Sunday, December 9, 2012

Little Blessing

I don't know if it is the holiday season or what but we truely have been blessed and I am so grateful for all the little blessings in our life.
 
I am so grateful for this little angel. Paige is seriously my little girlfriend and buddy. She makes me laugh and brings a smile to my face everyday. I could not imagine her not being in our lives and I couldn't imagine her being with any other family. She was truely meant to come into our family. She has been such a blessing. She is so spunky and sassy but can be as sweet as can be. It makes me a little sad that she is wanting to be so independent. She isn't my little baby any more but becoming a little lady.
 
 
 
 
I am so thankful for my family. I have been at my sisters house and it has been so much fun watching Paige with her cousins. It makes me sad that we won't see them for five months. Paige loves them!
 
 
I am so grateful for Ryan. He is the most hard working man I know. He does so much for our family. After a long day of work, he still comes home and gives Paige his full attention. She loves him and screams "DADDY" and runs to the door everyday when she hears the door opening. Ryan in the most selfless man I know as well. He is always helping people in the ward and going out with the missionaries. Sometimes I think why don't you stay home and be with us, we haven't seen you all day. But we really have had little blessings because of his service.
 
I am so thankful that Ryan's car has made it through medical school. He bought this car his sophomore year of high school and we kept saying, 'if this can make it through college...' 'if it can make it through med school...' It really has been a blessing having two cars. Now if this car can keep going and make it through a couple of years of residency :)
 
I could go on and on but I have learned that it really is the little things that make the big things in life.
 

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Life in Indiana

So Ryan and I decided to finish our fourth year of medical school out west so we could see family during the holidays. So we packed up our apartment and put it in a storage unit until May when we will head back to Michigan for our five year residency in orthopedics.

Since we have two more weeks until we leave and we are out of our apartment, Paige and I headed to my sisters to hang out until she has her baby.
 
 
Sorry the pictures are out of order but enjoy!
Turkey Dinner
 
We took the batter away
 
Super Paige
 
Takes after her dad... Loving some brownie batter
 
Driving in the car... She didn't like me singing Christmas music
 
How we eat Thanksgiving around here
 
Such a big helper
 
Waiting for the bus with Jaxon
 
It's an Apple kind of Day
 
Black Friday at Target
 
Helping Pack
 
Someone is ready to eat Thanksgiving dinner
 
Paige was sick for a few days and wouldn't eat or drink anything. I was so excited when she finally wanted some cereal.
 
What we stood in line at Target for... Milk and some crayons

Sunday, November 11, 2012

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Sounds of Sunday


Every night before Paige goes to bed we sing a few songs. Every time we drive in the car, wait at a doctors office, fly on an airplane or just sit around the house, Paige loves to watch the primary songs on my phone. She will bring me my phone and either say "Toodles" for Mickey or "I will Go" for primary songs.

(FYI if you moms out there haven't downloaded the sing along lite app on your phones, DO IT NOW!)

Paige LOVES looking at the pictures and listening to the primary songs. Ryan and I can't believe how smart she is and love listening to her versions of the songs. 

One morning as were watching our morning cartoons, Paige was also watching her songs and I decided to run and get my camera to record her.

Sorry the tv is so loud. Paige now knows that there are buttons on the tv and will turn it off and on and turn up the volume. Oh and she dropped the remote behind the bed and I just haven't moved the bed to get it. 

So turn up the volume. Relax and enjoy the Sounds of Sunday that we hear everyday in our house!!

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Popcorn Popping

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

My Little Lady Bug

Last year I bought Paige a costume on clearance for $2.00!! 
Lets just say she was the cutest lady bug ever.

Last minute on Halloween we decided to go down to our friends the Childs and have a little Halloween party and go trick or treating in their neighborhood. 

Paige loved running around with these cute girls. And it was so fun to get together.

All day I made Paige say "Trick or Treat". She would say it and smile but that night, got scared and wouldn't say anything when they opened the door. Little Stinker!

Paige definitely loved all the candy and was biting through the wrappers to get to it.



Liam wanted that sucker so bad.

Happy Halloween!!

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Road Trip to Nauvoo

This past weekend, my sisters kids had school off and Ryan just happened to have to go to Kirksville for some school meetings and Paige and I decided to hang out in Nauvoo with my sisters family. My brother Ryan and I watched the kiddos in the morning so Don and Christina could do a session and then we all set out and explored Nauvoo. Ryan had never been there before and it was fun to go back since we used to live so close. 
 We first stopped by the visitor center and Paige loved the big statues. There was one of Jesus and she kept looking at it and saying "Jesus" in her little voice. It was so cute.

 We next stopped by the Family Living Center and the kids made rope and how to make other things that they needed back in the day. 

Paige sat so good for the first couple and then....



She just wanted to play with Kyla!


 Nauvoo is beautiful in the fall.





Paige loves her Uncle Ryan 

Sitting with her brick at the brick yard

Joseph Smith's Grave

We stopped by Carthage Jail before Ryan did an evening session. Carthage is such a spiritual place. 




Our little cutie! 



 They were having a big Halloween party in Nauvoo. The streets were lined with over 500 carved pumpkins.