Chelsea is living with us!!!

I'll let you guess which tooth brush is Chelsea's :) SO..... last Friday when it was time for Chelsea to go back to the sunny land of California she decided that she was going to make her home here in the FREEZING world of Rexburg (it's snowing right now)!  I think at first everyone was a little shocked, but then you just have to realize that she's 18 and it's time to be an adult! hahaha It's been interesting having her here :) I've noticed that Brent has rubbed off on me WAY TOO MUCH! Little things that used to not bother me are bothering me and it's all his fault!!! He got me used to the orderly way of life- and now that there's another girl in the house I'm remembering really how much I've changed! It's a good and bad thing! For one Chelsea never hears the end of my little comments here and there :) But she's strong and can handle a little push :) This morning it was "If you leave the water running your going to put a hole in the ozone layer!!!!" I'm not even sure what that means cause I'm sure running water can't do that, but its what came out of my mouth!

One more thing- so this guy asked Chelsea out on a date, and guess who tagged along...... YEP ME!!! Talk about third wheel! Good thing it was Jonathan Eller (our uncle's brother related by marriage)! But it's fun to be the PROTECTIVE older sister- or at least I'm trying to be.  Being an older sister is definitely harder than it looks, for me at least.

I'm starting to think of it as an intro into motherhood- I have to teach and be the example that I would want my kids to have.  So I think that means staying up till she gets home, and giving little side notes of the gospel.  I'm excited to stay the least.

Anyways, our header is a work in progress... Love ya'll


We whip our hair back and forth :)

 What a crazy fun week its been!!!! oh and its not over.  Cortney and Chelsea came to visit me in the burg! We've had a living room dance party! Let's just say Cortney blew us all out of the water! We rock climbed, ate, played "last word", a little disappointing game of basketball--we're just not as good as we used to be :(  Sisters are fun, I have to be honest that I'm having a hard time trying to be an older sister. I'm horrible at advice hahaha At least she knows it though :)


Don't Worry, Be Happy

Sometimes you just have to laugh about all the horrible things that happen.  Sometimes I have these doubts in my mind that all of this is even real.  This is my blog and I'll cry if I want to, not that I'm in a crying mood cause I try not to blog when that happens :)  BUT in this night, the one of march 10th, 2011 I got a phone call from my mother telling me, and I quote, "Don't ever call me again, find a new mother." I really wish this was one of those moments that I just turn around and laugh about, but this one hit me like a ton of metal super heroes that were defeated by some evil metal man (or something like that).  I'll just say it, I'm thankful for the trials that the Lord gives me.  I may not truly believe those words right at this moment, but hey I put it on the internet so hopefully that counts for something??? No, but really I KNOW that the Lord doesn't give me anything I can't handle-- when bad things happen what else are your opinions? If there's one thing that I want people to say about me when I die it's that I was always happy.  I never want to be one of those people that blames the bad things that happen to them a reason of why they are the way they are.  WHOAAA did that make sense? Even though most of you out there reading this have seen me at some of my worst moments, I hope you think of me as a happy person.  

Anyways, mom if your out there- I love you, and I need you.  Just like all daughters need and love their mothers. I need you in my life because well... your my mom.  You'll always be my mom no matter what you do, I'm not going anywhere.

"Families can be together forever"


Mother of Mine

This beautiful woman is my mother.

The black and white ones above are from about FOUR years ago when she was pregnant with my little brother Tristin (shot with a lovely disposable camera)! Then these colored ones were about a year ago.

So, I've been thinking lately about my mom- and I'm being honest on here because well its my blog I can do whatever I want right?? I put these pictures on here mostly because I can't remember the last time I saw her smile, or heard her laugh (even over the phone).  I've been a little lost with my emotions/ thoughts cause I don't know what to do to help her.  I FEEL HOPELESS.  For those of you that have no idea what I'm even talking about, we'll just keep it at that, BUT please I am asking for your prayers on my mom's behalf. I feel like life growing up with her wasn't always easy, but I DO REMEMBER her smiling and I've lost that.  I do love my mom more than she'll probably ever know. I see her in myself everyday.  I think as a daughter I know her pretty well, so I would ask of all of you that read this that I do not need to be reminded of the things she isn't.  I mean how horrible would it be for someone to talk to your kids about all the bad things you've ever done.  I'm not saying that I don't want to talk about whats going on or that I don't need help.  I'm just saying I've heard it OVER AND OVER and I've heard it all.  We all make mistakes, but Heavenly Father loves you, me, and my mother all the same.  He has hope for all of us. So please pray for her that she can get through whatever she's going through.

I just want to add some of the things I love about my mom: 

the most beautiful woman I have ever seen
always the life of any party
her singing voice :)
I grateful that she exposed me to the world early 
HER POEMS they are incredible she is a very talented writer
I love her dollar store glasses 
her high heels and acrylic nails
red lipstick stains on my cheek
her pork chops and apple sauce
her strength in being a single mom
the way she dances she's a totally hippy 
she's my biggest fan, and wants me to sing to her every time I see her 
she collects postcards 
her laugh
I love that she took my brother and I so many places when we were young 
she's a reader 
she changes her furniture around about every three months :) 

I could go on and on about all the little things I love about that woman. I just want to think and be positive when it comes to my mom.  I love you all and I hope this doesn't make anyone upset.  

With all the love I have- Alexa.