Friday, March 22

Eldon's Blessing

Eldon was blessed on March 3, 2013.

Justin blessed him and he did a great job.
I am so grateful for Justin, I really love him.  Do I say that enough?  I don't think I do.
I am also grateful for my babies.  I think they are awesome.  I love all their quirks and oddities.  I love all their normal moments too but quirks are what make kids awesome.  And my kids are awesome.

I am grateful for my family.  For the sacrifices they make for me.  Like travelling all the way to Medicine Hat for Eldon's blessing, or for allowing 22 people to stay at their house so everyone has a place to stay, or for renting a hotel room because they love us, or, the greatest sacrifice of all, letting us live with them.
I have an awesome family.  And I feel truly blessed.
I am grateful for good friends (who feel like family).  Good friends who support us continually and have no problem driving 3 hours early in the morning and then leaving the same day.  Good friends who are always there for us when we need them.  Good friends who make me happy.

Eldon's blessing went great, we had crepes after in celebration of Candlemas.  They were delicious.
I couldn't ask for more.  It was a great weekend.

Ruby was sick and so she wasn't able to really enjoy it, she also didn't make it into any photos.  The next weekend I dressed them all up in the same clothes to take fake blessing photos but I had the camera set to manual by accident and none of them showed up.  So perhaps next week I will get around to them.
I am happy to report that everyone in this house is finally healthy and feeling good!  Let's hope it lasts!!

Thursday, March 21

Room Service

We just got back from a great weekend in Calgary filled with fun memories.
Justin was asked to attend a conference there and was treated to a hotel room and room service.
It was awesome.  We didn't get there until around 9 so we has already eaten but who can pass up some free room service?  We ordered some cheesecake and some fruit, and were treated with some delicious chocolate cookies.
 Twelve dollar cheesecake.  We expected it to be a little bit larger, but it was enough to quench our sweet tooth!

The prince and princess and our room service tray.  Justin and I have never had room service or stayed in a fancy hotel.  So this was a treat for us too.  We stayed up late with the kids and just enjoyed the night.  I think we all had a great time.  Just outside our window was the Calgary Tower.  We were right across the street from it.  Noni had a little bit of a scare looking out the window (we were on the top floor) at the Calgary Tower.  He would not let Justin let go of his hand.  He was so cute.  It was just and unexpected and fun night.  Justin kept saying to Ruby  'Remember this night' and she kept replying 'I can't'.  I hope she does. She has the best memory of anyone I know- so I am confident she will be fine...

And Eldon was there- whether he enjoyed himself or not is still unknown...

Wednesday, March 20


When Ruby was young she used to call glasses goggies and noni called them gallets.  Now they both call them glasses.  (They are getting too big)
There are a lot of perks that come from Justin being an optometrist, like for example, we are finally MAKING money.  (It has been a long time)
One of my favorite perks is being able to go and try on glasses.
There is nothing better than a little kid with a pair of glasses on.  They are just way too cute!
Ruby loves it too.  She has her set favorites- the glow in the dark ones but I like to make her branch out.  There are some incredibly cute ones there!
Here are some of my favorites from the last time we were there.
 Is this not the cutest picture you have ever seen?  He reminds me of the old man from UP.  I just love his mouth and the way he is standing!
 Ruby loves purple.  As she should- these glasses look so awesome on her!
 Eldy isn't really a fan- but that cute cry face is awesome.
What a cute little head.

Tuesday, March 19


I was asked to do a booth at a relief society activity. It was to be geared towards having fun with kids.
It wasn't until I started to plan it out that I realized 2 things.
Number 1:  I used to have fun with my kids all the time.  We used to do really fun things, and life was good.
Number 2: I have been slacking a bit since I got pregnant- a year ago.  I was just so sick, having fun was the last thing on my list.  Life is still good but we really need to get the fun back into it.  
So here I go to 'Carpe Diem'

I love mustaches, I just love them.  Not real ones mind you.  I don't want Justin to actually GROW one.  Please no.  But I do love fake mustaches.  I really do.
My kids tolerate them.  (They love them deep down I am sure.)

I printed out the props- (I found the free printable here)
And we got to work having fun.
 Noni didn't have as much fun as the rest of us.  I guess he wasn't in the mood.  He kept crinkling all the props and after this photo was taken he promptly ripped those glasses in half...  I just turned them into a monacle...  when noni gives you lemons make lemonade- right?

 Ruby was such a good sport!  And isn't she the cutest thing you have ever seen?
 Eldon is awesome.  Look at that little guy- he is SO AWESOME!  He didn't even cry or complain.  He as quickly learned to endure...
This was so fun.  and you get some awesome photos from it for memories later.  We will do this again soon. I just need to find some more mustaches....


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