Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Let's play ball... or not?

I just thought this was so cute. Preston loves playing ball. He especially was excited because the Easter Bunny brought him some batting gloves...   When I went to tuck him in bed this is what I found on his floor.  He had it all ready for his game on Monday night.  Oh if you could have seen the tears as he found out that it had been cancelled due to the rain.  We have had so much rain and thunder storm warnings along with Tornado watches. Even his soccer game was cancelled on Saturday.   It broke my heart to tell him because I know how much he looks forward to his games. 
Oh and about the storms... I would be lying if I didn't admit that even I get pretty FRIGHTENED...

Happy Easter...

We had a nice time decorating our Easter Eggs.  Sofie was so excited to "paint".  Preston really liked using the blow dryer and Morgan Syd and Bryn felt picked on when they only got "two" eggs. They couldn't wait for the Easter Bunny to come. Except for Sofie. She is afraid of the bunny coming in her house. She said she doesn't need lip gloss because she already has some:)

Easter Sunday was nice as we woke up very early due to the excitement of the Easter Bunny. The kids had clues that led them to their baskets and then a scavenger hunt for a few extra surprises. They were so good to get ready for church. No complaining and very good to keep their treats home:)  They sang in sacrament meeting and it was so sweet. They sang the primary song "I know that my savior loves me". My heart was full as they sang. I am so thankful for my Savior Jesus Christ. His life and His Atonement and the knowledge that He lives.  I know He lives and I know He loves each one of His children. I am so thankful for my husband and my children and to know that we can be together forever.  We came home and had a nice dinner with the missionaries and our friends Sherry and Chelsea.  So fun to have them here for the day. We played this game called Resurrection Eggs. It takes you through the story of Jesus with scriptures and little things in each egg portraying to the story. It ends with an empty egg to represent the Resurrection.  It was very fun for the kids as they would try and guess what was in each colored egg.  A big thank you to my friend Alisa for letting us borrow this.  
It was a great way to finish off such a special day.

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Thursday, April 7, 2011


Been thinking about thinking...  It is amazing to me the power of our thoughts. I think that sometimes thinking can really get me into trouble. I call these moments of negative thinking "False Beliefs." Like this morning when my husband kissed me good bye and drove off and I didn't really acknowledge his kind gesture.  He always does each morning and every night. I think at times I take it for granted. So anyways as he drove away I start to think... does He really know how much I love him?... I wonder if he sometimes wishes I was better at this that and the other... Is he as happy as I am?...  Then that makes me think about the kids... You see it all begins the ME THINKS...  Did I make Morgan feel bad because I was getting on to her about cleaning her room?... How could I have worded myself differently?...  Why didn't I tell Sydney that I was proud of her for getting dressed and ready and being cheerful?...  Then I think about my calling... Will Sister Bullen forgive me for not going over and visiting her and getting her visiting teaching route to her?... It has only been a month ago that I told her I would get over to see her?... I need to call Sister Sharp who was sick a couple weeks ago and I still haven't called her to check up with her again...  You see after all these thoughts I begin to feel a very heavy heart. So I then turned to opening my scriptures as Sofie climbed on my lap demanding popcorn at 8:30 am. I tried to keep her happy with a little Minnie Mouse on TV while I tried to find peace in all my ME THINKS... I read something "For he that dillegently seeketh shall find; and the mysteries of God shall be unfolded unto them, by the power of the Holy Ghost." I then felt peace. I know that if I have Faith in the Savior and SEEK HIM then He will help me to make my wrongs right and to give me stregnth to overcome those thoughts. So in this process I called my sweet hubby and had a nice heart to heart on the phone. I put Sister Bullens VT Route in an envelope and placed it in the car so I won't go one more day. I called Sister Sharp and as for my kids I know I can make sure to express my feelings to them when they get off the bus today.  I love my Father in Heaven. I can be strong through Him. If I don't rely on His atoning sacrafice then why did He have to suffer like He did?  Just felt like expressing this today. I don't know why other than for me.

Sunday, April 3, 2011


This is how we try to keep our kids quiet while we listen to General Conference.
Bribe them with lots of treats...  You may ask WHY?

So WE can LISTEN:)

ok ok ok...  GUILTY! 
Morgan found the camera and caught us in our OBEDIENCE.