This is such a great video! It made me think of all the things I am thankful for...which is probably in the millions. At the moment, I am most thankful for Brady's days off, how much the kids love going to school every day, and for modern medicine. I have thought a lot lately about how it will be when the little dude gets to finally come out in February. I know our family has the strength to get through his medical trials....I just wonder how long it will take for the first surgery to happen so he can begin eating like a normal baby. We are so blessed to live in a time and place when birth defects, like our son's cleft lip and cleft palate, can be detected before the baby even comes out of the womb so the families and medical teams can be more prepared for what needs to happen. Because of my testimony of the Gospel of Jesus Christ, I know everything will be alright...even at the beginning of the baby's life when there will be so many unknowns. And I just have to point out how cool it is that I have a very good idea what he looks like before he is born!!!
Thursday, November 20, 2014
Wednesday, November 19, 2014
Tuesday, November 18, 2014
Family pictures 2014. We took them at the Clark County Wetlands Park. It was a shortish walk to this cottonwood grove. One of the few places in Vegas that actually looks like fall. Ayla didn't have anything red in her wardrobe, but I found red poka dot fabric in my stash. The day before I whipped this up for her. The ribbon trim is ladybugs. And lets just say she was NOT a fan of picture day...at all.
Thursday, November 6, 2014
A bunny I saw while walking the trails at the wetlands last week
Sunday, November 2, 2014
This cute 8 year old of ours got baptized last night at the Stake Center. Grandpa Deitz spoke for a few minutes on baptism during the program. Zenock was SO EXCITED to get baptized. After he was confirmed, Brother Webb asked him to come to the front and tell everyone why he wanted to get baptized. He told us that he didn't know, except that his older brother, Ammon, did it, so he should too. It was so cute. On the way out the door to the van afterward he said, "Hey, Mom. Do you want to know why I am so happy? It's because I have the Holy Ghost!!" It was the cutest thing to hear. His happiness that whole evening was just bouncing off of him. I am so happy that he wanted to get baptized and have the opportunity to have the Holy Ghost upon him as his constant companion. We sure to love this second son on ours!
Thank you so very much to our family who traveled from Idaho to share his special day. We really loved spending time with Grandma's and Grandpa's, and we all miss them already. Our growing family is so blessed to have such wonderful, caring people in our lives. Today during Sacrament Meeting, Brother Webb asked him to come up to the front so the ward could sustain him the newest member. He was too short to see over the pulpit, so Bro. Webb lifted him up while he was talking. It was so adorable. I hope he always remembers Bro. Webb holding him up in front of the congregation. Congratulations, Zenock!! We all love you SO MUCH!!