Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Our Family

This is me holding Lili about 3 weeks after Ashley was born

This is how I spent most of 2008
Daddy was a hero time and time again!
My favorite lips in the whole wide world!!

As parents we don't get a whole lot of a lone time. We sure do try to make the best of the time we do get alone. We love to spend time with our Children! We have been so very blessed with 4 wonderful children. Each one brings something unique to the family! Our love for one another has grown so very deeply. I honor this to keeping the Savior the center of our home! We are not perfect by any means, but we try to be our best. We keep the Savior close to us at all times! We are so grateful for the gospel and the blessings it brings to our family! We hope and pray that you all can feel the Saviors love for you as well!!

Christmas 2008

We had a very nice Christmas this year! It was very relaxed and fun. We had great friends over on Christmas eve who have always in their words had lousy Christmas'. We embraced them in our family, because they are like our family. We had fun with them and introduced them to the Christian part of Christmas, the true meaning of Christmas! We did not overwhelm thembut made sure we kept the focus around the Savior. They not only had a good time. They said it is the first Christmas they can remember really enjoying!

All about Alexis

Alexis is in 4th grade... Holy Cow! She has come into her inner DRAMA!!!!!!! We so can't wait until that passes! She is having a FABULOUS year! She has a teacher who believes in her. Better yet she has learned to believe in herself! YEAH!!!!! She is our big helper around the house. She at times does not like that, but....... We love her very much and are Blessed to have her as our oldest child. She has always been our angel, and is a Special Child of God!

All about Andrew

Andrew is in 1st grade now! His speech has come a long way! He has a FANTASTIC teacher who believes in him and helps him to be the best that he can be. She truly loves her students and wants the very best for and of them. Getting Andrew to be serious is challenging! He is a constant goof... EXCEPT when it comes to eating his vegis... NO MOM PLEASE!!!!!! ( whine whine whine) We are so proud of him and his talents and developments! He is a special Child of God!

All about Austin

Austin is a very smart, active little boy! He is constantly challenging our parenting skills! I think he is just trying to keep us on our toes! That he does very well! He started sunbeams 2 weeks ago, and his teacher says he is very good! Hard to believe he is the same child we have at home! He loves to play rough! He also loves to talk on the phone to Kylie! It is very cute! He loves his brother and sisters. We love him very much also! He too is a special child of God!

All about Ashley

Ashley's entrance into this world was dramatic.. to say the least! he has been a blessing to all who know her from day 1! She is truly a very happy baby girl! She is 3 months old now and I so can not believe it! I love watching EVERYONE with her! She is a precious child of God!

Ashley's Blessing

Ashley was blessed the 2nd Sunday of December. The 1st Sunday was conference. I was immediately drawn to tears. She is such a special spirit. To watch so many priesthood holders lay their hands on her head, lead by her daddy guided by the Holy Ghost... It was an amazing experience! She is a Blessing to our family, and to everyone she encounters! She is a child of God! A pure innocent Angel!