Monday, November 28, 2011
We had a good Thanksgiving this year full of food, family, games, and fun. We hope you had a good one too! Here are some things I am grateful for.
1. I am thankful for family.
2. The gospel. I am so grateful for the knowledge that I have and for my eternal family.
3. The blessing of being a mom. I love my job. There are crazy, stressful days but I wouldn't trade it.
4. Trials. This is a hard one, but I am grateful for trials and the things I learn through them.
5. Laughter. What would I do without it? It really is the best medicine!
6. Life in general. We've had a bit of a rough year to say the least, but I am grateful for the good moments we have had. We really are very blessed!
7. Friends. The ones that I can laugh with, cry with, and everything in between. I have the best friends. Seriously.
There are so many more things, these are just some of the many things I am grateful for. My goal is to try to be better about seeing the positive things in life, and holding onto them rather than the negatives!
Wednesday, November 2, 2011
Tuesday, October 25, 2011
Friday, October 14, 2011
He is SO stinking cute and so cuddly! He is seriously the quietest and happiest little baby! I had NO idea babies could be that quiet and calm! I hope my next one is as good as he is! I could have snuggled and held him the entire time we were there! It was so good to cuddle a new baby again! Its been way too long!
Saturday we got up and headed to Bear World! Oh Bear World! Sydney LOVED it there. She would have been happy spending all day, every day there. We first drove through the are where you drive around and look at the animals, we saw lots of deer, a moose, buffalo, elk, albino elk (I had no idea these even existed!) and lots of bears! It was so cool! After we drove through once, we went into the gift shop and it was heaven for Sydney! You walk in, and there are stuffed animals EVERYWHERE. Seriously. Her dream! We ended up walking out with only one new one, a cute white, super soft bear. It is her current favorite! (I would post a pic, but of course it is currently napping with her)
Other activities at Bear world included feeding the ducks:
Petting the animals in the petting zoo area:
Watching these super cute bear cubs wrestle and play:
And one of her favorite things, riding the rides! She would have gone on the rides over and over all day long!
Later that night we got some way yummy mexican food from the infamous Taco Bus in Rexburg. Sunday was the baby blessing and it was beautiful! After leaving church we all got to take much needed naps, and eat some seriously amazing homemade pizza. Later that night we went and saw some pretty waterfalls, but it was too dark to get a great picture. We had so much fun meeting baby Caden and hanging out with family! We stayed up late and woke up early amd didnt nap a whole lot so we were a bit worn out when we got home, but it was worth it! The drive home was uneventful and went better than I ever could have imagined, Sydney did so good! We hope to visit again sometime!
Monday, September 19, 2011
Thursday, September 1, 2011
Our sweet little Sydney has gone from this
Sydney Jade turned 2 today! She is so full of energy and so much fun! We just love her! Here are some 2 year stats for record purposes!
- Height: Shorty (exact measurements will be taken at her 2 year checkup in a couple weeks)
- Weight: Not very much =) (again, we will have official measurements later)
- Favorite Color: Blue and pink
- LOVES stuffed animals and anything soft
- Talks, and talks, and talks. And never stops.
- Loves rap songs. No really. She does.
- Is now sleeping in a "big girl bed" and LOVES it
- Loves elmo still
- Is a mommy's girl most of the time
- Is not a fan of hugs, kisses, or any type of affection really
- Is very spunky, and very opinionated
- Amazes us with how smart she is and all the things she can remember
- Knows and sings her ABC's on a regular basis
- Makes us laugh. A lot.
- Is seriously adorable. But my opinion is slightly biased =)
Wednesday, August 17, 2011
"If you're a bear, you get to hibernate. You do nothing but sleep for six months. I could deal with that.
Before you hibernate, you're supposed to eat yourself stupid. I could deal with that, too.
If you're a bear, you birth your children (who are the size of walnuts) while you're sleeping and wake to partially grown, cute, cuddly cubs. I could definitely deal with that.
If you're a mama bear, everyone knows you mean business. You swat anyone who bothers your cubs. I could deal with that, too.
If you're a bear, your mate EXPECTS you to wake up growling. He EXPECTS that you will have hairy legs and excess body fat.Yup. I wanna be a bear."
Doesn't that sound great? =)
Thursday, August 4, 2011
~Gone Camping to Lake Wallowa.
~Booked a cruise for Novemeber. (Wahoo!)
~Consumed many slurpees.
~Had many Bachelorette nights.
~Watched lots of soccer. (Marshall plays, Sydney and I watch)
~Witnessed the birth of a sweet baby boy. (Just me)
~Went to Beehive Camp. (Just me)
~Made an endless number of invoices.
~Received some bad news.
~Gone through some rough trials.
~Shed lots of tears.
~Had my sister come home from her mission!!
~Gone to the park. A lot.
~Discovered a love for sushi and Yoplicity.
~Tried to pretend a certain BFF is NOT really moving at the end of summer.
~Realized we have some seriously amazing friends and family!
Here's hoping the rest of the summer is fabulous!
Friday, May 27, 2011
~As I'm cooking dinner she comes into the kitchen and says "Mom!" when I ask "What?" she responds "peace out!" then turns around and goes back to the living room to play
~Sometimes when Sydney toots, we will ask her "who tooted??" and she will respond with a straight face "Olivia tooted" (her cousin)
~Also after she toots we ask her "what do you say?" to which she normally replies "excuse me" but occasionally we will get something like "BIG toot!" instead.
~If you ask her who is pretty she will normally respond and say "Uncle Bubba pretty" or "Uncle Dustin pretty" or name other uncles
~If you ask her "where do we go poo poo?" she will normally say potty, But sometimes she says "bathtub!"
~Me: "Sydney do you want a hot dog for lunch?" Sydney: "No." "TWO HOT DOGS!"
Monday, February 28, 2011
Sunday, February 13, 2011
It comes time for the lesson so all the kids sit around the table.
The teacher starts off by showing this picture:
The teacher asks the kids, "who is in this picture?"
Sydney is the first little kid to yell out Jesus.
I am one proud momma!
Thursday, January 27, 2011
"I consider charity or "the pure love of Christ" to be the opposite of criticism and judging. In speaking of charity, I do not at this moment have in mind the relief of the suffering through the giving of our substance. Tonight, however, I do have in mind the charity that manifests itself when we are tolerant of others and lenient toward their actions, the kind of charity that forgives, that is patient.
I have in mind the charity that impels us to be sympathetic, compassionate, and merciful, not only in times of sickness and affliction and distress, but also in times of weakness or error on the part of others"
So that is my goal! To be more compassionate, merciful and sympathetic, especially in times of weakness and error form others!
Loved his talk...go here for the full article.