Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Our new favorite shirt

This is tyler's new favorite shirt.

Pumpkin Patch

I'm not the only one excited for Fall and Halloween! I think I get asked at least 5 times a day if we get to cut pumpkins today...

Friday, October 15, 2010

3 of our FAVORITE people!

After our fun at Crater Lake we headed on up to Kennewick, WA. We were originally going to WA to go camping, but it turned out that Brian's school calendar was wrong when we looked a few months ago and had to cut our trip short... BUT we were able to still go and see our friends the Kidders! We had so much fun hanging out, boating, eating, playing games, going to the apple orchards, library, the park, taking naps, talking, and of course laughing!

As you can see.... T was a bit more excited then Maddison.... We had to stop him from picking ALL the apples!

Papa Paul was kind enough to work hard on the boat to take us out on the River.... Em and Madison had fun on the tube... Brian had to bribe Ty with a G-U-N to get on the tube and then it decided to stop working.... I'm sure everyone thought Brian and I were being sarcastic but we really did have fun- even if there was rowing involved for a few mins (we were rescued by some nice fire fighters)

We wanted to show our appreciation for everything the Kidders did for us so we (and by we I mean Brian and T) made us a yummy fancy dinner

I don't have any pictures- and as it is these were all pictures my Emily gave me... so there are no pictures of us playing games and laughing so hard I was crying, but if you could imagine us all playing games and laughing you'd get quite the picture. We also had lots of fun at the library, the park, and the splash pad! We had so much fun with the Kidders, it was a much needed and appreciated break. THanks guys!

The Butlers go to Washington

Washington State that is... and along the way we stopped in Crater Lake and hiked around. T had so much fun running, climbing, and "helping" Mom take pictures....

Friday, October 8, 2010


Mom Butler asked me to take her ticket since she wasn't going to be able to go to Time out for Women. It's kinda like a big girl's EFY. It was so nice to go listen, learn, refill, and know there is hope out there. One of my favorite speakers was Emily Freeman. She talked about the promise being enough from her book 7 principles of true abundance-

"Do you need a miracle? Most of us experience unmet needs at one time or another. Perhaps you are lonely and long for an abundance of love. Maybe you suffer from an illness and long for an abundance of health. Some may long for an abundance of peace, or an abundance of comfort. Others may find that they long for an abundance of time or an abundance of joy.

Welcome to a spiritual journey that will lead you to realize that the Lord is aware of you and He has miracles in store for you. Through this step- by-step process you will discover seven principles of abundance, each with an explanation of how the Lord can take what you already have and make it more. With an emphasis on making the most of every day, this book will encourage you to seek the gift that only He can bring — the promise of enough, with the miracle of some to spare."

If only I could go once a week.....


Definition of STABILITY

: the quality, state, or degree of being stable: asa : the strength to stand or endure : firmnessb : the property of a body that causes it when disturbed from a condition of equilibrium or steady motion to develop forces or moments that restore the original conditionc : resistance to chemical change or to physical disintegration

Stability was T's favorite word for a whole day while we played with blocks... I don't know that he actually knew what meant, but he sure loved saying it. But I think I could use some it right (definition A) about now.... ha