I stole this from Jason’s Aunt’s Facebook page.
I love it – so like our lives!
This is our digital scrapbook for the year. Hey - it's faster than using scissors and pretty papers - and it actually gets done.
Flu hit Becca, Sammi and I this week. Becca missed four days of school. Unheard of! Sammi went to a special Beehive activity where they made caramel apples and carved pumpkins. It’s a fun time of year!
Going for a walk, Making birthday party invitations
Bubbles! Pumpkin pies – from pumpkins (not a can)
FHE – Carving pumpkins!
Beautiful Joy and a beautiful ladybug in our garden!
Sammi is supposed to exercise daily, which is something she does not enjoy doing. So she decided to spice things and pretend she was doing quidditch. Funny girl! Kathie and Elizabeth stopped by. Bella absolutely LOVED having them here! You’ll have to come back Kath!
Sammi has drawing lessons with Miss Chloe on Wednesdays. They are currently working on perfecting her owls. Lizzy went to Activity Days this week. She brought home a special cup cake for Jessi since her birthday is coming up.
This is what fifty pounds of chocolate chips looks like! Too bad you can’t smell them – ahhh!! I gave a handful to our PT (who had never seen fifty pounds of chocolate chips in one place before). She just kept talking about how good they are. Yeah! We made a batch of cookies, and they are yummy!
Sammi, Becca, and I bagged up all 50 pounds. Becca wouldn’t smile at the camera!
Sister Hecker’s Annual Halloween Carnival – we took Bella!
Jason wanted to make sure we got a picture for his Dad of the golfing! Texas size!
My cute little girls….and Lizzy lost a tooth! She came home with a loose tooth and she was so afraid that I was going to pull it, she did it herself!
Homework time…… Therapy time.
Swinging with Daddy Bubba reading to the girls
Book Fair buys Sammi’s OT says she needs to exercise. This isn’t something that Sammi enjoys, so she was walking on the trampoline. I thought Joy had a great idea. Since we are walking, we should bring along baby.
Jessi learned some Hawaiian hulas and songs at Activity Days. Here she is sharing them with Joy. If Bella’s wheezing keeps her inside, she can still swing in her Johnny Jump UP.
The magic of the ipad. Soccer game
Love pictures with Bella in them! Joy pretending to put the vent on herself.
Time for Violin lessons:
Jessi had a friend come over
That evening we went to the Ward Fall Festival (Jason and Bella stayed home). I committed the grossest sin - I left both cameras at home. (Hanging my head in shame) I always keep at least the little one in my purse, but no. Nothing. I have a couple of phone pictures, but that’s it.
My cute girls So much candy – it was ridiculous!
Fitness Club and 5th Grade Choir started this week
My other job in life is as Becca’s (and her friends) personal chauffeur. She volunteers four days a week. The High School gets out at 2:30, and the 5th Grade Strings program starts around 3. Sometimes Becca and her friends have to run to get there in time, but she loves it! This is a picture of four different instruments in my van. I am also a cargo hauler. When the kids leave home, my career options are limitless!
Poor Joy – she gets hauled everywhere. This is how I found her when we got home one afternoon. She is belted, believe it or not. She has just manipulated those belts till she could curl up in a ball and go to sleep. Crazy Becca!
My life can be hard sometimes. Very lonely, in fact. There really isn’t anyone that understands the world that Bella has brought us to. No one to talk to about the ups and downs. But you know I have a couple of thoughts about this. One, it’s about perspective. When I think through the lens of eternity, things are easier. When I focus on myself and have a pity party, life is harder. Second, it’s all about progression. All of us, everyone, has a plan on this Earth. Each of us is to progress, to grow, to become better. All of us have trials and opportunities to grow. We really are extremely blessed as a family. I feel so grateful for six girls, a kind husband, and a home to live in. And prayer. I am so grateful for prayer – I have my Heavenly Father to talk to. He always understands.