Sunday, November 9


this week was a good week.  it just was.  
i rededicated myself (like i do every week) to having more patience and fun with the little ones and found myself laughing a lot more and not getting as frustrated (except for bed time, that is always frustrating).  today our opening hymn at church was sunshine in my soul and i couldn't help but smile while singing it (and wrangling ivy).

There is sunshine in my soul today,
More glorious and bright
Than glows in any earthly sky,
For Jesus is my light. 
O there's sunshine, blessed sunshine,
While the peaceful, happy moments roll;
When Jesus shows His smiling face
There is sunshine in my soul. 
There is gladness in my soul today,
And hope, and praise, and love,
For blessings which He gives me now,
For joys laid up above.


heidi said...

i love ivy's swimsuit--do they come in my size? :) yay for patience and sunshine...i could use a dose of both. thanks.

.Ang. said...

I love this post!

And These Pictures!!!

AND that Hymn!

you are awesome!!!

The Bradys said...

such a cute post... i love those pics!!

Missy said...

Did you get a new camera? because i feel like your blog just got THAT much better (not sure how it could b/c i love it anyway...but still).

love sunday's like those.

nicole said...

All your pictures are so amazing, you all are living the life! What camera do you have?

Autumn said...

Oh I am having Hawaii withdrawals! The last 2 years we were able to come over twice, this year none and now they canceled Hawaii in April, bummer!!
Cute post and pictures!
Weather here is funky, total heat wave for 3 days, then totally cold, now another heat wave coming this weekend, yeah! Like 80/85 on beach, however, water 57, what the heck!!!
Lauren is officially in my ward and the girls go to MoonBeam class together, so cute!

Denae said...

Thanks for the sunshine in my soul today!! (it's freezing & raining outside at the moment)

ice cream barrels said...


I am coming out on december 10th

wasn't your bday like yesterday or something?

happy one, anyways....

Melissa said...

wait really did you have a birthday yesterday!? wow I'm a good friend.

love this post!!

aaron and meg facer said...

Nice floater!

maryam said...

I say PURA VIDA to that!

liko said...

love, love, LOVE this awesome post and pictures. i also am fancying ivy's new swimsuit!!!
oh, and HAPPY BIRTHDAY, missy!!!! we coulda put candles atop your cheesecake and sang to you! i am sure you had a great day!!! and last night was the icing on the cake, right? ( i mean the book club girl-talk).

Missy said...

Have I asked if you got a new camera?? Love these photos - I hope they are framed all over your house. ALL OVER.

Molly Malia said...

loving the pictures! loving you! miss you guys!