A liitle motivation

Brother Bear the other day:

"Mom.  I know you got another baby in you tummy."

"I do? Why do you say that?"

"Cuz you tummy is big again!"

Thanks son.  I'm thinking some ab work is in order?  :) hahaha.


Time, slow down

Oh time, slow down and stay awhile.
Perhaps you'd like to rest?
Put up your feet, no need to rush,
For childhood doesn't last.

My baby girl is 3 months old today.  *sob* Maybe it's because she is my last, but oh my word - this precious time is slipping through my fingers like sand!  I love when she does new things - her giggle is simply scrumptious.  She has a small dimple in her left cheek that melts my heart when she smiles.  I love this stage of life.  Even with all the demands of an infant, I love it.  I love the smell of her sweet, soft skin.  I love the neck snuggles.  I love watching her sweet cheeks as she nurses.  I haven't had time to make too many mistakes she has to forgive.  :)  So my house may not be perfectly together like I would like, or there may be laundry in a pile, or dishes in my sink.  But this sweet precious time is such a small speck, I think I'll hold my baby instead.


She's EIGHT!

My beautiful darling first born:

7 months
1st birthday
Big 2 yr old
I love that face
Cute 3 yr old
"I'm Four!"
Such a pretty princess
FIVE and Daddy's girl
First day of kindergarten
Happy 6th birthday!
First day of 1st grade

Growing up fast!
1st day of 2nd grade
Happy 8th birthday!

My sweet baby girl.  I can hardly believe you are EIGHT years old today.  You are such a joy and I'm so grateful to have you in our family!  You are an incredible help with your brothers and sister, and I love how you always try to choose the right.  You constantly amaze me.  I love your laugh - it's like music to the soul.  You are a beautiful girl, inside and out and I am so happy to be your mom!  I'm so excited for your upcoming baptism and I know you will continue to make good choices and set such a great example for me.  You are one of my greatest blessings!


I've decided I have to start blogging again because it's my way of keeping a journal, and I'm missing writing down all the things my kids are saying and doing!  Life has a way of SPEEDING by and it seems like I've been in a weird fog for months!  I'm ready for some sunshine!  :)


A few more pictures

This tender brother LOVES his baby sister.  I love watching him love on her.  Though he hasn't been allowed to lately.  He and Cowboy are both super sick and therefore quarantined to their room with a tv and all the popsicles and movies they want

Every time he sees a camera he squints his eyes and poses "Cheese!"

I love this freckle nosed blue eyed boy!

Zane had a septiplasty (sp?) and this right after coming home from surgery.  I was a little disappointed there were no black eyes, and also grateful he recovered so quickly.

Conference weekend.  This is kind of a sad picture for me.  See the little hairball under the table?  Our sweet little Dexter got out from under the fence and was run over by a car the next day, so this is the last picture we have of him alive.  We miss him and the kids were just devastated and there were many many tears that night and though they don't cry about it every day, there are still some tears shed every time something reminds us of our little puppy.  I think we'll wait for a while though before getting another dog.  I just don't have the heart to do it again so soon.

Love the matching dresses.  Thanks Grandma Williams!  :)

I hate this picture because it makes me look huge next to Zane.  He and Princess were sitting all the way back on the couch, and I had scooted to the front so it looks out of whack.  However, it's pretty cute of the kids, so I'll post it anyway.  :)

Easter Sunday

My sweet baby girl.