Tuesday, June 14, 2011

My Thoughts

It seems that nowadays, parents are so eager to push their kids away –
“Let them cry themselves to sleep.”
“Put them in their own bedrooms starting at only a few months old.”
“Don’t let your baby get used to being snuggled to bed.” Etc.

For me, I want to keep my child as close as possible… because one day, they will want to be an independent teenager. And that is the time when those parents who once pushed their kid into growing up too fast will wonder where their snuggly, dependent child has gone.

I don’t know about you, but I am holding onto these moments as long as possible; no matter how much more work it may seem to be.
I am taking advantage of what I have now.

I can proudly say that I believe in spoiling your child... with love.

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Tuesday is a Work Day.

I don't have much time to blog this morning...
But maybe I will when I get back from work tonight. Maybe.
So I will wish you a happy Tuesday and will see you later tonight. Maybe.


Monday, June 6, 2011

Pool Day

Ryker's first pool experience happened a few weekends ago at a family party.

Austin and I knew he would love the pool.
This is due to the fact that he fusses every time we take him out of the bath.

However, he was unsure about getting in the big bath... at first.
Then, he became super fascinated with the water.
Then, he really enjoyed the water. :)


Ryker has been swimming a few times since; and has grown to love his new, big bath.
But for his first experience, it was still kind of cold, so he spent most of his time on the sideline with the girls.

...While the rest of the boys were busy playing some water basketball.

Ahhhh, what fun Friday evening we had.
We look forward to having many more pool parties during the rest of the summer!

Sunday, June 5, 2011

A Married Sister!

As many of you may know, my little sister was sealed to the love of her life in the Mesa, Arizona Temple on April 22, 2011.
Yes, I am late on posting this... but I had to do a tribute to the cute Newlyweds!

They are too precious.
Who would have thought that one blind date would lead to a beautiful marriage?!
The whole day was wonderful, the company was great, and the sealing ceremony was priceless.

Congrats to them!!!

Unfortunately, our pictures from the day are limited.
But below, we do have a few good memories that we were able to capture.

[The wedding photographer let ME use his other real camera to help him take pictures during the family shots!!!]

Our pictures of family are unfortunately limited, but our pictures of Ryker extend a great deal.
We do love our babes more than anything.

 We are so happy that our family is getting bigger and bigger.
Just wait until you see the new, little addition that has been added to my side of the family as of late...
Maybe in our next post... :)

Saturday, June 4, 2011

Watch Out...

Baby on the road...

Ryker is lovin' driving these days...
Pretend driving that is.

Have a fabulous Saturday!

Friday, June 3, 2011

Ode to Our Home!

Remember this?

Well, it is time to do an 'Ode to Our Home!'

From July 2010 - May 2011, we were fortunate enough to have stayed in the home of my amazing parents!
We are so grateful that they were very willing to let us take up some of their rooms a time.
It was because of them that we were able to save enough money to buy our new home!
We are blessed!

So, to continue on with the tradition, here are some lovely pictures of the wonderful "loft" we were able to find comfort in.

Living Room: 

Hall Closet:
[I didn't take a picture of the hall...]

Our Personal, Spacious Bathroom:


Ryker's Area:

Homework Area...:

So there you have it!
Now... on to our new home!!!