Monday, April 1, 2013

A tribute to my old man

Today my wonderful Dad is having another birthday. I wanted to celebrate by writing this small tribute to him, and I love all the things that he has done for me throughout my life. He is my hero and has always been. I have always been what is called a Daddy's girl, and I have always loved and adored my dad! Here are 50 things (for his 50+ birthday) that I love and are grateful because of what my dad has shown me or taught me.

  1. You are never too old to get on the floor and play.
  2. Things that are hard are always worth.
  3. Hugs are sometimes the best way to listen.
  4. You always tell the truth no matter what.
  5. Working hard accomplishes much.
  6. Working hard along your family accomplishes much  more.
  7. Finding joy in the little things.
  8. That dad's are the best coloring buddies.
  9. Taking time to play is the best way to bring a smile across your face.
  10. Just because your a girl doesn't mean you can't get down and dirty.
  11. You can do anything as long as you set your mind to it.
  12. Laughter is the best medicine.
  13. Spending time with family brings you closer together.
  14. Scripture reading everyday is the best foundation in your life.
  15. A family that prays together stays together.
  16. Persistent is the key.
  17. The Gospel of Christ is the way to a happy life.
  18. Christ is our atoning Savior.
  19. Our Savior lives.
  20. Families can be together forever.
  21. We should strive everyday to do our best.
  22. Temples are a valuable blessing.
  23. Pretending is the key to invention.
  24. Providing brings joy.
  25. Rules are there to keep us safe.
  26. A strong hand is the best to hold.
  27. Even though the strides may be big the footsteps are worth following.
  28. Live what you know.
  29. Looking to Christ in all things.
  30. Finding hope in the power of the priesthood.
  31. Believe.
  32. Anyone can change the oil in a car.
  33. That a hero is more than Superman.
  34. Silence can sometimes be a better teacher.
  35. The Spirit is a strong guiding tool.
  36. Faith is a principle you cannot live without.
  37. Sacrifice.
  38. Children are the most important.
  39. Love.
  40. Children can teach us what we need to know.
  41. Look for the best in others.
  42. Forgiveness is something we give freely.
  43. Pray for strength.
  44. God will fill in the gaps when we try our best.
  45. You are never to busy to say I Love You.
  46. Manners matter.
  47. You should learn math properly even if you think it is stupid and it makes you cry.
  48. Learning is sometimes hard, but the outcome is rewarding when we do our best.
  49. Being silly is part of living.
  50. That the love of a wonderful father will leave an everlasting impression.
I love you Dad! I hope you have a wonderful Birthday! I wish I was there to give you a hug. You have been such a wonderful example to me, and because of your example I knew what I wanted for my life and I married a man who would teach my children what you have taught me in my life. I love you!

Friday, December 14, 2012

Holiday Clothes

My Mom is so great to get holiday clothes for the kids. I am an aweful daughter because I am just now posting. But as you can see right before church is not the best time.

Saturday, December 1, 2012

Please Join

Our family is going to do 100 random acts of Christmas kindness. I found a cute printable here . Please join us in our efforts to make this Christmas season what it is all about CHRIST. He would want us to serve others if 100 is too much then to 25 that is one a day. Have a Merry Christmas and enjoy the season.

Disney on Ice

This week I won ticket to Disney on Ice. It was a Princess show with Tiana, Cinderella, and Rapunzel. It was really fun to go. I took Amea with me. We had a great girls date.
It was so fun to spend time with Amea just her and me.

This is her Tiana inspired outfit. The lighting was aweful, but her tutu was so pretty and she got a lot of compliments. We didn't have anyone sitting next to us so she got to dance and move around during the songs and she thought that was great.

Friday, November 30, 2012

Happy Birthday Mom

Today is a wonderful woman's Birthday. It is my Mom's Birthday. She will be a great old age of wonderful. My mom doesn't like her picture taken so I don't have very many of them and the ones I do have are taken by Ty-kell. But I do love this picture because she is working on Autori's blessing dress. She is always thinking of others and doing amazing things. I appriciate how wonderful she is, and how willing she is to help others. She serves everyone and is always helping and never saying no.

I miss her so much and wish we were closer. I love that we have been able to grow together as mother and daughter, and have a wonderful relationship. Happy Birthday Mom. Enjoy your day. You deserve a day for you more than just once a year.

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Thanksgiving 2012

This Thanksgiving was so great. We went over to my grandparents house and had a delious meal... Then we read some books with the kids and did some activities.
We read a book about Thelonious the Turkey and made turkey hats.

Then we read a book about a bear giving thanks and we made thankful trees. I didn't get any pictures of that.

This was Autori's first Thanksgiving, she was such a good girl until the end and then she was ready to go, partly because I forgot to pack rice cereal for her.
After our meal... Aunt Diane and Beaux and Rainey came and joined us for games. It was a lot of fun!

Monday, November 26, 2012

Ran out of Diapers

So we only had one diaper left and it wasn't bedtime so we had to be creative.
 Autori is sporting a Wal-mart original. I know I couldn't stop laughing. She has a cloth diaper underneath, but I didn't have anything to protect us from getting peed on.