Sunday, January 30, 2011

What ever happened to...

Crispy m&m's?.....You were my favorite chocolate treat for a long time and then you disappeared off the shelves....where are you? I think the last time I had one, was when I was in high school. Please come back!

Whats your favorite chocolate treats? Any suggestions? I'm in need of something different other than reese's peanut butter cups...although i love those. oh and i'm not a big fan of dark chocolate.

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Count Your Blessings

    On Thursday, Kaden was on his way home from work. It was snowing and the roads were really bad. In a 3 mile stretch, there were 11 accidents and car slide offs. 4 or 5 cars in front of Kaden, a car lost control and started to slide, the car behind it hit it, and the one behind that hit that one. Every one slammed on their breaks attempting to avoid another pile up. The car in front of him started to spin when it tried to break, leaving Kaden 2 choices, either hit that car and be sandwiched from the car behind him or try to bail and rear off the road into the center ditch with the barricades. He chose the barricades. He hit black ice while trying to move off the road and ended up hitting the cable barricades going 50 miles an hour...the driver side of his car was crushed. He had to climb out the passenger side....the car is ruined but I still have my husband...
     I'm writing this because we were very lucky and Kaden walked away without a scratch. I'm grateful that my husband works for a great insurance company and we have great coverage and life insurance. I am asking ALL of you who read this, because you are all my friends and family, and maybe some just checking out from another blog, if you don't have life insurance and you are single with debt, married, have kids, a house, cars or other valuable yourself and your family a favor and get Life insurance and make sure you have the right amount of coverage.
    Kaden's company, Farm Bureau, offers free Consultations and will give you a FREE Quote. Kaden can work one on one with any of you. Not only for your Life Insurance but for your cars, house, 4 wheelers, boats, RV's, businesses...everything. I'm not trying to sell you anything, but this was not an accident that we were at fault for, yet we have to pay for the damages. Luckily we will pay little out of pocket, if any at all because we have the BEST insurance we possibly can. And had Kaden been permanently hurt or been killed, I would not have been left with the burden of a mortgage, car payments, my kids college education and plain just feeding my children. So please email Kaden at if you would like to see what other options you have. You ALL mean a lot to me whether we are friends, sisters, brothers, cousins, aunts or uncles or if you were Kaden's friends and I have no idea who you are. Even if we haven't talked in a long time or we were only friends in high school or college, send kaden an email with your name and phone number and say you read this and would like him to help you out. Even if you have coverage through another company, you may not have the right amount of coverage and or you may just be overpaying. I know money can be tight for a lot of us sometime or another and Kaden may be able to save you money. You'll never know unless you check into it. 
     I'm grateful my husband is okay. Cars and 'things' can be replaced but he cannot. I love all of you and I hope you all take advantage of this because you never know when something could happen. Don't put if off today because you may not have a chance tomorrow.

Saturday, January 8, 2011


We are excited for the New Year! Our kids get smarter and bigger every day and sometimes it makes me sad how fast they grow up. But the older they get, the funner they are! Here's a great start to the New Year!

 Jaxon reading a book to Boston before bed
2 month check up....8 lbs 3 oz. 21 1/2 inches long...He's not growing fast but he's getting there
 My hubby is strong...:)
 I can't believe how big they are!
HAPPY 2011!

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Merry Christmas & Happy Holidays!

We've had a great ending to 2010. Can't wait for the New Year to begin! Things are looking up and we're excited!!! Hope you all had a great holiday! 


Grandkids with Amy and Emily
 The Boys...all of our hubby's

Jaxon's Christmas Present from my sister...Super Jaxon

 Yummy Olive Garden! One of my favorites!
 Ellie holding Boston. He is such a sweet baby.
 'Nama' and Peyton

     We had a theme Christmas this year with the Marbles. It actually turned out to be really fun. Everyone had a theme of the meaning of Christmas and some of the family was very clever.
Making Cookies for everyone
 It was a messy project
 Star noodles for our Soup. Clever Chantry
 Trevor and Dixon w/blanket wraps on their heads
 Peyton loves Chan

 It was definitely bedtime

 Boston's First him
 Kaden was so excited and surprised Christmas morning:)!
 My camera...that i got a month ago:) i love it
 Opening presents...Peyton actually got tired of opening them and wanted to stop with a couple left.
 Santa's letter!
My kids all got matching no more fighting over seats...:)

Kaden's parents spoiled us this year. We got toys....
 ...and a Trampoline!!

 Famp....this is a common look:) love you Famp
 Thanks mom and dad. 
We are blessed to have such great families!