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6 And I was led by the Spirit, not knowingbeforehand the things which I should do.

7 Nevertheless I went forth...

1st Nephi Chapter 4:6-7

"Make sure they remember joy yesterday, experience joy today, and anticipate joy tomorrow."


Motherhood Mission Statement

To provide a loving environment that is centered around God and His commandments while effectively teaching my children to love, honor, and respect all Men no matter the race, creed, or background.

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Thursday, October 30, 2014

Caught sleeping

I check on the boys every night before I head off to dreamland. Most of the time they are sleeping soundly, undisturbed in their little beds. A few nights ago, after a long rehearsal, I walked in to see Edward in this interesting pose. 

He looks deep in thought or maybe he had an itch and feel asleep half way through. Either way, this boy is adorable. 

A few weeks back, I talked to Nolens occupational therapist about Edward. She said he could use some therapy. After a quick evaluation, we found that Edward, indeed, needs a lot of OT to catch up with his peers. For starters, he has poor motor planning and very little fine motor skills. He also has Auditory Processing Disorder.  As a mother, this comes as a bit of a blow. I should know how to handle this kind of news now; however, it never is easy to hear that your child has something wrong. So now I begin another journey with my "normal" child. Ha! What is normal anyway?


Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Life with Oliver

We love our puppy! He is very well behaved for a 3 month old puppy. He listens and obeys most of the time. The boys love playing with him and taking him on walks. I am so glad we got Oliver. 






Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Pre-school 2014-2015


Nolen sure is adorable.  I love this little guy!
(Maybe I should become a school portrait photography)

Thursday, October 16, 2014

McCalls Pumpkin Patch 2014

We head to McCall's Pumpkin Patch every year.  It is so beautiful on the other side of the mountain.  I pretend like it is a mini Disney Land without the crowds and long lines.  We celebrate my Mother's birthday there each year.  This year we brought my parents foster son, Ryan, along for the trip.  We usually go the Balloon Glow after the pumpkin patch; however, we were all exhausted from missing sleep the night before.  We had such a wonderful time and I am starting to sort of get the hang of my new camera. 
























Thursday, October 9, 2014

Balloon Fiesta 2014

We started a new tradition last year. We go out early in the morning during Balloon Fiesta week and chase the balloons down the open space path off Alameda.  It is so beautiful.  Hard to believe it is in Albuquerque.  This is a stunning time of year in New Mexico.  I encourage all my friends to come out for fall and especially Balloon Fiesta!

















































 
(Also, I learned my lens from 8 years ago does not fit my new camera.)