Saturday, May 24, 2008

Good Times!

Girls Trip- St. George/ Vegas
No Hubbys or kiddies!
We were either laughing, shopping, eating, or laying by the
pool the entire time (I didn't gamble a penny! Are you proud?)!
It was soooo fun!

Mom's Birthday!

Another Vegas trip...This time with my little family and my Mom and Dad!
The Kiddies had a blast...Highlights-sleeping in beds that weren't their own,
the Shark Reef at Mandalay Bay (I didn't think Jack would EVER be ready to leave! He LOVE LOVED it!), Playing in this amazing playground at the Timesquare Mall, Eating out (they always wanted to eat at Ihop!?!)

Singing in the rain! Finally using our Easter umbrellas! *notice gracie skipping behind Max! She LOVES her umbrella!

Family Night...Planting seeds of Faith!

A day of Painting! Why don't we do this more often? It's so dang fun!

Rainbow Preschool graduation! We will miss it so much!

My Birthday (Thirty 2)! A sweet little party at my parents, then Clay and I hit the town (Lots of fun shopping at Gateway, dinner at the Garden Restaurant then we watched the Joseph Smith movie at JSM since neither of us had seen it! Afterwards we walked around temple square and took in the beautiful sights (yes, I took that picture of the temple!)! The night concluded at a sweet, romantic Bed and Breakfast! Thanks to everyone who helped make this day the best birthday ever!

My "Bountiful Girls" Birthday dinner at Cheesecake Factory!
I love you guys!

Bunko/Potluck Night at the Whalens! What a party!
I got the lowest score prize! AWESOME!

Tuesday, May 13, 2008


I've been completely & utterly inspired!
A summer quilt is in the works!
I'm sooo excited I had to blog about it!
I'll post a picture when it's done...
It might take a long while though since it's
like nothing I've ever done before
I can't wait to sit on our deck with it,
drink fresh lemonade,
and watch the sunset!
Did I mention I'm excited!
A New Quilt+Summer= Heaven

Sunday, May 11, 2008

Mothers Day 2008

Happy Mothers Day!

Another mothers day! Another day of me in awe at the blessed joy it is to be a children are such jewels! If you know me well, you will hear me complain and vent about the kiddies and the time they take from me, the effort I put into every tiny detail relating to them, the seemingly endless frustration I feel at the end of most days, and you'll find me yearning for easier, less
hectic days.... My children eek out every last ounce of energy and patience almost daily but I am growing in ways that I didn't know were possible. Lately I feel I am somewhat savoring the joys of the harvest...the fruit of my labors of the past few years. Today I felt utterly spoiled at the blessings that have been poured out on myself and my family. I have felt lately that I really MUST find pleasure in every little stage of motherhood. Time truly does fly and Jack, Grace, and Max are changing right before my eyes!

Every Night after we read the scriptures we kneel down as a family and say family prayer. Before Clay or I say a prayer, we will ask who wants to say a prayer. Usually they will all want to say their own wonderful, little, heartfelt prayer. Each is unique and they are grateful for different things that day and then ask for different, special blessings.
However, they all say the same thing at the beginning. After saying "Heavenly Father," they all say "Thank you for this Blessey day." I don't know how it became a habit for them or who started it but it is in every single prayer. I love that they say this and my heart is touched every time I hear it come out of their mouths. Every day IS a blessey day. Everyday spent feeding them, cleaning them, cleaning after them, teaching them, playing and reading with them. Everyday the kiddies driving me crazy and, I, never ceasing to love and adore them, is a

Oh, and thanks to Clay (and the kiddies), every blessey day I get to smell like this