Wednesday, August 14, 2013

We Bumped

So I feel like I need to write this down I know it has been forever since I updated the blog. Last sunday we were invited to tube the river near our house with Austin's brother and sister's families.  We go get us a double tube cause we have two small children than need to ride with us.  As we are putting in I grab my life jacket then put it back down thinking Naaa we got that huge tube nothing is gonna tip that over.  We come around the corner to the rapid part of the bear river and Dayne is on our tube with us. He is sitting next to me and had fallen asleep way upstream. The rapids start splashing him a bit and wake him up. I felt like he needed to sit on my lap for the rapid part so I move him onto my lap. At this point we are still attached to the other families tubes. We come upon a rock that will pop Kalie's tube if I don't let go of her. So I let go. We coast way ahead of the others and Austin begins talking about holding us up on a rock to wait for them, so he tried once and it was too swift. Next thing he is paddling like crazy and silly me i'm thinking ow he is gonna land us right on the pillar of that bridge so we can wait for the others.  And thats exactly what we did Except for the waiting part..... yeah when you hit "the wall" It doesn't just stop you it flips you over and in our case we hit it on the front of our tube and the water tipped us over backwards.  Some how I managed to grab the tube and Dayne. No lifejacket so I am bobbing/ drowning, contemplating whether I should let go of Dayne or not cause he has a lifejacket on and i feel like i'm holding him down.  While thinking I knew I should not have done this on a sunday....
am I gonna drown? Am I such a horrible mother letting this happen to my child? It is really amazing in the short amount of time that it happened all the things that ran through my head.
I must have been under water the length of the bridge cause when I could finally touch and get my footing we were on the other side and Austin was standing there like a rock holding the tube.  He took Dayne from me while I flipped the tube over so we could get back in. The first words spoke when we were all ok and back in the tube were from Dayne "MOM That wasn't even Fun I don't like to Bump"  but he never did cry, I think he was to shocked.  He must have thought that that bumping and flipping was part of the plan.  I am just so thankful that we are all ok. I have rafted that river many times when I was younger on a much bigger raft and always thought the swirls and ripples right there by the bridge look so dangerous that if someone ever got in them they would surely DIE!!!  Well needless to say I will never tube again without a lifejacket a paddle would have been helpful as well,  not sure if I will ever take my babies again:/

Monday, February 4, 2013

Wow it's been a long time since I have updated!  Well the boys are just loving all of the snow we have gotten this winter. They go out in it at least once a day. Thats is one of the greatest things about where our house is. Were surrounded by hills so I never have to take them somewhere to sleigh ride. I get to just stay in my warm house and watch them outside.  Dayne is so cute when he says snow he can't say his s's yet so he says things like nowe for snow, and poon for spoon.  It's really cute!  Trace has grow out of his constant terror stage he only gives me trouble a couple times a week now ;)  Carson loves playin in the snow and is a smarty pants with straight a's.  Love these little guys, can't wait for all the great times were gonna have over the years that I get them.

Monday, October 1, 2012


So Saturday morning before I'm even awake I get a text from Austin saying "I bought a camper." I look to my left, he is in-fact missing out of the bed. My thoughts exactly were well we don't have money for a nice new one so it's another piece of junk for us to fix up.  I sent a message back saying "sweet." ( very unenthusiastic)  He comes home and takes me back in to see it. As we pull into the junkyard I'm thinking Why are we here, I don't have time for this. I look over at him and he reads my mind and says this is where the camper is. Anyway some idiot took the nicest camper to the salvage yard!!! HELLOO PEOPLE are you stupid someone probably would have given you a couple thousand dollars for this. I could not believe it! It is so nice inside. needs no fixing up. It's way nicer than our fixer upper, fixed up! Any guesses on how much we paid for it???????

Ya thats it! 
Everything is in perfect condition and works! UN-beliveable!! 
Good on ya Austin

Friday, September 14, 2012

Summer fun!!

Well I must say  It has been a fantastic summer.  Kalie and Lacie took my boys to Hogle zoo. Trace still talks about when he went to the "Jungle" and saw the white bear swim back and forth, and he rode the giraffe.  Those moments are so priceless.  Sad that I missed them, but there will be other years for me to take them, they need bonds with Aunts and other family members as well so it's all good.  Talk about a great BREAK for me for a day:) MOMS need breaks too.

We had to go camping over memorial day and guess what..... yeah it snowed on us. When I consider camping being outside cooking playing, riding toys and eating.  It was a good thing I had good company to sit with me in the camper and catch up:)

 We also celebrated Austin's 30th birthday!!! He has everything, but a few days before he had mentioned this bar to put in the doorway to do pull-ups on so he got that.  He can't ever wait until a special day to get something he just buys it when he wants it.  In my opinion he is starting to grow up I guess thirty is the magic number. Just doing things he has never wanted to or done before. Not sure Why it's is this way that women mature so much quicker than men, it must be included in all our other trials to get through while were here:)  I am so lucky to have him, he blesses my life and my children's lives daily.  He is so talented and always is helping everyone he can.  It doesn't matter if we are in a hurry somewhere or not he sees someone on the side of the road with a problem he stops to help.  Happy 30th BABE!!
 Dayne had a birthday the day before Austin so we just celebrated them both on the same day. Talk about confusing to Trace.  He turned two, I think that means he is officially a toddler :(  He has the sweetest personality. Always coming up to me saying "mom i wub ew." Then puckers his lips for a kiss.  He is learning a little bit of attitude from Trace,  And beginning the TERRIBLE TWO's.  He has nothing on Trace yet, but has started dumping things out just for fun, taking his clothes off, and coloring on things. :/  He s such a little sweetie and we love him so much!!!
 Did lots of boating this summer thats always fun I guess.  The kids and dad love it but it really just scares me. I must be getting old:P
 Got to See UNCLE BLAKE and AUNT ELAINE this summer, They were both here for a week together. we did some camping boating, and lots of family get-to-gethers.  We get to see MELINDA's family more often so we are super spoiled when that happens. I'm still not sure which one, me or Melinda, Trace thinks his mom is. ;)
 It was the open house for the Brigham City Temple so we took the kids. They were super good and Trace kept saying "MOM lets go in the Castle." Completely gorgeous inside!! In Brigham city they are known for the plenty they grow in fruits and veggies so the inside of the temple is themed around that!
 This was a little FREAKY There was a brush fire started down by foster reservoir, and the wind was blowing our way. The fire cam within a city block from our house. So gratefully to the firefighters and helicopter fighter pilots that got it our before it burnt anyone's home.  It's funny when that kind of thing becomes a reality how much you don't give a rats "A" about anything in your house, just the people in it. This was taken from our front porch.
 And I must blog this because it's like a once in a decade kind of thing. The Brackin's had pictures taken!!  What a freakin gorgeous bunch of folks.  I gotta hand it to the parents cause I never could have raised so many successful people and made it.  I can barely stay sane day to day with my three boys. I cannot even fathom eight!! WOW!! what an accomplishment. Big families are GREAT!!!  

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Carson had his first Cavities!! Which is good considering he's eight. Trace had just as many as him at three :/ I am not the best at brushing their teeth.  He did not like it. Then he chewed his lip where he was numb so now he has a huge canker sore.  He kept telling me  I owed him a prize since he had to have a shot, ummm no thats your punishment for not brushing your teeth sorry dude.  Trace, believe it or not, held still long enough for them to fix one of his cavities, but didn't have to get numb which was probably a really good thing.  Summer has been fun so far. excited for more fun things to come. I will blog them if i can figure out this new blogger stuff why do they have to change stuff on me?

Monday, May 14, 2012

Carson's Baptism

On May 12th 2012 Carson Became a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.

 He was Lucky enough to have his father baptize and confirm him.  To most that just seems normal, but my primary teacher baptized me cause we didn't have any men in our family that could.  Here they are all dressed in white.  It went very well he asked his Aunt Melinda to give the talk on baptism and I think he was inspired because she did a fantastic job!!  Austin also did great confirming him and gave him a beautiful blessing.
 My parents came all the way from Red Fish Lake to watch this special event.  Even though my poor mom still had shingles and was in so much pain you could never tell from the great picture of her above.  Trace was being a little camera shy so we told him he could sit in the tree so he thought that was cool.
Here is the whole Brackin Crew that came.  I just love this crew even if they are CRAzY sometimes. There are only half a Ron's children here and it's already a big group.  Don't think everyone would have fit in the shot if they all were there.

It's so bittersweet to see my little baby all grown up before I know it he'll be graduating, hopefully going on a mission and being sealed in the temple. WOW!!   I hope that I am doing things right for him to be the best he can be and have much success in his life.  Not really looking toward the next milestone which is the birds and bees talk. yuck :P  better to come from momma than the kids at school eh?

Monday, April 9, 2012

Carson turns 8!!

Can't believe I have an eight year old! Now don't get me wrong on this I love all of my boys but carson has been the easiest child EVER! He is beginning to give me a little lip as he gets older but it doesn't take much to get him back in line:) From the time he was a baby he never cried, he was smart, talked early so he could always tell us what he wanted or what was wrong. He did go through the school of hard knock when he began to walk, but it's good for little boys to be tough right.
Since he has turned eight he has chosen to be baptized. We are so proud of this good choice that he has made. He is delaying it just a bit because he has a friend, Mason, at church that will be 8 on the 23rd so they want to be baptized on the same day :D cute hu! The gr-eight day will be May 12th!
For his birthday he got a BB gun from Dad, a new set of scriptures with a case and his name on them from mom, a rc car from grandma, swim shorts from grand-mom, swim toys and goggles from the Popes, a magic trick and grenade tool set from Jen & Kie, money from the Lovedays and the other Popes. O and legos from his little brothers. I am very stoked for the day he is old enough to babysit!! Yay my own personal babysitter!! Which I know will come faster than ever, time just seems to be speeding up!
Happy birthday CARSON you are so special to us!!