Monday, January 30, 2012

I Have Always Imagined That Paradise Will Be a Kind of Library

"The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more you learn, the more places you'll go."
-Dr. Seuss, "I Can Read With My Eyes Shut!"

Ryan and I spent the morning with the girls at the Library, it was a wonderful way to start the day!

Saturday, January 28, 2012

The Best Way To Keep Children Happy Is To Make The Home Atmosphere Pleasant

While Scarlett was taking her afternoon nap, Elizabeth and I sat on the couch giggling while taking silly pictures with each other. I wouldn't trade moments like that for anything! I love just laughing with her, she truly brings so much happiness into our home.

Sunday, January 22, 2012

"And The Grinch, With His Grinch-Feet Ice Cold In The Snow, "

I don't know why, but whenever I think if playing in the snow with Elizabeth, I think of the movie The Grinch. Probably because Elizabeth LOVES that movie, and it's always on during the Christmas season, and she LOVES the snow.
Even though the snow wasn't soft and fluffy, she still wanted to go play in it.
This girl LOVES the snow, she must have gotten that from Ryan, because I don't find it that pleasant freezing my tooshy off making balls of ice and then throwing them at each other. However Elizabeth thinks throwing snow balls is like the most hilarious thing ever invented. Don't get me wrong though, I will get good and cold to see her smile and hear that adorable giggle of hers!

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Everything Is More Fun With Friends

Oh how Elizabeth adores all her friends, especially Kiley and Hayden. The Campora's used to live next to us, but Kiley and Elizabeth had so much fun, we couldn't let that friendship get away. Elizabeth just shines for days after playing with Kiley and Hayden. I'm so glad that she has such great friends!

Thursday, January 19, 2012

The Smile That Flickers on Baby's Lips When she sleeps...and eats

Scarlett is rather a picky eater, only because she does not like texture at all. However, she LOVES bananas!

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Look For The Girl With The Sun In Her Eyes

Our little Scarlett is just full of Sunshine! No matter if she is making a mess and getting into every and anything she can get her hands on, she still makes us smile and our hearts fill with sunshine when we look into her beautiful eyes!

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

For Where Your Treasure Is, There Will Your Heart Be Also

We believe in Family Scripture Study! Although I have to be honest, this hasn't always been the case. As Elizabeth has gotten older I realized like with everything else, we have to teach by example. Elizabeth doesn't know how to read, so she has us whisper in her ear and she says it out loud. Sometimes she will tell us she knows what it says, and points to a scripture and says 'and it came it pass, and it came to pass'. Which makes us all giggle a little. Her favorite part is when we finish a chapter, she gets to draw a picture on that chapter heading with her colored pencils. I hope that she continues to have a love for her Scriptures as she grows as Ryan and I do.
After we are done reading, she usually still wants to 'pretend' to read, and normally falls asleep on her scriptures and when I see her laying there I think of this scripture.
Treasure up these words in thy heart. Be faithful and diligent in keeping the commandments of God, and I will encircle thee in the arms of my love. D&C 6:20

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Farewell 2011

I took some time today to count my blessings...simply because it makes me happy and I wanted to recognize all my father in heaven has blessed me with this past year.
2011 was a fantastic year filled with Laughter and Love! I thought it would be easy to pick just a couple favorite memories, but it was truly impossible! Memory after memory kept flowing into my mind.
I think the greatest blessing this past year was Scarlett Read becoming the newest member of our little family! How proud I am to be her mommy, her and Elizabeth are truly the best part of mine and Ryan's life.
I don't want to forget some of my most treasured memories this past year. They range from Holidays to Birthdays. Family trips going the cabin, circus, Lagoon, Park City, Zion National Park and to attending almost all of the Temples in Utah. Cousins moving closer, rescuing baby birds, Kid History, motorcycle rides with papa, summer festivals of concerts, chalk festivals, Greek food,roasting marshmallows, swimming days and days and days at my parents, holding a 60 pound Boa, and watching Elizabeth give her first talk as a Sunbeam.
Yes, this past year was defiantly filled with Happiness, and it makes me excited to look ahead and see what the future of this new year holds for our family!

New Year

We started off the new year with some fun with Landon & Mary Cleverly and their darling family. Elizabeth was in heaven playing with Brighton, and it was nice just spending time with great friends.