Be gentle and not cruel. Embrace humility more than arrogance. Thank others more than you accept thanks. Feel compassion more than apathy. See what others ignore. Hold others close more than you push them aside. Learn more than you teach. Be present more than absent. Give more than you take. -Joanne Cacciatore

Monday, December 27, 2010


Well I did not send out Christmas Cards this year...I did not take family pictures...so I thought a little run down of 2010 would be the way to go web style. This year started out with a wish for a better 2010.

Hailey has continued in her Preschool at Dixie Kids. (owned by my sister in law) It has to be the best situation for her. She is loving the program and has up'ed to 5 days a week. She does her months of the year ending in September and is loving living in LUTAH! She wants to go to big kid school but has to wait. She turns 5 on December 31st and is soooo excited.

Awsten has excelled in his first grade class. He has not had to pull a card (get in trouble) once this month. He is reading, and getting 10/8 on all his spelling test! 2 extra bonus words even! He loves football, and is wanting to be a runner at this point. LOL! He has even beat Braxton twice at Maddon 11 and I have to say thats BIG!~ He has a great teacher this year that we love and are so excited to see his progress!

Braxton is the teachers pet in his second grade class this year. At first we were a little nervous for him because his Best Buddy is in the class but they have both been great and Braxton just loves his teacher. He is doing fabulous in school and is determined as ever to Play for BYU as the Quarterback. He played Flag football this year and kicked butt! This next year he is going to be in tackel and we are SOOO excited for him. We are hoping to get both the boys in the program.

Cameron was working for ATL and selling life insurance with Primerica Financial Services. He was the store manager and making huge progress for the company. Seeing his success he became wanted by other companies. In September he decided to leave ATL and become a employee of Pawn Plus breaking him into the Pawn and Loan business and giving him opportunity to further his career. The owner Darren flew Cameron out to Spokane and CDA, Idaho and the plans for opening a store in both locations are in the works. He has exceeded all expectations with the company and could not be more happy in his situation.

As for me...oh my... I was pregnant for the 6th time in April and lost the baby at six weeks. It was the most hard on my hormone of a miscarriage. We went to the Doctor to see what medication I could get to regulate my hormones and he told me since (2) of my (3) losses were in the first trimester I could get pregnant again. With that being said I planned on being done...However...that was not the case. I found out in September I was pregnant and Due on May 17th. I was sure this time things would be okay because I didnt PLAN the pregnancy and whatever. Well, the start was great, I met with a specialist who was the BEST of St. George, we took every cautious route we could. I was sick most the pregnancy and things were okay. December 1st we were able to hear the baby and see his/her progress. I met with the specialist on the 15th who told me he however could not give me a heart beat for the baby because there was not one. For Cameron and I, this is the end of the baby tunnel. We are going to take proper procedures to confirm this. We realize what a blessing the children we have are. I chose to have surgery after losing the child which caused me to lose too much blood so I was put on bed rest for two weeks. For a Non-homebody I have gone nuts :)

We are hoping for a MUCH better 2011 with family vacations, moves, building businesses, we are excited for our next chapter in our lives and are sure that it will be a better one. We are so thankful for our family, for our wonderful friends who have been there through all of our ups and downs this year, for our jobs, and feel so blessed to have all of you in our lives. We hope you all have a wonderful new year and that we keep in touch TONS :)

1 comment:

  1. Well that's about the best way I can imagine describing the Hell of life! 2011 Will be a good year and if not I'm gonna psych out the big man! Just sayin' I'm done with the Bad! Bring it on 2011!