Daddy time

We have a short little window of time where we can spend some qt with dad these days. The girls love their dad. He is much more fun than I am. He plays pretend and talks in silly voices. Goldie loves showing and telling eveything to daddy. All through out the day she will say "I'm gonna show my daddy this and he's going to say" ( with a scrunched up nose) "what theHECK". He is always on her mind. As far as haze goes... She has just started calling me mama and not daddy. You get the point.
Wrestling around with daddy and taking pretend naps.

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Getting along

We are having a good time here in the Magnolia State. John is busy and we have been hanging with the moms and kids here. Goldie has made some good friends already with the kids. The most exciting thing for me as a mother, in light of Mother's day, is that my girls are getting along. They play so well together. Goldie is always looking out for Haze, even though Hazel takes every chance to grab on to her hair and pull a clump out, or pinch her with her teeny little hands. Goldie wants Hazel to be happy. If Basil is sad or acting like something isn't working out for her Goldie is quickly coming to me and reporting why Haze is upset. Hazel is getting so big and so smart. She is keeping up with her big sis in just about anything these days. We live in an apartment with an elevator and Goldie and Hazel are great button pushers. Goldie presses the button first and then goes over to Haze and lifts her  up to repress it. Then Hazey runs right in to the elevator and backs up to the wall and reaches her little arm up to hold on tight to the railing. I am loving my life. The girls are healthy and sweet. My husband is handsome and works so hard. The gospel is real. Proof, if I needed any, is here, in Jackson Mississippi, in a tiny branch where the gospel is strong and testimonies growing, young men are being prepared for missions, baptisms are happening. I had a wonderful Mother's day yesterday. I'm so grateful for the mothers in my life that are constant and loving.... Especially my beautiful Mom.
this was a beloved spot before we had to move our couch. The girls would climb up and sit in the window and eat their meals. (we have no kitchen table)
these girls live off of drinkable yogurts



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This Easter was great for our little family. We had been away from our dad for 2 weeks and were reunited with him on Tuesday of last week for a few minutes before he was off again to sell sell sell. We are currently in Jackson Mississippi selling alarm systems before we head back to school in August. John said to me as we were executing the worlds quickest move from our house in IHB, "who knew we were going to relive 2005 again... Selling alarms, going back to BYU" but seriously.  We are. Except now we have 2 little dears tagging along.  So, anyway, Easter was so divine this year for us because it was the first day to spend with our dad. We had all day with him. Sundays are precious to us. We manged to get a not-so-successful family picture session. 
Camera sitting on purse on 3shot timer= a lot of action pictures of me running around like a wild woman.
 I seriously had no idea that we didn't have ONE decent pic of us. But John did get a couple of us girls.

We tried again upstairs... At least we tried!
Picture overload? oh well

Easter We had an egg hunt for all the little kids in the office. Haze and Goldie we pros by this one.. they had already been to one earlier that week. Our team here has a delish dinner every Sunday and Easter was nothing short of scrumptious! We met at a park, ate, hunted and played. 
 binging in the goods
 Family pic Take 25... thats a wrap.