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Hallle: "oh, I love you so much Mommy!" while hugging me tightly around my neck, "you are my best friend!"  
I really do love my Halle girl, she is my best friend!
Sorry i look high in this picture. It was sadly enough the only picture i could find of me and my Hals.


At least she's Honest

Halle: "I save him! You're a witch Mom!"

To bad I am usually the one saving him from her!


Happy Mother's Day

So after my post that made fun of women and how silly we can be, I would like to write a post on how amazing and wonderful women are. I don't have many words just this wonderful quote I found that was given in the Conference Report in October 1942,
“Motherhood is near to divinity. It is the highest, holiest service to be assumed by mankind. It places her who honors its holy calling and service next to the angels.”

I believe all women are mothers because we take care of one another, so to all the women who have influenced me, and mothered me in my life I would like to say thank you, and Happy Mothers Day! 

I would especially like to say thank you to my Mom who is AMAZING! I have loved living at home with her. She has helped me so much with raising my own children and i can never thank her enough for all the love she shows me and my children, I love you mom!

 I would also like to thank my wonderful Mother in Law, who is an amazing mother to all those around her. I can truly say that I am the luckiest girl ever, because I got the best mother in law! (ps she made that dress for Halle's blessing)

Her mother, "Bub" was also a wonderful woman who i look up to and love dearly and am grateful I was able to have her as a grandma and as an example of complete selfless service. 

Russ's other Grandma was also an amazing example to me, her zest and love for life and everyone around her makes me want to be just like her when i grow up!

I didn't know either of my grandma's but i know they have been watching over me and helping me from beyond. The lives they lead and the legacy they left are some of the most inspiring stories of love and have helped me to be the person I am today.

And to all of my sisters, sister in laws, and friends who are such amazing moms, and good examples to me, thank you and i love you!



My Dad sent this to me in an email, and I was seriously busting a gut reading it. I hope you enjoy. I think it is so funny because it is true!


If Laura, Kate and Sarah go out for lunch, they will call each other Laura, Kate and Sarah.  
If Mike, Dave and John go out, they will affectionately refer to each other as Fat-Boy, Gas-man and Four-eyes.

When the bill arrives, Mike, Dave and John will each throw in $20, even though it's only for $32.50.  None of them will have anything smaller and none will actually admit they want change back.
When the girls get their bill, out come the pocket calculators.

A man will pay $2 for a $1 item he needs.
A woman will pay $1 for a $2 item that she doesn't need but it's on sale.

A man has six items in his bathroom:  toothbrush and toothpaste, shaving cream, razor, a bar of soap, and a towel.
The average number of items in the typical woman's bathroom is 337.  A man would not be able to identify more than 15 of these items.

A woman has the last word in any argument.
Anything a man says after that is the beginning of a new argument.

A woman worries about the future until she gets a husband.
A man never worries about the future until he gets a wife..

A woman marries a man expecting he will change, but he doesn't.
A man marries a woman expecting that she won't change, but she does.

A woman will dress up to go shopping, water the plants, empty the trash, answer the phone, read a book, and get the mail.
A man will dress up for weddings and funerals.

Men wake up as good-looking as they went to bed.
Women somehow deteriorate during the night.

Ah, children.  A woman knows all about her children.  She knows about dentist appointments and romances, best friends, favorite foods, secret fears and hopes and dreams.
A man is vaguely aware of some short people living in the house.

A married man should forget his mistakes.  There's no use in two people remembering the same thing


New Little Nephew Taye

Lisa Had her 4th baby! He is so cute! Lindsey took these photos, to see more click here.