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Easton

Easton
Easton is the cutest little boy we know! He rightfully earned the nickname 'BEASTY' when he was a baby and it has stuck with him. He is such a sweet little mommy's boy and we are ALL at his Beck and call. Easton loves cars, snacks, and playing outside. He is talking up a storm and it seems like he learns something new every single day. He is at such a fun age. We LOVE LOVE LOVE this little guy!

Ainslee

Ainslee
Ainslee is the baby and she just turned ONE!! This child is a handful!!! She hasn't quite grown out of the difficult phase.....that she has been in since she was born, but we still find ways to find her sweet side! Hearing her baby giggles and watching her discover & learn new things make all the whininess......just a little easier to deal with. Aaaahhh, we love this Ainslee Girl!!

Avery

Avery
Oh our cute little Avery! With her blue eyes & blonde hair, she is one of the cutest 4 year olds around!! This girl is stubborn! She definitely keeps us on our toes. She is quite unpredictable, which makes for a lot of laughs! Avery is our TREAT-FREAK! We can always guess what is on her mind. My favorite thing about Avery is her smiles. She always has one for us no matter what and that makes everyones day just a little better. She attends preschool and says she doesn't like it, but secretly we know she does ;). We are so lucky to have this cute girl in our family! We can't get enough of her.

Kobe Dylan

Kobe Dylan
Kobe is our first child, born in 2004. He was 4 months early and weighed a whopping 1 lb. 4 oz.! We got to be with Kobe for 4 wonderful weeks. I feel so blessed to have been chosen to raise one of God's perfect children. We love him and thank Heavenly Father everyday that he is part of our family. We have a treasure in heaven.
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Quinnlyn

Quinnlyn
Quinnie just turned 6! She is growing faster than we can keep up with! She loves going to first grade and is doing really well! She picks up on things very quickly and LOVES learning. She's seriously a sponge. Her favorite thing to do is write notes and draw pictures for her friends & family. You should see our continual stack of papers. Quinnlyn is creative & spunky & totally independant. We love her like crazy!

Thursday, April 30, 2009



It's been one of those days when I need more strength than I actually have. And then it sort of hit me that I need to surround myself with more spiritual things. So I read my scriptures before my kids woke up & instead of my regular music, I made a playlist with just LDS music. What a difference it has made. I can't believe how much I let the world block my view of what's really important & what will make me happy. Why don't I remember that my everyday life would be better if I just stay closer to my Heavenly Father? My kids would be easier, my patience wouldn't be so thin, I wouldn't be so scared about what is happening in the world, and I would feel better about myself & where I am at in Life. It's okay that I don't have a big house, or a lot of money...there are certain things that matter in life, & I have them all. Beautiful children, a loving husband, a wonderful family, & the gospel. I wish I could keep the world out of my head, because I love the way I feel when I am in tune with the spirit. My goal is to try harder to invite the spirit into my home. I need it & my family needs it.

So anyway, while searching for music, I came across some songs by Jenny Phillips, & I love her music. She's really great. In one of her songs 'To Become Like Him' she sings:

"Remember you are greatest, when you walk with God. When his light is in your eyes, you are truly strong. You don't have to prove your beauty in the eyes of them...you are divine within; you were sent here to become like Him."

I thought that was so inspiring; stop worrying about the world, & focus on becoming like God. It's on my playlist if you want to listen to it.

6 comments:

Christie said...

I was just thinking about this myself yesterday. Isn't funny how we forget how blessed we are sometimes. We are some of the richest people I know and not because of money but because of more important things! I hate how the world trys to tell us differently. Love ya!

we are GIBSON said...

That's one of my favorite songs by Jenny Phillips! It was our ward girls camp song last year and it was so awesome to see the girls sing it and mean it. Sometimes we forget that we NEED help from a higher source. Here's some Utah love!

Rach said...

It's so true! BUT so easy to forget. IT's hard not to get caught up in the world. We are lucky that we always have the gospel to fall back on :)

Bethany said...

well said. Thanks for sharing this reminder of what we all should be doing. We love you guys!

McKay and Amanda Jones said...

That was just inspiring to a week that has not been all that great to me! Thanks a million for sharing! We love you!

Clenece/Good Or Free Deals said...

Oh....I wish I was there to just give you a BIG HUG!!! I just love you!! This is just what I needed to hear and now do! Thanks for sharing!