Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Family Motto

Life has been crazy with the move & remodeling, not to mention school starting & my girl starting kindergarten this year. It has been a whirlwind summer & we are finally settling into our new life... minus an oven and kitchen cupboards. Ry and I have worked & prayed on a family motto for years and after much thought, we finally settled on something. After months of planning and structurally building our house, we felt strongly not to leave out the focus of spiritually building within our home. We wanted our motto to be simple, yet powerful. Easy to remember, but something that would be imprinted on our children and family's hearts forever. Things we wish they would remember all through out their lives; physically, mentally, and spiritually. Focusing on each word separately and celebrating when our family members shine in these aspects. I am so blessed to be a mother raising my three beautiful children and feel so privileged and honored to do so. I am grateful to be able to stay at home doing what I love most, with my family in the center of it all. At times motherhood can be difficult. The hours long and the weight of it all exhausting... it's not for wimps that's for sure. But, it is however, the most fulfilling and rewarding title I will ever hold. Lucky me.

Sunday, August 11, 2013

we believe in angels

Today while sitting in church, I as usual, was frantically trying to keep my kids quite and reverent while still attempting to absorb a spiritual connection. I pulled out a book I had in my bag I was planning on using while teaching our primary class. I was encouraging P to look through the book and think about each picture and what it means to her. To my surprise she actually listened and took her time with each page. She turned the book to this page and starred for a particularly long time. It is a picture of Christ with the Nephite children encircled by angels. She brought the book right up to her nose so she could study it closely. Then she pulled it back and looked up at me. When she caught me watching her, she pointed to the angels and whispered, "Mom, which one is Robyn?" My heart melted.

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

back to school

My almost "too cool" for a first day picture 3rd grader. Love, love, love this boy.

Meet the Teacher night

 My beautiful "kidergartener". Oh my goodness, how will we survive the day without her?
P, mom & O (yes, green rainboots)

Thank goodness for these adorable friends P will share kindergarten with!

Love this first day self portrait by P.