From Diane Setterfield's The Thirteenth Tale

People disappear when they die. Their voices, their laughter, the warmth of their breath. Their flesh. Eventually their bones. All living mempry of them ceases. This is both dreadful and natural. Yet for some there is an exception to this annihilation. For in the books they write they continut to exist. We can rediscover them. Their humour, their tone of voice, their moods. Through the written word they can anger you or make you happy. They can comfort you. They can perplex you. They can alter you. All this, even though they are dead. Like flies in amber, like corpses frozen in ice, that which according to the laws of nature should pass away is, by the miracle of ink on paper, preserved. It is a kind of magic.

--Diane Setterfield

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Happy Anniversary

Our First anniversary I thought it would be cool to dress up in my wedding dress and take a picture. I imagined doing that every year. The next few years saw us on vacations for our anniversary and I didn't pack my wedding dress, but I have had a few photo shoots with my dress unrelated to our anniversary and I could almost play it off like there is one for each year... so here are the wedding dress pictures and after that are the real anniversary pictures.

Five years of "oh, sorry did I hit your tooth AGAIN!?"

Five years and five homes

Five years of our own little family (now complete with kiddo)

Five years of giggles everyday

Five years of distracted...

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

what's going on

My baby is looking cute as ever...

we celebrated Jules and Manuel's wedding

the cousins got together.

and I have been turning this

into this. and planting seeds... I hope they sprout...

Saturday, May 16, 2009

My first Mother's Day as a mother...

I got flowers from my mom, a card from Scott's mom and a text from Jen.

Girls Night!!

This weekend was a stake Father-Son Camp-out.
Scott and his Dad and Brother and nephews and brother-in-law-in-law went.
So we gals got together at James and Alicia's home and had a sleepover. I didn't take any pictures, but we had fun, fun, fun getting the place put together.
We unpacked the rest of Alicia's stuff, set up the office, play room, family room, boy's room, craft room, storage room, and cleaned up the kitchen, living room, bathroom, and bedroom.

Jaedyn had a hard time going to sleep with all the activity going on and I was afraid I would not hear her in the middle of the night, so she slept in bed with me.
We don't co-sleep for a reason. It was really nice to be able to check on her at any given moment. The problem was that I DID check on her at every given moment. I didn't get much sleep myself and I was afraid to turn over in my sleep and smush her so I was a little stiff when I woke up.

However it was so much fun to hang out with the Farrar girls and Leah, the 3 year birthday girl. I'd love to do something like that at my home... I just need places for all the stuff!

Monday, May 11, 2009

There is too much on my mind to write about

I mean I have all sorts of topics that I think the internet would like to know about, from what toothpaste I use to My feelings on Mother's Day to my siblings and their adventures... but I have a family now and I don't need to be spending so much time at the computer (Which is actually funny because I was at the computer looking at other people's blogs last night until my eyes hurt and when I went to bed all I saw were the marching ants found on TV...).

Saturday, May 9, 2009

Word Verification

In protest to the word verifications found at the end of post comments; I am starting something new. I will from this point forward post the word verification in the body of my commment. HA! Take THAT comment verification!!

My first contest entry...

For a TWILIGHT special edition DVD.
I hope I win...
Bacca is hosting it HERE at her Blog.

Monday, May 4, 2009

Tres de Mayo

Thank you Farrar's for having us over for Tres de Mayo.

The food not only looked delicious, it was terrific!

The Tulip Fields

We went to the Tulip Fields.

One of these flowers is not like the others...

Because it was the VERY end of the season, Scott and Aidan's favorite color was pretty much the only one on display.

It was beautiful.

some of the Tulips were HUGE.

and colorful.

And some had many many layers. This one looks like a carnation, but it was the size of a soup mug.

And some tiny tiny ones

White tulips of medium size surrounded by old yellow daffodils and smallish yellow tulips.

These are my very favorite. Black Tulips. I want to get some to plant with a white Daffodil.