Sunday, July 29, 2012


Love is when your husband sneaks down stairs to do the dishes while you sleep.

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Dancing Boy

Collin is watching Bride and Prejudice this morning.  He started to dance to one of the songs.  He turned around during his dance and realized that both mommy and daddy were watching him.  He stopped and gave us this impish look.  He soon forgot we were watching, and did it again.

Monday, July 23, 2012

more pics

 Collin made a mess of his lunch a couple of days ago.  His watches "Bride and Prejudice" with mommy.  When daddy saw Collin with a Gerber puff between his eyebrows, he teased that Collin wanted to be an Indian (from India, not America).

Here is Collin watching "Bride and Prejudice".

Collin is starting to self feed.  We only let him self eat cheerios, rice krispies, Gerber puffs, and bites of toast.

Collin has a cute OSU Jammie.

Turn the sound off.  It is just buzz.

Friday, July 20, 2012

2 months of Pictures

Collin Meeting his Cousins.  We went to a park.
 Collin got a small sunburn on his nose.  Mommy is glad she put a hat on him.  It could have been worse.
 Collin thought Logan needed to suck on his fingers too.
 Aren't they cute?
 Collin and BJ have been getting along much better.  Collin pulls out BJ's hair, but with how hot it has been, BJ doesn't care as much as he usually does.
 We went to NC to see Collins Cousins. 
 This is them at church.
 Aaron had to drive back to OH after these photos.
 I like this one best.
 Daddy and Collin took a nap together on one of the 100+ days.  That was the last nap Collin took in his swing.  He is getting too big for it.
 Collin is climbing now.
 He just got up from a nap when we took this picture.
 He sits so well.
 BJ is sitting in out laundry hamper.
 I don'[t know why he knocked it over to sit in it, but he only has done it this one time.
 Collin is wearing a 6M shirt in this picture.  As you can see, it is too big for him still. 
He is such a happy boy.

Sunday, July 15, 2012

What we have been doing this summer so far.

So much has happened since I posted last. 
My last post covered Collin learning to crawl. 
On June 4th, Daddy had his last day at school.  He was home before noon.  We took the next few days easy.  We went to visit my MIL on June 6th.  I also visited with some friends from church and work.  A,B & C came home on the 8th.  Monday we left for my sister’s house.  She lived in NC.  We went to see her before she moved to UT.  Aaron stayed with us until Sunday, and then he had to go home for interviews.  I stayed an extra 5 days.  It was wonderful to spend time with my sister.  Thanks to Grandpa Kevin, Collin and I rented a nice car, and drove home to my MIL house.  Collin and I didn’t get there until Saturday Morning.
Daddy’s Family from UT arrived at my MIL house Saturday afternoon.  We spent a few nights at my MIL with them.  They stayed for a week with my MIL.  Sunday, June 24th, the Emerson’s had a family reunion.  My sister-in-law and I put it together.  It was a lot of fun.  We played Bingo, hot potato, had a great potluck and chatted.  There were even door prizes.  Collin watched his cousins (18 months and a year older) climb the stairs, and decided he could too.  He didn’t get very far, and thanks to a very watchful Daddy, didn’t hurt himself.  The next day he climbed on my MIL very low couch (the girls had taken the cushions off to make a fort), but he hasn’t climbed since.  Collin went swimming for the first time on June 28th.  A, B & C drove home after swimming. 
The next few weeks, we chilled at home.  We organized the basement, cleaned the house, and just spent time together.  On July 1st, I was called to be primary secretary.  I still taught RS on July 8th, but I started working on my calling July 1st.  There is so much to do.  We have so many exciting things coming up, and I was called 2 ½ months after the rest of the Presidency (I am playing catch up). 
Friday, went to my MIL house to spend the night.  Saturday, we helped Aaron’s cousin move and Collin was left with Grandma for 8 hours.  He had fun and was fine, but he is a bit clingy today.
We are still job hunting, and Aaron has lots of interviews, but please keep us in your prayers!

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Remember Love

The boy you punched in the hall today, committed suicide a few minutes ago.
The girl you called a slut in class today, she’s a virgin.
The boy you called lame, he has to work every night to support his family.
That girl you pushed down the other day, she’s already being abused at home.
That girl you called fat, she’s starving herself.
The old man you made fun of because of the ugly scars, he fought for our country.
The boy you made fun of for crying, his mother is dying.
You think you know them.
Guess what?
You don’t.

Jesus said love everyone.

“A new commandment I give unto you, That ye love one another; as I have loved you, that ye also love one another.”
John 13:34

“See that ye love one another; cease to be covetous; learn to impart one to another as the gospel requires.”
D&C 88:123

“Beloved, let us love one another: for love is of God; and every one that loveth is born of God, and knoweth God.”
1 John 4:7

“And he commanded them that there should be no contention one with another, but that they should look forward with one eye, having one faith and one baptism, having their hearts knit together in unity and in love one towards another.”
Mosiah 18:21