Monday, May 17, 2010


I have been wanting to update my blog but i just never know what to say. Our lives here at the Blakeleys is changing daily and some days it is good and others not so much. it has been 3 months since the passing of Xander and we are doing well. we dove right back into the Foster care system and had a placement about 2 months ago. He was such a cute little guy. he was placed in his Fathers care( which was a good thing). we had him for three days and we loved every minute. so while we waited for another placement we went on with life.
We went to Moab for the UTV RALLY and had so much fun. I really like Moab and the time we had away. a few weeks before that i went to New Mexico with my mom and Lilly to visit with Krista and her Family. we had a blast. we watched Conference and played on the buggies, cleaned kristas back room and just sat around. it was really fun. After Moab we unfortunatley had to come back to the real world of work and cleaning.

But one sunny day i got a call that there was a cute little baby girl that was removed from her Mothers care. i went up to meet her on Tuesday and on Wednesday i came home with her. I am sorrry i can not Say anything about her and her situation. all i can say is she is so cute and hopefully the Mother can get her act together and get custody back.

Life is going great and i know if i just continue on it will get better. I am the only one who can make it what i want.

Until next time.

Thursday, March 11, 2010


This week has been tough as we say goodbye to our Son, Brother, Grandson,Nephew, Cousin and Friend. Xander Kenneth Blakeley passed away on Feb 24th 2010 at 9:54 am. He was the Joy of our life and he brought smiles to our faces. we are so happy to have had this year to celebrate his life and help him to complete his mission here on earth. Tony and I are grateful for the opportunity we had to have him in our lives. He was part of so many lives and has touched them all in a different way. We love Both our sons so much and we will continue to work hard so that we can be with them again someday. We are fortunate to know of the Plan of Salvation and that Families are Forever. Thank you all for your kind words and prayers. May the spirit be with us all as we strive to be the people we need to be so that we can be Eternal Families.


Thursday, February 11, 2010

So as i have said before i am really bad at updating my blog. I guess its better late than never.
Last time i wrote it was almost Xanders B-Day so i will start there.

Xander turned 1 year old on Jan 21st 2010.
We invited the family and a few friends over for cake and icecream and had a little party for Xanders B-day. it was a lot of fun. he got so many cool things and some really cute clothes. He also got some money for his new carseat which is on order right now. he grew to be a little to big for his so we spent some time finding the right one. I know he didnt have a clue what went on but i enjoyed it. Thanks Everyone For Coming Over.

I wanted his cake to be really cool for his birthday so I decided to be alittle creative. I had seen this style of cake at my friends girls B-day and i loved it so i got the directions on how to construct it and made it my own. It took me about 4 hours to make and decorate and i am not sure i will do this cake again. it was fun though and i learned a few things so i would be easier next time. the frosting was the best though. i turned my mouth blue and tasted so good. (thanks Dairy Queen) I am by all means not a cake decorater but if i do say so it looks AWESOME!!!!!

One of the things Nama gave him for his b-day was one of those cart covers for the shopping carts. ( we forgot it this day but it is in the car now for future use.)He is a little squished but he was really calm.

We all went to support lilly at a Cheerleading Competition and enjoyed watching them kick some major butt. Xaander of course did not like the cheering and screming. he cried everytime we started to yell. GO ROY HIGH!!!!!!

Life has been really good and we just keeping moving day by day. The house is almost done and i can't wait. I will try harder to post more often and keep you all informed on how we are doing.

Saturday, January 16, 2010


So today i got to babysit my nephew Tyson and we had lots of fun. he came over at 8:00 and i was still geting ready. so while i finished i put on some music from little einsteins and he started singing along. then we had breakfast and went to the store. i had to go to the kitchen store so i packed both kids in the car and away we went. we got to kitchen kneads and he started saying bye bye (so i thought) nope he was singing shew fly dont bother me. i started laughing. then we went to michaels and when we were checking out he started singing agian. the lady started to laugh and i told her he learned a new song and we had to praqctice so his mommy culd hear it later. somewhere amongest all this he also learned the word Hippopotamus. so funny. so i had a good day teaching him a new song. Hopefully Brad and Heidi dont get sick of it. haha

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

I feel so lazy. i have not updated my blog for over 2 months. I hope i can remember all that has happened.

Our holiday season did not start out so well. As i mentioned in my last post Xander had surgery for his G-tube. The surgry its self was not bad but i was a nervous wreck. This was just a start for him. He recovered well from it and it is working great.(sorry for the sideways pics not sure how that happened)
We got the cement poured for the driveway and the dogs thought they would help. Good thing they were not done yet. Tony almost came home to a couple injured dogs. i wanted to beat them so bad.
Tony decided that he wanted a blanket. not just any blanket a Patriots blanket. and he wanted it to be so big that he can wrap himself in it 3 times. it is huge!!! needless to say i have not finished it yet. Maybe i will work on it soon. (NOT) hehehehe

Xanders drama continues with his Shunt surgery. He had his shunt placed the week before Thanksgiving. This surgery went pretty well. i got a little nervous when no one came to tell me how it went. i was in the waiting room for almost two hours before i heard anything. the surgery only lasted about 20 min. so i was just a little out of my mind. He is doing well since having the Shunt placed and he seems to be more alert.
Work on the house continues. We had the drywall done and it looks so good. They did an awesome job. (thanks Boyd and his company for helping us out)
Tony decided that he was going to add to my stress and hurt himself. He called from work to tell me he was on his way to the hospital and he did not know if it was sprained or broken. i was ok at first until i hung up and then started freaking out. i tried calling him back but he would not answer his phone. i was praying that he had hurt himself while he was on the clock because he was headed to Davis Hospital and our insurance does not covr there. if he had gone to any other hospital our insurance would cover it in full because we had reached our out of pocket. good thing it was on the clock. but he does not even have acool story. he hurt himself at gym time (which he gets paid for) while playing Volleyball. Thank goodness it was just a sprain.
I decided to see if Xander liked the lights on the tree and he fell asleep. he dos that a lot.

We have made a new tradition in our family to make Turtles at Christmas. so Heidi got her granmas receipe and taught us how. They were so good. Tony ended up eating most of them because he got to them before me.

If 2 surgerys were not enough we ended up at PCMC agin right before Christmas. I had noticed that Xanders Shunt was looking really big and puffy and it was starting to worry me so we took him to Primarys to see his doctor. While they were doing his CT scans, etc. they found excess air outside of his belly that should not be there. Turns out everything was ok with his Shunt but we had to stay overnight for more tests. they did more tests and checked to see if there was a leak anywhere but did not see anything. Xander was released on Christmas Eve and went home on an 8 day regimen of antibiotics. so far everythng seems to be going great.


The house is still in the works. we got the siding and garage door done. now we are getting things ready to paint and do finish work. i can't wait until it is done

Last but not least i just got home from St. George with the girls. I had a lot of fun but it was really hard to leave the baby. i have never left him so i think it was extra hard. my family probably thought i didn't have fun but i did. Happy B-day Mom

All in all things have been great. we had a wonderful holiday and anjoyed the food. now back to the gym i go. life is good and there is still more to come. hope everyone else had a good holiday as well. love you all
So i think i am up to date with it all. if not then hopefully i will remember to write next week.