"A final gospel truth that will contribute to our understanding of and hence the quality of our marriages relates to the degree in which we involve the Savior in our relationships as husbands and wives. As designed by our Heavenly Father, marriage consists of our first entering into a covenant relationship with Christ and then with each other. He and his teachings must be the focal point of our togetherness. As we become more like him and grow closer to him, we will naturally become more loving and grow closer to each other"

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Just another post!

We had a fun 4th of July! Its been my favorite holiday for many years and next year I really need to celebrate more! We watched fireworks from our house because I wasn't sure if the kids would like the "boom!" but that was a bust and the fireworks just looked so tiny! We had friends over and had a BBQ and way to much sweets!! Why is it that we think just because its a holiday we can eat all we want!! (please tell me I'm not the only one that uses this excuse!) 

The babies looked adorable in their outfits and they even got to stay up a few hours past their bedtime! However, that did NOT mean they slept in any longer, little stinks ;)  

I love taking pictures! Especially of these two little bugs! We needed something to pass the time on Sunday so we played around with the camera! I must have snapped a million shots but these are some of the few that they were actually looking at me!! 

This one below of Madden melts my heart! He was smiling up at his Dad and wanted nothing to do with me!! Robbie was gone all weekend so the babies were more than excited to have him home!

Anyway- enjoy MORE pictures of my sweet babies!! I can't stand to see myself in pictures so you won't see much of me, plus my babes are much better to look at!!!! 

Saturday, July 2, 2011

June Fesitivties

*Well another month has come and gone, and it's been a busy one! The babies have grown more in the month of June then the rest of their past months! They are up to 16+ pounds and it still upsets me that I struggle to carry them around in their carseat yet I still have my nasty flappy arms! I thought for sure it would help thin them out.. NOPE!

*Summer hit St George with a bang this year! I guess it was bound to happen, that amazing spring weather never lasts! I was honesty on a walk with the kids at 8 a.m. and didn't get far before I had to turn around because I was dying of heat! but summer does mean POOL TIME! I love the pool, I think its the most relaxing thing to do! Until I had kids that is. I'm still learning that everything in my life is now changed because of these little nuggets! However, they seem to like it. We can't ever stay in for that long but Madden just discovered how to splash and Bostyn realized you can also drink the water! (nasty?? ya I know, but it keeps her so happy and I get to enjoy myself!) 

*We had family pictures done while we were in Logandale for a friends wedding! Laura Leavitt did a great job but I think I'll wait quite some time before trying to attempt this again! It.Was.HOT!!! The kids were screaming most of the time! Robbie wouldn't let me cut his hair but then changed his mind the NEXT MORNING! Agh.. I told him he could go pay someone to do it because I was so mad!! And my jeans were so stretched out that I had to pull them up every 10 seconds, which also isn't easy anymore with a baby in your hands! Anyway- despite all of that I think Laura got some fun shots and I can't wait to hang them in the house!

We(I) were so brave and left the kids with my mom and sister in law for a few days while we went to San Diego! I was thinking about it for weeks about how I was going to enjoy the sun and RELAX every second... nope! Didn't happen.... SURPRISE! Literally the sun was out for 10 minutes of our entire trip! We went to the beach and had to wear a jacket! The pool at the condo was always full! (I don't really like to swim with strangers!) We did get to go to a baseball game! My absolute FAVORITE thing to do in the world! It was the Padres Vs. Braves and I am a huge lover of Chipper Jones so sitting right behind the dugout was right up my alley! (whistle whistle!) We also went to the temple and some other historical  LDS sites.. amazing. That's really all I can say, it was amazing! To escape the busy world and just enjoy the spirit and be overcome with emotion was the best ending to our trip. I had to add in a few temple pictures because I think the San Diego temple it beyond what any word can be used to describe it. 

Any-who.. So many other things happened in June and I can't believe were in July and that we'll be married for 3 years on the 25th! Exciting! 

OH WAIT! the greatest thing that happened in June... Baby Girl Butler was born! My best friend had her baby girl on June 30th! She happily welcomed her early arrival and she is absolutely beautiful and I can't wait to meet her! Heather is my best friend and I couldn't be happier for her and her gorgeous little family! 

Ok yea. Thats all I am going to blog about today! I think I've let Bostyn cry long enough in her crib!!! KIDDING............ maybe! ;)