Thursday, November 26, 2009

The Richmond Bowl

Many a great team have taken to the field this month, but none so great as OUR team! :)

Is there anything as fun as football with Daddy on Thanksgiving morning in your jammies and snow boots?







Strategizing...




Some teams stop for water breaks.
We stop for snow breaks.



The Ruthless Richmonds...we even try to tackle babies.
(Ever so gently, of course.)

Amazing! She still makes a clean break for the touchdown!!


Monday, November 23, 2009

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Monday, November 16, 2009

It's a...

Girl!



5 little women. It's hard to believe. :)

Sunday, November 15, 2009

5 Years



I can't believe it's been five years since this little sweet girl came into our lives.









We Love you with all our hearts, and can't imagine what our family and our lives would ever be without you! I am so grateful that you came to us! Happy Birthday!

Once there was a snowman...





Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Little joys from the past few days...

Watching the girls play safely and freely outside...


...a kitchen that finally has enough space for all four girls to help me make cookies...

...and sweet girls who get funner and sweeter by the day. :)




A surprise visit...

... from Grandpa!



Here are some very sleepy girls with Grandpa before he left.
Thanks for visiting, Grandpa!

Friday, November 6, 2009

Even through the madness...

This week has been a blur. I feel like my children and I have been through a long tunnel of moving, scrubbing, cleaning, and never-ending tasks. Last night, I came to a point where for a moment, it felt like it would never end and tears came to my tired eyes.

But last night, Matt brought us back home, and this morning, moved boxes to the side so that we could have space to breathe today. Today, the girls and I have just played and enjoyed the sunshine. What a relief to our souls.

And somehow, even though last night I felt like nothing more than a wall-scrubbing robot with no skin left on her hands, today I feel inspiration starting to come back.

My mind is filling again with ideas of how to create and inspire, how to make a difference and change the world in my own way. Last night I felt empty. Tonight I am filled with compassion and love again.

To me, even this small little week in my small little life is such a testament to me of the atonement, and the renewing power it has. Everything can be okay again. Even when our minds and hearts become drained and down, whether by something large and horrific or something small (like moving), somehow, I believe that everything can truly be healed and made alright once again.

And somehow, even though we may be busy and tired, there is divinity in each of us, the ability to create and inspire, and to change the world.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Halloween

We moved on Halloween! What a day! But we still managed to have some fun. :)

We had a fairy princess...

a mermaid...



a ladybug...

and a cute little yellow something who loves to dance with her daddy. :)