"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

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Valentines and other stuff....

Yesterday while cooking dinner I looked out the window to check on the kids. They had found a patch of flowers that had started to grow and were picking and picking and picking to their hearts content.

They ended up bringing those flowers to me for "Balentine's day." I LOVE them!
(looking at this picture makes me realize that I really do look as tired as I feel.)

Carly had a school Valentine party yesterday. She had so much fun! I forget how crazy a classroom full of little kids can be though. Sam was able to tag along so he got to participate in all the fun!

The night before I hung up hearts everywhere. Carly thought they were so cool! They saw their little Valentine treats from Mommy and Daddy and then we were off to school.
I can't remember when these were taken. (my sis-in-law took them) They have chickens, a lot of chickens actually. The kids love playing with them probably chasing them around when we go there. I love these pictures! I love that my kids get to grow up around so many animals. They'll never know how lucky they are!

Monday, February 13, 2012

Happy 28 to me!

Yesterday was my 28th birthday. Do I feel 28? Not, really. I'm not really sure what 28 is suppose to feel like. It was a good day though. I kind of had a birthday weekend which is always fun. Chad took me out to dinner on Friday night. It was a nice little restaurant right on a lake near our house. It was fun, we had both never been and it's always great to get out of the house without the kids. Thanks to Sharise who watched our rugrats for us!
Saturday we went to a birthday party (not for me but for some little munchkin who turned 3!) Afterwords, we went and I had Chad pick out a birthday cake for me. I didn't feel like making my own.
Sunday was nice, Chad let me sleep in while he made breakfast. He surprised me with another gift. We spent the rest of the day going to church and relaxing. I got to skype with my family and my sister and her friend offered to make me dinner for my birthday, of course I agreed! I don't think they realize how awesome of a gift that was for me. I DESPISE making dinner most nights so it was fun to have a night off and not even have to think about it.
All in all it was a great birthday and I felt very loved!