March 2, 2012

Nanny Beth & CF

I don't think it's a huge secret that Man and I want to have kids.
(Yes... after that last post, I've decided to call him "Man.")
And we want them soon-ish.

But since we don't have any yet,
I've found some substitutes.
Meet Kaleb and Emma.
My Mom works with their dad and has heard a lot about these little ones.

Emma came into the world 9 months ago.
6 weeks after that she was diagnosed with Cystic Fibrosis.
It's a very intense disease that takes a lot of attention in the early stages of life.
Needless-to-say, it's taken a toll on the family.
Don't get me wrong!
They are a wonderful family and 
Stacey & Allyn do a great job of accommodating all of the new changes in their schedules.
But it can be exhausting sometimes.

That's where I come in.

Since I have some extra time on my hands
I agreed to help out this family as best I could.
So several times a month I get to play with these munchkins
and give their parents a break.
And I am quickly falling in love with them.

So I'd just like to take the rest of this post to share some more info about Emma's disease.
Allyn and Stacey don't know that I'm doing this nor have they asked me to.
But I'm trying to do everything I can help them out,
Whether it's inside or out of their house.

Hello Family and Friends!

As most of you probably know, our daughter Emmalyn was diagnosed with the genetic disease Cystic Fibrosis just shortly after she was born. "CF" is basically a life threatening disease that affects her respiratory and digestive systems. At this point, there is no cure for CF. There are many treatments being developed and researched, but that research needs our help to see it through. Our hope is that there will soon be a cure for our little Emma! 

Every year the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation holds a fundraising walk called "Great Strides". We are organizing our first team to walk in the Great Strides event on May 19th. 
We want YOU to be a part of our team! 

Please visit our "team webpage" at:

We would love to have anyone walk with us and be a part of our team. We are asking those that are interested in walking to donate $15 to walk or $20 to walk and to get a T-shirt! We plan to create team T-shirts that we will re-use each year. However, if you are unable to make the walk, but still want to donate, please feel free to make a donation on the link above as well. 

Also, if you have any connections to businesses (large or small) who might be interested in sponsoring our team, please let us know and we can get you (or them) the details and perks of being a sponsor. 

DON'T WAIT!! Sign up TODAY! 
February is our month to "Rally Our Troops" and get our team together. We will then be able to make plans and communicate with our team members between now and the walk. 

Every little bit makes a difference and helps get Emma and others with CF closer to a cure! 

March 1, 2012

Beardy Man

My husband is a man.
He likes manly things.
He eats manly things.
He wears manly things.

Right now he's sporting a very manly beard.
I don't know if it's him rebelling against BYU.
Or the fact that he's not on TV right now.
Or even if it's going to be around for very long.
But I kinda like My Man.

Whadya think?

Love much,