Thursday, February 14, 2008

Happy Valentine's Day!

OK, first of all I want all of you to tell me your favorite love songs. I'm trying to put together a cd and I want more ideas.
I REALLY want Through My Veins by Richard Marx:

and How Can I Tell You by Cat Power (from the diamond commercial):

but neither of those are available.
Here is what I have (but I'm still not sure I'm going to use every single one of these):

Forever Tonight --by Peter Cetera
Faithfully --by Peter Cetera
Faithfully --by Journey
Have You Ever Been in Love --by Peter Cetera
Dreaming of You --by Selena
Open Arms --by Journey
I Want to Know What Love Is --by Foreigner
Unforgettable --by Natalie Cole
With Your Love --by Journey
All I Want is You --by U2
With or Without You --by U2
Angelia --by Richard Marx
Died in your Arms Tonight --by Cutting Crew
Amanda --by Boston
Because You Loved Me --by Celine Dion
Feels Like Home --by Chantal Kreviazuk
To Where You Are --by Josh Groban
Far Away --by Nickelback
Samson --by Regina Spektor
Everything I Do... --by Bryan Adams

I am skipping some Chicago and Richard Marx songs that remind me too much of Jr High. :)

And here are two of my Valentines!

Here they are getting their Valentines ready.

And here they just woke up this morning. Every morning to wake them up I turn on Curious George in our room and they come climb into our bed to watch it before having breakfast. They are holding their Valentine goodies from us.

And here is Julia in her Valentine's Day attire. Ethan wouldn't let me take one of him but he is wearing a red shirt today.

I hope you all have a wonderful Valentine's Day, and remember that you are loved!!

Check out the valentines that Julia made for Ethan after school today:

The small one says, "Der Ethan I lav you cus you or a gd frend and you or speshl to me and you or nis to me sumtims. Lav Julia." In case you're not sure what it says-- Dear Ethan I love you cause you are a good friend and you are special to me and you are nice to me sometimes. Love, Julia.

She's in Kindergarten this year and I love how she's trying to sound out words that she doesn't know. How cute!

Sunday, February 3, 2008

Endless snow... we actually used our fireplace!

Yes, we had 3 more snow storms this week, and as always there are more coming. This seems to be the winter of endless snow. The kids decided to climb up on the snow pile in between our house and the neighbor's house:

And we finally made a snowman! It's gone already though. No it hasn't melted... Ethan decided to knock it over.
This is the snow tunnel the kids were making.

And we actually used our fireplace! We haven't used it ever since we've had kids, so it's been over 8 years. The kids loved it!

Here's Ethan roasting marshmallows.

And Julia eating a s'more.

They both declared that it was the "best night ever". This is something that Julia says almost every day (well she says "it's the best day ever"), she is so excited by life. Ethan doesn't say it nearly as much so it was fun that he was having such an enjoyable time!

Friday, February 1, 2008

A wonderful prayer from our prophet, President Hinckley

Most of you know that our beloved prophet Gordon B Hinckley passed away this week. He was such a wonderful inspiration to all of us, and he will truly be missed.

A friend of mine shared this with me and I thought it was beautiful, and truly showed who he was. This is a prayer that President Hinckley gave for the youth in November of 2000 that has been put to music. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did!

I'm adding a video tribute to President Hinckley:

2/10 Adding the tribute from his funeral: