Sunday, May 27, 2012


Tis the season for baseball....  And Alex LOVES it.  He has had a great season.  He usually plays third or shortstop. He is learning a lot and loves to bat.  I am thankful for such good men in Alex's life.  His coach is younger has a young family and still donates all this time and knowledge to these little boys.  Alex loves his coach.  He played a couple of weeks ago with another league and older boys and struck out while he was up to bat.  He felt so bad that he actually cried.  I went over and gave him a pep talk.  He told me that he didn't want to finish the game, but he did.  I was so proud of him for not giving up.  When he plays with the boys his age he is great and really enjoys it.  One of his favorite things about the baseball game is getting a ticket at the end for the snack shack!  We love to watch Alex and cheer for him.  I am so thankful for Alex and for his sweet personality.  He is so happy and willing to try new things.  Man, I love this little boy!  

I LOVE this Girl~

Sami had her piano recital a couple of weeks ago.  It was down in Provo.  Since Alex had baseball games, just Sami and I went to her recital.  She likes playing the piano.  I didn't say love, but likes it ok.  I have to  sit with her and practice.  It is time consuming, but worth it.  When we go to these recitals and she sees and hears what she is actually doing, it is amazing.  I am proud of her for not giving up and for sticking with it.  It is one of those lessons in life that she is learning.  Anyway, her and I went down to the recital and then out to lunch and to the mall to shop.  It was a special day.  We never have time alone.  (this is something I need to do way more often)  We held hands and laughed.  She ordered Mac and Cheese and Sprite.  I bought here a mood necklace that she proudly wears everyday.  We spent quality time together.  I am so proud of her and the person she is becoming.  She isn't little anymore.  We talked and laughed.  She asked questions and teased me.  She is a happy positive girl and I am so so thankful for her and the love she gives me unconditionally!

Monday, May 7, 2012

Hair Bands and Birthdays~

Our friend Curry Wilson turned 40.  His wife hired an 80's hair band to come to the party.  Needless to say, Chad ordered an Iron Maiden t-shirt and I ratted my hair.  We wore leather and headbands.  It was awesome.  Chad usually doesn't love to dress up but since all he HAD to do was buy a new shirt.  He was excited.  I am always excited to dress up.  We danced, sang, laughed and just simply rock and rolled!  God bless!



The Easter Bunny brought the kids kites for Easter.  It was finally windy enough the other night to go and fly them.  It was a cool evening.  The sun was setting.  We were in the church parking lot.  We visited with neighbors and let the breeze cool us off.  The kids flew kites.  It was Chad's idea soooo, I let him help the kids!  It was a peaceful happy night!

Boys and Superheroes!

For some reason, when you put on a costume you are instantly tough!  They wrestle and grunt.  They throw and push.  They hit and kick.  Apparently when you are in a superhero costume you are fearless!  I love that these two play so well together.  Alex has almost grown out of the dress up stage.  Zach is right in the middle of it.  Not a day goes by, that he isn't some kind of superhero!  I love the world of imagination and make believe.  I LOVE my boys!!!