Thursday, October 22, 2015


Emily told Ryan that she likes a boy. He asked her if she told him that and she said, "Yeah, of course!"

Thursday, October 8, 2015

Giggling Girl

Emily has such a cute laugh. And when she gets going she can't stop! She was giggling the other day because of something dad did- I can't recall what it was, bummer- but Emily was giggling for 5 minutes straight! So funny to hear her laugh like that.

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

"Yes! Kind of. I think so? No..."

Before school I asked Avery if she had made her bed. She confidently said, "Yes!" Then a few seconds later she said, "Kind of. I think so....No." It was pretty funny. Going from a confident YES, to a sad, No. haha! Made me laugh.

Thursday, August 27, 2015


Emily is such a great helper. It's like she sees and is aware of others and helps out. She is always holding the doors for people and always helps me with groceries. She is just an amazing helper and I love that about her.

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Worn out...perhaps.

We were debating what to make for dinner tonight as Ryan and I were both feeling under the weather and tired. We said let's just have a free for all...meaning anything for dinner is fine. Avery nods her head and says, "Maybe because mom is worn out, perhaps."

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Slide Burn?

I took the girls over to the park to play for awhile as Madisen did tennis lessons. As Emily was coming down the slide she said, "I'll tell you what! Owwweee!!! That hurt!"

Sunday, July 26, 2015

Cereal Box Crush

I walked into the kitchen this morning and overheard Madisen talking to Emily, saying "you just can't stop staring at him can you?"

I was curious as to what Madisen meant by that and noticed Emily staring at the cereal box. There was a young man with a beard on the box. And Emily said, "I just can't stop staring at him!"

I busted up and said, "Let me see this guy you can't stop staring at?!" I said, "Do you think he is cute?" She shyly said, "Noooo..... Ok yeah. Haha!" Then she covers her eyes with her hands!

It was pretty funny.

Friday, July 24, 2015

Destruction. Instructions. It's all the same.

The girls and I were eating ice cream sandwiches at the counter and talking about ways to do something. (Can't remember what it was!) And Avery said, "We could make it but we have to follow the destructions."  Madison and I started laughing. "You mean the Instructions, Avery?" Avery then realized what she said and we all busted up laughing!

Monday, July 20, 2015

Drawing Dragons

We were driving to the park today and Madisen leaned over the seat and picked up a piece of paper. It was a drawing of a dragon she had drawn in her primary class the day before. I asked her about it. And she told me that they had a few minutes left in class yesterday that they had a drawing contest. And everyone voted on which one they liked.

If you don't know Madisen very well, she is an exceptional drawer. She draws way better at her age then I do at 32. She has never had any drawing or art classes yet, however she does a lot of 3D pictures which I didn't learn till I was a teenager!

Anyway so she showed me her dragon picture and it was awesome! I asked her who won the drawing contest. She was a little hesitant to tell me but finally real quietly she said she won.

I was like Awesome! I asked her about the other drawings of dragons in the class and this is where she busted up. She starts telling me the other dragons were like stick figures or looked like elephants or dogs! She then got modest again, and said, "But you know the boys all tried. And everyone liked Linden's dragon too. Her cousin taught her to draw one and she had drawn it many times she said." Madisen has 4 boys in her class and 4 girls I believe.

Madisen then said something like, "The boys in my class asked me if I had ever drawn a dragon before and I told them no. They were surprised at how good it was without ever drawing one before."

As a mom it is so great to see her blooming and blossoming! Watching her gain confidence in herself and seeing her recognize her talents is a wonderful thing. We love her so much. And although at times we may be a little tougher on her than her sisters it's because we know she can achieve great things in her life, she just needs a little push. I hope she always continues to strengthen her talents and share them with the world!