Friday, April 29, 2016

ARGGGGH

I am like a year behind!!! I am so going to regret not keeping up with our family blog!  The kids LOVE reading it and here I have slacked so much! GOAL is to update at least once a month! Be better Heather!

Monday, January 18, 2016

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Wednesday, September 16, 2015

LONDYN LOVES SOCCER


 Londyn LOVES soccer! She did great at her game and scored 3 goals! It was funny to watch the kids play soccer! I was just so proud that she knew which way the ball goes:)

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Charlie shared his apple!

So our neighbors Charlie and Sandy have been growing 2 apple trees all summer long. All Summer Long Linkie has said "I get the 1st bite of the apple when the finally grow" Well yesterday evening all 8 of us were in the back yard and Charlie split one of the four that grew off his 2 trees. All of us were so excited to finally taste a real apple off of our neighbors tree! Charlie gave the honors to Lincoln to pick the first slice and we all waited patiently to sink our teeth into the apple slice that he carefully sliced. While he was cutting up the apple I broke out in song singing "Oh Apple Tree... Oh Apple Tree! followed by crickets and kid stares to be quiet... and then all of us got a slice!
The much anticipated apple bite was sour and bland and we all laughed and started giving suggestions on what would make the apples taste better... "sugar, a flaky crust, brown sugar, marshmallow fluff said Sandy! pb... we all laughed and kept eating all of the apple slices till they were gone! I think that was the best apple we have ever had! There is something so fun about growing your own food. Waiting for it to blossom, waiting for the fruit or veggie to grow and finally eating it. And the biggest part of having that apple taste the BEST is that they shared it with us! All 8 of us! Even Lily had her own slice! We all went to bed last night with Tarted bellys and big grins!

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

A letter from Michael #13yearanniversary

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13 Reasons I Love You...

History

            Serious history. I love our love story starting way back in 1998 when I looked across the way and saw my little Lilo I’d been looking for my whole life looking back at me. There was definitely something familiar and mysterious at the same time about you... I knew there would be something more from this chance meeting.  I remember riding alone on a bus in Korea realizing that I just might have fallen in love, even when I didn’t want to, but only because of timing. Since then, there has been the highs and lows on the roller coaster of life, but through it all, it’s nice to ride it side by side in the same cart with you. One hand holding the others, and the other hand held up high in the air. Everyday we get to write our history, and I have to say that we have so many fun chapters yet to write and look forward to. The best part about it is that I get to be with my one true love.

Comfort

            Since almost the first time we met, I felt such a comfortableness about being with you. It’s a funny thing, but what a peace it was to have found you, at the most unexpected time and place. And then to find you again made it that much more fun. Like some kind of miracle. It is a comfort just being around you. Knowing that you’re nearby puts me at ease. You’re irreplaceable.

Gravitational Force that is called Heather Joy Peck

            Also termed a social magnet, you have turned an awkward group into a party of friends every where we have lived. I love your gift of uniting people from different backgrounds and walks of life and making them friends. You are a born leader, the type that people want to follow willingly.  

Firm, steadfast and Immoveable

            If there was a theme when we were married, these are some of the words of council that I remember most, and have reflected on quite a bit. They seem to ring in my ears and do remind me of you. You definitely are firm, steadfast, and immoveable about being a defender of our family from all evil things that could creep into the home and heart. I love that you don’t settle, which leads me to the next thing that I love about you.

Mama Bear

            Don’t mess! I think that you are the best mother in the world, and are the kind of mother Heavenly Father wants so dearly for all of his children. You teach them, sing to them, read to them. You make everything a celebration, because you know that the little things in life are the most important. Your expectations are high, and your love is so very deep. I love that your family is the most important part of your life, for which you will be blessed by me and our children and grandchildren forever with our love for you. You’re definitely the warm heart of our home.

Family Historian

            Speaking of celebrating the little things in life, you also love to capture every moment. I love that you are keeping a record for us and our children of the wonderful life that we have been blessed with. I love the books that are already such a joy to look back on, and remember every good time. I know that there is a lot of effort that goes into this, and I’m glad that you have the talent and vision to pull it off.

Mother’s Intuition

            I love that you listen to the Spirit, and I’m learning to trust your mother’s intuition. You definitely have the gift to be able to feel the “pulse” of the family and know what we need and when we need it. I think you have a natural gift to be able to understand not only what is going on but what is in the heart. Another super power of the Mama Bear.

Runner at heart

            You’re my undercover health nut with a little sweet tooth. I love that you are such a good example of getting out there and running. I love our times when we are running together on our work out dates. It always feels so good to accomplish our goals together and to be running side by side. It’s like a little metaphor for our life. I want to do this more together and tear up our next half marathon.

Miracle Worker in the Kitchen

            You’ve got the taste buds, vision, and creativity of Julia Childs without the funny voice and packed cupboards! Somehow you make the best tasting foods with about a tenth of the ingredients, but I think it tastes so good because you cook it with love. I love that you always serve your family. Don’t you think it’s so funny that we give each other plates of food with our heads down, hands extended and back away while wiggling our fingers?! It’s even funnier that our kids do the same thing. You sure make me a happy husband.

Busy Bee

            I love how crafty you have become since we’ve moved to Arkansas. You’ve really developed some cool talents beyond the photography the last couple of years. Sewing blankets, canning crunchy pickles!, making homemade jam, making awesome jerky, growing an herb garden.  It will be fun getting into food storage this year. I can’t wait to see what you are going to come up with next! My little butterfly has turned into a little busy bee!

Organizer

            Not what you thought I would say, right! :D But you are the organizer of all things fun and festive. Nothing will get that notebook and pen planning like getting ready for vacation or some fun season! I love that you are always looking for a good time and are a true adventurer and event planner at heart.

Thoughtful

            I think one of the greatest strengths that I love about you is your thoughtfulness of everyone around you. You don’t do it to make people like you, or to score points, or to move the dial one way or another. You just see a need, and you fill it if you can. If you can’t, you don’t worry about. I love that you do what you can. Even when it’s just a small little thing, you seem to be really in tune with how everyone is doing.

Love

            It’s been said love is just a word until someone comes along and gives it meaning.  You’re the only person I can honestly say that I have given my whole heart and all of my love to. Your love for me is my greatest earthly treasure, and from which so many of my blessings have and will continue to come from. It’s the name I most often call you, and you call me. I love my life with you, and it will be so fun to look back on our crazy life as an old couple, still holding hands with an even deeper and brighter love for each other. I love you more every single day.

Thinking of all of these things that are so great about you makes me so grateful for all that you do for me and the wonderful person that you are. I guess that is the whole point of having anniversaries. To celebrate the love we share, and to reflect on what an unbelievable blessing you are to me. I love you your strengths, especially where I am weak. Saying that you complete me is not just a cliché, but a reality. You really are my puzzle piece, and without you, I’m just a fragmented incomplete person. I love you so much, and Happy 13th Anniversary!


                                                                                                Always & Forever,

Sunday, August 2, 2015

First real date... with logan

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Why I Blog

"I promise that if you will keep your journals and records, they will indeed be a source of great inspiration to your families, to your children, your grandchildren, and others, on through the generations. Each of us is important to those who are near and dear to us and as our posterity reads of our life's experiences, they, too, will come to know and love us. And in that glorious day when our families are together in the eternities, we will already be acquainted."
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