Thursday, April 29, 2010

Elijah James Lamb

Today April 30, would be your 30th birthday. Oh how I miss you.
I wish you were here.......
to play with my kiddos
to hang out with
to give you a hug
to see your smile
to fight with. haha (we were good at that)
to watch your determination
to see your temper
to see the man you would have grown into
to meet your namesake, he is a lot like you, and I love it
to mend Mom and Dad's broken hearts
to help heal your siblings hearts
to just be you

I am so grateful that I know I will see you again,I can't wait for that sweet reunion. I miss you so much.

I hope that I am still being the big sister you would have wanted, and looked up too, I sure do try.

Happy Birthday to my little brother EJ, oh how I wish I could give you a hug today, and have my kids sing to you.

Love ya bro,

Your big Sis Em

Saturday, January 2, 2010

Sad sad faces

this is the face my kiddos were making the whole time we took Christmas down. So tragic!

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Simply Having a Wonderful Christmas time!!!

What a busy month. This is definately the most posts ever in one night! 11!! Wow I need to be better. We sure had a great Christmas. It amazes me that even though we have had a rough year, Heavenly Father has still blessed us immensley. I am grateful for the gospel and my testinmony of Christ. I am grateful for times like Christmas when I can truly reflect.
The kids were truly wrapped in the magic of Christmas. I just want to freeze time sometimes, they are so much fun right now. Truly innocent, beleiving, and loving life. I am so blessed to be their mother. I am just amazed that I have been trusted with these sweet spirits. I love my kids. They are the best thing I have ever done!
We had the best Christmas morning, Jaylee got the Julie American girl doll she wanted so badly, EJ got an electronic drum set, and Jett got a guitar. So fun. Jaylee's face was the best when she saw her doll, true wonderment!! EJ ran so fast to his gifts, I couldn't get his picture!! Jett just loved unwrapping everything. It didn't matter what it was, or if it was even his. lol He just ran around opening presents.

After the fun at our house we went to Nanny and Pop-pop's for a yummy breakfast, more presents. They sure spoil us!! We also had a yummy Christmas dinner, playing with our new toys, guitar hero, and other games. Such a fun day.

We just wish we could have all our family together. We sure missed all the Hoover's out in Cali, and wished it would have been possible for us all to be together. We have so much to be grateful for. and truly had a blessed Christmas.

This face says it all. hahaha

Christmas Eve

We had a great time on Christmas Eve at my Mom's. Heidi, Kevin, Andy, us, Mom, dad, G & G Rhodes, G & G Lamb, GG, and my Cousin Rob and his family were all there. We ate a lot of food, played games, guitar hero, jaylee played the piano, acted out the Nativity story and enjoyed each others company. Of course the night ended with the kids getting there new Christmas jammies.

Most pics of Jett have looked like this lately. He doesn't want to hold still for a picure. He is a busy boy!!

Rhodes Family Christmas Party

Grandpa rented out Mellor banquets for the family Christmas party. It was great. Almost everyone came, including Santa. Great times together.

Baking Baking Baking

We went on a baking extravaganza this year. 6 hours of baking. The kids helped for about the first hour, and then lost interest. We made 5 different kinds of cookies, fudge, marshmallows, and chocolate covered pretzels. So good, and so glad we gave 15 plates away. I don't need to eat it all! I had so much fun making it all though!

Christmas Church clothes and decorating the tree!!

I love finding Christmas church clothes for my kids. It is so fun. I thought they looked super cute all dressed up for church!

Love decorating the tree. It is so fun watching the kids faces as they remember things from year to year. So cute