Monday, June 29, 2009

"When We're Helping We're Happy"

David has been very helpful in taking care of Benjamin. He keeps an eye out for him and if Benjamin starts crawling somewhere he shouldn't, David will pick him up and carry him off to a safer place. I taught him to hold Benjamin in a safe way, but it still makes me nervous to see such a little boy carrying a big baby.
Benjamin thought this was very funny, although I think he is now sensing that David is taking him away from some of the fun...

Benjamin loves bath time. He likes to crawl to the bathtub and look in. Here he is excitedly waiting to get in.

We traded our old van in for this one. We are excited to have this van, and right away Clark and the children cleaned it up extra well and made it sparkle. They had a lot of fun cleaning together.

I had to take a picture of it before it got all dirty, they did such a good job cleaning it. Rebecca wanted to be in the picture too, cute girl.

Rebecca has been very helpful and obedient too. She has surprised us lately by being prompt when we ask her to clean up or put pajamas on and we turn and see she is doing it! She has really grown a lot.

Monday, June 22, 2009

"Fathers are so Special"

The children and I had a fun week preparing for Father's Day. Clark is always so good at surprising me and I really wanted to surprise him this time. We bought some shirts and each of us took turns painting our hands and painting the shirts, even Benjamin joined in. We worked on them while Clark was away at work and finished in time to mail the two out to Grandpas.

David and I took a secret trip to the grocery store to buy ingredients for a special treat for Clark. Clark loves baking desserts and we wrapped up ingredients for a Chocolate Cheesecake. Clark made a delicious cheesecake. We have been nibbling on it ever since he made it.

We are so thankful to Clark and Grandpas. We love them very much and are grateful for all their hard work in building our family.

Tuesday, June 16, 2009


I think we had the best Family Home Evening last night! Clark gave a fun lesson and told a story. David was so excited about the story having a fishing pole in it that he went and pulled his fishing pull out to demonstrate the story. David and Rebecca sang songs at their makeshift podium (which is standing on a chair behind our bench). Then I was in charge of our activity, Twister! We had so much fun together. I love when Family Home Evening ends with us feeling so uplifted and full of joy and love.

Friday, June 12, 2009

Song of the Heart

For my soul delighteth in the song of the heart; yea, the song of the righteous is a prayer unto me, and it shall be answered with a blessing upon their heads.
Doctrine and Covenants 25:12

I love music. I find I sometimes sing to my children more than I talk with them. Music is the easiest way for me to express myself. I find it is the quickest way to bring the Spirit into our home as well. I love playing the piano and having my children come sit by me and hug me because they feel the Spirit touch their hearts through the music.

The other morning I had a song in my mind, "Strength Beyond My Own". I decided to listen to it while we ate breakfast. The children listened closely and wanted to know what the song was about. We were then able to talk about the temple and how I love thinking of this song when I am at the temple and see the beautiful light flowing through the windows.

Music truly is the song and testimony of the heart. I love sharing that with my family.

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

The Month of May

Clark updated our family photo page. I find it takes too long to upload so many photo, so if you want to see lots of fun pictures from May, click here.

Happy June!