May 1, 2016

Happy May Day and happy happy Sunday.

This morning on the way to church...Freddie dropped off this note and flowers from our yard at his friend, our neighbor's house. So fun and cute!! His grandma Lulu told him about May Day and he has been anxiously waiting for it. 

I was like, "hurry, run!!" And he was like, "I'm supposed to hurry??" Hehehehhe. Everything is fun with this guy. 

Beauty girl met us in the garden after church. 

Tonight! And Collin is working it. 😜😜

My big 38/9ish week belly. Wooooo my baby I love you. Can't wait to see you!!

Watching together. 

AND HALLELUJAH. Asleep by 7pm!!

My baby girl, Dot. 

Their new bed. It's super comfy and I can sleep on It too. 

The devotional by Elder and Sister Maynes about Joseph Smith and the Restoration was wonderful. He asked us to answer a question on social media about a time when Heavenly Father answered my prayer as I searched for truth. 

Having a third baby has been a huge decision for me. We thought we might be done after Freddie and Harriet. But then I couldn't deny a spiritual feeling I kept getting that we weren't done. I prayed about it, asking God if it were right. I talked to my husband. After a lot of discussion we decided together to try to have another baby. During pregnancy I have mostly been excited to meet this new little person, but you know there are those days when you have a hard time w motherhood or personhood or in your marriage or so many things and just a couple of times when I've thought, what have I done?? We can't do this. We can't take care for another person, or how am I going to do this. When this happened, I prayed humbly and sincerely and got a very strong feeling from the spirit that I'm doing what is right for me and for us and that it is good and what is God comes from God. Heavenly Father answers prayers. I know this. #ldsdevo 

April 25, 2016

Wedding party

Want to get my kids to do anything? Tell them they can go to a party. Even better: a dance party. Even BETTER: a wedding dance party. They are party animals and wedding lovers just like Collin and I and Saturday night we went to the reception of Collin's coworker and good Frieda's daughter. So much fun getting dressed up and going. 
Love my cute honey bug lady killer. 
After making it through one of the longest receiving lines ever. Seriously an hour or so wait, and meeting the awesome family, we got our donuts and chilled. Fred and hat made instant friends with a nice kid and they ran all over the place playing. 


She always wants a do over pic. 🙏🏻👼

So this is the only picture I have of the dance party. We got down. Fred and Hat danced like mad too and Freddie even went in the middle of the giant circle of people dancing hehe. 

Great fun and cutie dot while we play games at home after. What is it with cats and boxes? They love em. 

April 18, 2016

It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine.

This family is a family of four. This is what we know. We are reaching out to a new world, new life, new one, ready for him or her to change us forever. I love these ones. These ones who try me and challenge me and stretch me and encourage, lead, love, forgive, teach me, listen to me, are fascinated by me. And I am truly captivated by them. God gave them to me. I look at them laughing, crying, running, watching, even defying, and I can't help but pray to God and thank him, in a most sincere way. I don't know what the future holds or what heartache we might someday know, but I know I have them for forever. That's very real. And this was his plan! To give us families. "If it's even better than this in the next life, than it's going to be good," I was thinking today. "Because this is really really good." And many times I'm like, "This is WAY TOO HARD!!!" but I know I need those times too. 
We're ready for you, babe. Take as long as you need. I'll wait weeks if you need. But we're ready when you are, to welcome and love you and bring you into our tiny world. Please forgive us for the times we fight or overreact or are selfish or loud or messy or crazy. All those things happen at times, but we knew you were meant for us and we will do our best and say sorry when it's not good enough. We love you already. We've loved being a family of four. Mama, Dada, Freddie, and Hattie and DOT! And now we're ready for more!

Photos taken on the UT State Captiol lawn by my brilliant sister in law, Amelia Wallace Money. Thank you so much!!