Monday, October 29, 2012

Livin' "the life"

Living in Hawaii is pretty amazing. We feel so lucky to have this job opportunity here and to get to have this adventure with our family. Whenever I look out our windows at the view of the ocean I am truly in awe of the beauty that surrounds me.
Making this move (especially knowing it wasn't permanent) was soooo hard for me. I was heart broken to have to pull my kids away from their school and friends (again)
It was especially hard for us to leave our family. But now that we are here and having this experience I am positive that this is going to be something that brings us closer together and that we will create memories that will last a lifetime.
We absolutly love living by the beach. Being able to walk to the beach is so fun. There is something about the ocean that is so amazing to me. The beach is a calm, peaceful place that each of my children love despite their different ages! I love when I get the chance to walk to the beach by myself, it is so peaceful and relaxing.
The kids have already made some great friends here. It makes this mama so happy to know they have adjusted so well to this big change in their lives. When it is time to leave it will be so hard to say good-bye to those sweet friends and to leave this amazing place, but for now we are going to forget about that and enjoy every minute we have here!

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

365 Days

Dear Baby Girl,
I love you so much, this past year has been such a blessing with you in our family. You have the most precious spirit and we are so grateful for you.
You have brought so much love and joy into our lives. Your big sisters and brother adore you and love to cuddle and play with you. Your daddy and I are just as smitten, if not more so now with you as the day you were born.
I am so grateful Heavenly Father sent you to us and that he sent you on his timing. After some very difficult trials and some very sad times you were the ray of sunshine our family needed. You have helped me heal, you have helped me to feel closer to the spirit, you have reminded me to keep an eternal perspective. I feel so blessed to be you and your siblings mother. I love each of you equally and with all of my heart.
You are at such a fun stage. You are trying so hard to walk, but your not quite there yet. It is so fun to watch you try to keep up with the big kids. You are such a little monkey and you are still so tiny.
I love you so much! Happy first birthday my little princess!!!
I love you to the moon and back!