Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Painting Outside

The girls painted outside during our playdate. London got some on Sydney's hair. 

We hit the pumpkin patch in the weekend. This week Tyson has been teaching seminary and was evaluated. The evaluation went really well Tyson felt the spirit and got new ideas how to be a better teacher. 

Friday, October 17, 2014

London and Sydney

Movie night on Friday. Then playing in the rain. 

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Time Out Buddy

London has started following Sydney to the time out stair. Sydney will go crying and london will faithfully follow and comfort her. It's seey that she can truly feel for her sister and at the same time get on her last nerve two seconds later. Ah the sister bond. 

Sydney sadly has a UTI. She is on antibiotics. We think it's because she likes to go potty in private and won't tell us and we don't wipe. So now we kinda have to stalk her when she goes to the bathroom. We finally put up some Halloween decor and I love that's it's homemade and we don't have to store it. Im on it getting to the point where I only want to have a wreath and Christmas tree for decor. It's so much easier!

Things are changing for our little family. We feel like the lord has helped us see new directions with seminary. Tyson and I are much more disciplined and I feel like it's the lord preparing us for new adventures. We have been getting really good at couples prayers and I feel like our prayers are so much more meaningful and sincere. 

I've also been selling stuff on Craigslist more. It's been fun to get into that again. I feel like we are decluttering and simplifying which I love. 

Monday, October 13, 2014

Letter from Tyson While We were in Utah


I woke up this morning being Saturday, August 6th and I was missing you and the girls. I laid in bed looking at the pictures of you and the girls in my phone. As I was looking at these photos,I couldn't image this was my life. It was as if I was looking at someone else's life on Instagram. God has blessed me with a beautiful family and I couldn't imagine life without you.

I know it has only been a week and a half but I already miss the little things. Sydney waking up with her blanket in her hand walking crooked down the hallway. London pouting until you come to pick her out of the crib and right before you pick her up she pulls out her binking making a "pop" sound as if to say finally! Or when she collapses on her blanket when you go to pick her up hugging it (That is my favorite). 

London signing that she wants food. Then when you ask her, do you want food? and she replies with the cuttest "yea" (said short and fast). I miss Sydney asking for "Searael". Asking her you want Cereal? Yea SearaelSearael! I miss walking downstairs and seeing you at the table working. It inspires me to push myself and become the man God wants me to be. I miss you hugging me in the morning or after the girls have eaten going up stairs and you laying on my chest while we talk about our day we have planned.

I miss our walks with the girls and the converstions we have together. I miss hearing the girls going crazy when they finally realize the "pauk", "pauk". "Mommy I need pauk." London and her enthusiasm leaning over to where she is almost falling out of the Burley screaming and pointing at the park. I miss their excitement as we push them on the swings and their beautiful smiles as they are so happy. Along with all the fun things I miss there are things I don't miss: The pouting as soon as they know we are leaving the park, 5 minute Gerber clean up and your moo moo! :)

I miss coming home when I lock my car and when it beeps Sydney yells "Daddy" or if someone else is here, she starts yelling "Daddy!, that's my daddy!" She is so proud of me now. I hope that I can always make her as proud as she is today of me

I miss when I kneel down with my arms stretched out and London walks towards me and then right before she comes and gives me a big hug, she turns and starts running giggling down the hallway. She is so funny. Even though I would rather just have the hug. It makes me laugh every time, that she thinks she is so funny. Reminds me of someone I know that laughs harder at their own joke, than everyone else does.

I have been playing music in the mornings and it is so different without to 2 girls dancing with me and you joining in. Mornings are so different without you and the girls here.

I miss holding your hand. I miss you laughing at my dumb jokes. I miss talking to you when I get home to tell you how my day went. I miss seeing you read to the girls and them ask,where mommy go? I miss your beautiful smile and laugh. I miss your cooking. It is always a good reminder when your away how much you do: laundry, dishes, vacuuming, cooling, etc. I did it just for me and I am tiredhahaha.

 I miss sitting out in front of the house with you as we hold hands and watching the girls run and play. I miss you asking me to come upstairs to bed with you at night. I love when you take the girls in front to say goodbye to me as I leave to work. 

It surprises me that someone can love and care about others the way that you do. It helps me become less selfish and think of others. I appreciate your example so I can become a better person.

I love when you get dressed on Sunday. It's as if your getting ready for a date and I just stare at you and when you realize it, you turn and glance at me for a second with the cutest smile.This is favorite memory. I love when you do it. It is a cute smile that I see so rare but it is my favorite when I see it. It reminds me when we were dating for I would see it a lot more. It is a special moment when I get to see it now. It is the memory I always think about when you are away. It is one full of pure love, innocence, and it is engraven as a memory for life.  

Thank you for always being strong and always having faith in me. For giving your whole heart and loving me with everything you have. You are everything I hoped in a wife and more. Thank you for being you. 

1 more day!!!!! :) I am so excited to see you!



Thursday, October 9, 2014

London Plays

We tried to return stuff at the mall and the girls got to play at the dinosaur park. Sydney left my side instantly but london stayed close by. Today it rained and both girls played outside for the first time together. They loved it. They got super wet but we're giggling the entire time. It was a treat to see sisters genuinely enjoy each other. 

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

London and mommy

Sunday, October 5, 2014

Conference weekend

Tyson got Saturday off so we could all watch conference together. It wasn't that successful. The girls were just tired of being at home. We cought glimpses of conference but still felt the spirit. We went on a gorgeous walk after Sunday session. It was such a gorgeous fall evening. Warm but not hot, slight wind. We walked around my favorite little place - Bradburn. I love all the parks and trails. It just invites you to be outside. We can home and took showers - we are changing the girls up showers and Im on it so excited! 

Sydney got a hold of Tyson's seminary book and drew all over it. We felt strongly that we need to be better at scripture study and family prayer. I face timed with my mom tonight and we talked about London's poor booty that has a boils and then Sydney's 3rd birthday coming up. 

This week is looking like a great week. 

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Tough day

Today was one of those days that started out normal but soon started to go down. It was as if everything  was going wrong. 

The doctors took too long, I dropped the girls off, I realized I forgot my laptop half way through my journey to Pat's house. My car was running on empty.... etc.

I wanted to give up on the entire day about 10 times. I got to Pat's house and oddly enough he was feeling the same thing. It's was just not a good day. I picked up the girls and realized I needed to change things up - so we headed to Ikea. 

Well at Ikea Sydney could not go play in the playland because she refused to go potty alone. Then it was a rush to get things done. The only saving moment was when I realized that it was "kids eat free" day and the girls got dinner for free. It was awesome. 

We got home and my VT came over at 6 pm. They shared a great message and honestly it felt great to have the spirit. After the girls went to bed I worked a little bit. 

It was a long day.  A day that made it hard to think that any of my goals are going to come true. But I know that's it will be worth it. I just pray that I can stay strong during the long days. 

Monday, September 29, 2014

They love daddy!

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Sweet friend

We got a package from jay and Sarah. It was these cool little Lego toys that connect. I had seen Sarah get these from Wendy's almost two years ago and mentioned they looked great. Well we got them today! Sarah is amazing. Two more months and the new baby will be here.