Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Preserving Marriage.org

Elder David A. Bednar and a group of young adults from California discuss Proposition 8.

Prop 8

Our brother-in-law's sister, Shelley, is in this video about Proposition 8. She auditioned for it and got flown out to San Francisco to film. Congratulations Shelley! Oh, and we totally support Prop 8 too. Thanks SS Thurman.

Monday, October 20, 2008

I SPY!!!

There is a hidden image in this picture, see if you can see it!
If you find it, leave
it on the comments and we'll see who figures it out first.
Hint: It's little and green and alive!!!

Our Trip to the San Diego Zoo

During the month of October, kids are free at the San Diego Zoo and Wild Animal Park, so we decided to take advantage of this. We took the kids out of school last Wednesday and went on an adventure to the zoo. Here are some pictures from our trip.

It's the small things!!

There are some things in life, that just make me smile...
Brooklyn at our trunk-or-treat at church. Every time she went up to get candy, she said, "Trick or treat. Thank you Birthday! Bye!!!" I'm not sure why she always says thank you birthday, but it's hillarious. She also says this on the phone to my parents every time too. I love how she is dressed as a butterfly, but wearing Tyler's pirate bandana with dreads. And, nothing is cuter than a little girl in cowboy boots and underwear, call me crazy, but I love it. Too bad we can't all look that cute like that. Also, Every time Brooklyn is holding Ryan and he starts to cry, she just says, "Shhhh!!!" If only it was that easy. Sometimes when life is crazy and hard, it's the small things and special moments in the day that make everything worth it!! It's these moments we need to hold onto and cherish, because before we know it, theses little rascals will be all grown up.

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Happy 7th Birthday Tyler!!

On October 6, Tyler turned 7 years old. Since he had a big Halloween birthday party last year, this year we just went to John's Incredible Pizza with his wonderful Aunt Michelle, Uncle Mat and Tyler's friend Luke.

Every birthday, the kids get to pick which cake I'll make them out of this fancy cake cookbook, so this year he picked a pirate ship...much easier than Brooklyn's carousel cake. Since I only had 30 minutes to frost and decorate it, I think it turned out allright.

It's hard to believe that 7 years ago our family was blessed with such a special little boy. I'm not sure how to explain how sweet and loveable Tyler is. I think his Kindergarten put it best, she put her hand over her heart, and with tears in her eyes, she said, "He is such a good boy, you can just feel it." He has such a big heart and is so gentle. So with that said, here are some pictures of our amazing 7 year old.

Is there anything in there???

Please grab a flashlight and shine it through my ears, you will see light coming through the other side!!! I really think my brain is no longer there. Sometimes I wonder how I can function on so little sleep. Ryan is not the best sleeper, he's just like Elena used to be...every 2 hours or less he wants to eat. Fun stuff. It's pretty amusing though, my brain is only able to retain information for about 5 minutes. You may think I'm joking, I only wish I was.

I find my days flying by with laundry piles that put Mt. Everest to shame, homework, wining children and soccer every night I really amaze myself that I'm able to stay awake. I thought this would be my easiest recovery since I'm in such good shape with this one, but it's almost impossible to get any rest, so this has been the hardest recovery. I'm grateful for all my friends who have brought me meals though, if not for these meals, we would be eating cereal for dinner every night. So thank you, from me and my family.

Here are some more recent pics...notice the one of Ryan lying on our Mt. Everest of laundry!!! He seemed to really enjoy it up there!!!


Last Tuesday, Brooklyn decided out of the blue to start going potty in the toilet. Of course, after just having a baby, I wasn't really planning on this now, but I thought, "Hey, what the heck?" Why not, right??? Anyways, she's been doing fantastic. She's been dry all day and even most of the nights, which for our family is AMAZING!!!! We are so proud of her, way to go Brookie!!