"In our search to obtain relief from the stresses of life, may we earnestly seek ways to simplify our lives. May we comply with the inspired counsel and direction the Lord has given us in the great plan of happiness. May we be worthy to have the companionship of the Holy Ghost and follow the guidance of the Spirit as we navigate this mortal journey. May we prepare ourselves to accomplish the ultimate purpose of this mortal test- to return and live with our Heavenly Father."

-L. Tom Perry

Thursday, October 30, 2008

just some pictures....

I took these this morning. Sam was being such a silly guy! When he's not mad he's happy and smiling! (Don't mind me, mornings are not my best time!)
I took these of Carly, she was having fun with her "pwincess chair".
On a side note.....
Next season Dancing with the Stars!
Can you imagine if that really happened?? ( I got this in an e-mail from Chad)

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Halloween Fun

(above) Sam is getting big enough to put in the jumping (thingy) He loves it as long as he's not in there for a long time and he especially loves it when Carly talks to him while he's busy jumping. (I have a video I'll have to put on later)
(Below) We went to Alycia and Daniel's house last night for our annual pumpkin carving get-together. It's always fun to have an excuse to get together!

Carly, Adam and Andrew were excited to see the finished product of all the pumpkins.

Monday, October 27, 2008

I was just wondering,
When all this political crap will be over?

(I got this in an e-mail from my sister and I totally agree)

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Good luck??

Does it mean I'll have good luck if while changing my childrens' diapers they both feel the need to fart in my face?? Ahhh...the joys of being a mother :)

Monday, October 20, 2008

What we've been up to!

I decided it would be fun to make some Halloween decorations. I only have a few items that I've bought in the past. I didn't really feel like going out and spending money on new ones so I tried to think of a way to make something festive.....a black and orange paper chain is the only thing I could think of. So I printed off some Halloween coloring pages for Carly to color. She handed me the orange and black strips of paper to put together and ta-da! We had a Halloween decoration!
Over the weekend we celebrated my mom-in-law's b-day. We just had a little get together with family. These pictures of Carly and Adam were taken after Carly got in trouble for being naughty to the cat. I guess Adam felt bad that she had to sit in time-out. They have a love-hate relationship as most two-year olds do.

Here is the birthday girl with little Sambo.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008


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Monday, October 13, 2008

5 months old!

I know I've already posted something today but I had other pictures to add! Sam turned 5 months old yesterday so I thought I should take some pictures of the little guy (like I don't do that enough already!)
This is Myreel (Carly and Sam's cousin) Carly and Sam at our playday. Carly LOVES Myreel and gets so excited when she sees her!
This is the group of us that get together (try to get together a couple times a month) It used to be just Carly and 5 other boys, I'm glad we've added some girls to the bunch. There are two more babies on the way! They make a lot of noise together but they have fun!

Two things....

This weekend was a good one. Saturday night my nephew Benjamin was baptized. It was pretty exciting for him. It's been a while since I've been to a baptism. Sunday night we celebrated Chad's grandpa's birthday. He is the big 83!! He looks great for 83 doesn't he? It was a fun weekend with lots of family, just the way I like it!

Off the subject....

I couldn't resist this picture. I was looking at a website for ideas for halloween costumes and I saw this.

Saturday, October 11, 2008

4 month check up (a month late)

Sam had his 4 month check up yesterday (due to Hurricane Ike, it was a month late!) He'll actually be 5 months on the 12th.
He is 26.5 inches long
15.7 lbs
He is getting so big and he is such a fun little guy! He laughs all the time and it doesn't take much to get a smile out of him! He still hasn't mastered rolling over yet but he is trying to hard! He has a really bad temper and arches his back like crazy when he is mad. He sleeps through most of the night, usually wakes up early morning to have a little snack and then back to bed he goes! He is a good baby and we sure love him!

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Powerful Video

And to think, this was said in 1965...they must have been inspired :)
On a lighter note, we were at the park last Sunday evening and Carly looked up at the moon and said "banana?" It was pretty funny.
Also, we were getting ready for bed the other night, Chad always takes forever in the bathroom. He finally came to bed and I asked him what he was doing and he said "I was pimping my zimple."

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

San Antonio

Chad and I were able to spend a couple days in San Antonio at this resort. Chad qualified for this conference through work so we were able to enjoy this place for free! My parents were able to fly down and watch our kiddies. We left Monday morning and got back this afternoon. It was weird being away from my children. The only time I've been away from them was when I was in the hospital with Sam and then I was only away from Carly so needless to say, I called my mom a couple times while we were gone :) We enjoyed good food, lots of quiet time, free full body massages and we even got to go see a movie! It was great! We didn't take a lot of pictures..the ones below are just some pictures we took around the resort. Thanks Mom and Dad for watching our kids so we could have some time away!