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, December 17, 2012

Autumn in review

This fall has gone by so fast.  Here is a little review.....

First Day of 1st Grade

I embroidered Regan's name on her new back pack.

{I flew to Phoenix to help my parents} 

Allie 10 months

She started walking at 10 1/2 months.  My earliest walker yet!

This picture totally reminds me of my dad.
It is exactly one of the faces he pulls:)

{I flew to Phoenix to help my parents}
Sophie is a Cha-Cha Dancer

Nothing cute and cuddly for Regan.  She wanted to be a scary vampire.

Getting ready to go to the annual Anderson
Family Halloween Party with
Grandma and Grandpa Joy.

Bailey is holding Allie, my cute little 11 month old flower.

Keia, Allie, Aspen, and Breanne

Trick-or-Treating in our neighborhood
with their friend Rachel.
{I flew to Phoenix to help my parents move to St. George}

Thanksgiving and Allie's 1st Birthday

I can't believe it has been a year already.  Just like the other two, she has a totally different personality.  She is kind of a goof ball like Sophie was, but not as happy-go-lucky.  She is kind of serious and, I shudder to think.....maybe even more stubborn than Sophie.  She is quite a picky eater.  If she's done eating the leftovers, they go immediately to the floor.  She has the loudest scream I have ever heard and screams just for the fun of it.  She says nana (banana), dada (daddy), mama (obviously), nigh nigh (night night), and if we say "more", she will do the sign for it.  She gets so excited when Jason gets home from work.  She likes to be held a lot and is starting to get into the same mischief her sisters are notorious for.  I just love this sweet, precious girl of mine.  She makes my heart happy:)

All I Want for Christmas are my FOUR Front Teeth
Regan has lost 6 teeth and only two have come in.
Regan didn't want money from the tooth fairy, she only wanted a letter.  This letter and fifty cents was the high light of her week!

Passing of Rose Pratt Burnham
On December 9th, 2012, at the age of 98, my grandma Burnham passed away.  There was a large tumor the size of a grapefruit in her intestines that made it impossible for her to eat/drink.  It perforated her intestine and leaked infection through out her body.  She is the best person I have ever known.  I have never heard her raise her voice, or speak ill of anybody.  She was so loving and caring and spent her life in service.  I don't even know what kinds of sins she could have committed.  She was as near to perfection as anyone could get.  
  This was taken a month ago when Lance and I went to Heber.  I suggested we stop and see grandma before heading up to Heber.  I'm glad we did.  She still lived alone and had a lively step.  I just got back today from her funeral in Mesa.  It was a lovely service and attended by so many of her posterity.  She has 10 children, 49 grandchildren, 135 great-grandchildren, and 12 great-great grandchildren.  What a legacy she has left behind!   

Sunday, December 16, 2012


Sophie: Mom, is it fast Sunday today?
Me:  No
Sophie:  So it's slow Sunday?

Sophie:  Mom, I want the pink cup!!!  Not the green cup!!!
     [Insert lots of whining]
Mom:  Sophie, you get what you get and you don't throw a fit.
Sophie:  I already did throw a fit.

Fuzzy cell phone pics

Jason is in the girls room telling Regan a story about hunting.  Sophie is asleep, or so it seems.  Regan asks what part of the deer he ate, and Sophie says, with her eyes closed, "did you eat the eye balls?"

In the car this morning Jason is naming off the food they had at the ward Christmas party and, again, I thought Sophie was asleep, but she chimes in, "pineapple".

Sophie is doing well in school.  She thinks it's boring though and her favorite part is the show-and-tell back pack.  She adores her little sister and Allie loves her too.  She picks her up way more than Allie would like though.  She needs to join sugarholics anonymous and loves to play games and cook with me.

I looked over and found her reading a book like this.  
She cracks me up!