Saturday, April 16, 2011

Kalm Down & Take A Step Back

The Lord commanded that we should love our neighbors as ourselves. Who is more of a neighbor to me then my Mother/Family?

Lately I have been struggling with accepting a family member for the way they are. It has been affecting me, as well as her I am sure. I have lost sleep, allowed my attitude to ruin my entire day, been angry, and even cried. I am sure I have allowed this to affect me my entire life, and I am tired of it. I am really going to work on letting it not affect me so much. I will serve her, love her, and do all that I can to not be judgemental but to be loving, and more understanding. At the end of the day I have the ability to choose between being happy, angry, or sad. I have control over my emotions, and how I handle things is up to me. It is her life to live the way she chooses, and I have realized that I may never completely understand her, but I will always love her.

Friday, April 15, 2011

Kuddle Time With Azlyn & Liam

How lucky am I!!! It is almost becoming a habit that I get to see Azlyn and Liam each month since Liam's birth. I could really get use to this. I love spending time with these two! Dara and Jim flew with the kids to Phoenix this past week to stay in a resort (Jim received a reward from his work), while Dara's parents picked up the kids to stay with them for the week in Tucson. So I of course drove up to visit them. I had a blast! Azlyn cuddled with me more in this one visit than she had her entire life after leaving the hospital that is.
It's really hard to get a picture with all 3 of us looking!
These two are so cute together. Liam adores Azlyn. I really wish I had brought Kade, because Azlyn kept asking about him, and Kade just adores his younger brother and sister.
Failed attempt #2 of trying to get us all looking.
I brought Azlyn a little Tinker Bell phone, and as I tried to photograph her with it she did the same to me. Dara saw the picture and knew exactly what Azlyn was doing. I guess she does this regularly.
Brother and Sister! I am so glad they have each other.
Failed attempt #3 lol
This little guy makes the cutest faces
Tummy Time
Love that belly

We Did It!

Poor princess bonked her head.
Grandma Butler "revived" Bear Bear by adding more stuffing to him and sewing him up. Azlyn decided she needed to be stuffed too. See her fluffy belly? So cute.
Say Cheese
My Angels
Love this face

I like this one

Hard to believe she is actually laughing
I am so glad I get to see you guys often. I sure love you both and always will.