Wednesday, December 31, 2008

A New Year

Looking back at this last year I can finally say Im thankful for the trials we had to go through. As most of you all know Nephi lost his job at the end of November of 2007. We were devistated. We had come to Hurricane in June with a three week old baby and had nothing to fall back on. We didnt have any family around and not alot of support. Before the loss of job in Sept. I met my wonderful friend Jana and her beautiful baby Kate in the nursing lounge at church. Kate and Maverick are two weeks apart in age. (pretty random huh)
Jana has been a rock to me. She is so grounded in the gospel and just all around as a person. Her and Luke her husband have been a God send for us this past year. We are truly blessed to have them in our lives.
Well after being jobless and feeling lower than low and having help from the church and any other family member or friend Nephi finally got his job at Unifirst. He loves it. Im so proud of him and the hard work and hours he puts in. Shortly after that we started really meeting people and making friends in our ward.

The Spevaks have been such good friends to us. Kara and I started walking together in March of this year and spent alot of time chatting and really getting to know each other. Kara also does my hair, I always enjoy the time I get to spend with her and learn more about her life. Mataya is truly an angel sent to their little family. And just a heads up, Maverick has already asked her to the Hurricane High prom so all guys beware.
Kerry is also someone I met while here and serving with her in activity days at church

She has taught me to love being a mother and to strive to be the best wife and person I can be. Im so thankful for all she has done for me.
Last but not least in July I met my friend Veronica and her amazing family

Ronnie has taught me so much the true meaning of friendship and loving unconditonaly. Im so greatful for her.
I havent forgotten all my old friends either. Without all of you I wouldnt be where I am now in my life. You are all my strength and you all know who you are.
I also started baby sitting a litte boy named JJ. He and Maverick are such buddies. Im thankful for the oppurtunity to be home and to make a little money while having a blast with these two boys.

JJ's mom Lenzi has been so fun to get to know also. Im excited to see that friendship grow too. They love UFC so how could we not love them. lol

So this last year was filled with heartache from the loss of a job, moving and no friends. And turned into one of the best learning experiances of our lives. Being sealed as a family for time and all eternity one of the single most wonderful blessings in our lives. Maverick turned one in May and that was crazy. We moved into our home we are in now and love it. We have met alot of other wonderful friends and people, too many to list. I have learned so much about myself and my father in heaven. 2009 has nothing but good ahead Im sure. Its all in how we look at it. And who knows maybe the Iverson team will add another player this year. ;)
I hope everyone has a good new year

Saturday, December 27, 2008

So what can I say about Christmas? Well it was pretty amazing. It was the first time Nephi or I have ever spent it away from our family. We had our own little family night on Christmas Eve which consisted of a christmas movie of our choice, Mine being "ELF" and Nephi's "Christmas vaction". I personlly hate that movie and think its not a great one for the kiddlets to watch so Maverick and I watced "ELF" first before he went to bed. This is a pic of him in his new Jammies watching the movie with his bear bear and blankie

The next morning we opended presents and loved watching Mavericks face light up with each one, His favorites were, see and say and a magna doodle.

OH yes and mama got a bike trailer and santa had already put it together. SWEET!! I also got the much anticipated Guitar Hero. LOVE IT!!!! These are the wonderful stockings from santa, Can you believe he got me a Bob Marley hoodie? This santa that lives here AKA NEPHI, hates Bob with a passion but knew I would love it. Thanks babe

All in all it was a wonderful time. I love that I have my own little family now. I couldnt ask for more. Although we missed our families greatly we loved the time we had together. I hope everyone had a very Merry Christmas also

Tuesday, December 23, 2008


1-Where were you when you first found out you were pregnant? In the bathroom at work on my lunch break
2-Who was with you? Just me, I usally dont let people in the bathroom with me, haha
3- How did you find out that you were pregnant? I took a test because my friend told me I was way emotional and sounded hormonal. (how is that different from every other day?)lol
4- What was your first reaction to finding out you were pregnant? Tears of joy and uncontrollable shaking
5- Who was the first person you told? Nephi My husband
6- Did you plan to get pregnant? OH YES!
7- Did you tell everyone else right away? Yes we couldnt wait
8-Was everybody happy for you? YES!
9- Did you go out and celebrate? Not really just couldnt stop talking about it
10- Did you want to find out the sex? Oh yes we suck at waiting. We went to the mall at 15 weeks. It took the little turkey a good hour to "uncover" himself so we could see
11- What was the sex? ALL BOY
12-Did anyone throw you a baby shower? Yes my mom and little sis. It was awsome and very overwhelming to have all of my friends give me so many gifts
14- Did you get any outfits at the baby shower that you just knew you weren't going to put on your baby? UNFORTUNATELY YES, Im awful for admitting that and Im so not saying what the outfits were. :)
15- How much weight did you gain? Oh man am I really typing this right now? 45 pounds.
16- Did you lose all of the weight that you gained? All but about 15
17- Did you get a lot of stretch marks? Again why am I typing this, yes I look like I was attacked by a small tiger. haha Oh well
18- What did you crave the most? Arby's french dip with Swiss cheese, I had them 5 times in one week. That aint right
19- Did you crave anything crazy? One night I dreamed about a grilled peanut butter sand which and woke the next morning and had it for breakfast, It was good.
20- Who or what got on your nerves the most? Not getting comfortable to sleep and nosey old people telling me they didnt like the name Maverick.
21- Were you married at the time? YES
22- Did you have any complications during your pregnancy? Just retained alot of water
23- Where were you when you went into labor? In the hospital, they started me
24- Did your water break? NO, A NURSE AT THE HOSPITAL BROKE IT
25- Who drove you to the hospital? Proud daddy to be, Nephi
26- Did you go early or late? Early!
27- Who was in the room with you when you gave birth? Nephi and my mom and dad, dont worry my dad didnt see my action, he stood up by my head and cried like a baby.
28- How long were you in labor for? 18 HOURS
29- Did you have any drugs for the pain? AN EPIDURAL - BAD EXPERIENCE!
30-Did you go Natural or have a c-section? NATURAL
31- What was your first reaction after giving birth? Uncontrolable tears and joy
32- How big was the baby(s)? 6lbs 12 oz 21in But I looked like he should have weighed about 2olbs
33- Did your Husband cry? No he was all hyped up on all the Mt.Dew
34- What did you name the baby(s)? Maverick Nephi Iverson
35- Does his name have any significant meaning? Maverick is just an awsome name and of course Nephi is after daddy
36- Did you have any visitors? Just my side of the family and friends and a few of Nephi's when we got home
37- Did the baby(s) have any complications? He had what is called hypospadias (under developed pee pee) and had surgery for it at 6 months old. But looks good as new now ;)
38- How old is your baby today? 19 months and growing way too fast!
39- When is the next one(s) coming? Daddy wants to try next month, but the IUD and I have other ideas.
40-If you could, would you do it all over again? Heavens yes this has been the some of the best times of my life
NOW I TAG Lenzi, Bit(Kristin),Brynn, Caitie, Tami,Candice and anyone else who wants to do it.

Thursday, December 18, 2008

No Words

I have no words to express the love I have for my son. I remember thinking back to my life even 5 years ago and the memories are not good. I truly never thought in a million years I would EVER be a mother. I just shut the idea out of my head. Even though my first marriage was awful you cant blame a women for wanting a child. I remember pleading with heavenly father in my prayers to please bless me with a baby. I remember every month thinking that I was pregnant and crying when I found out I wasnt. The pain is unbearable. The day I found out I was finally pregnant was a day that forever changed me. Of course I didnt believe the first test or the second, and really who askes the doctor if you can keep the test I took there?, oh yeah that is me I totally did. Meeting Maverick for the first time was overwhelming. I physically felt Heavenly Fathers love surround me and burn in my chest. Having him in my life over the last 19 months is surreal. I love being a mom at Christmas even though he doesnt know whats going on, I do and its wonderful. We made these Santa's today and I had to share it with you. How momish to have him on the fridge hanging by an orange magnet. Im sure this is just the start to many other fridge debuts but I love it!

Sunday, December 14, 2008


Well I finally got up the guts to go for my dream and really start taking some pics and using what I believe is some God given talent. I have a few different families lined up waiting for me to take their pics. I set up a Photography blog so I could share them with all of you. This is very scary but really exciting at the same time. Im not patting myself on the back or tring to convince you that Im the bomb at this but its been along time coming that I have something in my life like this that I enjoy so much and I can actually act on. I hope that you all can give me some feedback on what you think. Im not doing it to make money but to make memories. Wow was that cheese or what? Anyway the link to my new photo blog is here on my page. I titled it "Photos by Murry". My middle name is Marie and my dad has called me Murry my whole life. I love the nickname, it always makes me smile and think of my dad. Anyway thanks for checkin it out

Monday, December 8, 2008

Family Home Evening

So tonight for family home evening we made a ginger bread house, or so we tried. It was the worst 9 dollars I ever spent. The kit was kinda hard to do and it didnt turn out like I wanted it to but we had fun trying. Maverick just liked licking icing off of his fingers and eating candy, how 18 month old of him. Anyway here are some pics of the awful house, Better luck next year huh. Oh and one more of the tree, this pic turned out better than the other one I posted. I love Christmas dont you?

Thursday, December 4, 2008

A breath of fresh air

Finally after that last depressing post, I can breath more freely now that Im home. My grandma is doing better and I got my car fixed and I made it home to Hurricane with no problems. Thank you to everyone for your sweet comments while I was feeling down. While I was at my parents I did enjoy myself. I got to met my two friends little babies for the first time and was able to take a few cute pics of them.

This is Gunner, he is so precious. I got to witness Gunner's big sis Payton be born and it was an awsome experiance. I love his mommy Candice and am sad I dont get to see her more.

These little feet and this little face are Jericho. I loved smothering him with love while visiting with Brynn and Wade. They are great friends. I think he's little feet turned out stikin cute.

And lastly to add a little spunk in this post may I present to you, CADEN "The bad guy". That is what my nephew was calling himself. I laughed my head off at this. He has footed one piece pajamas on plus three other pairs of pants, three more shirts and socks on his hands. He was doing ninja kicks and crazy moves until he was dripping in sweat, Which didnt take long. I love this kids imagination. Seriously as soon as he was awake in the morning he has to have some kind of super hero or bad guy outfit on. I think I only saw him in normal clothes a few times in 8 days.

of course no post is complete without Maverick, The infamous finger sucking continues(for now) lol

Monday, December 1, 2008

One long week

Well I don't have any fancy or cute pics of Maverick to post, and no fun stories about how wonderful Thanksgiving was. In fact Im just looking for another way to vent/wine/complain/cry about what happened this past week. Lets just start with Thursday (thanksgiving) morning. Nephi and I went to my parents in Santaquin for the holiday. My grandma lives with my parents in a mother in law apartment down stairs. She called first thing in the morning and sounded totally out of it on the phone. My dad went down to check on her and she was drooling all over herself and had no clue what was going on. He yelled at her to try and get her attention and still nothing. Well when she came to we realized her blood sugar was low and helped bring it up. And come to find out she had fallen in her bathroom that night and laid on the floor for who knows how long and was sicker than a dog. So we/I spent all morning attending to her. Well things seemed better Friday and I went shopping with my mom, which was pretty awsome. That is until Saturday when Nephi and I started to go to the mall and my Transmission went out in my car, yes you did read that right it just stopped working. We barley made it off the exit and coasted into a parking lot. Awsome, I just bought this car in July and now this??? Anyway we were supposed to go home on Sunday and now Im stuck here at my parents until my car is done being fixed which is 2,400 to fix. Can you believe that? On top of all that my grandma is doing worse and I dont know how to deal with it. She is the only grandma I have ever known and Im not ready to be without her. I feel so overwhelmed right now and question sometimes why things always happen to me? That is so crazy to even say because I know so many people have it so much worse, but every once in awhile I need to just vent and feel alittle sorry for myself. Im so thankful that I have Heavenly father to lean on at this time. This is the longest post in my blogging history so I wouldnt be surprised if I had no comments because no one is really going to read this whole thing. Anyway hopefully when I get home I can post about something brighter and happier.

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Forks High Prom Twilight Party and Movie

The Party turned out to be so awsome. Everyone was really surprised by the effort we put into all of it. These are just a few pics of the decorations and food. Nephi busted in at the last min and brought me home a real corsage. Can you believe it? I thought it was so cute and thoughtful of him. He hates everything about the books and the movie but is such a good sport and ended up really having a fun time last night

We had a little photo booth set up to take couple pics as they came in, it was so funny we made the guys hold the apple like Edward on the cover of the book and in the movie. Nephi almost had a melt down. He thought it was the gayest thing ever, and really after looking at the pic it kind of is, Sorry

It really turned out to be one of the funnest parties Ive been to in a long time. I loved the dancing and games. And as for the movie, Are you kidding me? I freakin loved it!! The only sad part is having to wait for the next movie. And I had no idea how HOT Emment was going to be in the movie, Hello Emment how you doin?
P.S. maybe I shouldnt have put that pic of Nephi and I on here. Its not a good pic at all. But I just wanted everyone to see how funny the pose was

Friday, November 14, 2008

No you do not need glasses

Yes you really are seeing a pic of my Christmas tree. No I haven't lost my mind I just LOVE Christmas. We or should I say I put up our tree and decorations the other day. I just love the spirit and feeling Christmas brings into our home. Maverick has been so fun to watch, he loves the tree.

This is the cutest nativity set you have ever seen. They are moose instead of people. My house is decorated in cabin type stuff so when I saw this I had to have it. The picture does not even do it justice. The details are so awsome. The baby Jesus moose is my favorite.

I also love my little village. They are polar bears, racoon's, penguins and reindeer instead of people. My mom bought it for me and its fun to have up.

Anyway aside from this random post I want everyone to know how thankful I am for all of my blessings. I thankful for the gospel and the joy and clarity it brings into my life. I'm thankful for my membership in the Church. I remember life without it and I never want to go back. I'm so thankful to be Maverick's mom. He is such a joy in my life, a joy I never thought I would have. Nephi is amazing and full of Patience. I am not easy to be married to, I know that and he loves me unconditionally. He is my rock. I'm thankful for all of my friends and the way they lift my spirits, I truly do not know where I would be without them. And lastly Im thankful for my family and the support they show to me. I know that my joining the church was not easy for them and certainly not something they agreed and still don't agree with but they love my anyway. Its hard not being able to share the gospel and its joy with them but I know that it worth it for me. They know that I love my Heavenly Father and that he is the center of my life and that gives them comfort.
Now did this just feel like a testimony meeting to anyone else? LOL I didn't mean for that to happen but it did, And I don't even care, Enjoy.

Monday, November 10, 2008

Ive been tagged....

So Candice tagged me. The tag is the 4th file and the 4th picture in my computer Here it is

This is J.J. and Maverick finger painting the other day. I just got this computer so I don't have allot of pics in here. The boys loved the finger painting, it was one of the funnest things Ive done with Maverick in along time. He loves to be creative. I love teasing Nephi that with his talents he might be a hairdresser or something like that. He doesn't think its very funny. Anyway I don't really see the point in this particular tag but I didn't want to spoil the tagging chain so I went a long with it. Now I tag Kara and Lenzi

Wednesday, November 5, 2008


Ok Im so excited about this. My friend Amy and I are planning a twilight party for the night of the movie opening. We got together last night to go over all the details. I cant wait, we are doing the theme of Fork's High prom. It will be a couples party with games and everything. I cant tell any more details because its a surprise. However I had to share how cute the invitations are. If you look on the cover of the first book there is and apple, Amy thought of the apple and I thought of the saying. We attatched the invite to the apple with vampire fangs. We gave them to the husbands of all the girls invited. This is what it says, this one is Nephi's

Edward you are not,
but you are all we got.
So, ask the apple of your eye
To be your prom date at Fork's high

Due to the hunting season we
are running low on deer,
So donate five dollars
to keep your wife's neck clear.

Are you kidding me? That is so clever if I do say so myself. I really cant wait for the party, I know Im a nerd but I love these books and cant wait for the Movie

Friday, October 31, 2008


I have had so much fun with my camera and my program to edit things. Here are some pics of Maverick on our first fun Halloween together as a little family, Maverick loved everything about it.

This last pic is just one I took after Maverick enjoyed a yummy milkshake. TOO cute