Friday, February 27, 2009

I got to go see Ashley this week :) She is due next month, the day before Caleb's birthday :)
Of Course, Ashley gifted me with some more beautiful pictures.
Gracie is getting so big and beautiful.
A million "Thank You"s, Ashley!

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Saturday, February 21, 2009

{Ang's Wedding}

Caleb and I have had a morning all to ourselves.
Papa and Gracie are at Titi's house.
Daddy is working { :( }
We are having fun.
We need fun. Fun is G O O D.

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Elder M. Russell Ballard said: 'Clear declaration of truth makes a difference in people's lives. That is what changes hearts' (Ensign, Nov. 2004, 41)
The first testimony that was shared with me was by a family friend. One night, after a long talk, she simply said to me "You know Emily, I don't know how you feel because I have never been in your shoes. But your Savior does know. Christ has felt what you feel and He is there for you."
That was it. It was truly that simple.
I had no religion in my life at this time. I knew the basic idea that Christ was someone in the Bible that died on a cross, but little else. And my friend knew this. But she didn't say to me "you know Emily, I believe....", she simply said what she knew...and she said it as fact because she knew it was.
So often, I find myself saying "well, I believe...", because I don't want to offend someone. But when I read this daily gem by Elder Ballard it really stood out to me.
My friend told me with loving boldness what was true. What she knew was fact... and I don't think that the Spirit would of had the opportunity to testify to me as it did if she hadn't said it as a truth she knew, if she had been wishy-washy.
That's my thought, and I'm stickin' to it :)
I have been watching for this suit to go on sale, and today was my day!
Won't Grace look cute!
The Lord has said to us: 'Therefore, fear not, little flock; do good; let earth and hell combine against you, for if ye are built upon my rock, they cannot prevail' (D&C 6:34, 36).

Saturday, February 14, 2009

{snow day...belated}

We had a great snow day the other day {right after a 60 degree day and followed by a 65 degree one!} i just realized while posting new stuff that i never posted our snow pics...

our first snowman of the day...or is it a snow caterpillar??

and our final one!
like i said, the next few days were in the upper 60's...and the snowman took 3 full days to melt! he was thick! :)
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{sleeping beauty}

You know, there are some things that pictures just can't do justice to. Ever been on the parkway, say at 20 minute cliff, and felt that amazing beauty? no picture can do it justice. The same goes for sleeping kids. No picture can capture that fluttery feeling in my heart when i see my kids sleeping peacefully.

but there is no harm in taking pictures anyways, right?! :)
{this picture actually captured a rarity...Gracie 99% of the time is hugging may while sleeping...somehow may ended up behind her during this nap?}
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Sadly, my camera had a mind of it's own this morning and i didn't get any pictures of the kids with their gifts. It did decide to work later, so I took some pics of my surprise for the kids.

When I was roommates with Ashley, she hung a ton of hanging hearts from the ceiling over my head while i was sleeping...and i woke up to lots of love :) As valentines day neared this year i kept thinking back on that and how much it meant to me {i still have the hearts stored in a box}. I decided i want to do something special for the kid to wake up to on valentines day. So i started cutting, and cutting...until i had more hearts than i could count. Once i put the kids to bed i started hanging them all over the house, at the kids eye level. Once they had been asleep for a while i went in their room and hung them in there too {Gracie actually woke up the first time i was in the room hanging them...i just said "goodnight" and walked out and waited about 30 more minutes to try again}.


{Caleb's bed}

{Gracie's bed}

{the door inside}

Having to wait up to hang the hearts put me to bed late, so i wasn't even up to see the kids reaction :(
it makes me happy to see them hung all over the house though :)
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Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Caleb just being silly wearing my boots...

and a welcome to Miss Anna Banana!

Titi, Tutu and Henry have done lots of researching and looking and finally got a new addition to the family...Annie {who i call Anna Banana}. She still lived with her breeder and is very excited to be in a home now! She was confused by kids at first {dont think she had ever seen little people} but is warming up very fast. She is already very protective of Henry and is always checking up on him and does things like wont come inside if henry isnt in yet. I'm definitely not ready for the step of getting a dog in my house, but i am very excited that Anna Banana is part of our {extended} family now! :)
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my lovely Jennie came over today and we made matching tutu's for our daughters!
Besides our backs hurting, it was so fun! :)
(doesnt Jennie look like a 20's flapper!?! )
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