Goodbye 2013!!

Well 2013, I gotta say you were a bittersweet year. I am glad to see you go because I am hoping your friend 2014 will be a better year. Lets have a little review of what happened last year….


Birthday Gifts

My birthday came and went and got some awesome stuff.  Learned how to potty train, ween off the bottle.  It was a fun month.



Justin and I celebrated another Valentines day.  I made cookies with the girls and picture lady bugs.



Justin bought me a new ring.  On my wedding ring, the main diamond bracket keeps coming loose so I don’t wear it.  I have tried to have it fixed, but it came loose again. Justin’s brother and his wife got married!



We got snow this month, and it was nice to go out and play in it with the girls.  We love to go out and play in the snow.



The “why so serious” dog!  At work a robin kept laying her beautiful eggs in the children’s playhouse.  Their parent’s didn’t like that much at all.



We had a tornado near Burlington, it was amazing!!!

“One week after Moore, Oklahoma was ripped in half by a tornado residents of the Big Horn Basin had has a scare of their own when several reports of a funnel cloud tunnel were received by the national weather service and park county sheriff’s department.

Since then there have been water cooler talk of three or more tornadoes on that day. To clear up the air swirling around Monday’s reported tornado National Weather Service severe weather coordinator Chris Jones” It was a EF0, 25mph and no damage and no one was hurt.  Justin’s grandma called and told us. I was on the phone with my grandma Martin and told her. We went and tried to chase it, but by the time we got halfway down the road the clouds were already going away.  We chased the clouds up to the Mountains.
A few days later we had a HUGE hailstorm that ruined crops and gardens.  Justin’s parents celebrated their 40th Anniversary and were gone for a week. We were blessed because his mom’s garden was spared.



Justin’s cousin Taylor got married in Star Valley, and we made our way there.  When we got to his aunt and uncle’s house there was a Tornado Warning.  We also went camping that month and it was super nice to get out and about.



I made my first batch of homemade salsa!! I was so excited, and it was so fun. I wanted to make more :D. Justin’s birthday was this month.  At the end of August we went down to Utah to see my sister and her family.  It was a lot of fun to catch up and see her two awesome boys.




The people I was babysitting for found a daycare/preschool for the girls and so they didn’t need me anymore.  We got hail bad this month again!  I felt so bad for the farmers. I started doing digital Scrapbooking and feel in love with it.



I decided to take a trip down to Arizona to see my family for a few months.  I wanted to see my grandmother before she passed away.

Gma and Kim 2

This beautiful, amazing, wonderful woman passed away a few days before I could go see her.  I know she didn’t want me to see her the way she was.  I love this lady so very much, she has helped me overcome so much trails.  I got to see some cousins who I haven’t seen in over 15 years.  I was told by my grandfather that I would receive the painting of my grandmother.

Gma Martin


Tempe, Harley, Nellie

We went down to Arizona for Thanksgiving since its been 8 years since we’ve been there.  I’m glad we did because I got to see my grandfather!!  The day we were to leave I got the stomach flu. My parents gave me some anti-nausea meds and some pedialyte. Then my dad and Justin gave me a blessing.  We didn’t leave my parents house as early as we had hoped, but it was okay. I don’t remember the rest of that day at all.

The next morning we got into a car accident. The roads were slick, and we ended up doing a 180 three separate times. During the second one, we hit the median. Luckily no cars were driving the way we were, but there were lots going the other way. We made it home safe and sound. The trailblazer was still driveable, but the insurance company totalled it.  My grandfather let me take the painting home, and it was safe.


Gma, Gpa, Martin

This wonderful, amazing, patient, loving grandfather passed away this month.  He was able to see his beautiful first wife Nadine and his second beautiful wife (who is pictured here) Laree.  I was unable to go to the funeral; I was heartbroken.  I know it was the right decision, and knew they were both okay with me not being able to make it.

Justin’s family came here for Christmas, and we had them here for almost 2 weeks. It was nice! =D

Hopefully this next year will be better!!

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