Dec 8, 2012

Hi guys! It's Emma! I got braces! they are red & green, and they HURT! That's all! Merry Christmas to all,
and to all a good night!

Nov 18, 2012

My craft bottle!

Hey, what's up?! I have made some crafts lately, and I didn't have anywhere to put them, so I made this fun, easy, and quick craft! You need: a 2 litter bottle, colored paper, colored permanent markers, tape and stickers or whatever stick-on design. Take the bottle and cut of the top so you can put things in it, next, tape the colored paper around the bottle, last add some fun to it draw, and put the stick on design to it!


Hi It's Emma! Sorry we haven't blogged in a long time. I haven't thought of it, plus I am always busy! That

keeps my mom busy too! Okay, this is what's been happening since I last blogged: I turned nine,I am in 4th grade, I got braces on and off (phase one, only on 4 teeth), we went on another cruise, but this time a Disney one. I do: 
tumbling, gymnastics, softball, soccer , basketball and piano now. My favorite color is pink. Now to Pete. Peter is 5 and  is in preschool..He is in love with Ninjago, he has been in love with Blue's Clues, but he isn't anymore.His favorite colors are Purple, Orange and BYU Blue. Now on to Jacob. He does fencing, and piano. He is 11 and now is in 5th grade. His favorite color is platinum. He has braces too. I am getting a full
mouth on November 27, 2012. Well, looks like that's all! I'll post pictures later. I'll also do a review of Mom AKA Kris and Dad AKA Nate. 
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Aug 6, 2011

The Go-cart!

Hi everyone! It's Emma! We just got a new go-cart! It's soooooooooooooooo Fun! I lllllllllllooooooooovvvvvvvvvvveeeeeeeeeee it! bye!

Jun 3, 2011

Pete and the World Of Color

Hey! It's Emma here! Pete just came running out from his nap and said "Hi mommy. I want to go back to Disneyland and see the World Of Color again."

Jun 24, 2010

Scotland Part 1 (Maybe the one and only part, we’ll see)

I’m sure everyone is on pins and needles waiting for pictures and stories from my trip to Scotland. It was a 10 day trip, so I will mainly hit on the highlights.  I take that back, I am going to begin with the worst part of the trip…the flight.  We flew from Salt Lake to Paris, then Paris to Edinburgh.  I couldn’t sleep on the flight, then the layover in Paris was pretty terrible.  Nate didn’t have “papers” for his insulin pump and no one in security at the airport (in Paris) seemed to know what to do.  It took us 45 min, but we finally were cleared to fly. We had a couple more hours, then we flew to Edinburgh.  By the time we got there it was late afternoon, so we got our car and set out to find the place we were staying.  In this whole process we lost 7 hours and I didn’t sleep on the plane, so basically I was exhausted. 


The following day was Saturday and one of the highlights of the trip to Scotland.  We wandered the streets of Edinburgh for part of the day and we saw much of the city.  Toward the end of the day we wandered into the National Gallery of Scotland. We looked at the exhibit they had on dance and explored the main floor, but it was close to the 5 o’clock closing, so we didn’t venture upstairs.  As we were leaving I picked up a brochure.  I opened it and couldn’t believe my eyes.  It said that my absolute favorite painting was on display upstairs. We immediately turned around and headed back upstairs so I could see it.  It is a painting by John Singer-Sargent named “Lady Agnew of Lochnaw.”  In fact, back in the day when I actually considered studying art in college (ha!) I used that painting as one where I imitated an artist’s style.  I couldn’t believe I was actually standing in front of the painting.  It was incredible.


I could just start rambling and tell you all the reasons this painting is fantabulous, but I won’t because you’d be bored. Instead you can look at it and if you don’t appreciate it, well, I am afraid you are beyond help. 

Wow, I am super duper long winded.  I guess I can stop for today.  So…..To Be Continued.


May 20, 2010

Oh Baby!

Why do babies have to grow up so fast?  Pete turned 3 over the weekend.  To celebrate he went camping with Nate and Jake at the Fathers and Sons campout.  It was his first time camping, and he had a ball. Then on Saturday we had a little family get-together with pizza and cake and ice cream. 

Pete is such a fun kid. I have the luxury of spending my days with him and I love it. We get to play every day.  I won’t lie, he makes it hard for me to get any real work done around the house. That is okay though, because he is growing up too quickly.

Here are some pictures of Pete from when he was born until he was a couple months old. I know that to most people my little 2 1/2 lb baby may look a little alien-ish or whatever, but I think he was adorable and perfect.

These pictures are from his first year. First Halloween, first Christmas, the Bumbo which was a big part of our life.

He is always entertaining us with his goofy ideas. I’m sure it helps that he has all of us as a very willing audience.

This is one of my favorite pictures of him. I love his eyes and his cute chubby cheeks.

Like I said before, we spend our days together and as you can see he is oh so very helpful with the tasks such as dishes. Most of the time I love it, except when I am in a hurry :)

This picture totally captures my happy, sweet Pete.

There have been several chances recently for me to think about the blessing of being a mom. I remember pretty much the whole time I was growing up my mom had a stitchery hanging in our house. I didn’t comprehend the significance of the words then but, over the last few years I have thought back over those words several times.  It was part of a poem called “Babies Don’t Keep” by Ruth Hulburt Hamilton.  The last stanza says “The cleaning and scrubbing can wait ‘till tomorrow, But children grow up as I’ve learned to my sorrow. So quiet down cobwebs; Dust go to sleep! I’m rocking my baby and babies don’t keep.”

There have been so many times over the last 3 years I’ve wished I could make time stand still. But my babies keep growing in spite of my yearning for them to stop. How do you ever capture enough moments?

I am so grateful for the opportunity I have to be a Mom. It is one of the hardest jobs, but nothing could make me happier. 

Happy Birthday Pete!  I love you!