Trip Home

So we decided that we would make a quick trip home to suprise Dave’s mom, go to our nieces Lizzie’s wedding and just see the fam- not to mention visit our good little doggie Tiki, and my parents new dog.

I had forgotten how long of a stinkin drive it was, and how insanely boring driving through Wyoming is. Luckily the kids were pretty darn good for the drive, they didn’t whine and Brynley only had to pee twice as much as the rest of us. :)
I wish we could have stayed longer, it felt like we didn’t have very much time with the family, and I kinda feel like I need a restful vacation from the vacation it was so busy, but lots of fun 2.

While we were there we took pics at my niece Lizzie’s wedding and I got to use my bro-in law Terry’s Nikon D80, while Dave shot with my camera. It was pretty fun and I enjoyed using the Nikon though it took me some time to figure out the controls and the light was pretty low so I had the ISO cranked way up and I don’t know how Nikon handles that, but hopefully they turned out well- If not there were about four photographers there, I’m sure at least one got some good shots. :) I haven’t went through those shots yet, but I’ll post some when I do.
On Saturday, me and Dave got to go and shoot some family pics for The Wells, which was tons of fun. I’d forgotten how much I loved to take pics and mess with them afterwords- I’m gonna have to find some family’s here in Colorado to practice on so I can keep up on it, and some places to shoot at. (anyone interested?)
Anyways It was tons of fun seeing everyone, Dafne cut and dyed my hair(It really needed a trim but I’m still not to sure about the reddish brown color that it is now) and we got to go to Cafe Rio (which I am jealous that they have one now and we don’t) All in all it was a pretty fun weekend, and the drive home wasn’t too bad after we got a laptop adapter for the car and I was able to work in Illustrator.

Anyways here’s a few pics we took on Saturday.

Just fiddlin and havin fun

My mama will be so proud, I finally made a necklace!

My mom loves making jewelery and has been doing it awhile now, I would always start to make some with her and get the beads picked out but I just could never get into it, and I rarely wear jewelery anyways, so I’d give up. But finally now I’ve made one! The hardest part was keeping Brynley from stealin all the beads, she loves playing with grandma’s beads and I had a hard time keeping her from taking the beads I was trying to work with.

Other than that, life’s just been going along, we’ve just been hangin out as a fam, relaxing and building forts.(Melissa built a fort with our kids when we went to the temple, and Payton is in love with forts now and wants one everyday)

April is flying by.

I looked at the calendar and was in disbelief that it was already the 20th and that we only have a week and a half left of April. I swear it was just conference- And Easter wasn’t that long ago was it. O-well I finally loaded the pictures from Easter and was sad to see that I had my ISO at 1600 when I took some pics of Bryn in her dress so they’re grainy, O-well I didn’t really get any great shots of her in it anyways, even thou I still really like the dress.
We did have lots of fun for Easter(which I guess was a while ago now) we went to the Bastians for a little BBQ and Easter Egg hunt. It was tons of fun for the kids and I’m sorry everyone there that I hoarded all the pico de gallo- I was so craving it. We also had a super small Easter egg hunt on Sunday, It seriously took Payton about 2 min. to find everything that we hid. He was a little bummed when it was over, hopefully next year we’ll have a bit more room to hid the eggs.Anyways anyone got any good ideas of what I can do for my hubby, our six year anniversary is coming up this weekend (maybe that’s why I’m wishing april would slow down, I don’t know what I’m doing yet.) We’re gonna try to go to the temple and do some sealings but other than that I’m outta ideas.

Sister Beck

Last night we were honored to have Sister Beck come and talk to our stake Relief Society, and it was amazing. I’ve been looking forward to her coming, but yesterday I so struggled to get out the door and go, it was snowing and just every excuse possible was coming up.(doesn’t that always seem to happen, when we really need to go to something)

Luckily Melissa was there to help motivate me to go, and boy was it worth it. I just love Sister Beck and her ways of saying things, she’s clear, she’s funny and she truly has the spirit guide her with what to say. The gospel really is so simple and easy to understand, usually it’s the cloudy greyness of the world and the influence things of the world has on our hearts that seem to want to make it complicated about what we’re suppose to be doing here, and what the plan is, when that stuff is gone we can truly feel it in our hearts. The spirit spoke so much comfort, love, and hope to my soul last night- I’m so glad I went.

But as I was searching for a picture of Sister Beck I came upon a ton of controversy about her conference talk, Mothers who know. I loved that talk and the guide it gave me as to what I can be and become and what to try for. I didn’t even really know it was by sister Beck until I read all this negative stuff people said about it, I found it sad that people would feel that way and hope that since then they have had the spirit touch their hearts and maybe more understanding as to what she was saying to them.

Anyways If you ever have a chance to go and hear sister Beck, take it, even if it’s snowing, and the kids are acting up, and your hubby’s tired, and your tired, and you have so many things you’d like to get done and caught up on. It’s well worth it.