“Our homes are to be more than sanctuaries; they should also be places where God’s Spirit can dwell, where the storm stops at the door, where love reigns & peace dwells." ~ Thomas S. Monson

Saturday, January 31, 2009

~Life of a Mom

This "Anita Renfroe" is amazing!!!! I LOVE to watch/listen to her.

I like the part..."I need some pepto bismal and I wish I had my mommy". She makes me feel good about myself.

My little one was standing behind me the other day and with loving words, a sweet smile, and sincere voice, he said "mom your rear end is growing"!!! K... how do I get mad at a six year old. Do I laugh or do I cry? I smiled back at him and bent down to his level and said with a sweet loving voice (and a forced smile), "You have a happy mommy and that's all that matters not what my rear end looks like!" He said, "OK" and off he ran to play. So I took my rear end out went outside to play...I mean exercise!

This one above I saw a long time ago! It is so true and funny. "Don't make me come down there!" I loved it.

This video below is so inspirational and beautiful. I love being a mom. I want to be a MOTHER WHO KNOWS don't you? Sister Beck is a lovely speaker. It's kinda long but so worth watching.

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

~Permit :)

Ashley passed her "Provisional Instruction Permit". It was not a major priority in our home until her younger sister (only by 18 months) said she was going to get her License before her big sis!!!! That sparked some motivation. Ashley finished her online Drivers Education in three weeks!
Last week she was driving like this... This week she is driving like this...Blake is so excited (like his mommy) to have another driver in our home soon. We hope the six months goes by real fast for her to get her License!!! We had to celebrate with a "CARS" party!Congratulations Ashley!

Sunday, January 18, 2009

~Ash & her YW Medallion

Yeah...Ashley received her
"Young Women Medallion" We are so proud of her and her hard work. 42 Value Experiences and seven 10 hour Value Projects...she is done. Well, she still wants to work on the new value "Virtue" this year. We love you Ash and you are a great example to your siblings on how you love life and church. Congratulation's.


Craig, Austin & Garrett went to Hurkey Creek for a scout over niter. The kids were excited when they returned with some SNOW!They tried making a snowman but it turned into a snow ball fight real fast! Craig was wearing his "winter gloves" cause he was cold but had flip flops on!?

Thursday, January 1, 2009

~New Year

Happy New Year!
***The girls went to a youth dance in Menifee. The night before Kelsey and friends went to Scandia where there were 23 stakes. The rest of us went to the party house "The Mahkorn's". We had fun playing games and eating.

***The three boys and I (shelli) got stopped by the police at a check point. They asked if I was coming from a party! No we were going to a party. They did the normal checking and staring before they let me go. We had cookies, games and glow sticks. A bunch of people were already lined up on the side walk!

***Hope 2009 will be a great year! As Uncle Shawn did a toast I choked on my first sip of sparkling cider! I freaked out thinking this is a bad sign. I could not sleep that night and realized that this year I need to "slow down" and "enjoy"!

Kelsey and Friend on roller coaster in Scanida!