Sunday, December 27, 2009
Saturday, December 26, 2009
Tuesday, November 17, 2009
i feel humbled and blessed to be the mother to such a wonderful and adorable little girl - and to 3 compassionate, sensitive, kind, caring, and thoughtful young boys who have such a desire to do what is right and to follow the example of our Savior. my heart is so full of love for my children. i pray that i can deserve them and teach them as much as they teach me!! truly there is nothing that brings me more joy than being the wife of a noble man and the mother of amazing children.
i am so blessed.
Thursday, November 12, 2009
you may need to turn it up:)
Friday, November 6, 2009
Monday, November 2, 2009
my mom picked up this costume for paigey:
isn't she the cutest little pink bunny ever??
for a more detailed look at the boys' costumes and other fun halloween pictures, click here.
Sunday, October 18, 2009
"The happiest moments of my life have been the few which I have passed at home in the bosom of my family."
truly, this is so! i always love going home and spending time with my family - visiting, playing games, laughing, watching movies, and just being together. and now that i am wife and mother, i can honestly say that nothing brings me more happiness than my amazing husband and our wonderful children.
how i love them all! so so much.
Sunday, September 20, 2009
Friday, September 18, 2009
paige is now 4 and 1/2 months old and is still as beautiful as ever. she melts my heart!! i sure hope she isn't a bratty little girl as she grows up as i think i will have a hard time disciplining her if she is! she definitely has me wrapped around her little finger...and her dad too! i just wish she wasn't growing up so fast!
Monday, August 24, 2009
what a whirlwind august it has been. but i'm not complaining! i love summer!!!!
LOVE this picture of paige!
Thursday, August 13, 2009
Monday, July 13, 2009
sorry everyone - i can't help myself! look. at. this. baby.
of course i think she is the most beautiful baby i have ever seen. of course i think her blue eyes are fabulous. of course i think she has the cutest little grin. of course i think her hair is fantastic.
of course i think -
she. is. perfect.
and she is mine! i adore her! i can't get enough of her! she is my baby girl! my beautiful, wonderful, adorable, perfect baby girl.
i love my paige. my daughter.
Wednesday, July 8, 2009
Tuesday, June 23, 2009
this is a picture of burton's mashed finger. 10 days ago, we were hiking along a little river and throwing rocks in to it. so of course burton had to pick up the biggest, heaviest rock possible to try and make the biggest splash. but the rock didn't quite make it in to the water. burton dropped it and it fell....right....on....his....finger. blood everywhere. big gash. burton screaming. not fun.
burton basically "degloved" the tip of his finger - meaning that the cut was big enough and deep enough that the skin around the tip of his finger almost came off. gross. in the brief glimpse that i had of burton's finger, i thought the cut was between the bottom of his fingernail and his first knuckle. as you can see from the picture, the cut is actually right through the nail bed - it just looked like it was by his first knuckle because his skin, along with his fingernail, had been pulled that far forward by the weight of the rock.
poor burty! it has been quite traumatic for him! surgery to fix the whole thing, needles, stitches, bandage changing, doctor visits.......not fun as a parent to have to hold burton in my arms as he is screaming for the doctor to stop because he needs a "break."
the stitches came out today. it should heal just fine - maybe be a bit deformed but that's fine with burton. as long as he doesn't have to have anymore stitches or anything that hurts, he is happy.
Friday, June 12, 2009
"now i can feed the baby too."
picture it and tell me you're not laughing!
Wednesday, June 10, 2009
Sunday, May 24, 2009
Two little feet, ten little toes,
Leave their impressions today.
Soon they will wear two little shoes,
And be running and jumping at play.
Two little feet, too little time,
Before they are walking to school,
Kicking a rock, or skipping a rope,
Wading a puddle or jumping a pool.
Two little feet, One little child,
Will soon go their own way,
But footprints in my mind recall,
They stood here yesterday.
*ammendment to original post - i did NOT write this! the author is "unknown." if only i were that clever...you all should know better:)
Thursday, May 21, 2009
just look at her!
really - we are so in love with our baby girl!
besides doing the baby thing, we have travelled to red deer for rob and andrew's high school graduation, been visited by marion and her grace for a week (good times even though the weather was crappy!!!) and had the fam come out to cranbrook for may long when we blessed paige in church. we have had a fun but BUSY couple of weeks. it has been great to see most of our family and introduce our sweetie paige to them.
now we have a few weeks of relative quiet and normalcy before the fun and crazy summer holidays begin! for a look at what we have been doing, click on this link.
Tuesday, May 5, 2009
i say it with all our kids and i will say it again - where does the time go?? i remember like yesterday when evan was born. our biggest baby with all that dark hair! our 3rd little boy. what a sweet and adorable little baby he was - and what a sweet and adorable little boy he is! evan is still so cute and cuddly. he never forgets to tell me how beautiful i am and what a good mom i am - i hope he never outgrows those feelings:) - even when i'm not! he loves his older brothers and wants to be big just like them. we can't tell evan he isn't able to do something - he is too stubborn and independent to listen.
we love our evan!!
Saturday, May 2, 2009
we are all enamored with little paige (paigey-face as evan has decided to call her) already and are so very thankful that our little girl made it safe and sound in to our home. we love her to pieces already!!
Tuesday, April 21, 2009
Thursday, April 9, 2009
1. evan and jensen both look like they have been beat up. evan started it with a huge fall at a preschool drop in gym time at jensen and burton's school. he fell in to the edge of a bench in the gym and has got a black eye and skinned nose. jensen followed later that day with a head first tumble down the 4 cement stairs in our garage. yes, i said head first...or more accurately face first. he now has a huge goose egg on his forehead and several large scrapes on the side of his face. isn't the standard excuse for physical abuse, "i fell down the stairs?????" i hope jensen's teacher believed him when he told her what happened the next day!
2. yesterday we rode bikes to the park after school to play. well, the kids rode their bikes while i struggled to keep up, waddling as fast as i could. jensen and burton were well ahead of evan and i when burton had a huge wipe out on his bike. jensen, who was right behind him, proceeded to drive over burton's arm with his bike as he could not stop in time. a very kind young man, walking by, stopped to see if burton was ok and stayed with him until i made it down the hill with evan. i'm hoping he noticed my very large pregnant belly (really, how could he not??) and didn't think i wasn't running to my child's aid for some unkind and uncaring reason!!
3. also yesterday, i was taking burton and evan to the library to story time...what good moms do, right? we stopped at the grocery store to pick up a few things for supper on the way. because i only needed 2 or 3 things and i am very hugely pregnant, taking the effort to unload the kids out of the car and in to a cart just for a few items required much too much energy. SO, i "smartly" told burton and evan to stay in their seatbelts and i woul be super quick. after being in the store for maybe 4 or 5 minutes, i was on my way to get the last thing i needed and then pay when i heard over the PA system the following announcement:
"excuse me shoppers. there is a van in the parking lot with 2 small children in it and the alarm is going off. could you please go take care of your children."
as i made my way to the parking lot, i noticed a lady looking in the front window of my van. as i approached, she turned my way. i smiled, trying to be friendly. she looked at me without smiling and said, "your children are getting panicky in there," rolled her eyes and walked away. as the smile disappeared from my face, all i could think of was "well i would be getting panicky too if i saw you looking in at me!!" and i'm sure she was thinking, "and she's having another one??" i opened the door and evan said, "mom, i couldn't find you!" burton just giggled, thinking it was funny.
does anyone else have days or weeks like this?? hurt kids, errors in judgement, simple mistakes that all come crashing down, making me want to say that i really am a good mom...really!
i just hope our little girl doesn't change her mind about joining our family in the next 3 weeks:)
Monday, April 6, 2009
Wednesday, March 11, 2009
Sunday, March 8, 2009
Thursday, February 12, 2009
Sunday, February 1, 2009
i feel so blessed to be a mother - to have the ability to bear and give birth to children. i love feeling this little girl move around inside me. i wonder what she will look like. i wonder what she will be like. i can hardly wait to meet her! to hold her for the first time. to see her look up at me with her newborn eyes, seeing everything for the first time. to have her precious spirit join our family.
i am humbled by the trust my Father in Heaven has placed in me to watch over His special children - to call them my own and love them. jensen, burton, and evan bring me so much joy. at times i feel like my cup is overflowing with love for my little boys.
i am excited to be having a girl. i am thrilled to be having a girl! i hope that i can be the kind of mom to her that my mom was, and is, to me - that she will look to me for guidance and reassurance and comfort - that we will be friends as she grows up.
i am having a girl. i will have a daughter.
i can't wait to meet her.
Friday, January 16, 2009
Thursday, January 8, 2009
-rollerskating in spokane (jensen's new fave thing to do)
-bowling in spokane and red deer
-making a snow cave in spokane
-playing lots of games and building puzzles
-sledding, of course
-sitting by the fire, visiting
-reliving old memories and making new ones
-eating all the good holiday treats
-gaining a few extra pounds, i am sure (but it's all baby, right!?)
i will post some holiday pictures in the next few days. i have been "suffering" with the cold the kids had over the holidays but thought i better sign in for any who may be reading this blog and wanting to know if we are still alive and well:).
happy new year everyone!