Tuesday, May 29, 2012


This talk is so good and I also love this video.  There are times when our problems or mistakes seem so huge - like that big ugly volcano monster.  It looks like he's going to win and that our efforts aren't enough - but thats not true.  Because of the Atonement, the wreckage of our mistakes and our trials is the most fertile ground for seeds of faith, love and hope.  
 The power that we can gain from Christ's atonement is so real. Its as real as learning not to judge others when we used to do it all the time, its real enough to help us overcome our fears. Its real enough to help stop cycles of sin. Powerful. I'm so grateful that I know Christ lives!

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Outside Fun

 We've been having so much fun at parks lately.  

 Suzy sometimes sleeps with her head straight in the mattress (which I go in and move).

And Lily is sitting in one of her plastic drawers with all the clothes dumped out.  My Mom taught me to make fun for kids with things around your house.  Lily loved it and didn't even know that it wasn't a kiddie pool.  

Friday, May 4, 2012

For all you Lily + Suzy fans out there....

Suzy's Blessing Day

 Lily fell down but luckily, she has a Daddy who knows how to make it all better.

Thanks to Anna for letting us use her house, to all the people who brought food and to Julie for these great pictures.  
Jon was really sick of taking pictures.

 Naomi and Suzy

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Cute Girlies

Below is mine and Jon's first chocolate souffle...we put the rest of the batter into a pie pan and baked that for the same amount of time...that actually turned out pretty good.  

April 1st - Snow Day.  When I was little, my Mom always let us stay home from school on the first snow of the year.  We'd make pancakes and have hot chocolate.  I LOVED it, and I can almost still feel that excitement of waking up and having a couple inches of snow on the ground - knowing I'd get to play in it all day.  So, I took Lily outside and we made pancakes and hot chocolate.  I even listened to Christmas Music.   I know, I know... you're jealous.  May 1st - Playing in the water from the fire hydrant.