Tuesday, April 28, 2009

April Showers

bring mosquitoes! So I found out this morning as I was mowing my lawn.

Apparently they also bring love bugs.

(Those things just kind of skeeve me out. Especially the time when I was driving from Houston to Little Rock and there were patches of love bugs so thick, that as I drove through them it sounded like a severe rainstorm against my windshield. Ooh, found an image on google to demonstrate their true ickiness factor.)

And they also seem to bring toads. Found one of those this morning too. But then again I always find at least one toad every time I mow the lawn.

Ahh, what fun things to put up with in Houston. But I must say, I do love the look af the lawn freshly mowed, you know, when you can still see the lines in it? Seriously, I cannot be the only freshly-mown lawn freak, right?

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Gimme an S-U-M-M-E-R

Well, after being absolutely spoiled with a gorgeous spring (most of March and April gave us perfect temps with a little rain thrown in) we have hit our first 90 degree day. The lovely Texas summer is upon us. We will still get a few nice evenings, and most likely a few days too, but for the most part: let the fun begin. And I am trying to say that in all sincerity, but not quite feeling the love for the word fun.

PS Camilla--I really did want an invite to your blog. I miss you/it.

Monday, April 13, 2009


like: egg salad sandwich

don't like: reenacting the movie Bolt

like: friends for Tyler to play with

don't like: convenient tummy aches

like: the ease of freezer dinners

don't like: a busy husband

like: stealing Twix from an Easter Basket

how was your day?

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Happy Easter

As we were about to head out the door, and of course wanting a picture of Tyler in his Easter suit and with his Easter basket, what do we find? Sheets of rain. We're talking rain gutters overflowing, streets flooding, will soak your shirt rain. Of course by the time church was over, it was sunny and nary a puddle was left in the street. We had quite a low-key Easter, which was just fine. We did have a hunt and do the eggs:

but the thing that stood out to me was as we were watching the following clip of Elder Holland's conference talk, and Tyler said:
"It was really sad when Jesus died, but I don't think Jesus was sad. He was happy because he loved us."

While I know Christ did suffer, I am so grateful that he loved each of us enough to sacrifice for us. I am so grateful for his atonement and resurrection so that we can live forever with him one day.

Friday, April 3, 2009

A Visit from Grandma

At least I have a reason for the lull between posts: my mom was in town! She was here for 12 wonderful days, she left this morning, and we already miss her. We were able to do some fun things. Like:
Go out to dinner

Visit Harwin (this was my first time, and I can't believe I haven't been before!) Here Tyler took a picture of us modeling our new purses.

Tyler's preschool Rodeo Parade:

The movies:

a trip out to Brenham for the Blue Bonnets:

and tour of the Blue Bell factory:

We can't wait for you to come back grandma! We love you!