Thursday, May 28, 2009

What we've been up to

The kids got out of school last Thursday, so we've been doing a lot of fun things. We painted at As You Wish, went swimming, went to Jump and Shout a couple times, and went to Chuck E. Cheese for the first time. I'm sad I didn't get pictures of any of these things, but we had a lot of fun. Naomi also got a haircut, only the second one in her life. Her bangs were getting long and bothered her, and she won't really let me pull them back, so I trimmed them and here is the only picture I could get of her new trimmed bangs.

(Notice the gum in her hand, it was the bribe, and it worked)

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Jump and Shout

Jump and Shout is really fun place; it's like a big version of a McDonald's play place but with more things to do. It has bounce houses, blocks, coloring, slides, and so on. We have a membership there because Naomi has so much fun and it will be a good place for us to spend the hot days of summer. Here are some pictures from our fun.

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Dancing Queen

Last night Naomi was dancing with her cousin. It was so cute because Naomi's dancing mostly consisted of running around the room, spinning, and saying "hi-yah." She even posed at the end of the songs.

Dinner with Great Grandparents

So Naomi got to meet Great Grandma and Great Grandpa Taylor when we went to dinner with them last night. She also got to meet Great Aunt Darlene and her husband. Naomi warmed up to them pretty fast. It was fun to see them.

Sunday, May 3, 2009

My soap box

So usually my posts are about Naomi, but I just felt I really needed to share what I've been thinking about lately.

When we drove home from Utah at the beginning of the week, we went a way we have never ever been. We basically went the scenic route (which took 2 hours longer to get home). Cory was really frustrated because he knew we were supposed to turn off at a certain place and he didn't, and we really just wanted to be home. I just laughed because I knew that being frustrated wouldn't magically get us home faster, but seriously we drove forever through the windiest roads I've ever been on through the mountains of Arizona (yes mountains, but not like Utah mountains). So we were driving and we were getting so sick of driving in the mountains. Every turn there were more mountains winding around every single curve, going up and down. I really just wanted to see a town, buildings, people, or something to know we were getting closer to home. The whole time we were talking about how nice it would be if there was a bridge because it would cut our time in half. So I know I'm jabbering on, but I'm getting to my point. Well I feel like lately that is how our life has been, we're on this long, curvy path trying to figure life out after college. We're moving forward but it doesn't always feel like it because the scene is the same. Most days it doesn't bother me because I know everything will work out, but some days it's tough. So today when I was fasting I asked for reassurance and today during church I got it. I read the words to the hymn "Be Still, My Soul" and "Lead, Kindly Light" and I started to cry, He let me know he heard me. The words that really stuck out to me were from the second verse of "Be Still My Soul, it said "all now mysterious shall be bright at last." And from "Lead, Kindly Light," it said, "I loved to choose and see my path, but now; lead thou me on." Right now we're in that time where we're not sure what our future holds, we can't see what our path is, that time of uncertainty, but soon, when the time is right, we'll know and it won't be a mystery.

If any of you are confused, I'm sorry. But if any of have been feeling this way lately go read these hymns, it helped me to remember that God hears us and that He is with us and we need to trust Him because he will lead us down the right path.

Friday, May 1, 2009

My Baby is Growing Up

For the last month I've been preparing Naomi for potty training. I've talked to her about it, read books to her, and had her sit on her little potty. Usually she sits on her potty when I'm changing her diaper which means she already went. BUT today before we went swimming, I had her sit on her potty and she went pee in it. I'm so proud of her. I made a really big deal of it, and she recognized what she did but she just wanted to go swimming. She's growing up so fast.