"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

Monday, March 30, 2009

I don't want to come up with a title....

Playing with balloons on Sunday afternoon. Sam went crazy! He chased the balloon everywhere but could never get a real good hold of it! It was pretty funny!
This is pretty much what we've been dealing with the past couple weeks! The below picture explains!

Here is a picture where you can somewhat see his two little teeth. They decided to come at the same time. They are his very first teeth. He was a later bloomer compared to carly who had her first tooth at 7 months! (Don't mind the boogers in his nose!)

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Sleeping Children

I can't remember if I posted this picture or not but I thought it was funny and worth posting again (if I already did!)
Chad bought Carly these shoes from Wal-mart and for some reason she absolutely loves them! She wanted to wear them to bed but I got her to set hem on the table next to her bed. When I went to check on her before I went to bed this is what I found.

Sambo Man fast asleep

I'm posting this for my mom so she can see where I hung her works of art. She painted these pictures for my for my birthday! I never knew about this talent my mom had until recently! I love them, and I love the fact that I have a little piece of southern Utah hanging up in my house! Thanks mom!

Monday, March 23, 2009

Friday, March 20, 2009

Having some fun...

My parents decided to make the trek to Texas during Sharise's spring break. She brought her boyfriend Craig who had never been to Texas from what I understand. We had a lot of fun, although most of the places we visited were full of people (I guess everyone spent their spring break there!) We drove downtown San Antonio on Saturday to see the Alamo and eat some lunch. It was nice but really cold that day! Luckily it warmed up by Monday so we could enjoy the sun at Sea World.
We went to Sea World on Monday. We thought we'd beat the crowds by going on a Monday. We were wrong. It was so jam packed everywhere!! It was still fun to watch the shows and Carly liked seeing the animals. I even got to ride on a roller coaster.

More pictures from Sea World. It was a long but fun day!

They had a Sesame Street show while we were there. Carly loved it. She kept wanting to go up to the stage to "go see them"

This was at Landa Park in New Braunfels. They have a little train that rides around the park. Carly liked that. After a couple days in San Antonio my parents followed us back to Houston for a couple days to visit.

We also drove by the Houston Temple. Carly wouldn't stop singing "Mary had a little lamb"
Carly had so much fun seeing Grandma and Grandpa, freese, and Craig. She's going to ask about them for the next month I'm sure!!

Thursday, March 12, 2009

10 months old!

Well, he made it to 10 months, or I made it to 10 months! Sam has changed so much this past month it is crazy. It seems like when babies become pretty mobile they are no longer the same child! This kid is so independent and stubborn (don't know where he gets that!?) He is definitely a boy, you can tell this by his temper. Sure, you may think how bad a temper can this sweet little smiling boy have....it's a bad one. The kind where they throw themselves backward and you hope your prepared to catch them so they don't smash their head into a wall and where they can scream loud enough to wake up the neighbors...ya, this kid has got it all! But, his cute side makes up for it. He has a definite silly side that you can coax out of him if you play with him long enough. He is still really to get a smile from, which is nice. We've finally made it to the point of sleeping through the night. Which is a big plus for me! I like my sleep!

Since he has learned to stand and cruise along furniture, he thinks he is pretty tricky. He doesn't think he needs our help anymore. His independence is coming out a little too early! I think it's mostly due to the fact that all day long he watched Carly run from one end of the house to another so in his brain he thinks "why can't I do that" I can just see the determination in his eyes, he wants to walk so bad! I wouldn't be surprised if he started walking within the next couple weeks!! (Heaven help me!)

Sam has mastered the stairs...well, at least going up the stairs. He still hasn't got the going down part! He LOVES the stairs, it's hard to keep him away from them.

Sunday, March 8, 2009


She thought she was the coolest chick around when Daddy gave her his sunglasses.

This past week Grandma and Grandpa "Great" came for a visit.(My Dad's Parents) They stayed at an RV park about 3 miles from our house. It was nice to see them. Carly loved it when they came over to play with her!

I got a new camera recently and I have been having fun messing around with it and taking pictures. I love it and so far I have no complaints!

Carly was showing me her stick. (she almost wacked me in the head with it a couple times)

This dog thinks he is king. This picture totally shows it too!

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Almost finished...

The general idea.
As you can tell we still have some work to do on the back splash. For now we are just going to have it textured and painted until we have the funds to do tile or something of that nature! We love the new counters though, they are concrete counter tops. Something I never really heard of until recently.
Our sink.
I love how they made the sink lower than the counters.
Now we can brush food right into the sink and not have it get stuck in the crack! We had them lower the bar (which is so nice!) We just need to get some bar stools so we can actually use it!

Obviously our computer desk area

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

nothing much really...

Carly loves to look at books. I like that she loves to look at books! She especially loves books with letters and colors, she feels very grown up when she can name what she is looking at. She knows the letter A and B and C. She knows all of her colors and even some of the Spanish names for colors. (Thanks Dora)
Here is Mr. Sambo. He is now officially getting into everything. Once he learned to stand up in his crib he has had to try his little trick with everything. No major bumps on his head yet but I have a feeling a big one is coming. He wants to stand up all the time now, I know he really wants to walk he just doesn't have those motor skills quite yet but I have a feeling it won't be long. Especially since he has Carly as an example!

Carly decided Sam was hungry. I was feeding him some of his snacks but I guess she thought it wasn't enough. I left the room for a bit and this is what I found when I came back in. Pretty funny! I'm actually surprised she was willing to share her food with him. Usually she is putting everything up on the couch so he can't get it.
I would've posted pictures of our new counters tonight but my kitchen is a mess, I don't feel like cleaning it right now so...the pictures will come at a later date. You can kind of see them in the above picture but it's not that great of picture! Sorry :)

Monday, March 2, 2009

Another Happy Birthday!

I just wanted to wish my big Sis a Happy Birthday! Hope you have a good one! Thanks for being such a great example to me!!