Monday, May 14, 2012

Mothers' day!

Yesterday was Mothers' day, which was a very nice day for me.  It started with my husband and children making breakfast for me.  We went to church as usual and in our nursery class (age 18 months to 3 years) that I team teach we did an activity where I took pictures of all the kids with their moms and turned them into coloring pages.  It was funny to watch the kids who don't normally color anything color with excitement the picture of them and their mom.  Meanwhile the kids who normally color anything you put infront of them did nothing to the pictures at all!  It is very entertaining to me how different their personalities are at such a young age.  After church I laid down with my youngest Emma and took a nap while my husband made hamburgers for dinner.
Following dinner we went to my moms house to bring mothers' day cheer and gifts.  We also had the tremendous privilege of talking to my brother Christian on the phone from Guatemala.  He is really struggling with transition to living in a third world country where everyone speaks a different language. I know the Lord will bless him as he continues to rely on Him.  I also know that as Chris continues to teach the people he will have a deeper love for the people as well as an appreciate and respect for them and the way they live. Overall it was a fabulous day and I feel very blessed! grwater

Friday, May 11, 2012


  My trip to Utah!  In the middle of April I had the fabulous privilege of taking my youngest brother to the Mission Training Center in Provo, UT.  Walker was 12 when I got married so we haven't had the chance to go on too many trips together in a long time!  We had an absolute blast!  We cranked music, and made fun of this pepto colored car that we kept seeing especially when it got pulled over by the state patrol and we realized it was a guy driving. We spent the next 3 days with my sister and family as well as my brother Geoffrey and his wife.  On Wednesday we went and got hamburgers before we drove to the MTC.  It was hard for all of us, but I knew he was in good hands. My children adore their Uncle Walker and he will be sorely missed!  Emma just asked me today where Walker was, someone being gone 2 years is a difficult concept for a 2 year old.
  I cried a little bit on the way home, I missed the help with the 3 kids as well as the company.  I know that he will come back in two years a much better and a stronger person, plus he will be speaking polish which is cool! I look forward to seeing the person he will become! 

Thursday, April 19, 2012

I have a blog!

Well, I started a blog to let you all know what is going on with me and being a mom to three crazy kiddos! I love being a mom and I feel very blessed to have such sweet children in my life. A little about me. . . I enjoy photography especially children. I homeschool my six year old and next year I'll start homeschooling my five year old. There are certainly lots of ups and downs but I enjoy it very much. Our family spent four years in Louisiana while my husband was in the Army (14 months in Iraq). Although it was a difficult time for me being away from my family for so long I would never trade the experiences I had or the wonderful people I met.