Monday, August 12, 2013
Families are beautiful and I love this little family of ours. How did I get so lucky?
**Tonight we are going canoeing for FHE. I can't wait to see the excitement on this little boy's face, and the pleasure on hers! Must make the most of the last days of this summer break...
Sunday, August 11, 2013
Walking to church is one of my favorite weekly traditions. Sister was ahead on her scooter, thus her absence in this photo. My little boy looks so big with his backpack! (Thank heavens he's on his way to nursery and not school)
Now that's what I call sweet.
Tuesday, August 6, 2013
I love to see my Mr. play with our children. He relates to them in a way that only he can do. Tonight Charlie pulled him up on the trampoline. He laughed and giggled like he had waited all day for that moment. Oh, they are sweet.
This little boy is going to be so sad when sister starts school. He loves her, and her hair! She rarely plays the piano without him running up and pulling her ponytail. Not good. I'm already dreading not having her home with us during the day, but I'm stoked that she gets out of school at 2:15 this year!! I think she's ready, which make it a little easier for the mama.
I'm still loving my road bike! It feels incredible every time I reach the top of the canyon. Not to mention the 30 mph ride down!! I see the most beautiful sunrises, and love hearing the sounds of nature while I cycle. I pray everyday that I won't hit a deer. They would undoubtedly win, but I don't want to test my suspicion.
Now we're off to bed. (trying to get back on a decent schedule before that 7:30 a.m. school time) Yikes!
Monday, July 8, 2013
he loves the 'peek-a-boo barn' app
We have spent a better part of the past three months being sick. Fevers, flu, achy joints, and now our pediatrician thinks Charlie has juvenile arthritis. While for some a diagnosis like that would be devastating, for us it has been a relief. We knew he was suffering, the question has been "with what?" When he started limping and holding his wrist saying "ouch," we had some clue about where to begin. A blood test concluded that he is definitely suffering from inflammation. Naproxen has been a miracle drug, improving his quality of life dramatically, until it started causing digestive problems. Now we are going off that to see if his digestive issues resolve. We will get it figured out. I'm overjoyed everyday when I see him running, laughing and acting like a 20 month old! And those teeth, oh how I love to see them when he smiles!
Our summer really has been uneventful so far. We look forward to visiting museums, the zoo, and cousins in Orem when Charlie is more comfortable. Lauren has been so patient with him, and me while we get this figured out. Sometimes I swear she was 20 years old the day she was born. Her maturity amazes me. And let me not forget to mention that she received the 'President's Award for Academic Excellence' at her 5th grade graduation! So, so proud. Last Friday she babysat (awake) Charlie for the first time while my Mr. and I went out to dinner. Oh the JOY! Blessed day! I think we're on to something here...
Tuesday, April 9, 2013
Lizzy wore her Easter dress and Charlie wore his outfit long enough for us to take the sacrament, then we came home. (without Mr. W who was being sustained and set apart for a new calling) It felt wonderful to participate in this sacred ordinance on a beautiful Easter morning. I couldn't stand the thought of missing it, even in my exhausted state. How thankful I am to have a testimony of the resurrection of my Savior, Jesus Christ.
Grandma and Grandpa, and our dear friends joined us in the afternoon for a Easter dinner. I always miss being home with my family on holidays, but I feel blessed to have loving people around me to share them with.
Now, let's hope the remainder of April is slightly less eventful...
Friday, March 29, 2013
Easter outfits are complete. Fitted, hemmed, and buttons attached. Which means no stress to hurry and finish them last minute! I love sewing Oliver + S patterns. They sew together beautifully, and are finished inside and out. I can't wait to see my babies (sorry Lizzy, but you'll always be my baby) in their handmade clothes on Sunday. I feel like such a domestic mother, and I live for that feeling. I love carrying on tradition, and I will continue to as long and she will let me. We are 10 years and running!
Now, for the second reason. This is the first day that Lizzy has fixed her own hair for school!!!! She is maturing, and becoming more opinionated about how she wants her hair. We don't always agree. Many days I will fix her hair the way she asks, only to see that she has taken it out when I pick her up from school. (which is totally okay, I remember doing the same thing)
This morning was no different. We were both trying to be agreeable, but it just wasn't working. I asked (politely) "Would you like to do your own hair this morning?" To my surprise she said "YES!" I left her to do whatever she wished, and she completely surprised me when she walked downstairs with two braids! I am so proud of her! Oh the JOY!
And that is why today is a blessed day in my book.
Thursday, March 28, 2013
My poor boy has been sick since Monday. Though I would never know it until diaper changing time. I finally called the doctor today and they said there is a 7 day stomach flu going around. He's got it. And my Mr. too. But, I don't mind pampering my family and playing nurse for a while. I especially love the extra snuggles!
Mr. W and I are slightly addicted to Downton Abbey at the moment. We haven't watched any of it until the past few weeks, so it's been a marathon watching all 3 seasons at once! A very good marathon I might add. (we are currently watching season 3, so no spoilers please!!!) It's our little treat every night after we tuck the children in bed! I can't wait to see what happens tonight...
And oh yes, I finished both Easter outfits this week. Now to finish preparing for the Easter Bunny to fill those baskets!
Tuesday, March 5, 2013
time gets away from me too quickly anymore. i find myself using instagram to capture "moments" in our lives. probably not the best idea for printing, but it's better than nothing. we've had many moments the past few weeks. lizzy loves to "sleepover" in our room. we bring the mattress up, and she camps beside our bed. we have our time to talk about the day, then invite her in. this time we left her reading on the couch. when we went to get her, she had fallen asleep with her earmuffs on. too sweet this girl is!
Wednesday, February 13, 2013
Tuesday, February 12, 2013
our girl was in the annual monster concert at usu on saturday! i'm so proud of her, and so is her daddy. many moons ago it was him on this very stage, performing in this very concert. awesome!
... and now on to the boot. this is fun. my foot started hurting saturday, and by sunday i couldn't walk. the dr. thinks it's a stress fracture. i do have a bone out of place, but he is not certain if that is a old or new injury. he will check again after a week in the boot. lovely. doesn't he know what a routine oriented person i am? running with this thing on is, needless to say, impossible. but i did manage the elliptical this morning. i do not have a good relationship with that thing. i hate it in fact. but it will have to do.
so, luckily, i had plenty of projects going to keep me sane. i started sourdough starter a week ago, and have been experimenting with it's possibilities. so far the sourdough pancakes are a hit. the bread was a rock, but i'll keep trying.
now i will finish designing lizzy's valentine's. i promised her i would have everything printed and ready to assemble when she gets home... i know what she'll be doing all night long!