Friday, February 21, 2014


Our Connor is very energetic and can be very stubborn at times, it takes a lot for me to even keep up with him, and his stubbornness can ruin the mood very easily. On the flip side he is also very sweet and tender hearted. He has a very special bond with his brother, and is always trying to make him laugh and smile, Connor even has given one of his Lightening McQueen cars to Ammon, which is HUGE! (Connor used to never share any of his Lightening McQueen's with anyone...and yes he has multiple ones).

One thing that Connor loves is the temple. It honestly doesn't matter which temple, but he loves to look at temple pictures, to go up and walk on the temple grounds and to touch the temple. Connor even loves watching The Mountain of the Lord, which is a movie about the building of the Salt Lake City temple. Connor is also starting to learn the different names of temples, the top two he knows are Salt Lake City and Logan. When it's warm enough outside he asks to go say goodnight to the temple, luckily enough for him if you go to the sidewalk by our house you can see the Logan temple. At night  during his bedtime routine we also have to sing I love to see the temple, and he joins in with us, as well as points to the picture of the temple that is on his wall next to his bed. 

I love his bond with the temple, and I hope it continues to grow as he grows. His testimony on temples builds mine up and I am so lucky to have my sweet Connor forever.

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Winter Blues

Does anyone else get the Winter blues? Also known as January blues? I totally do! After the holidays, when things start to settle down and schedules starts to get back to normal I get in a huge slump! I feel like it has gotten worse since I've had the boys. Not that they bring me down, it's just I can't take them out to play, and we can only do so much inside. Can I say cabin fever much? I thought things might change since I'm in school, I would be more focused and on task, but sadly that has not been the case. I am an amazing procrastinator.

Another thing I'm not a fan of, is the post winter/pre spring in Utah. I hate the murky brown everywhere. Gross. Someday Brandon and I will live somewhere warm and fantastic, that...or we're going to have to go on vacation a lot. ;) Anyone else feel the same way?

But! Things are going fairly well for us. Connor is in a pre-school/fun school on Monday and Wednesdays that helps me to get some schooling done. Connor has learned pretty much all of his shapes, and is currently working on the alphabet! He sure loves Miss Kim, but who doesn't! Ammon is growing so fast and loves food! He is wearing 18 month shirts and 12 month pants, and he's 8 1/2 months. This chunker will not crawl though! Poor kiddo has thunder thighs which makes it hard for him to get on his knees and move his legs. Haha, I love his chunk though, and we're working on it.

I better log off and go back into Mom mode! I've got cleaning, cooking, baking, homework to do!