So, as you can see, I’ve changed the look of the blog. I wanted something a little more simple. What do you all think?
I’ve always liked Valentine’s Day. Of course it’s important to show our love all year round, but it’s fun to have a day dedicated to just that. My birthday is in February as well, so it was always fun to have Valentine-y birthday parties growing up. So here are some of the things we did to celebrate Valentine’s Day this year:
On Friday, the 12th, Kevin and I went our ward Valentine Dance. I haven’t been to a dance in years, so it brought back a lot of memories. I even remembered how to do the Electric Slide! (I’m sure that was quite the sight- a pregnant woman line dancing) The first song to play was a swing song, which brought back a lot of memories. I used to be in a few swing clubs in high school, and then at the Air Force Academy. It was so much fun. I am so excited now, because Kevin has agreed to take dance classes with me! I can’t wait.
On Valentine’s Day, Kevin and I put the kids to bed a little early so we could enjoy our steak and crab leg dinner by ourselves. We did enjoy it, even though the occasional shriek was heard from Hayden’s room.
In keeping with the spirit of Valentine’s Day, I thought I’d brag a little about my sweetheart:
Last May, he became the first person in his family to graduate with a college degree. He is an accountant, which means putting in a lot of extra hours during tax season. He’s also studying for the CPA exam, hoping to pass it all this year (and this is a hard exam!).
Kevin lets me sleep in some mornings when I just can’t peel myself out of bed. He takes the boys downstairs and feeds them breakfast. When he can, he puts them to bed at night. I love hearing them in the other room singing silly songs before bed.
Kevin always honors his priesthood. He is always willing and, most importantly, worthy to use his priesthood in the home to give us blessings when we need them.
Kevin is very knowledgeable when it comes to the Gospel. I can ask him almost anything, and he knows the answer or where to find it in the scriptures. I see him every morning at the breakfast table reading his scriptures. He is such a good example to me and the boys.
There’s so much more I could say, but I’ll leave it at that. He really is such a sweet guy, and I am so lucky to have him for the rest of eternity!
Before I got pregnant I had gotten into a pretty good exercise routine. I was running and lifting weights several times a week. Then I got pregnant, and sick, and tired. I’ve been doing yoga for a few months, but I’ve been feeling the need to bump it up a notch (it may or may not have something to do with the fact that I could hardly zip up my boots the other day…).
I am not a photographer by any means, but I do like taking pictures. Especially of my family. I read an article on Mormon Mommy Blogs about taking pictures closer to their faces, instead of trying to get in all the scenery. I tried it, and this is what I got- what do you think?
I know I’m partial, but those are some of sweetest faces I have ever seen. Whoever invented cameras- thank you. It’s so great to be able to go back and see how much they have changed in such a short amount of time. They sure do grow up fast!
When I was the primary pianist in my last ward, I had a great view of the Sunbeam class each Sunday. There was one child who cried every. single. time. All the other children would sit pretty reverently, and seemed to enjoy it. I always felt bad for the mom and teacher of this child.