Monday, January 12, 2015

James lost his first tooth!

I have to document this story for posterity's sake.  James lost his first tooth at school on Thursday.  He was SO excited when he came home!  He has been watching his sister lose her teeth for years and it was finally his turn.  The only problem was - he lost it at school.  No worries!  The tooth fairy still knows.

That night, I place $1 under his pillow.  He finds it about 2am and comes to tell me what he found!  I give him a hug and a kiss...and then send him back to bed.  At 6:30am, he comes back in just sobbing because he lost his dollar.  I'm confident that it was in his bed somewhere, so I assure him that I will find it while he is at school.

At 7:30am, my phone rings.  It is his kindergarten teacher.  She tells me that James actually hid his tooth under her classroom floor mat in order to "test the tooth fairy."  STINKER!

We have a good laugh and then I have an idea.  I ask her if she has a dollar and she says she does.  I quickly tell her the story of James losing his dollar and ask her if she can write a note from the toothfairy saying that since he hid his tooth, she moved his dollar.  Perfect!  She does that and James comes home with his dollar, his tooth, and his new note.  Thank you to a wonderful teacher who helps a mother out and keeps the magic alive!

Saturday, January 10, 2015

Pizza, anyone?

Family date. This boy. All he wanted was breadsticks and sauce.

Saturday, January 3, 2015

Reading Nook

We should all find a quiet place to read once in a while.

Sariah teaches me something every single day.

Sunday, December 28, 2014

Lucky Number 13

13 years married to this beefcake.  So many ups, very little downs.  We should all be so lucky to ride through life with companions that we just adore.

To celebrate, we went to the temple.  We went to the new Phoenix temple because we missed the open house.  It was more beautiful than words can describe.

We then went to dinner at a restaraunt that rotates around the top of a hotel.  It was actually very cheesy, but neat to see the city from above.

Here's to many more!

Saturday, December 27, 2014


Have you ever tried keeping clothes on a toddler?  It's impossible!

Good thing he has a cute bum.

Thursday, December 25, 2014

Christmas 2014

My heart is full this Christmas.  So full that at times, I am brought to tears.  My amazing-beyond-words husband and these three children are all I need.  Merry Christmas.

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Heart Melting

Friday, December 19, 2014

Gingerbread Houses and Trees

It is rare, but I get to volunteer once in a while for the kid's classes.

Today was one of those super fun days!  They were both making gingerbread houses at school.  Kids, sugar, icing, more sugar, and chaos?  Their teachers are angels on earth.

Friday, December 12, 2014

Because picnics are always fun...

I love it when these two get creative together.  Today?  Picnic on the patio table in the backyard and a movie on the Kindle.

p.s. Someone wasn't so happy that I snuck up on them to take a picture.

Sunday, November 30, 2014

Decorating the Tree

The children love decorating the Christmas tree.  It is such a magical evening and is a treat to watch them carefully choose their ornaments and place them with the utmost of care.

I am so happy this season is upon us.