Thursday, December 11, 2014

She's a Star!

Olivia decided to audition for the Riverview Talent Show again this year.  She sang, "When You Wish Upon a Star" . . . and it was about the sweetest thing you ever saw.  Seriously . . . I'm her mom, so I'm aloud to brag it up!  We were really proud of her, especially that she had the courage to get up in front of all those people by herself.

About 10 minutes before the show, Livi had serious stage fright.  She was shaking and told me she had changed her mind and no longer wanted to be in the show.  She and I went to the bathroom, shut ourselves in a stall, and said a prayer together.  We prayed that angels would be with her to help her feel calm, remember her words and sing her very best. We hugged, and she said she felt ready to go on.

After the show, I asked her if she had been nervous when she went on stage.  She said the prayer had worked, and she hadn't been scared at all!  It's a moment I will never forget as a Mom.

Bravo Livi!  We love you!!

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Turkey Day

This year, Jason and I hosted Thanksgiving at our house for the very first time.  I've gone 12 years without having to make a turkey on Thanksgiving.  I was totally sort of freaking out about it... What do you take out?  What do you put in?  How the heck do you know when it's done?!  After spending hours scouring the internet for recipes and watching youtube videos, I felt pretty prepared to tackle Mr. Tom.  You know what?  It really wasn't that hard!  I survived . . . and Tom the turkey turned out pretty darn good!  

I made Jason pose for a picture with the turkey as proof . . .

Enjoying our Thanksgiving feast together . . .

Happy Turkey Day everyone!!

Friday, December 5, 2014

Cheer Photos

My Dad took some pictures of Olivia's cheer squad and they turned out super cute.  Livi has had so much fun cheering with these girls . . .

Wednesday, December 3, 2014


These crazies have a little brother or sister coming in May . . .

This poor baby doesn't know what's coming!!

Monday, December 1, 2014

Family Pics

In November, we had some family photos taken.  Our family is growing up and changing so quickly… seriously, can't time slow down just a bit?

Our family:

The kiddos:

Joshua (age 9):

Olivia (age 7):

Ethan (age 4):

Logan (age 2):