Monday, October 31, 2011


Well it has been a very fun weekend! We had a blast with our family, got lots and lots of candy, and Ethan learned how to knock on a complete strangers door and ask for candy. It was the cutest thing, watching my son have no fear (when he is usually so afraid of people he doesn't know) and hold out his pumpkin bucket and ask for candy. I have to say I got a little choked up when I saw him do something that he normally would not do for some reason. It made me feel very proud of my son. It was the highlight of my week. So here are some photos. Hope you all enjoy!

Here is a video of him trick or treating for the first time! I love him!

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Teaching Ethan Sign Language

So I have been really frustrated trying to teach Ethan to talk and I have realized that my son will talk when he wants to and I can't just use other ways to communicate. We started teaching Ethan a couple weeks ago a few things to say in sign language just to help him out with communicating. He has done such a great job so far, that I am gonna look into teaching him more. My son is the best! I love him so much and I am grateful to have a little boy that listens to his mommy most the time.

UPDATE: Just an update on our life. Eric and I love living in Mentor. We are surrounded by trees and I love it! The fall is beautiful. The only complaint I have is that it rains a lot. Eric's job is going well and we love that we are in a ward with others who are just starting their careers too. We look forward to our future and can't wait to see where we will end up!

Monday, October 3, 2011


We had a blast this conference weekend. It was pretty much a "stay at home" weekend. We did nothing but watch conference this weekend. I know it sounds boring, I thought it would be, but it was raining the entire weekend so it was nice to stay inside. Since Time Warner is lame and does not offer BYUtv, we ended up watching conference on our laptops. I was able to be spiritually edified as well as physically edified because I was able to watch conference in my kitchen while I was making a pumpkin roll.

It is weird, not going to church on Sunday but I have to say that I kinda liked not getting ready for the day (which is why there are no pictures of me. Here are some pictures of Ethan and Eric during conference.

I am so grateful that I got to spend the whole day with my son and my husband listening to wonderful talks that were given by such wonderful people. I love conference weekend and the spirit that it brings into my home. I can't wait for next April!