"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, June 28, 2010

Tuesday, June 22, 2010


Last night we drove an hour to a blueberry farm to pick some berries. We didn't get home till 10:00 but it was so worth it! We picked 9 lbs of blueberries. Carly LOVED it! She was so quiet and concentrated the whole time on picking only the blue ones! She kept saying "Mom! We're on a berry hunt!" Sam loved it, although he got stung by something on his finger. He mostly just had fun carrying the bucket around. I'm not normally a fan of blueberries but they are so good picked right from the bush!!

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Carly's World

We got new phones earlier this year so we gave our old phones to the kids. Carly LOVES them because she figured out how to use the camera on it. I don't know why but some of these are HILARIOUS to me! I love seeing the world from her perspective.
(Her gingerbread toy, Carly's eye, Skipper, more of the gingerbread man, and Mr. Sam)
(Her princess cup on the table, her new cabbage pack doll, her bucket of the day, her stuffed animal pile, and playing with Troll dolls)

(Daddy, sitting at the table, her side table next to her bed, her noisemaker, and Mommy)

(mommy, the ceiling fan in our living room, her basket of food, a fly on the window, magnets on the fridge, Carly's feet)

These below are pictures from my phone. They are a couple months old, most of them were taken while Carly was at pre-school.

Sunday, June 6, 2010


Videos for your viewing pleasure. Nothing special, just the kids being the kids!

(The middle and last are the best in my opinion)