Monday, February 20, 2012

Ella's Baptism

Since we had 2 weeks to kill with no baby we decided to have a baptism. Ella turned 8 on Saturday and my parents and sister's family came as well as some sweet friends from the ward.

The fabulous Susan Lybbert helped Ella sew her dress. Ella chose the pattern, cut it out and did a lot of it herself. Grandma Janie sent some white shoes and scriptures, Grandma Anne had some special jewelry, and we were set.

It was short, very sweet and low key. Kyle did a great job and Kate said the closing prayer. I think Ella had a perfect day. We were proud of her for making such a big decision.

"He that is baptized in my name, to him will the Father give the Holy Ghost, like unto me; wherefore, follow me, and do the things which ye have seen me do." 2 Nephi Ch. 31

Monday, February 13, 2012

11 days and counting

Sometimes you have to be really foolish to become wise. I foolishly thought because i am having constant contractions and am pretty much a handicapped person I could have my baby on Friday, but nope. 11 more days. i will admit there was lots of crying on friday but we are trying to regroup.

So in the meantime I guess we will celebrate four birthdays, my sister's wedding anniversary (they are coming to visit), ella's baptism, and our favorite holiday, V-day! Also, Kyle is celebrating the arrival of his bouncing baby kawasaki.

Trying to be grateful I'm not dead! And forgetting how much pink comes along with a baby girl. So fun!

kyle also brought me flowers and vacuumed the house. true love, i tell you.

Monday, February 06, 2012

things i want to remember

February is the best month of the year. As we are getting ready for the new baby there are a few things I want to remember . . .

I want to remember the magic of watching my little family grow up and the privilege of watching them create, imagine, explore and play.

I want to remember how being settled is like tapping into a well of happiness. How even on days when all I accomplish are laundry and vacuuming I am smiling because we are content and this is home.

I want to remember how grateful I am for those promptings and instincts in your life that tell you to take an unexpected path: like moving to the middle of nowhere; like purchasing a home that wasn’t your ideal; like tackling something as crazy as homeschool.

I want to remember how it felt to watch my sweet husband take care of our three-year-old who had the flu. How Kyle made them both a bed on the floor and was so patient for hours on end. I tell you, that experience was up there on the list of moments I knew I married the right man.

February is the month of love. We love all of you and can’t wait for baby # 4 to join in all the fun.