my head.
Ever had someone sing to you?*Yes.
When did you last cry?*Oh Today. Basically everyday. Pregnant people do that alot. It sucks. And a lot of the time I don't even know why I do! Frustrating!
Are you afraid of being alone?*Sometimes, at night when Jas isn't here it sucks, but I'm getting better dang it.
Do you like to cuddle?*Depends. Before I was pregnant Yes. Now, not so much. There is too much of me to cuddle with!
Have you held hands with anyone today?*Yes, my nephews Kayden and Cooper. Handsome little devils.
Who was the last person you took a picture of?*Kayden and Cooper
What kind of music did you listen to in elementary school?* I can't remember that far back, but I'm sure it was Chris LeDoux. I was in love with him.
Do you believe in staying close with your ex?*Hell No! They are an EX for a reason. Duh!
Are most of the friends in your life new or old?*New and old. Times change and people grow up. (Some people I should say.)
Do you like pulpy orange juice?*Yes
What is something your friends make fun of you for?*Being forgetful or having a huge belly. Tons of things haha.

I tag Amy, Candi, Hillary, Chelsie, Jamie, Mallory H, Mallory S, Kym, Josie, Deidra, Debbie, Cassie Skinner, Taylor, Courtney, and Kelli!

Sunday, April 26, 2009

WooHoo... Nice Hiney!

So... ain't that the cutest butt you've ever seen? My nephew Kayden just goes anytime and anywhere! It's pretty funny sometimes. This last weekend we were at a high school rodeo in Downey and he decided to go pee under the bleachers cause nobody would see him. HAHA Anyway I thought these were cute and wanted to share. Hope you get a kick outta them.

Wednesday, April 22, 2009


I stole this idea from Deidra.......I think it is a great idea!

Here is how it works-the 1st 3 people to leave a comment on this post will receive at some point during this year a handmade gift from me. If you don't live by me leave me your address. What it will be and when it will arrive is a total surprise! The catch is that you must participate as well. Before you leave your comment here write up a pay it forward post on your blog to keep the fun going( or cut and one will judge you, cause that is what I did). Then come back and let me know you are going to play, and sit back and anticipate the arrival of your gift. Remember only the 1st 3 will qualify. Good Luck!!!

Sunday, April 19, 2009

~My Humungo Belly~

Here he is! I've been very bad at posting pictures of my belly on here. These are at 32 weeks. He kicks so hard and so much and when he hiccups, it really tickles! We can't wait til he gets here. I'm referring to him as "he" because we still don't have a name for him yet. It will be "blank Michael Merritt" when we finally agree on one.

Who's swinging by!