April 5, 2015


Dear Girls,

It's Easter! 

And a very special Easter it is. It's also Sunday conference AND Christina and Reed are here!

We started the day off with finding you girls finding your Easter baskets and then checking out your haul: sunglasses, bows, and lots of candy. 

Your dad, Christina, and I then started on breakfast. Golden rod. An Easter tradition. It took me forever to get the sauce thick and by the time it was ready we all plopped down in front of the tv to watch conference while we ate. 

Conference was amazing. So many good talks were given. I am always left with this huge desire to be a better person and to draw closer to my Heavenly Father. 

After that it was lunch time and then time to make a massive amount of rolls, which of course I messed up too and had to re make some dough. It's a good thing your aunt Christina was there to help me. 

At four we headed to the Gardners for Easter dinner with friends. Christina and reed stayed home because reed was feeling pretty crappy. Dang allergies. 

There you two ran around with your friends while the adults ate and talked. We had an Easter lesson about Christ and the resurrection and then we ate cake and ice cream for camdens birthday. 

When we got home I tucked you girls into bed and hoped that today's sugar wouldn't keep you up. 

And that was Our Easter. 

I love you both. 

Sincerely, mom

April 2, 2015


Dear Brooklyn and Molly,

You woke up early today.

The clock still read 5 something. 

I knew by the way Molly was complaining that Brooklyn wasn't sharing the lion that there was no getting you two back to sleep. 

I'm sure it's cause your dad is out of town. You guys were probably worried that I didn't set my alarm and Brooklyn would be late for school. 

Soon you guys were in my bed. I looked at your bed head and your still sleepy, puffy eyes and your ruffled pajamas and I wanted to remember you like that forever. Still so small and innocent. Not a care in the world.

I grabbed my camera and snapped some pictures in the early morning light. Your hair, your hands, you two cuddling. It makes me feel like I can keep you little. At least for a little while. At least in my pictures.
Then the cuddling turned to fighting so that was that.

I love you both. 

Sincerely, mom