Saturday, July 12, 2008
7 years has come and gone with much excitement and change. I'd catch you up on all that good stuff, but that would take another 7 years so I think I'll just give a little blurb and if you would like to see more of our family life feel free to visit our personal blog at romerfam.blogspot.com.
As some of you know I was planning on going to college in UT following graduation, but I changed my mind at the last minute and ended up at BYU-Idaho. My husband (Mark Romer) had the same plans as I did and somehow ended up at BYU-Idaho in one of the apartments close to mine. We met the first week of school with some mutual friends and slowly started to hang-out. We became great friends and then college sweethearts. We were married on March 29, 2002 in the Idaho Falls Temple. I can honestly say he is the greatest thing that has happened in my life.
We have three sweet children. Abbigail is 5 and loves being a princess. She has a memory that will shock you and is extremely smart. She loves anything girly that involves dressing up and playing pretend. Abbi is a great help around the house and is excited to go to kindergarten this year. She brings a balance to the family.
Annabelle is 3 and WOW is all I can say. She has the sweetest heart and is very sensitive, but don't let this little angel have you fooled. I look at her sometimes and see a little angel on one shoulder and the devil on the other with her trying to decide which one to obey. She has done everything from painting a Monalisa on the wall with a dirty diaper to singing The Spirit of God at 3 am. She is the most random child and makes us laugh.
Brooks is 5 months. The moment he came into this world he's had a calming disposition. He is a very easy baby and loves to be played with. Abbi and Annabelle love to tease and tickle him to see his reaction. He readily smiles with every muscle in his face and is a happy baby. We are super excited to have a boy join our throng of girls. Mark and I love being parents!!! Our kids bring a sweet joy into our lives.
We've moved around quite a bit since we've been married. Some of the states we've lived in are; California, Utah, Texas, and Idaho. We bought a house about two years ago in the great city of Rigby and hope to stay here forever.
I love being able to catch up with everyone by clicking a button. Isn't technology a wonderful thing! Thanks to everyone being willing to do be involved in Jorelle's great endeavor.
Wednesday, July 9, 2008
Ok so I am tagging, Cassie and Lorin Mickelsen, Tasha Price, Taunia Stewart, Justin McDermott, Tiff and Marshall Snedaker, Kami Stone, Kristen Radford, and John Hancock. There are a lot of people I haven't gotten posts from yet so please send them in to email@example.com. Just some pics and an update since High School! We'd love to see what you been up to!
Wednesday, July 2, 2008
What have I been up to the past, lets see.... 7 years? (Not painting posters, thats for sure!) Well, after high school I went to BYU-Idaho and got my degree in Architectural Design. During my second year I met my husband Jarom Roskelley. We were married in February of 2003. Our first son, Aiden was born in February of the next year, just three days before our first anniversary. Our second son, Canon was born in June the following year. Yes, they are close!
We lived in Rexburg for the first 3 years we were married, and moved to Las Vegas (where Jarom is from) about 2-1/2 years ago. Life here is good, Jarom is enjoying his career in HR, and I stay home with the boys and have my own business designing fabric and quilts, called Thimble Blossoms. Aiden is 4 now, loves to read, and wants to be a firefighter when he grows up. Canon turned 3 a few days ago, and we are hoping since he isn't two anymore he will get in a a little less trouble. He loves his big brother, Wall*e, movies and swimming.
Sorry this is so short, but if you want to know more about what I've been up to, just drop by my blog at camilleroskelley.com.
Hope everybody is doing great!
There so much to say, and so many ways to say it. A summary of my life since graduating high school:
I have gone to THREE different colleges
Utah state University in Logan, UT , Central Wyoming college in Jackson Hole, WY in 2003 (for my CNA license) and Lake Michigan college in Michigan from 2005-2008
I have been employed by NINE different places (my longest job lasting only 16 months!)
including working with physically and mentally disabled people in Logan, the private and public airports in Jackson Hole, in a nuclear power plant in Michigan, and a bank
I have Moved FIFTEEN times and lived in FOUR states! these four states are: Idaho, Utah, wyoming, and michigan.
Major things that have happened in my life
I tore my shoulder (while working for TSA lifting OVERWEIGHT LUGGAGE!) and was out of work - and in Physical Therapy - for SIX months!
I found out I have hypothyroidism in August of 2007. We just barely got the medicine (which I must take for the rest of my life) up to the right levels. Next we get to tackle the CRAZY INSOMNIA and random weight gain I have! (side effects of the disease)
I was engaged for two and a half years! Things ended up not working out and I just moved back to Idaho falls in February
I paid off my Car in May of this year! (Huge deal to me, first time EVER without a car payment!)
I just recently (June 18th) had my gallbladder out! I was at work June 9th and just got REALLY sick all of the sudden, couldn’t stop throwing up, yadda yadda yadda. Turns out I had a severe kidney infection that they had to clear up with three days of IV drugs (and RX drugs at home) before they tested my gallbladder and found out that that had stopped working too! Two weeks off work, a small surgery (& doctors) bill, and four incisions later- I’m good as new! Thank goodness for insurance.
Random things about me
Love love love to scrapbook. I’ve been doing it since high school, but I feel that I have now finally reached that next level. One of these days I will get brave and sell some work on Etsy and maybe eventually get published
Just learned to golf last year and LOVE it. I’m actually not too bad. This year I got a set of clubs for my birthday! So watch out. I’m gonna be golfing every spare second I have.
I love to hike and explore in general. I was able to do a lot more of it when I lived in Jackson and there were trails EVERYWHERE, but I plan on getting back into it now that I’m in mountain country.
Still love to read. Some of my favorites are: Fall on your knees, Black and Blue, Vinegar Hill, Blue Water, and Running with scissors. Id be happy to recommend more if your interested (pretty sure there is a sidebar out there of some sort that can help me out with this J )
So since high school i have pretty much just wandered the united states and had crazy little adventures! I (obviously) have a hard time staying in one place! Some of my favorite cities that i have visited include chicago (be still my heart), toronto canada, and memphis...
So- kristen isn't the only single childless one! (and its gonna be a while before i get hitched...)
I'm looking forward to getting updated on everyones' lives!
Many of you were probably surprised to find out that I married Mike Winder. We were married in the Idaho Falls Temple on March 12, 2005. We're living in Rigby (who would've thought we'd still be here) and we love being so close to both of our families.
I just finished up my 2nd year teaching orchestra at district #93 (Hillcrest and Bonneville) in Idaho Falls. I teach 7th and 8th graders at both Rocky Mountain Middle School and Sandcreek Middle School as well as a combined class of Hillcrest and Bonneville High School students with 9th through 12th graders in it. This keeps me busy, but I love the students there. I also stay busy teaching private violin lessons after school.
Mike's going to school at ISU to finish up his Civil Engineering degree. He has about a year and a half left and then he'll be working for Thompson Engineering in Rigby, Idaho. We bought a lot here in Rigby and we plan to build a house when Mike graduates, so we'll probably never leave this comfortable town.
We just had a beautiful baby girl, Kennedi Ray, on Friday, April 4, 2008. Mike's a great dad and we love being parents. We're excited to have her be a part of our family and she has been such a blessing in our lives. She has been such a great baby-we're the luckiest parents! I have to go back to school for 1 more year while Mike finishes up school, but thanks to my wonderful mom, Kennedi will be well taken care of. We're enjoying our summer (especially me since I get to be a stay-at-home mom) and are excited to hear from all of you.