Our Families Favorite Quote

As a being of power, intelligence, and the master of his own thoughts, a man holds the key to every situation, to make his life what he chooses it to be. When he discovers the divine power within his soul, he can lead his life to a God-like nature. If one dreams lofly dreams, so shall he become. There is magic in the way one thinks. If we expect the worst, we will get the worst. If we expect the best, we will recieve the best. If we train our minds to have faith in God and ourselves, we are using one of the great laws of life. If we think and live righteously, happiness will find its place in our lives. It is amazing when we expect the best how forces are set in motion which cause the best to materialize. Our thoughts, more than circumstances determine the coarse of our lives. Outward circumstances do not determine the coarse of our lives as much as the thoughts that habitually occupy our minds. These thoughts carve their impression on our faces, in our hearts, and on the tablet of our eternal souls.
Howard W. Hunter

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

So, we have a new addition to our family.....Taisley Mariah Elder, she was a surprise from the beginning and is now 8 months old......I am so behind on our life! She has brought so much joy to me and our family. I can't get enough of her! I am doing daycare full time in our home right now, staying very busy with kids all day:) Justin is still working full time at Schrieber foods and was just sent to New York to help make a decision on a machine that the company is thinking of getting, he loved going and seeing a different state and testing out different restaurants! He is an Engineer with North logan fire and LOVES being apart of the fire department there. He also works part time for Weber fire which is usually 1 or 2 Saturdays a month. Jade just finished 4th grade and is an amazing artist, she was just chosen to have a poem published in a book this year, so proud of her. She is enjoying her Summer and is starting sewing lessons, she is so excited about that her teacher told her she has a natural talent for sewing. She was able to just start piano lessons a few months ago as well. Jordyn just finished 1st grade, she had the sweetest teacher for the sweetest girl!!! Her teacher told me on many occasions that Jordyn is a role model student! She got A on everything, school seems to come very easy for her:) She is a "tom girl" she tells me because she doesn't care much about fixing her hair and getting ready like Jade! lol And because she plays well with boys and girl. Jordyn just started piano lessons too. She loves to play with her sister Jade more than anything!!! Then there is Tyler!!! who gives his mom a run for her money every day!!! He is a character. I regret not having a journal to write in everyday with the adventures he has.....He enjoys being outside and playing with friends and riding his 2 wheel and is so proud that he started riding without training wheels (last year when he was 3) but he still tells everyone everday how he rides with no training wheels! Can I just say ACTIVE, INDEPENDANT Tyler! He also has these tender sweet moments where he comes and gives me loves and hugs and tells me he loves me, just melts my heart:) So then when life is crazy busy and has it's hard moments we were blessed to have sweet Taisley come join our family, she has a very special spirit. I had a special moment with her one afternoon when I was still pregnant with her where I had felt very strongly that this is a very special spirit, hard to put in words but I remember how touched I was. Now that she is here I can see it:) She has been the most happiest,content baby I have ever seen, she seems so happy to just be here on earth. She has brought so much joy to each on of us. I have enjoyed seeing Jade Jordyn and Ty interact and love and care for her so much. It is fun to have a little one with bigger kids to appreciate and enjoy there little sister. We call her sweet cheeks, taisley bear, tater tot! I love her smiling face and excitement to learn so much lately, she started crawling at 7 1/2 months and is quite busy now. She has started baby food and is still getting used to it, she loves to nurse and it shows!!! She is a little chunk, and we love it;)