My Testimony

Lately, I have realized how lucky and truly thankful I am for the gospel. There are many things in life that I am confused about and the one thing I am 100% sure on is my belief in our church. Since I am feeling so overwhelmed with emotion lately, I thought I would send some words of testimony out into blogger-space...

I know without a doubt that Heaven Father loves us. I know that He sent his son, Jesus Christ, to be our Savior. I know that heavenly Father and Jesus live and are preparing to have us join them in Heaven.

I know that if we strive to live the teachings of the gospel, our families will be strengthened and we will be able to with stand anything.

I am so thankful to Heavenly Father for giving me such a wonderful man to share my life with. I am thankful that I have four beautiful boys that I get to help raise. I am so super thankful for my knowledge and belief in my eternal family.

Heavenly Father loves us all so much, and in a world of busy days, I wanted to take the time to tell all of you how much you mean to me and my family.

This is my testimony that I bear to you, in the name of Jesus Christ, Amen.


Football Family

Kellen Moore and the Broncos take on the Warriors tonight and we are pumped up and excited for the next great showing.

Starting back in 2003, when we first moved to Boise, we have watched and grown to love those Broncos. Jeremy is crazy and beautiful and a huge fan! Every week, I learn more about the team and game.

Eric still basically eats, sleeps and breathes football. Last year, from Santa, he desperately wanted to get those funny little elves to build him some cleats and after many late night phone calls to Santa, we got the go-ahead. Sure enough, under that Christmas tree were some cleats just for Eric.

When we are playing out in the yard, he really can burn past me. Juking this way and that, dodging me and even running right past me...

I love football. I love how the weather can play such a big part of the game. Football is played in all types of weather. The beginning of the season is sticky and hot, the middle is cooler, and by the end it is freezing cold.


Timo is Cool!

Just a few short years ago, whenever I wanted a quick change I would immediately dye my hair. Really, really red, brunette, golden blonde, bleach blonde, bleach blonde with hot pink underneath, a true array of colors. Once, within a two day time frame, I seriously dyed my hair four times. It actually turned gray for about 4 hours! Jeremy can attest to that one.

I am proud and a little surprised to say that I haven't dyed my hair in about 10 months. I haven't even thought of doing it, which is extremely abnormal for me.

Late last night, I really wanted to make a small change, but this time, instead of picking on my already damaged scalp, I turned to Timo. I decided to give him a buzz cut, and turned it into an amazingly drastic mohawk!

This particular style is in respect of an Ultimate Fighter that Jeremy and I are fans of, Chuck "The IceMan" Liddell.

I am unsure of how long we will allow this style to stay in the family, but if anyone in this crazy house could pull this look off, it is definitely our Timo.

College Girl Update!

Well, two weeks ago I finished my first block of classes from the University of Phoenix. I had two courses, English 101 and Skills for Learning in an Info Age (Gen 105).

I proudly report to all of you, that I received A's in both courses and am now further along in my education to become an Elementary Teacher!

If this sounds too bragadocious - I'm really sorry! I am just proud and thankful to my whole family for their support and encouragement!

Thank you!


As Busy As Boys

Busy boys. I'm actually at a loss for words today. Whenever I go shopping with all four boys, random people always comment about how "full" my hands must be. It never fails, and I just laugh and smile...

The boys definitely keep me busy, but they can also make the gloomiest mood disappear.

Eric and Timo have proven to be wonderful helpers with Mikey. And Noah loves to help out when he can too. Yesterday, while Eric was packing Mikey around like a doll, he decided it was "bed-time" and tucked him into Noah's big boy bed! It was so cute, so I snapped this picture...

To share with you!


An Indian Summer

The past few days have really reminded me what I love about living in Idaho.

Indian Summers.

Yesterday was warm enough for the boys to play outside in the water and today was super warm too. Late summer/early fall is my absolute favorite time of the year. It has usually cooled off some, but is still bright and sunny.

The sun gives me energy and the desire to go out side to play. Lately we have been spending our evenings playing football with the boys until the sun goes down. It is a perfect time to relax and calm down enough for "inside voices."

At the end of each summer, though, I always get excited for the leaves to turn red, orange, and brown and slowly come floating down to cover the ground. Walking through piles of crunchy leaves, making large mounds to run through. By far, my favorite is taking an afternoon drive down a tree-covered lane, speeding over leaves that are piled on the sides of the roads. Making them scurry around, fighting in the air.

So, I welcome the slightly-cooler weather of fall to reign down upon us.