Thursday, November 1, 2012


Sam recently passed his CPA exams! WOOHOO! I am BEYOND excited! Accountants usually work crazy hours anyways but to top it off he was always studying into the wee hours of the nights and weekends. I was going crazy! I remember when we first came out to CA and I was 9 months pregnant with Smith, Eliza was a 1 1/2 and Isaac was almost 3. One of my first days at church a lady comes up to me and introduces herself. When she found out Sam was an accountant she says, "Yay!, now we can be accountant widows together!" After church I grab Sam and desperately ask him if he really will be gone all the time. He sweetly reassured me that he wouldn't do that to me. It's probably good that we both didn't know how little we would see each other those first few years. I would have stayed in UT! ;) Anyways, when Sam's certificate came I quickly put it in a frame to hang up. Sam isn't too keen on the idea. If it were up to him he would probably leave it rolled up and in the back of his closet. But it's going up, probably just in our room, but I want to be able to see that baby. I survived-we all survived!

Celebrate good times

We always said that when Sam passed his exams we would do something to celebrate. I thought maybe we would go to dinner. However, Sam found a good deal on airfare to Hawaii. So we packed up the whole crew and took off. The kids had so much fun. It was just so great to have Sam all to ourselves and be together! I was a little nervous about traveling with the kids but they did such a great job.
Claire LOVED the water. All she wanted to do was just sit on that boogy board.
Actually, so did Isaac.
Eliza and Smith had fun just hanging out on the sand.

Wednesday, March 21, 2012


I thought I'd share this exchange I had with Smith today.

Smith: Mom, you don't look like a mom

Me: What do I look like

Smith: An oooold lady

Yep, that's my Smith. This happened right after I told him to get off the computer. Even though he said it in such a sweet voice I know he meant it as a jab. Especially since he walked away looking a little smug. I couldn't help but laugh. Love that he's only 4 and not 14. He really is such a sweet little boy. I will be so sad when he is not my "little" boy anymore.