Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Welcome Home Grandma and Grandpa!

These kids really missed their grandparents when they were in Peru for 2 weeks.  We are so glad to have you back home safe Grandma and Grandpa!

Sunday, May 12, 2013

Mother's Day

I feel so overwhelmed today.  I remember sitting in church on Mother's Day 4 years ago and crying, wishing for nothing more than a screaming, pooping, baby! My heart ached to be a mother.  Today, 4 years later, I sat in church filled with joy for the beautiful babies I have in my life.  I watched Remee sit quietly, folding her arms and closing her eyes, while the prayers where said, and my heart melted.  I peeked in Jade's car seat to see a silent sleeping angel, and again, my heart melted.  I feel so much gratitude for these children Heavenly Father has blessed me with.  They teach me everyday to have patience.  They have taught me that love really can grow and grow!  So, today the tears I have are not from sadness because I want a baby, but for joy because I have my babies. 
I am overwhelmed with love for my own mothers today!  I have three amazing mothers.  My mom, Leesa, who has taught me everything from being a patient, loving person, to being a great housekeeper and cook.  I love you so very much marmy!  My mom, Dovey, who has taught me to be optimistic in times of trial.  I feel so blessed my daddy found such a wonderful woman!  My mom, Sheri, who raised an amazing man to stand by my side!  You have taught me to find joy in my family and to endure!  I am blessed to have a wonderful mother-in-law. 
My heart is full when I think about all the mothers I know who have taught me, by example, to love my children unconditionally.  I watch you all and take mental notes on how I can be more like you! 
I am blessed to be a mother and to have wonderful mothers in my life! Happy Mother's Day!

Thursday, May 9, 2013

Someone's Getting Ready to Crawl?

We have officially hit the push up stage.  Before we know it, this little one will be crawling!

Saturday, May 4, 2013

An Afternoon in the Garden

On Monday we spent the afternoon at Thanksgiving Point's Tulip Festival.  The flowers were so beautiful and the weather was nice and hot(80 degrees).  Remee was really loving being outside.  Maybe not so much in her long sleeve shirt(we went shopping later that day to buy her some much needed short sleeves).  We kept Jade covered most of the time, I mean the girl glows she's so pasty.  I was so glad we were able to go and appreciate the beauty that surrounds us, at least when there are master landscapers!