Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Just like Moses.

This girl loves her some Moses basket.
Thanks, Aimee!
1. errands done
2. fans
3. dinner with friends

Friday, June 25, 2010

The first...

afternoon of summer vacation!

And that's a WHOLE lot to smile about:)

1. two months with my husband HOME!
2. checking chores off the list
3. knowing we'll be in NC in less than a week!

Sunday, June 20, 2010


On this special day for dads
I thought it appropriate to share
some of the most beautiful moments in my life
involving Marty as a dad and my own dad.

Both moments took place in a hospital.

Marty has always been good with kids,
but it was amazing to see the love and tenderness
he exuded for each of our girls right after their birth.
After both Dorothy and Lucy had been cleaned off
and put into the warming tray,
I looked over to see Marty holding his very new baby's hand.
He was whispering sweetly,
introducing himself,
and would then sing a song.
That memory is so precious to me
and a moment I am so happy to have witnessed.
My relationship with my own father is strong now,
but was rather rocky through my teenage years and early twenties.
As some of you know,
during those rocky years I was in a very serious car accident.
My concerned parents showed up at the emergency room
and waited while x-rays were taken.
After the x-rays were finished,
we were put into a room to wait for the results.
By this point I had been laying strapped to a hard back board
with a neck brace on for a while,
and the back of my head was starting to hurt from the pressure.
My sweet father,
putting aside all of our differences at the time,
took my head and gently cradled it is his hands
to help relieve my discomfort.
My hair was all bloody from a head wound,
but he didn't mind as the blood covered his hands.
All he cared about was making me more comfortable.
In that moment nothing else mattered to him.
I knew I was loved--
even if my actions and attitude at the time
weren't very deserving.

I feel so blessed to have such wonderful men in my life.
Their examples of gentleness, compassion, and love
help me to better understand
the love that our Heavenly Father has for each of us.

Here's to you, dads.
I love you!

1. Marty
2. Lewis
3. Heavenly Father

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Imagine when she can really talk....

1. birds chirping
2. the sun shining
3. a new day

Monday, June 7, 2010

"Saint Lewey"

Last week this guy showed up.
He took a few "vacation" days to come up
and turn this:
into this:
He makes it look too easy.

He also did a lot of this:
I didn't know what to do with my free hands:)

Thank you, dad!
We loved having you here.

P.S.--this little gal is already a month old!

1. the talents of others
2. a little Lucy in my life
3. a new week

Sunday, June 6, 2010

"I have a family here on earth.
They are so good to me.
I want to share my life with them through all eternity.
Families can be together forever
through Heavenly Father's plan.
I always want to be with my own family,
and the Lord has shown me how I can."

1. a FULL family photo
2. my own parents
3. being a parent

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

why did the chickens cross the road?

To get away from Dot.

Dorothy spent a good 20 minutes chasing the chickens
the other day.
I think the poor things were all traumatized,
but she loved it!

This last one won't turn the right way for me,
but I love it.

1. June--which means Marty is almost done with school!
2. calm, rainy evenings
3. hearing crickets and peepers before bed