Wednesday, April 25, 2012

6 years old!!!

Guess who turned 6 years old!

Sleepover with Nana and shopping started out the birthday wkd

It's a little blurry. Here is the darling invitation Nana made

 Barbie Mermaid Party
All the mermaids having a great time swimming

Silly girls

Beautiful girl

Grandma came for the party

Daddy made it after a long day of school

Ty lounged here most of the time

Thanks girls for a fabulous time

Our Birthday girl after swimming

gathering around for cupcakes

Can you believe this cake...Thanks Nana and Mindie

Girls with their goodie beach bags

Thank you everyone who came and made Madelyn's party FABULOUS!

Spaghetti Factory

Grandpa and Madelyn share this special day

The balloon man made her this amazing "cake crown"

1...2...3... blow out the candles

Family celebrating Grandpa and Madelyn's birthday

Madelyn had a wonderful birthday weekend celebration

Grandma and her kids
Having lunch at Maddie's school to bring birthday treats
Celebrating my sweet girls birthday at school

Love this girl so much

always bringing a smile to us

full of energy all the time

Birthday dinner she wanted chocolate chip pancakes, eggs, and orange julius
of course all had to be pink!

Happy Birthday sweet girl we love you much

Sunday, April 8, 2012

Easter 2012

“I believe that none of us can conceive the full import of what Christ did for us in Gethsemane, but I am grateful every day of my life for His atoning sacrifice in our behalf. President Thomas S. Monson

Today I gave a lesson in Relief Society on "Immortality of the Soul" and have such a great understanding of the Atonement of Jesus Christ.“
Perhaps one of the greatest blessings I have received by being LDS is a concrete understanding of the purpose of life. We believe that every human being is a child of Heavenly Father. We lived with Him in Heaven before we were born on earth. Our purpose in life is to keep His commandments, so that we can be worthy to return to live with our Father in Heaven. We cannot be worthy without allowing the Atonement of Jesus Christ.
 The purpose of life is to learn, and change and become better, more like Jesus Christ our perfect example. This is our time to be tested and to have families, with whom we can have the opportunity to live with forever. I have learned so much through the trials God has given me, and I've been able to change to become more like the person I've wanted to become much faster through the hard times, than through times when life has been easy. I know that our Heavenly Father loves us and knows what experiences will help us to become the person we want to become. I have come to know much better than i used to, that he wants to help us accomplish our goals and He wants us to be so happy and attain all that he has. He's doing His best to help us to learn and grow and to return to Him again.
Yesterday we lost someone very close to our family Tyler Bailey. He was a hero, fighter, faithful, strong, friend to all, and amazing person . If you knew Ty he always put others first and had such a contagious laugh that would light up a room. He will be missed and thought about everyday, but to know that his beautiful family will be together again is so humbling. It doesn't make the loss any easier but he is in such a special place looking over us all. We feel so honored to keep his name sake with our sweet boy "Tyler." We love you Ty and will never forget you

Happy Easter

We had a wonderful Easter day with a beautiful Church service followed by dinner with my brother and his family.