Thursday, November 18, 2010

An Attitude of Gratitude

Ever since General Conference I have had President Monson's talk on my mind "An Attitude of Gratitude." I loved this quote that came from his talk.

"Do material possessions make us happy and grateful? Perhaps momentarily, However those things which provide deep and lasting happiness and gratitude are the things which money cannot buy: our families, the gospel, good friends, our health, our abilities, the love we receive from those around us. Unfortunately, these are some of the things we allow ourselves to take for granted... A grateful heart, then, comes through expressing gratitude to our Heavenly Father for His blessings and to those around us for all they bring into our lives. This requires conscious effort-at least until we have truly learned and cultivated and attitude of gratitude."

A couple of weeks ago for FHE we made gratitude wreaths. The girls wrote down everything they were grateful for. It was fun to think about all of our many blessings. President Monson's talk is so true. It is easy to get caught up in all of the materialistic things of the world, but the things I am most grateful for money can not buy.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

BYU's #1 Fans!

I think BYU has some new #1 fans! Sadie and Brinley were so excited to go to the BYU game over the weekend. It was definitely the game to go to BYU won 55 to 7. We had tons of fun watching the game but the girls really loved watching the Cheerleaders do all of their fun stunts and cheers. By the end of the game we were pretty good at the Rise and Shout Song! IT was perfect weather and a fun day of football!
The newest craze in our family is Jump roping! Sadie came home from school the other day with this and ever since I have someone jumping in my house! A week ago they really didn't know how to jump rope, now they are pro's at it!

Monday, November 1, 2010


Last week was a little bit crazy! The girls were so excited for there Halloween parties at school. Brin was sick all week with Croup but thank goodness was feeling better by thursday and was able to make it to her party. She was excited to wear her M&M costume. She came home with a spider in a Jar. They told her to watch it each day and it would grow a little bit bigger. She thought it was the coolest spider ever! Hailey had her school program and it was so fun to watch her. They sang some really cute songs and then went trick or treating to all of the parents. It was really cute. She loved being Dora and had fun singing the Dora song to everyone. Sadie was a Dead Bride and loved her costume and party. She came home very happy too! We decided to try something new this year and we went to Colonial Square and trick or treated around to all of the stores. We then moved on to our Ward's trunk or treat and luckily they made it around to most of the cars before the down pour of rain started! It was a little crazy and we got really wet but it was a lot of fun. We came home and took a little break before going out again. Sadie was really excited to go trick or treating around our neighborhood with her friends. It is really weird she is old enough to do that by herself. Eric took Brin and Hailey out and they all had a good time. A funny story that happened with Hailey was I told her that her Uncle Jason ( who is her dentist) told her she had to throw all of her candy away. The next thing I know she is bringing me the garbage can to show me all of her candy! I felt so bad and told her I was teasing! She thought it was pretty funny and was really happy to get her candy back! It was a fun Holiday but I kind of glad it's over!

Brinley and her Spider
Sadie cooking up a Spooky Halloween Dinner
Hailey's School Program
Hailey got to dress up as Sleeping Beauty for her friends birthday party. She loved it and got to meet Cinderella!