Sunday, March 29, 2009


Our kids have the best grandparents (& great-grandparents). Period. You can't even compete.

They play quick-draw, they give out silver dollars and lemon drops, they have sleepovers and take shopping trips to the dollar store, they swim, they loan movies, they play dress-ups, they read stories, they send letters, they teach marbles and pick-up sticks, they make chocolate chip pancakes for breakfast and sew teddy bears. And that is just for starters.

As we've moved, Jared and I secretly hoped for an adventure location, some place new to both of us. But we've been UT to VA to UT and back to VA so far. Our families have always been so supportive and wonderful. Sometimes you don't appreciate things until you don't have them and sometimes you appreciate things when you realize you really couldn't do without them. The past few months of intern year have been so brutal, I can't imagine trying to get through without family. My parents have really stepped in and lightened my load time after time, whether letting us drop in unannounced for dinner or watching the kids so I can fulfill my callings or giving a struggling kid some extra tlc - I can't believe we thought it would be "fun" to live somewhere new.  Soooo stupid of us! 

A random assortment of grandparent pics. 

Cutey Patootey

Grace is looking especially cute this week:

I L-O-V-E this picture.

She wakes up with the sweetest smiles.

Great cheeks, huh? I pierced her ears this week, do you think it helps the sad hair loss?

Monday, March 23, 2009

Note to self...

cowboy boots - not washable. Oh, there will be tears in the morning over this one. 

Other stupid things I've done today - let my new geraniums get frosted and erased all of February's pictures from my camera in an effort to load them. Tomorrow will be a new and hopefully less stupid day.

Monday, March 2, 2009


After watching Oklahoma last night the following took place:

Noah, "Ryan, try and kiss me like a lady"
Ryan looking skeptically at his older brother
Noah, "Come on, do it"
Ryan leans in for a kiss and gets a swift slap to the cheek.
Both boys fall down laughing and laughing.

And I thought they would like the cowboy vs farmer brawl...