Friday, May 25, 2012

Preschool Celebration

Preschool Celebration
Ranch Elementary
May 14, 2012

Talmage had is end of the year Preschool Celebration. They sang 3 songs. Grandma, Emma and Mommy all were there to see him sing. He was the cutest little boy up there. After their songs, they called each of them up, one by one, to get their preschool diplomas. They each crossed a bridge and walked over to their teacher. Talmage still has another year of preschool (thank goodness! I'm not ready for kindergarten!) so he received a different certificate. It was the best Mother's Day present to see my little boy singing and doing the actions to the songs. I LOVED it!!

Emma's all ready to go to brother's celebration. She likes to sit on the seat, like a big girl, but we she knows she has to be in her car seat. So she's just chillin' til Mommy puts her in her seat.

About to sing!

Emma just loved watching! Her favorite part was the clapping!

Waiting for brother's name to be called!

As soon as she heard his name, she darted out there, as you can see!

Hugging Ms. Jenny

Mother's Day

May 13, 2012
Mother's Day

I had a wonderful Mother's Day. All day, I just felt this overwhelming feeling of how blessed I am to be a mother to my two little ones. It was a great day to stop and remember the most important things in my life. 
Jacob gave me a really pretty watch and two cute shoes for the summer and, of course, some chocolate. And for the first time, Talmage sang in church with the primary. It was his first experience. Needless to say, he was pretty nervous and didn't sing at all. But that's ok, I still loved seeing him up there. 

This is the only picture that was taken on Mother's Day. 
Here's what our afternoon looked like:

Thursday, May 3, 2012


Since this is our family blog, I rarely write about anything, unless it pertains to the kids, and I always include lots of pictures of our growing family. But, I felt inspired to just write about us and our wonderful life. Sometimes it feels like our life isn't too exciting but we honestly have a great life together as a family.

I love our home.
It is just perfect for our family. We were so blessed to be able to buy our first home and watch it be built. It made us appreciate it so much more because it was OUR home and only ours. In November 2009, we moved in, only having Talmage at the time. Our house is about 1500 sq ft with 3 bedrooms, a den, and 2 baths. I love having a smaller home. Here are some reasons why:
**For one, we accumulate less stuff. There is just enough room to store what we love and need. And no clutter!
**It's easier to clean.
**Our bills are cheaper for gas, electric, water, etc.
**It's easy to decorate.
**It's cozy.
**It's taught us to be more creative with storage and organizing.
**And, it brings our family closer together. I love how we don't have too many rooms. The kids could be playing in their bedrooms while I'm in the kitchen and I can still hear them singing and talking. Love that!

I love being able to stay home with my two cute kiddies. Not only is it fun to be with them, but I just love being home. It just feels good. Before Emma was even born, we sold my car and went from 2 cars to 1. It has been such a blessing too! We not only save money because of gas, insurance, and car maintenance, but we spend less money too. Since Jacob only works about 5 miles from home, it's so easy to just drop him off at work if I need the car. And, I'm able to be at home more and spend more quality time with the kids. I just love it!

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

What Happens at Target

Having Fun at Target
April 29, 2012

We love Target! And we love to have fun! Emma pulled this dump truck off the shelf and started pushing it around the store. Then Talmage got in, while Emma pushed him. After his turn, Emma hopped in the truck while brother her around the store. They were laughing so hard! It was the cutest thing!