Thursday, May 30, 2013

Jaxon NINE years old

Favorite Food:  Spaghetti

Favorite color:  Blue

Favorite thing to do:  Play minecraft

Favorite Show: Regular Show

Favorite Person:  His whole family

Favorite drink:  I don't know

Favorite Snack:  Anything really

Favorie Movie:  Land of the Lost

Favorite toy:  Ipod

Favorite fruit:  Apple

Favorite outfit: Swimsuit

Favorite place to eat:   Garcia's

Favorite Animal:  Daisy (our dog)

Best Friend:  Mechiela

Favorite Cereal:  Froot Loops

Favorite Song:  Eye of the Tiger

What I want to be when I grow up:  FBI Agent

Things about Jaxon:

*He is very stubborn, when he has his mind set on something it doesn't change.

*He'd rather hang out with his Great Grandpa, then his family

*He loves to build things, but doesn't have the patience to build things.

*He secretly loves math and did not inherit that from his parents.

He wears a size 12 pants or shorts, a large shirt and a size 5 shoe.

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

The last NINE years

Its hard to believe that in two days I'll have a NINE year old.  Where has time gone?  I remember spending all NINE of the months I carried him sicker than sick.  I spent many days at the hospital with an IV in my arm due to being dehydrated.  I didn't gain any weight with him and my pregnancy was spent in bed.

Jaxon was the star baby, easiest, most content baby I've ever taken care of and I've taken care of many.  My Mom did daycare for many years.  Jaxon slept through the night at two weeks old, was never sick and was ALWAYS happy.

Jaxon has always been "Grandma's BOY!"  My parents had all girls and Jax was the first boy to the fam.  He was and surely IS loved.  My Mom could calm him at anytime.  Jaxon looks up to Grandma and loves his Grandma dearly. 

Jaxon has changed my life forever.  I love him and all my kids more than words could ever speak.  I can't believe the child who made me a mother is now NINE.  Its hard to comprehend, as the years go on, it gets harder and harder to believe that this is all real.  Nine years of being a Mom, nine years of learning things that I never thought I'd learn and nine years of loving someone more than I ever thought I could.


Please don't ever let anyone tell you that you can't do anything.  Keep shooting for your goals in life and become the best you can be.  I love you to the MOON AND BACK!!

Love Mommy!!

Thursday, May 23, 2013


A lot going on in the Clemments house.

My cousin moved here last Saturday to be our Nanny for Lexi.  Lexi's Preschool is closing at the end of June and we didn't know what to do.  My Cousin was wanting to get out and do something and I offered her the job.  Things have been going good, but its a huge adjustment.  Lex has been testing her this week to see what she can get away with. 

The boys only have 8 days of school left after tomorrow.  I'm nervous for school to be out, I'm sending them to Utah for two LONG months of the summer.  It'll be good for them and I know my Mom needs them there.  But I'm struggling with NOT seeing them for that long.  I know they'll be in good hands, no doubt. 

We are still trying to adjust to this new life.  Most days are happy, but there are many days when I feel like I don't belong here.

Things are different in Texas....good and bad.


*No mountains and I can't get over that.  I look for them daily and miss the Wasatch Front so much.

*There are soooooo many people in this DFW area, its insane

*The weather is crazy, storms are crazy, humidity is crazy and it gets crazy hot.


*There is so much opportunity job wise here.

*The schools here are amazing, my kids have learned so much in the short 6 months of being here.

*We are seeing new things, things we may never have gotten to see or show our kids and there are many things to see and show our kids here.

*The ocean is only 6 hours away at the most.

*No snow

We've come a long ways and I'm happy about where we are today.  Bob struggled really bad at first along with the kids.  The kids have adjusted well, Lex still has her days.  We are making it and if it doesn't work out, we'll head back home.

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Oklahoma on my mind

The weather has been crazy in Texas, apparently this is NORMAL May weather, I'm not sure how this can be normal, but in Utah, we don't have this. 

Last week we had all the scary tornado watches and warnings.  I don't like tornados, I don't like hearing about them let alone being in tornado watch.  I've talked to my kids about tornados to be honest with them, little did I know I needed to give myself a pep talk.

Monday when I got home I found out about the Oklahoma tornado and my heart immediately sunk.  How can you being going about normal life and see this happen?  How can life change that quickly?  Why?  Why do these parents have to go through this with their children and why did these kids have to go through this and some not make it out of it. 

So I knew on Monday that we had bad storms headed in on Tuesday, and I was worried, I'll admit, but tried to remain calm for my kids.

Went to work and around 1:30pm we started watching the storm, sure enough it was heading in strong, there were tornado watches EVERYWHERE in the DFW area.  I got an email from the school about how they were taking extra precautions and that their main focus was to make sure all kids were safe.

That's when it hit me.  I am 45 mins at the least away from my children and I'm a mess.  My babies mean the world to me, I would do anything in the world for them, I would and will fight for them, support them, protect them and I love them.  This Mom was not feeling right.  So while driving home, I was in a panic, the weather was horrible, the wind was blowing hard, people were stopping on the freeway, the emergency alerts were going off on the radio and I lost it.  I asked and begged Bob to take me home.  I was going to grab my babies and I was going to drive back to where I felt safe....UTAH. 

Then I said a prayer, I asked God to please give me the strength to know that I could do this.  I asked him to let me know that things would be okay.  I asked him to watch over my children while I couldn't be with them and I asked him to protect my family.  And I felt so much better.  Sometimes saying a prayer in the middle of a storm is the best thing you could do.

The view when we left, we knew we were headed for black skies.

Found this verse when I got home.  Oh how much it meant to know that the Lord is my strength and I felt it when I needed to.  God is so good.

The crazy storm, the cars stopped on the freeway, it was insane.

Finally moving.
And what a HUGE sigh of relief to make it home and know that all of Texas was good, a little damage to trees, but nothing we can't handle.
My heart still aches for Oklahoma, they have been on my mind all week.  I pray for them, for their loved ones, I hope they feel all the prayers coming their way. 

Monday, May 20, 2013

Beat the HEAT or better yet, the HUMIDITY

We were spoiled last year with our pool, we didn't bring it to Texas with us and I'm regretting it bad.  Its HOT here, and I mean HOT.

We were suppose to go to the lake yesterday, but Jaxon got an infection that required us to NOT be in the sun, so we decided not to go.  Instead, bought a small pool and let the kids play while I worked on a tan.

The thing about my kids is they can have fun with anything, they are easy to please and love the water.  So they played for 3 hrs straight and laughed and giggled and I loved it!!

Friday, May 17, 2013

Our first Tornado experience

Yes, we were here when the tornado hit down in Arlington last year and Bob and I drove RIGHT by it.   But we didn't know a thing and had no time to even think about it.

So this was our first tornado experience.  We got home and I always watch the 5pm news, because very rarely do I make it to the 9pm news.  They had been talking about storms and we had bad weather off and on all day. 

The first severe storm alert came around 5:45pm, I didn't think much of it, I had seen them several times.  About 6:15 a tornado watch alert came through.

Bob and I watched the weather off and on for a good hour.  I called my Mom and told her what was going on.  The one thing I promised myself is that I wouldn't hide anything from my Mom and sometimes hearing you Mom talk can calm any nerves you may have and it did just that.

I then talked to the kids, it looked like the eye of the storm was headed our way, but I wasn't 100% sure.  I was glued to the TV with my kids surrounding me for a long time. 
The sky was so crazy, the clouds were just turning and you could watch them.  They were moving extremely fast.

Around 8:30pm, I headed to my room and made my kids come with me.  I could never live with myself if something bad happened to them.  And just knowing they were right there made feel better, even if nothing was going to happen.
Around 8:35pm the first sirens went off, but it didn't last long.  The kids immediately freaked.  Jaxon had been sick this day and his nerves were so bad that he was puking up bile because he hadn't ate or drank anything all day.  I told him the best thing to do is go to sleep, that I am his Mom and I would make sure he was safe, that is my job.  He was worried, but I calmed his fears and by 9pm, they were all asleep.
I dozed off for maybe an hour, it was around 12:15am now and I hear a big boom and shoot out of my bed, next thing I know sirens are going off again.  My windows were rattling and I was a wreck.  I quickly said a prayer, asking God to keep me calm and get me through this.  Immediately I felt calmer.  I awoke Bob who was sleeping comfortably and told him that I was worried.  He listed for a second and fell back to sleep.  I listened to the storm for a good hour and finally it was gone.  I tried to fall asleep, but my nerves were all worked up.  At 3am, I finally fell asleep and awoke to what felt like a dream.  A bad dream!

In the first picture there is a red box looking thing by Fort Worth, the worst of the tornados hit Granbury, which isn't far from us at all.  The storm that looked like it was headed for us took a turn and went toward Arlington.  A total of 16 confirmed tornados touched down and 6 people lost their lives.  The next day the sky was purple, it was the craziest thing and I couldn't believe how crazy the night before was.
We are definitely in Texas now and I somewhat know what to expect.  Texas is huge, a storm may look like its NOT headed for you, but could very well end up where you are or the opposite.
Prayers to the people affected by these horrible tornados and the families who lost loved ones.

Sunday, May 12, 2013

Our weekend...

Well the start of the HOT weather has started. 

We had a busy fun filled weekend.  Lex turns 4 tomorrow and we celebrated yesterday with a small party.

And I pretty much sucked at taking pictures at her party and am totally regretting it.  She had a princess DIVA party.  She got spoiled ROTTEN.  Lots and lots of Barbies and girl things. 

Mother's Day as been on my mind for awhile lately.  I didn't know how I was going to get through this day without bursting into tears.  We go up and went to church, while there my Cousin invited us over to swim and barbecue. 

We had so much fun swimming in their pool, well the kids did.  I sunbathed.  They just built this at the end of last summer, its beautiful and so much fun.

Mother's Day turned out good and I'm so thankful!