Wednesday, October 28, 2015

So Grown Up!

Guess who got her ears pierced?!!

I told Livi years ago that I would take her to get her ears pierced whenever she wanted to.  She has wanted earrings for a long time, but has always been too afraid of the pain . . . if you know Olivia, you know she has no pain threshold whatsoever!   Finally, over fall break, she told me she was ready to go for it.  We jumped in the car and headed to the mall before she could change her mind!  As we walked to Claire's, she kept asking me to pinch her ear so she would know how it feels to get them pierced . . she was shaking, she was so nervous.  When we got to the store, she chose some cute flower studs, and then she started to feel more excited.

Getting prepped for the moment of truth . . . 

I knelt beside her and squeezed her hand.  10 seconds later, it was all over . . . she did it!  She said it hurt, but not as badly as she thought it would.  She didn't even cry!

And now . . . she can't stop looking at herself in the mirror.  "It was totally worth it!" she told me.  I had to laugh . . . Love you Liv!

Wednesday, October 14, 2015


Some random cell-phone pics that I don't want to leave out . . .

We took the kids to see the new Payson temple.  We walked around the grounds, and the kids had this burning desire to say they had "touched a real-life temple", so we let them touch the front doors!

Our Brooklyn is getting so big!  To say she is adored is an understatement!

Jason and Joshua love to look for cool cars, and then pose for pictures next to them . . . I don't get it.

Chewbie is my only child who just loves dress-up . . . usually it's some weird combination of super-hero cape and bike helmet.  But this day, he decided to be a fire-fighter . . . 

Cutest Sister picture ever!!

We took the kids to the legacy center one weekend for some swimming.  Love these crazies!!