How it all began...

Dusty and I met just after his mission in 2003. We both had our seperate little plans for our lives and then it happened-we started living our own fairy tale. Our courtship seemed to be just that for me; it was something I had always dreamed about and it turned out to be even better than I had imagined. And then ten months later, it got even better as we became three. Rhiannon has been such a joy to us and each day she brings us even more laughter. It was only another two short years and our little buddy Cy came along. A few short years after that our baby Brittain became a part of our family. There never has been, and I am sure never will be, anything in life that brings me more joy than my children and my husband. I truly feel that I am living a fairy tale (well...most days!)

Sunday, April 27, 2008

A thought from our stake conference-

You can tell but never teach until you practice what you preach.

Thursday, April 24, 2008

More randomness from Megan...

“Under the plan of heaven, the husband and the wife walk side by side as companions, neither one ahead of the other, but a daughter of God and a son of God walking side by side. Let your families be families of love and peace and happiness. Gather your children around you and have your family home evenings, teach your children the ways of the Lord, read to them from the scriptures, and let them come to know the great truths of the eternal gospel as set forth in these words of the Almighty.”
( Ensign, Mar. 2001, 64.)

“This is my prayer for all of us—'Lord, increase our faith.' Increase our faith to bridge the chasms of uncertainty and doubt. . . . Grant us faith to look beyond the problems of the moment to the miracles of the future. . . . Give us faith to do what is right and let the consequence follow.”

There has been a lot for me to think about as several events have transpired in my life the last little bit. It seems like there are so many times when I think, "that will never happen in my family" or "no, never to us!" But you know, the Lord does have a plan and some times things do happen that may seem hard to swallow. I have always known that He is there, and I will never doubt that, but at times I guess I just believe it more than others. Now, I know that I need to increase my faith and I know that the Lord allows for me to do this through trials, but some times the trick really is to do what is right and let the consequence follow.

Truly, that is what this life is all about. It's about Dusty and I walking side by side learning to roll with the punches and trusting that the Lord will provide; even when it seems difficult. It is about my children. It is about us as an eternal family unit working together to ensure no seats are empty. I guess some times I have experiences that ground my faith and realization of the truly important things in life; I am grateful for those growing times. I am grateful for all of the small moments that I share with my little family and I am especially grateful for the impact that President Hinckley had on my life. The above quotes have brought me a lot of comfort in times of great need.

I guess I am not completely certain of the reason for this post...maybe just to say that I am thankful for my little life and the people that are in it...which is to say---thanks to all of you reading this!

Sunday, April 20, 2008

Happy Birthday Cy!


Let's see, it's been over a week since I have last posted so I guess it I will just have to start from the beginning---

Dusty sprained his ankle terribly at last week's soccer game. He is embarrassed about how it happened for some silly reason so he hates when people ask about it. I hate that it puts him out of comission in the coaching world as the responsibility falls down hill to me. He does a much better job at taming the wild 3 year old soccer stars than I do, so I am hoping for an extra speedy recovery. Pretty nasty looking huh.


I was feeling a little drastic this week, and thus, Rhiannon got a haircut! A nine inch haircut to be precise. We were having a stressful hair morning so I threatened to just cut it. In rebuttle, Rhiannon just chimed, "Fine, cut it." Dusty happened to be home in the midst of all of this and he just encouraged us to get the issue resolved, and from his perspective, chopping made complete sense. In the heat of the moment I thought I might have regrets, but I have actually really enjoyed it. I think its adorable and she had gotten millions of compliments. It's much easier and takes a lot less time which is ideal for Rhiannon. So, there you have it, a hormonal day at the Reno household; well the beginning of the day anyway...

Then later on in the day---

The hormonal rage continued on. I chopped my hair off as well. I am having a lot of fun with it, and suprisingly enough, I don't miss it much either. So we are all through being drastic for a few weeks, I hope. Until next month I guess ;)

Also this week, we had planned on going to the circus for several days. We had gotten Rhiannon all hyped up and excited for the event so when we got to the doors with our "free coupons" and realized that tickets were nearly $30 PER PERSON, and there was more fine print on the ticket than the naked eye could see, it was more than devestating to try to explain to her that we didn't feel that we could justify an expenditure such as that on our college budget. We felt like terrible parents as we didn't follow through with what we had lesson, don't underestimate the cost of the circus just because it's in Pocatello, Idaho.

I am currently trying to finish a project that has been stretched out over the course of the week as well. I am stuck right now and maybe a few opinions would help me complete it. What do you all think?

Add star to top? leave plain but cut the dowel down? or add dowel cap to end? Dusty thinks a star would make it too much--what do you think?

Anyway, our week was topped off with a nice weekend-long celebration of Cy's birthday. I will post a slideshow of those festivities shortly.

Tuesday, April 8, 2008

All Skiwampus...

I can't figure out why my tag post is so messed up. Just ignore my computer/technological illiteracy. I don't really know how to fix it but I'm sure you get the idea.

I've Been Tagged (like forever ago--sorry Rachel)

Use only google images...
My favorite color:

My favorite animal:

I guess it's kinda sad, but I don't really care for a ton of animals all that much...sorry!

Bad Habit:

Favorite Food:

I just have too many...that's my problem!

Favorite Hobby:
Crafts and

My Kids!
My kids are a huge part of so much of my time and I thoroughly enjoy being their mother, so yes, they are totally my hobby.

Favorite Song:
My favorite song is constantly changing. I love a ton of different music so it just depends what's new and my mood at the time. I have been listening to this new girl Leona Lewis a lot lately. I love the song Bleeding Love. Check it out if you haven't heard it.

Favorite Author:
I don't really like to read books a ton, but I love magazines. If I am looking for casual, easy reading, I always grab a copy of the Hers Muscle and Fitness Magazine off the stand. I love it!
Favorite Dessert:
Banana Splits!!!
Picture of ME:
I don't care for pics of myself, but I thought I could publish Rhiannon's is a recent pic courtesy of our little Rhiannon!
Whew, that took a little bit! I tag: Sandi, Mandy, Kwinnae, and Ashley.