Monday, November 8, 2010

Cute Nursery

I love this nursery.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

My Most Used Words

According to Facebook these are my most frequently used words. Love, Think, Happy, Friends, Kids, Best, Might, Tonight, Need, Time, Family, Any, Fun, Hours, Mama, Boys, Sister, Last, Very, Guys, Jayden, Man, Feeling, Christmas, Happened, Trying, Udall, Should, Woman, Don, Child, After, Let, Cooking, Why, Halloween, Perfect, World, Yum, Boy, Girl, Means, Finally, Without, Within, School, House, Okay, Wants, Getting, Play, Baby, Birthday, Marathon, Sleep, People, Called, Decide, Babe, Congrats, Take, Reading, Favorite, Wii, Yourself, Date, Men, Loving, Kind, Dad, Hopkins, Please, Soccer, Great, Gym, Send, Try, Tomorrow, While, Everyone, Driving, Makes, Words, Thanks, Asked, Year, Word, Totally, Yearold, Walk, Marriage, Things, Life, Park, Wife, Say, Anyone, Hard, Residency, Using

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Attack on the Family

I have seen the family under significant attack this past week. It has been sad to witness people who have strayed so far from the truth about family life. I found this article and think it is a very good one:
The Sacred Responsibilities of Parenthood

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

“Whenever we are inclined to feel burdened down with the blows of life, let us remember that others have passed the same way, have endured, and then have overcome.”Thomas S. Monson

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

I Love A Chair

I never knew I could love a chair until I saw this one:
It is from a company called 

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Lucas Reading A Bob Book

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Nicholas Reads A Bob Book

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Bob book
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Saturday, October 9, 2010


"Once you make a decision the universe conspires to make it happen" ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

Thursday, October 7, 2010

"Start by doing what is necessary, then do what is possible, and suddenly you are doing the impossible." ~ St. Francis of Assisi

Grandma Mary’s Roses

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Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Sittin’ In A Chair

Hunter Montessori chair

Tuesday, September 28, 2010


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Monday, September 27, 2010

Montessori Mornings

During weekday mornings this is what Hunter and I have been up to…

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we go to Montessori, sort of. While Lucas and Nicholas are in the other rooms learning, Hunter and I hang out in an empty toddler room. Usually this classroom is used on Saturdays for an 18 month-3.5 year-old Montessori class. He is so good and quite and I usually read and play with him. I bring our own toys because we don’t pay to use this room. I do this because it takes nearly a half hour to drive to the school so it is not worth it  to drive home just to turn around a couple hours later to pick up the boys. We are loving it.


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Hunter is 8 months now and can stand for just a little bit. He is still such a joy and truly a gift. I love taking him with me where ever I go. He is my buddy.

Monday, September 13, 2010

A Favorite Quote

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Thursday, September 9, 2010


My "old" neighbor, actually she is my age, has been asking many questions about my faith. It is humbling because sometimes it is difficult to answer her questions. I invited her and the missionaries over for dinner a few nights ago and afterward they gave her a mini lesson. When the missionaries left I showed her the movie “The Restoration”. She seems to feel good about it and is going to read the Book of Mormon.
Since I was a little unsure of a couple questions she asked I did a little reading and came across a great article from the late President Hinckley:
What Are People Asking Us
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Other friends ask or “challenge” me at times (especially recently).  That is okay because it only makes me stronger and believe even more. 

Lucky Charms Lesson

I learn so much from my children. Lately, Nicholas and Jayden came up with the virtue of eating all the “healthy” pieces of Lucky Charms first and leaving all the marshmallows for last. I once read an article stating that children who learn will power and “save the best for last” or “work then play” are more successful as adults. I should find that article. Anyways here is Nick saving his marshmallows:

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Alien Spaceship Building

Occasionally we will go to the Lowe’s Build and Grow and Home Depot's Kid’s Workshop. This time we brought the alien spaceship kits home to put together.

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Me and Hunter

I just LOOOOOVE this little guy. I can take him everywhere with me because he is just such a good baby. He has a very pleasant and calm demeanor about him with just a tad of seriousness.  He is a studier. People will do the silliest things to get a smile out of him and he will just watch them mysteriously.  He’ll usually give them a little grin when the show is over =).  He cut a tooth and still hasn’t been grumpy. He is a trooper. He eats a tiny bit of rice cereal mixed with fruits, but still mainly nurses. We both like the cuddle time. Love him.

Amber and Hunter

Church Goals

These are goals we have been asked as members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints to strive for:
1. Kneel in personal prayer daily.
2. Kneel in family prayer daily.
3. Pray as a family before meals daily.
4. Read scriptures as a family daily.
5. Have family home evening weekly.
6. Establish effective internet filter.
7. Attend the temple regularly.
8. Attend church meetings on time, weekly.

This is a work in progress for me/us. I do believe by striving for these things we are becoming closer as a family and closer to our Savior.

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Buzz and Dragon, Good Buddies

Today I almost stepped on these little treasures. As I looked at them for a second my eyes began to swell with tears. I had a good idea which child set them up like this. Nicholas has the sweetest spirit. He even sets his toys up like buddies. Such a solid young lad that Nick. I couldn't bear putting it away so I left it in the middle of the floor for the day.
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Tuesday, September 7, 2010


Thursday, September 2, 2010

Lucas Spells

Lucas and Nicholas are beginning to spell short words. We are also reading Bob books together along with out nightly scripture study.

Lucas Reading

Bishop Killed

This is such a sad story about this bishop who was shot and killed while in his church office.

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Nick’s Justin Bieber Doo

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