Tuesday, May 27, 2008
Thursday, May 22, 2008
Wednesday, May 21, 2008
Thursday, May 15, 2008
This is my favorite, and yes it is because it has me in it, not because I look wonderful but because I am never in the pictures, this makes two pictures of just me and Brandon, thanks Dana for letting me get out from behind the camera!
When Natalie and I were teaching together one of our students moms gave us these matching cowboy outfits, well Brandon and Chandler are finally big enough to fit into them. Nat and I had a lot of fun taking the pictures while our husbands felt that we were tormenting our kids, but I ask you, does this look like torment, I mean babies love to have their faces covered up with hats, right? :)
Jared's parents Wyn and DeeAnn have this huge motor home that they are traveling the country with. We have been blessed with a home that has a large (UGLY) side yard that the motor home fits perfectly in. We installed a large outlet so that the motor home can have electricity and now when they come they have a place to stay (our three bedroom home is just too tiny). We had a great time with their visit!
While DeeAnn was here she bought flowers for me to plant in pots to go in front of my house, then she showed me how to plant them so they would actually look nice. I love them, now we can only hope that my brown thumb wont kill them!My sister Natalie and I have two cousins (Jennifer and Carolyn, they are also sisters) who we grew up with. We are each just one year apart so the dynamics were great. Well a little over a year ago we each took our turn announcing that we were pregnant. This pictures shows the different stages of our pregnancies.(it is frightening our huge I was!) Moving right to left is me, (due in September) Natalie, (November) Jennifer, (February) and Carolyn (due with her second child in April). We were each two months apart. It was so exciting as we each found out that we were going to have boys, (except for Carolyn who already had her boy so she got lucky and had a girl). Now all the babies have been born so we took the opportunity to get a picture of all of them, It was tricky but we did it, and it looks cute!The children are left to right Jordan, Brandon, Chandler, Logan, and Cassandra.
Natalie and I think this picture looks like Brandon just made a stink and Chandler is disgusted.
Yes now I am finished, I hope you were able to endure this random post.
Sunday, May 11, 2008
The best mother's day gift came today when we came home from church and Brandon snuggled with me while he went to sleep. It is a great gift, because it is so unusual for Brandon to snuggle. (he is such a busy body) He rested his little head in my arms and wrapped is little arms around me and fell asleep, and I got to listen to him breath. It was wonderful!
There of course is my own Mother, I hope I can be organized, faithful in the gospel, and cherish good books, like my mom. She is a great homemaker, and a great sounding board, and a wonderful friend!
Then there is Dee Ann , Jared's mom. I am so grateful to her for raising such a wonderful son! I hope that I can be patient in trails, like she is. I hope I can learn grace and poise from her, she is such a lady. I am very happy she is teaching me how to garden, my flower pots look beautiful!
Then there are my two wonderful grandmas. My Grandma Johnson is terrific! She is an amazing cook, and she has a great love for books, movies and music. I hope that I can gain her appreciation for good media, and I hope that through practice I can learn to cook like her. She is also very thrifty, her favorite store is the DI, I hope I will be thrifty.
My Grandma Osborn amazes me. She is 88 years old, and sometimes I think she is younger than me. She is still working in real estate, she can still drive (and it is not scary), and she still does her morning exercises. She has also endured many trails with patience and faith. I hope I can be active and faithful like she is. My Grandma Osborn is also an amazing piano player, I am thankful she encouraged me to learn and play, that is one attribute I feel like I have down (one down many to go).
I can not fail to mention my Grandmother's -in -law. I have had the privilege of knowing Grandma Bowman. She is so kind and thoughtful. We get letters in the mail from her on a regular basis, and it always makes you feel so special and loved. Grandma Bowman is very good about her personal histories, and she cherishes her ancestors. I hope I can learn to love my ancestors the way she does. I wish I knew Jared's other Grandma, Grandma Ward, she passed away many years ago, but what I have heard I have loved, and I am sure I would have learned a great deal from her.
Mother's are wonderful! This has been one of my favorite posts to write. I am so grateful to have a wonderful mother, two fantastic grandmothers, a great mother-in-law, and two terrific grandmother's-in-law. I am so happy to know that Brandon, and my other children will be able to know there grandma's and their great grandma's. They have left us with great examples and a great heritage. I hope I can be a great mother like they have been to me. Happy Mother's Day!! I love Mom, Dee Ann, Grandma Osborn, Grandma Johnson, and Grandma Bowman.
Thursday, May 8, 2008
Chandler is adorable! Mom is such a great grandma!
Tuesday, May 6, 2008
Here are some reasons why I love my husband
1. He has a strong testimony of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.
2. He honors his priesthood.
3. He is goal oriented and a very hard worker.
4. He loves animals, and knows everything about them. We go to every zoo whenever we go on vacation.
5. He supports me teaching piano, staying home with Brandon, and with many of my wild ideas.
6. He is a great dad to Brandon, he can make Brandon laugh so easily.
7. He has a great sense of humor.
8. He is protective, safe, careful, and law abiding.
9. He is a good flirt, and a fun tease.
10. He makes me feel beautiful.
11. He is complimentary, of me and my talents. (or things I am not so talented at)
12. He is really smart, I am always amazed by everything he knows.
13. He is a good example.
14. He likes to have fun, and he is outgoing.
15. He is a great chef. He fixes dinners on a regular basis.
16. He takes great care of me especially when I am sick, and yucky!
17. He is very kind to his family, especially his mother.
18. He is patient through trials.
19. He is wise with his money, and he saves well.
20. He is supper handsome!! Tall, dark skin, dark thick hair, and beautiful long legs!
I am so lucky to have a great husband! I love you Jared!!