Friday, July 18, 2008

Say "Cheese"!

My little darling Dani loves the camera. Should we sign her with an agent? We tell her to smile for the camera and she just turns it on. Brock would rather do anything else than pose normal for a photo. He comes up with some of the silliest looks. Mia, I think is like her sister and eats the camera up.

Our Nauvoo Trip

Dan and I had a special opportunity to take last weekend to see Nauvoo. What a wonderful time we had. First things first...we forgot our camera so we will have to wait for picture copies from Jenny and Tom. I promise to post more photos then but in the meantime I wanted to take this time while it was so fresh on my mind to share some of the highlights of the trip. The first night we were there we saw the pageant. I really enjoyed the music in it. It even jerked a few tears. The next morning we made the trip to Carthage to see the jail. Gordon and Margret took us through on our own special family tour. We then went back to Nauvoo to do a session in the temple. After the temple we walked through some of the shops to pick out a few gifts for the kids. We then went to a show "Sunset on the Mississippi", where Gordan and Margret performed. The Missionaries do such a great job. It was a lot fun to watch. After the show we walked down the Trail of Hope and watched the sunset on the river. The next day we toured all the sites we could fit it. John Taylors home, The Scovil Bakery, The Gun shop, etc...we saw a lot of them but still need to return for another visit to see the rest. Maybe when the kids are older. The weekend was amazing! Joseph Smith was a true prophet of God. The spirit is beautiful there in Nauvoo and I'm so thankful I got a chance to take it all in. You can tell by the feeling you get as you walk through the sites that the members then were so strong and were blessed with strength to withstand the persecution. It makes me wonder it I have the strength they had. Probably not, but it gives me incentive to work hard and to stay strong in the gospel. I know it's true.

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Sleeping Beauties

They are so cute when they are sleeping! When it gets hot in our house, Brock's favorite sleeping attire is just his undies. Mia has the most peaceful look about her. Dani doesn't have a picture of her sleeping because she doesn't believe in naps anymore. I'll have to catch her at bedtime. They are all go go go...but in an instance...mid sentence they crash and what a good time for mommy to blog.

Monday, July 7, 2008

Self Portraits

"The camera is NOT a toy!" said mommy. "Don't play with the camera. You’re going to drop it and break it!" said daddy. They listen well...

Duck Pond Picnic

We are so lucky to have the Provo River Trail so close to our house. We walked the trail to the duck pond where we fend the ducks, saw an ugly muskrat and then ate our picnic lunch with friends. Dani helped plan the picnic menu. We ate wheat thins with easy cheese, strawberries, carrots and ranch dip, chocolate chip cookies and Capri Suns. It was a very warm day, just look at those cute red cheeks on Mia. We were glad to get home after our long hike and stay in the air conditioned house for naps.

Friday Field Trip

Lions and Tigers and Bears, Oh My! Here is our family field trip to the Bean Museum on the BYU campus. Dani’s favorite part was seeing the big big rattle snake. Brock's favorite animal was the crocodile. And mommy's favorite part was that none of them were alive! We were lucky to have daddy with us. He took time off from work to spend the day with us. Mia was a little sweetie the whole time and never made a peep. We sometimes forget we have a third child because she’s so quiet.

Stadium Of Fire

Happy Fourth of July! The Tueller family rocked out with Miley Cyrus at the Stadium Fire. We had a great time and the kids were so good. Even Mia loved all the much so she fell asleep towards the end of the fireworks show. We all showed our holiday spirit dressing in red white and blue except for Dani who had to show Miley she was a fan! I was glad I made the Hannah Montana shirt purchase at JC Penney for only $8.99 the day before. Dani would have been out of luck at the concert. 30 bucks for a t-shirt is a little steep for my budget. We also got to see the Blueman Group. They are incredible. Before we left for the concert the kids were so excited they didn't eat a lot of their dinner. So we snacked on snow cones, frozen lemonade, cotton candy, hot dogs and pretzels. Brock during Miley's part told us he was sooo hungry. So daddy took him to get a hot dog. He must of been hungry he ate all his dog plus most of Daddy's. My 3 year old eating 2 hot dogs. Does any one feel sorry for what my food budget might be when he gets to be a teenager? Then came the fireworks! They were so beautiful. After the big show we ventured back to the car...a very long walk and then a very long ride in all the traffic to get home. The kids were tired and so was mommy and daddy. A good day...we created a great family memory!