Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Look how handsome - 5 months old!

Isn't he the cutest thing you've ever seen. I'm smitten. He has the sweetest smile. I have a drawer full of size 3-6 month summer time clothes that I thought he would never get to wear...but would you look at this, we are having summer in December. Did we hit 80 degrees today? I don't know but I know I was sweating as I was hanging up my Christmas lights. I experienced this one other time, on my mission, where the seasons were reversed. I saw snow in July and felt the heat of summer at Christmas. Anyway, back to this cute little boy. I have been trying on all these summer clothes on him while we are experiencing this heatwave. Here he is in an outfit I found at Old Navy that he wore on Saturday on our trip to the temple with the activity day girls.
He was an angel and what a good we had! The temple is so beautiful and it was nice to travel with the girls and share with them this special place. I love to go to the temple and I wish I could go more often. It is especially nice to be able to continually revisit the temple where Aaron and I were married and remember that special day! Look at this great group of girls. I love working with them!!
Alright, let's not get too far off course. I've got to continue bragging about my children. Grandma called yesterday and asked what we were up to. I said that we were just cleaning the house, as usual. She asked if we could put that off until tomorrow and go to the mall with her today. What???? Put off cleaning to go shopping at the mall with Grandma. I think we can do that. Well, guess who was there. Santa Claus! Here they all are telling him how good they've been.
I've been good too. You know how I know. Santa asked me what I wanted for Christmas and I said I wanted a stainless steel tea kettle and POOF, there it was. I didn't even have to wait till Christmas. Thanks Grandma Santa!

Well that's the latest at our house. Oh, wait. I have video to post. I'll do that tomorrow. I've got to go make lunch and go to bed.

Oh. One more thing. How do you like my music list. I love the song Breath of Heaven by Amy Grant. Since this is going to be my journal/scrapbook of sorts I thought I would share/record some memories as they come to me, since, you know, for the most part, I can't remember what I did yesterday. Anyway, this song always reminds me of one Thanksgiving, when I was still at BYU. I went home with one of my roommates to her home in Moab, UT. We decided that we would get up before sunrise and hike to Delicate Arch in Arches National Park. It was beautiful and we listened to this song over and over again the whole trip. Remember Annette???

Tuesday, December 4, 2007


I took this personality test. I don't know how accurate it is. I don't feel too much like a nurturer. Do you all see me as being boring, dominant and stuck in a rut. Maybe it is me. I think I'm pretty competent and dependable. I guess it is me.

You Are An ISFJ
The Nurturer
You have a strong need to belong, and you very loyal.A good listener, you excel at helping others in practical ways.In your spare time, you enjoy engaging your senses through art, cooking, and music.You find it easy to be devoted to one person, who you do special things for.
In love, you express your emotions through actions.Taking care of someone is how you love them. And you do it well!
At work, you do well in a structured environment. You complete tasks well and on time.You would make a good interior designer, chef, or child psychologist.
How you see yourself: Competent, dependable, and detail oriented
When other people don't get you, they see you as: Boring, dominant, and stuck in a rut

Sunday, December 2, 2007

Cute Kids

Okay, forget the gratitude journal. I am very blessed and I am very thankful, but obviously not enough to be diligent in keeping a gratitude journal. I thought it would do easier online, but I guess not. On the other hand, I hear the activity day girls are doing a good job on their journals. Good for them! Our home teachers came last week and shared a very motivational story about keeping journals. I know I really need to do it. Does anyboday have any good suggestions?

I hope you all had a good Thanksgiving. We did. We had a great meal over at Ali's around noon and then Johnny and Aaron took all the kids to the movies. Wyatt and I had a quiet and peaceful afternoon at home and for that I am very, very grateful. Here are a couple of pictures I took today before church. I hope you enjoy them.
Isn't he handsome!!! He is a little sweetheart! Look at those eyelashes.
Aren't they cute! I don't know what they would do if they didn't have each other. I don't know what I would do without them.

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Gratitude Journal - Day 8 & 9

Oh bother, I'm late again. So now it's two in one. I'm thankful for hot showers and pencils with good erasers.

Sunday, November 18, 2007

Gratitude Journal - Day 4, 5, 6, 7

What a slacker. I am thankful for warm, sunny days in November, knobs on my kitchen cabinets, music, my washing machine and dryer. When are they going to invent something to fold and put away the clothes??? Goodnight!

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Gratitude Journal - Day 3

Well, since I'm still awake and I know what I am grateful for today, I will post my entry now. I am grateful for computers. I love my computer! If it is down or broke or someone else is using it I get all jittery and shaky inside. I am addicted. I could spend the whole day playing on it. Oh, how I waste my time. I could be doing so many other things, but I can't get enough. That's all I have to say about that.

Experiment with digital scrapbooking

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Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Gratitude Journal - Day 2

Today was a busy day for us all. One of the appointments we had today was Wyatt's 4 month checkup. He is doing great! He weighs 12 lbs 4 oz now and is in the 50th percentile for height. As many of you know, we had some complications with this pregnancy and worried that something may be wrong with the baby. We had a lot of tearful days worrying and praying that everything would be alright and our baby would be healthy. Well, one week past his due date we had a beautiful, tiny, baby boy. I am grateful for this small miracle. He is precious! I am grateful for the power of prayer because I know many people prayed for him and for our family. I am grateful for the power of the priesthood because Aaron gave me a blessing, in which he said everything would be alright and it is. I am truly blessed!

Monday, November 12, 2007

14 Days of Gratitude

I am very lucky to be able to work with the girls ages 8-11 at church as activity day leader. We have a fun time and they are super girls. This week we are going to be talking about gratitude. Tis the season. I will be giving each of them a little notebook and a challenge to keep a gratitude journal, or in other words, to recognize and write down the blessings they recieve daily. I thought it would be fun to try it here, too. So for the next 2 weeks I will be including a daily log of something that I am grateful for that day. I hope you all will join me in my "14 days of gratitude". I would love to hear from all of you. All you have to do is click on the "Comments" button at the bottom of this post and share your thoughts. It's real easy.

Now, it goes without saying that I am most grateful for my family, for my Savior and for the gospel in my life, but I also wanted to try to remember some of the smaller, everyday things that I am thankful for...and one thing thing that I am grateful for EVERY night is my warm, comfortable bed. I make it everyday, even if it is right before I get in it, because I love to crawl into it every night. It feels so good to rest my weary body after a long, busy day. That's where I'm headed right now. Sweet dreams to you all!

Wednesday, November 7, 2007

The Mom

I have to post this link just because it is sooooo funny and so true and as the years go by it will only become moreso, I'm sure. I laugh everytime I watch it. I'm sure many of you moms have already seen it but it is so funny.


Monday, November 5, 2007

Happy Birthday Alex! The Big 13.

It's official. He's a teenager. Happy birthday to you. Here are some pictures of Alex over the years. Just a little boy.

April 2003
August 2003 with Wesley.December 2003
March 2004 with Baby Lauren
October 2004
Halloween - October 2004
December 2004
July 2005 June 2006Well, look at him now. Not a little boy anymore.Is he taller than his dad??? If not, he will be soon. We hope you had a good birthday!

Curtains for all of us!

I tried to post this several weeks ago but I couldn't get the video to upload so here it is now, a few weeks late. We still hope you come back and visit again soon.

Grandma and Aunt Maryann came for a visit last week month from NJ. It was good to see them. I hope they had a good time while they were here. Here they are with Sydney, Lauren and Wyatt telling jokes. I don't know, but this could be foreshadowing. Fast forward 50 years and this could be me with Sydney and Lauren and their grandkids sitting on our laps telling silly jokes. I hope so! Come back and visit soon!

Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Happy Halloween

Trick or Treat.

Can I have some candy, please???
Wickedly Witchy Sydney strikes a pose.
Miss Laurena "Clown" Beana strikes her own pose.

Aren't they cute? I love Hot Chili Pepper Wyatt.

Well, it's all over. Now we set our sites on Christmas. Anybody want some candy??

Monday, October 29, 2007

Boo at the Zoo

We went to the zoo on Saturday. It was the perfect day with beautiful weather. We always enjoy a day at the zoo. Here are some pics.

Trunk or Treat

It is tradition to have a trunk or treat at church and the kids look forward to it every year. It's just one more opportunity for them to bring home gobs of candy. Here they are in there costumes. Aren't they cute!