Maya and the seven-up club

Maya has really grown the past few months.  She’s gotten a growth spurt and she’s nailing her aerials at gymnastics.   Did you know that seven in the perfect age for orthodontics?  Well if you have an underbite or crossbite that is.  Maya has a crossbite so she got an expander this week glued to the roof of her mouth.  Apparently when you are young your mouth is still pliable so in a few weeks hopefully her crossbite will be fixed.   She’s been a trooper but she does have a hard time eating…she says she’s always hungry!  She loves playing with her two BFFs Amelia and Bella and doing crafts.  Here’s some pics of her latest:

A new year a new beginning!

Whew!  We finally have a reliable webhost that I can trust with our family blog.  We’re back in business!  This blog is my journal, my way of share with family out of state…where I don’t have to be distracted by the world of facebook and instagram.  At the end of the year I can look back and see how the Lord has blessed our family.  It’s amazing how quickly you forgot the little things when they aren’t recorded along the way

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One of my goals for this year is to set my focus on the temple.  Both to attend more often and help my children know the importance of the temple.  The temple is literally the house of God on earth, a place where you can go, not only to feel the spirit and be renewed but to learn and receive answers to prayers.  I love this family pic that my cousin Ashley took this year.  I blew it up on one of those canvas frames and hung it in my front room.  I love that it’s what I look at every time I come up the stairs and I can’t help but smile.   My husband and I were blessed to be married in the temple where our marriage was sealed for time and all eternity.  These beautiful children will be ours forever and I hope that this picture reminds them to make good choices so they too can marry in the temple some day.