Friday, January 18, 2013

One Pet, Two Pets.

That's right, we are no longer a one pet home. Today we went to the shelter and picked out the cutest little dog. He's 8 months old and is shy, loving, sweet and dang cute! He has a extremely sad story. 

He was born in Mississippi and spent the first 4 months of his life roaming 2 acres in Alpine, Ca. His owners were hoarders and the county seized him and all forty of his siblings. He had every worm a dog can have and was nursed back to health at the local shelter. He has scars from his siblings attacking him while he tried to eat. he's healing nicely and the staff were sad to see him go but glad that he will now have his forever home.

We are so excited to have in our home, and show him how a pet deserves to be loved. So without further ado...

MacGyver Vader Parker. 

Sage picked the first name with a little coaxing from me. It totally fits him, he seemed to be a little mischievous when we met with him. Aurora picked the middle name. Her choice comes as no surprise since she's a Star Wars freak.

We will be bringing him home Wednesday at 4. He's having his man surgery this weekend and they want him to rest a bit before we bring him to his forever home. We'll post more pictures once he's home, this is from the website.

Thursday, January 10, 2013

2013 List

Here's our family fun List for 2013.

1. Go to the Car Show(boys), Tea Party(girls)
2. Play-dates with friends
3. Go to Disneyland 2-3 more times before our passes expire in June
4. Complete 2 service projects - one down, one to go
5. Go camping we've done this twice so far
6. Go to the beach at least once a week when the weather permits
7. Play Just Dance on the xbox every Friday for family time
8. Fix up backyard
9. Go swimming at Grandma Pool's house 2-3 days a week
10. Have a girls day with Grandma Elaine
11. Go on more bike rides
12. Cuddle more
13. Regular dates for Mom and Dad
14. Regular Mommy/Daughter/Son and Daddy/Daughter/Son dates

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

2012 Revisited

Last year we made a list of all the stuff we wanted to do. I am happy to announce that we got it all done, except for the deck, since we moved to a new house right during the time of year that we usually take care of that.

1. Read the Book of Mormon as a family. (working on it, so far so good)
2. Buy bikes for Mom & Dad and go bike riding as a family
3. Visit family in Utah for Sage's baptism.
4. Sleepover with Grandma Mary.
5. Re-stain the deck
6. Go to Sea World twice before our passes expire in May
7. Trampoline Sleepovers
8. Go camping
9. Go to the beach more
10. Clean out and organize the garage
11. Buy annual passes to Disneyland / California Adventure and surprise Sage for his birthday with a two day trip and then go back every other month.

Tonight we will be making our 2013 list.

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Goodbye 2012, Hello.... 2013!

Wow, 2012 was quite a year. The year started off with some changes for our family and ended with a fabulous opportunity for our family. Heavenly Father blessed our family more than we could have hoped for and we are extremely grateful.

We have decided to adopt a Family Theme this year. When deciding what we wanted to work on as a family I remembered THIS talk from the April 2012 General Conference.

                "Remove any of your fear with faith.
                Trust the power of God to guide you"

We will work on developing more faith and turning more over to God and let him guide us more. We are looking forward to 2013 and the lessons and blessings it will bring to our family.