Their new favorite game. They tell me it's like homework with all the math they are doing hoping they can get out of their chores.
Five of my nine children in the temple on the same day. I cried. It was Rock's first time to participate in some of the sacred ordinances. Grandpa helped him prepare the family names. I wish you would have seen his face. He beamed, he couldn't help but smile. It was such a beautiful day. So thankful for the opportunity for my children to learn and serve.
An overcrowded end table has so many stories to tell today: Whitney's new wallet, a stack of books waiting to be read, so much of our lives in one little spot.
A hug makes everything better. Even if you are forced into it.
Ellie looks so good on the furniture. Who needs throw pillows when you have a fluffy dog?
The Jello master. He loves jello and has learned to make it on his own because he has a neglectful mother. Jello and I have had years of failed attempts. It's baffling to me because it's such a simple process. When I asked Rock if he just read the directions he said, no he got all this tips and knowledge from Better Homes and Gardens. Love this son of mine.
Saying goodbye to a friend visiting from Italy. It's been wonderful to hear Italian spoken in our home. Final departing gift from came from Grandma. Our guest loved it. Each of the children drew their hand print on the back... "I love you this much" is a childhood favorite. Thanks mom.
I know this is very random, but I was in the church library making copies of the missionary newsletter and suddenly a flood of memories of my grandmother came into my mind. For many years her calling or assignment in the church was to be the librarian. I can't tell you how many hours she spend in this very same room. It was an unexpected moment of love and gratitude for a wonderful woman.
I few pictures before I cleaned off the children't bulletin board. I love the rotation of their art work.
While waiting for his eyes to be checked I learned all about zombie type bugs.... ugh! Rock loves science magazines. A funny note: the glasses I wanted him to choose were quickly dismissed because they made him look like "a stud muffin". I laughed and coaxed, but he would not be swayed.
Tank tried on the first two pairs offered him, chose one and was done. He was not interested in looking at any others. It's so fun to see their different personalities.
A few "tuck tucks" for Ellie. Loaf is such a little mother.
My brothers are always sending funny videos or jokes and this particular morning the girls were laughing. I know they probably won't appreciate the post workout appearance, but I love hearing them laugh.