Sunday, April 24, 2011

Happy Easter!

We hope everyone had a wonderful Easter holiday reflecting on the resurrection and atoning sacrifice of our Savior Jesus Christ. We are so grateful for the knowledge that we have that our Savior lives! We had a wonderful day celebrating Easter with family, and of course enjoying the spoils from the Easter Bunny!

Our celebration started on Friday when we got together with our awesome friends and decorated Easter eggs.
Molly and Sidney...the inseparables.
So much concentration...
Emma was pretty cute and content in her seat just watching the action.
On Saturday we decorated sugar cookies, an activity which seems to becoming a holiday tradition for Molly.
Last night the Easter Bunny visited and delivered a basket and eggs for Molly. Emma has no clue what's going on and has enough fun just watching Molly go crazy, so she didn't miss out on a whole lot. This morning Molly went in search of her hidden eggs and basket.
Finding the eggs.
Phew...basket found!
Once again, Emma was content just watching the action from Daddy's lap.

After all the excitement, we wound down and got ready for church. The girls looked so adorable in their dresses today.

In a slightly different topic, Emma is five months old as of Friday. I just can't believe it. I feel like I probably say this every time I talk about her, but she is an absolute delight. She has the most adorable and infectious smile, we can't get enough of it. She is happy and content most of the time, and pretty much her favorite thing to do these days is just lie on the floor, and the more action she can watch, the better. She doesn't seem all that concerned with rolling over. Sometimes she'll role from her back to her front, but then she gets stuck and won't (I say won't because she know how) roll back over. I know, weird...usually it's the other way around. Her other new love is her Jumperoo. Molly never liked the Jumperoo, so it's fun to watch Emma get such a kick out of it. Emma has made the transition from breast feeding to formula, and pretty soon we'll be starting solids. She'll usually sleep 8 hours straight at night, and that has been wonderful. She loves her crib, and we can lie her right down, wide awake, and she'll fall right asleep for naps and bedtime. She doesn't like to be held while sleeping. This makes me sad at times, but I do enjoy the fact I can just lay her in her crib and she won't fuss. She's a great baby!

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Molly's gymnastics

Molly completed her gymnastics class last week.  We were able to get some video of her showing off some of her skills. Funny thing is, she wasn't too keen on the showing off part.  You could tell that she was holding back because of the cameras...her teacher even commented during the class "Molly, you're so serious today."  But, it's still cute, and it's mostly for the Grandparents anyway.  Molly really loved her gymnastics class, and says she will like to do another one...that is, after she takes a dance class and a swimming class.  Not that she knows what she wants or anything...

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Feeling Blessed!

The past few months David has been in frantic search of a job.  When we moved to Ames last May, it was for David to start a new job at a small little company.  We were so excited, he had been looking for a job for over a year.  We knew it was the right thing for our family.  It felt like David's career was finally going to start, and we knew we were meant to be in Ames.  Then David had his accident and because he needed time to fully recover, his company needed to replace him, so he lost his job.  It was a real trial of our faith, as we wondered why the Lord would bring us here to Ames for a job, only to lose that job within a couple of months.  Once David was cleared for work again, the search for another engineering job was back in full swing.  I hated the thought of having to pack up and move to yet another state!  In the meantime, David started a production job at a big company here in Ames called Sauer Danfoss.  His hope was to get his foot in the door, and hopefully get hired on as an engineer.  He had a job interview for an engineering position a couple of weeks ago, and we just got word this morning that he got the job!  He'll be starting on the 25th of April.  Though it was a rough time last year as we struggled through not having a job again, our situation has actually improved.  David will be making more at this job than his previous one, and he's more excited about the work.  It re-affirms to us that the Lord knows our situation, and he has a plan for us.  I sincerely believe that this new job is the reason we were to come to Ames, though it might have taken a round-about way to get there.  I'm so grateful that we will be able to stay in Ames...I've really grown to love this little town, and we've made such great friends and really enjoy being close to family.  We truly feel blessed!