“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

Sunday, February 20, 2011

~Dear Ashley

WooHoo!! This is your last year as a teenager! My FIRST BORN! Oh how I remember clearly when you were born. So early & tiny... MY PREMIE BABY. We all were worried for you. You were one strong baby & continue to be. I loved how you were the one baby of mine that NEVER slept in your CRIB or CRADEL. I held you all the time. You nuzzled in bed with daddy & I (due to your apnea monitor). Well, really until your sister was born-17 months later!
Ask anyone ... I never let you go.

You were the most beautiful baby. Big eyes, adorable smile, sweet personality, loved to play house, little bossy, a dreamer, very spiritual, enjoys nature, helpful all the time, loves people, very girly, never liked to get dirty, had to be perfect, shy, dancer at a young age,
pleaser, always giggly, ...

♥Now as you continue to grow from a Young Woman into a beautiful Adult ... I am amazed at the daughter that I have. Even though we may but heads at times it's hard for me to cut the strings ... I know I need to let you fly on your own ~
knowing you will always visit the NEST!

♥Thank you for being you & accomplishing so many things in your life already. You are a hard worker. I am proud of you & thank you for teaching me how to be a better person by your countless examples.
Love ~ MOM XO :)

~Our Grown Up Baby Girl!

My sweet 19 year old daughter...I love you ~ Dad
Thanks for always being nice & kind to me. Happy B-day ~ Austin
I love you xoxo :) :) ~ Garrett
You are the best sister I could ever have. I love you so much ~ Blake
You are so sweet to share your things with me :) ~ Kelsey
Waiting for her Missionary
Work & School in progress...
Always remember to be unique!
Remember you are loved...always & forever
Cherish the friendships you have!
Always follow your dreams.....
May all your wishes come true!

~Starving Child

Blake rushes in the door from church. No time to change clothes.
He's starving he says...looks too happy to be starving!
He makes his own sandwich! Now this is how you make a sandwich ... with CHIPS! Yummy. The "chunks" on top of the chips is cheese he cut all by himself :)