Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Today is a New Day!

Today I am 51!

This past year has been filled with a lot of stressful things to do. My daughter Kiley graduated from graduate school on april 24, 2009. My daughter Ashley served a mission for our church in Kirtland Ohio and returned home on July 9, 2009, my son Matthew went on his mission to Salt Lake City on July 8, 2009. No, that is not a typo they missed each other by one day. Roby my husband was laid off of his job in July of 2009. My daughter Kiley married the man of her dreams on September 10, 2009. Roby found a new job in Virginia, we lived in CA and he left to start his new job, while I stayed in CA and prepared the house to sell and began planning a wedding for our daughter Ashley who was marring her high school sweetheart!

The things we have experienced have been life changing and many tender moments were experienced. I will blog more about each one, at another time. Needless to say stress has been my companion for a while. However, today is a new day am I am going to press forward with new goals and a better outlook. I will share my travels, and my move and many of the funny moments as well as the frustrating.

My goal for this new year are 1.Make a new friend, 2. find a marathon to run, 3 find a triathalon to do in this next year. So today I ran and did 100 pushups, (ok so they were girl pushups), but I did 100!!!

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Well let me just say that things have been a little busy....the Saturday after Kiley graduated Tarin's van decided it was time for a new transmission!!! So here we were in Salt Lake City at the Honda dealership with three babes waiting for the was not good $2800.00. We both felt like we were hit in the stomach. After some deliberation and many phone calls we decided to wait for the van to be fixed... 6 days later and 6 hotel nights later we were on our way home again with Tarin sick from the flu. It was a long week!

The good news is Kiley got engaged the weekend after her graduation. We are so excited to have Ryan Merrill become a part of our family, and we look forward to the upcoming wedding. So now we are in full wedding planning mode as well as getting Matthew ready for his mission and waiting for Ashley to come home from her mission. Matthew enters the MTC on July 8th and Ashley returns home July 9th. We will pick Ash up from the Salt Lake City airport at 10:04 am and then take her to the MTC where she will have about 20 minutes to see her brother! We then drive home so she can be released at 1:00 pm on Friday. Kiley will leave for Minnesota at 4:00 pm on Friday also. I love my life and all the exciting things that are happening if I died tomorrow I would one happy mama!

Wednesday, May 20, 2009


We began our trip at 9:00 am all happy and excited to go on "THE TRIP" T was our designated driver, I was the photogragher/climb into the back seat for the things that dropped Gma. I showed my backside to more drivers than I really cared to.

As you can see Nicolas, Caidence and Charlotte were quite happy! Caidence was just chillen.

This was one of our many stops, we stopped at State line so the babes could run around, shop and eat. When Caidence was asked if she wanted to eat first or shop, she said shop! Thats my girl! Nicolas decided he liked to dance and watch himself in the mirror.

Finally nap time, I guess Caidence didn't like the sun...

Nicolas just kept going and going...

Another one of our stops was in St. Geoge for dinner we found a park, met my mom and brother ate and then played.

Ready to get to on the road again...

So much fun on the toys, just happy to be out of the car...

Caidence wanted a push, of course Nicolas was happy to comply.

We stopped for more potty breaks than I thought possible, some were successful and some were lets just say we almost had to find a bush. Gma was the designated potty breaker.

We were in and out and soon back on the road!

We finally made it to the hotel, this was the longest drive I have ever taken. The kids were great but they were ready to get out of their seats!

Happy to stop moving!

The babes found ways to entertain themselves...

So cute! Ryan and GGma in the back ground.

Thanks Ryan for this picture, I love it!

The whole crew at Kiley's graduation Charlotte gave up and decided to sleep. It was wonderful to see Kiley walk across the stage and receive her diploma. She has worked hard for this day.

If only Ash and Marc were here...I love my family!

Our final destination...congratulations Kiley! You did it!!! We are so proud of you and your accomplishments, we loved sharing this with you.

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Our final Goodbye! She was so excited she almost ran through the doors!
Love you babe!
I love this picture! The day Ash entered the MTC in 2008

My daughter Ashley will coming home from her mission on July 9th one day after her brother Matthew goes into the MTC to begin his mission. I have been talking with Salt Lake, and Sis. Moore from the Cleveland, Ohio mission working out her travel arrangements to home. There was a problem as they were going to fly her into Bakersfield but because there are only a few flights Ashley would have a 9 hour layover in Denver. Soooo....we became creative and Ashley will now fly into Salt Lake. We will be able to drive her to the MTC and she will have 20-30 minutes to visit with her brother. Which I think is a wonderful gift since they will not spent any time together for 3 1/2 years by the time Matthew comes home from his mission. This is just one way the Lord shows love for me, I am sending out my son and he gives me back my daughter...what a tender mercy. For those who have sent missionaries out, you know and understand my feelings. So on July 9th there will be a gathering at the Salt Lake airport about 10:15 in termal 2!

Sunday, April 5, 2009

Happy Birthday Kiley....

Today is Kiley's 24th birthday!!!
Kiley and Nicolas easter 2007

Twenty Four years ago today...Roby was graduating it was April 19, 1985. On April 20th our daughter Kiley was born. She weighed in at 8 lbs 14 oz, Tarin her sister was so happy to have a sister. I have fond memories of Kiley as a child she loved to laugh and smile and quickly gained the nickname smiley Kiley. She will graduate at the end of the week and be a big girl! I don't know how I feel about that, on one hand I am so pleased that she has accomplished so much on the other hand I am sad...for me...not her! I am excited for her as she has so much ahead of her, she is so capable and ready to move forward, soooo I will do all that I can to support her and push her if necessary. (That must be how a mother bird feels when she pushes her little babies out of the nest.) Here is a brief walk down memory lane. Ok the memory is backward, remember I am still in the learning phase of this blog.

Kiley and Ryan Dec. 2008 Newport, CA.

Matthew and Kiley in front of the church in Hawaii 2008

Kiley and Ashley in front of the Sacramento temple.

Kiley with her cousin Lori, Mom and sister Tarin.

Ahh...vacation with Dad, Mom and Ash...

High school graduation with the Grandmas

Graduating from Irvine 2007

You have always been beautiful!

If you notice she is wearing a BYU shirt...been there done go girl!

We always knew Kiley would do great things.

Kiley and Kelsey, these two would have jump off a bridge together!

She has always been a girl with many aspirations.

Oh how I miss those recitals age 8.

DC has always been a favorite of Kiley's since she was 10.

Kiley was so cute when she was 7.

Kiley's 5th birthday.

Kiley and Tarin Easter morning 1986 Kiley just turned 1.

Kiley at 20 months napping in her sister Ashley's seat.

I love you are an inspiration to me!

Salt Lake City???!!!

Our son Matthew Aaron Hunt will soon be Elder Hunt serving in the Salt Lake City, Utah Mission! He enters the MTC on July 8, 2009. We are so proud of him and his desire to serve the Lord and those who live within the boundries of his mission. We have confidence in his abilities to serve and to preach and teach the Lord's gospel and bring truth to those who will listen. I love you son!

Sunday, March 22, 2009

A Tribute to Matthew

I love you Son of Mine!!!
Roby and Matthew golfing in Hawaii...Go Seasiders!

Doing what he loves... Go son, hit it long and straight.....oh I mean....
Pull the Trigger BUUDDDYYYY!!!!

Matthew's graduation what a man!!!

Matthew playing with Nicolas....

Matthew and his nephew Nicolas 1 day old, and Marc Nicolas's dad.

Hiking Angels Landing 4 years ago...what a stud!

This is from last summer at Matt Bezzant's wedding. I love this boy! Doesn't he look handsome!

My son Matthew has turned in his mission papers...I am so excited for him and we can't wait to hear where he will be going. So in about 12 days we will have a few answers. We love you and we can't wait!!!