Saturday, May 21, 2011

Stop Growing!

My boys are growing so fast! It’s amazing to me when I look at pictures of them 6 months ago and then look at these from today. I can’t describe how much I love these boys. They are my angels.

A couple weeks ago, Max said to me,

“I wanna go in a big, big, huge airplane Mommy. And I want to live in the sky!”


“Levi’s Brown, Mommy. And I’m white.”


“I’m being a good boy listener Mommy. Now I can have a treat!”

I love the precious and innocent things that he says. I love to think about the creative and exciting things that go on in his little mind.

Levi is such a happy boy. He absolutely adores his brother and could sit and watch him all day. I love his little laugh and I love how he bounces when he gets excited.

I’m so happy and blessed to be able to be home with my boys. We love to go to story time at the library, and music time at the park. We love to go grocery shopping together and to read books before nap time. We really like to have picnics and to play at the park. Max loves to practice writing and learning about the letters of the alphabet (especially when there’s M&Ms involved). 



We have been living with the Marshall family for 6 months now. I’m just going to take a few lines and brag about them a bit. I think I have the best in-laws in the world. I’m serious. Jim and Brenda are the most caring and giving people I know. I love them so much. I mean come on, what kind of people are willing to let their son and his wife and two kids live with them until they find a house? Very loving, patient, and kind people. That’s what! Then there’s Emminome (Naomi) who Max adores and follows around everywhere. She plays with him and babysits him sometimes while I go on a run or take a shower. Maxine is an amazing Aunt too. She sings and plays the piano with Max and has dance parties with him in her room. Max learns a lot when Uncle Jimmy gives him little quizzes like, “what color do blue and green make?” Uncle Jimmy also lets Max hang out with him when his friends are over. When Aunt Lizzy comes over, a lot of times she brings the boys presents, “plays toys” with Max, and changes Levi’s diaper. It’s so nice to get a break from changing a diaper ever once in a while! I just love this family and I’m so blessed to have them. They are all such wonderful examples to me in many ways.

Along with the house hunting roller coaster ride, we’ve just been trying to stay positive and keep our options open. It’s a little tough sharing one room with the boys, but we are very grateful.

We are just really excited/anxious to find a good home to call our own. We know it will happen at the right time.

Friday, May 20, 2011

Once upon a time…

… there was a mother and her two daughters who lived in a little town called Mentone. This wonderful mother was in search of the perfect church for her family. She spent quite a while contemplating, visiting, and researching different churches until one day, three young men dressed in white shirts and ties knocked on their door.

“Who has the best looking tie?” Asked Elder Curtis as the mother opened the door.

“You” she said, pointing to Elder Curtis.

These young men taught many wonderful things to this family like how they can return to live with God, and how they can be with their families forever and all eternity, and that there is a prophet today who receives direct revelation from God to help guide them through life.

On August 14th, 1999, this woman and her two daughters were baptized and became members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.


12 Years later, Elder Curtis, the wonderful mother, and one of her daughters reunite…

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Thanks for knocking on our door, Ben. I am forever grateful.

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Anderson Family,

Thank you for letting us come up to be a part of the wonderful experience of blessing Ozzie. You guys are really amazing and are such a perfect match. Ozzie is so blessed to have you as parents as you are blessed to have that little angel as your son.

We can’t wait to see you guys again.


Our Day in San Francisco

We spent the day downtown and walked a total of 6 miles. It was all worth is though! This is the first real family vacation we’ve had and it was so much fun.

We walked around Fisherman’s Wharf,IMG_8876IMG_8878IMG_8879IMG_8882IMG_8883IMG_8887IMG_8889

rode a cable car to Chinatown,


walked through the amazing San Francisco  neighborhoods,IMG_8898IMG_8899IMG_8900IMG_8903IMG_8904IMG_8905


and drove across the Golden Gate Bridge.IMG_8913IMG_8914IMG_8915IMG_8916IMG_8917IMG_8918IMG_8919IMG_8923IMG_8927IMG_8928IMG_8932IMG_8934IMG_8936IMG_8938

Wow. What an amazing time we had. I am the luckiest woman alive. I love my husband and my babies so much. It’s so wonderful to have such great experiences with them.