Words to Live By

If I had my child to raise all over again,
I'd build self-esteem first, and the house later.
I'dfinger paint more, and point the finger less.
I would do less correcting and more connecting.
I'd take my eyes off the watch, and watch with my eyes.
I'd take more hikes and fly more kites.
I'd stop playing serious, and seriously play.
I would run through more fields and gaze at more stars.
I'd do more hugging and less tugging.


Mexico (June 2007)

Jackson in a Nacho Libre mask he bought from a Mexican beach vendor
Adam and the boys flying kites.

Picture Time

In Chinese pajamas from Grandma and Grandpa Greene
Isaac as a blue M&M


Dying Easter eggs and Bennett was doing a Yoda egg from a Star Wars kit.
Chubby boy in an Easter basket... wasn't he the cutest?
This is a telling picture- says it all. Hawaiian outfits from Grandma and Grandpa Hawkins
This is "the cool face" and was made up by Bennett when he was only one year old. He has the funniest personality and you just can see how cool he feels when he does this face. He also has and dance that goes with it and it consists of some cool, fluid dance moves and a lot of snapping!

A bunch of pictures

Isaac 4 months old
Bennett "holding" Isaac... always way too tight and with teeth clenched because he wants to hurt him :)
3 Handsome boys
Isaac rolling over at about 4 months? I already don't really remember but I know it was earlier than the other 2 boys and he got mobile too fast for me.
Jackson wearing his Heely's that he was awesome at and then grew out of them.... darn it.

More Catching Up

Here are a few pictures more recent than the last, but still old. Isaac's first smile.


This is Why I Hadn't Started a Blog...

Now I remember why. I totally think about what I could write about on my blog and nothing happens. Adam went ice fishing with the young men over the weekend and then spoke at an Eagle Scout court of honor (or whatever it's called). The boys and I went to the park Saturday while he was gone. I also got my house really clean. I did some relief society visits Sunday. Today Bennett, Isaac, and I went for a walk in the sun and then to the park. We had hot dogs for dinner and a semi-dysfunctional FHE... (try reading parts of the Proclamation on the Family and explaining what it means to 3 little boys who need to go to bed). Yeah, not much is happening, and I think I might start making stuff up soon.


Old Pictures

Here is a nice review of the year 2007 and maybe a little 2006 also. Cute little boys. They are such good boys for me... most of the time! I need to get the more current pics off my camera so I can post some of what they actually look like now.


So I have finally given in and started a blog. I said I wouldn't start one because I don't do anything longterm except for feed my children. I have written in a journal once a decade and I have taken prenatal vitamins with each baby until the newness of it wore off. I even worked at Little Caesars for 5 days. This is the story of my life. So, I pretty much try not to start things I can't finish so I won't drive everyone crazy. Consider this a warning, or maybe a disclaimer. This may be my only post!