Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Sparrow's Nest Update

Well so much for keeping up with the blog! Here's a quick update - We have a beautiful angelic son named Carter Scott Sparrow. Toni is 20 months old and Carter is now two months. Life truly is beautiful with two wonderful children! I feel like we are now a real family and I honestly could not be happier.

I'm still working full time at DownEast and Charlie is currently our stay-at-home parent. He is doing a wonderful job and I feel that our children are completely flourishing under his care.

We will be moving soon! We will move up to Cache Valley to be closer to Charlie's family for a while. Charlie will hopefully be getting a job in Wyoming working for a company that works with the oil rigs. I love my job but I'm excited to be a stay-at-home mother for a while.

Life always has its potholes but it is fantastic and I am the happiest that I've been ever. I'm so grateful for the love and support of my family and friends.

Live, Love, and Enjoy!

Saturday, October 30, 2010


Happy Halloween! I truly do love this holiday! It makes me smile and now that I have an adorable baby to dress up, it's that much better. May your halloween be filled with smiles and much candy :)

Toni update - she's learning to crawl. Really she's thaaat close. It is so much fun to watch my baby grow. Two teeth later, I'm still breastfeeding and I still love her so I consider this a huge accomplishment. :) I am so blessed to have such a sweet baby girl. As of this moment she and Charlie are taking a nap together. Super cute!

Charlie is doing wonderfully well in school. He is exhausted all the time so I worry about him but he manages it all with a smile. He truly is an inspiration to me. We will be starting yoga certification and are working on becoming certified hypnotherapists. It's all just one more step to getting BOH up and running.

I passed training so now I am on the Rape Crisis Team. It is an amazing place to be and I have learned so much. It has been eye opening, scary, and very spiritual all rolled into one. I am blessed to know and work with such wonderful people.

On the Calendar: Pumpkin blow up :) (so excited!!!), and baby proofing the house (not so excited but it's a necessity).

Oh, and I just wanted you to know that I love you! Be it friend, family, or stranger, I love you for who you are, for the flaws, and for the qualities that make you you. Have an amazing day!

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Keeping On

I'm so grateful for the gospel and for the light that it brings in dark places. Sincerely I was in desperate need of a spiritual boost. Little did I know how much I would truly need the uplift for the week ahead.

I'm dealing with some pretty difficult demons from my past but I believe I'm making progress :) Long story that I won't go into detail here... Call me if you're curious. (See how I bribe people to call me :)

My grandfather also passed away yesterday. He was truly an incredible man. He dedicated his life to service; service to country, service to his fellow man, and service to his church. I'm so grateful that I knew him and that I am descended from a great man. We visited with him two weeks ago and sweet Toni would always give grandpa a smile. He would touch her hand and say "sweet, sweet Toni." I'm so glad that I have that memory that I can pass down to her.

Pretty much, today's blog post is a way for me to tell myself that everything is going to be ok... not just ok but great. Even when it seems so far away. I'm truly blessed and eternally grateful for a husband that loves me and helps me when the road gets rough. I love this gospel, and I love my family. Thank you!

Coming up: trying to survive the week!

Friday, September 17, 2010

Birthdays and Milestones

Charlie's birthday was yesterday as was our daughter's six month milestone. How does time go so incredibly fast?!? I think Charlie enjoyed the day, regardless of his feelings toward being in the limelight and I know we appreciated all who thought of him. We love you guys! :)

On the Toni front - She is learning to express herself by letting us know when she is displeased (not necessarily upset) by grunting loudly. This happens a lot! She's also learning to wave to people, and we're still teaching her signs for simple things. Everyday she listens to me play the piano and when I finish practicing she plays for a while too :) Having babies is too much fun!

Work is coming along. I think we're getting places and hoping to see some cash flow(keeping fingers crossed). We have an upcoming webinar that we're very excited about! I love what we do!

On another note, we've started a Sunday thoughts blog as a way to boost and supplement our spirituality. For those interested (not offended if you aren't)

Coming up: Rape Crisis Team Training for me, crawling for Toni :), and a good nights sleep for Charlie...some day!

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Live, Love, Laugh

I have a new goal: I want to live my life the right way. Easy enough right? :) I don't want to sweat the small stuff. How much of my limited energy is spent everyday worrying myself in circles? Milk spills, food burns, beds go unmade. All I can do is my best every single day and laugh off the stuff that doesn't go exactly perfect. I'll let you know how the quest goes!

Toni keeps getting stronger. Today she sat all by herself for extended periods of time. I sit here with her in my arms, tears still clinging to her eyelashes, and yet, this darling baby brings me so much joy. She is helping me realize my full potential not only as a mother, but as a daughter of God. I am so grateful!

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Great Weekend

Oh how we love visiting our In-Laws and the beauty that is Cache Valley! This weekend was incredible and we were super blessed since my Grandma and Grandpa Hanson visited with us. I know that just about everyone says this but I truly do have the bestest family! I could not have asked for any better.

Toni just keeps growing and growing. I am loving being her Mommy but I do wish that I could get time to slow down a little! Before I know it she'll be walking, talking, and probably driving me crazy :) It's all very worth it!

Charlie has started school - 16 credits plus three jobs so we very rarely see him. We're grateful for all that he does and love the moments we spend together. He's growing and learning by leaps and bounds and I'm so proud of all that he is accomplishing.

On the agenda: Charlie's birthday and fajitas for dinner (that's about all my brain can handle at the moment!)


Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Staying on the Wagon

No falling off the wagon this time for me no siree! I am fully and completely committed to filling out my blog(s) regularly... though I'm not saying what that means :)

Quick update - we have a baby girl! She is so perfect and amazing. Life is so complete now that Charlie and I are parents. What a blessing! We started a business and let me tell you that takes almost as much time, energy, and love as raising a child. But we're loving it and it's a blast to work together. Charlie's in school, hopefully I'll start online soon. Other wise we're just living day to day.

I am so grateful for my darling husband who takes care of me and loves me with his absolute all. I don't know how I ever survived before I met him (just between us, I'm not sure I did.) Even as we speak he is outside walking around our apartment complex trying to get Toni to sleep. I am so grateful to my Heavenly Father for giving me such a hunk of burning priesthood for my man. And I'm grateful to my Mother-In-Law for helping him become that man.

Up next on the agenda: birthday bash this Saturday. Whoo hoo! I'll keep you posted on how I feel about getting older (ugh). Hugs and Kisses!