Wednesday, November 25, 2009

tribute to Grandpa Buzz

My grandpa buzz…

I have soooo many fond memories of my grandpa Buswell. I don’t even know where to begin. I always looked forward to visits to grandpas as a child and getting to spend time with my family at the farm. I loved seeing my grandpa and my dad working with the animals and especially riding the horses. I will never forget all the stories my grandpa told me when I was a child. They were stories from everything in his life like the war, being a young boy in Ogden, and raising his family. I think my favorite thing we would do with my grandpa was fishing at the cabin in the Uintahs. I was so proud that I knew how to fish and I always made sure to tell everyone that it was my expert grandpa who taught me how! I am not much of the camping/out-doorsey type of girl, but I loved my trips to the cabin with my grandpa. As I was growing up, I was always very interested in history and I loved to hear the war stories from grandpa. I am so proud to be related to such a brave and patriotic person. Most recently, I loved to occasionally just pop over to grandpa and grandmas and just sit, listen to music and enjoy their company. I will always cherish those times with my grandpa.

I can’t go anywhere without finding some sort of connection to the people I meet because I am a Buswell. My friends joke and call it the “Buswell curse”. I have to correct them and say it is one of my many “Buswell blessings”. I am so extremely proud to be a Buswell. As soon as I introduce myself, I get the immediate slew of questions which nearly always includes “Are you related to the Buswell’s in North Ogden? Are you related to Don Buswell?” Every time I respond with a very proud, “why YES I am!” I will always remember my grandpa as a very important part of the community and I would hope to someday have an influence on as many lives as he did.

I think the most important thing that I will always remember about my grandpa was all the love and concern he showed toward me. He always wanted to be up to date on my life and never failed to be 100% supportive and understanding. He has always been such a wonderful example of service and kindness. He and grandma raised such a wonderful, beautiful and loving family. I know I will always look to them when I raise my own family one day. I will never forget his love for the Lord and his testimony. I am so grateful to be blessed to be a part of such a wonderful family and I will forever be grateful for my amazing grandpa Buswell! I LOVE YOU GRANDPA!!

Thursday, November 5, 2009

beautiful girls :)

these are a couple of the pictures i took of the girls this fall. they are truly beautiful!!

i love my job!! :):):)

Sunday, November 1, 2009


i can't believe it, i have been in connecticut three months already. i love my job, i have met a lot of great new people and i have been able to see some beautiful country!! the east coast is absolutely gorgeous this time of year. i have always wanted to see it first hand and the scenery here has exceeded all my expectations. also, the connecticut charm has been such a pleasant surprise. i am becoming more and more of a CT fan every day. i feel very lucky to have such a fun job with adorable kids that bring so much light into my days. i could go on forever about how great my life is right now. so if you want to hear more, please give me a call!

Monday, August 31, 2009

i heart Evan Kasprzak!!

***follow this link to see evan in action***

i absolutely LOVE evan! i have been a big fan and follower of his since he first auditioned for So You Think You Can Dance last year... and i will be forever!!! he is definitely my favorite when he is dancing in his own style, like in this little vid of him. check it out, you will love it. :)

Sunday, August 30, 2009

one month down

i can't believe i have already been here a whole month!! time has just flown by. i feel so comfortable already in west hartford and with my job that it feels like i have been here for so much longer. but it also feels like just yesterday i was spending my days at the beach in san diego. my life these past few months couldn't have been any better.

i am kinda sad because emma (5 yrs old) started kindergarden last week. i've lost my playmate... :( it has been so much fun to be able to play around all day as if i am five. i definitely have the best job ever!!

the babies are nearly walking and are getting very excited about communicating. we will occasionally here some understandable words and it has been fun to see them try so hard to figure out new things. i feel like i am constantly hustlin throughout the house to keep up with the little movers!!!

Friday, August 14, 2009

Beach Day!!

we had a GREAT day at Crescent Beach today! the weather was beautiful, the girls were sooooo good, and we had so much fun!!

me and zoe, catchin a few rays!

cute little zoe-zo and cute little madeline-ey!

me and emma's sweet frisbee-on-the-beach action. :)


Saturday, August 8, 2009

just call me NANNY whitney

as of a week and a half ago, i am called nanny! to catch everyone up, i will be the nanny for a great family in west hartford connecticut for the next year. i am responsible for three beautiful little girls: emma(5), and twins madeline and zoe(1). it has been such a smooth transition to this job, its almost unbelievable. i have really meshed well with the girls. it has been a busy and eventful week, but really quite fun! i have really lucked out with the great family and situation that i have walked into.

of course, i already know the area like the back of my hand! i have never really had a problem finding my way around, just ask anyone. it's hard for me to get lost. i've already found the two closest malls and most importantly the closest american eagle. haha, i can't seem to stay away for too long! but the little town of west hartford is absolutely adorable and fulfilled all my east coast small town expectations. it has no mountains compared to utah, about a 60% increase in humidity, and trees blocking your view in every direction. so very different than the utah i know and love. but i am learning to get used to it, and honestly kinda enjoy it.

i am super excited for this next year that i am going to be spending here!! life is good. :)