Wednesday, April 8, 2009

A Fun Family Day

On Saturday, April 4th, Jason and I took the kids (and Biscuit the Bunny - Ellie's preschool mascot) for their first ride on front runner. We were about 10 seconds late for the front runner's departure so we had to hang out out the train station for an hour until the next train came. We didn't mind it was such a beautiful day to be outside. The girls were so excited to go on the "train"
The kids loved it. No. They don't serve spaghetti on the front runner - this is us at California Pizza Kitchen at the Gateway. The Gateway is in convenient walking distance from the main Salt Lake City train stop. Ellie LOVES spaghetti as you can see! are the girls with their chocolate milk, a Murray family staple.
Megan being sassy and refusing to smile for the camera. Super cute though.
Now that is one handsome boy - even with a spaghetti face.
At the end of the day, we surprised the girls with a visit to Build-A-Bear Workshop. Ellie made a unicorn and Megan created a Hello Kitty. They were in heaven. Sadly, biscuit the bunny didn't get as much attention on the trip home.

I love my little kids. I rather spend time with my family then do anything else. They're the best.

Tuesday, March 31, 2009

An Anniversary to Remember...

Thursday was Jason and I's 6th wedding anniversary. We spent the evening at the La Callie' for the Mrs. Utah Gala. It was a beautiful event and the food was amazing. I was blessed to be able to share the evening and have the support of my mother, Dixie and my sister, Jen. Natalie, Lance and her family also shared our table -- we had a great time. The highlight of the Gala was watching my donated painting "Burning Billows" sell for high-bid at the auction. Fifty percent of the proceeds will go to the new Mrs. Utah and the other half will be donated to Autism Speaks. It's such a joy for me to be able to utilize my gift and love of painting to benefit such worthy causes. bare with me as I indulge myself a little bit and share some of the gushy feelings I have for my amazing husband! I'm so glad for the blessing and knowledge that Jason and I can be together forever, because a lifetime would never be enough for me. I love him so much. He is the best decision I ever made. We get along so well and really are best friends. It funny, we are such close friends that we have become a little anti-social through the years. We prefer to be alone together rather then with anyone else. If I had to describe Jason in one word it would be...Integrity. His has an amazing ability to handle and balance everything in life and still ensure that the kids and I have all the attention and love we need. It's rather miraculous. The Lord has certainly had a hand in our family's life and has richly blessed us. I love you Jason! Happy Anniversary.

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

To My Daughter Ellie...

My Dearest Ellie,
I love you sooooo much! I am so proud of you and the progress you have made this year. You are my miracle and blessing. Ellie, you are graceful, kind and beautiful. Thank you for being such a great big sister. You have such a special spirit and I feel absolutely privileged to be your Mother.

To My Angel: Meggie Sue

My Dearest Megan,
You bring pure sunshine into our home and are always making me laugh. You are so smart and full of sweetness - Daddy and I always tease you that you are "creme filled" We love your little kissable chubby cheeks! I am so blessed to be your Mother. I love you so much are one of the greatest gifts I have ever been given.

You are beautiful!