Tuesday, December 11, 2012

What you all have been waiting for, I know :)

I found this on my bed.  Josh had written his name, cut it out and put it like a note for me.  Hilarious and adorable.
 Logan, Matthew and Joshua. (I love Josh's alfalfa spike in his hair.  The poor kid, his hair is permanently like that.)
 Blondie and Brownie.
 Love Matthew in the mornings.  So cute.
 The next two pictures explain why Caleb reminds me so much of my brother KJ.  Anyone who knows KJ, will understand.

 Thanksgiving turkey oreos with Cassie and Dallin!

 I have no words.

 Thanksgiving outfits from preschool.

 What Josh is thankful for: Jesus, Friends, My Mommy and Daddy, My Brothers, and Teeth.  :)
 Rowing.  Of course, in the dining room.

 Josh's second birthday celebration.  He had SO much fun all those days.  Cupcakes with Oma at her office, a small cake to celebrate his real day of birth, and his rocket cake with his friend party.
Cute chubby Matthew in the sunlight.
 Josh, Logan and Caleb watching Kipper.  I LOVE their faces.
 Rocket cake.  Josh doesn't think it looks like one, but it does, right?
 And my crazies.  I think we are all a little crazy from spending so much time together, but who better to spend time with?  Just some more time with Tyson and my life would be perfect.  :)

What a Beautiful Mess

Have you ever cleaned up a mess like this?

And then turned around to see this?

That happens all the time with me, especially with this kid.  Gotta love 'em.

More Like Him

I think we have already decided I don't write enough.  I am finally writing pretty consistently in my journal after 6 1/2 years of marriage, so that is good.  :)

I was just on Facebook and reading so many posts about the kindness of others.  How awesome people are.  I click on Internet Explorer nigh unto everyday and am bombarded with stories like "man identified from shooting," "man murders wife," and "beware hurricane is coming right at you," headlines.  It is just really depressing, even if it is just a glance at them.  It kind of makes me start to think that the world is a horrible place full of murders, adulterers, liars, cheats, theifs, basically horrible people.  Then I got on Facebook real quick and read things like "Thank you for the bag of presents someone left for us, what a kind surprise," and "this kind nurse sang a song to my little baby in the hospital."  Stuff like that.

So people really are good.  There is kindness and love all around us.  I just want to hug all the people that are being so nice.  It makes me so happy.

I think I am okay nice person, but being generous doesn't come naturally to me.  Ask my sisters.  If Kenni ever even thought about borrowing my clothes, I would scream at her and punch her when we were kids.  I didn't like sharing.  I hated people eating my food or wanting to spend time with me unless it was the people I wanted to share it with.  Tyson is much better at wanting to be nice to people.  He comes up with ideas of how to give to people all the time, especially at this time of year.  I am just lucky and get to help and usually end up with the credit of everything even though I do only a little. 

In the class I teach at church, the 14-15 year old girls, we have been learning about the Savior.  It seems like I am always just beginning to see how incredible His sacrifice was and is.  I can't fathom how hard it must have been for Heavenly Father and Mother to send their Son to Earth and then to see so many be cruel to Him and then to hurt Him and then kill Him.  How much they must love us to let us treat Him so poorly.  And They did it all so we had hope of returning to Them.  That is like talking about eternity with me, I just can't wrap my brain around it.  I just know it is incredible.

So thank you everyone that is following our Savior's example and helping others.  I hope I can be more like you in the coming weeks and years.