Friday, August 7, 2009
Posted by Momma Ballou at 6:11 PM
Wednesday, August 5, 2009
I made this shelf out of just 2 pieces of 6ft by 5 inch wood. I've had the fun pink drawer knobs for a while now just waiting to be used.
I still have the mirror to do.
Posted by Momma Ballou at 8:09 PM
Monday, July 20, 2009
We had the missionaries over for dinner yesterday, something we haven't done in a couple years. Well, I was getting everything ready and in walk the two Elders. They could have been Hayden's friends. I mean seriously! I've always had the impression of the Elders as Young men. But my heck, they were just two young teenagers. It was a weird realization for me. My sweet little "teenage" Hayden will be out there within the next year. As mothers we always want our babies to grow up, go to college, serve a mission, etc. But now that it's here for me I just want to keep him home safe with me. I love my boys. They're so funny and a joy to hang out with. I know a mission is where he needs to be but I'm tellin' ya, it's gonna be hard on me.
Posted by Momma Ballou at 2:05 PM
Thursday, May 28, 2009
(We were still in the hospital. He had an IV in his little wrist)
It hit me all at once! Time with our children is so precious. We get so caught up in daily lives and before we know it BAM! They're all grown up.
The sweet baby boy I used to hold in my arms now towers above me. He is such a perfect son. He tries so very hard to do what's right and I know how hard this can be at times. I'm so glad he is the oldest because he is a wonderful example for his younger brothers.
He and 4 friends are driving to St. George and then on to California next week. I offered him my van, his remarks, with a big grin, "we can't pick up girls in a mini-van!"
Needless to say I will be doubling up on my prayers for him this week!
Congrats Hayden. We love you sooooooooooooooooo much!
Posted by Momma Ballou at 6:42 PM
Sunday, May 10, 2009
This song was written and performed by Jordan Ballou. He is the dutiful and loving son that naturally results from the kind of love and guidance provided by someone like April. I told my sons today that they can see that their mother is incredibly special and unique. They will be lucky to marry half as well as I did. Happy Mother's Day April.
Hayden, Jordan, Conner and Porter
And even though you aren't my mother you have been a wonderful mother to my sons. Thank you.
Posted by Big Daddy B at 5:59 PM
Thursday, April 16, 2009
Here the girls are ready to go into A Bugs Life
Yummy Shaved Ice
Huge, loud, waves
OK, funniest thing ever. When we arrived the rental car only had one of our reservations, so we ended up renting a 15 passenger van. You should have seen my 19 year old niece's face when we told her to get in to the "Polyg-Rig" And then the jokes that followed us the whole trip.
My brothers AWESOME pool
We missed all of you that couldn't come this time. Let's go again really soon!!!!!!!
And I want to thank my sweet adorable husband. Hayden and Jordan stayed home this time. And while we were gone Hayden got super sick and ended up in the hospital. James cut the trip short and flew home to take care of him.. Everyone is doing well now. Thanks honey for allowing the rest of us to have a super time.
Posted by Momma Ballou at 2:07 PM
Friday, March 27, 2009
Posted by Momma Ballou at 12:31 PM