did you know?

- it's been 25 degrees out  HOT lately! We LOVE it! Trey is totally in his zone cruising around in the stroller and hanging out at the park!

-I finally cut my hair! It's the shortest it's ever been, and I am all smiles (vs. tears) about it! AND think of all the money we'll save on shampoo, now that I have "lost" about 13 inches!!!! Jessica at Paramount hair salon is my hair's new best friend!

-I listen to this soundtrack almost all. day. long...we're going in July and I AM SO EXCITED!

-a certain little someone is Reeeeeeally trying to crawl! He is pro at the "all fours, rock" and is a speedster in reverse...
-this is the last week Brock has to play the role of teacher and student...YAY! Who'da thought teaching a few times a week would make life that much CrAzIeR?!

-http://www.cookingwithphilly.ca/ is my new go-to for easy supper! ALL that cream cheese may not be "figure flattering" or agree with my husbands intolerance of lactose...but they are YUMMY!

-they still play re-runs of "Mister Rogers' Neighborhood"- I love this show! And he teaches some pretty profound things {"If you could only sense how important you are to the lives of those you meet; how important you can be to the people you may never even dream of. There is something of yourself that you leave at every meeting with another person."}

-a handful of grapes can lead to an afternoon of laughs!

-Trey loves to play with balls! He is OBSESSED with our excersise ball {that is 5x bigger then him} so we thought we would be good parents and get him some that he could actually play with...he didn't seem to notice  

- It's OPRAH'S last show EVER today...and now I'm going to go watch it.


inspired by "awesome"

If you're like me you could spend h.o.u.r.s. in a bookstore. I have a little inner battle everythime I pass one...I innocently think "I'll just browse"
then reality says "there is NO WAY you won't spend money!"
"I can do it..."
"no you can't!"
...and so it continues...
Well a little while ago Trey and I were out on a walk and I ignored all the voices and boldly walked right through the door, I thought I had the best plan...read books to Trey in the cute little kids corner and not even look at the "grown up" books. He loved it and it lasted a good 20 mins...then I saw a sale table...oh boy...
I ended up only buying 2 books, and I am so glad I did, I LOVE them both!
The first one is called "Heaven is for Real" by Pastor Todd Burpo

- in a nutshell, it's about an experience with his 3 year old son who had emergency appendectomy and had a very interesting experience with Heaven...it will make you cry, but I would defineitly suggest it!
The second one is called "The book of (even more) AWESOME!"

I don't know if I am the only one under the sun who hadn't heard of 1000awesomethings.com but it truly is AWESOME! I absolutely love things like this! It just makes me so much more aware of all of the amazing blessing surrounding me each day!
For instance, lately I have thought that...
*2 weeks off of school with my husband all to myself (before yesterday when he started classes, teaching and MCAT studying) was AWESOME!
*putting Trey to bed means just that, putting him in his bed- AWESOME!
*Spring!..the sun, the smell, the longer days! AWESOME!
*watching Trey try to crawl and talk- AWESOME!
*putting dinner in the crockpot at 8am and not thinking about it until 5pm- AWESOME!
*finishing washing and folding all the laundry and having no dirty clothes in the house, now that is AWESOME!
I hope you all have an AWESOME day!



is the number of days I have been a mother.
I don't know if that seems like a lot or a little.
I just went to check on my baby boy, and there he was fast asleep holding his blanket against his cheek- he is so sweet.
I feel like saying "he is such a good boy" is an understatement. I don't mean to brag, just try to convey how wonderful it is to have this little man in our lives.
He is so special to us, and even though he can't talk to us yet I feel like he understands how much we love him and he seems to know when I need a hug or a cuddle.
Almost every night when he goes to sleep I end up looking at pictures from the day he was born. I remember that night so well, sitting there just watching him sleep- he didn't make a peep and the nurses kept getting mad at me because I kept getting up and holding him and they wanted me to sleep- but I couldn't! I was mesmerized by this little person that had just arrived and completely and utterly in love with everything about him- he was perfect- and he was mine.
As he has gotten bigger I am amazed at how much personality he already has, and sometimes I get scared that I won't be able to teach him all that I so desperately want him to know and feel. I am SO grateful to have the help of our parents and especially my own Mother and most importantly my Heavenly Father's help.
there are so many talks from our church leaders about motherhood ( I often ready them when feeling the feelings stated above...) they are so inspiring whether you are a mother or a father or neither! 
{This One} is one of my favorites

"When we understand the magnitude of motherhood, it becomes clear why prophets have been so protective of woman’s most sacred role. While we tend to equate motherhood solely with maternity, in the Lord’s language, the word mother has layers of meaning. Of all the words they could have chosen to define her role and her essence, both God the Father and Adam called Eve “the mother of all living” —and they did so before she ever bore a child. Like Eve, our motherhood began before we were born. Just as worthy men were foreordained to hold the priesthood in mortality, righteous women were endowed premortally with the privilege of motherhood.  Motherhood is more than bearing children, though it is certainly that. It is the essence of who we are as women. It defines our very identity, our divine stature and nature, and the unique traits our Father gave us."

Here's a few recent pictures of the boy who calls me (well I guess one day will call me) mother :)

Happy (belated) Mother's Day!