Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Christmas is coming...

I won't lie. I have a major crush on Christmas. It's all I think about. It's my true obsession.

The temple...

My sweet Christian went inside the temple for the very first time. He had been asking about it and anticipating it for weeks. His testimony of the gospel is like a bright light. I'm so grateful he got to have that experience. 



Shopping...girl style...

It really helps when you and your daughter are the same size. It makes shopping for her a whole lot easier when I can just shoot her a text like this one...

Thanksgiving and feeling thankful...

It's been nearly 20 years since all of my siblings and I have been together at the same time. We all finally made it happen this past thanksgiving. The funny thing is, people don't really change that much...so years are really just words and are completely relative. 

Time is an interesting word. We never run out of it but can't get enough of it. I couldn't help but wonder if this would be the last time we'd all be together with both of our parents living. That's one thing you cannot do with time, you can't change it. I feel and am blessed to have had time with my wonderful family. They are what have molded me into me.

Last but not least our beautiful Halee came home from college for 5 days. It went by too fast but We get her for Christmas so I am once again doing a countdown until then. 

Family is everything.








Cutie...

Only this girl could look this cute with this filter...

Thursday, November 17, 2016

The cube...

If you know me well, you know I am pretty much anti-video games. I just think there are so many more worthwhile things to take up my child's time. We purchased a rubik's cube last week and the kids are obsessed. Especially Connor. He's one determined child. He's been working his tail off to get it right and he's been successful many times. I admire this child.

Nurturing...

Scarlett ended up getting her fingers shut in the door yesterday, and Grace immediately ran in and did everything she could to take care of my sweet little girl. As the kids get older I am needed less and less. And it's not something I can be too sad over because seeing the kids take care of each other is one major reward in parenting.