my baby

I can't believe my baby is so grown up. She loves playing pretend and she says the funniest things. Yesterday, while I was doing dishes, I asked her what she wanted for Christmas. She got the most serious look in her eyes as she said, "Mom, I really really want that Princess Castle Kitchen." I start dying laughing. Em's starts shaking her head and says, "Mom, You're so funny"! HAHA (I'm funny ;))????
I thought these dress up pictures were so appropriate for this post. She is trying to grow up too fast :)
BTW...MOM? Why is she calling me MOM. What happened to Mommy or Momma?
My sweet 3 year old.



an update

Livee has been so much fun, lately. I love this age. She makes us laugh all day everyday. SHE IS SO HAPPY. SHE HAS THE HAPPIEST DISPOSITION. Everyone notices how happy she is. She's such a blessing to our fam.

Emma is gettin so good at her summersalt's!

P.S. Halloween was so great! I didn't make a costume this year, I was so proud of myself. Usually I'm trying to throw together a new costume on Halloween day. This year emma wanted to be a bunny because of the show "Max and Ruby". If you ask her if she was Max or Ruby she would say "max and ruby". If you ask her again she would say just as confidently "Max and Ruby". So this year for Halloween she was Max AND Ruby :) Livee was our little ballerina and such cute one too!

I love how this picture turned out a little spooky.



we love this guy in our home

who is he, you might ask?

Well, It's Dr. Seuss! His books are about as genius as genius gets. He's a favorite around here and we read him daily. Emma thinks he's so silly and she loves the movie "Horton hears a who"!
here's a picture of em's attempt to read one of his books to Livee

so we decided to google him and we found out he's really not a Doctor. random fact, eh!

just practicing uploading pictures



more shots from shoot

If you can't tell by my post title, we talk about guns way too much. :)

I'm editing photos and found a few more that turned out pretty good.
I love the car in the window, kinda cool, eh?

my little brother Bryce gave us the idea for this pose, (her arm on his arm). We were teasing him because we all thought it was a goofy pose. THE FUNNY THING IS.....IT TURNED OUT SO DANG CUTE! PROP'S TO BRYCE. I will use this pose again! FURR SURRRE!



I love this girl (my beautiful sister)!!!! She's such a sweet heart and an amazing auntie. Last week I asked her if she and her boyfriend (Ryan aka ryry-haha, inside joke) would let me use them as practice; she thought it would be lots of fun.........and it was!
No they're not getting married, but it was fun to get in some good practice! It sure does help that they're both absolutely gorgeous! Thanks RYRY and KYKY :)
BTW....Kiley you need to keep this one around for a long time!!!!!!!! He's pretty cool!



merely example

do you ever feel like going to church is merely example? When you've got a busy three year old and a new crawler it makes it a little hard to stay on track at church. I'm so grateful for those small moments when I do get the opportunity to listen; then my sister kristan comes to town with her three and I'm even more grateful for those small moments. (I'm sure she has less than me!)
There was a girl in our ward, in twin falls, that had 2 girls (2 and 12 months), her husband worked almost every sunday, but every single week she would come to church by herself. I would sit in aw and wonder how she did it. There was not a second when she wasn't chasing one of them down. She inspired me to want to be better. It's so true, how simple things can inspire and change people. Think about how simple the gospel principals are and still they're life changing.
This girl with her 2 girls inspired me, so who are you inspiring? A week ago in my homeward we had a mission farewell. I used to babysit this kid when he was little. The last time I babysat he ended up with a bloody nose. Maybe that is why it was the last time :)! I can't believe he's a missionary, crazy! Anyway, a few weeks before his farewell, his mother bore her testimony and she said that one of the reasons she got him to come to church was because my dad brought cookies to church once a month. (now if you've never had my dad's cookies you are totally missen out!!!)- I've never tried to make them because he just does it so good. When my dad brings cookies it's totally the sunday news around the church halls. His Young men Teachers are a lucky bunch! I'm getting a little distracted here.....anyway, the reason I mentioned this is because his cookies are the thing that brought this kid to church. Of course he's a good kid and I'm sure that my dad's cookies weren't the only reason he came to church, but it seems like maybe they had a tiny bit to do with it.
KNowing this totally inspires me to keep coming to church, not that I would ever stop:) The truth is we never know who is watching us. We never know what someone might be taking in from us. Our smiles might bring someone to church each week. The truth is it's just plain silent miracles. We've got to go to church and continue the silent miracles because they are life changing. This inspires me to know that even if I don't get much from the lesson maybe I'm doing something silent as well.
I was telling my mother in law this and she pointed out the fact that it's also obedience. SO TRUE. This makes me feel really good that every week I'm continuing to be obedient even though I don't take in every word.
The best part of church for me right now is watching Em's face light up when it's time for nursery. She loves it so much and we've NEVER really had to fight her to go. It is so sweet how much she loves her teachers. I'm so glad. Because she loves nursery, it's brought me to church on day's when I've been sick or not had any sleep the night before. What a good example she is already for me!

Mommies and daddies out there keep marching on, even if you spend the whole sunday in the foyer, ML or nursery. Remember you're being obedient and a shining example for your babies and those that are around you!



taking a photoshop class and lovin it! Here is a few .
this one might be a little overdone, but it's kind of fun.

here's a couple pics I took at the Balloon Races in Reno. If you've never been to the balloon races, you NEED to make a trip!!!! IT'S AMAZING!

Channeling my inner artsy!




there are three posts below! Enjoy


enjoying every minute

We've had a very eventful summer! Starting in May, Daniel got his Masters Degree, Wahoo! He's amazing and I'm so proud of him. Of course he graduated at the top of his class! I know saying this will embarrass him. Someday he'll get used to my bragging.
For graduation Daniel's family came up. We were so happy we got to enjoy it with them. We didn't get, a single picture, of all of us! Why? I don't know.
This Pic is of Emma and her cousin Brinley. They're such good buddies.

This is the hooding Ceremony. The expression on his face is Priceless!

Can u see us?

This is Livee at about 6 weeks!

Emma has been such a good sister. So helpful. (except for the fact that she likes to step on her-still working on this one!)

After graduation, Daniel had a job interview in Wyoming. We were almost positive we were going to move there, until we actually had the interview. We knew that it just wasn't right.
Wyoming is so beautiful! This picture is of a train that had derailed. SCARY! I'm not sure if anyone got hurt, but it looked really bad.