We decided to use a photographer this year for our family pictures and I was really happy with how they turned out. Thanks Jennifer for making it happen, your awesome! The kids did really well for the most part....I guess all but Emma. She was so cranky and miserable that I wondered if we'd get any good pictures of her. But Jenni worked her magic and somehow managed to sneak a few between meltdowns and tantrums. We didn't have the best day for pictures as you can see in some of them the good old Idaho wind was at its best! But we prevailed--take a look and let me know what you think! Some of them will be on our family Christmas photo that I will be sending soon.
-HAPPY THANKSGIVING TO ALL OUR AMERICAN FRIENDS! We love you!-
We went home to Canada to celebrate with Scott and Melissa on their special day. It was a wonderful weekend spent with family and watching this beautiful couple unite their love and lives in the beautiful Cardston Alberta Temple! For the Reception Brian played the guitar while I sang a song I wrote for them to the tune of "Teardrops on my guitar" by Taylor Swift. I'll try to post the words....it was a really fun wedding song, we hoped they enjoyed it as much as Brian and I did performing it! We are beginning to be real "Wedding Singers" I can't even count how many weddings we have sung at!
Here are the lyrics! Try to sing along if you want!
One Good Love (the new title)
Mell looks at me, I flash a smile so she might see That I want and I'm need'in, everything that we could be I think she's beautiful, that girl they talk about She's got everything, that I just can't live without
Scott talks to me, I laugh cause he's just so funny And I can't even see, anyone when he's with me He says he's so in love, he's finally got it right I wonder if he knows he's all I think about at night
Chorus: He's the reason for the joy I felt from the start The only one that makes me smile, ev-en when we're apart He's the song in the car, I keep singing, I think I love you!
(Added verse3) Scott danced with me, I laughed cause he had no technique But that smile and perftect ease.. left me without words to speak. I think I'll tell him what, I'm feeling in my heart We're past the second date...Mom says that's a real good start
(Added verse 4) Mell looks thru me, my hearts a book that she can read This way that I feel, is all cause she believes in me She looks so beautiful, I just might steal a kiss Under the Mistletoe, how could I ever miss
Chorus: She's the reason for the change washin over me Somethin's different now, I think she's finally helped me see One good love when it's true is worth giving a-l-l my heart too.
Mell walks by me, can she tell that I can't breath? And there she goes...so perfectly! The kind of flawless I wish I could be I'm gonna hold her tight, give her all my love Look in those beautiful eyes, and know I'm lucky cause....
CHORUS: She's the reason for the change washin over me Somethin's different now, I think she's finally helped me see One good love, when it's true, is worth giving a-l-l my heart too interlude (just Brian) So I drive home alone, as I turn off the light I'll put this ring down And maybe get some sleep tonight...
ALTERNATE CHORUS: Cause she's the reason for the love I felt from the start The only one whose got enough of me to take my heart One good love, when it's true is worth giving a-l-l my heart too! It's the time taken up, and there never enough and your all that I need to fall into. You look at me.....I think I see e-t-e-r-n-i-t-y
So life is busy as usual and it is hard to believe how quickly the summer passed me by! It seemed like we were vacationing at the lake in Montana and then all of a sudden we were back in Idaho and getting ready for school to start. With a first grader and one in Kindergarten there is always homework (CRAZY EH!) and something to support, PTA, fundraisers, activities, Parent Teacher conference...the list goes on and on! We are starting to settle into a routine that is working well and getting ready for the winter months and Christmas! We won't be coming home for Christmas this year but next year we should be home in Canada for good...YIPEE!
Life is exciting with 4 beautiful, bright, bubbly children running around. I am so blessed to have the kids I do, they adore eachother (most days) and play so well. Ethan is loving "mommy time" and I enjoy every minute with that little boy. The other day I was being silly trying to get him to do something and made a face like I was goingnto cry and Ethan looked at me and said "But Mom, big girls don't cry!" Laughter and hugs followed that sweet moment....thanks FERGIE! I guess we've been listening to the radio a little too much! And yesterday when I asked Emma if she wanted to go outside she said "Maybe!" That really surprised me!
***Children truly renew the world with innocence, and they are the sunshine in my life!***