Happy Birthday to Eric!

Well, Eric is finally 7!

Jeremy posted an amazing blog about our little man that I could never even compete with! So please go take a look.

Jeremy's blog


The studly man himself...

Just in case you all don't already know, I am married to an absolutely wonderful man. Jeremy is as sweet and amazing as they come!

Hmmm, maybe I should do a list of things that I adore about the man I married...

1. Not only is he a pretty face to look at but he's super funny.
2. His arms have the super human power to make me feel surrounded by love.
3. He really, really loves our boys. And I don't mean just kinda, he 400% loves them!
4. He wants to become a better person, and he makes me want to become better too,


5. He has amazing strong arm muscles (especially the triceps).

I mean, just look at him...

Just don't drool, he's all mine!


Wishing upon a star

Not having a running vehicle means a lot of walking. And I truly mean a lot! There are a few drawbacks to having to walk every where.

First of all, you have to plan on using up more time and energy. Plus, with colder weather you really have to bundle up. And the other day, it even started snowing the smallest snow flakes ever right on me! It's also difficult to do any real grocery shopping, carrying a gallon of milk even a few blocks can get pretty heavy fast.

But I have also noticed some wonderful things too...

Walking has shown me a beautiful side of the moon and stars. It has also given me quality time to spend with my big boys, Eric and Timo.

The other night as the three of us were beginning our walk to Maverick, Eric looked up and clearly saw the bright, guiding North Star. When he noticed it, he said that we should all make a wish on it. As we each silently closed our eyes and mentally said our wishes, I remembered back on my simple childhood days of believing those wishes will come true. After just a few moments, Eric told me that we can't tell anyone our wish or it won't come true.

Then he told me that he made a wish before that didn't come true. Out of complete curiousity, I asked what that wish was for. Expecting him to say a new toy or candy bar, I was surprised to hear him say that he had wished to have the power to fly like Superman. He was truly disappointed that his wish didn't come true.

Walking back and forth everywhere we need to go has opened my eyes to the importance of spending time with our kids now, before they get too old to make a wish upon a star.


"Donkey, two things okay? Shut...up." - Shrek

I love movies! I love to sit in a dark room with a nice big bowl of popcorn and "vegg-out".

So I've put together a list of great movie quotes that can be used again and again, see how many you can get right. The winner gets a great big Becka hug!

1. "I'm always on the lookout for the next ex-Mrs. Malcolm."

2. "My Mama says that alligators are so ornery because they got all them teeth and no toothbrush."

3. "You want the truth? You can't handle the truth!"

4. "I'll make you an offer you can't refuse."

5. "Great Scott!"

6. "There is no try, only do."

7. "You're my best good friend."

8. "Nice skis...they yours? Both of them? Cool."

9. "I just can't do it captain... I don't have the power!"

10. "I've got the need... the need for the speed!"

11. "Life's a garden... dig it."

12. "Life moves pretty fast. If you don't stop and take a look around, you might miss it."

13. "Luke... I ammm your faaaattthhherrrrrr."

14. "If we wanted us a couple of wussies we would've named them Dr. Quinn and Medicine Woman."

Let the games begin!


Evolving in a world created by Heavenly Father

In my college English 102 course, I have to write a 2,500 word research paper on the topic of teaching evolution and creationism equally in schools. I have learned a lot from these upper-level English classes. Things I would never have even thought to ask before.

Who knew that evolution vs. creationism could be such an interesting topic to a girl from small town Idaho? Well, if you are one who is surprised, you're not alone. I am absolutely shocked that I have become passionate about these sort of topics. never the less, as I grow up and watch my boys grow up, I realize more and more every day that these specific topics can and will affect our future generations. Do I want the theory of evolution to completely over-shadow our central belief in a creator? Absolutely not! But I am all for healthy discussion and contemplation regarding both theories to allow our youth to make educated decisions.

To put it simply, everything that survives, evolves...

Mickey Mouse, 1928...

He has skinny arms and legs and wore smaller shoes.

Mickey, circa 1940...

His cute tail became longer, his shoes sprouted a few sizes, and he began wearing white gloves.

... Mickey, now...

...our beloved buddy has gained a little weight, changed shoes a time or two, and introduced us to his friends, Goofy, Minnie, Donald, Daisy, and even Pluto.

I love seeing how things evolve: friendships, a child's mind, houses into homes.

But above all of this, how can a person refute Heavenly Father's creative hands when looking into your newborns face, or seeing the first of many perfect smiles?


Happy Halloween!

First of all, I would like to say that I am not just slacking on my blogging, I have been really busy! School is kicking my behind right now, and work is well, crazy!
I will try to be better this month!

This year, since my camera is still broken, I decided that i would post other pictures to give you an idea of our halloween evening...

Mikey was a itty-bitty teddy bear, who sucked on his thumb all night, before hibernating.

Noah was a frog with yellow and green spots on his face. Ribbett - Ribbett.

Timo showed off his huge muscles as the Incredible Hulk. (Very intimidating)

Eric was a football head, wearing sporty pajamies with a face painted as a football.

I joined in by being a beautiful butterfly.

And Jeremy was of course, the most outrageous Boise State football fan!