Tuesday, May 25, 2010

True Beauty

I recently read an amazing talk that I would suggest everyone take 3 minutes and read it! Here is a quote from it...

"I came across this one-line sermon in an old magazine article. I thought it was profound. If happiness is the most attractive accessory a young woman can have, then a smile would have to be the most charming cosmetic. Make-up, if applied tastefully and in moderation, can enhance appearance. But no amount of eye shadow, lipstick, or mascara could possibly compete with the natural attractiveness of a genuine smile. It brightens the room. It cheers others. It communicates friendship, love, and optimism so much more than any cosmetic ever could. It puts people at ease and is welcoming. Truly in the world of glamour, there is no close second to a genuine smile."

Here is a link to the article...
LDS.org - New Era Article - True Beauty

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

15 months!

Lately, Emree's favorite thing is "OUTSIDE"! She gets so excited at the littlest mention of it. I think a big part of it is because she plays outside while her Dad works in the yard and he pretty much lets her do whatever she wants!

Here is Tyler with some of the plants he planted. He likes to work in the yard, Thank goodness! because the rest of us do not.

Here is Emree playing in the water...

and digging like her Daddy. She doesn't notice she doesn't have a shovel.

Now they also like to admire their work!

The rest of the pictures are of Emree on Sunday. She is very small and hasn't grown much since we have been in Washington, but she is starting to look and act so much older. She is a ball of energy and a little stinker, but I can promise you that she makes us laugh every single day! Here is Emree getting in the cupboard.

We have had a little cold lately...

Sometimes it is hard being a baby!

Pretty soon we will stop keeping track of the months! (As soon as she gets in nursery for good).

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Let's Go Fly a Kite!

There is only one good thing about a cold windy day...kite flying. Now before you see the pictures let me start by saying that I was not present on this occasion. I did not dress my child nor did I take part in the adventure.

Am I having fun yet?

My lovely warm outfit. I believe I have a dress on over my pants! Fashion NO NO.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Cookies anyone?

Grandma made chocolate chip cookies yesterday and let Emree have a beater! Let's just say she was pretty happy. The littlest things make kids as excited as can be. I need to be more like that. So, if you need a smile today... make cookies and lick the beater!

The boys have been doing a lot of yard work and are in the process of making the huge yard fabulous. More to come later...