May 12, 2008

Mother's Day... My Thoughts

Mother's Day always brings up mixed emotions for me because of the death of my own mother just over 5 years ago. Emily was only 5 months old when she died so it's hard to not have her here when there is so much for me to yet experience and so much I want to share with her and partake in her wisdom. She was (and still is) a wonderful woman whom I love and miss very much.

After a wonderful dinner of Lamb Kabobs on the grill, cooked by my fabulous grill-master husband, we honored her by visiting her grave and sharing some quiet moments together as a family. There are not enough words in the English language to express the effect a mother has on her children. I can only hope to be as wonderful and effective for my kids as she was for me. I love you Mom.

May 11, 2008

Just Hangin' Around

So Emily said she has something to show me so she leads me in to her room and I see this....

His feet are actually touching the floor so he's not in any danger (just for those worry warts out there!) Kinda' funny, eh!


These are my great friends Shauna and Stephanie! Occasionally the girls in our ward get together for a girl's night. Usually it's over at Shauna's house. This particular night it was just the three of us that showed up so we did a fun thing called the Tim Tam Slam which is a tradition from Australia. I have a video we made of us doing it but for some reason it won't post to Blogger!! If you know how to remedy this situation PLEASE contact me! Anywho, here's a fun link to see how it's done "Down Under." Enjoy!

Sleep-gee Guy

That's how Avery used to say "sleepy guy" when he was tired. I thought it was cute so we didn't correct him and just let him figure out how to say it on his own. So in honor of this thought I thought I'd post some pictures of the random places and ways that he's fallen asleep. I wish I could sleep anywhere. I put a little one in there of Emily who fell asleep at the kitchen table not too long after we moved into the house.

May 7, 2008

Chicken Feet

Avery put on my gardening gloves. I'm so glad he has 10 toes and not this as a replacement. Finding shoes would be a bear.

Camera Update

So... we haven't found the camera but A found one for me to use in the mean-time! Thank you, thank you, thank you!