Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Back to Labor Day!

So no questions here please?  Those of you who read this blog, it's actually meant as a family journal (which I have talked about before) anyways so I use it to write down what's going on, what happened with who and some of my fav pics of course I just load the jist!!  The reason being... I enjoy to scrapbook and lets face it  I don't keep up with printing, collecting all the photos I want from relatives and writing memories down.  NOw there are many posts that I post up here that I know I will not get around to journaling in our scrapbook so I write them down and occasionally I go through my posts and make sure I have everything I want.  Of course keeping your own journal is great, but I can't put pics with faces and sometiems I forget what pictures I have!!  I"m sure some of you go through that.  So that and of course to keep in touch with fam and friends and anyone interested in reading a  little bit about a small family!!  So I think I wrote all that just to confirm why I am doing this haha!!

Anyways back to Labor day!!  (If I can remeber everything)

 Zoey has been enjoying nintendo remotes!  We think it's so funny she plays along with us it's so cute! 
Zoey also enjoyed the parades.  Spanish Fork had a pure horse parade the next morning we watched the main parade!!
 We didn't know how Zoey would take to these but she was very curious and actually enjoyed it.

 There where so many floats but we thought these where the best.  The one on the left is a game board float promoting family time how many times do we see things like this??  WE thought it was awesome
Springville is known for being a city of art and so their float showed!! REally creative
 Chase and Quita met up with us to watch it and don't ask what Zoey was doing!!
 This was rather neat...  They had 5 jeeps and 4 of them would all climb on top of the one it was really neat!
 I was soooo anxious to see the quilt show... I hope I could enter the show next year we'll have to see!!  There where so many incredible quilts, I seriously just randomly clicked to chose the pictures.  SO NEAT!

 We went to the carnival and watched fireworks that night. We really enjoyed spending a day together and the best part of it is that we are walking distance so we can come and go as we pleased!!We love Spanish Fork.

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Raspberry Pie

We want to teach our kids to work and lets face it... we don't have a farm we can plant a garden, do chores and other basics. We really want to teach out kids to outcome of good labor is a good reward but since we only have Zoey and Zoey is about 1yr and a half we can't take them out weeding or anything like that.  Alex and I wanted to check out the raspberry patches since we want to start growing rasberries and hopefully have an opportunity to have a small one later on in life.

I decided to check it out.  One of my friends asked me to come along.  We left early saturday morning and us three girls went picking.  It was so much fun the picking the enjoyment and great thing is many families where out there themselves. 

The Work:  picking every raspberry by hand and choosing the BEST most delicious sweet red raspberries!

 The Patience: Making and stopping yourself from eating the raspberries!!

 The Outcome: A delicious Raspberry pie that you can share with neighbors, family, friends, and of course yourself!

The Teach:  By working hard you can get something even better!!

We love that we can use this and we are so excited to go together as a family next year!!  Hopefully we'll have our one small bush by then!  Honestly this was the most delicious pie we have ever had (not just said by me).
The love of an early tradition!

Long Lost!!

We've made it!!  We've made it out of our rut... or are we still in it?  Our family has been experiencing some difficult times and we didn't realize it a lot of it till we where out of it!! Isn't it funny when things work like that?  It's great though and right before Halloween also.  LIfe just gets better. 

So with us working through tuff times in our own seperate lives and as a family, it is time to start posting again!  We appreciate all those who have helped us past difficult times thank you!

Anyways since I believe I left off on Labor Day posts... I decided to just keep moving on. I'll go back to those soon enough.

Our house has been under attack!! Well ok not recently this actually happened about 2 months ago! It's been ridiculous, with the change of seasons it seems spiders have turned up everywhere.  I'm not sure whats been going on but we've been getting rid of these critters.  They had been found next to Zoey and many places. Maybe it's because we've really been tackling our house with cleaning and organizing.  Never thought that we'd say it but we almost know where everything is in our house... EVERYTHING HAS A PLACE!!!WOW  What doesn't, we've been getting rid of so it really has been a mass clean around here and its happened for a couple months now!!  Maybe that's why we've had the family rut!!

Tuesday, October 04, 2011

I don't even know what to say... I've been sitting here writing and re-writing, I finally decided to just write what's on my mind.

Things have been hard on our family lately.  Mistakes... adultry... lying can go to far.  Yes things people do are their choices but what many that do these things don't remember is when these transgressions are commited...  they don't just damage the soul that one is lying to.  It hurts those around you.  In our case, this has hurt our entire family.  It has involved the closest people our lives and will forever damage our family on earth, hopefully not for eternity.  It has involved others out of this family and damaged relationships.

For those who look at others besides your spouse...  Do not let it happen.  Allowing yourself to do so is only allowing yourself to slowly sink into something that you may never get out of.  Remember comments about others is only doing the same.  Just don't...  Please consider your children if not your spouse, those others who you are involving and your temperal and eternal happiness. We have had a glimpse of the pain, the saddness, and only a small touch of what disaster this brings to families.

My husband means everything to me so does our baby girl.  I am happy that we are faithful to one another.  I am very excited to know the truth of the gospel.  My husband is everything to me and I know I to him I do not doubt it for one bit.  For those who have gone through so much saddness believe me we pray for you.  God knows you are not forgotten.