Thursday, September 29, 2011

Friday, September 23, 2011

The Greatest Show On Earth

Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey Circus have come every September since I can remember. My parents took me when I was about Elizabeth's age for my birthday one year, and I still remember how exciting it was. I always wanted to go back, but every year the circus came and went. Even as I got older I would think how exciting September was because the circus was in town.
I have told Ryan about how fun it would be to go, and he is the best, because he surprised me with tickets for us to take our girls!
Elizabeth even learned about the circus in preschool the week before we went. She was most excited about seeing the Ring Master and the elephants.
It was so cute, when the Ring Master came out, Elizabeth just squealed with delight yelled "MOM, I SEE THE RING MASTER! I SEE HIM!!"
I'm so glad that we were able to make some great memories, and I will treasure them always!

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Pet Store Field Trip

Elizabeth had her first field trip. This week she learned all about pets, so her preschool took a trip to the pet store. The kids had so much fun. Elizabeth's favorite part was when the parrot talked to her, and when the puppies licked her hands. It made her want a puppy even more. The kids were lucky enough to get a goldfish as we left, they all were very excited about that, although the parents had a little bit of a different expression on their faces, lol.

Monday, September 19, 2011

28 is old right?

I realize I'm not 80 years old, but I'm starting to feel old. However, my family keeps telling me to wait till I'm 30...then I can be complain about getting old, lol. I'm so grateful that I have such an amazing family. I have always been very content at spending most of my time with my family. I am the happiest when I am with them. Just sitting around talking, teasing, eating good food and most importantly laughing...we all laugh a lot. My birthday was wonderful because it was filled with happiness and laughter, and I can't wait to see what this next year hold for me!

Had my birthday lunch with one of my besties! Love you Jackie girl, you are the sweetest!

Spent the rest of the night with great company! Thanks everyone for making my day!

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Logan Utah Temple

"It is in the ordinances of the temple that we are placed under covenant to Him….[If] we will enter into our covenants without reservation or apology, the Lord will protect us. We will receive inspiration sufficient for the challenges of life."
—Boyd K. Packer

Our September Temple pick was the Logan Utah Temple. I can't believe we only have three more months of our goal, it truly has helped me become closer to my Savior. I think we are going to make this goal a tradition.
I challenge you all to make attending the Temple a goal for you, even if it's just once a month, you will begin to see the blessings pour into your life!

Love Their Great-Grandma Julia

Elizabeth just adores her Great-Grandma Rodgers. We don't have a lot of family on Ryan's side, so it's nice for Elizabeth to have Grandma Julia involved. Plus, Elizabeth just loves going to visit her, and I think it brightens grandmas day to see the girls.

Where Does Your Allegiance Lie?

Friday, September 16, 2011

Love My Little Bug

Scarlett is just the sweetest thing. I have to say she has been a lot harder for me, but she is most defiantly worth it! We love her so much and are so happy she is a part of our cute little family!

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Sunday, September 11, 2011

They are GREAT Grandparents

Elizabeth always informs me when I talk about her grandparents, that they aren't her grandparents, they are her GREAT little bugger.
I love my grandparents so very much. My dad's father died when I was about Elizabeth's age, but I still have memories of him pushing me on the swing at the cabin and sitting on his lap and touching his face. I can't tell you how much Keith, my grandma Taintor's boyfriend of almost 11 years has stepped up and been an amazing grandpa to all the grandchildren and great grandchildren. Plus, you get to witness how much he adores my grandma, which is very sweet. I'm so grateful that Elizabeth and Scarlett have such GREAT Grandparents.

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Greek Festival

We had to take the time to go to Salt Lake to go to the Greek Festival, and man was that gyro well worth it! Best food ever!

Friday, September 9, 2011

One Last Swim

We decided since the weather was still rather warm, we would have one last swim. The adults however did not take a dip, because the water was pretty cold. Although, my dad kept saying "It's the warmest the pool has ever been". Then we would add "at this time of the year". Which is true, normally we are never swimming this late in the year, but I'm glad the kids were able to take one last swim.

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Happy Birthday Gabe

Elizabeth LOVES her cousin Gabe. They spend so much time together, and love every minute of it...most of the time. Gabe turned five, and invited us to go to the treehouse museum, and the kids had so much fun playing and using their imagination. Happy Birthday Gabe, we love you!

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

First Day of Preschool

This can't be right, my baby can't already be old enough to go to preschool!
She sure is, and she couldn't be more excited for preschool, and the best part, she gets to go with her best buddy Gabe, who just happens to be her cousin. Which makes leaving mommy a little easier, however it didn't make it easier for me. I'm excited for her, and it will be fun to see her grow and learn even more.

Thursday, September 1, 2011