Sunday, December 20, 2009

Our house turned into a home!

How to turn a house into a home? Well I think it takes many things but a piano has made a big difference in our home. We are so excited! Laura has been taking piano lessons and has been doing really well. We don't need to remind her to practice. We had a keyboard and she would get on it every day and practice her songs. Her teacher says she is doing extremely well. We are very excited for her.
BYU-I was auctioning a bunch of pianos from around campus. Some were pretty beat up but two of them were in very good condition. This was one of them. We placed our bid not thinking we would get it since we only bid one dollar higher than the minimum but in the end we got it! The BYU-I pianos are tuned every semester and so far this one seems to have been somewhat pampered. We feel very lucky.
When we told Laura that this piano was for her and the family to practice on she almost cried with joy. It was a special moment. Our living room has come to life. It not only looks beautiful but there is music constantly playing. I LOVE IT! Next semester I am taking a beginners piano class at BYU-I. Cool huh?

Saturday, December 19, 2009


For those of you who did not know I was pregnant well... I am =) We had our ultrasound this Thursday. Everything is fine with baby so far and as you can see in the picture. IT'S A BOY! We are very excited and the battle for names has already begun. It is much harder for us to name boys than girls. I don't know why. We had the girls names picked out early in the pregnancy. They felt right and there were no problems. But the boys! My goodness! We can't seem to decide until the very last minute. Is this normal?

Monday, December 14, 2009

Laura's Baptism!

The highlight of the year! What a beautiful experience. I will never forget how I felt as soon as we walked into the church that day. It was so peaceful. When Laura and I went to the locker room area of the bathroom to get her changed into her baptism clothes I felt like we were in the Temple. We automatically started whispering and there was a feeling of reverent happiness which resembled the way I felt on my Wedding Day. All these years of having learned about how baptism is a covenant with the Lord became very real at Laura's baptism. I attended Primary, served a mission, taught primary etc.... This principle has been taught to me and I have taught it many times in my life, but I guess it took a child of my own getting baptized to be able to really gain a testimony of how real and important the covenant of baptism is. It was a faith promoting experience which has made me try to be a lot more reverent during Sacrament since it is a renewal of that special covenant. Laura we are proud of you and love you so very much! ( The little girl on the picture with Laura is her friend Breckley from school. They are in the same class and happened to get baptized the same day. The beautiful hairdo was Emily's creation. Thank you Emily).

Mateo turned 4!

Our sweet Mateo had his fourth birthday. His cousin Jayden came all the way from Provo. That was the best present he got! Those boys had a great time. I want to thank Emily, Jordan and David for coming all the way for Laura's baptism and Mateo's Birthday. You guys are so thoughtful. I also want to thank Abuela (mom) Madeline, and Carla for coming. We had so much fun with you guys. Please come back!

Laura turns EIGHT!!!

I cannot believe it. Laura has reached the age of accountability! She is a great little girl. She is very responsible and a joy to have around. She is always helping me with many things especially with Titus. I am grateful to have such a wonderful oldest child. Keep up the good work Laura, WE LOVE YOU!

For her Birthday we had a few of her friends over and had a little party. It was fun! Laura asked for Hawaiian Haystacks for dinner and for her cake she asked for her favorite: Lemon! Yum!

Ou little Computer Genius

Sure looks like it right? The other day I was making dinner. I looked over at our computer because I could hear someone pressing keys. When I saw Titus I had to get a picture. He looked like he knew what he was doing but it turns out we got a virus right after that our computer had to be wiped out. We almost lost all of our pictures. That's the last time my little genius will play on the computer.


Diaper changing assembly line. Anyone else need a diaper change?

We had Korrin, Will and their kids over for Thanksgiving. Their kids and our kids played and played and played like crazy. I feel bad that I did not take any more pictures. I just took a few of the baby because he is soooooooo cute!