Thursday, July 25, 2013

This Has Been One Busy Summer...

This summer has been so crazy!  Between, vacations, house work, yard work, young women's, working, and being a mom I haven't really had a time to breath.  So, sorry I have not posted anything until now.  One more month and school will be in, then it will feel great to be in control again. haha  Here are a few of the things we have been up to.

MOAB


In June we headed to Moab for a Mellor family Reunion. You have heard it before, but WE LOVE THIS PLACE.   We never have a bad time there.  Fun times with great people. 
 My First 10k

I ran in my first 10k. I finished.  That's all I have to say.  It was a good experience. It gave me a taste of what the 1/2 marathon will be like. 
 Lehi Round-up Parade
It is a tradition of ours to go to the Lehi Parade.  This one was scary. Brody has had so many close calls on death that he will be the death of me.  The parade started and the kids were loving it.  Some of the people in the parade were throwing candy.  All the kids ran in the road to get it of course, when I saw a fire truck rolling by.  Brody was so focused on the candy he was so oblivious to the big truck creeping by.  He went right up to the huge tire on the truck, literally and inch away to get the piece of candy he had his eye on.  People were screaming, I ran to grab him just in time before his little fingers got crushed.  Close call.  He had no clue as to the nature of the situation.  After my heart slowed down I could enjoy the parade.  There were several good floats.   I think my boys are sick of all the pictures I take.  See picture.     
 Lagoon



This day was awesome!  Both the boys loved every minute of it.  Brock was tall enough for some of the bigger rides like colossus, and wicked.  His favorite was wicked..I am not surprised.  He has no FEAR!  It was awesome being with family. Good times!
 4th of July





We started the day at our ward breakfast and bike parade.  Out boys loved riding their bikes in the parade.  We spent the evening at my Sister Erin's new home in Riverton with some good food and fun times.
 Girls Camp
I serve in young women's in my ward and had the honor to go to girls camp.  Here are a few of the cute and crazy girls of mine.  It was a awesome experience. We had a ton of fun! 
 Pioneer Day (Monday's)



Me, my boys, and a few of my family members are volunteer workers at This Is The Place Heritage Park all summer.  Monday's are the day we spend time up there.  It is fun!  The kids have chores they do and then they just play and do whatever for the day.  They love it!  They look forward to it and so do I.  I am assigned to the Andrus House and give the visitors a tour of the home.  Mine is actually a Hotel. I tell the history of it, help the kids with the crafts, and help on a quilt.  It has been a great experience for everyone.  I highly recommend volunteering. The clothes are not as bad as the look.  haha
 A Little Male Bonding
Daddy had a wild idea to have the boys sleep on the tramp.  So they did.  I went to sleep all by myself in our dark house:(  Not even an hour later here they all come inside.  They were getting eatin' alive with all the mosquito's.  I don't blame them.  They enjoyed it just laying on the tramp with Daddy.
 Swimming Lessons




Brock is in swimming lessons.  he does so good.  I love watching him.  Brody was so sad he is not old enough for lessons this year. He is my hang out partner on the grass.   Next year will be awesome buddy!
 We hope everyone has had a great summer so far.  We feel so blessed with all we can do for these 2 amazing boys.  We soak up every moment with them and all they are achieving and experiencing.  Life Rocks! 

Friday, May 24, 2013

Our Little Pre School Graduate




Take a look at this boy.  He is our little pre school graduate.  We are so proud of him and everything he has learned and accomplished the last few years.  Brock is so excited for Kindergarten so he can ride the bus.  Our little boy is growing up.  We love you Brock! Congratulations!

Thursday, April 18, 2013

A Birth Mother's Story

 I bawled through this whole video. Most people I run into don't understand adoption.  Adoption is truly a beautiful thing.  You need to be open minded about it.  No,  it's not for everyone, but for those who it is for, it's truly amazing and beautiful.  The things you get to witness and experience are indescribable. You see the Lord's hand, selflessness, love, gratitude, sacrifice, happiness, healing. Those things are all beautiful. Some of you may be thinking it's easy for you to say because I am the adopted parent who was able to take a baby home.  But it wasn't. Yes I was happier then ever to become a mother and to bring both of my sons home, but I did suffer loss.  Not the loss of a baby, but the loss of having one myself.  You see on both sides loss is felt. Very different kinds of losses.  It's not easy on either end. But if people come to realize that it's all for the child and what the Lord has in stored for his/this child then maybe they will see it as a beautiful thing.     



 

Grandma & Grandpa Are Going On A Mission!

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We are so excited for my parents to serve a mission.  It will be weird having them gone, but we know we will all be blessed.  I remember my grandparents leaving for their mission and how I knew, even at a young age that this is what they were supposed to do. I have that same feeling for my parents that Mexico City needs them, it's where they need to be.  They are great examples to us and our boys.  You will be missed very much, but Mexico City will be blessed to have you!  Congrats Dad & Mom!  We Love you!

I Am Training For A Half Marathon!

I am excited to tell all of you I am training for the Cedar City Half Marathon in September.  I have done a few 5k's and have always wanted to do a half.  So here I am 2 months into training and it's going really good.  I can tell my body is changing and getting stronger.  If any of you runners have good advice please share.  I don't know what to expect.  I am excited for this!  Hopefully things will continue to go good so I won't get any injuries so I can run in September.  I would love to check this off my bucket list:)

The Newest Member Of Our Family

Randy called Monday night on his way home from work, saying that he had a BIG surprise for all of us. It never crossed my mind that he would bring a dog home.  We have had dogs and Danes before, so I wasn't to shocked.  I told him we could try it for a few days. I wanted to see how the dog would interact with the boys.  Well......to say the least he is great with the boys. He is a very well mannered dog and he is house broken!  Total plus for me.  Before I knew it,  I was out buying food, pillow, and treats for him.  The thought of him going to the pound killed me, because he is such a good dog.  I kinda like him, Randy likes him, the boys like him....I think we will keep him.  So let me introduce you to the newest member of our family... Brutus.   Welcome to our family Brutus!

A Day At The Dinosaur Museum






The Dinosaur Museum at Thanksgiving point is awesome!  The boys loved it!  Brody kept running from thing to thing saying "look mommy, look!".  Brock couldn't wait to get his hands dirty and dig for bones.  This is right up Brock's ally. He has always loved finding things on the ground.  He loves to collect rocks, sticks, and anything that looks cool to him.  This is his thing.  We have tried sports with Brock and he is just not interested.  He would rather be in the dirt digging for things he can find.  Brody on the other hand is total sports.  He wants to play catch every 2 seconds. It is fun to have 2 totally different boys.  We invited a co-worker of mine to join us, and dang-it......forgot to get a picture of all of us.  Thanks Stacey for coming, we had a blast! 

Sunday, March 31, 2013

Happy Easter!