Monday, November 7, 2011

Julianne's Blessing

As I went back through my posts I realized that I missed posting a very important event in our family.  Julianne's blessing.  We were so blessed to be able to travel home during spring break and share this special time with family.  Unfortunately a lot of the pictures that were taken got lost.  Thank goodness for my sister Stephani who got the best shots out of all the pictures that were left.  She doesn't know that I copied them from her blog but here they are.  
                                                   Jules and her sweet Aunt Stephani.

  Jules and Grandma Bean.  I'm  so glad that Steph got this one of Jules alone.  It's the only one I have. 
 We were also lucky to have Josh's parents and his brother Dan and his wife Ashley be there for the blessing.  I hope this little girl knows how much she is loves!

 Julianne got to spend some special time with Grandma Hill while we were there.  I love these pictures!!  I think they're so sweet.  It was also sweet that my parents took the time to sit down with my kids and play a game.  It was the first time Isaac played Candy Land and he loved it.  How lucky my children are to have such wonderful grandparents.  They are great example to my kids and are an important part of their lives.

 Just so you know. Yes, Isaac is still a crazy kid!!

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Wow, it has been a long time since I have posted.  We ended up going to Idaho Falls for an internship last summer, a trial in some ways but a huge blessing in others, and then when we got back we jumped into school and the craziness of life and then I hurt my back and ended up in the ER and have been down flat for the last week and off and on for a few weeks before that.   So needless to say life has been a little too chaotic to blog.  Thank goodness for my sweet mom!!  It's not often that a mom gets to have someone to take care of her.  Even when we get sick or hurt we have to muddle through.  But last week my mom came a took such good care of me and now I'm on my way back to normal.  Thanks mom for your example and love!!  I sure appreciate you.  For my own records I'm going to start posting again but I have to start with what happened at the beginning of the summer to get back on track.  It will take some time because so much has happened but hopefully it will give you a sense of what has happened and what we have learned.  So if you are interested, watch for more posts over the next week, but be patient with me because it's going to take some time. 

Friday, April 29, 2011

I just have to share this with everyone because I'm so excited about it. So who doesn't need a little help spicing up their marriage. You could have the perfect marriage and be blissfully happy but a marriage like that takes work and we all know that it's important to keep dating, especially when kids and work can get in the way of being together. I just found the most fantastic website to help keep romance fun and spark the fire again in your marriage.
This is it..... thedatingdivas.com It's written by a team of extremely creative ladies and I can't wait to try some of their ideas out on Josh. I hope you enjoy it.

Sunday, April 17, 2011

family pics

This post has been in the works for the last two months, in fact, I forgot that I started it until I looked at my drafts a week or two ago. Jenny came up a week after Jules was born to visit and while she was here she was so awesome and took pictures of my family. Unfortunately my boys were little pills that night so they didn't turn out the way I had hoped. We'll have to get some spring ones taken, Jules is SO MUCH bigger now than she was here, but in the meantime these are the ones that we have. THANKS JEN!!! Sorry my kids are such a pain to take pictures of but I really appreciate you!!
This one is so not my favorite but it's the best one of the bunch. AHH, my children!!!
Don't let that cute face fool ya!!1
I love this picture!!!! It's one of my faves!!


I LOVE this picture!! I gave Josh his superman shirt for one of the first Christmases that we were together and last Christmas when he was at Old Navy shopping for me he came upon this little pink superman shirt for Jules and he HAD to buy it. He is such a sweet daddy!!
I really love this picture!!! Three generations together!!! Thanks again Mom for all of your help!!!
I'll post some of the pictures of Jules on the next post but I did want to post this collage. Jen, you did a great job!!!

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Recap of the first of the year

Wow!! It's amazing how fast time flies!! And I haven't posted anything for a long time. So I'll just do a little post of what's happened over the last few months. I've found that I'm not taking enough pictures!! So hopefully there will be many more posts to come with lots more pictures.

Julianne is a tummy baby!!! She actually enjoys being on her tummy but I don't give her near enough tummy time. Thank goodness she started out with a really strong neck or we might have some problems. She has actually grow so much since this picture!! It's amazing how much a new born can change over a matter of weeks!!

I turned thirty-one in January and Josh totally spoiled me. Unfortunately Isaac didn't share the same attitude about my birthday.Aren't these gorgeous!! I have the best husband!! Along with these he got me a Yankee candle and a gift certificate to get a manicure. I've never had one before and I haven't found the right time to use it but I'm looking forward to it.

Like I said, Isaac decided to celebrate my birthday in his own special way. I think I was feeding Jules at the time he was doing this and he was so quiet I didn't even realize that he was on the counter until long after he had done this. The little stinker. Spice cake anyone?


Emma is continuing to be a fantastic big sister and a huge help to me. I'm so grateful she's my first!!


The city put on a father/daughter princess ball and I couldn't pass up the opportunity for my little girl to spend time with her daddy. Josh didn't take the camera but here are the pics we took before they left. Isn't she beautiful!! Just so you know, she was the one who choose the color of her eye shadow, not me.

The rest of these are random pictures that I thought were cute and showed the characters of my children so I had to include them in the post otherwise they would get forgotten. Isaac likes to draw. Unfortunately it's on the walls as well as paper that he puts his masterpieces.
To remedy the drawing problem we bought an easel so the kids have some way to display their artistic talent and this is what Emma did with it. She has always been such a good little artist but she's really getting good with details now. She's also getting really good at writing and reading!! My little baby's growing up!!I can't remember which kid put this little caterpillar toy next to Jules but I thought it was so cute and sweet, I had to take a picture. Yup, Isaac is still Isaac. And this totally proves it. It's a darn good thing he's so cute!!

Friday, January 28, 2011

Random Goings On Around the Hill House

Sometimes I find that I have a bunch of pictures that don't really go with anything that result in a post like this. They are pictures that I think are fun but are so random. And here they are for you to enjoy. Grandma and Emma took turns painting each others toenails. Don't ask me who came up for the position on this one.I love this photo!! Just looking at it makes me happy.
We had to get some new containers for some of the boys Christmas gifts and this is what Emma came up with on how to use them. Silly girl.
One day it got really quite I saw that most of the kids had disappeared. You know what that can translate into with kids. When I went looking for them this is what I found. Jaxson got this camera for Christmas and there are silly little games on it that Josh was playing while the kids watched. Do men ever grow up? :)
Emma makes me laugh. Her friend let her borrow these earmuffs and she liked them so much she had to wear them to bed.

JULES CAN NOT BE MORE LOVED

The kids love to hold Julianne!! Jaxson is especially fun to watch because he is so gentle with her and handles her in almost a reverent way.

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

First Bath

Emma was so excited to be able to help with Julianne's first bath. It was so cute to watch her. Jules is so lucky to have such a wonderful big sister.
Her umbilical cord has since fallen off and you wouldn't think that in just two weeks she has gotten bigger but she has. She did pretty good with the whole bath thing until the end when she got tired of it all. Hence the binky in her mouth. I'll tell you, whoever invented the binky was inspired, because I could not have a baby without one!!