Friday, November 18, 2011

The time as come.... Going Private!!

Hi everyone!!!  I have made the decision to take our lovely little blog private!!  I have decided that since I am updating quite frequently now, sometimes with our location and personal information, that I will make our blog private!  So.... if you would like to keep following, you know the drill!!!! 

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Tenley Jo!!

The following is an ode to my beautiful not-so-baby girl.... can't get enough of her, and need to get a few tidbits down on paper. 
This beautiful sweet pea is almost 16 months old, and I can't even imagine where the time as gone, or even when or how she has gotten so big!!!  She is the light of my life and at the same time drives me absolutely crazy somedays!!!  (you all know EXACTLY what I mean)  
First of all- SHE HAS ATTITUDE!!!!  Yes this little girl is completely full of it!!!  She has a mind of her own!!!  She is a talking machine and can say so many things.  Sometimes she will suprise us by saying exactly what we are saying, so very clearly- makes you wonder how much she really can say but chooses not to.  Of course she has picked up on the wonderful word "NO"- and uses it quite frequently.  She can say Mommy, Daddy, Nana, Papa, Coco, Colby, Teegan (both cousins of hers), milk, binkie, book, bug, butterfly, he-he (horse) puppy, kitty, sucker, candy, grape, apple, cheese, movie, piggie, rat, (i'll explain later) spider, bye-bye, hi, boo, bite, snack, thank you, ....  I am absolutely sure that I am missing many things, but for the moment that is all that I can think of.  
Tenley is currently obsessed with the movie Charlotte's Web- explaining the words piggie, rat, and spider. 

Also, she loves to sing "Itsy Bitsy Spider" and knows the hand motions to it.  She loves patty cake, and also "This little piggie".  

She is into absolutely everything.  Living in this trailer, it feels like it is always a mess.  I pick up one thing just to find her into another :-)  Joys of motherhood!!!  She loves to "help" me wash the dishes and cook dinner- or whatever meal it is that I am preparing. 
Whenever we sit down for a meal at the table, she will fold her arms to get ready to pray- CUTEST THING EVER!!!!  When her daddy gets home from work at night, she gets so excited she doesn't know what to do with herself.  She runs toward him, then runs away laughing, then comes back and dances in front of him- it is so adorable.  Speaking of dancing- Tenley is a very distinguished dancer.  She can shake it like no tomorrow and it is so dang cute!!!  
Right now, Tenley is still napping twice a day, once around 10:30 and once around 3:30.  She is pretty to the minute on her schedule!!!  
Mostly, I just love her dearly.  She is such a joy to be around, and is always making me laugh.  Can't believe how fast time flys, it is definitely bittersweet...  sad to think that she was just a tiny baby, but exciting to see what else she is going to be able to do, and the amazing woman that she will someday grow into!!!  

Life Is Great- Hope you are all enjoying it!!!! 

Thursday, November 3, 2011

The other day Tenley and I explored the small town that we are temporarily calling home!!!!  There isn't much here, but it is starting to become more and more like home.  I saw a sign today that said:
Do What You Can
With What You Have
Where You Are!!
Absolutely loved it!!
 This is a picture of the RV park that we are staying at!!

 The town is litterally the like an underground river in the middle of the desert, it's kinda crazy.  Area 51 is just over the mountain!!

 Windwill ridge is one of two places to eat here.
 Couldn't resist pictures of my girl!!!  Absolutely love her and her little personality!!!  She is amazing!!

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Happy Halloween!!!

This year for Halloween was a little different.... we don't really know many people out here, so we only did a little trick or treating.  One of my visiting teachers, Robin, has a little girl that is almost one year old, so her and Tenley have been playing together a little bit.  Robin is super nice and I am so grateful for her reaching out to our family.  I am so grateful for the gospel and for the support system that we can find through it no matter where we are at. 
Anyway, I dressed Tenley as a little witch this year, and wasn't super prepared with everything else going on, but, in my opinion, she is adorable no matter what.  She hasn't picked up on "trick or treat" yet, but she kept saying "nandy" which means "candy".  SOOO cute!!! 

Hope everyone had a great and Happy Halloween!!!!