4/29/14

Raleigh and Cardon Party

On Friday I had the opportunity to pick my nephews up from school because Natalie was out of town. We had a blast! We went to Peter Piper Pizza, got donuts and had a sleepover. Cardon used his tickets to buy Hadley her first princess Tiara. He is such a sweetie!





Allergy Testing

Poor baby Hadley has had a problem with Dairy her whole life. We finally got her allergy tested. We hope she grows out of it. Poor girl needs to enjoy ice cream one day!



Stapley Family reunion

A few weeks ago we had a Stapley family reunion. It was great seeing family we hadn't seen in a long time! Great Pictures by Natalie Norton!












Happy Easter

This Easter was really fun. Hadley loved hunting for eggs and enjoyed some Easter traditions like coloring eggs. She could color eggs all day everyday if she could. She loved it!











Rita's

It is fun when Ben has time to take a little break with us even if it is just to get a yummy treat!






Art

I have always wanted to take an art class but have always been too scared to pick up a paint brush. Luckily my friend Lindsay McBride held an art class I was able to attend. It was a good start! It was fun putting colors I love together and seeing what came of it.


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4/5/14

@BofM365

Back in December when Ben and I were discussing New Years resolutions in bed, Ben came up with an idea that has now changed the lives of thousands. He thought he could use instagram as a tool to be a reminder for friends and family to read their scriptures daily. He wanted to keep it simple and make it so that people could get the most out of their studies. A few days passed and it kept pressing on his mind. He decided to act on this prompting. After discussing different ways to approach it I came up with the idea to include a question prompt along with each post. He found a schedule that divided the Book of Mormon into 365 days. Each post would give a set of verses to read and by the end of the year followers would have read the entire Book of Mormon. After posting our initial post on instagram within an hour there were over 100 followers. The numbers continued to climb. On the first day of the challenge January 1, 2014 there were over 30,000 followers and today there are over 45,000. Articles have been published in Deseret News and on personal blogs. It is so incredible.
Each day as people comment the spirit is felt. There are non members following and learning about the gospel. There are people who are reading it for the first time. Members are being inspired to share the gospel. People are uniting in prayer for each other and sharing stories that are strengthening each other. It truly has been miraculous. Our own testimonies have strengthened as we read the Book of Mormon daily. Our conversations are more positive, we are happier and our marriage is stronger. Please feel free to follow along!



4/4/14

Nursery

When a baby turns 18 months old they are able to start attending Nursery at church. It is a day we have been looking forward to. Hadley has always been very social and we thought she would have no problem going into nursery. However a few weeks ago things changed. She has become very clingy and won't let Ben or I out of her sight. She cries and cries. It may take a while for her to get used to it but it amazes us how big she is getting so fast!



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