Monday, June 29, 2009
We have had some awesome broccoli and asparagus already. Onions, garlic, squash, peas and so much more on the way! I think the girlies are the most excited for their pumpkins to get huge!
Thursday, June 25, 2009
Sadie, until we meet again....we love you!
Monday, June 22, 2009
Here is a random pic from this week, looks good doesn't it?
Saturday, June 20, 2009
Then I have an experience like I have had tonight. This has been a rough week, just seems there has been a lot to deal with and unfortunately I let it get me a little down. Then tonight, as I sit here taking up time on the computer wanting to wait up for Matt to get home from work, I have one of those moments that just turns it all around. Bringing my focus back to where it ought to be. A very wonderful friend of mine is going through the very worst of trials, if you asked me. Her precious 6 year old daughter is fighting a horrible battle with a brain tumor. I can't even imagine the anguish, is there anything worse as a parent? My heart just breaks for my friend and her family. Their faith has been so inspiring, just incredible.
How ridiculous I feel when I am so blessed to ever loose sight, however briefly, of that fact. I shouldn't have to be reminded. I have such a wonderful life and as tomorrow is Father's Day and Tuesday is our anniversary...9 YEARS! I just want to tell my Mattie how much I love him and thank him for all my blessings, because he is almost always responsible for the good things in my life.
I am so grateful to share this wonderful, beautiful, precious, funny, active, LOUD family with him. He is the greatest Dad and greatest husband I could have ever asked for. When I met Matt and the whirlwind of our relationship began, at moments when I would feel that things were moving too quickly, I could never deny that there was just a peace in my heart that I had never met anyone more right for me than him. What a strengthening of my testimony, because truly I could not imagine a more perfect fit than Matt is for me. I felt that the Lord must know me as an individual to bring Matt into my life. He and our marriage is everything I need. Matt knows me and loves me more than anyone on this earth and that is such a reassuring feeling. With him, all is well...perfect, dare I say.
I love you Matt and I am so grateful that you put up with all that you do. You are such a wonderful Dad and the kids adore you. You are the greatest hubby and I thank you for truly caring about me so unselfishly. I love you! I could get a lot more mushy, but we have been made fun of for that fact a lot lately and I think I should spare people a bit! Ahh...who are we kidding, you all know I am probably going to write another post on our anniversary full of mush! Something to look forward to!
....and Hoss, Thanks for Asking!
Thursday, June 18, 2009
The funniest part for me was when Taite ran off with Cy's umbrella, BLUE umbrella. He wouldn't even hold the pink on over his head. He just carried it in disgust all the way out to her! All Boy! I love these guys!
Wednesday, June 10, 2009
She is SO awesome. Talk about luck in the oldest department. She is so naturally helpful and sweet as can be. There is however, another side to Elle, she is SUPER competitive! She can't stand to loose at anything and has so much fun in any kind of competition. She is even a trash talker!
Matt took Ellery and Bailey to a little pick up ball at the gym the other day. They love to watch Matt and I play any kind of sports. After, he was shooting around with them. Ellery had the ball in her hands ready to go and yelled at him with her game face on.. "Come on Princess!" She yelled that out to her 6 foot 5, 340lb. lineman of a father. I swear I did not teach her that.
I love my Bailey.
She is so hilarious. I don't know what I would do with out my Taiter Bug. She is different for us from the older two girls. She is very girlie and dainty...and I LOVE it! I love having that change. She is always flitting around, twirling and prancing. She would wear a dress everyday if possible. Not so much a sporty girl so far. I asked her if she would like to take dance lessons and she said no, gymnastics. This thrilled me, I thought it was a perfect fit for her. She is freakishly flexible.
So off to gymnastics we go. I will have to do a post all by itself about that with some pictures, but I will tell you about the first day. I sat over in the parents section and Taite was in heaven. After a few minutes she came running off the mats and over to me. I was surprised because she is very independent and not afraid to be away from me.
I said "Taite, stay with your coach."
She looked at me and said "I have ta tell you sum-ping (something)...."
Okay I said.
"Mommy, I'm really good at this!" I sent her back only to have her run over 2 more times to report the same news. I told her to stay with her coach again. She did for a long time and then they were doing some trick and I think her coach must have congratulated her. She jumped up on a really tall mat and yelled over to me at the top of her lungs. "Mommy, I'm really good at that because I'm Bendy!"
Such a loving boy! The girls rotate helping me make dinner every night. I really make them do stuff too, I figure the earlier they learn, the earlier they can really be of help to me. So Cy wanted a turn the other night. He went and got the stool and came over..."Cy Cy turn heping!"
So here we are making our buttermilk biscuits...yum he kept saying! He had fun cooking with me, but he really is still a Daddy's boy! He gets very upset a lot of the time when Matt is gone at work. Once Matt gets home, he gets REALLY upset if Matt disappears from sight at all. I hope they are always very close.
Gus Gus, what a delight. He is so fun and such a great fit in the fam. He has been army crawling longer than any other baby we have had, almost 2 months now. But this last week he finally moved on. He will crawl on hands and knees some, but mostly he crawls on hands and feet like this. It is hilarious. I love this kid to death!
He is usually chewing on his tongue lately, but when he is not, he is still all smiles!
Sorry this post is so long, but what can I say...there are so many of them! I wouldn't have it any other way, they are way too fun!
Tuesday, June 9, 2009
Well, it still makes me happy that they are out there catching tree frogs. They aren't really squeamish girls. They have come a long way. I know I am probably a mean Mom, but I can't stand it when they freak out about bugs etc. They don't freak out at spiders or bugs anymore, they don't like them, but they don't freak out they know I don't really sympathize with it. Now bees are another subject...we are working on bees. But the bees we have in our backyard are HUMONGOUS! So I give them a little credit there.
Horton Hears a Cyrus!
Cyrus LOVES the movie "Horton Hears a Who" But his absolute favorite part is at the very end when they break out into classic REO Speedwagon. This is the result every time!
He got a little bit camera shy, usually he sings the whole thing at the top of his lungs, but you get the idea!
Cracks me up!
Saturday, June 6, 2009
Thanks again Mattie for helping me get to go, you are always so considerate of what I need! I feel very refreshed and uplifted! Isn't it a beautiful temple?
Wednesday, June 3, 2009
I am still so grateful for this unexpected continuing blessing of a very real example to our kids about how important Eternal Families really are.
We had a BBQ at Aunt Beth's house in Ft. Wayne and it was as usual a blast! We love being around all the Johnson family. I hope we can move down closer to them in the next couple of years, that would be awesome. Then we could drive them even more nuts! Here are some pics of the backyard fun...especially our dodgeball game, I think that needs to become a tradition!