Monday, April 19, 2010

Photo Day

I wanted to get a good picture of Allie, Tucker and Chloe ...3 kids in dippers. But it was a lot harder than I ever expected. Chloe has a big bite mark on her leg from Tucker. But then I just keep taking pictures of all my kids and I got a few good ones and lots of crazy ones. And my kids ate lots of Starburst candy as bribes!

Lindi Jonna

Tucker Leonard

Treyton Lorin

Chloe Beverly

Allie Jane

Saturday, April 3, 2010

Happy Easter!
I just want to express how grateful I am for the knowledge I have of a Savior who died for me. And not just for me but for my kids and Lorin. I guess when I became a mom the atonement started to mean so much more to me.; for the times I felt helpless as a mom and unable to help my kids as they were in pain, sick or sad. I don't know how our Heavenly Father watches over us and sees all the mistakes we make. And I don't know how He was able to watch his only son who was perfect, without a mistake, suffer, bleed and die- for each of us. I know Christ rose again! I know we can return and live with our Heavenly Father again because of that sacrifice.
Today as I watched conference I was reminded of what really matters in life. So many of the talks were to parents...mothers! I felt so inadequate and overwhelmed with the load I carry of five little kids. Most days I feel good just to take care of their physical needs, let alone to build their testimonies and establish a foundation in which they have to face such a wicked world. But then I felt strength from the talks which reminded me to build my faith. God truly is our strength and we won't be able to do it if we don't lean on the Lord.
He Lives I know with all my heart.