Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Paint Me

At least it was washable....
Don't forget my nails.
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Monday, April 13, 2009

Easter Weekend

We do Easter baskets on the Saturday before Easter, it helps to not have all the crazy sugary fun just before church starts. They had to hunt for their baskets and found them in the dryer this year. We went to a BBQ at our friends house that night and then came home and decorated eggs.

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Easter Egg Hunt

We Hunted for eggs at our friend's house and had an awesome dinner on Easter.

Allie helped decorate this bunny cake as part of their family tradition,
she was sure proud.

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Tuesday, April 7, 2009

A little lesson on humility

It seems these last few years have been some humbling ones for me. Becoming a wife was humbling because it made me realize how much I could depend on someone, and becoming a mother required me putting any selfish desires or ambitions aside to become somebody someone else could depend on, but there has been more to this lesson of humilty for me. Every time I turn around, I am learning to recognize the areas I need to improve on, and the list seems endless!

President Lorenzo Snow said:
“We must not allow ourselves to be discouraged whenever we discover our weakness. We can scarcely find an instance in all the glorious examples set us by the prophets, ancient or modern, wherein they permitted the Evil One to discourage them; but on the other hand they constantly sought to overcome, to win the prize, and thus prepare themselves for a fullness of glory.”

I was grateful for that quote this week considering the fact that it is easy to become discouraged when we realize how far we need to go, yet I am grateful looking back for how far I have come and hope to continue on. I am submitting a book I have wrote on this subject for publication and am getting ready for some rejection. It's a project I have worked on for a few years now, and I hope to get some positive feedback. We'll see...

Friday, April 3, 2009

If only spring would stay

We had some nice weather for a little while, and we tried to make the most of it. We try and shake things up for lunch with Daddy, this day we did a picninc, but sometimes we go to his office or meet up somewhere. Tyler has broken out the dutch ovens quite a bit this spring, recently we made chocolate lava cake for the releif society Brithday dinner. We made 8 dutch ovens of the stuff. That was a lot of cake! I had to sing that night too, it was a busy evening. Thank goodness we live across the street from the church.

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PJ Fun

I love this picture. It is so fun to see Allie and Bria become friends. The more Bria grows, the more you see her funny personality come out. They love being silly together. I only wish the silly moments lasted a little longer, because inevitably, the "I don't want to share" moments come. *sigh*
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Some good friends gave us this old jeep for the girls, and we decided to fix it up. I always wanted one of these as a kid. These are the before and after pics. The girls love cruisin' around in it. It even plays music by "DJ Barbie". I'm starting to get a glimpse of what the teenage years might bring me. Allie is a crazy driver!!

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