Sunday, May 24, 2009

In their own Way

I love the growing vocab of a young child. I'll add more when I can think of them. When I feel sad or mad--saying these outloud always makes me laugh. What do your kids say in their own way?

FLUM = Thumb

SHLOCLATE = chocolate

MARSH-E-LOWS= marshmallows

ImPOSTable = immpossible

SHOUP = soup

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Mckenna's Computer

Kenna got a toy out and was pretending it was her laptop. She said, "It can play music, and it can record things, and it can SHOOT people." I need one of those kind of laptops!

Monday, May 18, 2009

Happy Birthday Mom/Grandma

These were taken with the webcam so they aren't that clear. Mckenna wanted to make sure I told you that she wrote "all the letters herself, except for the D."

I am trying to get a video to load.. stay tuned!

Sunday, May 17, 2009


I am totally stuck in a rut. You would think that spring itself would have the opposite effect on me. I am not sure what force it is. Maybe it is the anticipation of moving. I am a routine person. I do best in a set routine and since the snow melted my routine has drastically changed. In the winter I feverishly worked on school, skied when I could get out, and ran 3 miles a day at the rec center. I have finished my school and have a little break, there is no snow to ski on, and it seems that every time I plan to go run, it rains (the rec center closes early when the weather warms up). We will be moving in the next couple weeks so I guess my motivation to get going and feel as though I'm progressing is lacking because I know that if I set a routine now it will be shaken when we move. Until we move, I have to figure out how I'm going to make myself go with out the comfort of a routine. Lets see if I can.

Friday, May 15, 2009

New Talent

Some mornings my girls will wake up and play without making too much noise. A few mornings ago I was awakened (early) by Mckenna tattling that Kayla was playing with my camera. I of course jumped out of bed to take care of this. Here are the pictures that are on my camera that I did not take.

*In Kayla's defense, I think there is evidence to suggest that she wasn't the only one playing with the camera.

** I should also mention that these are only 4 of the 57 they took and the only ones that were of anything.

Newest Addition to our Family

Jason got a new car a week ago. It's a Hyundai Tiburon. I had never heard of this car before Jason told me he had decided to buy it. We drove to New Hampshire to buy it because we could get a much better deal. It's a pretty nice little car. He has been speeding around like he is a born again teenager, windows down, sun roof open, music up (ok I'm exaggerating a little). It's been a fun little addition to the fam.

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Mother's Day

Nothing has changed my life as much as becoming a mother. The day Mckenna was born was exciting and terrifying. It's a wonder how I (and I'm sure many of you reading this) had these innate qualities of a mother that I never new I had until I really needed to use them. Motherhood is something that has come quite naturally to me. I think many women feel this same way. While it is sometimes tedious, difficult, and challenging ---it is, on the other hand, most rewarding and joyous. I asked Mckenna a few months ago what she wanted to be when she grew up. Without hesitation she said, "a teacher, and a mom." I'm sure as she gets older her answer will change somewhat, but I hope through the years I can help to instil in both my daughters the desire to be a mother--as my mom did for me.

Which brings me to the second part of my post. My Mom. Words don't adequately describe the way you feel about those you love--most of all my mother. When I think about my childhood, part of me feels guilty that I didn't fully comprehend the love my mother has for me. As I see my children play, I know as they get older life with get harder for them. I want them to see themselves as I see them. I know my mother felt this way and I wish at the time I could have seen myself the way she saw me then; it would have made specific times in my life a little easier if I had believed the things about me that she did. As I got older and left the house for college I found myself in situations thinking, "oh, mom really did know what she was talking about." I love my mom for teaching me, preparing me, loving me, and mostly forgiving me.

Having an adult to adult relationship with my mother makes it all come full circle. Having someone who you truely believe and know has experienced what you have experienced is so comforting and makes the hards times easier and the good times even better.

I love you mom!

To my wonderful mother in law! My gratitude to you is endless. I'm lucky enough to have a mother in law who is not only someone I love, but someone who taught her son to be a good husband and father. It is truely to her credit that I have a husband who is as kind, loving and understanding, a good provider, and someone who honors his priesthood. There is a little peice of her in our house through Jason and I couldn't be more blessed!

I love you mom (Shelly)!

To finish up this post I have to brag about how great my husband was to me today. He got a really cute outdoor lantern for our new house. He surprised me with breakfast in bed and had the girls help do all of this. Today was just good all around. It was a day where everything just flowed. I played the piano for a few musical numbers in church and I also got to watch Mckenna sing a mother's day song in sacrament meeting. My young women are the best girls. They got me a little plant and a card. Mckenna made me a multitude of pictures and little edible flowers with her teacher. It's just been such a wonderful, peaceful, heavenly day. I just feel almost too blessed. Happy Mother's Day to all my sisters. I hope you all had a day to feel special, loved, and appreciated.

Saturday, May 9, 2009

Nephew News

My cute sister in law had her baby today.
Crew is perfect!
I just wanted to give a shout out of congratulations to the proud new parents! We love you guys. (Good luck!)

her and she

Kayla: Kenna, go get her.
Kenna: Kaylaaaaa, it's not a her, it's a she.

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Our House

I finally got around to posting a picture of the house we are buying. Hopefully we will move in about 2 weeks.


What do these pictures say to you? I can't stop laughing. The girls felt the need to pose I guess.

Monday, May 4, 2009


After the rain there were worms all over the driveway. Mckenna told me this morning that we really needed to go out put water and dirt by the worms because they were going to dry up.

Me: It's probably too late because the sun has been on them too long.
Kenna: Well, We have to hurry, I already gave them names.

They are apparently part of the family in Mckenna's eyes, but Kayla on the other hand is terrified of the worms.