Thursday, January 17, 2008


Here are some pictures I never thought I'd post: The boys playing in the snow at our house in Atlanta. It was the craziest thing. We'd just dropped some cookies by a friends house when small, microscopic flakes began to fall. It threw the car in reverse and booked it back to our friend's house. As I was ringing her doorbell, my cell phone started ringing as she called to tell me it was snowing. We proceeded to jump, laugh and yell as the tiniest flakes fell to the ground. Our kids just looked at us like we were crazy.

When we got home I bundled up the boys and drug them out into the flurries. Gray loved it. Matts was shivering and had a "you've got to be kidding me" look on his face the entire time. Soon it turned into a full on storm! We got about 2 inches total, so all the schools are closed!



This is Great!

A very late Merry Christmas from our house to yours :)

Sunday, January 13, 2008


I know, I know, I'm horribly behind on blogging and I'm still waiting on pictures from Christmas to post (my brother is sending out a complete CD). But, in my defense we saw many dear and not usually near ones while we were in Utah over Christmas. Tonight we've been home one week and I'm filled with mixed emotions. On one hand I miss our families and friends terribly and am thrilled to be returning in just over a month. On the other hand, I am happy to be home. Yes, Atlanta has finally edged out Utah as "home". I love our neighbors, friends and little life we have here. I've been doing President Eyring's challenge to see the hand of the Lord in our lives and it is truly amazing. Most days I feel silly recording the "evidences". But silly or not, these are the things that matter and shape our life.

Case in point. We have a great ward, but it's stretched pretty thin. So, you can imagine my anxiety over Mattson and 17 other 3 year olds starting primary. Especially since Matts is our "spirited" child. I came back to find they had called the most amazing lady as a sunbeam teacher and Matts was in her class. Not only is Elizabeth incredibly on top of things, she also has a spirited little guy and loves/understands Matts very well. She even beat me to the punch and called me today after church to let me know that Matts had done just fine. I won't bore you with the rest of our blessings, but let me just say I'm incredibly grateful for our crazy life and a Heavenly Father who knows me, my husband, my boys and watches out for us all.