Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Lately in the Loomis home...

 Geoff and Savana went to the last BYU home football game on Saturday. They had a blast out in the rain and snow while Annie and I stayed home warm and cozy and napped :) She decided to wear her swim suit and sunglasses all day Saturday to welcome the first snow storm in style I guess :)  (Today is Tuesday and she is still insisting upon wearing it...she is a winter rebel like her mommy. I'd much rather go to the water park every day than be cooped up inside all winter freezing...)
 After the girls went to the dentist on Wednesday, their prize for no tears was a trip to Krispy Kreme!
 I have had the pleasure of potty training this little rock star! She is a champ for sure! She gets ice cream for poopoo in the potty! She goes every time!

And my favorite part of the day is getting to play with and do this pretty girl's pretty long blonde hair! I'm in love and honestly a little jealous ;) Another favorite is when she falls asleep on my arm at nap-time... everyday! I'm the luckiest mom ever! And everyday I think how she has grown up overnight and she won't nap forever even if I want her to ;) But for now I love every minute. OK every part of every day is my favorite (minus the 2yr old tantrums, we can gladly skip those doozies!) But how could every minute not  be my favorite? I am surrounded by princesses, literally dressed up as princesses, singing princess songs, watching princess movies or reading princess stories. Nothing in the world makes me happier than my sweet little family! I'm so glad we get to be together forever!
While I really miss warm summer weather already and think winter has lasted too long, I'm glad I get to look at these gorgeous faces and play with these girls all day. Doing crafts and play-dough and coloring is great. And I'm a bit of a control freak so I like the consistent schedule (minus the dumb time change that Annie has still not adjusted to, lame. I'm not a morning person and 6am is too early to parent... potty training is my motivation to get up with her because she always goes and that makes getting out of my warm bed a little bit better!)  Life is great in the Loomis home :)

Friday, October 11, 2013

Amazing experience! And my new interest!


Geoff's little sister Jenny is preparing to go through the temple and it is very exciting! Her bishop recommended that she go do baptisms each week to help prepare. I am so honored that she asked me to go with her! Going to the temple every week has been an amazing experience! Being endowed myself, they prefer you to do as they call it "the work upstairs" BUT they gladly let you in if you have family names :) So my new-found love is family history! And I have made a goal to take at least one name a week and as of now I have exceeded my goal!
  As you may recall, last year we had about 6 visiting teaching lessons in a row on doing your family history. Well on the last lesson I finally took the hint. I got on familysearch to see what it was all about. And, with both parents as converts to the church, I had a little bit of a family tree but not much. I really don't know anything. I am the farthest thing from the little old lady in the family history center but it is exciting and I love doing work in this life that will have a wonderful effect in the next.
  It has also been so many years since I did baptisms! I love the renewed feeling I get each time. It really makes me think about and prepare for the sacrament each week. I hope we keep the tradition up after Jenny goes through so I can enjoy the other temple blessings each week as well. I love it! Nothing feels better than leaving the world outside and stepping through the quite peaceful doors of the temple.
If you have not been to the temple in a while I encourage you to do so soon! And if you have never taken a family name get on familysearch and say a prayer! It is amazing! I promise!

Treasures in Heaven

President Boyd K. Packer
“When we research our own lines we become interested in more than just names or the number of names going through the temple. Our interest turns our hearts to our fathers—we seek to find them and to know them and to serve them.
“In doing so we store up treasures in heaven.”
President Boyd K. Packer, President of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, “Your Family History: Getting Started,” Liahona and Ensign, Aug. 2003, 17.

Thursday, October 10, 2013

The sight of the night

Probably my least favorite wake up call:
1:30am "MMMMOOOOOMMMM!!!!! I'm barfing!"
I'm a little bit frustrated that my kids ONLY throw up at night... never to they get sick during the day. It's ALWAYS a middle of the night alarm. Not fair. 
I'm a really light sleeper. I always hear my kids. Always. Its programmed in like a baby monitor in my brain. I know which kid it is and exactly the sound they are making every second of the night. Cough, sneeze, light snore, leg hitting the wall while rolling over. I hear it all. And Geoff is totally oblivious deep in sleep.
Last night rolls were switched. The middle of the night siren "MMMMOOOOOMMMM!!!!! I'm barfing!" I completely slept through. And didn't wake up until my amazing husband was stumbling around the house turning on the lights. I never wake up to that. I was shocked and confused that I slept through the barf alarm. I never have before.
I got up to help with the clean up and check on my sweet Savana bear. And Geoff was so sweetly holding her hair back as my little princess, in the princess nightgown, threw up. It was the sweetest thing ever.
And the "alarm" continued almost every half hour of the night. I got up a few times and my husband willingly and without any complaint took his turn. He comforted my little barf machine and cleaned up after her. At one point around 5am I found him scrubbing the tub out, tub cleaner and all. (I am pretty OCD and can't stand leaving messes but when it comes to cleaning in the middle of the night, I do what needs to be done and save the deep cleaning when my brain actually functions) but there was my husband scrubbing the tub in the middle of the night.
As I wake up a little bit more, still quite in zombie mode, I'm a little disappointed in my inability to wake up and so thankful my husband is so amazing. No complaining and chipper and nice this morning before he left for work. (He is so much better than me its not funny).
Today is officially declared a pj day watching princess movies. Tired, but life is perfect. If I have to clean up throw up I'd rather do it for my sweet little kiddos than anyone else. And if I can't wake up I can't think of anyone else I would want picking up my lazy slack than my husband. And did I mention he never complained?... yeah. He is the BEST! I'm so lucky.
Maybe Heavenly Father just made me extra tired last night just so I could witness the kindness and awesomeness of my husband. He melts my heart. And today I'm even more grateful that our family is eternal!

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Currently in the Loomis house...

I have had enough requests to get back to blogging. I finally gave in :)

We have been in the same place the last 4 years. We love our little home here in Provo. It has been perfect for us. Fun neighbors and a great ward. But we are anxiously waiting for the next phase of life. Ya know... the one after student life.  A real job and a final home :)

Geoff: Just needs to defend his thesis and he is done with his maters degree in Exercise Physiology at BYU. Currently filling out job applications. As of this minute we have no applications in UT, so unless something comes up here we will be moving as soon as we get a job :) He is still working at the Drs office as an exercise physiologist until we get our "upgrade" as I like to call it. I love UT and hope to stay but we will go where ever we need to. The waiting game is KILLER but we have faith in the Lord's plan for our family.
Holly: Loving every minute with my girls! Being a wife and mommy is wonderful. Between snuggling at night because of bad dreams and naps and baths, snacks, trips to the park, playing princess, reading stories and all the other amazing & fun mommy stuff, my life is perfect!
Savana: ..now 4 and a half! The most adorable preschooler ever! She loves to do crafts and work on her letters and #s. Dress up, dolls, Biggest princess fan! Loves all things princessy and pink....Full of energy and and fun and giggles! I can't leave out that she says the sweetest most sincere prayers I have ever heard and her little spirit is such a blessing in our home. She is a great helper and big sister!
Annie: Almost 2 :) Beautiful. Just kicked that binkie for good! YAHOO! And the next step is potty training and then the big move to a big girl bed (as soon as we buy one). She keeps me on my toes! Always climbing and getting into things she knows are off limits! She is very determined and gives amazing cuddles! The Drs have been concerned because she is so small her growth chart flattened out but I'm not worried. She woke up several nights this week with sore legs... Growing pains?? :) I love her energy and sweet curly hair! She also has learned to "sing" lately. It sounds kind of like princess Ariel's Ah ahhhh ahh. She sings it when she puts on a princess outfit or sings a primary song.... and ever time we drive by the Provo City Center Temple being build because she thinks we need to sing I Love to see the Temple. It kills me and has to be my current favorite sound. Maybe my favorite sound ever.

So here is a little summary on us lately. I will try to post more. Just know if I don't I'm too busy wearing princess stickers in my hair having tea parties...Or too exhausted from cooking, cleaning, playing, bathing and the usual daily grind to get on the computer. I would rather snuggle up on the couch with Geoff, some ice cream and a good episode of The Office :)