Thursday, December 20, 2012

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas everyone!  We are so thankful for each of you and so excited to welcome baby girl in just a few short months!  

Tim & Jamie

Thursday, August 23, 2012


It's been an intense year of loss.  I'm sure it has been for a few people. 
I'm one who feels the need to take care of people, I have to be busy, I have to have my mind anywhere else.  I remember the week Mike passed, I tried to do anything and everything to keep my mind off of what was happening so that I could stay strong for Tim.  I didn't cry until the middle of the night Wednesday morning, when we found the James Taylor song for his video.  I felt a rush of emotion that I hadn't felt in a long time.  It was one of those confusing moments where I wasn't sure why I felt that way.  I cared about Mike, but I almost felt like I didn't deserve to feel the pain of his death.  Maybe its because I hadn't been in the family very long or that Mike and I didn't agree on much, ever.  I have since experienced these emotions a couple more times with the loss of two more people that I cared about.  

Grandpa Ben passed away in June.  This man meant the world to me.  I think one of the worst things about divorce is saying goodbye to a family that you spent so much time with.  Every Sunday for 5+ years I visited with Ben.  He always saved me a spot on the couch next to him and told me I was the prettiest girl in the room, even if I was the only girl.  He would always say "hello gal" and tell me how proud he was to have me in his family.  I feel like I let him down when I left his family.  He was an amazing man that taught me patience, love, and understanding.  He also taught me the value of family.  I hadn't seen Ben in a few years and he actually lived on my street just two blocks down.  Maybe it was pride that stopped me seeing him after my life changed.  The saddest part was seeing his obituary in June and not having closure of being able to go to a funeral or viewing.  I remember just sitting in my kitchen crying and a flood of memories of an amazing man.  He finally gave in to the cancer that had taken over his body.  Love you Ben. 

Oh Leah.  I can't believe you were 100.  Tim's grams passed away last Sunday.  I think one of the most striking things about Leah is her memory.  She had so many family members and always remembered each one.  She always looked perfect.  Tim and I went to see her last Friday night and even as sick as she was she looked so nice.  She was such a neat lady and I'm glad that she was able to reunite with her hubs and Mike.  We love you Leah.

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Anniversary - 2

It's been such a fun, hot, fab summer.  Tim and I celebrated our 2nd anniversary last Saturday.  We played in Vegas with our friends.   (More to come on this).

Tim-I love you sweetest.  You are my best friend and I love this life we have together.  Thanks for being my favorite.  Happy Anniversary.

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

a half = two & a half

A date to be marked by all- Saturday, May 19th 2012, I completed the Ogden Half.  It was amazing.  I don't think I can say I trained, unless you count my good friend Nicole calling me a couple times a week to go for a small run.  She was more stressed about the event than I was.  Jameson took over and I finished in around 2 1/2 hours.  Give or take a few.

Favorite song of the year so far- My body- Young the Giant

"My body tells me no, but I won't quit cause I want more"

This is my current mantra.

Monday, May 14, 2012

Friday, May 4, 2012


My sister, Melanie is graduating from the University of Utah today! She is brilliant beyond her years! I love you Mel & I am so so proud of you. (Maybe you could gift me one of your degrees!) Good luck today & I will see you tonight. I love you sis.

Sunday, April 8, 2012

My sister...

This is my oldest sister and the bearer of my first niece on my family's side.  She is sweet and thoughtful, opinionated (it's a Combe thing) and above all she cares.  No matter what, she will fight to keep you.  I love you Sam and I can't wait to meet baby Rosie.  I love her already. 

Happy Easter...

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

insta-baked at the orchard.

I've decided when the chaos happens, I do what I do best.  BAKE.  I've baked a lot the last month, the first cooks are from the v-day and literally weren't eaten for a week.  I'm not a super sweet-tooth, but one thing I know is that most people are.   On a side note, Ryan Adams makes most days better. 

There is a crazy hue to this picture, bad choice on my part. 
It's hard for cookies to get past the dough stage at our house!
Don't mind the holes in the frosting- these were done in a quick moment for my primary kids!

My baby brother Jordy!

I spent an afternoon with these kiddos the other week.   Love them & the beautiful Sheena:)