Monday, December 22, 2008

Silent Night

Jesus, Lord at thy birth.

I don't know why but I cannot hear or sing those words without emotion pouring out of me. It happened today as I was singing along to some wonderful Christmas music and it was in front of the kids (which is always embarrassing). I had a really wonderful opportunity though to bear my testimony to them because they were asking me what was wrong. I told them how happy the birth our Savior made me. And how I feel so blessed to have the knowledge being a member of the Christ of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints brings me. And I feel so full of love and thankfulness for a Heavenly Father who loved me enough to send His Only Begotten, even Jesus Christ my Savior and Master. I was grateful for that opportunity today and didn't want to forget about it ever. I hope all of you remember how much Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ love you and how much They just want our happiness.

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

First Snow

We had our first snow about a week ago. Lindsay loved making snow angels and Brandon loved shoveling and he actually did a really good job (YIPEE!) I love snow storms... especially in December. I hope we get lots more!

Random Fun!

The day after Thanksgiving we went to this park where there are all these industrial sculptures. It was really interesting and the kids loved playing with all the musical instruments. Best of all it's free! When we were finished there, we went and saw BOLT. The kids had a lot of fun with their cousins and we had fun with the aunts and uncles! :)

Logan's cousin Justin and their twin hair cuts!


We had a really fun Thanksgiving this year! Shane sisters came and it was so great visiting with thier families! We are grateful that they took the time for traveling to come and see us!

Sydney and Logan enjoyed some beaters! Nothing beats home made whipped cream! YUM!

Aunt Linda brought some crafts for the kids to work on while we got dinner ready. It was a great idea! It kept them busy and out of our hair for an hour!


For those of you who haven't heard we found out about 3 weeks ago we are having our 2nd baby girl! We are so so excited about it! Shane thought for sure that it was going to be a boy but Brandon and Lindsay were convinced otherwise! I have to say I am glad the kids were right this time! And no, we don't have a name picked out yet! If she were a boy, the name would have been chosen a year ago, but we are still searching..... I was hoping for a cute profile picture, but alas she wouldn't cooperate. So this is the best one we have to share! And as far as they can tell she is a healthy little girl!

On one of the last warm days of the year (Logan's birthday) we were lucky enough to be at the park as a family with the camera. Here are some pics.

Lindsay loved pushing her dad! It sure was funny if she got bumped though! The smallest bump sent her to her rump!

Brandon didn't want to miss out on any fun and tried giving Dad an under-dog. Better hurry and get out of there, son!

I love this picture. Not sure why... it's a personality picture for sure! I love my girl to death!

For a few minutes (not sure why) we couldn't get Logan to get off the bench. He just liked watching and drinking his water, I guess.

I learned something about Brandon today. If I want him to be excited about getting his pictures taken, take him somewhere where he can show off all the cool things he can do. I think we took about 20 pictures of him alone today and 90% of them were because he was screaming, "Mom! Take my picture!"

My Logie's TWO!

Logan turned two a while ago! We had a really fun day. One of my favorite things about birthdays is you don't have to go to a lot of work to make it super fun for them! They just love being played with! Logan loved all his presents, his cake and going to the park!

yummy cake face!

the loot (enough cars, yeah?)

Some of the things I don't want to forget about Logan right now is how happy he is! He is content to play with himself for long stretches of time, but he also LOVES to played with and will stop doing whatever he is doing if it means he gets to be with mom or dad or his brother and "sissy". He is learning how to say prayers right now. Mostly they consist of "Hev Fader.... some gibberish mixed in with "happy" "fud (food)", "famy" and then "Jeez Cwise A- (held out forever of course) MEN" He still has a very healthy cars obsession. Although it seems to be broadening to anything with wheels. I am so grateful Heavenly Father sent Logan to our family. He is such a blessing to us and we all love him very much!