Thursday, February 23, 2012


First of all it has been one year since my sisters wedding in Brasil and I miss her!
Not many Christmas pics, but here is one of the boys :)

We went to Disneyland and California/Corona Del Mar for Dave's birthday.

Beach with my love :)
Boys with Bird man on the pier...
Tower of Terror is probably my favorite ride :)
Boys walking into Adventureland. Ben, my bro, was with us
Jungle Cruise
At the entrance.
Got a pic with Eeyore for my mom.
David's class had an assembly on being a good citizen.
Joey got a reading award.
And lastly, playing in the snow.
Dave, on a snowboard.
Boys sledding.
Boys and T.J. building snowmen.

Monday, January 2, 2012

Well hello there...

It has been almost 3 months since I last posted.
Dave and I both have access to internet at work and on our 'smart' phones so we have not had the internet in our home, which is my excuse for not blogging. Well we recently decided it was time to get the access at home :) Now I have no excuse so here is a picture update of the past few months...
First of all, my cousin Lyndy Rogers Butler, album debut. On the sidebar of my blog I had her taking donations thing and this is it happening. She will always be my American Idol :)
This is Dave and I at her debut

David and Joey started 1st and 3rd grades
Lacey Rogers and Jordan Goodrich wedding.
We love that couple!
Dave made their wedding cake...
And I got to be a bridesmaid.
I turned 3.0.
This is my friend Rachelle who came down from Provo.
BFF Silene who bought me this awesome shirt and came down from Lehi.

Love this man!

We went to Zion with some cousins and stayed at a family cabin.
David and Joey.
We roughed it with no electricity or running water, but atleast we had beds to sleep in and a roof over our head.

Stacey, Me, Lyndy
A few of us went hiking in Zion.
This is us with my brother Ben.

I love my imperfect family.

My final message for the post is...

Sunday, October 16, 2011

The Holy Ghost

I am so thankful for the Holy Ghost! I feel the help and guidance I need daily with my husband, my children and with my work. I needed to say this publicly and since it has been so long since I posted here I thought this would be grounds for a new post! I don't know what I'd be without God, Jesus Christ and the Holy Ghost in my life. I am so thankful for the guidance and support I feel on a daily basis from them.

I have recently been reading a book called 'the infinite atonement' by Tad Callister. I highly recommend it! I am grateful for the love of the Godhead. Yesterday I read a passage about how it took faith for Jesus Christ to complete the atonement, just like it takes faith for us to believe and trust it. I am thankful for my faith and know that God watches over me and ALL of His children.

These are some of my thoughts today... maybe they can help someone else, if not atleast they help me :)
peace and love,

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Meet the Happy Couple

Sometimes people deserve a second chance :)
This was the 4th of July.
I started to see the change was real...
We had a lot of fun :)
He has definitely made some changes.
We went to Disneyland, went running on Corona Del Mar beach, went to the beach, went to church and shook hands with Elder Ballard, and then decided to leave it in fates hands on July 24, 2011.
We got to Las Vegas 30 minutes before the Courthouse closed Sunday night on the 24th of July.
Then we went over to the drive thru wedding chapel.
It was actually a nice place
The minister who married us talked about how it was a privilege for her because we are choosing each other again and now we know the grass is not greener over there.
She said this is true love :)
We got matching t-shirts.
At the hotel when we stepped out of the elevators, this is what we saw.
(pretty cool mirrrors, huh?)
I Love this guy! I am grateful for the chance to do this again!
Things have been really great! I am excited and we are having fun learning together again!

Sunday, June 19, 2011


(Please excuse my sorry attempt to rhyme, this is my heart feelings...))

As I sit here in church I feel him close to me.
So close in fact I have to dismiss myself to get some tissues.
I stepped outside to release some emotions...

I think of so many people on this day who are missing their fathers.
Some miss a father they never had.
Some miss a father they once called dad.
Some miss a father far greater than the rest,
they may feel they have wronged Him and he has left.

I KNOW our father in heaven loves each of us and Never leaves us!
I am thankful for this day, though it may be hard,
to reflect on the men who some discard.
I am thankful for the name my father left me
and for the man he showed faithfully.
He was not perfect by any means
but he was perfect just for me.
I love you dad!

Love your forever Roo!

Thursday, June 16, 2011

St. Geo

Saint George, Dixie, St. Geezy, San Jorge, St. G, and The George,

I could die a happy woman any day now just because I am in your presence.
I love your freaking hot summer!
I love running the trails. Especially the ones by the river with the lizards, jack rabbits, ants, birds, and all the other little unseen creatures. I even saw a deer one day and a duck another.
I love it here!
I love to see the lit up "D" at night and the lights at the temple as well as the "DIXIE" lit up.
I feel at welcome and at peace in this place!

I LOVE ALL of my family here.
I love my cousins, who are some of my best friends.
I love that my kids get to have their cousins be some of their best friends.
I love to feel the sweat dripping down my back and get into a car that is blazing hot, because I have missed you town!
I like that I am now closer to all of my Cedar City friends.
I love that I will get to be here for Holidays and not have to travel to get here.

I have my dream job here working in a private practice.
I have fulfilled a life dream and now get to be here living this dream.
I hope this lasts forever!
I love my family!
I love the support and love I feel here.
The history. My history!
I love the mountains, red, black and gray.
I love the camping, the outdoors, the nature that is so beautiful.
Thank you for being here and being a strong home for me to come to.

Forever yours,

Friday, May 27, 2011


I'm not sure if it is correct terminology, but I am calling this post "Ode to Provo"...

Provo, I will miss you.
You were a huge part of my life.
You were with me through life changes I never imagined.
I will always have you in my memories.

I enjoyed hiking the "Y".
I enjoyed so many wonderful people.
I enjoyed learning in this cozy little bubble.
I enjoyed Seven Peaks in the summers and snow in the winters.
I enjoyed Professional experiences.
I enjoyed the fall colors.

I will miss the dear friends I made.
I will miss the random runners everywhere.
I will miss the cool shopping places you have.
I will miss all the BYU people.
I will miss my ward(s).
I will miss all the visitors, but know I'll have others in St. Geo.

I am grateful for all the opportunities you gave me.
I am grateful I was able to re-create myself.
I am grateful for even more understanding of GOD.
I am forever grateful I fulfilled one of my life dreams,
and became a therapist here.
I am grateful I was able to learn more about others.
I am grateful for my kids friends.
I am grateful for this time in my life
and Provo you served your purpose.

Thank you for everything.
Goodbye on Tuesday.

Just some babbling. I will probably revise this eventually... these are just my thoughts for now.