SMILE because...

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

Monday, May 23, 2011


All I'm going to say is:

1) it's about time! AND 2) I am SUCH a proud mommy!

A delicious victory and important milestone!

Monday, May 9, 2011

A Weekend Away, Now Back to Reality

But first, an extreme overload of pictures:


Happy Easter!

So glad these two get along so well.

Joseph likes to play in the sink and do his own hair. Actually, he's been trying to do a lot of things all by himself lately. Socks and shoes, clothes, etc.

A family picture from Melinda's wedding this last weekend. My kids look so excited about this picture.

Lots of pictures of my kids, 'cause I just can't get enough of them.

The beautiful bride and groom, Melinda and Jeff Smith!

We got to see Jess for the first time since she's been home from her mission. LOVE HER! Can't wait to see her again.

Now. For those of you who are still here, a quick update:
School is going fine. Work is too. Jopes has asked to only work 4 days a week so he can have a day for homework. We never see him for more than 40 minutes in a day. And in that time, he's usually snarfing down some food and getting dressed to leave again. But we are proud of him and all his hard work. We love him. A couple times now, we've taken dinner down to eat with him at work. It's about the only way we get to have a meal with him. Still, we feel very blessed in so many ways. We know Heavenly Father is watching out for our little family. Joseph is growing up so much! He still loves puzzles, electronics, drawing, and movies. He talks in sentences a lot, and is such a smart little guy. And a cute one, too! We love him lots. Everlit is getting so big! She's 9 months old now, which I can't believe. She's beautiful. And strong. And smart! She knows exactly what she wants and she'll tell you all about it! She has no interest in crawling, but at the same time wants to be mobile like her big brother. She's a funny girl, and we can't get enough of her.