YES, We Really Do Have Eight!

I love babies. When my babies hit their first birthday, I long once again for that tiny helpless little person that smells like baby powder and doesn't squirm away when you're staring at his beautiful little face. Now don't get me wrong. I love the other stages too. I laugh out loud when I hear the jibber jabber of his first words (Jackson). I giggle when I see one dance hysterically when she hears a Justin Bieber song (Bekkah). I beam with pride when she puts gospel principals into action as she prepares for her upcomming baptism (Emily). I am amazed over and over as he accepts and conquers challenges far beyond his years (Ammon). I burst with pride as I watch his determination and drive in all that he sets his mind to (Zane). I melt when I see the empathy, and concern she has for others (Mckenzie). I have to catch my breath when I see him snuggle with his baby brother (Zachary). I am amazed as I read his letters from his mission (Tres). I guess I just love it all. And this is why I have, despite my horrible pregnancies, we have eight beautiful, talented, amazing, wonderful children!

Thursday, August 28, 2008

THANK YOU --for listening to the spirit

I got a phone call from a treasured friend today telling me that she was already in the car and asking if my Emily could come over to play for the afternoon. She was on my doorstep a few minutes later to pick her up. I can only imagine what I looked like, half asleep on my couch with an IV pole attached to me. There just wasn't time to put on my "I'm feeling great!" face. A few hours later she returned with my very happy four year old, and dinner for my family. What my dear friend didn't know, was how I hadn't even begun to think about dinner, truthfully just the thought of grocery shopping, sends me to the porcelain throne. What this sweet sister didn't know, was that my husband had a dentist appointment after work and wouldn't be home to help me feed my seven hungry, and sometimes not so helpful, children. What my treasured friend didn't know was that her simple gesture turned my bored and whiny preschooler into a happy little princess again.Sometimes thoughts come to our minds, and we might think, "oh that just doesn't fit into my schedule" or "next week would be much better for me", but when we listen to the spirit lives are changed and burdens are lightened. I'm grateful to the people in our ward who listen. I'm grateful for the service given to my family. I'm grateful to my presidency for making my calling easy. I'm grateful for my treasured friends.Thank you Christy!

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Rebekkah Abigail Huston-by Mckenzie

Ok this is a new feature every week or so I (McKenzie,) will add a spotlight on one of my family members. This week its the youngest Rebekkah, the smallest child (so far.)
Rebekkah is VERY funny. She has a weird obsession with cheese. One time we were at the movies and i was holding her. Bekkah was fine until my dad asked if I wanted some nachos and cheese. She all the sudden sat up and started looking for the cheese!! It was pretty funny.
Another story about cheese happened last night. I was playing with her in her room and i saw a slice of plastic cheese and thought it would be funny if i gave it to her. She took it tied to eat it then when she couldn't eat it she threw it! So i gave it back to her. She took it then tried to eat for like, 5 minutes!!! It was pretty funny.
Bekkah is a couch potato. She loves to watch TV. She sits down in front of it and just watches! Sometimes she even takes a pillow to sit on or just stands in front of it.
Rebekkah can dance too. If theres music on and she's not already dancing you just say "Dance Bekkah!" And she'll shake her head and move her feet.
Bekkah is also mischievous. Yesterday was her first day being home with out any brothers and sisters so she ,of course, made a mess. She took and open water bottle with a spout and squirted all over the carpet! So when you walked around every few steps *squish* you stepped in water.
Even when she makes a mess no matter how big, she can cute her way out of it. All she does is smile and giggle. Works every time.
No matter what Bekkah does she's always cute and cuddly. The way she giggles in the bath, when your sick and she gives you a hug, the way she screams when she doesnt get her way, when she does her little dance, when she does her little pout and sticks her lip out, when she talks her language while looking at you real seriously, the way she screams when she's happy, even when she cries you cant help but laugh. These are the things that make Rebekkah Abigail Huston fun to live with.

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