Monday, March 18

I'm back

I have found myself sucked into the blogging world. Mostly looking at fashion blogs and things of that sort. However with it being so accessible now I have no excuses to at least post here and there!!

Wednesday, January 25


Today marks the 6 month mark that Rick Widdison passed from this life.
We miss him.


Sometimes I can't believe that this isn't all just a bad dream.

This is our new life.

and sometimes it just sucks.

We push through and try to figure out how to adjust to it all.

I hate watching my husband mourn the loss of his HERO.

Someone he loved more than (I dare say) ANYONE in this world!

I know his Dad is proud of him.

We miss you Papa Rick.

Saturday, January 7


today I am so thankful for these two.

Sometimes I wonder how I got so lucky to get these two awesome spirits.

Other times I wonder what I did to deserve the tantrum throwing toddlers they can be.

all of the time I'm thankful for the opportunity I get to be their mommy!!

Friday, January 6

New year

I get down on myself when i realize how bad i am at jounaling my life and my kids lives.
Today I am changing my attitude and doing something about it.
I want to use my time more productively.
I feel like blogging really is something made in this day to be able to keep a journal of our lives.
So here it is....
I'm really going to do it. Let it all out there. Blog, blog, blog!

Monday, July 18

Here we are...July, 2011! Just got the internet back after not having it for about 2-3 months. I have missed looking at blogs. It has also made me realize how many things i would like to write down, but when the internet was down i couldn't. for instance-
last night while driving home from provo, Ashlyn was being so good putting on her new lip gloss we had just bought her.
I turned around and said "Ashlyn, you are so GORGEOUS!!"
beaming she says "ya mom, I cute!" (or so i thought that was what she said"
then i say, "OH! yesss, you're cute."
in a softer tone she then said "no mom, like you! I gorgeous like you!!!"
ok, my heart melted right there and i started to get a little teary.
"Mommy, don't cry. I'm sorry..."
I want to remember these things! I don't want to let life get too busy and forget the little things.
Treyden is a lot of fun right now. He is beginning to like to get a rise out of his sister and he lives for it. A typical brother, right?
That is all for now.
Life is good

Monday, March 7

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Birthday Boy!

This cute little boy had his 1st birthday on Saturday.
We had so much fun with family that came to celebrate with us!
Cookie monster was the theme. We had cookie monster cupcakes, cake and shirts that Skylar and I wore.
Treyden is such a joy. I really feel so lucky to have such a sweet boy come into my family.
He is crawling all over the place right now. Starting to stand a little on his own. Walks along the furniture. Loves going up the stairs.
He is such a momma's boy right now. He just wants me to hold him all the time. If I am not holding him then he want me by him.
He says Ashlyn when I tell him to. Not clearly, but he gives it good effort.
He is such a bright spot in our lives!
Happy Birthday Treyden Buddy!
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Monday, January 31

Let's not state the obvious...

ok, i know i'm terrible at this blogging thing, but my goal was to be better. not perfect. so on that note...
tomorrow is February. I can't believe that. time is going by way too fast.
The year has been great so far.
This month we went to hawaii with some of the briggs family members. It was such a great time! We even left the kids for the first time. It was great.

Ashlyn had a birthday while we were gone so we had a birthday party for her when we got back. she is such a fun little girl. She sure is lucky to have lots of people that love her so much.

Sunday, November 14

a little scare...

So, yesterday i had a little scare with my blog. I typed in the blog address and it said that it no longer existed.
It made me sick.
I don't blog enough.
That doesn't mean it's too late to start.
I think that sometimes i feel like i am not the most computer smart, so i let that hold me back.
I may not have the BEST looking blog out there, and i may not be the best writer, but i know it's important to keep memories.
I already find myself looking back a year ago and loving the memories that we created.
My dad is a man i look up to and he said something today as i was kind of complaining about how hard this stage of life is. He said "Traci, when i am gone and you are my age, you will look back and realize how fast time goes. Enjoy it because it goes too fast." I need to do that more. Take the time to appreciate the good times.
So anyway, i got the whole situation figured out and it was just a problem with my gmail account. It was a wake up call though to keep my thoughts and memories in writing.
I love my little family so much!
I am happy!
My life is good, I am so blessed.
Enjoying the decent november weather we have been having.
Ashlyns favorite chips are cheetos...that explains her messy face

Playing in the fall leaves
Oh man, I love this little guy.