16 May 2011

Welcome My Newest Niece

Welcome Adrianna Grace Ayala!  She was born on May 8th (parent's anniversary and mother's day!)  Isn't she cute?  She weighed 6lbs 13oz and was 19"long.  Congratulations to Derek and Rachel.  I can't believe my brother's a Daddy!  Love you guys.
Sorry the picture is so small, I stole it off facebook.

Enjoying Our Patio

Spring/summer is finally here! My absolute favorite seasons!  The days have been so beautiful and we're so excited to have a place to enjoy them. I'm so grateful for my little house!
Emma and Danny enjoying some crackers and cheese.

Ella joining in on the fun.


Thank you to my sister-in-law, Lily, for the girls' bathing suits!  They're so cute.  It's funny because we bought Danny's last year and it matches the girls' perfect!  I don't think we could of gotten them to match that well if we tried!

All three of them, having fun.
Ella got in right away, which surprised me!  The water was cold!  She loved it, well, they all did!
Enjoying some ice pops.
Danny and Emma

Yogurt Facials

This is the first time I let the girls eat yogurt on their own.  I'm not sure if they liked it?

Emma and Ella


Ay Ella, you're so silly!

Was that good Emma?

07 May 2011

Happy Easter

This year we felt Danny was old enough to learn the true meaning of Easter.  We didn't want him to get caught up in all of the Easter bunny hype and let it overshadow the resurrection of Jesus Christ.  As we were thinking of ways to explain it to him I had never realized  how out there the whole Easter bunny and eggs really are!  Since he's in school of course they did activities using Easter eggs, so naturally he had questions about the eggs, then a bunny?  Who in the world decided to celebrate Easter this way?  It reminded me of a comedian's take on Easter,

"“Jim Gaffigan's take:
''Easter, that's a weird tradition.
Easter, the day Jesus rose from the dead. What should we do?
How 'bout eggs?!
Well, w-what does that have to do with Jesus?
Alright, we'll hide 'em.
I don't...I don't follow your logic.
Don't worry, there's a bunny.''” 

So in an effort to be "in the world, but not of the world," my genius aunt told us to put it this way.  The Easter bunny is so happy that Jesus Christ resurrected from the dead that he wants us to be happy too.  Because of  spring and its beautiful colors, we color eggs and he hides candy for us and brings us gifts.

I am so grateful for Jesus Christ in my life.  If it wasn't for him I don't know where I would be in my life.  It is because of Him and His gospel that I can experience true happiness in this life and in the life to come.  I have had my share of trials, hardships, and struggles as we all do but because of Jesus Christ in my life I am truly happy no matter what my circumstance.  

 Here are some of our Easter pictures this year.  Their faces were so funny on some of these pictures I just couldn't leave them out.

Emma, Danny, Ella (Ella's face is hilarious)

Best picture we could get with all the cousins

Hope everyone had a great Easter!