Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Here we go!

Natalie and Taylor will be turning 8 on March 24th, 2012.  I cannot believe we are already here!  It really does seem like just a minute ago they were babies, and I was tired!  Ok, I'm still tired, but they are older now!  They will have an interview with the Bishop, and there tell him if they have made the choice to get baptized into The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.  I am so thankful for my own membership in the church.  Times have not always been easy for  me, especially as a teenager, and therefor my testimony struggled.  But He never left me.

The girls attended their baptism preview on Sunday.  I am glad their birthday is in March because I don't think they could stand to wait any longer!  They got these amazing towels for their special day.  They snuggled them all day.  When Natalie woke up Monday morning I went in their room and as she was making her bed, she said that she was so excited she wished she could have been baptized yesterday :)  Silly girl!  I told her how sad Grandma and Grandpa Blue would have been if they missed it.

This subway art was displayed on the table.  I LOVE IT!  (Thanks for the post Cherie!)

And in other news.......

I don't have room in my life for HATERS.  My priorities are my family, health, calling, and a million other things before I worry about what other people think about me or my family.  
I found myself questioning this on Sunday evening.  I received an email that was not so charming.  
I'm not going to get into it, but it left me feeling like...."Am I crazy???"  "Did we make the right choice???"

Well folks, we did make the right choice.  Jason and I parent with the help of the Holy Ghost.  We follow the promptings that are given to us.  We use these gifts to guide our kids to happiness.  

So to all my haters out there......

Haters gonna hate.  


Thursday, January 12, 2012

{New Beginnings 2012}

The purpose of New Beginnings is to welcome the girls that will be turning 12 that year into YW's.  The Beehive, Mia Maid, and Laurel class symbols are recognized.  

Also the theme for the new year is introduced.  D&C 115:5.  

"Verily I say unto you all: Arise and Shine Forth, that thy light may be a standard for the nations;"

So we ran with the Arise and Shine Forth!  We welcomed our ONLY beehive coming in 2012.....Emily H!  Welcome sweet Emily!  Cannot wait wait to have ya! 

We had a wonderful spread of breakfast goodies along with an amazing skit about rising and shining everyday! 

{My job was the sun....you likey???}

{ I love this picture of Ursula and Bronwyn!  She is our new Laurel President!  This was her first activity conducting!  She did an amazing job!  And looked like such a beautiful 16 year old!}
{A couple of beehives.  As though you could not tell!}
{Emily H. and her mama!  So proud}
{Dina's spread!!}

{Carli acting "natural"}
{Claire also "acting natural"} {?????????}
{This really is Bailey acting natural}
{Our fearless stake leaders}

Music to my Soul~

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Graden's wrestling practice