Tuesday, August 31, 2010

I love to SPELL

This is a hard image to see, but I am hoping you can make it out. Over the last few weeks, Andie has told me she "LOVES TO SPELL!" She is constantly asking me how to spell things. It's be great.

Well - WHO KNEW SHE COULD WRITE??? I bought a "trace the letters" booklet for her about a month ago, and still have not pulled it out. Today, I see her drawing on the magna-doodle and all of the sudden I see her name. WHAT? Who taught her how to write...no worries, it's self taught. Oh man, I felt horrible! I'm too busy, but am reminded once again - at least I can now help her fine tune it.

I think she did great for a 3 year old. If you can't see the list, from top to bottom, Andie, Ali, Dad, Mom and Adalyn.

She was so funny, after her name she said, "WHOA! Mom! I have a LONG N"

After mom she said, "uh-oh!" I looked over and she realized she had made the 2nd M a W - but she tried to fix it.

GREAT JOB ANDIE - I am so proud of you!! And yes - she spelled all of those on her own without asking! Like I say, she loves to spell!

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Two Years

After two years - Shawn can finally take off the tie, undo the top button and relax. Today, he was released as the 2nd counselor from the Bishopric.

It was one of those bitter-sweet moments in life, where I think the release brought a tear or two (ok....maybe three) to both of our eyes. I am proud of my husband. He loved his calling, loved and appreciated those whom he served with. He grew in ways that neither of us could imagine possible - it was so great to see his potential in full-bloom. It was neat to see him shine, to truly enjoy and serve those around him. We have been blessed in SO, so many ways over the past two years - it's humbling.

We will truly cherish these past two years, as I am sure have been a foundation of many more wonderful years of church service. We love the church!! We are so blessed and thank all who have touched our lives while serving in this capacity.

Now for the future. He had an hour off of church service. He was put in as the 1st Assistant to the High Priest Group Leader. We look forward to this new adventure and to learn and grow again, in ways we don't now understand.

As for me - I am most excited that he gets to sit with me and these 3 lovely little ladies pictured below. (This is from our recent trip to Charleston - update to come soon.)
We love you Shawn and are glad to have you back on Sunday's, Tuesday and Wednesday nights and the often Saturday mornings and evenings.

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Going Private

Please send me your e-mail, we are going private. I have started receiving a few random comments from strangers....nothing bad, but I don't know them and I don't really care that they know me.

If you want an invite - let me know.


Tuesday, August 10, 2010


I often take a video of the kids, but then never post them because I forget, or they take to long to upload. So, today I decided to post a bunch. If you get this e-mail you have to go to http://broderickblog.blogspot.com to watch the videos.


July 22, 2010 I made three batches of blackberry jam and here are the girls helping out after I was done. It's funny watching Ali.

July 28, 2010 Ali was insistent on feeding Adalyn a bottle. I tried to capture, but don't think I ever did. She would let her eat for a minute, then take it out and wipe her mouth with the burp cloth and then try to get the bottle back in. Adalyn didn't really enjoy the "in and out" feeding, but it was fun to watch Ali. She's such a great big sister.

2 months old

I can't believe it's only been 2 months, since little Adalyn joined our family. She has been on many adventures and it feels like she's always been with us. We love her so much.

These pictures were taken last night. She had her check-up yesterday and got 3 shots. She weighed 9.6 lbs. and was 24 inches long. She loves her sisters, smiles coo's and ALWAYS gets excited to sit in her swing and talk to her birds. She has been sleeping through the night for almost 2 weeks now. She sleeps from 10:00 to 7:00am. It's great.

She loves sucking on her fingersSo, we try to replace them with the binky
She is always full of smiles!!
We love you little Adalyn.