Thursday, June 30, 2016

Christian turns 12...

When I look at this picture I don't just see Christian, I see Chris. They look so much a like and have very similar mannerisms. One thing I love about Christian is he's such a gentleman to me. He holds the door...carries stuff in...and is always saying "Mom, do you need help?" Now those words are music to my ears, because I almost always do. 

He's 12 today and I feel truly blessed to have this sweet, handsome, caring young man in my life.

Saturday, June 25, 2016

Scarlett turns 7...

This beauty turned 7 today. Her birthday requests were crepes for breakfast, and strawberry shortcake for her birthday cake. These were small gifts for a beloved child. I would give her the world if I could. I love you my little letter bug...

Thursday, June 23, 2016

Hold on...

I walked in on Christian tonight at 11:30pm (I keep My kids up late in Summer so we can all sleep in...it's marvelous.) I then noticed his choice of reading. I said "Wow, you got caught praying AND reading your scriptures?Good move." He smiled. He and I both know he was doing both of these things out of the sincerest part of his soul. My heart as a mother was touched. If I could make one wish in this world, I can honestly say that it would be that my children hold on to the legacy of the gospel. Because if they do...I know they'll be happy. And isn't happiness what every parent wants for their child...

Scarlett and Christian...

June, June, June...I swear, you break the bank every year. 3 June babies, but two of them agreed to combine their birthday dinner which was super fun and nice. I love these kiddos...


DNA...

One thing I love about family's is DNA. It shows in tiny details. I see Chris when I look in Scarlett's eyes...I see myself when I look at Austin. I see little details of all of us intertwined together. We have the same blood, and for whatever reason...that makes my heart swell.

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Boo...

Halee and I went to see the scariest movie ever tonight. Scary enough to jump out of our seats a few times. I just love her friendship. The older my kids get the more I find myself wanting to spend time with them. Not just parent/kid time but friend/friend time. 

Saturday, June 18, 2016

Epic relay, 2016

6 years in a row, of running with terrific women. I feel Blessed to know so many good people and am truly amazed by the determination you find in yourself doing hard things. These ladies are epic in more ways than one.