My Beeblets and the things they say

Elora is becoming quite the spiritual little girl. She loves to go to church, learn about the scriptures, sing primary songs, and especially pray. Her favorite things, next to watching Blues Clues or Mr Rogers is actually listening to Scripture Stories or having Family Home Evening. If you want to get both kids to put…

Schokolade

So how do you prep to move your family across the world? By stocking up on our favorite chocolate bars whenever they go on sale so we can ship them all home. Who needs to bring home clothes, blankets, or kitchenware? We have 30+ bars of chocolate…

Elora Goober

Elora is a very unique little girl… we have quite a few interesting moments with her in the house, so we are posting just a couple. She likes to be “Fancy” so here she is all dressed up for a fun day of playing with Dirty Teddy (it may have been his birthday, he has…

Chestnuts of Death

So back in October, the trees all around our house started dropping tons of chestnuts. We saw a little boy and his dad bagging up hundreds of them, so we figured we’d do the same and roast some in the oven. We looked up how to do it online, and it’s quite labor intensive. Cut…

Memories of the belly

We interrupt this newborn Marion-baby bloggin moment to bring you a look from the day before Marion was born. Here are a few views of “the belly”. I call this one the “bullet belly”. Here’s the “baby bump”. The “big bazoomba”. And here’s the normal belly.

Sewing Projects

A friend of mine gave me a whole bag of fabric, which I could have chosen to ignore seeing that I am very pregnant and sewing is not as easy as it used to be… but I found some fabric that I loved and decided to load up on baby sewing projects for the last…

Around the House

Oliver and Elora are not allowed to jump on the bed (because Elora would be fine, but Oliver always ends up falling off…) so they have found a substitute. They sit on the bed and bounce as high as they can, giggling away. It is so fun to hear them giggle while they play together….

Did they win the lottery?

Here’s a picture we’ve been meaning to put up. There is only one other family with a child in our apartment, just one boy who is 4 years old. His name just happens to be Maximillian. Even more awesome than that, they call him Maxi. One day, we come home and there is a huge…

Plants and Prayers, Faith and Works

We think it’s important to plant a garden. There’s something very fulfilling about planting a seed, having a bit of hope and faith that it will grow, and then caring for it with water, etc. The kids really love it too. After we planted the seeds, Elora usually prays for them to grow. It’s pretty…

Fun Memories with Google

So apparently Google Street View recorded our home town (previous) of Glendale, Utah just after we left. It’s great for a trip down sunny Southern Utah memory lane when we want to forget the cold here in Vienna. Ya, sure it got cold and snowed there too, but you just don’t see sights like this…