Monday, February 1, 2016

Ward Changes

Our ward has changed again.  This is the third ward change, and we've even had a stake split in less than 2 years.  Normally, I welcome change.  All the other changes were exciting to me.  But today I cried because it feels like I'm loosing all my good friends to the other ward.  It was getting to where I started enjoying Relief Society again because I actually had some faces that I enjoyed sitting next to. I was starting to love all the boys in my little cub scout troop. I've gone from 16 very active, fun little boys to 5!!!! I'm very surprised at how much I will miss them.

I'm grateful for our new bishopric members.  I'm very excited about the men serving with Bishop Purser.  They will be amazing. I'm grateful for the few remaining friends that I do have. I'm also very grateful that I get to keep our "good" time slot for church.   I'm grateful for a smaller ward so that I can actually get to know everyone in my ward.

Also this week, Clara celebrated her 100th day of school.  I can't believe we are over half way through the school year. 
And Jackson is still very flexible.

Monday, January 25, 2016

Civil Rights Day

This last week we got to have Jeremy home from work and Clara home from school to celebrate Civil Rights Day.  We decided to take the kids to Chuck E Cheese for some fun.  They loved it!
We also were able to attend the Provo City Center's open house.  We've been to a temple open house each year for the past 3 years in a row, so Clara wasn't as excited about having to go see another temple as she had been about visiting the other temples.  However, by the time we got done, she was sad to leave the temple.  She could tell the spirit was stronger inside the temple than outside and she even asked if we could stay longer!
We loved the style and intricate details of the temple.  They tried to make it look like it was built in the late 1800's.  We especially were impressed with the door hinges and exit signs!

Jack is crawling everywhere now.  He used to just stay in the same room that I was in, but now I have to search the house to find him.  He's gotten really good at unplugging our internet.  One day I found him happily climbing in and out of our end table.  (Sorry that he wouldn't hold still long enough to get a nonblurry shot.  This is the best one I could get.)
When Joe saw I had the camera out, he wanted in on the pics too.  I love how this pic also represents how quick Jack is to cling to his older siblings.  He loves them and wants to be as close to them as he can, even if they don't appreciate it as much.
Joe picked out both his and Jacks clothes that morning so they could match.  They both have red long sleeved football shirts on with grey pants.

And lastly, I love how on Sundays we have our TV and electronic devices turned off all day long.  Sometimes that creates more fights than normal, but yesterday all 3 kids played so nicely together in the toy room for hours.  It made my day.

Monday, January 18, 2016


Jackson has always loved his feet.  When he was a newborn, he would love his feet to be rubbed.  He would also rub my arm with his feet as he ate.  When he was old enough to discover his feet, he would play with his toys more with his feet than with his hands.  He still loves to use his feet to play with his toys, although he does use his hands more often.  But it makes me laugh that he'll crawl over to a toy, sit by it, then use his feet to kick it around and feel it.  Jackson also loves to cross his ankles when he's relaxed.  I often find him just sitting on the floor with his ankles crossed too.  I'm not sure why I think it's so cute, but I really really do!

Monday, January 11, 2016


It's been hard going back to our normal schedule after such a long Christmas break, but we succeeded!  I've been tutoring more already this semester, which is always nice to get a little extra money. 

Jeremy's feet have been hurting for a while now.  He finally went to see a Dr this last week.  We're so glad he did so that he can finally feel some relief. It's been hard not having his help for so long.

The only picture I got this week was of our little Jack's new teeth.  They've been in for a couple of weeks now, but have finally grown tall enough to show up in a picture!
I hope everyone else is getting back into their routines ok. :)