Thursday, December 30, 2010

Its been a while...

So as usual I'm busy busy.. And Im pretty sure that my Sister and My Mom are the Only ones that ever check this blog... SO..
Heres What we've been up to the last few months..

Damon and I went to California for a much needed Vaca and to Photograph my friends Wedding in August! We had a blast on the beach and at Seaworld. But being that I went there to take pics of a wedding, I didnt really take many of our vacation. We just RELAXED the whole time!

For Halloween this year we went back to California with Damons Family. This time we went to Disneyland and California Adventure! SO MUCH FUN!

It seems like the last few months have been crazy with Weddings and Showers!
ALL my Besties had a shower in one form or another and like always I had to have my hand in it!

For Thanksgiving this year we spent time with both Damons family and Mine.
Damon's Granddad Day was in a Car accident and had to spend THXGIVIN in a rehab. So we brought Thanksgiving Dinner to him. It was very Memorable Year for us to spend time with Damons Granddad, grandma, and my family.

Santa was very good to us this year. We had a great Christmas.
Damon especially spoiled me...
I LOVE my new Ring! It was just what I wanted! Its flat and smooth and perfect for me to wear to Work.


CAPRI gets Married Next week!

Updated to continue soon...

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

crazy, crazier, and craziness!!!

So Some crazy things have been happening lately...
Chandler turned Sweet 16! This is CRAZY to me! She was just born yesterday! I can't even believe what an amazing sister I have! She is absolutely Incredible in every way! But here are 16 reasons why she's the best!
1: Chan is SO Smart!
2: Chan is so Funny, Im always laughing with her.
3: Chan is always Happy. Never has had a bad day.
4: Chan has a beautiful voice, can Sing like no other!
5: Chan is So Responsible. I feel sometimes like she's older than she really is...
6: Chan has the best hiccups! Seriously make her hiccup for you, you'll smile.
7: Chan has the best style! Funky but Fun!
8: Chan always sets a good example.
9: Chan has the softest hands (but the roughest Feet) :-)
10: Chan is SO photogenic! Never a bad picture.
11: Chan is so Creative. Always makes new things, and has new ideas.
12: Chan has the sweetest Testimony.
13: Chan has the best Smile! Totally contagious.
14: Chan is SO Gorgeous!
15: Chan is always helping others. She's the best friend everyone wants.
16: Chan is my best friend! We do everything together!
Chan I LOVE YOU! I hope you had to best Birthday ever!!!

A previous post i showed some pics of my crazy room makeover.
Well here is an updated pictures of the new Bedspread and Pillows. Because life is crazy the rest has been put on hold.

Damon's Brother and sister in law did a Job for one of the Harlem Globe Trotters,
Meadow Lark Lemon!
We had dinner with their family and it was Crazy Night! We had a blast with them and loved getting to know their family, and hearing all the crazy Basketball stories!

For Fourth of July Once again we went up North for the Heber Fireworks!
We had such a great time with my Uncle, Aunt, and Cousins! Us Crazy DeWitts had a blast playing Family Feud and of Course eating all night. Thanks for such a fun time COUSINS!

So the craziest thing in life right now has been our on going BABY battle... Once again I found out I was Pregnant, and Once again it ended with me In SURGERY with another Ectopic/tubel pregnancy, and this time my Right tube was removed. What an emotional roller coaster we have been through.

I can only thank every one for the sweet thoughts, flowers, dinner, treats, time, and prayers that have been sent our way. Damon and I are hangin in there, and are trying to stay positive. This one has hit me a little harder than the last ones. I've been trying to hang on to my Hope, and my faith in my Heavenly Father that he will bless us with a Family when the time is right. Damon has been SO great through all of this and has been my back bone, and my shoulder to cry one. And let me tell you there have been lots of tears, Mostly because I just cant seem to kick theses hormones... :-) But I'm thankful for the amazing life we have and how blesssed we are in so many other ways. I still have faith and i'm awaiting my time when I can be a mom. Cause dang I dont know where Id be with out mine.
I love you mom...

Monday, June 28, 2010

Catchin up..

We had alot of stuff happen in the Month of May!
My Sweet Grandpa DeWitt past away at the age of 94! He lived such a great life! I had the honor in designing his funeral Program, this was the front cover:

We did an entire 4 page program! It was great! For a Great Man! Miss you Papa.

This was our family pic from the Funeral.

Damon and Me at the Cemetary after the Dedication of the grave.

We Lost a family member and gained one in the same month!
Meet Ella Jane Stratton! Our new niece!
Damon and I just love her to pieces! Cant get enough of her!

Volleyball has been another big thing this last month! Chelsi and I coached a Club team together in Phoenix this year. All our girls wanted to do a photo shoot at the end of the season so these were some of the fun pictures.

Speaking of Volleyball!! I dont know if everyone has heard that Chelsi got the HEAD Coach Job over at WESTWOOD! Im SO excited for her. Im gonna try and help out as much as I can! Im so excited for WW Volleyball!

In one of my last post I promised to update on our CRAZY baby situation...
I had my procedure done and besides it being the MOST painful thing Ive EVER experienced!! Our results were not great.. Unfortantly MY TUBE IS BLOCKED! SO I only have one functioning tube. I had to have a follow up ultrasound just a couple of weeks ago, and the greatest news since of this CRAZiness is that my tube isnt causing any infection SO IT DOESNT have to come out!
Im really thankful that Im not going to have to have another Surgery. I was really dreading that day if it had to come..
So for right now, we are able to start "trying" again, so we will see what the future holds for us. But for now, Damon and me are trying to enjoy our time together (seeing that we've been married 4 1/2 years!!) and are PATIENTLY waiting. I hope its not much longer, but in the mean time, Ill enjoy Life... Cause its GREAT.

Thursday, May 6, 2010


In the 4 and half years we've been married, I've never finished our master bedroom decor. It seems like that is always the last room to be decorated. These pics aren't that great, but this is the CUSTOM bedding my Mom's best friend Kris Nance is making for us! She is an amazing seamstress!


Next week... WE PAINT!! YEAH! More pics to come!

Saturday, April 24, 2010


Here's a little bit of an update....
The last couple of months have been busy. I started working full time on my Trauma Floor at Scottsdale Osborn Hospital, and well lets just say I don't LOVE it but I don't HATE it. ITS JUST HARD. I guess its just different than I thought it would be, and it seems as if I cant get out of work on time if my life depended on it!

Chelsi got Married at the end of February, and it was AMAZING! She was a beautiful bride and we are so excited to have Chris be apart of our family. But I can say, that I am SO HAPPY its over. It turned out better than I ever thought possible, but it was a lot of work!

On Easter Sunday we got to see my Grandpa Gardner's Headstone. It was a very relaxing and quiet General Conference Sunday.

When Damon's Grandpa Stratton past way last year, I grabbed a bunch of flowers and ribbon that had this wording on it. I made a Shadow box for Grandma Stratton. There's 13 flowers in it, one for all 11 children, and for Grandma and Grandpa. Miss him MUCHO. (Grandpa used to always say, "Love you MUCHO".

Yesterday I was supposed to being having a procedure done to find out if my Fallopian tube is healed from my Tubule pregnancy. Well the lady that scheduled my appointment was an IDIOT and told me the wrong parameters for the test to be performed. You are supposed to be 7-10 days from the first day of your period, and the scheduling lady told me 14-16 days so the Radiologist wouln'td do the procedure. SO HOPEFULLY I will be having the procedure in 3 weeks. Ill try and keep you updated!

Sorry I suck at updating!

Friday, March 12, 2010


I've been getting more and more into Photography lately. I LOVE IT! Its not stressful like everything else in life!



What a difference it makes!! I SERIOUSLY LOVE IT!

Sunday, February 14, 2010


I've been avoiding blogging about a pretty major and crazy day from back in December. Until Yesterday, I dont think I was totally and completely at peace with what had happened.
So, Yesterday Damon and I went out to Dinner and a Movie with 3 other couples for Valentines Day. One of the couples I didn't know, and as the night progressed we got to know each other and this event from December came up. Come to find out that I had heard about this couples story a couple of years ago.

BASICALLY, she is the co-founder of the Non-Profit Organinzation "Lanee's Legacy". ( I have a blog buttom on my sidebar, go check out their blog). Their Organization is for mom's who lose their babies. Rayel and her partners have all lost children. Rayel lost her Son Garrett, at three DAYS old.

Their Organization helps Mom's who deliever their babies and then basically dont get to take their baby home with them. Lanees Legacy provides Baby Boxes for mom's to take home with them after their discharge from the hospital. The boxes contain all sorts of sweet rememberence items, and it provides the mom's with a place to bring blankets, hats, and whatever sweet thing their baby came in contact with home with them.
Rayel, was SO wonderful. She told me about her organization and how when they experienced their loss of their child, that all she could hang onto was HOPE. In the boxes they give to these moms, it usually has a necklace like this one:

Rayel was so sweet and brought me a necklace to remind me their is HOPE.

Now my story is not even compariable to these women and lossing a child. I can't imagine the pain of that experience. But I have experienced 2 miscarriages, and on Decemeber 1, 2009 I experienced the worst pain I have EVER had in my life when I found out I had an Ectopic or Tubel pregnancy.
That day was SO scary for me. I had been in pain all night long and ended up going in for an Ultrasound that next day for them to tell me that I was about 7 weeks pregnant and that it was implanted into my right fallopian tube. Within 3 hours I was IN surgery to have it removed, and LUCKY for me they didnt have to remove my tube! Needless to say, the next two weeks were hard, and I was back in the ER after vomiting for 12 hours straight because of the anestetic, which left me severly dehydrated.
SO it wasn't fun at all. Miscarriages are not fun. Emergency Surgery is NOT fun. There for trying to get pregnant and have a family of our own was becoming NOT FUN.
Until I talked with Rayel I had hid my emotions and didn't say much about how I was really feeling. I was SAD, angry, confused, and really hadn't had much HOPE about getting pregnant and being able to STAY pregnant. Rayel was so great. Even though I didn't experience anything close to her experience, she made me feel SO much better about our situation, and my hardship with these 3 pregnancies. I have been feeling so down about being a mom. Because I want it SO badly. Rayel gave me my HOPE back. I am eternally grateful for her kindness, her soft spoken words, and for my beautiful necklace that reminds me of the sweet spirits that are waiting for me some day. I HOPE so badly that day is soon, but until that Im at peace and will always have that HOPE.
Thanks Rayel.

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Catching Up

I have ALOT of catching up to do!
The last couple of months have been busy as usual.

First and formost! I finally took my State Nursing Boards, and am officially a Registered Nurse! I can't even begin to describe how great it feels to be DONE with school and finally in my career!
The day I graduated, which was also Damon's Birthday, we had a little party and get together with friends and family.
I had Katie Tolman, Rachel Jorgensen's Sister in Law create these fabulous cakes! A Nurses Cap for my Graduation, and a big old fashion Dumb Bell for Damon's Birthday(see below).
They were Awesome! I loved them!

Ali and Sarah were in my Nursing Class! We got to graduate together that night! Love those girls!

Damon and Me after Nursing Graduation.

These are pictures from Christmas Eve. Its tradion every year to go over to my Moms side of the Family on Christmas Eve and then open Pajamas.
This year Chris got PJ's! He's offically apart of our family in exactly two weeks!!!

Damon's Birthday Cake!

We also had Chelsi's Bridal Shower this past month! I let her put more pictures up on her blog, but this was another cake I had Katie Tolman make for the Shower! ITS AMAZING! I dont know how she does it!
Chelsi and me at her Bridal shower.
The last few months have been mostly focused on Chelsi's Wedding! I can't believe that it is 2 weeks away! We have alot to do!

Thursday, January 28, 2010

I know I totally suck at blogging now a days, and I could think of a hundred reasons why Im to busy, or how my computer crashed, or how I've been studying to take me State Nursing Test, BUT to be honest I just haven't felt like it!
I have a ton of pictures that I need to blog about and soon enough I think I will.. But for now this is all you get..