Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Craft it UP

What can I say it is in their blood.  My children just love to make stuff!

A Trip from my Bestie

At the end of August I got to have my BF from AZ come up!  She refuses to come when its cold so she has very limited times of coming.  She also says once Mark is making the big DR bucks I have to start going back to AZ instead!  Sounds good to me.  She got to bring her youngest daughter out with her and her and MJ are the same age so that was super fun.  My kids love her they even call her Auntie.

 Showing the love
 The one thing we do whenever we are together is craft.  We always make crap, it's so much fun. 
 The first night we made loads of bows.....
 Another night we made this thing I found in a magazine for Christmas.
 Addie usually conked out in the chair!
 She is so much fun, she is full of sass and I love it bc so are all of my kids so she fits right in here!

 We dropped my kids off at my moms and took a weekend trip to Nauvoo!  It was so nice to not have my own kids to worry about and give Sheri my full attention.

 Funniest thing...There was this fly bugging the crap out of this ox he was getting so made at it, and Sheri said "is that fly bugging you?"  and I swear to you it looked at her and mooed!! I tell you I swear he understood everything we were saying.
 If her hubby would have been here this would have been his favorite part!
 So this is a letter to Brigham Young from his wife.  I just seriously can't image being driven and murder because of the beliefs of a religion.  Not to mention that at this time most of the men where gone a lot serving missions in England, so these pioneer women are trying to build their homes and do everything else and worry about their lives.  I am truly surprised by the amount of persecution the early Saints went through.
 Silly girl, she loved to "hide" from us
 We got in late on Friday night and this is what the Temple looked like lite up.
I feel so blessed to have the gospel in my life.  So many people don't realize why it is import to do more than just believe in God.  I know that there are so many debates about which church is the true church because every church claims that.  I know that through Joseph Smith god restored his church back on this earth.  I know that our church has all of the keys and the priesthood.  I know that Joseph Smith would not had endured all of this persecution had it not been the true church.  I invite anyone who reads this to request a Book of Mormon, to open it and read the introduction.  To get down on your knees and pray that as you read it you will know of it's truths.  I promise if you read it with an open heart you will know of it's truths. ( We do not replace the Bible with the Book of Mormon, we just believe that it is comparable to the Bible and that it contains dealings of ancient inhabitants of the Americas and contains, as does the Bible, the FULLNESS of the EVERLASTING Gospel.)

If you have any questions please feel free to leave me a comment and I will help direct you in any way possible to the right answer.

Monday, January 30, 2012

Roses for Fun

We live near a florist and I guess as he was driving home he felt inspired..by the sign that says "make everyday a special day" and they were on sale...So he brought me these beautiful pink roses.  When he got home JJ said oh are those for me!  Of course we then shared them!

Friday, January 27, 2012

Summer Time

All we do in the summer is play outside usually.  Brecken came and got me and said "mommy I cleaned up for you!"  "What did you clean? We are outside!"  "POOP!!"  Oh boys will be boys.
 More road fun.  I love looking back at pictures and remembering how sweet these two are to each other, I wish that they would be nice to MJ and that he would be nice to them!

Birthday Dinner

So we have a little tradition, on your birthday you chose whatever you want and I will make it for you.  So this year JJ decided on ravioli, artichoke and fruit kabobs.  Weird combination but she loved it.
 We gave her our gifts that night because Mark was gone for her party.  Grandpa Tom made sure to come up and give her a present too.

Thursday, January 26, 2012

First Day of First Grade

There are so many things I love about this girl, probably because I am her mom.  But for the sake of journaling I have to share a few she is so silly, she has the funniest giggle, she is super compassionate and caring.  A few things I have a love hate relationship with are she is just like me, she is super independent and stubborn.  So although one day those will be strengths right now they are battles.

 He wants to be just like his big sis.
 Her and her little BFF

Chair Sale

Jaylee ran over the gutter with her bike and so she was so upset about it.  I wasn't made I just made sure she understood that it wasn't ok.  So she offered to sell her stuff to make money! It was so so so funny.  She sold seashells and a spider ring and my tomatoes.  Because we have so many awesome neighbors she sold everything and "donated" the money to me, of course I stuck it back in her piggy bank when she wasn't looking.  Good life lesson though.  The best part about this story is when I was her age I did the same thing but for fun all the time.  I would sell anything I could to the neighborhood kids. She is just like me.

Brecken's first day of preschool

My little guy got big, his first day of preschool was Aug 16, 2011.  He was so excited to be big like his big sister.
 My friend, Rach, has a little girl that went to his school.  So they took us the first day and "showed" us around.  When we got out of the car is when he got a bit scared.. Because I am so far behind I can tell you that he seriously still gets sad when I leave and it has been 6 months.  He has an invisible cord that is attached to me and when I get to far he freaks out, so this has been really good for him.  His teachers love him, so that makes me even happier.

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Frog Hunting

My  kids love when Mark comes home because he will take them frog hunting.. No frogs where injured during this process, well that I know of!  I hate slimy things so no way am I touching them.  I wish I could let you hear the screams that come from them when he gets one!  They just think its so freaking cool.

Garden Picking

So the zucchini where out of control this year I was able to shred so much zucchini and share with two other people.  Obviously I didn't take a pick of tall that.  The kids decided they needed to pick the pumpkins because they were orange!  Ugh.. Out tomato plants grew taller than me this year!  I hate gardening but I love watching my kids help me!

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Lotion War

Ok so where am I when these two get into trouble...it's like I disappear!  They decided it would be fun to have a lotion war..from the looks of things Jaylee won for sure.

A trip to the Arbortem

I love her sweetness.
 "I think we are lost Mom!"
 "Let me check the instructions!!!" hahahahahahaha

This is like a huge flower garden it was super pretty..but clouds where rolling in quick so we mainly just let our kids run around.  We did a double FHE with a fam from our ward that we hang with a lot.

Monday, January 23, 2012

Silly Girls

I forgot to add this one to the birthday post, I just love this picture!  Look at the smile on their faces!  That is what it is all about!

Bieber FEVER

Well my little Diva is totally into JB, so we had a Bieber Fever Party.  We started my having the girls do each others hair Bieber style, then they painted nails, had a dance party,  played limbo and last but not least kiss JB!

Chalk it UP

Ok so we are Chalk a holics!  Ok well my kids have me make them a town and roads to ride on.  SO they don't make the town but they enjoy it!  They seriously spend hours playing on it!
 A little unsafe!  Of course that's why she loves it!

Sunday, January 22, 2012

The Girls

My girls adore each other.  I hope they grow to be best friends, and continue the relationship that they have now.