"If you are still in the process of raising children, be aware that the tiny fingerprints that show up on almost every newly cleaned surface, the toys scattered about the house, the piles and piles of laundry to be tackled will disappear all too soon and that you will—to your surprise—miss them profoundly."
-Pres. Thomas S. Monson

Tuesday, February 18, 2014


Why is it that kids are even cuter in the bathtub?  I don't know why, but it is a scientific fact.

Friday, February 14, 2014

I {LOVE} you!

"If I had a flower for every time I thought of you... I could walk through my garden forever."
Alfred Tennyson

I am the luckiest woman in the world.  I got a kisses and love from all three of these beautiful faces today-

 My William <3
His face still makes my heart skip a beat.  I had never loved so deeply before I held this boy in my arms.  He is kind, strong, honest, smart, funny, and a wonderful example for his little sisters.  I am always proud of Will!  I think he is an old soul, and it will not surprise me when we get to Heaven to learn that he is much older than I am.  He is wise beyond his years.
 Annie Kate <3
I remember thanking my Father in Heaven for sending me my very best friend.  Annie and I are so much alike!  I often look at Annie and can't believe she is my little girl.  How did I end up with such a cute, energetic, funny little ninja?  I hope as Annie gets bigger that she will always want to spend as much time with me as she does now.
Paigey Abby <3
It is no secret that I am enamored of my sweet babe.  I cannot get enough snuggles, smiles, babbles, and giggles.  Peek a boo, Paigey!  I love you!

And for my sweet husband~

"I love you without knowing how, or when, or from where.  I love you simply, without problems or pride: I love you in this way because I do not know any other way of loving but this, in which there is not I or you, so intimate that your hand upon my chest is my hand, so intimate that when I fall asleep your eyes close." 
-Pablo Neruda

May I never know where I end and you begin.  I love you.

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

10 Months!

Sweet Paige.  Time is flying and she is growing and changing every day.  She has turned into a noisy little thing!  No words yet, but she is always making her presence known.  It seems like that calm quiet baby has been left in the past?

The girl can really move!  She started scooting last month, and is now on hands and knees.  She still army crawls a lot, but I think it's because she likes to be closer to the ground so she can put every little speck of anything into her mouth.  Those pincer fingers work really well!

Even though she likes to eat off the floor, she decided yet again that she doesn't really like food.  Well, unless it's the good stuff- cheese, strawberries, potatoes.  She is quite picky!

Her 2 silly top teeth came in this month.  And today she got her first haircut!  A buzz by Mom with the #4 to even things out a bit and get rid of the mohawk in the back.

I don't know how it's even possible to love her even more, but we do.  She is everyone's favorite.  Her sweetness is beyond compare.  Every day my heart could burst with gratitude for our sweet Paige.  We are so thankful for her.