Saturday, March 31, 2012

Gavin's To-Do List:

1. Wake up
2. Eat Breakfast
3. ...

Give Mom a heart attack.

Friday, March 30, 2012

For the Beauty of the Earth

For a husband who makes root beer for my fundraiser, and brownies for my friends, and changes his schedule to be home when I need him, and gets up at 5:30 with the baby so I can sleep, and tells me he loves me even when I'm cranky, and who is in all ways and times better than I will ever be.
For children who are healthy and smart and loving and funny and LAUGH-OUT-LOUD-FUNNY, and kind to other, and talented, and mine.
For family members who teach me and support me, even in stupid things that probably don't warrant any support.
For friends who love me even though they are all cooler than I am and even though I'm not always a great friend back.
For a home and a car (with automatic sliding doors) and food and my spot on the couch that has a dent from my bum sitting in it for extended periods of time.
For the people in my life who talk me out of my nonsense, who encourage me to write, who tell me I'm good at things (even if they lie, I think it's okay), who make me laugh and who share in my trials and triumphs and who are my "village".
For the dumb dog and the lazy cat.
For chocolate and ice cream and sparkly things and all things feminine and lovely.
For a Heavenly Father who knows me and knows my needs. Who is patient and loves me and pulls me through my every day.
For a Savior who gave His life so that I can live without being afraid of my imperfection.
For a gospel that guides me and fills my life with the best things.
For all things that testify of Christ.

Lord of all to Thee, I raise, this my hymn of grateful praise.

Wednesday, March 28, 2012


What cookie? I don't have a cookie.

Saturday, March 24, 2012

Taking the Stage

Music is a big part of our lives. I don't mean that in the, we are serious musicians, way. We are NOT serious musicians. We really aren't musicians at all...unless you count Gavin playing the harmonica in school.
Still, we love music and we try to surround ourselves with it. So I was super excited when Nathan had the opportunity to take on a critically acclaimed musical at such a young age.
I present to you Nathan Ramsey in the leading roll of the new hit musical...

"Swinging in the Rain"

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Hickety Spickety

I love the Disney version of "The Sword in the Stone". LOVE it. One of my favorite parts is where Merlyn washes all the dishes with his magic assembly line. I would make brownies for Merlyn every day for the rest of my life if he would come do that in my kitchen. I digress. We might not have a wand but we have discovered a fun, and slightly magical, way to mop the floor.

First blow bubbles all over the kitchen. You do know what bubbles are made of right? SOAP! Yippee!

Then dance and crawl around to get all those bubbles spread out all over the kitchen.

Then mop up the floor with the swiffer. Wah-lah! All in a day's work.

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Jack and the Beanstalk

Now even though Jack must have had some feeling about those Wonderlandesque legumes, I think it's safe to say that Jack had a pretty good shock-er-roo when he planted those beans at night and woke up to a sky-reaching beanstalk. Ya know what? I am pretty sure I know how he feels. Because me? Well, I swear that last night I went to bed with this...

and then I woke up with this...

Oh that? Yeah, that's just my 8 month old magic beanstalk. He does all sorts of impressive things. He eats table food, crawls, climbs up stairs, pulls up to stand on EVERYTHING. No, seriously he does. See...

Told you.

He's a mover and a shaker. My little beanstalk, here over night. I knew those beans were special!