Wednesday, September 14, 2011

It's Official!

I passed my state boards and I am now officially an RN! It feels so good I cannot even express! I also updated my blog so keep on lookin' there are a lot of pics!

Summer Play!

Remember the honey comb I told you about? if not see the first post of the the day :)

Pioneer Days Rodeo, Butler Family Tradition. We go every year on family night with the whole Butler Clan. Seth got married, and Ry was the best man. It was a beautiful wedding in Thatcher Id. We are so excited for Seth and his new Wife Devin. They moved to Kansas and I can't wait til they move home so I get to know Devin better :)

Weber County Fair Stallion Alley. We had our halflinger stud at the fair this year. We love the fair. This year we set up our stall next to our friends Matt and Katie and we would all just hunker down and do some good ol people watchin. It doesn't get better than the fair :) This year however our time at the fair was cut short. A friend of our family's son had been lost at scout camp. So we packed up a day early at the fair. We headed up to help look for him the next morning and he was found about ten minutes after we got there. We decided since we had drove three hours we should still got for a ride, so we made a day out of it. It was a beautiful ride, however I did not have my camera!

A day at Willard Bay with the Mark Family.

Little miss attitude, aka Hallie Jo. What a hoot!

My Grandma Betty turned 80! She is such a sweet woman!

We have played more in the last month and a half since I have been graduated than we have in a long time and it feels great!

I graduated from nursing school!!!!

I graduated from nursing school in July. It was a bittersweet moment. I got really close to some of these girls and I really enjoyed seeing them several times a week. I made some life long friends and I am so grateful that I went to the DATC. It really was the perfect place for me. I will always remember the amazing experiences I had. It's funny but ever since I was a little girl I have had a hard time when anything comes to an end. You would think I would be thrilled, but all it really means is that another part of my life is over. Don't get me wrong, I am very excited for the life to come, but I hate saying goodbye to a different part of life.

I most certainly could not have accomplished any of this on my own. My hubby was there for me every step of the way. My mom taught me that I could do anything I wanted with my life and my daddy taught me how to work hard and be persistent. God bless these amazing people!

Love these girls through and through.

Our 2nd Anniversary

Ry and I celebrated our second anniversary on June 26th. What a lucky woman I am. Ry is my hero, my hard workin man, my therapist, my knight in shining armor, my kiss in the dark,my hand to hold, my personal comedian, but most of all he is the love of my life. I couldn't ask for more, but I wouldn't settle for less! I also celebrated my 24th birthday on June 23rd. Man I am getting old!

We bought a house...or should I say project?

I know this little thing looks pretty pathetic, but I think we are gonna love it! As my sweet friend Kallea Jo sings to me, " Love grows best in little houses" We were able to get six and a half acres with it. We have had a fun time working on it so far. Let's see.... we have found an entire wall full of honey comb, rancid honey comb that is, and thousand of dead bees, a cat skeleton along with several carp skeletons under the floor in the front room, a marijuana pipe, hmmm let's see what else? A squirrel was digging it's way underneath our house, so we caught it in a have a heart trap, our neighbors cows are constantly running through the fence. But I can already tell that it is starting to feel like home. Our family has been great to help us out with fixin' it up.

Utah Valley Half :)

Well I ran my first half. I screwed up my knee at about mile five so I was pretty disappointed in my time (2:16) But I was very proud of myself for finishing considering how much pain I was in. I love to run and it took me a couple of months to be able to start running again, but I am back and it feels great.

I have a lot of making up to do...

The Race for the Cure is one of my favorite traditions. If you know anything about me then you know that my life has been greatly affected by breast cancer. Well I again had the pleasure of celebrating the survival of thousands of women, but most of all my mother and my grandmother. Or as my brothers would put it, my bad ass mama and my bad ass grandma. These two women are as tough as nails and as sweet and kind hearted as Mother Theresa herself. Blessed, that's what I am, aint no denyin' it!

Usually we take the opportunity to have a girls weekend when we go to the race, but this year we brought the boys with us. When I say the "boys" I mean my twin brothers. We always have referred to them as the boys. I'm sure it is because they were the fifth and sixth children and have four older sisters. Poor boys :) they were mothered to death. I was so glad they came. They mean a lot to me, and you can see in this picture just how much they love their mama!

Then there was the flood. My in-laws own thirty acres that borders the Weber River, by the end of all the run off season it was completely under water. These pics are right at the beginning of the flooding, it got really much worse after these were taken! But all is well now. They lost any hay they would have gotten, but the water has receded and there land has dried out.

Wednesday, April 27, 2011


Hey we all have boobs! Even all you guys out there. You are at risk for breast cancer too. My mother and my grandmother are survivors of breast cancer! Woot Woot. I know they are survivors because of the dedication and research that has been done in years past and that research needs to continue! Please donate to the cause click here

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Love me some Halflingers!!

Ryan and I often spend our extra time either with our nieces and nephews, or at the Butler's farm, or both. Ry and his dad both have a team of halflingers and I love to drive them!! We have so much fun hookin up the teams and going for a ride. Ry was insistent that I learn to drive them I now I love it. Thanks babe for teaching me. I love spending time with my family :) PS we love to give rides so if you or your kiddie wanna come out, let us know!!

Friday, April 1, 2011

Help!!!!!! Meet Mckall. She is my cousin's little girl, she is 4 years old and she has leukemia. She is hilarious and can be a spit fire at times. We are participating in a the Cure Search Walk on July 9th and would love for you to join us. It is only ten bucks and kids under 15 are free. In the words if Mckall's mom Lea, PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE come and walk with us! Or if you don't have time or just don't want to walk, in the words of me PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE donate to the cause. Tomorrow you could find out that your son, daughter, niece, nephew, grandson, or granddaughter has cancer. I hope that never happens to you, but if it does you will wish that you had donated, even just a dollar to the research that will eventually cure this disease. Thanks for donating!!!!

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Come What May & Love It

I have never been the most religous person, but I have always been very spiritual. I pray a lot! and I find so much comfort in the words of these great men. I stole this video of my friends blog (Thanks Holly) and it is just what I needed to hear. I hope someone else can take something from it as well.

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

The power of prayer

This is a video about my sister's friends and their little boy. From what I know they are an amazing familiy and could benefit from all of your prayers. If there is one thing I believe in it is the power of prayer! Please pray for them !

Sunday, March 27, 2011

A gift from our Heavenly Father :)

My sis Lacy had her baby on March 13. His name is Ryker David Taylor, he weighed 7 lbs 14 oz and he is PERFECT!! He is an amazing gift from or Heavenly Father and will forever bless our family. It is truly a miracle to have a healthy baby. When I look into his sweet face I am reassured of the love our Heavenly Father has for us and His hand in our lives. Congratulations to the Taylor family. Love you with all my heart!

Don't you just want to kiss his little face off!!!!

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

The quick and dirty of life lately.....

My sweet sister in law Michelle got married on Saturday! She is an awesome sister and an even better mom! I am so excited for her and for her new little family. I wish her all the best. We have been so busy lately with birthdays and weddings and school oh yeah and work. Here are a few pictures of us lately.
Michelle at her bridal shower...
Ogden Pizzeria for Holly's sixth birthday...
Maddox for Chel's wedding dinner.....

Michelle and Casey's wedding.. Look at my hot man!! He cleans up nice :)

Meet Pete, Ryan's new pride and joy.....

Very flattering picture of me on Pete :).....

Driving the boys... Beau on the left, Pete on the right....
My little family :)