Monday, September 29, 2014


Baking pumpkin cookies... Yum, yum

We are getting ready for general conference this weekend. Tonight we had some friends over for FHE and Jorge taught about king Benjamin and the tower he built to speak to his people. The kids built towers w/ Jenga blocks and had a great time.

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Rainy Day

Today it rained all day long. It was kind of a nice change since we have had hot weather since we moved here. I'm embracing the fact that we are moving into Fall and I'm ok w/ it :) if you know me this is a big change because historically I've not been found of cold weather but I've decided that what I really like is that as it gets cold and the weather changes it causes you to slow down a bit and spend more time at home, which means more family time. Today we read and painted and played. I also love the different foods we eat, more soups and stews and that your wardrobe changes as you move into winter. So I guess I'm saying I'll take the rain when it comes and bring on Fall.( and pumpkin bread)

I had to get a picture of Stella's friend Talia, she came over today w/ her bright yellow raincoat and darling blue hat. The girls play really well together, it's so nice that most of her friends live w/ in the same complex as us. 

Friday, September 26, 2014

Girls Night In

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

All you need is love

Love this girl!!

Love my guy!!!

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Jorge's trip to Atlanta

Jorge and his fellow MBA student/ our neighbor, Luis, from Mexico City, having dinner.

Jorge, Luis, & Peter at an Atlanta Braves game. Peter is also our neighbor and is from Brazil. The 3 of them shared a hotel room and car on the trip. Peter has an awesome video of Jorge doing the tomahawk chop and singing at the game, maybe someday I'll get a copy of it ;)

Monday, September 22, 2014

Random moments

Stella and I enjoying some soy beans during lunch. I was so happy because she seemed to enjoy them, it's always fun to share something you love w/ someone else and they share your enthusiasm for it. 

Jorge is up for dad of the year. Tonight I was trying to encourage Stella to practice making bubbles in the bath like we do at swim class and she wasn't going for it. Jorge was studying nearby and he came to the rescue. He took of his glasses, knelt down, put his face in the water and starting blowing bubbles and Stella quickly followed. 

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Feeling Grateful

These are a few photos of our escapades today while visiting my brother and sister in law. Tonight I was reflecting on the day and just feeling so thankful to be a stay at home mom (SAHM). It is so wonderful to be able to spend everyday w/ Stella. Of course there are days where you feel like you need a break but overall I wouldn't want to miss this time w/ her for anything in the world. I love how much time being a SAHM allows for you to visit family, serve others and be your child's full time support. Today was one of those warm late summer afternoons where the kids ran around in there bathing suits (after running through the sprinklers) while Emily and I sat on the driveway and talked about life. It was kind of magical.