"So Frequently we mistakenly believe that our children need more things, when in reality their silent pleadings are simply for more of our time."
***President Thomas S. Monson (Ensign May 1994)

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Wordless Wednesday

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Wordless Wednesday

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Let Me Sum Up The Last Few Weeks. . .

Vance received treasures from his Grandma Godfrey and has been putting them to good use--but not sharing them with his brother.

Flynn discovered that he loves listening to music on the TV --once the music stops, though, he's done watching.
Nutmeg's been acting old and grouchy and she got a swipe of Vanilla's ear.  I hate when they fight!
Vance picked his little watermelon he's been growing.  It was just getting too cold for it outside.  The kids said it tasted terrible -- so I took their word for it. I was just impressed that he grew on a watermelon at all.
Noah got his Arrow of Light in Cub Scouts!  Super proud of him!
We got a few pumpkins to carve . . . just a few.  Flynn thought they were pretty awesome, but not too tasty.  He did nibble on a few.
Carving pumpkins is always fun at our house!
Myshel carved all 3 of their pumpkins by herself.  She was very determined.
We had a few seeds when we were done.  Myshel cooked them for us and even made some with pumpkin spices.  They're very yummy!
Noah turned 11!  Wow, where does the time go!?
All Noah talked about for a month was that he wanted a jean jacket.  When he opened his present, though, he thought it was just a pair of jeans and was completely disgusted with us. Kids!!
Happy Birthday, Noah!  We love you so much!
Trunk-or-Treating  on Wednesday night AND Trick-or-Treating on Thursday night!  What was I thinking???  Flynn made an awful cute giraffe.
And Noah was a handsome, little cowboy.  Boy, it's a good thing he got that jean jacket, huh.
Carved pumpkins all lit up . . . they're just really fun!
Checking out his stash.  I'd love to say this was all he got, but I think this was only about a third of his take for the 2 nights.
Someone else thought he should have a birthday, too.  I just can't believe it's been a year since he was born.  What a sweet little guy he is!  He's such a blessing to our family.
This is what Flynn did while his parents opened his presents.  He wasn't interested in them at all.
He did like the lollipop his Oma gave him, though.  Silly, Oma!
Happy 1st Birthday, Flynn!!
He thought the cake was pretty good.
 . . . needed some milk to wash it down.
He didn't get too messy, though.
Chad and I helped take the youth on their temple trip.  I always love being in the temple with the youth.  It was especially fun this year, because there were several kids that just turned 12.  So, I've known them in Primary and then got to be in the temple with them.  Such a great experience!  This is McKaylie and her 2 friends that rode up with us.
These were actually taken the beginning of October, but I decided to add them here.  We had a friend of ours take some family pictures for us -- before Vance leaves.  She always does a great job.
It was the beginning of October and we were thinking that we would have wonderful weather for our pictures.  It turned out to be the hottest day in weeks.  We were dying.  I'm amazed that the pictures turned out so well, considering.
Flynn did so good that day.  He complained the least of all of us.
Chad and I
We really won't be together like this for much longer.  Next year will bring a lot of changes for our family.
Flynn and his Momma

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Vance Got His Call!

Vance received his mission call today. He's been called to the Riverside, California mission. He reports to the MTC on January 1. I couldn't get the video to load of him reading his letter but I'll keep trying. We're very excited, proud and nervous. Vance is going to be an awesome missionary!

Saturday, September 28, 2013

He's Waiting . . .

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Wordless Wednesday

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Wordless Wednesday

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Crochet Basics

So, I've started a new undertaking.  I'm designing and writing a website, crochet-basics.com  

I'm just getting it going and I have lots and lots of work to do on it.  But, that because I have lots and lots of great plans for it down the road.

It's my new job and I really am loving it.  It's stressful at times, fun and exciting at times, and overwhelming at other times.  But, I'm digging it.  I really enjoy (most of the time) writing the pages and working on new ideas.  It's been good to have a new outlet.  I didn't realize how much I needed to just step out of my everyday life and do something new.

I'm still working out how to balance everything, being a mom, being a wife, being primary president, and now a web designer.  But, I think in the end I'll get it and it will all turn out to be great.

I'm grateful for the opportunity that I have to do this, right now.  I wish that I had done it sooner, but really, I don't think that I was ready to do this earlier.  I think that I'm at the right time in my life to start this new adventure.

So come check it out and see my progress -- however slow it may be at times.  And, share it with your friends!  crochet-basics.com

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