Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Twin Mom Life

Being a mom is hard. So so hard. Being a mom of multiples is hard. So so hard. My babies are 11 months old today. And man we have hit a tough road. One is walking, the other crawls but insanely fast. They can both pull themselves up on things which means they are constantly pulling everything off tables, counters, bookshelves, anything withing reach.  Everything on the floor goes in their mouth times 2. You left the bathroom door open? Perfect opportunity  for BOTH of us to play in the toilet. I swear they are definitely on the same team.  The definitely communicate with each other. I can hear Remi saying "Hey you distract mom while I pull ALLLLL the books off the shelves." I.am.exhausted. In every sense of the word. But guess what. As hard as it is being a twin mom, and mom in general. I wouldn't trade it for the world. I absolutely love it! And every time someone says "Oh you have twins, I'm sorry!" I always want to say. I'm not. I'm not sorry at all.  For all the exhausting moments there are moments of joy.  I love watching them interact. They have a built in best friend. Their brother and sister love them so much. Tate maybe a little too much haha.  They have truly been such a blessing in our life and I can't imagine life without them.  I am so excited to see them grow and develop.  What a fun time it will be.

Saturday, January 6, 2018


Wow friends. It has been 4 years since I updated this blog. 4 years. That is pretty sad. So many things have happened in my life since the last time I wrote. I hope that this year I can do better at updating, hopefully at least once a month. Cross your fingers for me....and maybe your toes. Since it's been so long, I figure I'll give you an introduction and just start fresh. Sound good?

Hello! My name is Kayla.

Thats me, the third one in the pic from your left, second from your right.
(Is that too confusing)

This pic is one of my favorites because one, it was taken at my favorite place on earth. Can you guess where? And two, with some of my favorite people on this earth, so ya know win win here.

This is my hunky husband and I. He's amazing in every sense of the word. We have been married for almost 11 years. He's an army vet, amazing husband, father and friend. I don't know where I would be without him.

We have four beautiful children.

Ages 6,4,10 months and 10 months.

Come on in and take a seat, grab a large drink for you and a cherry pepsi for me, and enjoy some snapshots into our crazy, busy, fun life.

Do me a favor, leave a quick note if you read this. I'm wondering if anyone is still there. 😂

xoxo Kayla

Sunday, November 24, 2013

A New Adventure

I'm dreading this post. I hate exposing my insecurities to the world. But as I briefly discussed in my last post, Carissa and I have decided to stop feeling icky and take on a healthier lifestyle. Let me warn you, this WILL NOT become your typical diet/weight loss blogs, because I'm not a fan of them myself.  For the most part, they annoy me.  And I feel like the just point fingers at all those who aren't into that lifestyle. However, I will from time to time share my progress, maybe a easy new recipe I have discovered, a fun new workout I have found, etc. this basically is my accountability post, to hopefully keep me on the right track. So I'm linking up with Sarah, to hopefully find other fun tips to help me become healthier. Here goes nothing.....

Best Friends

It's amazing how young girls begin using the term "best friend." Lately, I have heard girls as young as 2, mine included, say "want to be my best friend?" Or when they're not getting what they want, " You're not my best friend anymore" Seriously, where do they get this stuff. My daughter is 2 going on 16 I swear. They get sassy younger and younger these days.  In order to deter any unwanted tears or tantrums we always explain that we don't have best friends everybody should just be friends with everybody.  We teach the girls that there really are no best friends and while I agree with the theory that everybody should love everybody and we should be everybody's friend, I feel a little different about the best friend theory.

I hope when Kenz is older that she does have a best friend, or multiple best friends. I don't know where I would be in this life without my best friends.  They have got me through heartbreak, times when I thought I could never go on, loneliness, when I thought I didn't have any friends, joy, when I just wanted to scream from the rooftops, and many other things.  Milestones are always more fun when shared with a friend. I'm so thankful that I've had a friend to share life with. And as I met with my best friend last week and we discussed our current life trials, joys and disappointments, I'm excited to be sharing a new journey with her. Stay tuned to the blog for more details! Also check out Carissa at TisforTownsend!

Saturday, September 28, 2013

Ramblings of the past few weeks...

If you have been following me on IG and/or Facebook you are probably pretty caught up on the past few weeks, but there are some things I feel like I need to write for journaling purposes.  There are a lot of lessons I have learned in the past few weeks and I feel it important to record them in case I ever    forget them. :)


The day I went into labor with our beautiful baby Tate, my husband lost his job.  Yes, he lost his job.  Let me tell you, that was one of the most emotional days of my life.  Here I am ready to bring a baby into this world at any second, and my husband no longer has a job.  What are we going to do I thought?   How are we going to survive on no income for 6 weeks and then just my income after that?  How are we going to afford all the things a baby needs along with the other necessities of a family?  I tried not to think of it too much an just focus on the sweet baby we brought into this world.

"We can do hard things."

Of course this has not been the first hard thing I have ever done in my life, but it definitely was a reminder that we can do hard things. We tried to have faith that Heavenly Father had a different plan in mind for us.  And we are still waiting to see exactly what He has planned for us. Kenny has applied and made it past many rounds of the Tempe Police recruit program.  We are praying that this may be the new plan for us.  *cross your fingers* But if not, we will continue to have faith that Heavenly Father has a different plan for us.  And that hopefully He will continue to provide a way for us to survive until we figure out what's next for us.


I am blessed with the most amazing husband ever. No but seriously I am.  Through all of this he has worked his butt off finding odd jobs, handyman jobs, anything and everything he can to bring money in.  I am truly grateful for his wilingness to work. I am grateful for his knowledge of almost anything and everything handy.  If there is something he doesn't know then he looks it up and learns it.  I will forever be grateful for him and his willingness to work and do almost anything to support us.  He never complains about the long hours and odd jobs.  He just does it while continuing to help with the kids.  He is a great example of sacrifice and I can't imagine where we would be without him.


Missionary sacrifice blesses everyone around.  It is no secret that my brother left for his mission a little over a week ago.  

Let me tell you, my family has already seen he blessing of his sacrifice.  As I said previously, Kenny has applied for the Tempe Police Department.  There were over 700 applicants and Kenny made it to the first set of call backs. He passed the physical, written and made it to the panel interview round.  We are now waiting to hear back to see if he passed that.  I know that The Lord had a hand in getting him that far (not that my husband couldn't do it), but to make it through over 700 applicants, that is amazing to me.