Wednesday, May 25, 2011

makes it worth it...

I went into get ready for bed the other night & this is what I found.

(drawing courtesy of Morgon)

All those moments of feeling overwhelmed & inadequate as a mother were washed away. I'm grateful kids are so quick to forget & forgive. I truly love being a mom!!

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

I'm going there someday...

For part of Eva's 12th birthday we let her invite some friends along to go do baptism for the dead. It was a beautiful experience and we are so proud of Eva to have the desire to do so!!

Fabiana, Eva, and Brooklyn

Fabiana, Eva, Brooklyn, Brock, Devin, and Tristen

Goofy boys!

Three handsome future missionaries!
(A BIG thanks to the amazing Aunt Diane Dodge who sees that every young man in our ward has a suit to pass and bless the sacrament. We sure do love her!)

The group again!

It is of course an amazing experience to be able to take your children to the temple!! Sure do love these kids!!!

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Totally Over-Rated!!

Happy Mother's Day to all those amazing Mothers out there!!

I personally think Mother's Day is completely over-rated...I always set myself up for disappointment by thinking that JUST because it's Mother's Day that my children will magically be perfect...that they won't fight, argue, make messes, be naughty and that they will be perfect little angels for the full 24 hours!! Don't get me wrong...I enjoy the extra attention and all the sweet notes and kisses, but I would like those on any other day of the year:)

I am grateful though for the opportunity I have to be a mother. My life has been forever changed because of the beautiful children God has trusted me with...and I love each and everyone of them!!!

NOW...I do need to pay tribute to the most amazing woman in my Mother! I can only pray that I am half the woman she is. I have never met anybody that is more selfless than she is. To this day she is still the last person to sit down to eat dinner. She is always making sure everybody else has exactly what they need. She spends her days off from the temple babysitting a few of her 52 grandchildren. She till dotes on my dad and serves him his dinner in his favorite chair...not because he demands it but because she LOVES him!!

I hope she knows how much I admire and love her!!

Eva is in YW!!!!

I can't believe my oldest daughter is 12!! She is my biggest helper and I'm gonna be lost without her while she is away growing into the woman that one day she will be!

Happy 12th Bday Eva! We love you more than you know!!

Our BeAuTiFuL Eva Marie!!

She was SO excited she got a CTR ring!!