Sunday, September 28, 2008

Poop In The Potty!

Yea! So I got up this morning and started to get things going so we could make 9:00 church. Molly was up and stirring in her bed and once she hear me she was up and at em. When I went to changer her diaper she asked me "Potty train Mommy?" I hesitated, because I just had a ton to get done to get out the door. I figured I had to pump for Stella so I would just sit on the edge of the bathtub. So I put her on the potty and with in 10 min she had both pooped and peed in the potty! She got to choose a big potty treat because it was poop, she picked a little flap book and it kept her busy during church, double plus. Way to go Molly! Maybe if I would just take her every time she asked me she would potty train her self, I just would like to hold off until after Powell this next week. Oh Molly the 1st potty poop! Way to go girl!

Party At The Race Track!

So yesterday was my nephew McKay's Birthday! Holy cow. For his birthday he got to go to the Larry H. Miller Race track to ride in a porsche for a parade lap before the porsche race. We got invited to go. Oh it was SO cool! Molly and Kimball were little buddies and people were asking if they were twins, I know I wish! Not only was Kimball doting over Molly so was everyone else. McKay, Abby, Josie and even McKenzie all took turns loving and playing with Molly. Man she was in heaven. We watched McKay take the parade lap, It was way longer than I thought it was going to be and then we hung around and waited for the race to start. That was really cool, so loud, but way cool. After the race we walked around and looked at the cars and then we stopped to let the kids play on the playground on our way out. They all loved it. I was had gone to my mom and dad's that night to help with my sisters make up for her homecoming dance and to look at some pictures of the girls and then to go to the women's broadcast with my mom, sister, and sister in law. I had only taken Stella and had left Molly at home with Kris. When I got home late last night I asked Molly what she had done with daddy and if she had had fun, Her reply was "K, Car! K, Car!" She still thought that that was so cool that we could go see McKay ride in the car. There were some really cool cars and It was a blast! I have been wanting to get out there to go to a race and this was so cool. Thanks McKay for inviting us. That was way cool.

McKay, Kimball, Abby, Molly & Josie

Josie, Abby, & Molly watching McKay take his lap.
McKay in the race car!
McKay In race car #21
The race!
McKenzie, McKay, & Josie on the tire swing.
Molly & Kimball
You try taking a picture of 5 kids... this was the best I got!

3 for 3!

So Thursday night Kris put his parents 1990 BMW (a.k.a. sexy) on KSL classifieds to sell. It sold in less than 24 hours to the first person that came to look at it. This is the 3rd car we have sold on KSL in just over a year and the first two sold with in the hour of putting it on KSL, but less than 24 hours is nothing to scoff at. I love KSL. I just have gotten a kick out of how fast the cars have gone and maybe it's just that Kris really know how to price and move them, but It's nice that we are 3 for 3 and we won't be doing this again for a long time. Hip hip hooray!

Thursday, September 25, 2008


Molly loves her blankie! About a month ago when there was that fire in Draper, Kris and I were watching the news and some of the poeple that had to evacuate their homes were talking about what they would take when they had to leave. I asked Kris what he would take if we ever had to do something like that. He didn't answer and thinking he didn't hear me I asked agian a few minutes later. I think he was just thinking of what it was he would take. He looked at me and said Molly's balnket. Oh we would never survive with out this "green bankie" She sticks her thumb in her mouth and she is a happy clam (most of the time)! Funny Girl.

No cry Stella!

Kris came home tonight and asked if I wanted to go to Pei Wei (one of my favorite places) for dinner. I think that after having the kids last night when I went to young womens he is starting to realize why the house still looks like the health department should come and quarantine it. Anyway we were on our way home and Molly was throwing one of those "I'm two" fits and then Stella started to cry. After a little bit Stella had stopped and Molly was still going. Then when started to cry again Molly responded "No Della, Marnie cry!" Translation... "No Stella, Molly's crying!" Oh what a character!


Holy Cow! So the other day I was rinsing out cups and I was just reminded how my little bright eyed Molly loves milk. I can't tell you how many times a day I hear..."Mommy a milka?" yes that's right she calls it milka anything that ends with a k she adds the a sound to the end. My Molly loves her milk and that came from her dad. I like it ok, not really a huge fan, but Molly is!

Monday, September 22, 2008

Will My House Ever Be Clean Again?

I have been trying all morning long to get the kitchen clean and the house back in working order after Lake Powell and it's now 3:00 and it still looks like this...
And this is just on the top of my list. I still have the family room, bedrooms, bathrooms (disgusting), the grocery list and shopping still needs to be done and the basement to put everything away from the remodel, and still have painting and touch up work to do. I found Molly playing in the toilet again and I am still in my work out clothes (yes I started working out again), but I have not gotten in the shower because I just have to clean up after Molly and try to figure out why Stella is crying again. I never feel like I can get ahead! Well I guess I'd better go being as Molly is trying to shove a binkie (which Stella hates 98% of the time) down Stella's thought! Will my house ever be clean again?

Sunday, September 21, 2008

Lake Powell!

What a fun trip. It was nice to finally get down there this season. Our first week that we could have had was just a few weeks before Stella was due, and there was no way I was having my baby in Page AZ, not that I mind AZ I have been trying to get Kris to move to AZ, I just don't know what kind of hospitals they have on the Indian reservation. Well so we went down and I was a bit nervous about the 6 hour drive to Wahweap, but you know what... I didn't hear anything from Stella at all on the way down, in fact I had to wake her up to feed her and she only cried a little on the way home. Molly didn't do bad either on the drive. It was so nice to just have the four of us, Kris said last night that it was definitely a trip and not a vacation. I don't think we give the kids enough credit. Molly is well...2! what more can I say. If anyone has tips or books that they have found or any advice on how to handle a 2 year old let me know. I'm grasping at straws. Stella was AWESOME! She only got up once the first night at about 3 and went back down until about 9. Every other night she slept until after Molly was up. If we went on a boat ride she was asleep before we even left the back of the house boat. Both girls took awesome naps and it was so nice to spend time in the sun, reading, watching TV with Kris, or just lay down for a few minute, no one had to be anywhere... that is always my favorite part of Powell. We took some great boat trips and Molly wanted to go for boat rides and always wanting to through rocks in the pool. I know it didn't matter how many times I called it a lake she keep calling the pool. Molly also loved the slide off the back of the house boat, I was going to get a picture, but couldn't find the camera on our way out. I'll get a picture when we go back next month. We loved that the pass was open and we could make a 5 min boat ride to warm creek and then we went to Dangling Rope to feed all of the fish and eat lunch. the Girls both slept on the way back. Molly really loved it. We fond some cool beaches Molly loved and we did a short really slow tube ride (Molly and I) Molly loved helping Kris drive the small boat. Both girls did amazingly well with there life jackets. Molly never once complained about it and Stella didn't mind as long as we were moving. I know it was a lot of work, but it is always worth it. Here are a plethora of pictures from our trip. Sorry so many pictures, but being as this is my journal and I've kind of replaced scrap booking with this. Here are my pictures.

Dallas Cowboys!!!!!

Kris has grown up watching the Dallas Cowboys and has always dreamed of going to a game. Well being as this is the last season in the stadium, they move into the new stadium next season, Kris was ready to head to Dallas to watch the Cowboys in action. Kris, his dad and brother Mark all headed out Sunday afternoon and went to the game Monday and were back home Tuesday for us to head to Powell. They didn't really do much more than the "Big Game" they did go and see the new stadium and walked around the old stadium, the the game was the big highlight. It was a nail biter! The Cowboys vs. Eagles and I'm so glad that Kris got to go. This is something he has wanted for a long time. I love you babe and am so glad that you got to fulfill a dream. Go Cowboys!

Monday, September 15, 2008

Sleepover At Magas!

I was meeting up with my mom to run some errands and Molly has just really had a rough month. She is not so sure she likes me and has started to be a bit more aggressive with Stella. When I talked to my mom that morning she said to pack some things for Molly and that she would take her home for the weekend. I was soooo not going to let her go, but than I realized she needed some special attention, Something I could not do for her so I let her go and she had such a blast and all the reports I got were very good. I'm glad that she got a little break and it was nice to go out on a date with Kris without worrying about getting a baby sitter and getting home to get Molly into bed. Thanks Mommer, Dad, Kat and Whit, You're the best. Molly sure loves her Maga and Papa, Kat and Whit. She had all kinds of fun. Word has it she had grandpa wearing the play apron and reading her books. What a fun weekend for her. I need to get the pictures from my sister Whitney.

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Remembering 9/11

What a day to remember. I will never forget that day. I was on my mission serving in Loraine OH with Sister Horton. We were told not to leave the apartment due to one of the planes going down on the border of our mission. So we were told to stay put till further notice. You know I was sheltered and I don't think that I really understood the magnitude of what was happening due to the lack of media access at that time in my life. You really are in the world, but not of the world. My comp had gotten really sick with her diabetes that night and we ended up in the emergency room and while we were waiting I couldn't help but see the TV monitors that were all on and they were replaying the events of the day over and over and over again. I was horrified to see people jumping out of windows and the second plane flying into the world trade center. Did I mention that this was the night we were supposed to be getting transfer calls and our zone leaders apartment had flooded as well as the 2 apartments above them. We got home and while saying comp prayer I heard a big thud, I turned over to see my comp passed out on the floor. Oh what a night. I couldn't sleep all night listening for my comps breathing and thinking of the horrible terrorist attack that had taken place that day. I got up the next morning and was reading my scriptures and I remember reading a scripture that put my mind at ease...
Alma 36:37 "Now my brethren, we see that God is mindful of every people whatsoever land they may be in: yea, he numbereth his people, and his bowels of mercy are over all the earth. Now this is my joy and my great thanksgiving; yea, and I will give thanks unto my God forever, Amen."
This really put into perspective for me that God didn't make this happen, those who were responsible had agency; however God is mindful of all of those that were affected by that horrible act. I know that we have a merciful God one that is mindful of all of us everywhere. I feel that I was blessed to be in a place where I could have this kind of perspective on this horrible tragedy and grateful for the gospel and all that it adds and teaches me in my life today.

Getting Moved!

How cute are they!!!!!
So I'm back in young women's and I'm really glad to be there. I will REALLY miss my co-teacher and my primary kids. They were so awesome, but due to additional drama it's really nice to be back in young women's. I have been called as a beehive advisor and I'm thrilled. I will really miss my Laurels, however it's nice to get to know a different group of girls. They are so excited about activities and learning and just being in young women's. This will be awesome and you know change is always good. Our first activity was just last night and we played a get to know you game and it was a blast. I'm excited to work with the young women's board, they seem like amazing ladies and I'm excited to get to know them better. So here's to change and growth:)


Poor Stella has had a really hard time with the nursing lately and I was getting so sore, It was just becoming more painful and miserable for the both of us. Mentioning this to my sister McKenzie she said that I should go to a lactation specialist. So I stopped in to the lactation store to see if they had anyone that would come to my house. Hearing how expensive it was I was going to opt to just stop, when the lady there who was also a lactation specialist started asking questions. She said "that sounds like thrush, if you pull her out of her car seat I'll take a look in her mouth"... Well guess what? She has thrush. I call the Dr. office and they just prescribed something over the phone. I feel so bad the poor thing has been so miserable...No wonder!

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Stella's 2 Months Old!

Wow! I can't believe that Stella is 8 weeks yesterday. It just goes too fast and it makes me so sad to think that they grow so fast. When I had to stretch her onesie to put it on I got really sad, I mean hello she's only 8 weeks and I'm having to stretch what should last at least another 4 weeks. She is getting so long. She is in 41st percentile for wight and about 70th for height. She so got the Baird height. It's so crazy to me because Molly has been this little peanut she was born in the like 20th percentile and then has been in the 2nd ever sense and her height has been in the 17th or 20th. She is going to be the short one, if this is a prediction of the future. Anyway... She had her immunisations and wow! So the nurse was telling me that the oral one was kind of sour and salty, and that babies don't really like it, so we were both laughing when Stella just kept sucking it and then when it was gone she started sucking my are looking for more, I really had fed her before we went. Then came the 3 pokes. 2 in her left leg and one in her right. She wasn't to happy about those, but recovered quickly. We got home fed her and gave her a warm bath, which she love, and then put her in some warm jammies and she was off to bed. She was asleep by 9 (huge blessing, that hasn't happened sense she was 2 weeks old) We were in bed by 9:30 and then Stella was up a 2:40 to eat and then right back to sleep til 9 this morning. Kris asked if we were going to give her more shots today. I just can't get over how fast kids grow. I wish it wasn't such a fleeting moment, I wish it would last a bit longer.
She looks so tiered. It had been a long day!
Bath time. "Could life get any better?
I submit that it could not!" - Brian Reagan
Stella and mom getting ready to say good night.

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

My Family!

So I was recently tagged and told to post 6 random things about myself and I told you I went skydiving with my cousin Amy. I also tagged Amy, and loved to read her random things about herself, and I was reminded of a few things that I had not really forgotten, but just had not thought of for a long time.
*We had gone as an extended family to a place called Clear Creak. It's a family type ranch and it's just outside of Zion National Park. A large group of us had decided to hike Angels Landing and Amy's brother Seth (I don't really remember how it happened) but he started to refer to a few of us myself and a few cousins that were unmarried and in our mid 20's the "Old Maid Brigade". That name stuck around for a while. That is so funny, I haven't thought about that for a long time.
*I was reminded of when my sister, my cousin Amy and another cousin went to visit my aunt and uncle in OR. and Amy got a ticket. That whole trip was a blast and I feel so bad Amy go a ticket.
*Then there was the skydiving I have already told you about.
All of this took me back to thinking of all of the great times I have had with my cousin Amy and all of my cousins. I have been blessed with such an amazing family and just feel extremely blessed to have had all of these fantastic people in my life. I truly believe that my extended family is a large part of who I am and what I've become.

Bad Day Update!

So I just have to make a note that I took my car in after it wouldn't start, that had been the 2nd time that week. So being as it's still under warranty and we are leaving for Lake Powell a week from today, I wanted to make sure nothing was wrong and Kris had told me to take it in. So I just got the call to come and pick it up. They have replaced the battery and the alternator both still under warranty, not to mention the rental car also covered under warranty. Yea! We love those warranties!
As for the the temple night dinner... It was a hit. No it was not completely perfect, not everything was done when people started to arrive, the food was nothing spectacular, but you know it was the people. It was so much fun. We have such an awesome ward and it was so fun to have everyone here and just to talk and to get to know people better, not to mention hold my screaming baby. Really, I will get it all right and perfect one of these days, but as for know I'm thankful for the practice and grateful that everyone is so patient and willing to go with the flow! Kris even said after it was all over, "that was really fun, I wouldn't mind doing it again." and for Kris to say that is impressive! "It's not the food, It's the people you eat with." -My Grandma Baird

Monday, September 8, 2008

Molly's Funnies!

Here are just a few funny things that we love about our Molly!
*She is sooooo scared of trucks and I have been really working oh helping her over come this ridiculous fear. We were coming out of swimming a couple of weeks ago and I could hear the garbage truck a street up. Molly of course starts to cling to my leg and I asked if she could hear the garbage man. She said ya and I was finishing putting some stuff in the car and just as I was getting her into the car the truck came around the corner. I said there is the garbage man, say byebye. She started to wave and said "bubye trucka man!" (SIDE NOTE) *that is on of the funnest things. Anything that ends in a K she adds an a sound to the end. Booka, trucka, milka, and the list goes on and on. I think it's when she says fork that scares me the most, that doesn't really sound very good.
*She has picked up a lot of my sayings and she will say them at random times like she pulled on Stella's towel that was on the bathroom counter and it fell on the floor and she immediately said "oh crap"! I have also heard "oh man" several times.
*Her favorite game of all times is Hide and Seek. She is not so good at the hiding, but loves to be daddy's partner and come and find me. She will put her face against the wall and cover her eyes and count to 10 (usually only leaving out 8) then the hunt is on. One night we were playing Hide And Go Seek and I was hiding at the side of her bed. Kris obviously knew where I was and was directing her in the right direction, and was holding her. When they found me I screamed and I think I really scared her because Kris said her diaper got really warm really fast! But she thinks it's so funny when you scare her, go figure, she hates trucks, but like people to scare her?
*Another one of her funny phrases is "Looo Mommy!" (Look)
*This has to be one of the absolute funniest things. Her nick name is Marnie! This started because when you ask her to say Molly that is how she says it, Marnie. So she calls herself Marnie. And she refers to herself in the 3rd person all the time. Marnie's shoes. Marnie Kiss? It is so funny. But I really will call her Marnie and not even think about it now, it started as a joke but now I find myself calling her that, and Kris does the same.
*Funny words are Troll (Remote control), Tata (Towel)
Well these are just a few funnies from our 26 month old sweetheart!

Silver Beaver Award!

So I've been meaning to get to the computer and post this awesome event, but it's been so crazy lately so I finally made it. Saturday my dad received the Silver Beaver Award. I wasn't sure what it was so I looked it up before we went so I know what it was and why he received it. So here is what the Silver Beaver Award is...
The Silver Beaver Award is the council-level distinguished service award of the Boy Scouts of America. Recipients of this award are registered adult leaders who have made an impact on the lives of youth though service given to the council. The Silver Beaver is an award given to those who implement the scouting program and perform community service though hard work, self sacrifice, dedication, and many years of service. It is given to those who do not actively seek it. Award: The award consists of a silver beaver suspended from a blue and white ribbon worn around the neck.
One of the things that stood out most to me was when he said something to the fact of "in all due respect to Mr. Obama and Mr. McCain, they are not the ones that are going to make a difference, but it's the youth, those you teach that will make the difference."
That hit me as being a parent and making sure I do everything that I can to help and teach my children.
The lunch was amazing, and Craig and Whitney snuck out to get some ice cream from the creamery. The funny thing about that was that after everyone had received their award they spot lighted the stage that all of the recipients had been seated on which was right in front of us. They had them all stand and then they had a man (who did an amazing job) sing a thank you song, but when the spot lights hit them it was shining right on our table because we were sitting directly in front of them. So as everyone around us is looking right at us, Craig, McKenzie, and Whitney all slowly put their ice cream on the table realizing that everyone is looking at us. Not Kathryn, with no shame she just kept on eating her ice cream. This was not a small gathering. Look at the back ground and you can see part of the ballroom. It was so funny. What a great day. I love you dad. Congratulations!

Friday, September 5, 2008


What a day!!!! So I was up with Stella until 3:00 am and then Kris had to get up and go to work at 6:30 am. Molly got up just after he left about 6:40, and we have been going ever since. I got up to a cold this morning and am feeling a bit under the weather, but we have so much to get done for the ward temple night dinner at our house tomorrow night. So once Stella got up, after sleeping 8 hours, (ok side note. Most people can't say their 7 week old baby sleeps 8 hours, and that is awesome, but when she won't go down until 3, and your 2 year old gets up at 6:40 It doesn't do much good) I fed Stella and we had to run to Costco to get some stuff for the dinner. I parked away from all of the other cars, being as that is the deal I made with Kris when he bought me my Tahoe last year to keep it for getting dinged, when I came out... My battery was dead and not a car around. It wasn't hot outside, but inside the car was really warm and I had both of my kids in their car seats. I had enough juice to roll the windows down and I had tried to call Kris, not that he can do anything. Well while I was waiting I called to ask my mom if I could borrow some of her vases for tomorrow night and my dad answered. He asked how my day was going... That's never good on a bad day coming from a parent. I just started to cry. Mind you I had less than 4 hours of sleep, I'm sick, and I still had not eaten breakfast. Well there was a lady that pulled up at that time, someone must have been watching out for me. I asked my dad if I could call him back and I asked the lady if there was any way I could get a jump. She was really nice and I apologized for the tears and told her I would have been fine if my baby would let me sleep. She told me "oh I remember the days, It's been a long time, but I remember." Thinking back I really would have even been fine had I not talked to my dad. I just feel that I can tell my mom and dad stuff I would normally just deal with, and once the water works start sometimes it's just hard to turn them off. Well another guy come out with his family and come over to help. They were both so nice and now that we are home Stella needs to be fed, Molly needs a nap and I still haven't had breakfast and it's only 1:00. Let's hope the day starts to look up. I still have a lot to get done before tomorrow. Did I mention that we are going to my see my dad receive The Silver Beaver Award. I wasn't sure what it was I knew that it was a scouting thing but I wasn't sure what it was, so I looked it up and I'll post all of that tomorrow when I have pictures of him receiving the award, It's a great honor to receive this award. That will be in the morning and so EVERYTHING has to be done tonight. I'm really looking forward to just enjoying the ceremony tomorrow! I'm so proud of my dad and all he does. I'm really lucky to have such an amazing dad who is so kind and thoughtful to offer to drive the 45 min drive to come help me with my car, not that I would have let him do that, but I know he would have dropped everything and would have been there in a heart beat and happy to do it. I love my dad!

Thursday, September 4, 2008

Happy Birthday Becky!

Carter, Nana, & Stella

K, so it's taken me a bit to get caught up on my posts. I still have a list that I need to post on a post it on my computer, it will get put in the draw soon, being as we are having the ward dinner at our house on Saturday so we are doing some serious cleaning, anyway I always get way off track.
It was my mother in laws birthday yesterday and I just wanted to express my gratitude to her. I know I'm not the easiest daughter in law, which would make me the hardest being as there are only 2 of us. No, but really I know I'm quirky and funny at times, or all the time I think I came wired like that. I just really am grateful to Becky. How can you not be when I have benefited form her hard work (not that I think Kris was really hard work). I have an amazing husband and I know that it's because he had such an awesome mom. I really hope she knows how grateful I am to her for teaching him all that she has. I don't know many husbands that will help their wifes as much as my husband helps me. So I just hope that she knows how grateful I am to her for all she has done for Kris growing up, all that she has done for us, and all that she has done for the kids. She is a great Nana!

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Oh, Twinners!

So when I found out that I was going to be having another girl I was so excited. I know it sounds stupid but my first thought went to..." Oh, I can dress them the same, that will be so cute." I know sounds silly. My sister and I had matching outfits and I think it's so cute when you can coordinate or have the same outfit. Well grandma found some REALLY cute p.j.'s at Costco (love that place) and she got the girls several pair of matching pajamas. Well when I went to get the girls out of bed on this morning they were both so cold, so last night when I was getting them ready for bed I pulled out the winter pajamas that my mom had gotten them. Molly was so excited that she and Stella had the same pajamas. I love that she thinks it's as cool as I do. She loves her little sister!

Molly is always trying to hold Stella's hand and give
her kisses on the mouth, oh the love!

Labor Day!

Oh what a great day. You know any day is good day when Kris is home. I just miss him when he's at work and would love him to retire now, he assures me that this will not be happening any time soon or in the near future.
He was so nice to let me take a nap, being as I was up with Stella till 3 that morning, he did get up and walk with her from 2:30-3, but you know I just can't sleep knowing that they are up so I just laid there, until I got back out of bed and told Kris I couldn't sleep anyway, no reason for us both to be up. So he went back to bed. He is such an amazing husband willing to do anything to make my life easier, what more could you ask for. So yea back to the nap. He let me take an awesome nap that afternoon and then we met up with Kris's family for lunch, minus his parents that are cruising in Alaska, and his sister Amy and her family that live in Vegas:(. We went to Citrus Grill, so good! Then it was to home depot for some returns and some meandering Molly loved the cart and kept saying "push mommy, push" over and over and over again. She is so funny. Then we went for a drive up the canyon, I think this is more of a Baird thing than Rosander it seems like we were always going for Sunday drives and I know my dad would take drives with his family growing up and it's so funny to hear that my cousins grew up doing it and now do it with their families. Crazy! Anyway we went for a drive and stopped to throw rocks in the "pool" (river) and then came home and Kris did some yard work while Molly played in her little water table (also called "pool") and Stella and I hung out with them. Then it was time to start winding down for the day so we bundled up the kids (it was like 60 degrees) and went for a walk. While we were on our walk my mom called me. She had called earlier that day and said that she had seen a commercial for Deal or No Deal and that the girl on it looked just like one of my good friends for back in my EFY counselor days. We seemed to be inseparable, but then we both got married and kind of drifted after that. The funny thing is I had totally been thinking about her. I knew that she had lived here, but wasn't sure if she was still here or if she had moved out of state. Well I had set the DVR to record Deal or No Deal to see this look a like or my friend. Back to our walk my mom called and was SOOOOOOOOO excited. She was almost yelling, It is Jessica, It's her! So we came home and watched my old friend on Deal or No Deal...Did I mention she won the Million? I have had this happen so many times in my life, when you are thinking of someone and they call or, you run into them somewhere, or get an email, etc. but never have I been thinking about someone and them see them on TV winning a million dollars! Way To Go Jess! I'm glad someone finally won a million and I'm soooo glad that it was you. You deserve it! What a perfect end to a perfect day!

Mark, Molly, Beckham, & Chels
leaving Citrus Grill.

Molly and Stella chilln' in the basket at Home Depot.
Why didn't they have the car baskets when I was little?

Kris and Molly finding rocks to throw in the "pool".

Molly and her pool at home! She loves this table.
Thanks Grandma!

Stella sitting in her car seat,
just enjoying the outdoors.
Way to go Jess! I'm thrilled for you!

I Love The Rain!

K, I know most people think I'm nuts when I tell them I love the rain, but I do! I LOVE the rain. I always have. I love the smell and the sound, the harder the rain the better. I know you always hear the horrible stories of missionaries tracting in the rain, but you know what, that is when tracting was most fun to me. I remember my first real tracting day was July 4 and we got caught in a down poor and when it rains in OH, it rains. It was then that I felt like a true missionary and those are the times I loved the most.
I have tried and tried to get Kris to move out to OR, but he is having none of that, I haven't given up yet. Well Sunday was one of those amazing storms. Kris got the blankets and we took the girls and sat out on the back porch and just watched the rain. It was cold, but I loved it and so did the girls!