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Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Cutie Pie

 Such a sweet & happy baby while we ran errands at Target. I am still LOVING this pink car seat cover that I got from Canopy Couture.

We put her baby doll in one of her onesies and Bitters wasn't sure what to think of it. Autumn is such a great older sister & helper!

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Gecko & Book of Mormon Reading

 We found this gecko hanging out on the wall, so we kindly & gently removed him outside. I LOVE geckos b/c they eat bugs, I just don't like them inside the house.

I've taken President Nelson's challenge to the women of the church to read the Book of Mormon before the end of the year & to mark every time the Savior is referred to. It's been so great to see just how many blue marks there are in my scriptures already.

"Second, I invite you to read the Book of Mormon between now and the end of the year. As impossible as that may seem with all you are trying to manage in your life, if you will accept this invitation with full purpose of heart, the Lord will help you find a way to achieve it. And, as you prayerfully study, I promise that the heavens will open for you. The Lord will bless you with increased inspiration and revelation.

As you read, I would encourage you to mark each verse that speaks of or refers to the Savior. Then, be intentional about talking of Christ, rejoicing in Christ, and preaching of Christ with your families and friends. You and they will be drawn closer to the Savior through this process. And changes, even miracles, will begin to happen."

Monday, October 15, 2018

Bitters The Bunny

 Little bug fell asleep like this while watching a show on TV while I worked. Frank put her in the Boppy on the floor like a pillow & covered her with a towel. I love how she has her hands over the bottle.

 I got this new shirt at Ross that perfectly matches my eleven10leather earrings. Plus I was having a great hair day, so I'm posting a selfie.

We were being silly tonight & decided to dress the baby up in one of the Halloween costumes we found in the box of clothes. She looks so STINKIN' CUTE as a bunny!

Daddy is so much fun w/ her and she LOVES being thrown around.

Look at our precious sleeping bunny! I just love her so much!

Sunday, October 14, 2018

My Favorite Pictures Of Me & Alisa

 I was naughty & snuck this picture during church. They had an "instant choir" where all the men in the congregation were invited to come up and sing if they wanted to. It was SO POWERFUL to hear them singing together & it brought tears to my eyes.

 When we got home, Autumn saw this beautiful butterfly on the bushes before we pulled into the garage.

 B-bugs is continuing to push up on all fours. Look at that smile of joy on her face.

 This is what my 9:37 pm looked like tonight. I think these might be my favorite pictures of me & Alisa. They capture just how much love I have for my sweet angel.

I am soaking up every single bit of the snuggles I can get. Pretty soon she'll be running around like crazy & won't let me hold her to rock her to sleep.

Saturday, October 13, 2018

Julian As Lumiere

 Autumn continued to get spoiled at the birthday party sleep over. They went to IHOP for breakfast!

 When I went to pick her up, she showed me how she learned to use her friend's hover board. I was super impressed, b/c I would have fallen & broken my neck but she was using it like she's been using it for years.

 Since it was just us girls, we decided to have a girl's day out. Plus, I owed Autumn a treat of her choice for getting excellent grades.

 She chose to go get savory crepes. YUM!

 We texted this picture to Frank & Marissa b/c they texted us the picture below. Mama w/ her baby girls.

 Daddy w/ his baby girls ♥

 Tonight Frank & the boys & GrannyMom & Grampsy went to see Julian perform in the local high school's Beauty & The Beast play.

 Julian was Lumiere and Frank said he knocked it out of the park. These "flames" he held in his hands were super cool and really completed the whole outfit.

 Picture of the boys (and their friend) w/ Julian.

I appreciate how much these 4 boys love each other. Of course they have their usual sibling squabbles here & there, but they are so loving and good to each other.

Friday, October 12, 2018

Home Alone With Bitters

 The sky looked SO COOL this morning! It looked like being under the waves of the ocean.

 This is how Frank had the baby propped up in her boppy w/ a bottle to watch TV while we worked in the kitchen and living room to get stuff done. LOL

 Nate came over to drop something off and we all happened to be in the kitchen talking when he came, so we had him take our pic.

 Autumn got to go to her friend Venni's (on the left) birthday party tonight.

 Since everyone was gone, and I and I had the house to myself I went to WalMart and got some treats to snack on.

 After opening presents, they went to the fancy movie theater and even got to order dinner.

 After the movie, they went out for frozen yogurt. Talk about being spoiled at your friend's birthday party!

 Frank took Spencer up to Oklahoma to spend the weekend w/ his Mom, and Frank spent the weekend with his parents.

Little Miss B-bug took a nap around 8:00, which was glorious. But that meant she woke up like this at 11:00 pm. She was ready to party when I was ready to go to sleep, so I had to get up. We watched Selena together and then went to sleep.

Thursday, October 11, 2018

Epidural, Walk, Homework, Practice & Basketball

Frank had a doctor's appointment today to get another epidural shot for the pain in his back. This little sweetie was an angel while we waited for Daddy to be done.

We went for a walk around the neighborhood this afternoon to enjoy the beautiful weather and get some exercise.

The baby loves to play with basically anything that goes in the recycle bin. She loves empty bottles and boxes. Frank put this cracker box on her head for a hat. LOL! She is NOT a binky baby, which makes me kind of sad. She just likes chewing on it and playing with it, but doesn't really use it as a pacifier.

I'm glad I caught this rare moment on camera ... Spencer helping Autumn w/ her math homework.

She is definitely getting up on all fours more often now and will be crawling before we know it!

Autumn had cheer practice tonight and one of the Mom's brought treats for all the girl's b/c it was her daughter's birthday. So fun!

Grant is playing on a basketball team at work, and it was their first night of competition so we went to support him.

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Cleaning In The Wee Hours Of The Morning

 Frank & I got into an argument/disagreement last night, so when I can't sleep I stay up & clean. I wish I had taken a "before" picture of how covered this table was. This is my work desk & kind of the "catch all" for papers and stuff. I was up until 5:00 am and am so glad I got this somewhat cleaned off.

 Another picture of our cute girl

We have been looking for a washer & dryer for Nick & Savi's new house for a few weeks. We found one yesterday & even though Frank wasn't feeling good we went and picked it up and got it installed for them. They haven't moved into the new house yet, but they had this cute little table & chair set up in the kitchen for now.

Tuesday, October 9, 2018

Cooking With Fractions

 Autumn had an orthodontist appointment after school today. Baby girl was so happy to tag along and thought she was hot stuff when I was helping her to stand up.

 Autumn had to make a treat to share w/ her math class tomorrow that involved doubling a recipe that has at least 5 fractions in it. So, I helped her modify this recipe for killer pumpkin bars w/ cream cheese frosting.

We had to take pictures along the way to be used in a slide show presentation. It was a lot of fun cooking w/ her.

Monday, October 8, 2018

Up On All Fours!!!

B-bug has been propping herself up w/ her hands a lot lately, but today she actually got up on all fours for a few seconds!!! Luckily Autumn caught it on camera.

Autumn got her all dressed up in this cute outfit & wanted to do a photo shoot.

Aren't those shoes just the cutest??? I guess it's a good thing they're just decorative right now instead of her needing them to walk.

Two tired sisters