Tuesday, March 24, 2009

What Do We Mormons Believe?

There is so much false information out there about what I believe in as a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, that I love when I come across accurately answered questions about us. I really enjoyed listening to this young college student explain some of our beliefs and I wanted to share it. I too love living in an area where there is a lot of diverse religions and love to share my beliefs with my nonmember friends.

Day of Faith: Personal Quests for a Purpose - 3. Rachel Esplin from Harvard Hillel on Vimeo.

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Going to the Zoo in the Winter

What Happened in February -- Valentine's Day

It's been a few years since I surprised my kids with heart waffles on Valentines morning so I thought this year would be perfect since it was on Saturday
At night we had our annual family Valentine's party where we make our own pizzas, play games, and give the kids treats. As is tradition, Brian, Lacey, and the girls came too.
My Buddy Aubree
Trent put the Kortus' to shame when he got whooped by a girl twice
Playing games
Our traditional licorice game
My Gorgeous Valentine!

Briegan and Kylee Get Their Ears Pierced!!

The night before Briegan's 5th birthday, we had a surprise girls night out. Lacey and her girls and Eunice met me and my girls at the mall where we had dinner and then surprised Briegan with going to get her ears pierced. During dinner Lacey was able to convince Brian that it would be fun for Kylee to get it done also and so it was alot of fun for the two of them to share that together. This experience didn't turn out at all what I thought it would and I had to include a lot of pictures to fully explain it. I thought a slide show might be the best thing. I really wanted to put the video of it on here, but couldn't figure out how to do that off of my camcorder. So watch the slide show. It is hilarious in a heartless mom sort of way!!

Here are the girls completely fine after the fact and loving all the fun accessories to play with at the jewelry store. We also got the girls matching necklaces to commemorate the event

My Baby Turns 5!!

Where has the time gone? This has been a very anticipated birthday for Briegan since we have told her she will get to go to kindergarten when she is five. Of course there was a little confusion when she woke up the day after her birthday thinking she was going to school with Brayli and Trent that day. Thank goodness it wasn't a total meltdown! The night before her birthday she and Brayli decided to sleep in the boys' room since no one had school so Tyler got to wake up to our singing as well.
The night before Briegan's birthday, the boys stayed up really late making her a birthday cake from scratch, chocolate, her favorite and the biggest and cutest birthday card. It was so cute to see my boys taking so much time to make her day special. The cake-well no one ever really ate it as it was a little dense! But A+ for effort!
Briegan wanted ramen noodles for her birthday dinner since she is so picky so I convinced her McDonald's would be a better choice for the rest of us! We had her party there and then got her favorite ice cream at Dairy Queen.
Back at home trying on her new cheerleading outfit and makeup
I have really found a deeper love for my little Briegan this year! She will always be our crazy very dramatic high strung daughter who pushes every button and more, but as she is growing up she is becoming much more manageable but also very hilarious and entertaining!! Her being the center of attention has become much more fun than it used to be and she makes people instantly fall in love with her when they meet her soley for her just being her. She also has become very affectionate this year and we have a very special bond from her being with me this year without her siblings. I can honestly say I am going to miss her so much when she goes to school which is something I wasn't quite sure I would ever say!
Party #2 We had the Bagley's over to celebrate Pat's and Briegan's birthday
Party #3 Every other year the kids get to have a friend party. I was soo partied out since we have been celebrating birthdays in our family since Oct. that I decided that Burger King would have to do and that's what we did with just a couple of friends.

I even bought cupcakes that Pat had made at the bakery. If dad made them then they are technically homeade right? Gotta love the blue frosting that stains the skin