Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Brooklyn is 12 months old

We hit the big 1 year milestone way too quickly! Our sweet baby girl is now a toddler! She has grown up so much this past month let alone this past year. Brooklyn is walking and talking, playing and growling. She is a huge ball of energy and into about everything. She loves to talk and coo. She jabbers pretty constantly and kisses everyone who gets close enough. Brooklyn has her great-grandma Belt wrapped around her little finger and loves to go visiting. She is quite the blessing to us all. We are so thankful for her sweet spirit that fills our home. She keeps us on our toes and fills our hearts all in a days work!

Monday, October 8, 2012

General Conference

As usual general conference was such an inspiring and uplifting time for me. The messages of charity and compassion for our neighbors. Second chances. Becoming true disciples to Jesus Christ. The announcement of the change in age of our full time missionaries girls from 21 years old down to 19 years old and boys from 19 years down to 18 years old with high school completion or equivalent. I felt goosebumps all over! This is so inspiring. The work of the Lord will go forth! I am so grateful for our living prophet. I am so thankful that the Lord has given us a so many inspired leaders to help us know what to do, how to live and the security there is in knowing that our Heavenly Father is aware of each one of us. He loves us and will bless us as we strive to live our lives in accordance with His teachings.

Sunday, October 7, 2012

Brooklyn's 1st Birthday

Our sweet baby girl turned 1 year old! She was so happy with all the attention she was showered in. I made her an adorable tutu and hair clip to wear. She was quite the diva! Brooklyn showed off all day walking to each person that came to see her and giving kisses!

We are so grateful that Heavenly Father has blessed us with this sweet baby girl!

Friday, October 5, 2012

School Pictures by Lifetouch

Katelyn - 6th Grade

Taylor - 4th Grade

William - 1st Grade

Joshua - Kindergarten

I was so thrilled by the kids' school pictures this year. They are really well done!

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Raptor Romp

Taylor, William and Joshua performed in our annual raptor romp this year! They were all pretty excited even if Joshua looked too nervous to smile for the camera. Joshua performed "Do the Monkey" by the Wiggles. He even wore a lion mask during part of the dance. He has been working really hard and was super excited to be involved again! William made sure to bring his sunglasses as he danced to Life is a Highway by Rascal Flats. He is all about the performances. He loves to sing and dance plus all the attention! He was loving it! Taylor did a square dance and actually had to dance with a girl. Oh no! They paired him up with the perfect girl, she tried just as hard as he did to whip around and spin and all that he was doing. It looked more like a competition on who could stay on their feet the longest between those two! All the kids did great and had lots of fun plus pizza and a treat!

Monday, October 1, 2012

Brotherly Love

These two little guys have grown very attached to each other since school started in the middle of August. They spend every morning just playing to their hearts content. Joshua is great at making sure to play with Matthew; they really get along very well! It is such a blessing when my kids get along together.