Wednesday, April 28, 2010

I see the light....

at the end of the tunnel. This post is going to be a bit different from my other posts, but I feel that I need to write it. Some of it is a bit personal....maybe shouldn't be posted for everyone to see, but I don't care. I see the light at the end of the tunnel because my husband is 15 credits away from graduating. It seems like a miracle with all of the things that we've gone through, and I feel so grateful to my Father in Heaven for providing this miracle for us. There have been so many times in our almost 6 years of marriage (on Friday!!!) that I have had to sit back and say, "How in the world are we going to do this?" The only possible conclusion that I can come up with is that the Lord has helped us through it all. I don't think this would be possible without Him. Here are a few examples:

When Scott and I were first married, he had a lot of debt from starting an online business. I remember thinking when we were engaged, 'How are we ever going to pay this off?' It stressed me out a lot. Both of us worked full time after we were married and I went to school full time as well. I felt worn out a lot, but I passed all of my classes. Two years later......SURPRISE......I got pregnant with Hannah. We were excited, but I also had the same thoughts. 'How am I going to finish school, pay off our debt, and be a mother (and I desperately wanted to be a stay at home mother). I quit work right before Hannah was born. It scared me to do so, but I knew that that was what I wanted most. After she came into the world, I was able to finish school a year later with ease and then a little after that, we paid off ALL of our debt. I felt so blessed and knew that it was almost impossible for us to get through these things, but we did it. So finally, I was done with school and Scott finally got into BYU, so now it was his turn to focus on school. Then we felt it was time to have another baby's twins. Oh my gosh! 'How are we going to take care of twins, especially while my husband is still in school?' Things just seemed to work out for us, and I feel like it was almost better having my husband in school because he was able to be home with me more than he would with an 8am-5pm job. I was worried about our living arrangements too, but we found a 3 bedroom apartment that fit our price range and moved into it 3 days before Bailey and Brynn came into the world. The girls have been in this world 9 months today, and things have worked out nicely. We've been able to take care of them and give them a good home, despite the fact that there are days I want to pull out all my hair and feel like I'm going insane. We were blessed with these three beautiful children and I feel so lucky to have them in my life. I also feel so lucky to have my husband. He worked so hard this semester, staying up all hours of the night to do well and even got himself really sick with stress during finals because he wanted to do well. I am so happy that he is a semester and a half away from finally graduating. We've both been going to college off and on for almost 9 years now, and we've lived here for 6 of those years. I'm more than ready to move on with my life to bigger and better things (and I know Scott is ready too)! Like I said, though, all of this would not have been possible without our Father in Heaven constantly answering our prayers. Now...onto finding a good job and a great place to live!!!

P.S. In honor of the girls' nine month birthday, here are a couple of pictures.

Bailey's hair after a nap....

Brynn's hair after a nap....

Also, Brynn is finally sitting up! It makes things a lot easier. I don't think either one will be crawling for awhile, though. I'm going to have to develop a third eye in the back of my head when that happens, so I'm okay with it for now. Bailey also got her first two teeth this week. They're already growing up faster than I'd like them to.

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Spring Pictures, Part II

I took some pictures of the girls today in their Easter dresses. It's hard enough getting a good picture of one baby. Getting a good picture of two babies is like pulling teeth! Thank heavens I'm not a professional photographer. I don't know how they do it. This little girl was making these little scowls for most of my pictures...

And she was putting everything in her mouth that she could get her hands on. She's always been a good eater.

And because this little girl still refuses to sit up, I couldn't really get any good shots of her without Scott holding her.

If they weren't so cute, I'd spank them too. Just kidding.

Monday, April 12, 2010


Alright, this is a little late, but here are a few pictures of our Easter festivities. First we had an Easter preschool at my house. I've gotten together with 6 other ladies and their kids to do preschool every Thursdays. I've only had to do it twice at my house and both times it's been pretty fun. This past time we had bunny masks and played "Bunny Bunny Rabbit" (Duck Duck Goose, but they had to hop like bunnies instead of run).

Scott thinks the mask is kind of freaky looking. After looking at this picture, I think I agree. I may have nightmares tonight.

We also had them make stained glass eggs (out of tissue paper and clear eggs).

The one on the right was the model egg. The one of the left was Hannah's egg.

We also had an Easter egg hunt. Each child had their own color of eggs, so they all got 3.

The Saturday before Easter, we colored some eggs with friends...

and then we headed over to my sister's house for an Easter egg hunt.

Bailey and me with the video camera below....

and sweet little Brynn.

Hannah picking up her eggs.

I didn't get any pictures on Easter day, but we did spend the night at my sister's house and had some yummy goodies and a yummy dinner to go along with it.

I tried to take pictures of Hannah in her Easter dress yesterday, but it just wasn't happening. She was being a humongous stink! This child has been challenging my patience lately. Quick, I better say two things nice about her before I say something bad......She's a wonderful big sister and absolutely LOVES her little sisters and she's really funny. Whew, okay. I've just had SO much trouble with her being obedient lately and I feel like I've tried EVERYTHING. I guess sometimes I forget that she's only 3.
These are the only two semi good ones I got.

And then she ran away from me for like a block. And she got a spank. I promised I wouldn't ever spank my children before I had them, but I've broken that promise. Boo.

Yup definitely a stinker, but an adorable one.

I didn't attempt to get the girls in their dresses after my little fiasco with Hannah, but here's a picture of them in some dresses that my mom made. Adorable!! Maybe next week I'll take some of them in their Easter dresses.