Friday, April 7, 2017

A letter to Nastassia.

Dearest Nastassia Grace,

Believe it or not, it has been 5 years since we found ourselves holding your tiny lifeless body in our hands.  We still wish every day that it had all turned out differently and that you were here with us blessing our lives with your sweet spirit.

I had a long letter planned out in my mind with lots of things to tell you but I think this song sums it all up in a more beautiful way than I could ever put into words.

Longing for you and missing you every single day.  Until heaven, baby girl!

Love, Mom


Sunday, January 1, 2017

The kidlets in December.

Aurora has been losing teeth like crazy.
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She thinks it's pretty awesome that the tooth fairy has been coming to visit so much.
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 I don't blame her.  The tooth fairy leaves some pretty cool coins!
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One afternoon she spent a long time racing cars back and forth across the floor in the basement.
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 Thanks to Nanny for giving the girls these cool cars a couple years ago!
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And she does bunny ears on everything lately :)
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Savannah wasn't feeling well so we had some snuggle time.  Daddy thought it deserved a picture.  Thanks, Daddy! :)
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 We went shoe shopping one day to find Aurora some new snow boots.  Savannah displayed how I generally feel about going shopping.
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Then Daddy decided to join her after I commented how great it must be to be a kid and to lay down on the floor in the middle of shoe store when you feel like it. Haha!
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Cute kids snuggling on our bed in the morning :)
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Going for a ride on Aurora's giraffe pillow pet
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Then Savannah joined the fun with her zebra pillow pet
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 Aurora finally lost both front teeth on the top and is truly singing "All I Want for Christmas is My Two Front Teeth" all the time now.
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Silly girl :)
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Savy wanted in on the photo shoot too.
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Cutie pie!
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Happy girls!
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Where'd Savy go?  She's such a funny kid :)
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Love these cute kiddos!

Thursday, December 1, 2016

Kiddos in November.

Aurora painted a huge pumpkin at school for Halloween.  It's awesome but one of those things you have to take a picture of because you probably won't keep it around forever.
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She was star student (spotlighted during the week at school) and got a cool certificate and a free meal at a super yummy restaurant.  Of course we took her to eat there to celebrate!
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 She insisted on taking this picture of some of her "friends" piled up on her bed before scripture reading one night.
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Selfie on my phone :)
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Savannah was being silly with her hair!
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"Hey, Mom!  Can you find me?"
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This girl cracks me up!
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 I was letting Talmage play with a container of his puffs one afternoon and of course he was able to pop the lid off :)  He had lots of fun playing in his mess!
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Rori jumped in to give him "bunny ears"
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The weather is getting chillier but it was warm enough one afternoon for us to go on a walk while we waited for Daddy to get home from work.  This was Talmage's first time riding in the red push car and he loved it!
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Fun times on our walk!
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Cutie girls!
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Silly kids
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Just for this year, Aurora is going to the same school as her cousin, Jessy.  Whenever possible, they walk home together on Friday's.  Savannah likes to join them if we catch up to them before they get to Jessy's house.  I love that they have this opportunity!
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Sometimes we see wild turkeys near the school.  The girls love when we see the turkeys and were very concerned that these turkeys needed to be safe for Thanksgiving! :)
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We love to make chocolate covered popcorn at our house!  This was our Halloween/autumn version we made just after Halloween this year.
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It's always fun when we can take the chance to play the Wii together.  Talmage doesn't always get to join in on the fun but he did this time! He was playing on the floor while the rest of us played Wii.  He didn't mind though. And he's so cute I had to take a bunch of pictures of him :)
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Our handsome boy!
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He was content on the floor for a little while before he insisted on holding a remote while snuggling with Mama ;)
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Hanging out in the bean bag!
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Did I mention that he's a great singer?  I love to hear his voice and all the noises he makes!
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It's definitely chilly some days but the kids still love to be outside when they get the chance.
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Silly kids in the back of Grandpa's truck.
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He's just so adorable when he's sleeping that I can't resist taking pictures!  Especially when he has his awesome mustache binky in :)
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 With Christmas coming up we were able to go to the Mapleton tree lighting ceremony this year.  I'm glad I got this warm/cozy snowsuit for Talmage!
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Tal and Mommy all bundled up!
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Pretty lights!
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It started snowing pretty hard and the snow fall looked really cool in the lights :)
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The girls love to play under their beds and Talmage has learned how fun it is to join them! :)
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Silly little munchkins!
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Love that face!
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Boxes are always a big hit too.  Especially when there's enough for everyone!
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Happy November!