Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Dancing Queens

Last night was Lainee's first dance recital. She has been talking about "going up on stage and dancing" for months now. My nieces Maesyn and Cassi also danced. They did such a good job. They were so cute! They take dance class from Cindy Buys, and she is soooo good with the girls. The theme this year was "Dancing Queen". Here are some pictures of how cute they were...




Lainee recieved a beautiful Daisy from her Aunt Cami and Uncle Jason, and a yummy candy bar from her Aunt Hailey and Uncle Tracy. She thought she was a pretty big deal!

Quote of the Day:

"You can dance, you can jive, having the time of your life
See that girl, watch that scene, dig in the dancing queen"

Sunday, May 8, 2011


Today is the day that we celebrate our mommies, and I have the best one! She did so much for me growing up, whether it was making me a donut costume in Kindergarten or making me wear a homemade nurses hat for my fifth grade "Tea at the White House" program (I was Florence Nightengale...

Whether she was braiding our hair...

Or making sure our hair was curled (and I mean REALLY curled)...

Or crying with me after my first heartbreak, or crying with me when I married my eternal companion...

She was always there for me. I love you so much mom! HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY!!!

Here is a quote from one of my favorite General Authorities Jeffery R. Holland. It covers all mothers, whether you are classic term of Mother, or you are struggling to bring a life into this world. Whether you have a partner to help you raise your children, or you are raising them yourself due to divorce, death, or deployment, this should bring comfort to everyone...

"Because She Is a Mother"
Jeffery R. Holland
Ensign April 1997

"The work of a mother is hard, too often unheralded work.

"Mothers go longer on less sleep and give more to others with less personal renewal for themselves than any other group I know.

"Mothers, we acknowledge and esteem your faith in every footstep. Please know that it is worth it then, now, and forever. And if, for whatever reason, you are making this courageous effort alone, without your husband at your side, then our prayers will be all the greater for you, and our determination to lend a helping hand even more resolute."

"To the woman within the sound of my voice who dearly want to be mothers and are not, I say through your tears and ours on that subject, God will yet, in days that lie somewhere ahead, bring "hop to the desolate heart." As prophets have repeatedly taught from this pulpit, ultimately "no blessing shall be withheld" from the faithful, even if thouse blessings do not come immediately,. In the meantime we rejoice that the call to nurture is not limited to our own flesh and blood."

"Rely on Him. Rely on Him heavily. Rely on Him forever. And "press forward with a steadfastness in Christ, having a perfet brightness of hope." You are doing God's work. You are doing it wonderfully well. He is blessing you and He will belss you, even--no especially--when your days and your nights may be the most challenging."

Tomorrow, I will post pics of the CUTE things my kids made ME! But this day is set aside for me to celebrate MY mom, not myself!

Until tomorrow peeps!

Saturday, May 7, 2011

First real post full of miscellaneous stuff

Our lives during the summer consists of alot of baseball. Today was the first game of the season. Trevor is playing on the White Sox and did quite well this morning. He is such a silly kid! He gave me a mothers day card that read:
I love you
Blah, blah blah

Jaydan is playing the violin in the 6th grade orchestra. I think he is very talented, but he doesn't like it. I think it's because he has to go an hour early to school to practice, so I told him in Jr High it's a regular class and he wouldn't have to get up early, but he decided he didn't want to play next year, so these will probably be the only proof that he ever played.

I went to a friends baby shower today and took there cute filled bottles as her gift. They were filled with lots of little things a baby could use, and since she is have twins, one Boy and one Girl, I had lots of fun putting TWO of them together!

Here We Go Again!

I am going to try to keep up on this blog as much as I can. I'm going to TRY to at least post a quote of the day everyday. We'll see how it goes! For anyone who followed my blog before, the blog name is the same, but the web address is different, so make sure you add the new web address to your friends list!