Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Pretty Trees

I love when my front yard trees bloom.  The don't last for long so I always make sure to go out and take pictures with them at least one time.  The kids were funny for this next picture.  I told the girls to kiss Leon on the cheek.  They both went to do it when Tucker shouted "No don't do it!"  The Penelope hesitated and I told her to do it.  I guess they are getting older so Tucker now things kissing is gross and Penelope is on the fence about it.

I didn't get as many pictures of them but the lilacs are probably my favorite!  They smell so good.  I love that whenever the wind blows and the windows are open I can smell them in my house.  I hope I have lilac trees in my yard wherever I live next.

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

April Video

A second a day in April.

Sunday, May 1, 2016

Watch What I'm Wearing

This glamorous sequin shirt is so dazzling when I saw it on the clearance rack at H&M I knew I had to have it.  Although it practically begs to be worn at a New Year's Eve party I paired with with a bright pink maxi skirt for church.  The look turned out exactly how I envisioned.
Shirt: H&M  Skirt: Made it  Shoes: close out store

This shirt is thicker and a bit heavier than most.  I wasn't sure how the sequins would hold up but they lasted all day with a three-year-old climbing all over me and not a single one fell off or got bent.  It was great.  My hair did stick to them a little bit.  Not a big deal, but I think I'll wear my hair up next time.

Friday, April 29, 2016

Leon's Birthday Video

I made a video with pictures and clips of Leon's life while he was 2.  It's only a month late :)

Thursday, April 28, 2016

Temple Trip

My Grandma Swift passed away a little over a year ago without ever joining the church.  Meaning she was never baptized and I got the chance to do a proxy baptism for her on Saturday.  In our church we believe that we can do proxy baptisms for people who died without being baptized, and then they have the choice up in heaven if they want to accept that for themselves or not.  So I was baptized in the Temple and when they did it they said my Grandmother's name.  

It was a really special day and I was excited to do it.  Her name was Dora and she was one of the people I was named after.  I even wore her ring for the occasion.

This was also my first time using my new suitcase.  The buckles were a little tough to use because they were so old I felt like they were going to pop open and all my stuff would fall out any minute but they held up.

While finishing up I was surprised to run into one of my college roommates.  She was there because her sister was getting married. Seems like a great day for everyone.

I love the temple.  It is such a beautiful peaceful place.  And the fact that we get to be with our families forever is one of the best blessings we can be given.

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Dangerous Bad Guy

Leon was really hyper the other day running around like a crazy little man.  Apparently he is a dangerous bad guy.

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Wildlife Hike

For cub scouts last week we went on a 1 mile wilderness hike.  The boys got to run around and see nature, it was fun.  Many of the activities trying to get the boys to listen is like pulling teeth.  But letting them be outside and explore was more enjoyable for everyone.
We identified a few plants, read about how the salmon swim through here, and even saw where a beaver cut down a tree.  We also saw ducks, birds, bugs, and caterpillars, not to mention dogs.

Being a den leader is probably my least favorite calling that I've had yet, but I'm trying.  So many people have told me how much they love it.  That they boys are so fun and energetic.  I on the other hand do not look forward to or enjoy most of the scout type activities.  I'm just not really interested in making a compost or tying knots.  Plus I feel like these boys need boy leaders.  It isn't like we would have men leading the Faith in God girls groups.  I'll probably get the hand of it right when I get released.