Saturday, December 22, 2007
Tuesday, December 11, 2007
Monday, December 10, 2007
Sorry the video is sideways. Our quick time video player didn't give an option for me to rotate it. So you will have to suffer through with your heads turned. This video was too cute not to post. Lainey loves to dance, and here you get to see some of her best "moves"! Enjoy!
Tuesday, December 04, 2007
Friday, November 30, 2007
Thursday, November 29, 2007
We actually got us all around one table!
Sweet Leecy T and Sully dog.
Little Lainey bug--happy as always!
Here are the Thanksgiving pictures I promised! We had such a great time, and wish our visit could have been longer!
Monday, November 26, 2007
Okay, this is too funny. I copied it from the Mauri's site and couldn't resist posting it on here. It adds a little holiday cheer, don't you think? :)
And if you are not feeling that holiday cheeriness, maybe this next site would be more suited for you! It's equally as amusing!
-Amazing food! Grampy never can make too much stuffing!
-Games....Balderdash is always a good time. How can you not laugh when you are playing that! And Apples to Apples...need I say more?
-Nice long visits and being able to catch up and reminisce.
We all have so much to be grateful for and family is always number one! Thanks to everyone for all of the good times! We love you all! Pictures will follow shortly! :)
Tuesday, November 20, 2007
Tuesday, November 13, 2007
We had a family home evening last night about being thankful. We explained why we celebrate Thanksgiving, what we are thankful for, etc. At the end of our little lesson I took our corncopia and emptied it of it's fruits and veggies. I then asked Aleece to tell me one thing she was thankful for, for every item I put back in the cornocopia. The first thing out of her mouth was "that Jesus is in my heart". Okay, how precious is that? Val and I looked at each other and said, okay, how can you top that? Some of her other answers included family members, Pres. Hinckley and his counselors, and the Nephites. She is one smart cookie.
Another quick story......we've always known Aleece has a love for music. Madelaine has proven to enjoy music just as much as her sister. We were in Target the other day, back by all of the Christmas paraphanalia, and someone pressed something that played music. Madelaine had been down walking around, and stopped abruptly once she heard the music. I looked down at her to find her standing their TAPPING HER TOE! It was too cute for words. Another shopper noticed this, informed me that I needed to videotape this and make millions off of it! If only it were that easy! I mean, she is that cute......anyone interested in hiring her out? :)
Monday, November 12, 2007
Monday, November 05, 2007
Granny and Leecy T on the carousel!
Grampy and Lainey on the carousel!
The leaves were gorgeous! We had so much fun at the zoo!
What a great day!
We had such a good time with Granny and Grampy this weekend. It was so nice to have them here for Lainey's first birthday and to let them see our new home. We love every minute we are with them, and wish our time together could have been longer. Thank you Mom and Dad for driving all the way down here and for all that you do. It meant a great deal to us! There is no greater gift in this life than family, and we have truly blessed!
Wednesday, October 31, 2007
They were having such a good time! They are definately best friends!
Mom and her girls!
Daddy helping the girls trick or treat!
Lainey bug as a munchkin!
I don't want to wear a hat and you can't make me!
I don't think we got one of them both looking right at the camera and smiling, but they are cute no matter what!!!
Monday, October 29, 2007
1. We were in the car for approximately 30 hours. With 2 children that is a ridiculous amount of time. It doesn't really matter how good your children are..... and our children are excellent travelers.
2. Tumbleweeds do not cross the street one by one. They cross in what we have determined are herds. You can't miss them and some of them are the size of small cars.
3. We arrived in Memphis, were here for about one hour, and then spent the next 4 days in the hospital. Poor Aleece was quite sick when we arrived, she was having a hard time breathing, and did not look well at all. They believe she has asthma, which leads me to point 4.
4. Asthma medication is ridiculously priced. I would pay a million dollars to know my children were healthy, but seriously, it can not cost THAT much to make it.
5. Aleece is an excellent patient. The poor girl has veins like her mama, and they never could just stick her once. She has so many bruises on her poor arms, hands and feet.
6. Madelaine is more curious than ever. While in our "hospital suite", she learned how to open the door, and would make a break for it any chance she got! I can't believe she will be one on Friday! Where does the time go!
7. We are currently living in what we hope is a safe area outside of Memphis. We love the home we are living in, and hope this brings us a little stability, for a while at least! Any and all visitors are welcome!
8. We miss our family terribly. Sunday dinners just aren't the same with only 4 of us instead of 9! We love you guys!
Thank you to everyone who offered their love and support! We don't know what we would do without you. More to follow!
I will post some pictures as soon as 0ur new place looks presentable! :) Give me a little more time to put everything into it's place! It won't be long, I promise!!!
Wednesday, October 03, 2007
Thursday, August 23, 2007
Sunday, August 12, 2007
Kid's say the darndest things! I love it!
Sunday, August 05, 2007
"Are you thinking what I'm thinking?" (to Granny on the phone)
"Pardon me, madam." (in church)
"Do you want a piece of me?" (to Daddy-visualize her with her hands in fists! Like when she used to pretend to be the cowardly lion.....put 'em up!)
She made Sunday dinner a circus act for all of us this evening as well. She amused everyone by pretending to be Diego, from Go Diego Go. She began this ruse once she found out we were having turkey for dinner. She then used her pretend video watch to alert Diego's sister Alecia that the turkeys were in trouble and they needed to be rescued! Mind you she ate every bite of turkey on her plate! She then went on to show of her pretend Rescue pack and made us all repeat the noises she did on her search for the endangered turkies.
How can two little girls bring us so much joy?! It doesn't matter what kind of mood I'm in, all I have to do is look at our two beautiful girls, and I realize how incredibly lucky I am to be a mom! I am so glad I had such a wonderful example and someone I always wanted to emulate! Thanks mom!
Lainey is still all smiles, all of the time! She is such a happy baby. She is also a mama's girl, and doesn't like me to be out of her sight for even a moment! I have to be completely honest though and admit that I really don't mind. Leecy and Lainey are so much fun to watch. I love to see them interact! I know I won't go a day without laughing!
Val is still on the job hunt. One of these days we are bound to find a good job. In the meantime keep us in your prayers!
I am just busy loving my girls! I tell you, there is no better job!
Sunday, July 29, 2007
Look at me!
She is pretty dang quick!
Madelaine Grace sure loves the stairs now! Luckily we have a gate to block her from climbing them herself, but she sure loves it when we let her climb!
She is so sweet and is growing up way too quickly!
Lainey enjoying the fireworks!
Leecy and the hamster she affectionaly renamed "ratatouille"
Daddy and his girls!
Leecy loving Jaden! So sweet!
We had a fun 24th of July (I'm not sure why the pictures say the 23rd!) that began with the parade in Ogden, followed by a visit to Katchie and Jeff's new home to help them paint, and then we did some fireworks with some of the extended family. The girls had a very busy day! They were definately exhausted by the time it was over!
It sure makes us grateful for all that our ancestors did for us and that we can be a part of this glorious gospel in these latter days!
Thursday, January 25, 2007
Here are a few pictures for you to enjoy! Aren't these the two most beautiful girls in the world?! Madelaine smiles like crazy and loves to be held. She still hates her bassinet, much to our chagrin! Aleece loves to hold her and help out. She is also getting way to smart for her own good! Val has introduced her to some new movies, which I thought would scare her, instead she loves them. They are Jurrasic Park, Willow, and Batman! Who would have thought?! Val has had several interviews. Now we are just playing the hurry up and wait game! We are trying to learn patience, and are hoping that this journey in life will be over soon, and we can have a little stability in our lives. But we are blessed with a wonderful family, our safety and health, so I guess we really can't complain. We are happy. But we miss everyone and hope to be together again soon! Love to everyone!
Thursday, January 04, 2007
Mommy and the girls on Christmas morning!
Mommy and Lainey-bug at the Henderson family Christmas party!
Lainey smiling on Christmas day.
Leecy T looking beautiful in her Santa dress!
The holidays sure were wonderful! Here are a few pictures of some of our memories! More to follow!