Monday, July 28, 2008

Count Down!!!!

Yes this may seem very adolescent, but I don't care! :=) I love the Twilight series by Stephenie Meyer. And yes I am going to the midnight release and yes I have pre-ordered my copy of Breaking Dawn. So there! That said, woohoo! I am going to hang out with a bunch of teenager girls (possibly wearing their prom dresses) and get my hands on the 4th book as soon as I can. I plan on reading it until I finish (I will probably take a break to teach Relief Society on Sunday, probably). So now I better get off this blog and finish my finals and prepare that lesson so I can read guilt-free all day Saturday. Good thing my mother-in-law is flying in from Utah just to watch the kids so I can read! Just Kidding! She is coming though, only to help us when Levi gets his tonsills and adenoids out on Monday. I'm sure I can finish Breaking Dawn by then and get right back to my motherly duties! ;)

Thursday, July 24, 2008

Goodbye Sweet Angels

Elliana & Emmaline, you are loved and missed.

Rest peacefully with our Savior and watch over your mom & dad. They miss you dearly and will always hold you close.

Thank you for coming to this world, however brief your stay, and changing us forever.

I love you little angels.

Saturday, July 5, 2008

4th of July Fun!

Maddy, Elsie, Levi & Fireworks!

Well I think the kids had a blast celebrating Independence Day twice. On Thursday July 3rd, we went to the fireworks show at the local Baptist church with our good friends the Bastians and the Williams’. The kids had so much fun playing together and they all waited patiently for the show to start. In the meantime, we had fun with the glow necklaces I got from the dollar store. That was the best $2 I ever spent. As you can tell from the pictures, they added lots of color and entertained the kids all night. The church grounds were packed with thousands of people (this is the Bible Belt so the Baptist church is huge!) and I am proud to say of the 12 kids in our group, we didn’t lose any. Way to go on the backpack leashes, Kelly!

Then on Friday (Independence Day) we had the Bastians over for a barbeque and Sparklers (yes that is as good as it gets as far as fireworks go if I am in charge!) Our neighbors had their own stash so we got to enjoy their show. So while Kelly & I prepared the food, Dan & Quinn grilled the meat and watched the kids in the backyard. That means all children under the age of 8 were naked and Elsie crawled around after them wishing she could get her clothes off! Nothing like a backyard sprinkler and a mud hole to make a kid want to get naked! Oh and thanks Taylor & Carter (the only kids over 8) for keeping your clothes on!

Maddy & Levi enjoying Sparklers! Sorry Elsie, it was way passed your bedtime, maybe next year!

The Bastians! Kelly, Quinn, Carter, Taylor, Tanner, Sydney, Riley & Bailey.

Thursday, July 3, 2008

Honorable Mention goes to ……

…..Robin Williams! Seriously, I just have to blog about this girl for a minute. She is going through some mega trials but she is holding strong. Her blog is called “We Have Faith”, that says it all. So Robin, I just wanted you to know I’m thinking of you, praying for you and here for you. Check out the story of the milk jug in this month’s Ensign. Even though you aren’t going through the husband problem in the story, you still have a heavy milk jug to carry. Let Him carry you, it is the only way. Love you girl! Hang in there! xoxo

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Kelly Bastian is the coolest!

This post is a completely spontaneous shout out to my bff Kelly. She in no way told me to mention her by name and how cool she is. Seriously, you rock girl!
BTW, I really need a picture of you! I have a million of your kids.