Saturday, November 12, 2011

E 3months

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Happy Together

One evening as I was helping put a horse back in her corral with my husband
I was filled with such completeness.  It wasn't the task we were doing it was
that we were doing it together!  As we walked back to the house in the moonlight
it felt carefree and romantic to walk hand in hand in such a natural way.
There was no crazy teenage energy bolts or akwardness, just sweet companionship
and loving unity.

A few weeks ago my sweetie and I shared our 11th anniversary.
I am so glad we share a friendship that goes beyond the worldly norm.
I am glad we have common goals that get through the bad days.
I praise my Father in Heaven that he saw fit to bring us together, and
that we can be together forever because of his mighty power.

Don't get me wrong it is not all roses and discouragement has plagued us.
The fact remains that we want to be together and with God
nothing is impossible!

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Family my Ultimate Goal!

Something Sweet just for me!

The first few weeks of my new baby girls life I would look at her and feel
I had snuck a treat from heaven.  I don't feel so much like I swiped an extra
cookie any more, it has evolved to a joyful feeling that feels more like
sweetness of something added or bestowed.  A blessing and I feel so glad
I'm privileged.  I am privileged to share a relationship with my husband
and a relationship with each of my 5 children (and if I am lucky more).

                    all of us at baby E's blessing
Our relationships are so very vital and important!
Without them we wouldn't have much of anything worthwhile.
Think about it, even an idea when shared is better. 

So where else would the adversary strike us in our relationships!

"He works to drive a wedge of disharmony between a father and a 
mother. He entices children to be disobedient to their parents. He 
makes family home evening and family prayer inconvenient. He 
suggests family scripture study is impractical. That’s all it takes, 
because Satan knows that the surest and most 
effective way to disrupt the Lord’s work is to
diminish the effectiveness of the family and 
the sanctity of the home.” 
(M. Russell Ballard, The Sacred Responsibilities of Parenthood, March 2006)

When we decided to have our family continue to grow it seemed like
overnight everone was super grouchy and rude to one another.  One day
was especially bad and I expressed aloud why is this happening?!
I knew that evil forces were at work to attack my home and divide our
relationships with one another and perhaps even prevent the bringing of
a new angel to our home.

I have been pondering lately.  God wants us to create families and
raise children up unto the Lord.  Anything that takes us away from that
ultimate goal of family, is not of God.  As our Father he loves us and wants
us to feel that same love.  That love begins at Home.

Envy, anger, rudeness, even being tired can cause unhappy times.
Tiredness has been getting me very snappish lately and I know it
has caused a loss of spirit and harmony for us.  When we are all
together sharing our time and our kindness it brings Happiness.
I want to feel united as a family. 

We are a team working together to
return to our heavenly home and be with our Heavenly Father.


Sunday, July 17, 2011

Meeting our new Angel Baby E!

Welcome to our family Baby E!
Born June 29th
6 lbs. 13 oz. 19 inches long
We love every bit of you!

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Making Noodle Weenie

Have you heard of Noodle Weenie?
My hubby saw it on line and we thought it would so much fun for our kids!

You just take your spaghetti and stick through a portion of hot dog and
then boil like you should for the pasta brand.

Thursday, June 9, 2011

baby bump... uh I mean MOUNTAIN!

(wasn't going to post any of me but then thought that wasn't fair)
At  about 34 weeks


Gathered up my kiddies for haircuts.
Some just got trims but others wanted big changes.

Hair cuts are fun aren't they!
On the left are the before shots and the right are the after shots.

Matchy Matchy

L showing her new doll wearing matching dresses.
Made those dresses with a pattern I came up with.
Lots of fun making up patterns.

L's Little House on the Praire Birthday party

L had lots of fun at her birthday party. Her Mama had a fun getting it ready too.
We all really enjoyed the games and dressing up like we were from the old days.
You can check out her mama's blog post of it here.

As a very special present she got a doll with her favorite accessories;
Baking supplies and cupcakes!  When L grows up she wants to have a cupcake
bakery with sparkly pink cupcakes.  She is so determined to do I won't be surprised
when she does it as a grown up.

Her sister M holding up clothes pin dolls we made as an activity.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

I have a 2 year old

Can you believe how big he is now?!

Saturday, March 5, 2011

School pictures

took the girls "School Pictures yesterday"
So which picture should I select to send on to the virtual Year book?