Monday, July 27, 2009

I love to see the Temple.

The House of the Lord, our beautiful new temple.

My Eternal Family minus one sweet little boy who stayed home to play with Grandma. We love you Mason!!

This bench is at the Chapel to the West of the temple. Its a darling little bench that says "I love to see the temple: Donated by and in behalf of the children in this area."

Our kiddo's on the bench at the chapel across the street.

The bench with the temple behind them.

We had the blessing of attending the Oquirrh Mountain Temple open house this weekend as a family. We talked with our children about the blessings of the temple in Monday's family home evening. Then when we got there we were able to take our time and enjoy the feeling there. Of course it is beautiful because it is the house of the Lord, but the feeling that we felt there was incredible. We were able to stop with our family in the sealing room and look in the Eternal Mirrors. We talked to our children about how our family will go on for ever if we do what we should. Kena even asked if she could get married there. It was wonderful, spiritual and beautiful. I'm so greatful to have had the oppurtunity to spend time with my Eternal family in the place that makes it all possible!

What a Glorious Feeling I'm Happy Again!

My favorite shot of the night..."huh??"

You wanna know how giddy we were. We found a balloon in my purse and decided to leave it as part of our tip. hehe That's Mandy's thumbs up, and Kaela's goofy grin...Mom's out of the shot I'm sure rolling her eyes at her goofy girls!

Mandy, Me, and Kaela waiting for the play to start. I just realized I never got a pic of Mom, SORRY!!

This weekend we went to Utah and I went on a Girls Day Out with my Mother in law and sisters! It was a blast. We started our day by attending a showing of Singin' in the Rain at the Hale Center Theater in Orem. It was an awesome production and the cast was hilarious. It felt so real and because it was theater in the round we got right into the action. Poor Mandy had a producer yelling "ACTION" in her ear, and when the famous dance in the rain began we got wet! In fact, the front row were given poncho's and one sweet little girl got an umbrella full of rain dumped in her lap. Even clean up after the number was great. Dancing squeegies and mops...It was wonderfully entertaining.

Then we went to dinner. Good food and good company, what other kind of dinner do you need. We were giddy, goofy, and laughed through our whole meal. We finished the evening with shopping. It was awesome! I'm so greatful to have such wonderful in-laws. I never feel out of place or uncomfortable. They're my family and I love them! Thanks girls for an amazing time!

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

A "coo" at the Hadley House

Sweet Mason has recently started cooing and it is adorable if I do say so myself. He's really getting big and becoming less and less of a new born. *sigh* Have I mentioned that I love being a mommy to my clan!

Monday, July 6, 2009

A growing boy

Mason went to the doctor today because he is 2 months old (can you believe it! I can't). He weighs 11 lbs 4 oz and is 22 inches long. That puts him in the 50% for height and weight, and would you blieve his head is only in the 50th percentile!! Not one of our other kids has ever been below the 90th!
We thought he might have colic. Turns out that the pediatrician thinks it is acid reflux. He is now taking Pepcid and is like a different kid. No more screaming and crying all day. He's been awake for 3 hours, eaten twice, only spit up once, and hasn't cried at all!! It's amazing and I think my sanity may go back to being intacked. He's a cutie when he smiles and I look forward to seeing it more often!

Sweet Baby Boy

Mason's blessing was wonderful. He cried through the whole thing, but not so loud you couldn't hear it! He looked so cute in his outfit and the spirit was VERY strong. We just want to thank everyone again who came. We had good food and good fun. It was so nice to see family and friends that we don't get to see as often as we'd like. You all made it that much more enjoyable and memorable!

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Little Swimmers

This summer we put Kena and Trace in swimming lessons, and I'm pretty sure I gave birth to fish! They loved every single second of it, no fear.

Kena was a level one and her teacher was Olivia. Every day she would report to us that she had learned to back float and play with water toys. I'm sure she did more then that, what more is there then toys when you are 3.

Trace learned to swim from Emily, who he adored, especially when she let him wear goggles. He loved to dive, and especially going down the slide. He's anxiously awaiting next year when lessons will start again.

Jaxson loved that he got to go get them everyday from the pool, and that he got one on one time with mommy!

Super Hero Day

I think these pictures speak for themselves!