Thursday, December 10, 2009

2 months old...

and look what I can do....

I can suck my thumb. I like my thumb way better then my binkie.
I can smile and laugh. I always have smiles for anyone who will talk to me. I am growing big. I now weigh 12 lbs and 13 ounces and I have grown to 23 inches. My mom is feeding me some good grub. I am doing great. I sleep good at night and am very happy. I can't wait to see what I learn to do in the next month.

Life is good...

Christmas preprations

Last Sunday was the First Presidencies Christmas message. What I got from it was that the prophet was saying simply, Christmas is about family, not the commerical aspect of the holiday. If you can't afford a big Christmas then don't have a big Christmas. It really reminded me not to get all caught up in the world and focus on my little family and what is best for us.
We have been having a fun making our Christmas special. We started by taking the kids to go pick out a tree. This is a new thing for them, because we have a fake tree. Of course, it is in storage. It was not a long process, because I think with the wind chill it was below zero.
Our next step was to make ornaments. We made popsicle snowflakes. We had glitter everywhere, but all the kids helped and had fun. We also made a special star for the top and added some candy canes.

Our little tree is done and it was picked and decorated with lots of fun, laughs, and love. These are the things the kids will remember. And of course, Christmas decorations are not complete without stockings.

As I finished hanging the stockings and checking to see if the were even. I felt such a peace, all the stockings are now hung. I truly felt complete.

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Krew's Blessing

While in Arizona we had the opportunity to bless Krew. It was a wonderful day. Symen and I along with my sister, Janette and her husband Jim went to a early session at the Mesa Temple. I am thankful for the opportunity I had to go and spend time in the temple with husband. To feel the love of Lord and to be spiritually recharged.
We blessed Krew at home surround by family. (I consider the Ray's family too.) There was a lot of love in the room and it was great that my brother and father were there to share in the experience.

Krew, you were blessed by your Dad, Uncle Jim, and Aaron Ray. These are great men and wonderful examples of priesthood holders. Follow there examples.

You have a sweet, calm spirit about you. Just by holding you, I feel the world melt away and your peace fills my body. When I found out that I was pregnant with you, so many worries filled my mind. Now that you are here I know why you were sent to me now. You are my reminder on what my life here on this earth is about. Its about you, your siblings, and your dad. Family. I know with all my heart that we are eternal family and that alone blesses me beyond my needs.

You are loved by a Father in Heaven. He will be there for you every step of your life, he is there to bless you, comfort you, and guide you. All you need to do is ask. You are loved by so many. You were blessed to come into a very close family. They will all be there for you. I will always do whatever I can to help you, guide you, and I will always love you.

You have taught me; Blessing don't come when I want them, the come when I need them. And that Heavenly Father always knows when you need them.