Sunday, May 8, 2011

Happy Mother's Day!

"I don't hesitate to promise you that the day will come, if you nurture your children and love and teach in righteousness, you will get on your knees with tears in your eyes and thank the Lord for blessing you".
 Gordon B. Hinkley

Do you ever think about the concept of time? How one minute I'm going about my own business, enjoying life, and then the next minute I'm holding Tyler, falling in love all over again, and wondering what I ever did before he came into our life. It's amazes me that we go from one point in our lives to the next through a series of moments, and nothing more. Moments are what make up our lives. Moments create all the beautiful memories. And moments are the true joys of motherhood. Moments like the first time I held my baby. Moments like when he puts his arms around my neck and kisses me. Seeing him light up when we got to the park and feed the ducks. Watching him search through my purse until he finally finds what he wants. When he runs to the door yelling, daddy! daddy! Somehow, those small moments become the memories that make up our lives.
Being a mother is not glamorous. It involves sticky messes, sleepless nights, and temper tantrums. But I chose it. I chose it because I knew nothing could ever replace the love that I feel for my wonderful son. Nothing could ever replace the joy and the happiness that radiates through our home. What we had before Tyler joined our family was great, but what we have now that he's in our lives is incredible. I'm grateful that I get a to be a mom, grateful for the messes I have to clean up, the kisses I get, the crying, the laughing, the snuggles when he is tired, and most of all, the moments. Of all the things I want to do in my life, being a mother is what I want to do best. I thank my Heavenly Father every day for this beautiful life. This is why I was sent here to be a mother.

Happy Mother's Day to all the wonderful mothers.

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Easter Cookies!

Tyler and I made some Easter cookies for our big Easter dinner! He wanted to eat the dough instead of making cookies. They turned out really good! I made homemade icing for that night..I have to say all the icing looked and tasted good.

Weekend in Denver!

We got to spend the weekend in Denver a couple of weeks ago. It was such a great/fun/exciting weekend. We drove up with some of our friends and we all got a hotel for that night. Getting some food before the game was a good idea! Stadium food is soooo expensive. The weather was so nice that we ate at a restaurant that had a roof top. It was such an awesome view that we could see the field from our table.

Before the game started the boys wanted to see if they could catch some balls from batting practice. They were so close..but they didn't catch one. The man that caught one ball came up to Tyler and gave him the ball. Tyler was so excited that he got a ball. I thought it was so nice of that guy to give it to Tyler. Brian wanted to tell everyone that he caught the ball for his son... but maybe next time that will happen.

We went to a Rockies game and we had some pretty exciting seat. Lets just say that I was out of breath went we got to our seats ( didn't help that I had an extra 26 pounds to carry)!

The next day we wanted to take Tyler to the Aquarium. The rest of the guys went to another Rockies game. One game was good enough for me. We took Tyler to tghe Aquarium in Utah a year and a half ago and he loves it. I thought for sure he would like it. It was a lot of fun to see him pick out the different colors of fish. He was talking so much telling us the colors of the fish, and how the turtles were swimming. I have say that I do have to say I like the one in Utah better. Maybe one day we will go back.

After the drive back from the Aquarium we went to meet the rest of our friends. Well this was the excitement of the day. Brian was driving our friends car, so he was so under the seed limit and really watching what he was doing. We two cars in front of us got hit by a lady that ran a dead on red light. We still had the green light and the other car in front of us stopped. It was the first time I have ever seen an accident right in front of me. I had my phone in my hand about to dial 911 and I looked up and we were right by a hospital. Brian hurried and pulled over to help. Both cars were very lucky..No one got killed or hurt very bad. The car that had ran the red light was lucky as well, she hit the other car so bad that her car lifted off the ground and slid into a pole so fast that the car pretty much did a 360. If that pole wasn't there then she would have rolled. My heart was beating so fast that whole day. I was so thankful that it wasn't us. I looked at Brian and told him count your blessings. I know that Heavenly Father was looking after us.

Monday, May 2, 2011

Easter 2011

Easter was great this year! Tyler was so excited to color eggs and play with his Easter basket. Since he is a little older this year he could do everything on his own. It was great to see him take control of what he wanted his egg to look at. Happy Late Easter!