Sunday, November 30, 2008

Thanksgiving Weekend

It was a really enjoyable weekend. Got to spend time with the family. We went up with my family to the Christmas tree farm to hang out and watch everyone pick out their tree. We didn't get a tree at the tree farm. We are planning to get a tree come this Friday if all goes as planned. I hope everyone was able to have an enjoyable weekend also.

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Another Fall Weekend

We had a fairly calm weekend this week. Friday I spent most of the day catching up on some of my cleaning and organizing. Saturday was a lot of fun. I got up and played b-ball with some other women from the stake. Came home had some lunch and hopped on the bikes to ride out in the nice weather.

Cameron has had some trouble learning to pedal his bicycle so we bought a little bike that attached to the back of Paul's bike. We are hoping that this little bike trailer will help him better with his coordination so that he might be able to ride his own bike on our little bike rides. He had a lot of fun riding it, but after about 35 minutes he had had enough of sitting on the little seat, so we set out to stop for a break at the park not far from our house.

With the weekend came a change in my church calling. I had been in Young Women's for just over 2 years and today I was released from the Young Women's organization and called as the First Counselor in the Ward Relief Society Presidency. I can't tell you that I was surprised by this move because I had the impression about three weeks ago that something like this was coming. The Lord is preparing me for something in the future. I am excited and nervous at the same time, considering I have never spent and extended period of time in Relief Society. I was always called to the Primary or Young Womens organizations for callings. I am looking forward to my calling because it will be a learning experience for me and will prepare me for my next calling.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Birthday Party

We had Madeline's birthday party on Saturday. It started out rough for her, but it got better in the end. Here are some pics of her special day.

Wednesday, November 05, 2008

And Then She Turned 2

Today is the day that we celebrate our little Madeline's birth. Saturday is her big birthday party with all her cousins and friends, but today she got to spend the afternoon with her family at John's Incredible Pizza, and feel like the special little girl that she is. Although she is not little by any means nor did she start out little, she was a wonderful blessing on a bright Sunday afternoon 2 years ago.

If I could sum up my little girl in a phrase it would be "she keeps going and going and going". She really is a bundle of joy, laughter and non-stop entertainment. She loves to be chased around the house by her big brother Cameron, scared as she is running past our many hiding places, and spend as much time as she can outside. I let her get away with more because she is my little girl and I don't want her to grow up too fast. She has the most beautiful blue eyes and bright blond hair, has a stubborn disposition like her daddy, but makes up for it when she smiles.

I don't know what I would do with out her. She was my little angel from above, but can be a little devil. She can always make you laugh no matter how bad you are feeling. She is definitely going to be a handful in the coming years, but at least she will keep me on my toes.

Sunday, November 02, 2008

Happy Halloween!!!!

This year was all about Goldilocks and the Three Bears. Having kids gives us an excuse to dress up as a theme. We are still in discussion about next years theme, but are leaning toward The Three Little Pigs.