Friday, May 20, 2011

Yay Baby!


Guess who has her tickets waiting patiently by her bedside?  Me, duh!  Thanks Wendy for coming along for the ride :)


I checked out this cute little book from the library a few weeks ago.  If you haven’t read it, go pick it up.  It only took me like a half an hour to read.  Anyway, there was one part of the book that made me cry.  I know, I know, it doesn’t take much to make me cry :)  But it really made me stop and think and reevaluate how I spend my time with my children.  She says,

“Extraordinary moments can happen in the middle of ordinary days.  I was on  a mother-daughter dinner date with Calli, who was nine at the time.  Through a mouthful of macaroni and cheese, Calli giggled as she recounted a game of freeze tag she played during recess that day.  Then it hit me…  I will spend eternity knowing Calli as an adult.  But tonight, right here, right now, and for the next few precious years, I have the rare privilege of knowing her as a child. What a gift to experience the children in our lives as children!  For a brief moment during the journey of mortality, we get to watch them laugh, learn, experience, grow.  Yes, in the middle of an ordinary day, it was an extraordinary moment.” 

You know, it wasn’t like this was some breaking news to me about knowing my girls as adults for the rest of eternity, but really hit me that I should really enjoy these few years when they are kids.  Time is flying sooo fast, and some days I think, “Good grief, I spent more time cleaning the house then I did playing with my girls.”  I’m not saying I should, from now on, keep my house in utter disarray, but I should make sure to always find time just for them during the day.  Anyway, it was a really cute book and I just wanted to share that part of it with you all :)

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Ice-cream scoop

This little chica is in swimming lessons.  She loves being in the water, which is good because we are going to live at the pool this summer :)   Whenever I ask her what her favorite part of her lesson was, she always replies, “When we learned how to ice-cream scoop!” 


Pics of my two sweet pies

Can i just tell you that I LOVE being a mom to these two sweetie pies!  Seriously, they make each day more wonderful than the last.  Here are some pics of them over the past few weeks.

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Thanksgiving Point

I’m back from the dead!  Goll, I’m not sure why it has been so hard to update my blog.  Anyhoo, I will try and be better.

Last Saturday we went with Austin’s family up to Thanksgiving Point to see the Tulip Festival.  In the 9 years I have lived in Utah, I have never been.  Boy have I been missing out!  I think the brochure said there were over 4 acres of land that these tulips are planted on.  It was beautiful.  Here are several of my favorite pictures.

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