Tuesday, December 23, 2008

A few fun videos for your holiday enjoyment

She learned this song along with a few others at her music group. My camara had some problems at the performance, so I asked her to do her own little performance for the camara. Of course she was more than willing to humor me. I'll try to get it again in better lighting and get her other songs on it, as well. And here's the funniest video of Roan just cracking up. I love the age when any silly little thing can set them off. And to hear them laughing that deep belly laugh is adorable. I can't help but laugh when I hear it.

What a cute little Indian

I'm a little behind posting this, but he was so cute. Aston made this in preschool for Their Thanksgiving feast. It turned out so cute and he wanted to be an "indiam" all day for about a week.

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Mommy, we're rockstars""

I was busy doing my own thing (as usual), which I'm trying to not do quite so much. I'm sure many of you can relate to me when I say that I'm trying really hard to stop sometimes and enjoy the small moments with my kids. Anyhow, the were off in their rooms for a while and they came out laughing and saying "mommy, look, we're rockstars" it was so cute. Then they proceeded to play their guitars. That's what they're doing in the picture together. The things these kids come up with can really brighten my day. I'm so glad I have those moments to enjoy.

Friday, December 5, 2008

For an inspirational and testimony building experience

Hi, This isn't my usual blog posts, but this story really touched me and I wanted to share it for others to go to. For me, this story has reminded me of the important things in life and truly inspired me to strive to be better. I have realized that my trials are for but a moment in the eternal scheme of things and that I can still live every other moment to the fullest and try to be the best. Recently, I heard that a friend of mine from many years ago was recently married and they have been experiencing an extremely difficult trial. I got the blog address and I checked it out. I was not expecting to get what I did. I ended up staying up until after 1:00 AM reading it and catching up. It was an amazing story, but I have suddenly put my life and trials into a better perspective. I can only imagine what these amazing people have been through and what it must be like, but I do know that no matter what this life brings us, there are things that are solid truths that will never change, that we must cling to. Jesus is our Christ and our Redeemer. He loves us and it is only through His love and his atonement that we are saved. That life can bring many challenges, but if we cling to this, our lives can remain strong and in-tact amidst a world that is not. I am so grateful for this. This couple's names are Susan and Justin Turley. She is 25 and he is around 31 (I believe). They have been married almost a year now. They found out after they had been married for about five or six months that she had colon cancer. Since then, they have been through a lot, but as it stands now, the doctors have sent her home to rest because her body cannot take any more of the Chemotherapy. Their blog is not private and I believe that they have it out there as an inspirational story for anyone who wants to see it. If you have a chance, go to their blog and spend a little time hearing her story. It is truly amazing and inspirational. And if you want to, post the address on your blog for others who might be experiencing their own trials and be inspired by this story. The address is...


Friday, November 21, 2008

Jane's Surgery

We had to take our little girl in to have a hernia fixed in her belly. It was just a little tiny one and the surgery was outpatient. She was a little distracted by the fact that she got to play dress up and put on a cute little hat and gown.
Then, of course, princess stickers on her mask.The surgery itself was short and the Doctor said it went great.

Before...(the after is yet to be seen)

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Birthday play day

Instead of a party, we decided to have a birthday afternoon of fun with Jai. Their birthdays are ten days apart and of course they've known each other from the beginning. So, for their gifts, I got them matching outfits from shirt and skirt, to bow and belt. They looked so cute. First, Heidi and Tatum got to our house at about 11:00 and the girls opened their outfits (of course, Jaidyn knew she was getting hers and she couldn't wait, so she started stripping down before they even started!!) and of course, there' s the crazy curly hair BEFORE I tame it... Next, off to Sweet Cakes...

Pose for the camara....They made some friends...

Make a wish...

Last, but not least, shopping and dress up time

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Halloween night

School Halloween parties

Here's Aston with his preschool teacher, Mrs. Rogers. She is so cute. He loves her. You can see why.

Jaidyn's school has a parade and her classroom had a party.

Mom's got together and planned creative little activities. It was adorable.

Here's Jaidyn with a couple of her good friends she's made at school.

Thursday, November 13, 2008

The ADORABLE singing group

We really have been so lucky to get into such a great ward when we moved from San Diego. Anyway, Maren Cook and Candice Drew, talented and lovely sisters, teach a singing group of about 20 girls and it is the cutest thing EVER. Seriously, between the Beach boys and church songs and just good ol' fashioned "School Days", it couldn't have been any cuter. You have to listen to them, I should have kept the video running for all of it instead of separate videos for each song, but I will only bore you with a few. I think they are so stinking cute and fun to watch.

Ward Halloween party

We went all out on our trunk this year for our trunk or treat . I even got a personal body guard to man it so the little punks didn't take too many treats. Look at what a great body guard he is, kept 3 kids under control all the while standing guard on the trunk THE WHOLE NIGHT.

What cute girls. The butterfly and the witches. Don't they just fit together?

Have you ever seen a cuter Woody and Super man ?

Saturday, October 11, 2008

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

First day of school

Can you believe that hair? That is all natural. Not even a blow dryer. Just a tiny bit of product to help it shine (thanks to some helpful tips ).

She was surprisingly a little nervous. It was funny because she wasn't acting like her normal bubbly self. She kept looking at me with questioning eyes like "Should I go?" and "what should I do?" and "I'm not sure I want to do this". Of course, no tears or clinging to me, just a little nervous. She loved it when she came home though and had so much to tell me. She got the first "star" of the year from the music teacher. That was pretty exciting for her. Her teacher said that that was a big deal because this music teacher doesn't give out stars very often. So far so good :).

Friday, August 15, 2008

Best Friends

These two have such a bond. Sometimes they can't be in a room together, but most of the time, they can't stand to be away from each other. This was one such time when they decided they HAD to sit on the same chair for dinner 'because we love each other'. And they hugged each other just like this. How can you say no to that? It was so sweet.

Saturday, July 5, 2008

4th of July

Ryan had the grand idea of making flag waffles for breakfast and couldn't stop thinking about it all night. When he woke up that morning, the first thing he said was "I can't quit thinking about those flag waffles." Then he got out of bed and headed straight for the grociery store to get the berries. They did turn out cute. And of course, he had to pick them up a little Fourth of July gift. So he got them goggles.

Thursday, June 12, 2008

Handsome boy

I just put this in because he is so handsome in his church clothes.

Monday, May 26, 2008

Schnepps Farms Peach Festival

The kids have so much fun. We do the pumpkin festival in October and the Peach Festival in the spring. It's a little out of order, but that's okay, it was a fun day to remember.

Thursday, May 15, 2008

Happy 3rd Birthday Aston and Clay


Aston is such a sweet boy and is just happy with anything, that sometimes he doesn't seem to get a lot of attention because he doesn't demand it. We decided that Aston needed to have a birthday party with friends and games and food and fun for the first time. He had a ball. His friend Clay just happens to have a birthday just days apart from Aston, so we combined and had a party for two birthday boys. It was such a fun day. Happy Birthday buddy!