Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Too Much Fun

We've had fun lately, hence the lack of posting.

Between Whit and Davis's wedding and our family cruise, we're all exhausted...

We took the munchkin on the cruise with us, she had a blast. So did we. We all crashed at the end of each day.

She started out the trip with a brand new ear infection, I ended it with a nasty cold...the kind where you can't smell or taste anything, one nostril is perma plugged and you feel fuzzy all the time. But that's what you get when you play hard - it was so worth it!

Brooklyn's take on her first cruise, she loved it!

Give me a few days to recover from this lovely head cold and get the hundreds of pics we took from the various family members and I'll share pictures of all of our recent adventures in the carribbean!

Until then, notice I finally replaced our main picture? Probably should have done that a year ago.

Sunday, May 8, 2011

A Mom

Last year at this time......

I was so not enjoying this version of Mother's Day, though this was the first time I had ever held the peanut.

This year is tons better.

Where would we be without the mom's in our lives? No matter if they are literally your mom, or have some sort of maternal impact on your life, they are our support system. They love us unconditionally, something I think I take for granted at times.

My mom is awesome. Especially right now. She's been running around like crazy planning a wedding, a family cruise, helping out with her own sick mom and cheering on her family. She watched her third child graduate from the U this weekend, and will watch that same daughter get married in three days. And she does all of her busy life with a smile and hardly any of that stress showing. My mom is just like that. She's the best.

Susan watched Brooklyn this weekend while Whitney went through the temple. She had the touch. A woman who has raised 9 kids would. But Brooklyn didn't give her any trouble even when getting down to sleep - and that's saying something! My mother-in-law is awesome too. She is energetic, involved and just so kind. Her son got a lot of her fabulous qualities, lucky me.

And now its my turn to evaluate my role as a mom. I still feel 18, so it jolts me a little when I look at Brooklyn and realize she opened a whole new world for me. The mothering instinct kicks in immediately. You would do anything for your child, give them the world, take away the hurts, take on their life challenges if you could. Love is a powerful thing. How grateful I am to be a mom. Life is just plain funner this way. Not better (because the other thing I wanted most in this life was to be a wife - and Roger provided that for me), but so much happier. So much more entertaining. So much purpose in life. Oh how I love my little Rogerette!

Happy Mother's Day to all of the mom's out there! We thank you for your examples, your support, your love. This generation is striving to be like you.

Happy Mother's Day to my mom and Roger's mom, we love you both so much!

Monday, May 2, 2011

Catching Up

I have some serious catching up to do. I hate being behind. But we've been busy! And dealing with a sick baby that is getting another tooth on top of it.

Here's pics of Brooklyn's bday party and Easter....

Brooklyn had a nasty reaction to the Chickenpox vaccine, and we've been dealing with some sickness this last week. Plus a new tooth. Poor baby, she's miserable. And mom and dad are getting zero sleep.

And finally, Happy Easter!! The bunny visited our house, did he visit yours?!

And there is our quick update. I've gotta do better at keeping up with our lives.......