Monday, November 18, 2013

An Update ...

To say it's been a busy Fall would be an understatement. We have so much fun just trying to keep up with life and these two busy boys! (Warning ... picture overload!)

We have very exciting family news ... Grandma and Grandpa Terry are missionaries now! They are serving the Nauvoo Temple Mission. They started officially today, but a few weeks ago we went down to St. George to celebrate as a family. It was so fun to see everyone - the boys were in heaven with their cousins. The kids all sang I Love to See the Temple in sacrament meeting. These are pics of our trip!  
You should have heard it ... it was adorable!

I was really proud of Landon. It was his first time singing in front of people and he sang his little heart out. Then the big kids got up and sang by themselves, and it was amazing! My boys are lucky to have such great cousins (the first cousin missionary leaves this January!!).
Grandma and Grandpa right before they drove to Nauvoo!
Halloween was SO much fun this year. I really wanted them to be Sully and Mike from Monsters, Inc. I knew they would be SO CUTE! And they did not disappoint. I love these two monsters so much!!
Cutest Joy School kids ever! It was so fun to go to Landon's party!
My little monsters!!
Liam is 10 months old and still not "officially" crawling (which, for the record, I think is fantastic!). He can get around ... he's a talented roller and scoocher. Just last night he got up on all fours and moved backwards :)! He's clapping, signing "more" and chattering away as if he is having a full conversation. And boy ... he loves his big kid food!
So. Cute.
Apparently he needed his blankie and two bears... we're in trouble!
Landon has started trying to teach him things - like how to play cars! It's pretty cute to watch. Liam has definitely already caught on when it comes to wrestling and how to antagonize your brother. It kills me to see how much they love each other! I foresee a LOT of wrestling in our future.

Landon teaching Liam how to play cars and planes.
He's a very captive student!
First "real" drawing ... of a shark!

We are in a dinosaur phase :)
This last weekend we made our way to the Traverse Mountain Tree lighting. It was a lot of fun!  Watching the boys look at the Christmas tree sparkle and see the fireworks is exactly what I needed to put me right in the holiday spirit. Children truly embody the magic of Christmas!

Friday, November 8, 2013

Back to Blogging!

Once upon a time I started this blog. Before I joined the world of motherhood, Facebook, Instagram or Pinterest (you know, back in the day). And I loved it. It was my own little forum to discuss life. Without knowing if anyone else read it or cared what I said. I did. And that's what mattered.

First it was "Just the Two of Us," and I talked about things like vacation (oh Ireland, I miss you!), then it we added a third, and you were all blessed with seeing lots (and lots and lots) of pictures of our very adored first child. Then (craziness here!) we became four. 

And that's when I seemed to fall off the face of the earth. Not all at once, mind you, but slowly. There have been far less pictures of Liam (even though I said it wouldn't happen), and less about his sweet, adorable self.  Life just sped up and I stopped writing.

And sometimes I mourn this occurrence. Less pictures, less stories and less of a record of this little family of mine. Which, is the whole reason I started it to begin with. So I'm here to say I'm going to be more committed to it (and I figure if I state it where the world can read it I will be committed - even though that theory has never worked for me with exercise, but I digress). 

So my announcement today is ... I'm back to blogging. (Are you excited?!)

Stay tuned.