Memorial Day May 27

Jared competed in his second Crossfit competition today. He was amazing! We went to cheer him on. Perhaps next year I will join him. Perhaps. I’m so thankful for all of the men and women who have fought for the freedom of this great country. God bless all of them and their families! 


Lydia has been going to primary on her own for a few months now. She can be very shy and was really clingy at the beginning of the year. She adores her fabulous teachers and has so much fun in class, but sharing time is really not her thing. So a few weeks ago after Jared and I got the kids settled in our classes we tried to go into our Sunday school class late and there was standing room only. So, naturally, we stood in the hallway talking to everyone else that was late. During this time I decided to peek in the primary room to check on Lydia.

I almost had a heart attack right there, peering in that window. The teacher in me was mortified. She was wandering around, twirling in the curtain, daydreaming, and doing just about everything except sitting in her seat paying attention like she should have been.

I was all this cannot be MY kid! I asked Jared what I should do. He was zero to little help in the advice department that day. So I went into the primary room and talked to her. She cried. But after that she sat still and listened. I think.

So when we got home we talked again about what is expected in primary. I also made her a little paper egg that she takes to primary with her and sits on. She has to keep the egg warm and cannot get off of it unless she is called up to the front. Every week, if she does this, she gets a sticker. After she earns 5 stickers she gets to take a snack to her class in primary. And hopefully after 5 stickers she will not need the egg anymore. 

So far we have had 3 successful weeks! 


I am beyond blessed to be the mother of two awesome kiddos. All of my life I dreamed of being a mommy and the reality of it is better than anything a little girl can dream of. I adore them. Today they spoiled me all day. Liam gave me one of his soccer balls. . . which is a big deal! Lydia made me a picture at church that says. . . 

My mom loves me because: I am the best girl
My mom makes the best: cookies
My favorite thing to do with my mom is: watch a movie
My mom is good at: making crafts with me
My mom is as beautiful as: a flower
My mom teaches me: that she loves me
I love my mom because: I love her


Liam and I play this game. I call his name and yell “Love you!” And he laughs and laughs like I am Larry the Cable Guy. Then he stares at me, making me wait for it, before he yells “Mommy, Ov Eue!” Then I squish his little guts out! We do this over and over.