Monday, March 28, 2011

Carter's Blessing


Yesterday, we had the opportunity to give Baby Carter his blessing. Brad gave Carter a beautiful blessing. I often wonder how much preparation my dear husband takes to think of what he is going to say, but my guess is that he is prompted by the Spirit to say what he needs to say for our boys. After the blessing we came home and I searched high and low for Sammy's notes I took during his blessing but I couldn't find them. So I told Brad that I am a terrible mother, and he reassured me that I wasn't and that even if I did loose my notes that he had his blessing and that no matter what it is written in a more accurate record than the one I could have taken, after hearing that I felt so much better. I am just so glad to know that we have a Heavenly Father that has made us less than perfect so that we can learn and grow and that He has given us a redeemer, our Savior Jesus Christ, so He will make up for these imperfections. Recently I've been thinking a lot about record keeping and I can just imagine Heavanly Father's journals for each and everyone one of his children. I can only imagine that they are beautifully written and come with every detail of our life, even things that even though we lived may have missed. I just hope that my boys will fill their live's journal with wonderful memories and that they may be able to look back on these live's journal and have no regrets. I hope they fulfill the blessings that have been bestowed upon them. I know that all my boys have been blessed to have the Holy Ghost with them at all times, to go on a mission, to get married in the temple and to return to live with our Heavenly Father. I think Brad knows exactly what our boys need and everything else is just icing on the cake, these are the important things, they maybe redundant and basic but so essential.

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Record Keeping

Today as I was looking for a way to better organize my boys keepsakes and some of the crafts they do at school and church I learned a little something about myself. I learned that I am a terrible records keeper. I don't purposely do this but I guess the idea of keeping records or keepsakes was never instilled in me. I wished I had the enthusiasm my sister-in-law, Katie, has with every little endeavor her children accomplish. I feel terrible because I decided to go back to Sammy's baby book and I found that there ins't too much in there. I have tons of pictures and I can sort of guess when he took his first step, but if you asked me what he first said, I would not be so sure if it was Bella, or more in sign language. I guess sometimes we live life so fast that we forget to rejoice in those little moments that will never come back. Of course, Sammy is almost speaking complete sentences and runs around terrorizing the dog, me, and his big brother. But beneath all that madness, he is the sweetest little boy ever. I love that he still loves to cuddle with me and that he has to hold my thumb to go to sleep. Sammy will always surprise us much like he made his appearance to earth. Just the other day after getting out of the shower, I found him carrying Baby Carter from the baby swing to the bassinet. My first thought when I saw the baby swing empty was that Brad must have taken Carter out of the swing, but when I asked Brad where the baby was, Sammy quickly replied, "I've got him Mama". I was not expecting that but then again, it is Sammy and that boy will always surprise us.

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Carter's Birth Announcement

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Thursday, March 10, 2011

Febrero Loco y Marzo otro Poco

Let me re-cap the last month. It was not so short and sweet as everyone would have expected. First we got some lovely snow which my kids absolutely loved and it gave me hope for an early arrival of our third little boy, but there was no show. Then the month could not go fast enough for me so we started T-ball, in hopes that it would induce labor for me, but again no show. Finally a week into the month of March and Little Carter made his appearance. So here we are in March and we are home with a little piece of heaven. We are so blessed to have him in our family. Carter Ethan Summers arrived promptly on March 8th 2011 @ 12:55pm. He weighed 7 lbs 3 oz and was 19. 5 inches tall. He is by far my biggest baby. Our sweet little angel is such a joy to have. I had forgotten the peace these little souls bring into our life. Although he is so tiny we can already tell that he will have a very gentle spirit.