May 9, 2010

Mother's Day

There are many things I could say about why I love being a mother on Mother's Day, but I think my children summed it up best in these drawings and projects from school.  Basically what I'm saying is, the reason I love being a Mother is THEM!!  They make each day brighter, fill it with new experiences and challenges we face together.  And those laughs, those infectious little laughs!! They make me a better person and inspire me to be better, for them.  I love them with all my heart.  I thank my husband for being the Best  most Awesomest man to help bring these precious spirits to our home.  I am a blessed Mother...

 Each of these cards had a beautiful pin at the bottom, they had made themselves.
It was an honor for me to wear them to church!
 Does it get any better!!

Gila Valley Temple

We took a little road trip this weekend to the Gila Valley Temple in Arizona.  It is a 3 hour drive from our house, so Tyler decided we would make a little trip out of it.  So we took the boys out of school early and headed up. 
We got to the temple and began to make our way in the front doors when Ashton stopped dead in his tracks and started to cry.  They had volunteers out front, helping put on big white plastic slippers over our shoes to keep the temple floors clean!  Well, Ashton wanted nothing to do with those "White things."  So Tyler picked him up and carried him through.  Well after we had been on the tour for about 5 minutes Ashton says, "I don't like going to the temple.  It takes to long and you look funny in those white things.  Let's just go back to the hotel and swim, Okay daddy."

So maybe Ashy wasn't so thrilled about the idea, but for everyone else it was truly a Wonderful experience and memory.  All I can say is WOW!!  When you walk through those halls and stand in Holy places, you can't help but be overwhelmed and grateful.  Even though it is not yet dedicated, the spirit is still there so strong.  I loved hearing about the details, how and why they were selected for that temple.  That each room is brighter, a little higher, ending in the unbelievable Celestial room.  This was such a great opportunity to share with the boys the importance of temple and see where we were married and sealed together for time and all eternity.  They looked through the mirrors and loved what they saw.  When we got back to the hotel I had  the boys write down in their journal their experience, and how they felt in the temple.  We ate at a little Mexican restaurant there in Safford, and then came back and made Ashy happy by going swimming!!
What a great weekend, only to be topped off with Mother's Day and all the fun that comes with it!  I love my family and I am so blessed and grateful to each and everyone of them.  They're what I live for and love them more each day!!
For Time and ALL Eternity


What better way to spend a Mother's Day, then to be a mommy for the first time!!  I love all these girls so much and they have made  the last two months so much fun and exciting!
Lindsay and Grant had  Capri on March 8th

 Alex and Ben had Felicity on May 7th

Jared and Jenna had Londyn on May 10th
I am so excited for you all and can't wait to hold all these sweet little girls!
I love you and Happy Mother's day!!