"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

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Thanksgiving week

Carly had a whole week off of school.  I was kind of dreading it because she gets so bored at home, but the week went by and it was great! It was kind of nice having all the kids home with me.

Playing on the hay bales.  Always lots of fun!

Then we said Hello to the goats....

And Phil said Hello to us.

Carly accessorized her sister.

Cousin sleepover!! (they are pretending to be asleep in the 2nd picture)

Getting ready for Turkey day by being a turkey head!

Had to snap a few of miss Annie in her Thanksgiving attire! (shirt was previously worn by Sam. It worked for a girl too!)

Eating some good grub!

a little face off...or bumper cars?

a round of Monopoly (that of course, lasted FOREVER!)

visiting with family!

It was such a fun week, now onto Christmas right?

Wednesday, November 14, 2012


 One of Carly's favorite things is to have Annie lay down in her bed before bedtime. It doesn't happen as often as she would like but it sure is cute! I'm afraid it was hard for Carly to bond with Annie when she was little because of Annie's alternate personality "Wahhh-nie"  Now that Annie is more content with life and happier it's been Carly has been able to enjoy having a little sister around!  I hope these pictures are a peek into the future, I hope these two girls can be best friends!

I just can't get enough of this little girl.  Even the top picture :)  I just love to see her everyday and the new things that she comes up with.  Right now, as of this moment her knew thing is screaming...out of happiness.  She'll lay on the ground and get all excited and then burst out with a loud short scream. It's pretty cute!

Monday, November 12, 2012

Silly Sam

"I wish I were an Oscar Meyer Wiener, everyone would be in love with me"

Sunday, November 11, 2012

6 months!

It happened. My little baby has turned half a year old! So sad!  It seems like we waited forever to get her and now she's 6 months old! It's just not fair. Looking at these pictures makes my heart hurt a little because of how fast time is really flying. 

 Miss Annie at 6 months:
Annie turned 6 months old yesterday! 
*She has become quite the spunky little gal.  Her little personality is really coming alive! 
*She can give the biggest grins but reserves them for very few people.
*She also has the cutest little laugh. 
*She cries when other people try to hold her or even talk to her for that matter. I guess she's always been this way from birth. (I'm not going to lie, I kinda like that she's a mamma's girl!)
*She rolls from her front to her back. She still hasn't mastered the other way.
*She can't quite sit up by herself yet, but she loves tummy time.
*She spits up still but WAY less frequent than in the past. It's been so nice!
*She is now wearing mostly 6-9 month clothes.  The 9 months seem to fit better.
*Still no teeth.  She seems to have been working on her bottom two teeth forever!
*She loves to give kisses and will attack your face at any given moment.
*She loves to lay on her back and grab at her feet.
*She just got over another little cold a couple days ago and is now sleeping through the night again.
*She is loving baby food.  She's not a fan of the baby oatmeal though.
*She still would prefer to be held most the day but is so much better at being on the floor with some toys.
*Doesn't cry so much in the car seat anymore.  It's been bearable to actually drive places now.
*She knows how to brighten my day just by smiling.  She has me wrapped around her finger.

Friday, November 9, 2012

photo dump

These pictures are not in any order at all. I'm a bit behind on the blogging thing.  Hey, at least I'm posting pictures right. We haven't been up to much around here.  Excited to get Halloween done with on onto the best Holidays!!
 TV time with Daddy

 Cute little bug.  We just love her. Her personality is really coming out and it's hilarious!!  She's had a cold or something the past couple days but luckily she's on the downhill from it. I hate it when babies are sick!

 Her new favorite thing to do. 

 She loves the walker

 I love Fall around our house. When the leaves are all falling but the grass is still green.  Makes for some pretty pictures.