Thursday, April 30, 2009

A Little of THIS, and A Little of THAT....

Kevin finished his internship about a week ago, so now we are in the process of finding a job. But... we do have good news!! Kevin was accepted into the Masters of Accounting program at Weber, so he will be going back to school this summer. I am so proud of him and excited, but I also get a little knot in my stomach at the thought of diving back into school again! I know it is what he needs to do, and what will be best for our family, and I support him all the way. I also know because I have seen it happen time and time again, that our Heavenly Father will help us through this time, and we will be greatly blessed!! We are planning to continue living with my parents during that time, and Kevin will be commuting to school.

We have enjoyed playing outside and enjoying the days of warm weather!! It has been nice to send Andrew out to play, and watch him wear himself out. It has been good for all of us to be able to spend some time outside and to breathe some good Spring air. It sure has helped come bed time, too!!

The kids enjoying the sandbox

Kevin and Andrew building a swing set together!!!
Andrew exhausted...fell asleep in the car, in STYLE!!
We had the opportunity to go to a Real Salt Lake soccer game with the company Kevin had done his internship with. We were able to take Andrew, and we had so much fun!! The weather was a bit on the chilly side, but really not bad!

The bus ride to the stadium... I love this pic! Even though Andrew is smiling for the camera, his eyes are still focused and looking out the window!

This is what Andrew did throughout the game, eat!! He was in heaven with a big tub of popcorn on his lap, and a churro in his hand.

The ride back to the stadium, I love this boy!!!

Carrie has been as busy as ever, learning new things all of the time! She is starting to pick up some 'signs', (please, kitty, more, eat...) and she is talking and babbling a lot now. My favorite thing as of late is that she says, gae, goo "Thank You!!" and it is so adorable. She is a pro at walking, and she has really started to pick up the pace. She is such a content and happy baby, and we love having her in our family!!

Story time...

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Easter Sunday...

Within the last month I have been reminded several times, by different events, of how important families are, and how truly blessed we are to have the opportunity to be sealed with our families forever. I love my little family like crazy, and wouldn't trade them for anything in the world!! I have also been blessed with two amazing parents who have allowed me and my family into their home for the last four months. They have sacrificed a lot to have us here. It hasn't always been an easy situation, but I appreciate their shining examples to me and my kids, and am thankful for the time we have had here. I will be forever thankful for the many things they do to help me and my family, and for the patience and love that they show!! It has been a special time for our kids to be extra close to grandma and grandpa!!

My mom and dad with the kids...

Our little family of FOUR...

a cute one of Carrie in her Easter dress!!

Let the festivities... BEGIN!!!

What a fun filled weekend we had!! We spent time with family, and the kids enjoyed many activities!! They are pretty spoiled if you ask me... but how can you not spoil them? It is just too fun!!

Dying Easter Eggs...
Andrew with two of his favorite people,
his cousins Emma and Kalynn!!!

The two babes having their own party...
Elyse and Carrie

...an Easter egg hunt!!!

...how Carrie enjoyed the Easter egg hunt...

... and last but not least...
we celebrated Peter's birthday!!!
I can't believe he will be THREE!!!!!

Friday, April 10, 2009

our talkers....

Kevin overheard this conversation between Andrew and Carrie the other morning...


Carrie: "Da-da, Da-da"
Andrew: "I'm not your Daddy!!... I'm just a BOY!!!"