Sunday, June 17, 2012

Father's Day

Happy Father's Day to Mark! He is such a wonderful father to Abby and Alyssa. They love him so much. I love watching them light up to see him. The other day he came home from work, Alyssa saw him and immediately smiled and scooted over to him as fast as she could. It was adorable. Abby smiles and kicks her legs in excitement. His love for them is equally clear. 

I am grateful also for my wonderful dad and father-in-law. They are both great men. 

It is so wonderful to be surrounded by so many great examples of honor, wisdom, kindness, discipline, love, faith, dedication, hard work, and respect. I am grateful that these wonderful men have and honor their priesthood and the blessing that has been to me in my life and family. They love their wives and their children; it is clear. Thank you for all that you have and continue to do for me and my family. We love you. 

Friday, June 15, 2012

The Butterfly Effect

A couple weeks ago I found these ugly caterpillars slowing eating my lemon tree, disguised to look like bird poo. I took them off and kept them for a few days while I researched and decided what to do. Well, I put them back on my tree...

Why you ask would I volunteer to put leaf-eating grub on my little tree?

Totally worth it. I was worried when both caterpillars disappeared. However, I was so glad when this beautiful Giant Swallowtail Butterfly flew by and landed on my lemon tree. Perfect. 

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Piano Lessons

Mark teaching the girls piano. Alyssa was a little more excited than Abby. Abby's main interest was ripping pages out of the Children's Songbook. She was a little bummed Daddy wouldn't let her.