Tuesday, October 27, 2009

One Happy Boy

Thanks to everyone who was able to help us with our little boy while I was in Utah. It was so fun to come home to such a happy boy.

Love you guys.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Naki's Button

I can't believe that it's been only a few days since I left home. So much has happened, and my family has been the recipient of so much charity.

My sister-in-law Kiley emailed me this morning to tell me about this awesome button she arranged for us. Thanks so much to Redbud Designs for creating this blog button for my sister's girls. You can see the button on the right of my blog. Whether or not you knew Abby's family, please take the opportunity to pass on the message about family and hope.

Please take the button and post it on your blog for as long as you feel comfortable. We would love for everyone to know about our amazing brother, and his sweet story.

Thank you so much Kiley, you are an amazing sister.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

While the Mommy's Away..

So, I'm down in Utah with my family, and Steven is at home trying valiantly to corral a bunch of little kids. Today I got this email from him..
Children have their own daytime soap opera
forbidden love - -cooper leave hippo alone!
runaways - you don't have a diaper on!
death - you got the spider!
sudden shocks - why did you turn off the show?
twists in the plot - you're poopy...and you're poopy...all at the same time
more to come.
Miss you Babe!

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Big Nox

This morning my sisters and I are on our way down to Utah to help my sisters family after the death of her husband, Naki.

Naki's death was very unexpected, and we are all still reeling from the news. Please keep my sister and her 6 little girls in your prayers, they desperately need them. If you are interested in helping the Maile family, you can go to any Wells Fargo and donate money to the Naki Maile Family fund, or go the website, www.nakisgirls.com.

We are so grateful for the gospel's peaceful influence. As we all continue to work through this difficult time, it is so amazing to know with a surety that we are all children of our Heavenly Father, he has a plan for us, and we will all be together again, forever.

We love you Naki. We are all going to miss you.

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Thank You Grandpa!

Lately, we've started to see new things emerging in Cooper's personality. These things are mostly good...the jury is still out on some. Lately Cooper has fallen in love with trains. We know exactly where he got this affection, from his Grandpa Daines. Thanks again for the train Grandpa, Cooper absolutely loves it.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Go Pink!

This month at Paul Mitchell they are helping recognize Breast Cancer Awareness month. We are so proud of the women in our family who have fought cancer. We are so lucky to have such an amazing example of strength in our immediate family. So, to celebrate that, Lizzie put pink in her hair.

For my part, I wanted to shout out how proud I am of all women who have or are fighting cancer. We are so lucky to witness your amazingly strong spirits.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Happy Thirtieth

Happy Birthday Jarom!

Monday, October 12, 2009

Too Fun

Things have been pretty busy and fun lately. We've had birthday's, out of town visits, and just general craziness around here. (Candy is putting pink is Lizzie's hair this very moment. It looks awesome.)

I love this picture because this is pretty much the energy I'm feeling around here lately. Cozy, but crazy. Gotta love having so much family around.

Have fun in Boise James!

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Come Listen

Sometimes I wonder how Heavenly Father feels when he has to teach me a lesson about 89 times. Last year at Christmas I learned that special days aren't always about the event itself, but that we are all doing something special together. I love listening to General Conference, but this year was so fun having so many gather to listen together. In the middle of the Sunday session, I was trying to imagine how it must have felt to gather and listen to King Benjamin's address, and I think this year I experienced that a little.

Happy Conference

Sunday, October 4, 2009

So, we've been busy. Crazy busy. So busy I just uploaded all my pictures from two weeks. That kinda busy. I haven't sorted through them all, but I found this one, and it is by far my favorite.

Happy General Conference!

P.S. Abby is getting some crazy hair