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God Has Plans

Posted by on April 7, 2017 in Blog, Family, Health, Home Page Recent Posts | 4 comments

God Has Plans

So often in life our path takes a change that we are unable to avoid. Sometimes leaving us feeling stranded on the side of the road broken down wondering when things will turn up. These past two weeks I must admit I have felt a little bit broken down myself, as to be expected with the changes that come to one’s life with bringing children into this world. However it’s not the sleepless nights or the fatigue of taking care of 3 children now that has left me broken hearted. Rather it’s the fact of trying to accept the fact that God has plans for me even though I may not know what they are. You see, when we brought little Louie into this world I would have never expected he would be the last child I would be able to carry and deliver. Let me explain… flash backwards to giving birth to Venice. I hemorrhaged really bad loosing 10 pounds in blood and almost my life. I can’t express to anyone how terrifying that moment was to me. It took a lot out of me, and months of recovery, emotionally and physically. However the doc believed it to be by chance of this happening, so I moved on with life and remembered again what I need to often tell myself… that God has plans. Then I became pregnant again. This time we wanted to be surprised by gender. It kept us wondering and imagining who this little person would be in my belly and made it so special, I’m so glad we did it, and I would do it again if I could… but I can’t. You see when sweet little Louie came into this world everything was perfectly fine until the second night where I hemorrhaged again. As I was sitting up in bed I recognized the feeling all too well that I felt after delivering Venice and I began to panic. Soon enough there was an army of people helping me out to help control the bleeding. Just when they felt like they gained control, the blood just kept coming. However, thanks to an amazing inspired doctor he was able to do a procedure to help stop the bleeding that really helped save my life–again.  Matt and I had some quiet alone moments together in the hospital after all the commotion died down. We couldn’t help but tear up a little bit and count our blessings that yet again I made it through this traumatic experience. At moments we just stared at each other in silence holding hands not even wanting to think of what the outcome could have been. The real tragedy hit when we found out that this bleeding thing was no coincidence and that it will only get worse with every pregnancy and they don’t know if they can stop it in time. Boom, there I was hearing all these people saying different things to me with a cloudy mind and feeling broken down. I have given myself so much inappropriate guilt over here lately. Wondering what’s wrong with my body, it should be easy and natural to have kids not life threatening? So with time being a thief as all of us know too we’ll, I’ve been savoring every little moment with...

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Christmas 2015

Posted by on January 23, 2016 in Blog, Family, Home Page Recent Posts | 1 comment

Christmas 2015

Christmas gets more fun each year, especially with having two little kiddos. I took some pictures but I really do love video so much. Theres just something about it that makes me feel like I’m stepping back in that moment of time, and our videos have become precious treasures to us. I will however say I am ashamed of how many times I say “Oh my heck” in this video. So I’m adding this to my New Year’s Resolution list to stop using that phrase! I think I counted me saying it at least 6 times! haha The video is...

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Flores Fam Trip

Posted by on January 10, 2016 in Blog, Family, Home Page Recent Posts | 0 comments

Flores Fam Trip

When it comes to my family nothing in life is more important to me than them. Being half hispanic, we always joked with Matt that when he married me that if you get one bean you get the whole burrito and that has held true. We are a very close knit family and we really are each others best friends. So spending an entire week with them is my heaven on earth. This trip was really emotional for me. Being the first one out of my family getting married and having kids I have watched them all grow and with a growing family you always worry will we be as close? So far we have kept our relationships strong. My mom always says her one goal in this life is for us all to be close even when we grow up, have kids, and a new life. This has become my true desire as well over the years. Especially now with my baby twin brothers get ready to submit their papers to serve a 2 year LDS mission. So this time felt extra precious as it would very well be a last trip spent all together for the next 2 years. Things in life come and go, lose value over time, and often we end up just wanting more. However family leaves us full with love we can take with us into the eternities. I’m so blessed to have a family like mine. Here are the highlights of out trip below. Highlights: Playing games every chance we got- Monopoly, Risk, and Sorry. Making everything into a competition (so many boys ha) Playing football and running around on the beach until sunset. Eating at the most run down restaurant because we were all so Han-gry (hungry and angry not a good combination). We all laughed about how it was the worst food! Stockton asking for an ice-cream bowl every morning (acai bowl). Going on morning runs with my brothers by the ocean. (okay so maybe I only went once because I got shin splints) Matt and Jake betting they would eat a fried worm and they did! (Don’t worry I refused to kiss him until he brushed his teeth.) Going on nightly IN-N-OUT runs. Sitting all in the same room talking about anything and everything and laughing our heads off. Talking about our futures, about who we want to become and do in life. Stockton collecting seashells with everyone. Sissy holding that little orange bucket everywhere on the beach and putting anything she could find inside it. Celebrating Amber’s birthday and waking stockton up so he could help devour the cake. Watching my Dad hold Venice’s hand and walking up and down the beach with her. Going to La Jolla Cove to see the seals and having the boys carry the stroller up 4 flights of steep stairs. Stocky being upset because he could not pet a seal....

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Family Pictures

Posted by on December 17, 2015 in Blog, Family, Home Page Recent Posts | 0 comments

Family Pictures

So for a while I got out of blogging. It was a thing I wanted to do for a while, to spend more time in other areas of life I wanted to be perfecting. Lately I have really enjoyed it more and have found it fun again. This time however I’m doing it for a different reason, I’m doing it for me. I had a lot of pressure to blog about certain things before and felt sucked into the whole social part of it. So I’m starting off fresh again. I still do keep a journal which I love. There is just something so sacred and special about keeping a journal, your safe place from the world. So keep a journal if you don’t it’s actually really therapeutic. Anyways I’ve been wanting to share these family pictures that my dear friend Brooklyn took of us. Family pictures are always exhausting but they are something I cherish so much. It was also just fun to catch up with an old friend while doing it. At the very beginning of the shoot Stocky found a puddle of water and of course jumped right into it. However we could not have asked for a more sunny warm day in November so I let it go, after all kid’s will be kid’s. I was not so light about him and Venice licking rocks though. Why do kids do gross things again? Anyways everything turned out great in the end. We could not be happier with how they turned...

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Our time in Brazil

Posted by on December 13, 2015 in Blog, Family, Home Page Recent Posts, Travel | 8 comments

Our time in Brazil

A couple of weeks ago we went and visited Dave and Bianca (Matt’s parent’s) in Salvador Brazil, where they are serving as missionaries for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The time that we spent there with them was beyond precious. The last time we saw Dave had been 2 years ago and Venice wasn’t even born yet, so being reunited was so special. This trip will always have a special place in our hearts. So I thought I would list the good moments and the funny ones that we want to remember. Good Moments: Nonna singing Stocky to sleep every night and him looking into her eyes like they were in a movie love scene. Nonna has a great voice and he was so captivated. Watching NCIS like the old days with Matt’s parents and eating popsicles. Waiting to see the monkeys eat the bananas from Dave and Bianca’s windows every morning. Stockton performing and singing songs about 4Life and Nonna and Nonno on the piano. Eating the best ceviche of my life and then eating a second plate of it all in the same meal. Watching Stockton play in the water with Nonna and laughing his head off. Watching Matt eat acai bowls until he couldn’t eat anymore. Eating Bianca’s famous grilled cheese sandwiches. (I think they are the best because she makes them with love) Realizing how much Matt is a little Dave in so many ways. Walking into Dave’s office and seeing all the missionaries they tend to on a daily basis and feeling overwhelmed by the spirit. Getting fathers blessings and feeling renewed to become even better and work harder spiritually. Matt and I Touring Old Town Salvador with Dave. Also trying the best limeade concoction ever from a street vendor that Dave introduced us to. He thought Dave was a tour guide because of his missionary tag. We had a good laugh about that. Watching Dave and Bianca hold hands with stocky while walking. Seeing Dave and Venice meet for the very first time. Funny Moments: When Stocky peed his pants on our last flight and he went around pantless all over the mall in just a pull up. Watching Stocky and Matt ride a mechanical lion that they drove around the Mall. Dave bribing Stocky with a quarter if he would sleep in the car. He did. He’s become very motivated by money now. Stocky using his quarter to buy a turtle at the aquarium but then asking for it back. Not really understanding the concept of money yet. Dave and Bianca both lifting up stocky in the air so he could touch the sting ray. Stocky’s face pure joy! When Stocky tried to speak portuguese but all that came out of his mouth were mumblings of sounds and noises. I have no idea what he thought he was saying. Riding in the glass elevator jammed packed with people in the mall a couple of times up and down, Stocky thought it was so much fun. Hearing little Stockton’s voice and footsteps in the hall after bedtime, he was spying on us while watching a movie. Telling Stocky we were going to the beach a day before going to the beach, and everywhere we went all he asked was about going...

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The Celebration of Christ

Posted by on November 10, 2015 in Blog, Family, Home Page Recent Posts | 2 comments

The Celebration of Christ

This time of year is my favorite, there is a special spirit that fills the air of joy, love, and laughter. To me these feelings unite us as we grow closer to family and loved ones in the holiday spirit. It’s the one time of year where people of all faiths are united in celebrating Christ. Perhaps that is why I’m overjoyed to share with you one of my very favorite holiday traditions. For the past 5 years we have had the privilege and great joy to attend The Celebration of Christ Concert. I get emotional when I think about people from all different faiths coming together to celebrate Christ through music. Joy just emulates from the performers and love outpour’s into the audience. To me I can’t think of a better way to celebrate this holiday season than reconnecting with friends and family members and enjoying a wonderful musical night. I feel like this day in age we are afraid to voice opinions of belief in any way because we are afraid of what others will think of us. Far too long I have kept my testimony a secret to myself. Well I don’t want to be afraid to say I believe in Christ, I know that He lives, I know that He loves me, and I know that through His atonement He knows me personally. To me Christ will always be Christmas. He is why we celebrate every year. Far too often we get so ‘wrapped’ up in the giving and receiving of gifts, time off, and yummy treats we lose sight of the reason to celebrate the One  who gave us the greatest gift of all, redemption and eternal life. Come and let’s celebrate together at ‘The Celebration of Christ’ performance on November 27th and 28th. I would love to hear your feedback of how you enjoyed it, I can promise you won’t be disappointed. Go ahead and make it your new family tradition. Happy Holidays.   Video Trailer: CELEBRATION OF CHRIST v1.mov.mp4_2015 Tickets: http://us11.campaign-archive2.com/?u=2a5e7008a37ec4674a2fbb812&id=df97f8d06a...

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Hee Haw’s Vlog

Posted by on October 27, 2015 in Blog, Family, Home Page Recent Posts | 0 comments

Hee Haw’s Vlog

I love fall so much and I think it’s because Utah makes it so much fun and special. We took some time as a family with my mom and brothers and went to Hee Haws, I really have been trying to live it up this season. Hee Haws has a corn maze, pumpkin patch and fun fall activities. So we hung out there in the evening after Matt got home and I made a vlog of it on my youtube channel @kaydliz. Here it is...

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pumpkin patchin

Posted by on October 7, 2015 in Blog, Family, Home Page Recent Posts | 0 comments

pumpkin patchin

Okay so I’m continuing my challenge of doing something fun with Halloween once a week with Stocky. This week Matt got back home from traveling in Central America and of course we can never sit still. So we headed to the pumpkin patch and to the mountains. It was such a fun day. Here’s a little vlog of what we did....

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Happy October

Posted by on October 2, 2015 in Blog, Family, Home Page Recent Posts | 1 comment

Happy October

Well it’s officially October and we are in full swing of everything Halloween. I’m not going to lie to you though we had all of our Halloween decorations up about a week ago and just added the finishing touches today. I must say this all the time but each Holiday just keeps getting better with this kid. He has become so obsessed with Halloween it just makes me want to go over the top on everything. So that being said this month I’m challenging myself to do some fun activity every week with Stocky dealing with Halloween. Today we made cupcakes with Stockton’s best bud and painted there faces like a tiger. It was so cute how they got into it and started growling and chasing each other around the house. Little Venice was very apprehensive about the whole situation but after a few tears she became more okay with the situation and the fact that her brother was now a tiger…. as long as he didn’t growl at her. Of course the boy’s licked off all the frosting first and left the cupcake there. We than danced in the living room to the monster mash and the adams family. While sissy took her late afternoon nap we cut out a face to glue on Stockton’s pumpkin he got from Smiths (More like refused to go inside the store unless I got it for him.) As I sat on the ground with him and just watched his little body paint the pumpkin and how happy he was, I had one of those mother moments where you tear up inside because your bursting with love. I swear my days feel so much more accomplished when I take the time to stop thinking about myself and focus more on the things that make my children happy. I love this picture so much. I feel like it describes these twos relationship so much. Stocky always cracking jokes to Ryker. Stocky carried this picture around for the rest of the day saying, “best tiger buds.” I think Stocky was more focused on eating the sprinkles than decorating. So concentrated. What can I say I’m a succor for anything colorful and Halloween. Lots of this I made myself or got from the dollar store. Skull pic via A beautiful mess blog. By the end of it he had more paint on him than on the pumpkin.  I love stocks curly hair and will probably cry the day we get it...

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Family Adventure to Silver Lake

Posted by on August 16, 2015 in Blog, Family, Home Page Recent Posts, Journal | 1 comment

Family Adventure to Silver Lake

So I’ve decided to start documenting our little family adventures on occasion in videos. I love doing videos so much and love documenting special little moments of just our little family hope you enjoy watching...

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