October 15, 2017

Pumpkin Party

Earlier this year we participated in a parenting group. All of our little ones will be or have turned one recently so we decided to have a party to celebrate. We had a potluck at the pumpkin patch. It was so much fun to get together and see everyone! It was so cute to watch our little ones interact with each other!

October 14, 2017

A Beacon Of Hope

This past week our family was able to spend some much needed time out at the coast. One day while out exploring, we came upon this lighthouse. This lighthouse was once a beacon of hope to those out at sea. I couldn’t help but notice that this lighthouse no longer had a light, it was worn and beat up. This lighthouse caused me to pause and reflect on life.

Each of us has the light of Christ. Those we come in contact with see that light, that light is a beacon of hope. Just like that lighthouse, if we don’t make righteous choices and nourish ourselves spiritually our light can go out, we can become worn and beat up. My challenge to each of you is to take a moment, pause and evaluate where you on the path of righteousness. Do you need to make some changes? Is there room for improvement? If so, start now to make those changes. Add oil to your lamp so your light can continue to shine bright.

October 5, 2017

Trust In The Lord

We found out today that Andy will be getting laid off in March. This all feels very surreal right now, I feel as though I am in a state of shock. Am I surprised by what is going on? Not at all. I am calm. I am nervous to take a step into the dark, to wander on an unknown path and to travel to someplace I have never been. Is it scary? Yes! But the scriptures say, "If ye are prepared ye shall not fear." (D&C 38:30). We have been preparing for this day for a long time, I am just surprised that it is actually here. We have prepared as much as we can and now it is time to put our trust in the Lord. Because with God, all things are possible.

October 2, 2017

Life's Adventures

This week was a week of tears, Bubba. You cried a lot! One day you puked all over your clothes, the crib, the crib bumper and the carpet. A day or so later the diarrhea started and it has been going on ever since. I felt really bad because I knew you didn't feel very well and there was only so much I could do. The only thing that seemed to calm you down was being outside, but some days you didn't want to be outside and you would continue to cry.

I'm cute, even when I puke on myself.

We tried to watch General Conference on Saturday but quickly gave up, it was too hard with all of the crying. Sunday you seemed to feel a little bit better and we were able to watch both sessions of General Conference.

Story time at the library.

I love my bat!

After General Conference we decided to go walk on one of our favorite trails. We didn't make it very far before I noticed some yellow/brown colored stuff coming out of your ear. I called the doctors office to see if I could get you in the following morning and the nurse I spoke with advised me to take you to urgent care. We turned around, got in the car and headed to urgent care.

We walk way almost daily and the sidewalk was so covered with ivy it was becoming impassable. We were so surprised to see the city cleaning it up!

We came across this snake one afternoon while walking.

Nature's beauty!

My hunch was right, you had an ear infection and your ear drum had ruptured. The doctor gave us a prescription for antibiotics and told us to run across the street to the pharmacy to get your filled as the pharmacy was to close in twenty minutes. We were able to get your prescription filled and start you on your medicine. I sure hope you start feeling better soon! Being sick is never fun!

Waiting to be seen at urgent care.

The funny thing about all of this is you never had a fever and you never pulled on our ears. We didn't know you had an ear infection until we saw the nastiness coming out of your ear.

I love my veggies!

In other news, you have really begun pulling yourself up. You frequently pull yourself up in your crib.