Tuesday, April 22, 2014

KIDNAPPING, FLOWERS, EGG HUNTS AND EASTER SKIRTS

My cute girls...
Lately we have been having fun "kidnapping" my friends children for a day.  We love having fun, one on one, with her cute kids.  Friday was Apple Pie's turn.  We made cookies and delivered them to friends.  We watched a movie of his choice.  And we ate DQ blizzards.  Mmmmmm!  When we asked him if he had fun, he said, "It was quiet and peaceful.  Can you kidnap me again on another Friday?"  I guess that means he had a good time!
Key Lime Pie, Apple Pie and Kotten Kandy
enjoying DQ
A week ago I was having a day where I felt a little down.  (Yes, I am human and have days where I feel a bit discouraged.)  My sweet, wonderful husband brought me flowers.  Aren't they gorgeous?  I felt sooooooo loved!
Saturday we celebrated Easter with the Bettenhausens and Dasguptas.  It was TONS of fun.  My daughters had fun hiding eggs and helping the younger ones hunt them.  Then Scott BBQed hot-dogs and hamburgers.  We had a great time!
Sisters!  Sisters!  There were never such devoted sisters!
The Easter Bunny brought these matching shirts.
Looking for eggs...
Kotten Kandy keeping an egg for herself!
Helping Jelly Bean find eggs...
Helping Dad BBQ...
"Look!  Alot!"
Amy likes hunting for eggs as much as the kids!
The "I Found One" dance! - This is one reason I love Amy!
Jelly Bean loved his hot-dog...
Crawling Race
Key Lime Pie
Kotten Kandy
Sunday was Easter.  Kotten Kandy made us matching skirts.  (Thanks, daughter!)  I love matching with my two GORGEOUS daughters.  They are pretty inside and out!  :-)
Easter Sunday
I love celebrating the resurrection of Christ.  I KNOW He lives!  I love the Atonement!  I'm grateful for His sacrifice!  At Church we sang "I Know That My Redeemer Lives."  That song perfectly expresses how I feel about my Savior:

  1. I know that my Redeemer lives.
    What comfort this sweet sentence gives!
    He lives, he lives, who once was dead.
    He lives, my ever-living Head.
    He lives to bless me with his love.
    He lives to plead for me above.
    He lives my hungry soul to feed.
    He lives to bless in time of need.
  2. He lives to grant me rich supply.
    He lives to guide me with his eye.
    He lives to comfort me when faint.
    He lives to hear my soul's complaint.
    He lives to silence all my fears.
    He lives to wipe away my tears.
    He lives to calm my troubled heart.
    He lives all blessings to impart.
  3. He lives, my kind, wise heav'nly Friend.
    He lives and loves me to the end.
    He lives, and while he lives, I'll sing.
    He lives, my Prophet, Priest, and King.
    He lives and grants me daily breath.
    He lives, and I shall conquer death.
    He lives my mansion to prepare.
    He lives to bring me safely there.
  4. He lives! All glory to his name!
    He lives, my Savior, still the same.
    Oh, sweet the joy this sentence gives:
    "I know that my Redeemer lives!"
    He lives! All glory to his name!
    He lives, my Savior, still the same.
    Oh, sweet the joy this sentence gives:
    "I know that my Redeemer lives!"

Friday, April 11, 2014

BEAUTIFUL GIRLS

We had a fun photo shoot today.  These three beautiful girls were fun to photograph!  And I claim all three of them:  Key Lime Pie, Marmalade and Kotten Kandy!  Check it out.
KEY LIME PIE:
KOTTEN KANDY:
MARMALADE:
I LOVE THESE BEAUTIFUL DAUGHTERS OF MINE:

Monday, March 24, 2014

BRACES OFF...

Here is my beautiful girl a year ago:
Here is my beautiful daughter now:
See the difference?
She is soooo excited to get her braces off...  And I am excited for her.
Braces Braces Braces made it so much fun.
First pictures with her favorite Braces employee.
Sombrero was a must....
Dr. Jensen (the one in white) lead the entire staff in singing
"You Got Your Braces Off Today.  Hoorah!  Hoorah!"
to the tune of "The Ants Go Marching."
This picture is blackmail....
Muffin made sure she had an appointment at the
same time to help Key Lime Pie celebrate.
They both got their braces from the same place.
Isn't she absolutely GORGEOUS?!
I promised her Swedish Fish, since that is her favorite,
and she has given it up for a year....
YEAH, FOR BRACES!!!!!  Thanks, Mil and Grandpa Mac!!!  We love this smile!