Thursday, December 30, 2010

Merry Christmas

Christmas is such a special time of year! I love celebrating the birth of our Savior. I was so full on new emotions this year as trying to really feel the spirit of Christmas. It's hard to describe in words the powerful feeling I felt this year but it was amazing. I'm so grateful for Christmas and the wonderful things that come with celebrating it. 
Thomas, Asher and I went and cut down a tree from Strawberry Canyon up in Idaho by Preston. Together we climbed up the mountain and dragged it back down to our truck. Asher loved every second of the adventure and the tree was incredibly beautiful!

Then i fully enjoyed getting our Christmas box out and decorating our tree and home. I lighted and decorated our whole tree all by myself. I strung 1400 lights and Asher helped my put on the ornaments.

This is a baby sling, our really good friends have a business called baby wearing and gave me this sling. I love it because it's really easy to use. I delivered our neighbor gifts while carrying Asher at the same time, it was awesome 

Thomas a I went to Wal-mart a couple days after Christmas and I found this adorable candle warmer. It's super cute and I got it for $7.00!! That's a super awesome DEAL! 

My parents came and visited Christmas Eve. We loved having them and Asher loved his presents. We also went to eat Chinese at our favorite Chinese restaurant in Logan called Wok On Wheels. 

We spend Christmas at Thomas family's house and i forgot to take pictures but it was really fun. I got a shirt, a really cute decorating thingy and  EXACTLY WHAT I ASKED SANTA FOR!!!! VIVA LA JUICY COUTURE. Thomas totally surprised me and I was really really happy!! Thomas got some awesome stuff to and Asher loved his toys.

Amy Butler Messenger Bag

So during the Logan gift show i gave out my number to a few people who liked my things a lot. I had a lady call me and order a laptop bag with John Deere fabric. It was really fun but frustrating to make this bag. Frustrating becasue it was the first time i have made it and fun becasue i really enjoy sewing new things. So this is the finished product and the lady ended up loving the bag. 

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Logan Gift Show, Papers!!

 So I decided to go outside of my comfort zone, and try a fun gift show. It was held at the Riverwoods Conference Center in Logan, UT. As you can see from the picture, it's a really nice place. I didn't do as well as i would have liked, but I meet some great people, learned a few good lessons, and made enough money to make it worth it. If you asked me if i would do it again. I would say yes! defiantly, just not in the middle of the semester while I'm taking 14 credits. I was kind of crazy, but that's what makes life fun. 

Riverwoods Conference Center

I spent a lot of time and money making these 8 super cute bags, but bags were being sold at almost every booth for much cheaper, and I wasn' willing to sell mine for less then what there worth, so i didn't sell one bag. I got like a thousand
"O THOSE ARE SO CUTE, ADORABLE, ect. ect.I'm hoping to still sell them on e-bay, KSL, or something I'm not sure.

This picture is of Asher and I hanging out in front of our booth. 

I made about 30 sets of fridge magnates and everybody loved them. I had a few different sayings on them, and I sold every single one but 2 sets.

I feel that this was my biggest mistake. I absolutely loved the idea. I made recipe boxes. I got some cute paper, with a clear recipe box, with 6 tabs and I laminated them. I made 20 boxes and only sold 4. I don't think they sold because anybody could look at the cute things, and make it in their sleep. O well, It was a good lesson learned. Now I'm not sure what I'm going to do with 16 more recipe boxes.

These were my pride and joy. They are my secret design. I sold 5 lamps out of 6 that i made. 

So After I completed my gift show on Saturday, I had a full week of paper writing. If I though I went crazy getting ready for my gift show, I was about to find out my brain could go a little further. I seriously went more insane then I have ever have before in my life. I couldn't think straight, So during the week I accidentally shaved the bottom half of Asher's head bold while giving him a hair cut, I lost everything I put in my hands, and I spend so much time on facebook it was disgusting. I'm so grateful that week is over. But I did accomplish writing 24 pages. Including: 

14 pages written on my home-visit write-up for Infancy and early childhood development 
4 pages written on sibling abuse for my abuse and neglect class 
6 pages paper written on the debate of weather of not moderate alcohol  consumption is good for your health


Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Mr. Potatohead and stuff

:) Today Asher went down for a nap and i came and sat down on our couch. I look over and on the floor lays a Mr. Potatohead. Last night while i was cleaning i put him all back together and he looked great. As i looked at him, his eyes were sideways, he's missing a nose, a mouth, both arms, both ears and a play skinny block is stuffed between his shoes and belly. It made me so happy i couldn't even believe it. Why?? I suppose it's becasue the sweetest little boy had the time of his life tearing him apart this morning.

:) So I'm taking part in the  Logan holiday gift show!! It's Friday and Saturday. I made a lot of stuff and I'm really excited to have my first boutique. I'm also nervous to go outside of my comfort zone. I will post pictures after the show.

:) I just cant get myself to listen to Christmas music yet. I just cant untill Thanksgiving is over.

:) Asher is learning how to talk. He is learning really well how to mimic what we say and it's so dang cute.

:) School is school and I'm SO excited to graduate, it will be done before i know it!!

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

My Autistic Sister Lucky.

(My sisters name has been changed from personal preference)

When I was younger having an autistic sister was very hard for me. Sometimes I felt embarrassed, somethings I felt like she got more attention, sometimes my heart would break because she wasn't like me and sometimes I would shy away from being a good sister because I always felt guilty for not being a good enough sister. Lucky always had short hair when we were younger. When i was about 4 or 5, I decided to cut all my long curly locks to be just like her. I left the hair along the sidewalk and on our neighbors porch.

One day we were at the swimming pool and some stupid lady said to my sister, "this isn't the boys locker room," I loudly and NOT politely screamed at the lady stating that "Lucky is my sister, you dumb lady!!" I'm sure she meant no harm but i did mean to stand up for my beautiful sister. It was extremely hard for me when I got to high school and she was changing and becoming more familiar with life's natural experiences. She had taken my pants (again!!!!) and a note was left in the pocket. It was to her boyfriend!!! I couldn't bear sitting in class. I ran outside and couldn't breath. It was to overwhelming for me to handle. I wanted my big sister to stay innocent forever!

For some reason it was extremely hard for me to be my sister's role model. When she started idolising me, i absolutely hated it. I didn't want her to want to be me. I wanted her to be my role model. I wanted to idolize MY older sister. It took for me to move to Alaska and then off to college that this was o.k. I gave her every high school club shirt and her favorite was my Madrigal jacket. I know she felt so proud every time she put it on!!! I know I'm not perfect but it was in those times that I wished I had not been afraid of her being my best friend.

It's been way to long since I've seen my sister and i miss her dearly. It's so hard for me to know she cant have some of the same blessing that I've been able to experience in my life. Sometimes it's just to hard to handle. But in the end I am reminded by a few words that my mother sings" God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son." It's more then overwhelming to know that when the right time comes my sister will be become perfect next to my side!!! What an amazing day to look forward to.

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Being Adopted

Today I had a cool experience. Today I stood in a line with a man, his hair looked like it hadn't been washed for days, his cloths looked ragged and torn. His countenance was one to fear but i was able to see a different side. I went to donate plasma today, i had a couple free hours because my boys were in Perry. This man told me he goes twice a week four weeks a month, becasue he doesn't have a job. I was studying for my abuse and neglect test and had my notes in hand. While donating he leaned over and said poliety

"Can i ask you a question," "Yes" I anwsered.
"I would be careful going into a field like that," he said. Why? I asked
"You have to deal with a lot of mean people," he said.
"My sons got taken away from me becasue I was smoking pot,"
I said " I was taken away from my home to when i was younger becasue I was in an abusive and neglectful situation to,"
"I know you loved you boys and I know that it was hard for you but i couldn't be more gratful for what my mother did for me when she gave me what i really needed"
I want to teach others that it's possible to have a really bad experience when young but still SUCCEED!
He started to cry, it was so sad. In that moment I had a much greater understanding of a man I though i never thought possible. At the same moment I couldn't be more grateful for my blessings and being adopted.
He had nothing else to say but that he though women were evil and the world is going to end in 2012.

When i got up I said to never give up, and to have a super amazing day :D
Sometimes you have to wonder if you made a difference, I hope somehow i did. 

Wednesday, October 6, 2010


Today is to forgive
Today is to not judge
Today is to know people make mistakes
Today is to stand up for what you believe
Today is to know people can change, if they desire 
Nobody else
Today is to smile
Today is to wonder
Today is to ponder

Today i want to scream
Today i want to fight
Today i dont understand
Today the world is changing
Today i get confused
Today i want to cry
Today my heart breaks
Today i question
Today i feel lost 

Today i pray
Today i know it will be alright
Today i know that God will protect me
Today i understand 
Today i need not worry
Today i feel comfort
Today i feel close

I know that today i must not worry about the past or fear the future, i must make today amazing and yes only I can truly make today amazing. 

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Asher Wallace Lyon

These amazing picture were taken by Monarch Photography at Lanaya's wedding. Lanaya's wedding was fabulous. The temple was a special experience with a very amazing feeling. I could tell by watching Clark and Lanaya that they would be an incredible pair. I absolutely love this picture of Asher. He is a heart breaker. He is growing up so fast. I wanted to write some of my favorite things he does.

He is an amazing climber, seriously he can climb anything AND get back down
He will dance if you turn on music, it's my favorite thing in the world
He cuddles in the morning for about 7 min, that's a pretty long time
He gives little kisses, it's so cute and I can never get enough of them
He loves his daddy and cries when he leaves the house for school
He waves goodbye with his precious little hands
He really likes eggs, yogurt and anything sweet!
He is really smart and makes we worried he will out-do his parents
Asher is the sweetest thing you will ever meet, we are truly blessed to have such a sweet spirit in our home.

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Deepness and Strength

You know those days when you have so many things running through your head and you just don't know what to do with all of them. Well I've had a couple of those days in a row.

1. I love days when you have a good glace at how amazing life really is. We only get to be on this earth for one lifetime. It's amazing the things that change in your mind when you hear about a tragedy on the news, watch a turning movie, or somebody does something extremely amazing and it inspires you.

2. I love the feeling when life is really hard and you only have a sliver of a light at the end of the long tunnel but you have enough stranght to honestly feel like everything will work out incredibly.

3. I love days when i relize how spoiled i was growing up. Someday I miss the days when my parents took care of my every need and my worries were over what kind of cookies to make. There is such a good feeling in my heart when i know that i will be able to do great things for my children.

4. I get overwhelmed with love in my heart when i think of my savior and those up in heaven who watch over me. I am me and I am blessed immeasurably. I love those days when you can serve others and know you made a difference.

Saturday, September 25, 2010


I honestly love school. Is that crazy, to some it might be. Once I had Asher it was no longer really a "have to" but a "privilege". Thomas is really an angel and works with my schedule without any complaint. I love his stink-en gutts. I also really enjoy my classes. I'm talking 14 credit right now, more then i have ever taken since i've had Asher and it's surprisingly been the easiest semester so far. Here is the rundown

Absue and Neglect - It's really sad and i've cried a couple times but all the information is more then intriging
Infancy and Childhood Development - The teacher is a sweetheart and i love leaning about infants
Infant Lab - This is the funnest thing ever, The Lab is so incredible!!! The school and parents around are really blesses to have such an amazing laboratory here at USU
Food Technology and Health - I get overwhelmed with all the new information but it's all pretty fascinating   Families and Cultural diversity - This class is hard for me becasue it's broadcast, I'm the only student at USU and it's 2 1/2 hours. I usually find myself stressing over something during it. It's laid back and the topics are fun though.  

Modern Dance - I miss Snow Colleges dance program, I feel bad that as big as USU is they dont have a dance program. It's really fun and relaxing but just not the same as Snow.

Thomas classes are going good to, he has a hard time with school but I'm proud for him for all the work he does. He is my hero. I Do my practicum and Graduate Summer 2011 if everything goes as planned. Wish  us luck :D     

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Flying High

My dad took Thomas Asher and I flying. We started out in South Jordan and flew all the way to Logan. We saw Utah State University and even our mobile home park. Once we got up in the air Asher went straight to sleep. It was so much fun! I love my dad so much.

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

My Mommy

My mom is an incredible person. It wouldn't be possible to write a post that could decribe how amazing she is because it would take a lifetime to write everything. But i do have the time to write a few of the reasons i am so proud to call her my mommy.

1. I love my mom because she is kind, giving, compassionate and aware of others. She doesn't judge and she's respectful of others feelings and needs.
2. I love my mom because she is PROUD to be called grandma. Shes proud of her beautiful gray hair and she doesn't let the worlds view of becoming older a bad thing but a truly amazing blessing. She is an amazing grandma and her grandchildren are all so blessed to have her.
3. I love my mom because she doesn't complain but is always striving to become a better person, never having to bring down herself or others to make herself feel better.
4.I love my mom because she is always there for me. She listens when i have a bad day. When she gives advice I love that she wont be offend if i disagree. She doesn't try to solve my problems but helps me remember who i am so i have strength to solve me own problems.
5. I love my mom because she supports me and makes me feel proud of myself. Whats better then somebody who makes you feel better about yourself. 
6. Last and defiantly not even the bit of a degree to the least, I love my mom becasue she chose to marry by daddy who would then take another lifetime to explain how amazing he is to :D

I suppose what I'm trying to say is that I couldn't be more eternally grateful to Lord who gave me an incredible mommy and daddy. I know they aren't perfect but they are the best.

Sunday, August 29, 2010

LoVinG LiFe

I love life becasue it is filled with so many incredible things A few i would love to note:

1. My religion - It brings me comfort and light
2. My family - My intermediate and extended, they bring me joy and happiness. I am so proud to call them mine. They impress me with their kindness, achievements and service everyday
3. Asher right after a bath - He is clean and smells perfect
4. School - I cant even begin to explain how blessed i am to finish my education. I'm so greatful for my husband and his patience

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Thoughs on a Wednesday

1. I try really hard to keep my Sabbath day holy. It's something I do for my savior. This week i was again shown why i do this. I drove home Sunday, I took Legacy highway, they made me get off on a random exit because power lines had fallen. I had to wait at a  light for fifteen minutes looking at a lot of awesomeness. Including Jamba Juice during happy hour, Gex X's that i knew were having a great sale, and a McDonald's that's fries I knew would taste amazing. Why Sunday, why this day to want so many amazing things. I suppose it was a test! Oman I prayed, I prayed hard. I Succeeded as well! Yes I drove all the way home and didn't stop.

2. Two days later I needed diapers and wipes and only 5 dollars because embarrassing as it is Thomas didn't get a job this summer and you still have to pay bills and gas. I'm not sharing this to get sympathy but to share a story to others who might be experiencing a similar situation. (p.s. Thomas is going to get paid for some work he is doing for his dad). So i went to the store hoping for the best. And guess freaking what! I bought a jumbo pack (36 diapers and a small package of wipes) for $3.00! I used $2.00 off coupon but somehow a discount of $4.00 was added to my checkout. I guess i can just say I was being looked out for.

3. It's makes me sad to see others hurting. A lady gave a talk in church on Sunday. She said she used to pray for complete happiness and safely for her children. She then said after a couple years she stopped...... and started praying her children would be able to endure there trials and bruises well and complete. We all have to have trials, we all have to hurt. That's why it's so important to stay close to your God and the ones that love you.

4. I've learned a lot this summer. Most important a big dose of humility and patience. I've also learned that I couldn't be happier then where I am today. Wishing different things, places, times doesn't get you anywhere but down. Remembering what your grateful for and living today is what brings you up.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

SuMMeR 2010

At the beginning on the summer Asher Turned 1 on July 16th! It was so much fun

We also went to Thomas family's cabin. Thomas and I went Fly Fishing on the Weber River and It was a blast

Asher Spent A lot of time in his really cute swing he got from his Great-Grandma Little

Thomas killed an Elk up the Fairview Canyon! I forgot the camera in the diaper bag at home so we dont have any picture :(

Then we journeyed to the UINTAS for our last family outing before school. We hiked 8 miles into our camp a couple days after the rest of our family, hours after we got back from hunting. It was dark and scary but we found our family with lots of prayers and faith. We hiked all day and visitied diffrent lakes and streams. Then hiked back out 8 miles, 3 days later. YES, We brought Asher and it was a blast. He loved every second of it. I was so glad to be HOME.......

Friday, July 9, 2010


Thomas Master Project (haha, besides our house)

(Our Garden - that not all, it's just what i could fit in the picture)

Asher Sleeping in his high chair (with a cookie!!! - he was tired)

(My baby - WALKING)

You can all thank Jess Hall for me posting tonight. I promised her I would (she was also faithful in posting herself) and I keep my promises!

ASHER IS WALKING :D He is getting really good at it to! I can hardly believe he is turning one on Friday. It's quiet incredible that I have been a mother for a whole year. Although I have doubted myself on hard days - I couldn't be more honored for the amazing privilege I have been given to love and adore the cutest little boy in the world (I'm not biased, it's plainly the truth). We are hanging onto life, Thomas hasn't been able to find a job all summer and we are grateful for the people who have given him small side jobs. With his spare time Thomas is starting a shed (all wood he found for free) and we planted a garden (a BIG one)!! I am almost done with my summer semester (thank goodness) and our mobile home is coming together