Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Easter Conference weekend

The weekend before Easter my brothers family invited us over for an Easter hunt and dinner, as they would be up in Canada Easter weekend. The kids had so much fun and the dinner was delicious! Thanks guys! Then we did our own thing on the following Friday. It was pretty cold and wet outside so we did a scavenger hunt inside. We all had our fair share of chocolate!!

The day before conference one of Taylor's professors gave us tickets to the Saturday session giving the opportunity for Taylor and I to go just the two of us. Taylor being his go getter self quickly found someone to watch the kids last minute. I was so glad he did, we loved listening to the talks and the beautiful music, there was such a special spirit there. Our bishop also found us three more tickets for the Sunday morning session, so we were also able to take Hallie. We are so grateful for all those who made this all happen for us. It was such a special weekend!

Hallie was so excited to go her very first Conference!!

Thursday, April 1, 2010

The student life...

When we made the choice to come down here to BYU we knew it wasn't going to be easy. Taylor is super busy with school and all that goes with it, not to mention the busyness of raising 4 kids. One thing he will say to me when he has to stay late or go back to school to write a test is to "think Hawaii". Well one day we were discussing our food budget and I said to him to just "think yogurt". Yup, that's how poor we are, yogurt has become our luxury. It's funny how your perspective can change through life experiences. We really don't mind not having the extra money, we have learned so much from it. We have learned to budget, we have been better able to discern our needs from our wants and most importantly we have been able to put our trust fully in the Lord and witness his great miracles. We definitely have those days where we wonder how we are going to make it, but we honestly can say that we are loving the whole student experience and the lessons we are learning along the way.