Monday, April 10, 2017


Thanksgiving this year was with Shane's side. We all got together at the Wakley's and got to enjoy each others company and great food. We did some shopping that night after dinner and some on black Friday. It's so nice getting together with family!

Christmas was with my side this year and we had a lot of fun. Axel was a blast this year. He was excited about every gift he got to open and would say "mommy I got" before he even ripped the paper. He got a tool bench this year with some battery operated tools that he loved. He even got into the Santa bit a little. Now every man he sees with a white beard he says "look mom it santa." We spend Christmas Eve and Christmas day at my parents and went to church Christmas morning. It was a great way to start off the day. We had a fake Christmas tree this year (which Shane was opposed to), we always get a real one and didn't do a tree last year. Axel had fun helping decorate for the first time. We got a train to go around the tree this year and Axel loved that. He loved to push the remote to make it go around.

We have also got a ton of snow this year and Ax has loved playing in it and eating it.

The end of January we started potty training and went cold turkey from diapers to big boy underwear. It was a rough couple weeks but he finally got the hang of it. I bribed with cars, candy and eventually a trip to go see gramama and grampapa (as Ax calls them) in Washington and go on an airplane for the first time. He went about 2 weeks with only about 2 accidents.

In March we got to go spend a week with Shane's parents in Washington. We had a wonderful time. Axel loved the airplane and did so good on it. We got to go to the zoo, stay in a hotel and go to the beach and eat at some yummy places and go shopping. We went in their hot tub almost every night, it was very relaxing. Axel came in there with us and would say "that was fun, go in hot water." It was a fun, relaxing trip. We drove home and Ax did great with the long drive too. He loved getting spoiled by 4 adults!

Axel is getting close to 3 and I'm pretty sure the terrible 3's are starting to set in. He is at a really fun age right now though. He still lets me cuddle him and hug and kiss him, on his own terms :) He is sweet, independent, stubborn and repeats everything. He loves to play hide and seek, listen to music, dance and sing, nursery and being outside. He wakes up every morning and comes running in my room and says "mommy I sleep good" and gives me a hug. It's my favorite part of the morning. He like chocky milk and a show to start off the morning. He says lots of funny things and says something new everyday that makes me laugh. He loves when Daddy gets home from work and runs and gives him a hug and says "daddy you got home." He is still a big mama's boy, which I love. He is getting so smart and knows how to get his way with mom and dad. One of his latest when he gets in trouble is "you my best friend" to try and get out of it. He is getting really good and saying prayer with us. I can't believe how fast he has grown. We are so blessed to be his parents.

Saturday, November 5, 2016


On August 23rd I went in for another laparoscopy surgery to remove endometriosis and cysts. We did the robot this time so the Dr could be able to see and remove more. I was at a stage 3 and the Dr got me down to a stage 1. I decided to go on Lupron shots for a few months to help it to stop growing and hopefully feel better. It was so hard not having Axel home with me for 4 days while I recovered. Thankfully I had my mom, sister and sister in law to help out.

Shane started a new job as a Spanish teacher at Century High School this August and is able to do his student teaching as a teacher this semester. It was an answer to our prayers.

October we did some Halloween fun and went to Gardner Village in Utah and met up with family. Mom, Des, I and the kids stayed in a hotel and went swimming the night before.
We also went to Swore Farms and went through a corn maze, went to the pumpkin patch and let the kids play.
On Halloween Shane and I took Axel trick or treating around town. He was really liking it and got the trick or treat saying down really good and said thank you after he got a candy. He was a pirate this year and he really liked that.

22-27 months old

22 months old Axel loves cars, bikes, to push and pull things, sitting in the car or on the front stairs. He had developed a high pitch scream that's  piercing to the ear when he's mad or wants attention. He is in a hitting phase, he likes to throw rocks, he rolls his eyes and looks away when he is in trouble, he turns his face away when he doesn't want to be talked to like you're not there, he is learning time out. He loves bubbles and jumping in puddles. He loves to talk on the phone to nana, papa and daddy. He calls kitties mowes and cows moos. He hates to have stuff on his hands and face, he says uck when he is dirty. He has changed from saying mama and dada to mommy and daddy (which I love).

23 months he says Akie (we call him Axie) and Akl (Axel), says hold you when he wants to be held and hand when he wants you to go somewhere. He is starting to get more independent and says Akie do, he loves watching pachoo (paw patrol) and mickey, he loves pockils (popsicles) and blowing out candles.

25-26 months he says peese and dank you (please and thank you), uh oh mommy, uh uh no, huh what, yep, oh no, owie, wahoo, ah miss, cycle bikes (motorcycles), daddy home, and he rubs your face or arm and says awe nice. Sque me (excuse me) after he burps, nummy when he likes something.

27 months he is getting better at 4 word sentences and is speaking more clear. He loves to play with blocks and color. He is stating to be scared of everything. He loves nursery and does great every Sunday. He covers his mouth and says oh gosh, he doesn't like to dry his hands after he washes them, he says watch to see him do something, says belly full, bless you after he sneezes, and mommy sleep good when he wakes up in the morning. He is now in his big boy bed and thinks it is pretty cool.

Summer Adventures

The end of June/ beginning of July we got to go to Bear Lake with the Call side. We got to stay in a big cabin/house that was beautiful. We spent time by the lake almost everyday and went boating, rode on jet skis, played in the water and enjoyed each others company. We had wonderful food (like always) and played games. Axel was stuck to mine and Shane's hip and cried whenever someone would look at him or talk to him. The day we had the boat Shane and I both went out on the tube and we both fell off. Axel kept saying over and over, "mommy fall boat" "daddy fall boat."  We had a really good time and got to celebrate the July birthdays.

July 10th our sweet baby boy turned 2! We couldn't ask for a more perfect, healthy, stubborn, sweet little boy. He keeps us on our toes and always makes us laugh.  We are so blessed to be this little miracles parents. We made some cupcakes and spent time with family. He actually liked his cake this year and dove in. We had white cake with cookie dough frosting. He got spoiled like always. We love this kid so much.

The end of July we went to Utah to celebrate Shane's birthday. We went to a bees game, went to the aquarium and spent some time with family. Shane was gone on his actual birthday to high adventure with the young men so Axel and I had a mommy son date and went to a movie.
In August Des and I took the kids to the Downey Fair and watched the elephant show and the kids and I rode on the elephant. It was pretty cool

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

18-22 Months old

At 18 months old Axel pats the back of his head/ neck when he coughs, he loves to sing and dance, he has a pretty awesome cheese face when we take a picture of him, he repeats what we say, he says aoow when he gets hurt, and likes to stand in front of the wall and pout. He likes to watch the Disney channel and will point to the t.v. and say "sow" when he wants to watch something.

At 19 months he grabs my finger and takes me where he wants to go or what he wants to do/eat. He shrugs his shoulders and puts his hands out and says "where go" when he is looking for someone or something.

At 20 months he likes to look out the window and says "see" to watch the train go by and says bye bye, he says "mmm" when he likes something he is eating or drinking, he tells us come on, he is saying mommy and daddy instead of mama and dada, he loves to wear hats. He likes to take off his sockies and see his toes, he is getting more independent and wants to do things himself and tells us "do" to do it himself. He loves going outside and playing in the rocks and throwing the ball to the dogs. He is learning to play hide and seek and likes to hide in his closet. We celebrated Easter and he did really good gathering up the eggs at the egg hunt. He colored some Easter eggs with Brie and Rae and got a new car and shirt from Nana and Papa.  He was a lot of fun this year.

He turned 22 months today! His little personality is so fun and goofy, we just love to watch him grow. He is getting into cars a little more and likes to push them around the house. He still loves his basketball hoop and we play that everyday. He likes to color and play with his water beads and still loves his blankie. He is staring to go to nursery (now that I'm called in there and released from YW) and is learning to play with the other kids. He loves his cousins and gets excited to see them. He is turning into a papa's boy and loves to be with him.

Thursday, February 25, 2016

Love this boy of mine

Lying here with you
Listening to the rain
Smiling just to see the smile upon your face
These are the moments I thank God that I'm alive
These are the moments I'll remember all my life
I've found all I've waited for
And I could not ask for more

Looking in your eyes
Seeing all I need
Everything you are is everything in me
These are the moments
I know heaven must exist
These are the moments
I know all I need is this
I've found all I've waited for, yeah
And I could not ask for more

I could not ask for more than this time together
I could not ask for more than this time with you
And every prayer has been answered
Every dream I've had's come true
Yeah, right here in this moment
Is right where I'm meant to be
Here with you here with me

These are the moments I thank God that I'm alive
These are the moments I'll remember all my life
I've found all I've waited for
And I could not ask for more

I could not ask for more than this time together
I could not ask for more than this time with you
And every prayer has been answered
Every dream I've had's come true
Yeah, right here in this moment
Is right where I'm meant to be
Oh, here with you here with me
No, I could not ask for more
Than this love you gave me
Cause it's all I've waited for
And I could not ask for more

Axel and I were playing in the front room and listening to music and this song came on by Sara Evans. I started listening to the lyrics and they touched me. All I ever wanted to do was get married and be a mom. I prayed and prayed for 4 years to be able to be a mom. I asked Heavenly Father that if I could just get pregnant and experience that one time I would be happy. After Axel was born I prayed that he would be healthy and develop the way he needed to. Every prayer has been answered with all of that. He is healthy and perfect in every way. Being able to be home with him every day is so amazing. I know this is where I am meant to be right now and there is nothing I would rather be doing. I love when I tell him I love him he snuggles up to me or gives me a kiss on the cheek. The love I have for him is beyond words. The words to this song just fit today and I feel so blessed to have a loving husband and an amazing son that I would be lost without.

Thursday, December 31, 2015


For Thanksgiving we went to my parents house and ate lots of yummy food. That night my mom and I went and stayed at Des and Mike's house to go shopping. At 10 pm Des, I and Mike went out shopping till 1 am. We got a few hours of sleep and mom, Des and I got up at 5:30 am and went shopping again. Shane brought us Axel in the afternoon so he could go to work. He is such a good little shopping buddy.
On Saturday, Shane and I celebrated our 7th anniversary while my parents watched Axel. We went to the last Hunger Games movie and out to eat at Panda Express.

Christmas was so much fun this year with Axel. He loves to tear paper up in little pieces. Shane and I did our Christmas early with Axel on Wednesday night. Shane had got him a little basketball hoop and put a new net on it and got a mini basketball. Axel absolutely loves it.

We spent Christmas Eve with my family and the kids got to open a few gifts. The grand kids all got big pillows to open. Axel got a giraffe that he loves to lay on and pat. They also got some new jammies to sleep in. We decorated cookies and ate lots of food and sweets. My parents were nice and let Axel sleep in their room while Shane and I slept downstairs.
Christmas morning we woke up about 8 and got the kids up. We waited for Mike to get there from working the night before to open presents and have breakfast. Axel got a block train, little tablet, clothes and more. He is a spoiled boy, but we sure love him to pieces. 

Later that day we got ready and packed up all our things to get ready to go to Utah to celebrate with Shane's side. We slept at Shane's sister Mandys house with almost everyone there. We played games, had dinner and hung out. Axel did fall down a flight of stairs that scared both he and I.
On Saturday we woke up and had breakfast and got ready. We got to the church around noon and were there until 9 pm. We had appetizers, dip and dinner there. Axel loved to be in the gym with the older kids and play basketball. He kept saying all day, ball ball and would walk right in there.
It was good to be able to spend time with both sides of the family.