Thursday, February 16, 2012

Time Flies

I feel like all I ever do is catch up. This is by far the longest amount of time between blog posts. I don't have the time to journal everything that has happened over the last 7 months but I will include some highlights of the year.
September was full of lake trips, October we had lots of fun. We enjoyed disney on ice, another lake trip with our friends the Summerhays, going to the marana pumpkin patch with Uncle Denny and Aunt Cynthia, and trick or treating!
November we spent time with family and enjoyed three thanksgiving meals in two days!
December our great grandpa (Poppy) passed away. He was very old and lived a great life. He went into hospice and passed away after a week of being there. We love him very much and miss him but know we will see him again. Aiden played Joseph in his school nativity, we went to the temple to see the Christmas Lights, and visited with Santa.
January we enjoyed the last few weeks with our boys before school started again. We went to Sea World and the boys LOVED it. I didn't think Austin would enjoy it as much as he did. We are so excited to take them back very soon. Sea World is currently offering pay for a day and play for a year so we go can back for free thru December 2012, yippy!
February isn't as much fun as these previous months have been, but we are getting through. I am so thankful for my family especially my grandma and my mom. They are so willing to watch my boys and help me however they can. I have been studying a lot, more than I ever have in my life combined probably. Eric and I miss the boys so much when we are away, but know they are in good hands. Through prayer and priesthood blessings I CAN get through all of this. I can't wait for April to come and go so I can enjoy being a stay at home mom again!

Monday, August 29, 2011

Disney pages

I am 6 months behind on my scrapbooks for the boys. So, I have made a goal to complete three pages per week for each child. Sometimes it is really simple to do that because the pages are the same, I just have to change the text to personalize it to the child. It is time consuming but, I am so serious about documenting and journaling for my boys so they have these sweet memories to take with them always. Here are two of the pages I created last week. I picked these to share because I LOVE Disney and it is so hard to find Disney digital scrapbook supplies. I came across these papers and a few other embellisments and the best part is that they were free. If you are interested in where to find the digital kit let me know.

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

I am too busy to come up with something different from my photography blog, so I am copying my two cents about Austin over to this blog too!

Going into this, I thought creating the vision in my head would be a piece of cake. Well, in the end not so much. I didn’t have the exact scenery to work with that I had imagined in this vision, and I also didn’t have the $80 suspenders from Etsy. The balloon which I knew would make him happy and cooperate was also the biggest distraction. Ever. But, I did stumble across this beautiful grassy place (which almost doesn’t look like Tucson) and the little man in the picture just makes it even that much better. I love him so much. He is a huge handful; he has so much more energy then what his big brother did at this age. He is much more of a trouble maker and sometimes makes me wonder why I go to church. Really, I just chase him all day long, but he is so worth it. I couldn’t imagine life without him. He has made me a better mother, helped me with my patience and made me believe that I can do hard things. Things that some people told me I couldn’t do or that it wouldn't be a good idea. Well, giving birth to him during a really stressful, yet exciting and much anticipated part of my life was also one of the greatest blessings I have EVER received. I can’t wait to see what the next year brings, Austin truly melts my heart on an everyday basis and I am proud to be his mama.