Thursday, March 31, 2011

Big Help

this is seriously how i manage to get my hair done in the morning, elizabeth always volunteers to hold scarlett for me.

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Happy Birthday Mary!

it was my dear friend mary's birthday, and i couldn't pass up taking her out to lunch! i took my girls and she brought her daughter brighton, who is one of elizabeth's best friends. we all had a really good time.
thanks mary for being such an amazing friend!! I hope you had a wonderful birthday!

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Monday, March 28, 2011

Happy Birthday Holly

i don't know if your aware, but i kinda LOVE my big sister holly! like a lot! she is my best friend! since it was her birthday, i gave her the ultimate gift, an entire day with me! she didn't even have to beg,lol
Happy Birthday Holly I hope it was a good one! Love you!

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Elizabeth's First Talk in Primary

i couldn't believe that elizbaeth agreed to give a talk in primary, because she is like a different child at church. she is SUPER shy! i'm the primary chorister and i NEVER hear her talk! i explained to her that she would have to stand in front of everyone to do it, but she seemed fine with that.
the day of her talk ryan and i were substituting her class, the sunbeams, and i thought for sure since ryan was helping her, that he would end up giving the talk. boy was i wrong! she had practiced a lot, but ryan still helped her a little, and she did excellent! i wanted to cry i was so proud of her!

her talk was on how there is safety in following the prophet. this was her talk.
Heavenly Father and Jesus love us, so they sent us a prophet to teach us, and lead us in the right direction to help keep us safe.
Joseph Smith was a prophet. He helped give us the Book of Mormon to help guide us so that we can return to Heavenly Father and Jesus.
Today our prophet is President Thomas S. Monson. He has asked us to serve and love one another. I can see President Monson on t.v. when I watch and listen to general conference and do my best to follow what he says.
I know Heavenly Father and Jesus love us because they give us a prophet. Amen.

Friday, March 25, 2011

Snow Tracks

elizabeth had some fun making track in the snow.

Mr. & Mrs. Randy Petersen

my aunt joanne remarried and my parents had an open house.


best part of our lives

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Draper Utah Temple

"In addition to temples, surely another holy place on earth ought to be our homes. The feelings of holiness in my home prepared me for feelings of holiness in the temple."
—James E. Faust

our march Temple pick was the Draper Temple!! the Draper Temple is so beautiful, i still remember standing is the frigid cold back on march 10 2009 for the open house. i remember the date held such a special meaning because ryan and i were sealed to one another on march 10, 2007 in the salt lake temple.

once again i'm going to challenge you all to make this a goal of your own to attend the Temple at least once a month. i continue to appreciate my Savior beyond expression!

this is us back on march 10,2009 at the draper temple open house.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Friday, March 18, 2011

Happy Birthday Monkey Girl

can my baby be four years old already!? it can't be! i just can't believe those four years have passed by so quickly! i don't know whether to cry or smile!

we had a special birthday breakfast with cinderella carriage waffles for her and then we made plenty of time for her to go fly kites with daddy.

we are very blessed to have so many friends and family who came and celebrated our monkey girls birthday! she had a tangled theme party, and was showered with gifts! thanks again to everyone for celebrating with us. your friendships truly mean so much to us and i'm so thankful that elizabeth has so many people who care about her and she can look up too!

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

we celebrated st. paddy's day with the turners making sugar cookies!

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

3 Weeks

this is one of my favorite outfits! and now we all know Scarlett can pull off turquoise leopard print!

Sunday, March 13, 2011

This Is What Tired Looks Like

at this point i was still getting very little sleep...that's why i look so stunning in these pictures, lol. i figure you still have to share this memories though.

Friday, March 11, 2011

Happy Birthday Mystery!

i can't beilve my baby sister is 15 years old!! she was never suppose to grow up! Happy Birthday Mystery! Love you!

Thursday, March 10, 2011

I Love Your Black Hair

elizabeth found this fun wig at grandmerry and papa's house and thought it was the funniest thing.


Wednesday, March 9, 2011


elizabeth is such a good multitasker, playing games on my phone and holding scarlett.

We LOVE our Pediatrician!

can i just tell you all how much we LOVE our pediatrician!
now i may be a little bias because i work for him, but he is such an attentive and knowledgeable doctor. if your ever in the need of a new pediatrician, i highly recommend dr. reese.

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Friday, March 4, 2011

Big Helper

elizabeth loves holding scarlett, she is such a big helper!

Now That's a Smile

she is my little sunshine and is always smiling, which in turn reminds me that it wouldn't hurt to smile a little more everyday.

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

The beginning of the bear pictures...One Week

well, she is one week old. i have a goal to take her picture with this bear every tuesday. we'll see how it goes.