Tuesday, April 30, 2013

9 Month Pictures

Here are some really cute pictures a friend took for us of Chate. He was unsure about all the flashing lights at first and stayed in a frozen position for about 10 minutes, there was nothing Chance or I could do to get him to move or smile. But he did come around and relaxed, and the pictures turned out so good!

Monday, April 29, 2013

Sunday Walk

Yesterday was such a beautiful Sabbath day. The sun came out after church and Chance and I decided to take advantage of the nice weather and go for a walk. We live really close to a nice hiking trail and decided that is where we were going to go. We got Chate loaded up in the stroller and headed out. The grass this time of year is such a bright shade of green you almost have to squint to look at it. The trees are so beautiful with their little buds peeking out greeting the warm spring breeze. I decided that I would take Chate on a walk every day so that we can take in the beauty of the earth, and hey a little exercise is a bonus!


Time out for Women

Time out for Women is such a great event. It is so inspiring and uplifting, the speakers give such wonderful talks. They have so many incredible stories to share, some are so sad and heart wrenching, while others are funny and make you feel so good, but no matter what all the stories and experiences that they share make me so happy and so glad to be living at this time and to have the family and my own experiences that have made me who I am today. Hilary Weeks was the musical presenter, and she is amazing, her songs just filled me up with hope and love and contentment. I encourage any woman who has the opportunity to attend one of the conventions to go. It gives me such a spiritual high and makes me so grateful for my life, I leave with such a positive attitude, and it gives me hope too look for the good in this life even with its many trials and tribulations, if I but rely on God anything is possible and we can make it through the bad times and the good, God will carry you. Thank you so much mom for inviting me, lets do it again next year! Cant wait!!!

Ava trip

A couple of weekends ago we had a spur of the moment trip down to Ava... A) Because I had to have a tooth worked on and the dentist was about $2,000 cheaper than anyone in Columbia! B) Chances' grandmother passed away and we had the privilege to go to Joplin and attend the wonderful funeral to celebrate her life, and C) My grandma and grandpa Gledhill were visiting my parents before they left to Nauvoo for their temple mission. It was a very eventful and productive weekend. Lots a laughs, a little crying, and some new developments for Chate. He learned to pull himself up to a standing position on everything he could get his little hands on, and he learned to wave bye-bye, its too cute! Too bad we had to come back to reality Sunday night... Here are a few pictures from that weekend!


Saturday, April 6, 2013

Spring is FINALLY in the air

Today was such a nice warm springy day. I decided Chate and I were going to do something fun today as to not waste this glimpse into spring. We went to Hobby Lobby and got some really great deals on the left over Easter decorations, then we went to Target and saw daddy for a bit. When we got home we headed outside to enjoy the beautiful weather. It was really windy though, which made Chate gasp for air every time he faced into the wind. Of course the sticks were a huge hit. We played swords, threw them, Chate gave them a little taste every now and then, and of course we shook them around like wild monkeys, I love being a mom to a boy, it is so much fun. Welcome spring it is so nice that you have decided to join the party! We welcome you with open arms!