11:48 am by Janelle. Filed under: News

Alright, Here are some pictures from the past few days. I thought, perhaps…and I’m not making any promises…but I’d like to document more of the day to day things in my life to remind me of all the beautiful things I have and all the small experiences I get to have with my family. With spring here, I have been noticing small things around me that I appreciate: birds chirping in the morning, the sound of a lawn mower on Saturdays along with the smell of fresh cut grass, blossoms, big puffy clouds, my kids getting along, laughing together, reading stories…so many things in life are beautiful.

I read this on the LDS church website the other day and it sums up my feelings lately and was very inspiring to me:

Near the end of his life, one father looked back on how he had spent his time on earth. An acclaimed, respected author of numerous scholarly works, he said, ‘I wish I had written one less book and taken my children fishing more often.’ Time passes quickly. Many parents say that it seems like yesterday that their children were born. Now those children are grown, perhaps with children of their own. ‘Where did the years go?’ they ask. We cannot call back time that is past, we cannot stop time that now is, and we cannot experience the future in our present state. Time is a gift, a treasure not to be put aside for the future but to be used wisely in the present.” -Thomas S. Monson October 2000

So, maybe it will be one picture a day. but hopefully I can see the little things that make life so great!

Uncle Erik came and stayed with us for a few weeks while he was working in this area and we loved it!! The kids LOOOVED waking up to seeing Uncle Erik and were so excited when he came home at night. Dallin would wake up and ask, “where Erik?” So here they are, loving Uncle Erik and sad to say good bye!

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I REALLY wanted to make some garden boxes this year and have a big, pretty garden…so here is my helper. And believe me, he and Ada were really good helpers……..yeah.

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And then I bought this wooden high chair off craigslist and EVERYONE wanted to sit in it and get their pictures taken. So why not?

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