I LOVE this concept! I have seen it on a couple blogs and I was always to late! BUT I wasn't to late on my friend Alison's blog and I am sooooo excited to participate!

Here is how it works: The first 3 people to leave a comment on this post will receive, at some point during this year, a gift from me.

You don't get to know what it is or when it will arrive or if it is home made or store bought! You just get to sit and wait and be surprised! I LOVE IT! BUT Before you post a comment, you have to participate too by posting a message like this on your blog so you can pay it forward and spread the love! Only the first 3 to comment will receive a gift from me, so HURRY and be QUICK!!!! SOOOO much fun!


Blogging Barf....

You will have to excuse the random blogging events. I am so far behind I just want to get it out their so I can get current again. It will feel crazy for the next few posts but I will feel better once we are caught up! We have Christmas, Juliet's birth photos...with the kids, Brandon's new kite, Papa Keith, Baby shower, new photos of Juliet, and Max's birthday. I think then we will be caught up! I also need to post about my towel smelling like pee! I am not sure.... but I think I will feel better if I can process it with my friends through blogging!

Juliet's first bath!

Brandon has always given our kids their first real bath after their umbilical chord falls off. We have found over the years it is just as easier to do in the sink than to pull out the big ol' tub!

Juliet HATES to be cold. She has hated it since she was born. She hates to be undressed because she gets cold, she hates her booty changed because the wet wipe is cold, if you have cold hands she will let you know it! She has to have her bath water VERY warm. Much warmer than any of our other kids. But boy does she LOVE her warm cozy bath.
We have also found these little Wash cloths that all ready have the soap in them! SOOOOO worth it for this age! So much easier!

Because she hates the cold so much, you have to be REALLY quick at getting her wrapped up after the bath! Brandon is way better at it than me. I think because he is willing to get wet himself if that is what it takes to make her happy!
I love that he takes the time to give them their first bath. He is really good to make it his job to bathe them at this age even after their first bath. He is just dang good at it and it gives him a little bonding time with them! Good Job Daddy!

Darby's Baptism!

Darby was Baptized the Saturday after Thanksgiving. She was so beautiful and ready to take that big step. We are so very proud of her decision and example. She is truly amazing!

She had a little table set up with her school picture, a picture of Papa Keith holding her in her blessing dress, a book mark for her new scriptures, her baptism book for people to sign and 3 pictures that she had drawn when she was 6. They were of Heavenly Father, Jesus, and the Holy Ghost. The Holy Ghost drawing is my favorite because it is a big blob like thing with hearts all around it!

Bishop Kokenes was there to conduct and welcome her into the ward as the newest member! Darby's primary teacher, Sister Murphy, spoke about Baptism and what that meant for Darby. She gave us a copy of her talk for her Baptism book.

Darby's brothers were so proud of her. She is such a great example to them! Brandon baptized and confirmed her a member of the church! They also sang a duet, "Teach me to walk in the Light". Brandon sang the first verse, Darby sang the second verse, and they sang the third verse together. Brandon played the guitar for their accompaniment. It was the same song Brandon and his Dad, Papa Keith, sang at Brandon's Baptism.

Nana spoke about the Holy Ghost. We were so lucky to have her their. Nana and Papa gave Darby her new scriptures and Papa Gail picked out her scripture case to go with them! After the baptism Nana took us to a new family favorite restaurant "China King". We had so much fun on this special day.