SMILE because...

Your day goes the way the corners of your mouth turn.

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

I Am Blessed

On our wedding day, Joseph gave me a bracelet that has the words "I AM BLESSED" inscribed on it. I wear it always. The words are so perfect, because I really do feel blessed each and every day. At my doctor appointment yesterday, we were told to come back in 2 weeks! I got all excited because I know that means I'm getting closer to the baby's coming. I am so grateful that Joseph and I have the opportunity to be parents and that everything has gone well with me and the baby so far. I am grateful that Joseph and I have this semester off from school. It has been wonderful not to have classes to attend and prepare for each day. I am grateful that Joseph and I have been called to be sunday school teachers together. It is so fun to prepare the lessons with him! I learn so much about teaching from Joseph. He's so good at it! I'm glad he has chosen to go into teaching. I'm sure he'll be able to touch so many others because of his example and passion for good things. I am grateful that I have two piano students! I get a little nervous because it's been so long since I taught back home and my students now are two teenage girls, but my first lessons last week went just fine, so I'll be okay. I'm grateful for my wonderful, loving, and understanding husband. He's always so good to me, and we have so much fun together. I feel especially blessed to be married to him each day. It's cheesy but true that you can fall more in love with a person every day. It's especially easy to do so when you're married to someone as wonderful as Joseph. There are so many reasons that I am blessed, and I am grateful to my Heavenly Father for each one of them.

Monday, January 12, 2009

For Mama

My mom wanted all her kids to go home and participate in a musical number this weekend, but I wasn't able to make it. So, here's a little something we did to make it up to my mom and to thank her for all that she does.
We Love You, Mama!!

Keep in mind that it was around midnight when we recorded this, and we are not professionals!

Wednesday, January 7, 2009


Well, it's been a while since we last gave Joseph a hair cut. We finally got around to it tonight, and boy was it scary! Here are some pictures to give you an idea of just how long it was.

Me & My Girls

I had Jopes take pictures of me with some of my nieces when we were in Boise for little Tate's baby blessing. I love my girls. Here are some of them, plus a cute video of the girls playing ring-around-the-rosie. Enjoy!

Thursday, January 1, 2009

First Post of 2009

2008 was a great year,
and now we're looking forward to 2009.
Some of the things we look
forward to in 2009 are:
Our first Valentine's Day together!
Our due date! March 17th!
Blessing our baby!
No school until summer!
We're so grateful for the wonderful lives we've been blessed with; the people we know and love; the experiences we've had and those we have yet to enjoy.
We know our Heavenly Father loves us
and is ever so aware of us.
He has blessed us in more ways than we can count.