here is Lily's very first gingerbread house that she made at her friend's house. sadly, i didn't think to get a picture of her with it before i heartlessly dumped it (she was at school, of course). so...
this is what happens when you have a mommy who doesn't (currently) cook and when you are at the end of every bag of frozen food.
on a different note... we are having a nice Sabbath day. We are so grateful for the opportunity we have each and every Sunday to attend church and learn of our Savior.
also. as of today Michael and I are the newest Gospel Doctrine teachers. I was shocked when they asked us last week. and it's not team teaching. I don't get to pass the responsibility to my husband. Am I scared out of my mind? absolutely. excited for an awesome opportunity to learn and progress? you bet your buttons.
Rachel's wedding day was lovely. The ceremony was beautiful. The bride was stunning. The groom was handsome as can be. How I love my cousin Rachel. I'm so happy and excited that she's a big married girl now!
Here are some pictures from outside the temple. I wish I had stayed longer and taken more. dang it.
ps. these pictures are all film. i wanted to get some use out of my (mom's) old Minolta.
the sun flare made me mad that day. i could not keep it out of my photos!
I still think this one is good though because look how pretty my sister is:):):)
more dang sun flare but Geri looks like a celebrity!
Aunt Roxanne and 2 of her SIX girls (jessica and savannah)
I am trying to be just like her. In case you can't tell.
omgeeeeosh. cutest makenzie!
The couple on the left are my Grandma and Grandpa Howe. Aren't they cute?? It seems like we only ever see them when someone gets married.
I can't even tell you how much I adore this smallest-most-perfect-tiny-little-angel-girl! I spend hours every day just holding her and talking to her and looking at her and giggling at every little move she makes. I love her baby noises; the sound of her tiny little breaths, her appreciative nursing grunts, I even l.o.v.e. her saddest little newborn wail!
There is no greater joy than a such a perfect little being. I am still amazed that she is real, that she came from me, and that she is mine all mine:)