You would make think that her statement made me sad, but honestly, I feel blessed. My kids are "typical" kids and they don't really know a "normal" life. BUT, they have been given a testimony. They know that life is short and there is no time for the trivial things. Like I said, they are normal kids. They want to do what is meaningful to them. Ethan is probably a little more "typical" then Brittney. He is still in "me" mode. But, Brittney has made me so proud. She has her moments, but she is a great big sister, and she takes care of Ivee like she was her own, cause she is. Ethan does do for her as well, even though he is in the "aggravation" mode when it's comes to her. I am hearing so much, "Stop it Ethan," lately. Sometimes he has aggravated her so much, he can just walk by her dancing and she says it. He looks at me and says, "I didn't do anything." That is when I remind him that if you aggravate someone enough, they think everything you do is to aggravate them! I'm sure that went in one ear and out the other.
Time to do a little picture catch up.
This is Ivee at New Years. She was so cute wobbling around pointing her cousin Nathan's laser gun.
Ivee just loves for me to pull out the camera and take random shots.
Above is us in the doctors office waiting.
Ivee has also had an obsession with putting napkins on her head for the last three years. Her Brittney has no issue in joining her in her napkin wear. I love how my 16 year old loves her baby sister!!
Emmett and I have a growing group of kids who hang at our house and church every week. Emmett and I open our home to kids 12-20 years old every Friday night for about a year now. We serve them supper, they listen to Emmett give testimony and read the Word, and then we usually play Just Dance. I enjoy these kids so much. This is a pic of a few at an Underground Mobile event.
Brittney had her first medical procedure this past week. Her Endoscopy showed nothing that helped us with her stomach issues, but her drugs gave us all something to laugh about...including Brittney.
Cousin Nathan's birthday lead to a good time. She loved the slide even if it was cold. Whitney and Haley enjoyed their time with their cousin as well!
Ivee took one day with her cousin Haley and played dress up. Here is my Merida!!!
I didn't post any Christmas pics this past year, but my kids have so much fun dancing together.
We also don't eat out much, well, like we used to, but Ethan still dazes out when eating Mexican! :)
Finally, here is my Ivee as school. Mom came for the party that day. Love this baby so much!!