Saturday, May 30, 2015

Cocoa beach

I never get tired of our family time at the condo. We all look forward to our beach routine which goes something like this....dunkin donuts for breakfast, beach/swim, Jazzys for lunch, Snow Cones, rest time, dinner, then another Snow Cone, sleep and repeat.  Another thing I never get tired of is the pictures I take.

Friday, May 29, 2015

Daddy's 31

31 wishes today, thats' how many Daddy gets to make! We are all so excited to celebrate Geoffrey today! He started his morning with a some presents, and a large stack of glazed donuts. Later we will head to the condo for some more birthday fun. Happy Happy Birthday Daddy Dear! We all LOVE you!

Monday, May 25, 2015

Strolling with sissy

Strolling with Sissy makes this mommy happy! He may almost be 8 but he can still pretend with his sister!

Sunday, May 24, 2015

stinky strep...

These poor boys are sicker than sick! This year we have managed to miss the Flu bug, and most other bad bugs but with only two weeks until summer the strep bug hit. And it hit us hard!! All three of the boys were down and out for about two weeks. I turned out that they all had Strep Throat and Mono at the same time. Luckily Maya and I didn't catch it. Let's just say that I bought stock in Airborne!;) There was a lot of lounging around and even more snuggling and movie watching going on around here!

Saturday, May 23, 2015

Cousin glamping

We've got the McGraths' staying with us this weekend; so of course that means that we have to make smores', and set up the tent in the living room! :) Cousins are the best! I hope they always love each other this much.

Friday, May 22, 2015

Baseball and lock outs

Since my boys are not into the journaling yet,  I am writing this down to help them remember. . While Maya was napping at the condo, Jayden and Alex wanted to go downstairs to throw the baseball. I decided that I would let them go down in the grass below the balcony to throw the ball.  After they played baseball for a little while I noticed that they had left the grass and were making their way up to the condo again. After a couple of minutes of them not making it back I started to worry. I told myself I would give them two more minutes and then I would go looking for them. A minute passed and then I heard them coming through the door. When I asked them what took them so long Alex and Jayden shared this story with me.....
 They said that when they were trying to get back into the gate, their key wouldn't work. They said they tried and tried to unlock the gate but that the key just got stuck in the lock and wouldn't come out. They knew they weren't allowed to leave the key so they were getting worried about what to do. Alex wanted to ask some grownups at the pool for help, but then they decided not to because they were strangers. The thought then came to them to pray. They both decided it was a good idea and separately they said a prayer for help. Jayden said instantly the key became unstuck! They both knew that it was Heavenly Father's help and that he had answered their prayers. I am so grateful for these valiant little men. This was the first time that they really had to rely on their own faith and choices to build their testimonies. I am so grateful to a Heavenly Father that is always watching and willing to help even the simplest of prayers.

Friday, May 15, 2015

11 years

Geoffrey and I celebrated our 11th anniversary this weekend. I can't believe that it has been 11 years already. This year we decided to stay close to home and just head to the Four Seasons in Orlando for a couple nights. It was so relaxing! It never gets old spending time with this guy. I love just relaxing and hanging out uninterrupted with my best friend.

I am so amazed at our life that we have made. Its not without its bumps in the road but, I would have it no other way. You have always been my best friend, Geoffrey. You usually know my thoughts before I speak them. You are a great Dad to our children. You have shown our boys what it means to  honor their Priesthood and their family. I am so proud of all your hard work. You spend countless hours working to provide for our family and we are blessed because of it. I love you more as each year passes, and I look forward the adventures yet to come! Happy Anniversary my Love!

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Disney and best friends!

I really truly heart this curly head of mine! He is so fun to be around and has a contagious laugh. He has made some really great friends at Preschool and I have loved watching him build those friendships over the last 3 years. This sweet cutie is Adam. He is Landons' very best friend. They met in the bleachers at their older brothers baseball game and have been the best friends ever since. These two are constantly making plans for playdates and always trying to figure out a way to spend more time together. With school nearing an end and temperatures warming up quickly I thought a day at Disney with the two of them was a must!  They were perfect angels for me! These two had so much! They rode every roller coaster (front row, which is a big deal because Landon is finally tall enough) hands high up in the air, belly laughing through every twist and turn. It was magical watching them today. I am so thankful that Landon has such a special friend and that he knows how to be a good friend to someone.

Sunday, May 10, 2015

Mother's Day!

Mothers Day is so special to me. Its a day that I wished, hoped, and prayed for. When I think of all the blessings that being a mother has brought to my life it brings tears to my eyes. There is not a moment that goes by that I do not forget how much my heart and soul yearned for this sacred responsibility. Every day is not perfect and easy and there are days that I am discouraged and impatient but I am ALWAYS grateful. I am grateful for these four strong willed spirits that fill these little bodies. I am grateful for the fingerprints that cover every window, and stainless steel appliance. I am grateful for the countless legos that I step on everyday. I am grateful for the small hands that hold mine. I am grateful for the middle of the night ninjas that creep in my bed. I am grateful for the extra snuggles I almost always receive. I am grateful for the belly laughs, and larger than life smiles. But most of all I am grateful for their examples of the pure love of Christ. I am a better person, wife, and mother because of these four. And for that I am sure.

Saturday, May 9, 2015

Spring MDBR... Go Marlins!

The Spring baseball season has come to an end, and it has been so fun. I love seeing the boys play sports together. They are so good about lifting each other up, and supporting each other. They have both improved so much over the season and are really becoming great players. Good job boys! You had a great season! So proud of you!

Thursday, May 7, 2015

Muffins with mommy

Mothers' Day is around the corner and that means its muffins with mom at the Elementary School. These boys are growing too fast but for now I am blessed that they still fight on who gets to sit next to me!

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Baseball shots

Spring Baseball is quickly coming to an end and I have just realized that I haven't gotten any pictures. Jayden and Alex are playing for the Marlins this season and have done very well. Their team has only  lost 4 games so far and the kids are becoming the best of friends. I really love seeing them on the field together I know that it won't be long before they each have their own teams.