Wednesday, March 19, 2014

The Luck Of The Irish

On St. Patrick's Day we're all Irish.  Our family tradition is to have these great paninis with corned beef, swiss, and cole slaw inside, along with potato chips and green punch!  That silly leprechaun came again and brought gold coins and gold wrapped Rolo's and left them in our trap!  Sneaky bugger, we can't seem to catch him!

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Gavin's Baptism

I was one proud mama on Saturday when Gavin became an official member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.  Not only that, but he was baptized in the same font that I was baptized in when I was 16 which made things extra special.  Jeremy's parents came into town to help make his day memorable and he was so excited.  Cameron played the piano and Mason gave one of the prayers.  It was a small circle of friends and family that  came, including my mom and Jeff, and Jeff's mom Judy, Jeremy's parents, the Caldwell family, and Sister Tondro, my dear friend who has been there for every important milestone in my kids lives.  But even though the crowd was small, the spirit was strong, and everyone in that room felt it.  I hope that Gavin remembers how he felt that day, and not just cold, because the water sure was!  I hope he felt the love that poured out from everyone there.  Congratulations Gavin, on making the very first important decision in your life and your first covenants with the Lord.

My Snowy Valentine

This is the snowiest winter I can remember.  The kids have had so many snow days that they have had to add days at the end of the year and take away some holidays.  We have had to get pretty creative with things to do inside since even the kids got sick of the snow.  We went to the indoor pool several times, watched all of the Star Wars movies, and found long forgotten toys that needed some love.  We didn't have a single full week of school since before Christmas until mid February and the kids have loved staying home.  Mason in particular, however was devastated that they did not have school on Valentine's Day and could not exchange Valentine's.  This year he chose Yoda ones with glow stick light sabers and he filled them out all by himself.  If you look closely at the pictures you will see the two that he added an extra "heart" you to two for some special little girls...Gavin picked shark Valentine's and Cameron Harry Potter.  The Harry Potter ones made me laugh with sayings like "I like your Long-Bottom" and "Dumbledorable" and "Muggle Snuggle."  Lucky for them they still had their parties when they went back to school and all was right again.  We are ready for some spring around here and some time outside!