Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Easter Easter!

Easter is becoming one of my favorite holidays. 
I think it's primarily because of the candy. 

Mike's Pick:

My Pick:

If you haven't had those jelly beans, your life is really lacking. They are so good!!! Mike loves those eggs, but I really don't like Reese's so I am not a fan. I'm also not a fun of kissing the boy after he's eaten them. Yuck. Yuck. Yuck. 

For Easter this year, we went down to St. George. We have some family there and my Brother-in-law's brother just got home from his mission so we went down to join in the festivities and see him speak in church. He did great and it was fun to hang out with everyone. I may or may not have eaten about 15 brownies over the course of our two day stay.

On our way down, we stopped in Provo and went to a little spot we found by the tabernacle. I've never been there but it was quite tasty and such a cute little spot. Lucky Provo-ites who can go here all the time. I really loved it. 

On Saturday, our nephews Breckan and Tayden did some easter egg hunting as well and got quite the loot.  

They were so cute about finding their eggs. I can't wait until we can be Easter Bunnies ourselves. It was fun going with my Sister-in-law to pick out the stuff for their Easter baskets. 

And here is a little peek at our little guy's face that we got at our last appointment. We are excited for the little pig nose it looks like he has! haha And no, the black stuff is not hair...(some people have thought it was haha) it's just where the camera cuts out. He's cute so far though. We are getting really excited! Oh and we have a name too! Wahoo!

Wednesday, April 4, 2012


This weekend I got to play with one of my favorite little babies. 

This girl has a ridiculous memory. She walked in my house, and started chanting "dance, dance" because about a month and a half ago we played Just Dance when she was over. She loved it so much. Too bad Mike wasn't home, and I can't figure out electronics. Just Dance was out of the question for us. 

So we went to Chick-fil-a instead. Woo hoo. 

We also went to the park. I was so proud of Addie and being so brave to play by herself on the big kids toys. She wasn't afraid one bit. She really liked to walk back and forth across this little bridge on the playground. So she did that about 463 times before we left. 

Then we went to the bookstore. She was in heaven. She couldn't even stand still she was so excited. 
So I watched as she played trains and looked through books. I love how smart she is. I also love how she is so independent and just loves to play by herself. Maybe it's just the age, but it was so cute to watch her entertain herself. Every once in awhile she'd glance over to make sure I was still there or she'd come show me something, but for the most part she was an independent little woman.

What a cutie. I can't wait for our next pay date!

Monday, April 2, 2012

Light in the Darkness

Anne Morrow Lindbergh said, “I do not believe that sheer suffering teaches. If suffering alone taught, all the world would be wise, since everyone suffers. To suffering must be added mourning, understanding, patience, love, openness and the willingness to remain vulnerable.”

Without going into too much detail on a public blog, I wanted to post honestly about the past week and hope that those who know the situation can read this and know that things they have heard are not true. I believe with my whole heart that they aren't, and the situation at hand is in huge ways different than what it has been portrayed to be.
(For those who may not know what I'm talking about, I kind of laugh to myself because your mind may be thinking of the worst things possible that may be going on in our lives. Not to worry, Mike and I are happy and fine, and the baby is doing great.)

We have been impacted in extremely small ways in contrast to some of my family. Those around us have suffered much. And without much justification. The media definitely twists things into something very ugly. They don't know the facts or the background, so they focus on rumors. Which is so sad.

But there is light in the darkness and I think that's the most important thing to focus on. In suffering or watching others suffer, I've really been able to feel closer to the Savior. To catch a small glimpse of some of the pain he must have gone through for all of us. For that I'm grateful. I'm also grateful that hard things bring people closer together. I've watched so many in my family move their concern from themselves to others and it's been really touching to see the how much support helps. And to those who have been so sweet and so supportive, thank you. :)