People are often unreasonable and self-centered. Forgive them anyway.
If you are kind, people may accuse you of ulterior motives. Be kind anyway.
If you are honest, people may cheat you. Be honest anyway.
If you find happiness, people may be jealous. Be happy anyway.
The good you do today may be forgotten tomorrow. Do good anyway.
Give the world your best and it may never be enough. Give your best anyway.
For you see, in the end, it is between you and God. It never was between you and them anyway.
-Mother Teresa

Monday, April 16, 2012

A little of this, a little of that

Jason's sister Patty was going to take Regan and Sophie to a plant nursery to get some flowers.  While they were getting into the car Regan said, "Patty, we won't give you any trouble, if you give us whatever we want."  Then Sophie pipes up, "Let's roll!"

If something isn't making Regan happy, she says her life is going crazy.

I needed some pictures to hang up in my living room and took these in Mesa while visiting my parents.  Such pretty girls.

Since August I have pretty much stopped taking my allergy medicine.  Now if you know me, then you know that this is no little thing.  My whole life it seems, I have taken allergy medicine everyday of the year.  The pills were making me so sick during my pregnancy so I tried not taking them and since August, I can count on two hands the number of times I have taken my allergy medicine.  For the first time in a looooong time I have actually enjoyed spring time and all the blossoms that are on the trees.  God still works miracles today!!

Thursday, April 12, 2012


On the way home from school, Regan said.....
"Mom, if we had lots and lots of money, we could give it to all the poor people.  Then there wouldn't be any more poor people and poor would be a nonsense word."
You are absolutely right darling girl!

Thursday, April 5, 2012

3 Months Old

Allie is such a sweet heart. She will smile, but you have to work for it, except when she wakes up. She is all smiles when she wakes. I love it.

She is a little somber. It looks like she is deep in thought and just studies your face like she's trying to understand some unseen thing.
She sucks on her fingers like they are going to disappear if she doesn't.

Her eye has a blocked tear duct and it is goopy all day long.

She has started blowing raspberries and giggling.

She got sick for the first time with a nasty cough and ear infection.  She was really quite good through it.  Took her to the doctor and he gave her a breathing treatment and some antibiotics.  She does NOT like to take medicine.  As soon as the syringe touches her lips she starts gagging. 

Not sure what her eye color is going to be yet.  Sometimes it looks dark, other times kind of a grayish color.

Everyone in our house is so crazy in love with this little girl.  We just can't get enough of her!

2 Months Old

Allie is growing so fast.  At her two month check up she was 12 lbs.  She hates tummy but sleeps 8 hours at night.  Hallelujah!!! A much better sleeper than either of her sisters were and are.  She likes to be held of course but is good with being put down.  She likes being sung to and the itsy bitsy spider song especially.

She does not like her car seat, but does like the swing.

She is such a good sweet baby!

Pretty Princess Party

When you have girls, you don't really get into monster trucks and G.I. Joes.  You get into dress up and princesses.  In January, Regan didn't have school for a couple of days and we tried to figure out things we could do to keep boredom away.  That brought on the Pretty Princess Party!

The girls dressed up in beautiful dress.  (They are kind of somber because being a princess does take a level of pomp and decorum.)

I got their hair all fancy.

I put make-up on them.

The two prettiest princesses in the land!

Of course "tea and crumpets" (water and nutella sandwiches) were served by servant Kristal.  
They used their best british accents to converse and ask for more tea and crumpets.

Overall a very lovely party :)