Two weeks ago my parents returned home from their two-year mission in Malaysia. They flew halfway around the world to New York, packed up a moving truck, and drove out to Utah, stopping to see us in Denver on the way. We were SO happy to see them again! They both looked great and we loved hearing amazing stories from their mission.
Posted by Holly at 6:00 PM
LaVon Solomon Rogers, Jed's grandma, passed away this month and we attended her funeral in Salt Lake City. She lived a full life and was blessed with a peaceful passing. She was a terrific lady who brought joy to others around her. She loved dancing and even tap-danced in her later years. Even though I personally never got to know her, Jed and I had the chance to live in her home rent-free during the early years in our marriage--a huge blessing to us. We are so grateful for her good life.With Uncle Steve and Aunt Jana Rebekah, Madison, Henry, Ed, Kristen, Jed, Lincoln, Isaac, and Holly
Posted by Holly at 9:21 AM
Posted by Holly at 8:41 AM
It's definitely true what they say. Parenting, in some ways, is easier the second time around. Now I have the retrospective wisdom that the timing of potty training is not about me or whether I'm a good parent, but only about my child and his own readiness. Poor Isaac had to suffer before I could gain this precious parenting gem.
Lincoln has responded well to the 3-Day Potty Training method (let me know if you want a copy of the ebook) and of all the methods I've read about it seems like one of the best. You have to be extremely consistent and vigilant through the 3-day period and you need the guts to go cold turkey into undies (we threw out all the diapers--even at night--but he almost always stayed dry). But it has saved a lot of grief for all of us!
Posted by Holly at 7:28 AM
The boys--as can be expected--LOVED Halloween and trick-or-treating this year! We were overjoyed that the weather--though blizzardy only two days before, dumping two feet of snow--cooperated on the night of, and it was actually pretty warm and pleasant. Lincoln was a trooper, traipsing close behind Isaac despite the cumbersome kangaroo suit. We lucked out in our neighborhood--we didn't even go to many houses but the boys brought in quite a haul, including 4 huge candy bars each.
"It's been a hard-day's night.
Been trick-or-treating like a dog.
And when I get to my home
I'll dump my loot on the floor
And I will eat all night."
Posted by Holly at 9:24 AM