Saturday, September 29, 2012

Date Night with our friends Matt and Jen

 We went on a much needed date last night with our friends Matt and Jen Davis they moved into our ward a few weeks ago and we all went out to shake shack down in South Beach it was such a good time!! The burgers and custard were so yummy . The first photo we were trying to take it with Matt arm but then we had some on take it for us. Plus Tex was being silly in the first picture. Nice to have fun friends to hang out with.

Friday, September 28, 2012

Miami seaquarium (dolphin in counter)

 Me and the boys had such a fun day together at Miami seaquarium while dad studied. We have been over 15 times and we love it but today was extra special because they picked Tate to be apart of the show. He got to go down and feed the dolphin pet him and help the dolphin trainer. He was a little nervous but he thought it was awesome and I had a blast watching him. Later the boys got to take a picture with this turtle. Tate walked right up to the lady and asked if he could hold it. Peyton loves turtles he takes a little toy turtle to bed almost every night, so even though he is not smiling he thought it was so cool.

Saturday, September 22, 2012


 We did a photo shoot with this well known photographer (Sheri Mazariegos) A few months ago. Lots of my friends were doing these photo shoots and there little kids were getting paid big bucks, we tried for a long time and we never get booked for anything. :(  But Sharon Finlinson who was at the time the bishop's wife and in our ward asked us to help this photographer out we said yes. We knew going in we were not going to get paid but she said we would get all the photos she took. Any way it was a lot of fun and Tate looked so cute we got a taste of what it would be like to be as cool as everyone else who really gets booked and makes money!  Love this little boy. :)

                 I think these one's are really cute! I like the Red chair and his little smile.

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Some spiritual Experiences

A few quick stories.
The other day Maria from across the hall was over at our house and we were talking to her about the Gospel. Trying to answer questions she had about the church. She was having such a hard time believing we are children of God and that he has flesh and bone. Is not sure were she goes after she dies and  really has know idea were she comes from. She kept saying to Tex you are so intelligent you are going to be a Doctor I can't believe you believe these crazy things!! Tate was sitting right by us drawing on some paper, When Tex asked the question again to Maria " So where do you think we came from then?"  Tate said in a really exasperated voice " We go to Heaven!" and a huff at the end like he was having as much trouble understanding why Maria could not understand! So cute! He left after that, not sure if he was bored or could not listen to us try and fail with Maria.I wish it was as easy for adults as it is kids to believe. Any way I seriously hope these little boys remember all the answers that they believe so strongly now. Life is only going to get harder. I hope I am doing enough to teach them about the gospel and there Heavenly home?

The other thing was today I was suppose to go visiting teaching with my partner at 10 am after I dropped Tex off for school and I dropped him off so I could go visiting teaching! Well my partner I guess is busy or forgot? (I am trying to give her the benefit of doubt) She has lived here her whole life so she was going to be the one to help us get around. I have lived here for 2 years but I still do not understand there address. Are  G.P.S was stolen a few months ago and I don't have a cool phone that has a G.PS in it. Normally I would call Tex and have him Google maps it and he would direct me to the address but he was in class, so I called a friend to see if she was home so she could Google  maps it for me and she did not answer. I was so determined to go visiting teaching so I looked at one of the address and started driving.... Heavenly Father (and that is the only explanation I have) Lead me straight to the address I was looking for. She was not home but I left a card and felt really good about it! When I got in the car I thought to my self I need to do more so I looked at the address and started driving in the direction I thought it was and again I was directed to the home. She was not home either but I left the card and felt even better. I was so amazed! I knew it was my father in heaven that directed me to those homes and not only did it strengthen my testimony of the Gospel and how true it is but also of visiting teaching and that the lord really does want and need us to visit the people on are lists. I love this gospel with all my heart! I am so grateful to be a member of the church and to have been raised in it. I am learning especially living here in Florida that it really is a HUGE blessing to have known from birth who you are and that you have a purpose and you have a heavenly home waiting for you when you pass from this life to the next. Thankful to my Mom and Dad teaching it to me.

Disney on Ice and the Park

 Disney on Ice it was September 13 (a week ago)! Running a little late on my post. It was a blast just like the 2 times before. Mickey Mouse and all his friends skating on the ice is the best thing ever!  I get just as excited as the boys do. I love everything Disney. :)

 Took the boys to the park the other day it was so toasty but me and Peyton had so much fun taking pictures and then showing the pictures to him. He would look and then go back to his spot and say cheese!!! :) Then say let me see it Mom. My teeth look so Yellow in this picture, O well!

Peyton are little dare devil! Climbing to the top of this and then jumping, He did this over and over tell he was so tired and we left cause we were so Hot!

Monday, September 10, 2012

Tate's First Soccer Practice

                                                      Just getting there!

                                                    Getting a little bored!
                                                      Swinging his arm around!
                                                       Learning to stop the ball.

                  Kicking the ball and stopping it when it comes to you, he got it down quick.
                                                    Running for a water break!
                                           Running and kicking the ball. He was Pro!!

                          Putting the balls away, Very particular, he stayed tell it was done. :)

                                                  Trying to get the ball from the coach.

                                           Waiting to run to the other goal post. Having so much fun!

                                      They punched the coach in the stomach, :) Kinda funny
                     Peyton did so good just watching but it was pretty toasty out side.

                                                           Team Huddle!

All done and he was soaking wet! He had so much fun and I think he is going to love going every Monday. The coach was so great with all the little 4 year olds. It is crazy Tate is so big. Life is hard and there is a lot going on all the time but I am so grateful for these little boys even when I feel like giving up they are the bright spot in every grey cloud. I hope he continues to grow healthy and strong and love to be active and play in all these awesome sports. Tonight in his prayer he said " Thankful that he could play soccer and that it was so Awesome! Good Job today Tate. :)