opening presents

a quick pic with Aunt Faye!

monster pajamas for Robbie

these boys are toooooo cute

Hope you had a Merry Christmas! We're excited that Aunt Becca is home from her mission!!

Jed graduated!!!

Dear Hubby Jed, I am so proud of you. These past 3 1/2 years have been AWESOME! You are such a hard worker. Can you believe that you've graduated from college?  We started BYU-Idaho together, and now you've finished! 
You are so cute!
Oh yeah, and Happy Anniversary! So cool that you walk and get your Degree on our Anniversary! These three years have been so sweet! You have taught me so much. 
Yo wifey Madeline


Fiesta this Christmas

Yipeee! My mother found the Fiesta Ware at Kohl's on sale!  They have so many different colors, so she got these four place settings! (Tangerine, Sunflower, Lemongrass, and Turquoise)  I've only had white dishes up to this point, so this will be a fun change! Can't wait to open up this gift.

Today is our last Sunday here in Rexburg.  We'll miss you all! Just 5 more days til Jed graduates!!


Kelly's Christmas

I absolutely love the way my friend Kelly has decorated her apartment. She is SUPER crafty.  Most of these things she's made herself.  I'm in awe of it all! While our boys were playing together, I snapped some quick photos and compiled these collages for her. 
Absolutely. positively. in.love.with.them.
Hooray for Nikon and Photoshop!!!!!  We were a good team today!


Graduating from BYU-Idaho

At the end of Jed's undergraduate school, he's graduating NEXT WEEK! He's getting his Bachelors in Business Management-Finance. I am so proud of him. He has worked so hard.  Tonight we went to Grad Night.  It was such a strengthening meeting. I'm so glad we went together.  We learned and were reminded of so many great things tonight.  We were taught by President Clarke 3 things,
  1. We'll be an answer to someone's prayer
  2. We'll be a light to the world
  3. and We will rise above and continue to build the kingdom of God
We are so blessed to have attended Brigham Young University- Idaho. The Lord is doing great things here, and I can't wait to go out and share with everyone what I've learned here.  
This picture will be a jewel that we'll cherish for years to come.  In this picture (left to right) is President Kim B. Clarke, me, Jed, and Vice President Henry Eyring.   Pres. Clarke is a very successful businessman that has been called to lead BYU-Idaho to success. He turned down the position of Dean of Business at Harvard University to serve here at BYU-Idaho. He also is member of the Quorum of the Seventy of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.   Vice Pres. Eyring is the son of Elder Henry B. Eyring, an Apostle for the church. He also serves as a Stake President in one of the Single Student Stakes here at BYU-Idaho.  He shared many stories about his father, and it was obvious how much he loves and looks up to him.  These men are instruments in the Lord's hands. They are working their best to build the Church and to build BYU-Idaho to greatness. 

So here we are. Sitting in the Taylor Chapel up on campus where Grad Night was held. We met on the first day of freshman orientation, held here- in the same chapel.  We've grown so much together in the past 3.5 years.
We're companions for eternity, ready to go out in the world together and make a difference!
One thing I'll miss the most about Rexburg is the Temple here.  I love this temple. It's where we were married.  In the temple we worship God and learn about his plan for us. It's a beautiful place that everyone should aspire to visit.  There are 137 working temples around the world!! The closest one to where we'll be in Arkansas is Memphis, TN.  I'm sad that I won't be able to look out my window and see the temple up on the hill. 

It's a bittersweet goodbye. I can't believe that we'll be leaving this wonderful place. But we're excited to go out and do some good. :)

Lil Elf

I say "Lil Elf," Dad says "Santa's Terror"
He's so wiggly! Doesn't stop for nothin!! (He is also in need of a haircut, LOL) 
He is learning letters, numbers, and basic words. I am so proud of him. He picks up new words everyday.  Some lately are snack, drink, diaper, and yuck.

We're excited to be with Nanner and Pops this Christmas!

7 days!

This little guy will be a 1 year old in just 7 days. I can't believe it. He still looks like a baby to me!  He moves so quick, it's hard to capture a sharp picture with enough light, but I just had to share the blurry ones, they crack me up!!!  I love this little man.  He makes my heart go "Smile!"

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