Saturday, July 24, 2010

hi from the greens

well, life here has been wonderful & busy!

our twins are 7 months old!!






we took the babies fishing for the first time earlier this month. josh's grandparents and uncle mike came. i'm so glad great-grandma coleman was there to help with the kiddos while the boys fished. (yes, she really did help. she is one spunky and active great-grandma!)





so exhausted from the trip...i love sleeping baby pictures! :)





we also went camping for the first time since the babes were born! we went to meeks bay (lake tahoe) with uncle mike and aunt heidi and their two girls katelyn and julianna.


here they are, dirt faces and all! (i am so not looking forward to those days!)





both babies loved being outside! they were perfectly happy to play in their pack n play by all of us. here's eden chillin.




view of meeks bay:







in other news, ezra's first tooth broke through this week!

oh, my handsome boys :)




getting so big!



eden has learned to crawl! she is exploring everything.



oh and after she learned to crawl (checked that off her list) she started standing up like 2 days later. crazy beautiful girl.






the babies have been interacting with each other so much lately too. i love it! here they are wrestling. eden usually wins haha.




i'm so excited for today! josh and i are going with a couple of friends to see Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat at Music Circus! And tonight is my dad's 50th birthday party!


hope everyone has a great weekend!

Friday, July 23, 2010

decisions

have you ever been faced with a decision which should make perfect sense, but for some reason you just get a feeling that you can't ignore which says you should reconsider?




josh and i had that experience recently and i'm so grateful that Heavenly Father lets us go through these experiences to help us learn to trust him.





it's a long story and i'll spare most details, but basically we had the opportunity to re-finance our home loan to an INCREDIBLY low apr at NO COST to us. we had a lot of questions and felt like the whole process over the last month had been very rushed and, frankly, too good to be true. the situation has definitely helped us rely on the spirit's promptings. i'm thankful that sometimes the promptings are to take a step back and pause to think things through and reason things out. sometimes even after reasoning, it still doesn't feel right. don't always know why... and don't need to. "i know that [God] loveth his children, neverthless i do not know the meaning of all things" 1Ne 11:17.


anyhoo, it ended up that our re-fi actually worked out great and we feel so blessed that the opportunity came our way to lighten the financial burden. more importantly, though, we feel blessed to have the Holy Ghost and a Father in Heaven who is always waiting to teach us when we are listening.

Sunday, July 4, 2010

god bless america, land that i love!

First of all...



HAPPY 4TH OF JULY!!!!



The 4th of July is one of my favorite holidays! We had a lot of fun going to Lincoln last night for fireworks with my family, and our friends Joe, Brooke, Evan and Penny. The show was pretty spectacular. Maybe I'll try to get Josh to upload a video from last night. I am thankful to live in this country and enjoy so many freedoms!



One freedom that I am especially grateful for today is the freedom to worship how I want. Today while Josh and I were teaching our primary class (10-12 year olds) something really neat happened. We were talking about Joshua and the Battle of Jericho. I'll spare you the details, but basically I could just see a light bulb go on with one of the girls in our class and I knew she had felt the Spirit and learned something. It gave me goosebumps and I'm feeling very blessed to be able to serve in the primary and in the church.

God Bless America!!