8 Years of Bliss

James and I celebrated 8 years of marriage on June 4, 2013.
I am so grateful that I get to be married to my best friend for time and all eternity.
I am grateful for eternal marriage and the knowledge that I will be with my family on this Earth and with my Father In Heaven someday.

I surprised James with a fun little gift to highlight some of the quirks I love about him!


Thank you for...

Jaks prayer tonight:

"Dear Heavenly Father,

Thank you for the this day, thank you for the lights so we can see, thank you for my Spider-Man fruit snacks, thank you for my sister, thank you for my family. In the name of Jesus Christ Amen."

I love my little boy so much! He is so sweet and kind. Madi's little face lit up when he mentioned her.

If you look closely in the picture you can see the Spider-Man fruit snacks!


My Little Rascals

These pictures pretty much sum up life in our house!


Christmas Past

It was another fabulous Christmas in the Shores' house.
In fact, it was 3x the fun with three kids this year. 


"Oh yeah, who are you calling lazy?"

Look at me!

I am sitting like a big boy!

It has been a big week for Crew...
- 2 bottom teeth 
- First roll from belly to back
- Sitting for longer than 5 minutes without a tumble

I guess he was feeling the pressure of turning 7 months tomorrow 
and not having anything to show for it. Way to go little man!!


Madison Gage. Age 5.

I always feel so bad that Madi's birthday is in December in the freezing cold and we are limited to indoor partties. This year since the hot tub is indoors at our new house, we celebrated with a winter luau. The girls (and Jakson) had a lot of fun!


A Little Lesson on Faith

Here are some highlights from a few weeks ago:

Incident #1:

Jaks- "Mom, when am I going to be in Iron Man?"
Me- "You already were Iron Man for Halloween."
Jaks- "No mom, I mean when am I going to be IN the Iron Man movie?"
Me- "You are not going to be in the movie honey."

...and then here comes Madi's contribution from the back seat...

Madi- "Jakson, If you want to be in the movie you can just say a prayer and ask Jesus and he will help   
            you be in the movie."
Jaks- "Nevermind mom, I'll just ask Jesus."

Incident #2:

I was tucking Madi into bed and she said...

Madi- "Mom, I asked Jesus for something once and he didn't do it."
Me- "Well honey what did you ask for?"
Madi- "I don't rememer, all I remember is that he didn't do it!"

It was really hard not to laugh cause I certainly have felt that way a time or two.


Jakson and Crew's first wrestling match.

Madi looks extra glamorous with a little eyeliner and mascara leftover
from her Halloween costume the night before. 

My boys.

The saddest face. Ever. Crew is sick for the very first time. Poor little guy. He just wanted to curl up on daddy. He hadn't slept all day, he was exhausted, but he just kept fighting it. 


Today was a great day! It was a glimpse of many holidays to come. I have always loved this time of year with the holiday season beginning and so much family time. The best part of the holidays for me is seeing the excitment on the kids' faces. This year with 3 adorable kids we are bound to have 3x the fun. Halloween has already been a blast and it is still 2 days away!!


handsome little man CREW

JAKSON saw me taking pictures of Crew, so he ran and put his hat on for a pose.

He is a HANDSOME little DUDE too!