Monday, February 24, 2014

I am so proud of my girl today! She is almost done with swimming lessons and today she jumped off the diving board! It's a three foot board into a nine foot pool. She is so brave! I wish I had a picture of the excitement on her face but Shane and I had Landon in the pool today too. I wish I had a picture of the terror on his face going down the slide. By the end of the day he learned to love the slide and loved to splash, and even learned to doggie paddle. My kids are so brave, I hope they always are.

Sunday, February 23, 2014

Bryn was a little sad and frustrated coming home from church today, because she didn't get a turn. But we were learning about cheering ourselves by cheering others and I was really grateful to have an opportunity to teach her to serve others. We made some cake donuts and took them to a friend who has been having a hard time. Bryn was literally running circles around me as we met our friend in her driveway because she was so excited. She learns so fast. Her little mind is so considerate and understanding of people around her. She really amazes me each day.
We have decided to have an emergency camp out. Mostly to rotate and test our 72-hour-kits. I'm very curious to see how we'll fare. Today we dumped out our kits all over the floor to take inventory and update. I tried to to explain to Bryn what an emergency is and what we are going to do if one happens. I have always been worried that talking about emergencies would scare my kids or that they wouldn't even listen. When we started our evening the exact opposite happened with Bryn, and I am in awe. She listened, and understood. She had ideas and she added to her bag without me asking! She kept bringing me things that she will need, and she had legitimate grown-up reasons for everything she brought to put in her bag. She is a prepper--- inherently. This is the first time we've really talked about this to her. I am amazed. I'm know we have a lot more work to do, but now I know I have Bryn working with us and her energy for keeping our family safe is eternally inspiring.

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Landon is starting to dress himself. I love it! Today he also said "pancake" and "open it." You're getting so grown up! 

"When did you get so grown up Bryn?"
"Uh, just a little while ago."

Monday, February 17, 2014

If you chance to meet a frown, do not let it stay. Quickly turn it upside down and smile that frown away.

This girl is ready for swimming lessons. She has learned to bob and hold her breath under water for a long time. Her favorite part of swimming lessons is when she sneaks away from her teacher and gets to the slide! Mischievous little thing.
My dad turned 51! Thank you for getting older and letting me get older too;) At first, Landon couldn't quite understand why we were all singing to him, then he got to blow the candles out and it made more sense. After the 51 happys, and the low burning candles Jannae is suffering from second hand smoke. Maybe we should have called the fire department.

Sunday, February 16, 2014

Finally got the basement ready to paint. This is the first coat... Primer.

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Boy- noun. Noise with dirt on it.

Thursday, February 6, 2014

I love to see the temple, I'm going there someday. As a child if God I've learned this truth, a family is forever.

Uncle Brandon and Kristen got married and we got to go to the wedding. Bryn was very insistent that she was going to the temple. She had so much fun playing with Aunt Amy and the boys! We had such a great time looking at all the fountains and beautiful pictures of the Savior.  Bryn especially loved watching all the brides come out if the 'temple castle!'


Monday, February 3, 2014

Here comes Christmas!