Thursday, October 15, 2015

Pumpkin Patch and a Camper

So last weekend was so fun!  We decided to go to Fallon and hang out at a pumpkin patch!  Ahhhh I love pumpkin patches.  I dream about pumpkins all year and this one glorious month is just full of them.  The best part?  We convinced Erik and Christy to meet us out there.  Yay :) 

Little buddies hate pictures 

He was so impressed by the odd shaped gords 


So was Lily 

It was sooooo freaking hot, but we braved the corn maze anyway 

I was done halfway through, but we kept on truckin' 

Isn't that a lovely sight 

After dying of heat exhaustion we went and got some dinner at a mexican restaurant in town and it was so fun spending the day all together. 

Dad gives him oreos and he loves it 

While we were in Fallon, Brad somehow convinced me that we should buy this tent trailer.  It all happened so fast.  We were just going to look at it and then Brad was talking the price down and the next thing I knew, we were hauling it home.   

Brad is SO excited!  He can't wait to take it hunting this season.  I must admit, its going to be way easier going camping with kids in this thing.  Tents and babies don't mix well. 

I think we will get a lot of use out of it.  Although, now I am obsessed with the idea of renovating the entire thing and making it all cute and vintage and awesome.  Maybe next year I can work on that. 

I cannot tell you how often I tell Kalvin to go get dressed and he comes outside wearing undies and shoes.  This boy! 

Little chubster 

This boy loves tomatoes so much 

He just goes for it 

These boys love playing with their daddy 

I hope you are all having a beautiful October!  We certainly are.  Busy filling our days with pumpkins and camping and using black tea and a hair dryer to age the pages of a spell book I am working on for our Halloween party.  Priorities, people! 

Monday, October 12, 2015

Kalvin's 4th Birthday

So there is this boy who stole my heart 4 years ago 

I will never ever forget the moment I first saw his face.  The moment I first heard his sweet little baby cry.  The first time I held his tiny body.

I am so smitten and have been from day one 

He makes me so happy.  He makes our whole family so happy.  He is the sweetest, craziest person I have ever met. 

 I find myself always wondering what he thinks and what he has to say about everything.  He has the most perfect little mind and I am just so blessed to spend every moment with this person! 

We all woke up bright and early on his birthday so that he could open his presents before Clark went to school and Dad went to work. 

Lucky he has helpers ;) 

He spent the day playing and snacking and all in his pjs.  Thats what he said he wanted.  Pjs all day and snacks.  It was so fun just being with him and watching him play and holding him.   

I can't believe he is 4!  He kept telling me that he was the "birthday man" not the "birthday boy". 

His snake cake :) 

He was so surprised and loved that he got to eat the snake head. 

Gosh I don't know what I would do without him.  He is one of the very best things that has ever happened to me. 

Monday, October 5, 2015

General Conference

To effectively serve others we must see people through parent's eyes, through the Lord's eyes.

Elder Renlund

If you quit now, others will have to painfully learn what you already know.
Russell M. Nelson 

Be thou an example of the believers, in word, in conversation, in charity, in faith, in purity.
President Monson 

It will all work out
Neill F Marriott 

As we emulate his example, we will bless lives - including our own.
President Monson 

 Faith will grow not by chance but by choice

Neil L. Anderson

In order to have a healed and faithful heart, we must first allow it to break
Sister Marriot 

Repentance is a process and doesn't happen in one particular moment 
Elder Vinas 

We have been given much.  Let us not take these things lightly.
Dieter F. Uchtdorf 

Let me be clear: there is nothing noble or impressive about being cynical.  Skepticism is easy - anyone can do it.  It is the faithful life that requires moral strength, dedication and courage.
Dieter F. Uchtdorf 

The trials of this earth - including illness and death, are a part of the plan of salvation and are inevitable experiences.
Elder Koichi Aoyagi 

God never loses sight of our eternal potential, not even when we do.
Carole M. Stephens 

No love in mortality comes closer to approximating the pure love of Jesus Christ than the love a devoted mother has for her child.
Jeffrey R. Holland 

As we make Christ the center of our lives, our fears will be replaced by the courage of our convictions.
President Monson 

Exaltation is our goal, discipleship is our journey.
Dieter F. Uchtdorf 

We have the power to choose belief over doubt
Vern Stanfield 

Faith in the Savior taught me that no matter what happened in the past, my story could have a happy ending.

Dieter F. Uchtdorf 

Don't be too critical of the barrier.  It's the only thing thats keeping you from being devoured.
Elder Von G. Keetch 

Its never too late to lead, guide, and walk beside our children, because families are forever.
Bradley D. Foster 

Small efforts sustained over time can produce significant results.
Devin G. Durrant 

Our direction is ever more important than our speed.
Larry R. Lawrence 

Are you finished crying?  Then, get dressed and get to work.  You have a lot of learning to do.
Russell M. Nelson 

Never be discouraged or afraid.  The way through difficulties has always been prepared for you and you will find it if you exercise faith.
Henry B. Eyring 

Self control is like a muscle.  The more you use it the stronger it gets.  Avoiding temptation once will help you develop the ability to resist other temptations in the future.  A principle of eternal progression is that exercising self control and living righteously strengthens our ability to resist temptation.  This is true in the spiritual realm and in temporal matters.
Quentin L. Cook 

Now is the day for choosing.  Heavenly Father will help us to know weather to fight, flee or go with the flow of our unfolding circumstances.

Robert D. Hales

None of us marry perfection.  We marry potential.

Robert D. Hales

Sisters, do you realize the breadth and scope of your influence?  We need you to speak up and speak out.
Russell M. Nelson  

To all the mothers in every circumstance, including those who struggle, and all will, I say, be peaceful.  Believe in God and in yourself.  You are doing better than you think you are.
Jeffrey R. Holland 

 We cannot let society give our family a make-over in the image of the world.  We must win this battle.  Everything depends on it.

Bradley D. Foster

To mothers everywhere: thank you for giving birth, for shaping souls, for forming character, and for demonstrating the pure love of Jesus Christ.
Jeffrey R. Haolland