Thursday, December 31, 2009

Happy Birthday to Me

Ok so this is an early birthday late christmas present for me. I saw it at costco about a month ago and have been saving up ever since and I was finally able to get it. I am so excited i can't even stand it!!! For those of you who don't know what this is it is The Complete Gilmore Girls collection!!! This is one of those shows that you can watch over and over again!!!

Saturday, December 26, 2009

Beatutiful Hands Competition

I hope that eveyone had a great Christmas! We sure did! Nate got to get out of the hospital for a few hours and see ashlyn open up all her presents....well she really wasn't as interested in that part like i thought she would be, but it was still alot of fun. I will show pictures and tell some of the stories later. But first the guys in our family got their nails painted by Presley and we decided to have a beautiful hands competiton and share the fun with all of you!! Write a comment and tell me which hand is the most beautiful!!

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Meg Johnson

You have to check out this website. She has a spinal cord injury almost like nates. She is the cutest thing ever! She gave us a calandar that she drew that is amazing! She weaves the pen in between her fingers to draw, it is something to see! Amy you should check it out!

Saturday, December 19, 2009


This is from my dada email and i thought that it summed everything up nicely!

Hi everybody,I would like to apologize for the people that donated items and did not get them into the raffle or auctions. It wasn't that we did not want them there, it was because we were overwhelmed with what items we got and the RSVP's we received the final day. It really caught us off guard, we had no clue of what we were up against. When I made the decision to do the pulled pork by ourselves we were sitting at 75 people, figuring maybe 150 people. That is just a little bit under the 429 people that paid for dinner, I am responsible for that decision. I figured dinner was the first thing on our list we needed to take care of. I hope everybody was satisfied with what the "PULLED PORKING" team from Boswell Olsen and the side dishes prepared by Marvellous Catering. If not I will send you your money back. Going from 50 pounds of pork to 250 pounds in a couple of days for people that do millwork and doors for a living is a little bit of a task. It was our main priority to get people fed and try to find some seats for everybody to eat. Luckily the owner of My Noah's, Bill Bowser, was remodeling rooms on the third floor. I told him my dilemma and he made the room he was working on presentable for serving people that night. THE PEOPLE AT MY NOAH'S ARE SOME OF THE BEST PEOPLE YOU WILL EVER MEET. They did every thing possible from moving people upstairs that had booked rooms on the first floor so we could fit the first wave of people in to helping clean up from midnight to one in the morning. Thanks Bill for your generous donation of using your facility.As for the items that never got put into the the auctions or raffles if you want to come and get them you can. Some people already have.If people want I can list them for a while and we can have a little auction on line on this Blog to sell these items off, or we can give them to Nate and Kendall and see what they want to do with them. Most of them are food coupons and overnight stays at some really nice places.The only things I want to auction off is the Ginger bread house that Marc Grill completed on time and Kelly put it up on a shelf so Ashlyn would not destroy it and Maurine Mcquivey's facials. My opening bid is 100.00 dollars a piece, 300 dollars total. Anybody wanting to bid higher let me know. This is the first banquet that i have never bid on anything or bought raffle tickets too, you people had me too busy. I will put up a list tomorrow on what items are left over.In closing, the people that attended the banquet, bought tickets for the Vespa and television raffle, my employees, friends (I hope they still are), my brothers Craig and Kim, The Mule Deer Foundation, Mike Laughter who lost his best friend a day before fundraiser and still showed up, Wayne from MDF who took all your money and knew how to run a credit card machine, Ducks Unlimited Gerald Olsen who looks good in leather chaps, Rick Britton who runs the Ducks Unlimited in Utah County, Scotty from Flirts who ran the bar, my children, Danielle and Andy and John Bair the auctioneer, anybody that can sell four of my turkey breasts for 100 dollars a piece, sell a gun back to the same guy that donated it and best of all sell our golf tournament for 1,000 dollars per person, (by the way if anybody wants to by one at that price, I have only 68 spots left, the proceeds will go to Nate) is pretty good auctioneer in my eyes. Bart, my cousin from Olsen's Greenhouse who had to go back and buy some Poinsettias to supply the tables. Also, thanks to the gal that gave me the pink envelope at the night of the auction. We had a successful night. If you'd like to know how much was raised, give me a call. Thanks all you people, you are the greatest. I now need to go set up Kelly's Christmas tree for her while she's still out shopping. She is getting really sick and hasn't had much energy to do much today so she put me in charge of babysitting and decorating. She didn't think it was funny that I put a strand of lights around the box. Another in closing, Rick Huffman, we have your knife sheath and box. Call me and we can get that to you. And anybody else that needs to know anything else about the auction, if you lost stuff or still need stuff, contact me - 801.787.9022. Don't call tonight, I'm going to bed. Since I don't know all 400 people's email address that came last night, please pass this message of thanks on to anybody that came.
Thanks again, I appreciate everybody's supportClint

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Dear Santa...

I want these for Ashlyn

And these for me

Wednesday, December 2, 2009



I think that she is sick of me taking pictures!!
3 weeks apart my baby is a tank!!

She loves her elmo

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Its Ofiicial

So i am being lazy and instead of just putting all of the information on the blog i am just going to put of websites and you can look them up. sound good?

Sunday, November 22, 2009

He got to see ashlyn

Yeah we were able to bring Ashlyn to the hospital and nate downstairs so that he could be with her for a few hours. I don't have a way to put the pictures on my computer yet but once i do i will post them. It was so good for him to see her and she didn't cry which is what i was worried about. she was crawling all over the chair and spitting and being so cute. I was really glad that he was able to see her. I think that we are going to make two days out of the week that she comes up and then if anyone else wanted to come up at that time to see Nate they could. It is out in the lobby of the hospital so we could have a big party and they wouldn't care. hehehe

Thursday, November 19, 2009


check out this post from my sister. My family and friends are putting on a raffle and she is selling tickets so if you are interested contact her or just leave me a comment and i will get her the information. You also have the option of trying to sell them if you would like to.

I also want you to check out this blog if you don't have a facebook, because there will be some information on fundraisers and ways that you can help.

I really appreciate all the support and love that i have been getting it really means alot!!

Wednesday, November 18, 2009


i am so horrible about updating this thing since i got a facebook page. I forget that i have a blog. Nate is doing good he is in therapy right now, he will probably be there for 8-10 weeks. The worst part about the whole thing is that they are being so strickt on the visitors. he is supposed to pick 6 visitors that can visit him throughout his stay, and they don't want any babies their. It makes sense but still sucks at the same time. Hopefully he will be able to go out side of the hospital soon and then he can see her then.
Nate is doing good he has been keeping a good attitude throughout this whole thing and i am so impressed with him! I don't think that i would be as strong. the times that he gets down is when i am home with the baby for a few days and dont see him. The doctors say that he is doing really good for how soon his accident was. he still has no feeling form his chest down. Nobody can tell us if or when that will chage because noone really knows they say that time will tell. He might go 6 months with no feeling and then one day he might be able to move his toes. I wish that i could look forward and know how the outcome would be either good or bad. I have put my faith in the lord and know that he will take care of my family and i am amazed at the peaceful feeling i have that everything will be alright. I am so thankful for all the prayers and fasting that everyone has done on our behalf i can definatly feel them working. You just never know how much support and love you have around you until something happens. Thanks to all of my support i would not be able to do this without you!!

Wednesday, November 4, 2009


so i just have to tell you that nate is heading into surgery now to finish the surgery that was interupted on sunday. we have been able to communicate with Nate since my dad taught him "sign language" he can now give us "hugs". he went into surgery at around 4:30 this evening so we are just waiting for him to get out and i will get an update. he has made movement in his wrists so that is an improvement from yesterday!!!

Monday, November 2, 2009

Please Pray for Nate

i was going to be brave and write some feeling about the last couple of days on here but i am just too exhausted right now. if you have not heard nate was in an acciendent and broke his neck bons they took him into surgery sunday night but had to stop because of complications ans they are planning to starting back up on thurseday. he keeps getting better so i know that the prayer poeple have been saying are working if it is one thing that i beleive in it is the power of prayer/ blessings it has a way of calming you down in situations like this. please keep him in your hearts and prayers.
the good new is that he didn't cut the spinal cord he just pinched it so i am praying that he gets the lesson that he was supposed to learn from this and that his body will be back to normal. thank you for all the calls and support i will try to update as soon as i can. please keep us in your prayers!!

Sunday, November 1, 2009

I fisnished Ashlyn costume

check out my boos costume on my other website I willl post pictures on this one later

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Gap Casting Call

Kendall Boswell Brandon we have entered Ashlynr in the gap casting call and we need your help!! Here is the adress, there are three pictures entered and they are judged seperatly so vote for them all!! Here is the address and the codes: 294373448, 104373964, 704373786!

Friday, October 23, 2009

3 weeks

Well it has been 3 weeks since i got laid off and it has been rough! this stay at home thing is hard! I think that i have gotten less done then when i was working. Here are some things that have kept be busy

and this

and this

She is so hard to keep up with! she climbs on everything falls off everything and pulls everything onto her. I am about ready to wrap her in bubble wrap and give her a helmet or something.......

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Hell Week

well my week started off with me breaking my chair at work. All i did was sit on it and snap right in half. I thought that i jsut feel off it, because i do that sometimes, until i looked down an saw this

Yep the base split right in half. The next day I got laid off from work. I am so glad that it is a new week. I joke and say that instead of going through the hassel of getting a new chair they just let me go. I have to put on a brave face or else i will drive myself crazy!!

Thursday, October 1, 2009


Well if you have not heard from me for a while it is because I have been busy with this:

and this:

Yes she is only 6 months and crawling! I am in so much trouble!! The first one reminds me of a frog and the second one reminds me of a spider

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Finally Posted

Ok I posted on my new blog go and check it out. Probably nothing new to most of you.

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

New Blog!

I started a new blog all about my crafty adventures check it out!
I am also thinking of going private with this blog so i need your emalis so that I can invited you to join

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Stop Growing Up!!!!!

This one is at 5 or 6 weeks old
This one is 2 weeks ago

I was looking through my pictures and i saw these two and i just couldn't beleive how much she has grown!!

Monday, August 17, 2009

I just had to.....

I just had to post these pictures i think that it turned out so cute!!


This is my dad, no really it is, for those of you who have never seen him without a mustache ( including me ) this might come as a shock to you. Ashlyn dosen't even recognize him he wanted to hold her and the second i let go she gave her little poutty face and started crying! she had the biggest tears streaming down her face, and for a baby that is not supposed to have tears that is some mayjor crying lol! And all i could do was laugh at her. Boy i am a mean mommy!
This is grandpa taking ashlyn for a ride around the house, these pictures just crack me up!

The bookmark is done

This is what i ended up doing

i forgot about the niffty little invention called a cricut and decided that i would put all the colors on the white backgraound just like the dress. and then i tried to laminate it no professional and i think that i ruined the whole thing. oh well it was just a tester with some pictures that i have lying around!

Wednesday, August 5, 2009


ok i am making a bookmark with some pictures that i had and i can't decide on a background so i need your help!!

Leave me a commet if you like RED GREEN WHITE PINK or BLUE the best!! OR if you have any other ideas that would be great!!

Sunday, August 2, 2009

My Garden

So I Planted these flower in July of 2008 and they finnaly appeared in June 2009. They are the cutest flowers that I have ever seen and I can't wait to see how what these flowers will look like in full Bloom!

Monday, July 20, 2009

Random Video

This one is getting ready to come home from the hospital

these are some random ones

The second video should really be in the middle, since it was filmed between the two.


Here are some random pictures that were taken after one of her baths they turned out so cute!!

OOPS forgot to turn this one around. lol

She Loves his bunny everytime it gets turned on she stops whatever she is doing and turns to look at it. Thanks grandma it is great for when she is fussy!

Saturday, June 13, 2009

Thanks Erin

Erin you are an amazing photographer. The fact that Ashlyn was so fussy through this entire thing says something. These pictures turned out so good!! Ashlyn was 4 weeks old in these pictures, she has changed so much and has gotten so big!
I like the fact that she is fussy in this picture because it looks like I am trying to be a mother and calm her down. Its real not posed and I really love that about this picture.

Thats right that is my baby hanging from a branch, but she is not that far off the ground.

This one is my favorite.
Princess and the pee. She has such beautiful lips in this one

Her blessing dress