Sunday, January 31, 2010

Our Hearts Go Out To...

Our hearts go out to the people in Haiti. Jason served his mission there and as a missionary became a part of many families there. He loves the people. When the earthquake hit, he wanted to know everything he could about it. And I don't blame him. It was sad to me but I don't really have many ties to anyone there. He now has the opportunity to serve them again. He left for Haiti with US Aid Thursday to translate for doctors or whoever, help clear out fallen buildings so they can rebuild, and whatever they need him to do. He will be gone for 2-3 weeks. I know that he will be blessed while he is there. I know that I am being blessed also with comfort because I worry about him but I am at peace when I do worry. I really am so glad that he has gotten this opportunity to go. He truly loves the Haitian people and this is his chance to go back and really make a difference. The Lord has a hand in everything because this trip came together in less than a week and everything worked out so he could go. Also, the first day he was there, he saw one of the only families that he really wanted to see while he was down there. The Lord makes miracles. I admire him for going! He is amazing and I am so blessed to be his wife! Good luck babe! Love you tons!

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Little Missionary

Uncle Jesse, or Elder Peterson to the people in Korea, sent a letter home and challenged us all to read the Book of Mormon before he gets home the 1st part of July. Part of the goal is to color things about Christ in different colors. Well, we decided to accept this challenge and do it as a family. Jason brought 3 Book of Mormons home one day and explained to Braden what we were going to do with them. Braden got super excited. He now loves to "color" in his very own Book of Mormon. I found him one afternoon on the couch with his Book of Mormon and I had to take a picture. The faith of a child--isn't it amazing? I think, actually I know, my boys are teaching me more than I teach them. I love seeing them grow up--as much as I want them little forever, I love seeing them change and learn. Braden is now in Primary and absolutely loves it! Now, after fighting with him for a year and a half to go to nursery, we were sure we'd have our hands full trying to get him to Primary. But we are shocked to say that he looks forward to Primary and asks everyday if it's Sunday. He had a Primary Activity last Saturday and I was worried that I would have to stay the whole time with him, but to my surprise he let me leave him at the church for an hour and a half. He is growing up! I can't believe it! The Primary activity was so awesome and he loved the whole thing. Everyone got to wear there pj's, eat breakfast (pancakes, sausage, milk, juice), and watch his teacher, who is a Chemistry teacher, do experiments (volcano, grow warts, egg in a bottle...)! He has a wonderful teacher which I am so happy about!

My mom caught Kyden a couple months ago holding my Dad's scriptures coloring in them with a red pencil. Although he's not supposed to do that, it was pretty cute! Crazy what those little one's pick up on isn't it?! But the picture is on my mom's camera so no picture today!

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Christmas Memories

We had a wonderful Christmas full of family, friends, food, fun, lights, and the true Spirit of Christmas. We stayed busy and were hardly ever home, but we loved every minute. We are so blessed to live by family and be able to spend so much time with them. Family is what life is all about. These pictures are completely out of order and it really bothers me but I'm too lazy to fix them so here you go.

Boys in front of our shabby looking tree wearing there Christmas jammies. The lights were Kyden's favorite! Especially plugging them in. "No, no" is what Kyd's would tell us as he was plugging them in.

This picture turned when I downloaded it and I have no idea why.
They got this train from Santa and love it!
Proud doctor!
Our NEW BIKES! What an awesome surprise! We love them! Thanks!
Ky with his (and Braden's) tool belt. He thought he was so cool--always does though.
Mischievous kid anyway! Christmas night we were all eating dinner and Kyden disappeared and this is where we found him chewing gum with the rest of the pack spread out around him. It was just too hard for him to keep his hands off of things that weren't his.
Boys new basketball hoop. They love it!
Christmas morning playing games. Braden loves games!
New pj's--Christmas Eve.
Cute sheppard

Shoes, shoes, shoes. Kyden loves shoes--anyone's shoes!
More shoes--Grandma's boots this time.
Handsome boys. It is so fun to see these little boys grow and learn everyday. They are getting so big and I feel so blessed to be there mom. Yes, sometimes they make me want to rip my hair out, but they make me smile and teach me so much. They are starting to really play together and I love it. They both have such an imagination that comes alive as they both play and make forts. I could kiss there chubby cheeks all day if they'd let me. Love you boys!
Kyden's favorite toys are not really toys. Actually dangerous tools--like hammers, screwdrivers, tape measures. He even got toy tools for Christmas but sometimes that doesn't make the cut with him. He needs the real thing. Bad mom for letting him play with them? We are trying really hard to keep them out of his reach but sometimes we slip and leave them out.
Braden got this cool coloring book from his Grandma and liked it so much, he didn't want to go to sleep so he fell asleep coloring in it one night.
Can you tell how much Braden liked Santa? Yep death grip around Grandpa's neck. He did finally give santa a high five, but that was it.
Kyden was a little more brave. Wouldn't sit on his lap but got close enough to touch Santa.