Monday, November 24, 2008


I have decided to do a post about things I am grateful for..
First I just have to say how thankful I am for Jayven.. He is the BEST thing that has ever happened to me. I thought I knew what love was but, that was before I had him, Now I KNOW what love is. It is so weird how much you can care for such a little thing. He has started calling me mom instead of mama and it is so weird, cause it is like he really knows who I am to him.. It is such a great thing.
Second, I am grateful for James and how much he has helped me through things. He is a great daddy and I love him for that. James and Jayven have such a good time together. I cant express how glad I am to have had a boy first, I am sure James would have loved a girl, but He has been so good to/with Jayven. I couldn't ask for a better daddy for my son.
I am also grateful for my family that includes James' family also. They always seem to be there when we need something or even when I just need someone to talk to.. Growing up I was not much of a family person, I would have rather been with my friends and doing stuff with their family. Now, I would much rather be with our families.. They just mean so much to us and they do so much for us..
I am grateful for the gospel in my life and where it has gotten me. Again, growing up I didn't have the church in my life like I do now, and I think I did fine as a teen or even before a teen, but there was nothing I could have done about that, but I look back now and wish I would have had more of the church with me. I think I would know more than I do now and have a better knowledge of the gospel. So for that, I am trying so hard to better my testimony and gospel in our family. The calling that James has is truly a blessing I think, because it has brought him closer to not only the lord but to Jayven and I. James teaches the lesson pretty much every week in my class, and he does the ward letters, and teaches once a month in Elders Quorum. Something I NEVER thought he would be doing.. So I am so thankful for the calling he has..

I hope everyone has a great thanksgiving...

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

My Husband!!!

#1 Where did you meet your husband?
James and I met country dancing with a mutual friend at the time! It was when I was in 7th grade and then we kinda lost contact. But we met up again when I was hanging out with his older brother! =)
#2 How long did you date before you got married?
We dated for 2 1/2 years. And were engaged for about 2 years..
#3 How long have you been married?
3 Years, 6 Months, 2 Weeks, and 6 days! To be exact!! =)
#4 What does he do that surprises you?
He comes home early and that surprises me. But he used to get me flowers and leave me messages that were so sweet! Hasn't done that in a while though.. :(
#5 What is your favorite feature of his?
I love his eyes! They are so blue... I also like the fact that he has brown hair and blue eyes I have always loved that...

#6 What is your favorite quality?
My favorite quality about James is that he is so outgoing.. Sometimes too outgoing, I can only handle so much after going, going, going with a two year old... Also that he loves to help others..
#7 Does he have any nicknames for you?
Lynds, sometimes babe, and sweetie.. Just depends on what he wants! ;)
#8 What is his favorite food?
I would have to say he loves sloppy joes and I am not a huge fan so I am sorry but I don't make them very often..
#9 What is his favorite sport?
Ummm... He doesn't really like sports.. I would have to say that he enjoys to go bowling, and he does like to throw a football sometimes, and I have seen him kick a soccer ball just to try and show that he might be better than me.. I could take him though!! :)

#10 When and where did you first kiss?
Our first kiss was on the 4th of July at Grandma Dowdings house, which is no longer there. It was up on a hill in south orem and it looked over the valley of BYU so we were watching the fire works.. It was actually our first date!!
#11 What is your favorite thing to do as a couple?
We love to go camping be outdoors and be with Jayven..
#12 Do you have any kids?
Yes, Jayven Troy. He is almost 2 years old...
#13 Does he have any hidden talents?
I don't think they are hidden, but he sure does know how to fix something.. If you ask him how to do something on a car he can do it, fix something in your house, he will find a way to fix it.. I call him the handy man!!
#14 How old is he?
24 years young!! :)
#15 Who said "I love you" first?
James said it first but I said it right back!
#16 What's his favorite kind of music?
He likes all kinds.. Oldies and rock are probably his favorite!
#17 What do you admire most about him?
Well, lets just say that we have gone through some rough times, like I think everyone does to some extent and I would have to say that I admire him for stepping forward and working on things with me. It has been great being able to say what we need to say and not getting mad! I love James, even threw the rough times!! I also admire that he has taken responsibility in the Elders Quorum at church. I never thought that would happen!!
#18 What is his favorite past time?
I would definitely have to say us being in Virginia is a great memory, and even living in California.

#19 Will he read this?
He will eventually read it, I don't think he checks the blog regularly but, since he knows that I am writing about him he might check it soon! =) I love you James!!
#20 Who do you tag?
I tag Becky, Kayci, and Cece.. Also anyone else who wants to do it!! It was actually a fun tag!!

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

ABC tag!!

A is for age: 21
B is for burger of choice: I like a good home made Hamburger!!
C is for the car I drive: I drive the Malibu the most but sometimes I drive the Geo..
D is for your dog's name: Snuggles
E is for essential item you use every day: My phone! Which I need to cut back on!
F is for favorite TV show at the moment: I would have to say Army wives, but the season finale was last sunday so now it is probably the biggest loser!
G is for favorite game: umm... I would have to say Yahtzee. (we don't play games much anymore since Neil and Mandy moved) :(
H is for home state: Utah
I is for instruments you play: I used to play the clarinet!
J is for favorite juice: I am not a big juice fan but I love the Berry Lime Sublime and Jamba Juice!
K is for whose bum you'd like to kick: My own.. For finding the owner of the diamond ring James found in the dishwasher trap.. Me being the honest person I am couldn't live with myself knowing I had a 3/4 ct. diamond that was worth $900!!
L is for last restaurant at which you ate: James took me out on a date and we went to Olive Garden!!
M is for your favorite Muppet: I would probably have to say Kurmet.. I think he was a muppet! LOL
N is for number of piercings: I have 2 in my left ear. (I only wear one) and 1 in my right ear.
O is for overnight hospital stays: 1, when I had Jayven
P is for people you were with today: Jayven, James, and Heidi.
Q is for what you do with your quiet time: Blogging! :) (I should be folding laundry. oops)
R is for biggest regret: I don't know if I really regret anything.. I have made mistakes but no regrets.. You have to learn somehow!
S is for status (relationship): Married
T is for time you woke up today: 8:15 Thanks Jayven and James!!
U is for what you consider unique about yourself: I am not really sure!
V is for vegetable you love: I would probably have to say broccoli and cauliflower.. I also love corn, and asparagus!!
W is for worst habit: Procrastinating!!
X is for x-rays you've had: I have had lots of x-rays.. Just to name a few... Chest ones for pneumonia, leg ones, shoulder ones, head ones.... LOTS
Y is for yummy food you ate today: lets start with breakfast. Tuesday is the day James has school so no work so I make food! Potatoes with biscuits and gravy... Lunch leftover sweet and sour chicken from last nights dinner!
Z is for zodiac sign: Gemini

I tag: Mandy, Heather S., Heather B, Dani, Cheri, Becky.. Whoever wants to...

Sunday, November 2, 2008


So for the last 3 weeks James has been getting calls from the stake presidency asking him to come in and meet with the stake president.. Well little did I know.. James failed to tell me that this has been happening til monday night at 11:00 p.m. when they called again to see if he could meet with us on Tuesday night, well James has school Tuesday nights so once again they got told no. Well, another call Thursday which James didn't answer.. Friday they called again and he finally answered and they lured us in and.......
James got a calling to be the 2nd counselor in the Elders Quorum. He is really excited about it, the President is James' age so he has someone to do it with that is in the same position as he is.. School full time, a new family, and a full time job! I was suprised to see James as happy as he was about the calling I honestly didn't see him taking it. But, I am very happy for him and I can't wait for the blessings that will come with it.
I am sure the Lord will bless James and lead him the ways that he needs to be lead so he can better us as a family and do his calling to the fullest!
He wasn't too happy that he had to wear white shirts every week to church! :( he has some pretty nice colored shirts! ( I think he looks much better in colors) So we will see where this too shall take us!!
James I love you!!

Happy Halloween!!

This halloween was great!! Jayven was old enough to go trick-or-treating this year so it was really fun! :) He loved wearing his costume! We started the day out trick-or-treating at my work (kents) they had like 15 different stops throughout the store and they gave out good stuff like, chocolate milk, caffeine free pepsi (this made me laugh), doughnuts, vitamin water, toothbrushes, just to name a few, so it wasn't all candy, in fact I think he only got one peice of candy! He loved it he would walk up to the crates and just take what he wanted and at some as many as he wanted!
When we got home Jayven took a nap and woke up to just get into his costume again to go trunk-or-treating at the church. I thought it was going to be stupid cause it was at 4:30 first of all but by the time we were done there Jayven was ready to be done. He wouldn't hold his bucket anymore and it got to the point that after every candy he would stop by the curb and sit down and try to get the candy out and eat it! So we didn't get that much candy that night but it is ok! (mom and dad can do without!)
Here are some pictures