Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Six Months

Oh sister. You are everything I ever dreamed of and more. Why we were lucky enough to have you come in to our family, I will never know. You are beautiful beyond words. You have the BEST temperament, dreamiest eyes, turn me inside out and melt my heart smile. I am so blessed. I want to hold you so close that you can't grow... ever. However, each day you get all the more gorgeous. Happy half year. So Glad we kept you alive.... there were time P had us worried. At this point in your life you love rolling, rolling, rolling! And your mouth! You love putting your hands, feet and everything you can find in your mouth! And we can't forget your smile!! We adore you lovie.

Saturday, December 17, 2011

The Reason for the Season.

Yesterday my sweet little four year old did something that amazed me. As usual our house was busy...I said busy, not chaotic. Eh, let's be honest, it was crazy... busy. Every so often between homework, making dinner, and so on, my sweet daughter would enter the kitchen, then leave for a little bit. I saw her even take scissors at one point. Now looking back, I don't know why I didn't stop her. During all the hustle and bustle she had taken a magnetic picture frame off the fridge and cut a small picture to fit inside. She pushed all the other papers, lists, and notes aside and perfectly placed the picture framed in the center of the fridge. I turned the corner just in time to witness her finishing. She breathed heavily and said, "Well, that's way much betta." I looked to see what it was that she was so proud of. I saw a picture of our Savior's birth cut perfectly to size to fit inside our little magnetic frame. The only thing that fit inside was Jesus Christ. All the mess on the fridge seemed completely pointless when she placed his picture perfectly in the center. Wow. Pretty profound. Christ is the reason for the season. He needs to be the center of our home during Christmas time & always. I am so blessed to be a mother and learn something new everyday from my sweet kids.

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Dancing Queen

P had her first dance recital this year. We were a little nervous she would get on stage and....choke. Seeing as how every time she went to dance she would completely ignore everyone until they did the "train" song! But, truly she loves dance. I just may or may not have told her that I would take her to target if she did her dance. Needless to say, she danced her little heart out on stage. Facial expressions and all. Oh, wow. We love her! Thanks for great family coming out and supporting our little dancer. It is a long way to come for something so simple, but we appreciate it! Congrats P!!

Friday, December 9, 2011


G's class at school was chosen to sing Christmas carols at Chick Fil A this year. He did a fabulous job singing. He was so, so excited to participate. He would walk around the house doing chores, homework and so on singing Feliz Navidad. Too cute. We love this little guy. The holidays wouldn't be the same without the kids & the spirit of Christmas.

Monday, December 5, 2011

Temple Lights

 we took the kids to the Temple lights this week & it was amazing. I love, love going to see the lights. We used to go when I was little and the holidays don't feel the same until we go to the Temple lights. My kids had such a great time. Poor R tried for about 10 minutes to take 1 clear picture of us. :) We got tired of smiling, so gave up. Just as we did the Elders came by and offered to take a group shot. R tried to talk them out of it, and wall-a! They got a crispy clear shot on the first try! Go figure. The only down fall to the evening was after R saw all the lights, he came home motivated to put up MORE!! Holy Griswalds. Love this time of year!!

Friday, December 2, 2011

Happy Birt-day!

Happy Birthday beautiful P. You are amazing. We absolutely adore you. You have brought so much joy, laughter, entertainment, happiness, sweetness, and love into our lives over the past four years. We are lucky to have you in our family. We love you baby girl!

(we snuck into your room this morning to wake you up with singing "happy birthday" you got mad. then you walked into the family room and said, "where is everybody? where are all my friends?!" uncontrollable laughter came from all corners of the room. mad p stomped back to her room.)


There is never a dull moment on a famous "jeep ride".

Funny idea #1: Chicken fight.

Funny idea #2: Cover those clown's eyes.
Funny idea numbero tres: Hannah tries to touch her toes.