Sunday, February 8, 2009


Here's what occupies Luke these days. I am really grateful it is the weekend and Mike is home. I truly thought I might lose my mind these week! It was a long week of Julia telling me she is grownup and can do everything I ask her not to do because....guess what she is a grown up!

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Morning Reading

It is amazing to me that starting so little my kids have loved books. Here is a precious moment from that past few days. Luke loves to crawl up on Julia's bed and this is what I found one morning. Today I am just plain grateful for books and the ability they have to teach & entertain!

Monday, February 2, 2009

Go Cougars!

On Saturday we went to a BYU Men's Basketball game at the Marriott Center down in Provo. It was Luke & Julia's first BYU Basketball game and Julia woke up first thing Saturday morning singing the BYU Cougar fight song. Both Julia & Luke were a little bit timid at first with all the noise, people, and the huge arena. Can you tell by the pictures?! In the end we had a great time!

I am really grateful for the opportunity I had to go to BYU. Coming from NY where there is not a huge LDS population it was so much fun to meet so many people my age with my same values. Plus cheap tuition, great education, and meeting Mike were also bonuses!

Go Cougars!

Sunday, February 1, 2009

Mail & Naps

Yesterday we received a package from Italy. Take a look at how it arrived:

Mike wasn't too surprised by the look of this package. Our friends in Italy who sent the picture were not too surprised either. Amazingly everything in the package was intact and nothing was lost.

Here is a picture that totally surprised me on Friday though:

Julia took a nap for the first time in months! Everyday we have quiet time where Julia spends time in room reading or playing with toys, but this day everything was quiet and this is what I found when peeking in. It was a great afternoon for Mom, however not such a great night for Mom & Dad when Julia didn't want to go to bed till 10pm.

I am grateful for those little moments of quiet in our home. They don't happen a lot, but that 1 hour of peaceful time I had to myself on that Friday afternoon made me a happy wife to come home to- sometimes Mom's need a break.