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Sunday, May 31, 2015

Ketchup...I mean Catch Up: Part 1

We have had a busy past month. Here are the highlights:
 All three girls fast asleep after waking up at 4 a.m. and flying to Salt Lake.  This is the third trip that I have made flying with all three girls by myself and I think that this went the smoothest of all. 

We went to go see Great Grandpa and Grandma Taylor, but we had to run a few errands first. Sophia was so concerned and kept reminding us that we told her that we were going to see "great gramma." I'm not sure if she was worried that we had forgotten or that we'd tricked her into coming along.

Isla and Toby became fast friends. She loved pulling his toy away from him.  The little puppy that grandma gave her has become her lovie of choice for nap and bedtime. She cuddles up close and we often find puppy fuzz all over her face when she wakes up because she loves to bite his fur. (We're currently waiting on one more bottom tooth.)


Grandma always has treats to share! Isla ate all of Kaity's popsicle. She is such a great auntie.

Grandma is always surprised at Sophie's talking. She has quite a bit to say when Aleigha let's her get a word in edgewise. 

Deep conversations between these two. We sure love them and are glad they let us come bug them every great once in awhile.

We are so grateful we were able to all be at Kaity and Austin's wedding! We sure miss being near family and we were happy to get to see everyone all at once. The dinner Friday night was so delicious! 


 Thanks for letting me steal your dress Kait! We were at Cynthia's with the flower lady making last minute rain arrangements and one of her daughters asked if I was Kaity's sister, well...yes I am :) I think we could pull it off. 

Kaity and Austin were sealed in the Manti Temple. I had never been inside and it was neat to see the history it contained. The sealer was a man the Grandpa Robinson knows and whom Trevor and I met while we were in Kirksville and he and his wife were serving a mission in Nauvoo. I wish that I had gotten pictures there but it was chilly and windy and it was all I could do to keep the girls content and somewhat smiling. 

The reception was just gorgeous! Kaity has such good taste. The rain never bothered us anyway. :) 

Such yummy lemonades, thanks to Great Grandma Taylor! 

Austin fulfilling his new duties.

Really, the best food I have ever had at a wedding!

Congratulations, Kaity and Austin! We are so happy for you! You are just the sweetest couple. We love you guys!

Next on the agenda: we were able to go to the Payson Temple open house in the morning before our flight left. I was so in awe of the beauty of every detail. Go look online for pictures of the interior. Dark wood, deep reds and greens and beautiful stained glass. We wanted the girls to be able to have a temple experience while we were there too. I am so grateful for temples and the power that they give us to be able to live with our families for eternity. My family, in all aspects, is the greatest thing in my life. I know that our Father in Heaven has a plan for each of us. "Our Father has a family, it's me, you, all others too we are His children!...God gave us families to help us become what he wants us to be. This is how he shares His love, for the family is of God!" 

...........................Rocked it!

(Trevor wrote this and then forgot to publish it.)
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There, now that I've got that off my chest...

This week we went to the beach

(by we I mean my wife and children),

Aleigha went to the zoo for Joy School,

we turned Sophie back around in her carseat and broke Aleigha's heart that she now has to sit in the back seat alone.

We (this time Ivy and I) watched Unbroken

and Interstellar

(essentially a movie binge for us).

Ivy finished Isla's quilt,

Ivy cut Aleigha's hair,
After (it really isn't that crooked, she had just pulled some underneath and to the side):

 These two gooses wanted post-bath night pictures:

and Isla started walking:

All in a week's work.

Love, Trevor

Sunday, April 19, 2015

Spring is in the Air

This is an attempt to fill our sabbath with more purposeful content and stay in touch with our extended families better. We are going to try out a blog post a week and then mass e-mailing the link to all of our family so, if they wish, they can peak into our lives.  This will also hopefully encourage me to take more pictures and document this wonderful time (all the time) of our lives.

This St Louis spring has been my first serious introduction to allergy season.  I have thought before that I may have a touch of allergies, but now there is no doubt about it.  My eyes itch, my nose runs, I am sneezing and itching and rubbing.  But, the blossoms that surround us are gorgeous to behold.

There is a tree behind our building that has beautiful white blossoms and each time I pull into the garage I tell myself I need to take a picture, but get upstairs and become engulfed in the running of a home and the rearing of children.  So finally yesterday while Trevor was home, we managed to run outside with the girls and snag some pictures. 


Aleigha is quite the lovely portrait poser. 

Our down-stairs neighbor, Marley, was outside playing too and wanted to jump in on some pictures. The girls are really sweet and love to take drawings and little gifts down to her all the time.  She always shows up a few minutes later with something that she's made for them. Their eagerness to make friends and include everyone is one child like attribute I need to strive harder to posses. 

Every now and then, when you take enough pictures, there is one that comes out just perfect! We love having this angel in our family!

Little monkeys.

Sophia blesses our home with her sweet contemplation.  

Wearing her moccasins from Grandad. 

What lucky girls the four of us are to have the greatest man in our lives!

We thought one picture with all three girls would be nice...but 4 are even better!

After our photo session we went back upstairs for dinner.  Honey Lime Chicken Enchiladas (from Six Sister's Stuff) and Beans and Rice (from Mel's Kitchen Cafe).

Isla loved the beans and rice! Sorry, a couple more months until you can have honey, sweetheart.

We are so blessed to have such sweet, silly girls!

Trevor just finished up his ENT rotation and will be starting an Anesthesia rotation at Christian Hospital this week. He has submitted applications for rotation spots this summer and fall, so hopefully we will start to be able to plan out the next year a bit better once he starts hearing back from them.  

I will be teaching Joy School this week. Sophia loves when Joy School is at our house because then she gets to be a part of it. Isla doesn't always love not getting a full dose of attention from mom though and having extra noisy girls in her house disturbing her naps! 

Just because I want to, I'll throw in a random picture from previous months at the end. Who needs a trampoline when you have a bed?