We are 100% out of storage space (blame it on my love of oodles and oodles of high quality mega pics) here on the ole Happy Houghs blog! Rather than pay a montly fee to upgrade my GB, I am tampering with the idea of starting a new blog so that I can keep journaling away (p.s. if anyone ever decides to do this, you will need to create a new gmail email account since your storage is linked to the email address). Some day soon (when I am a little more motivated and rich) I will be converting the past blog enteries into hardbound published books for the girlies. Volume I of the Hough's virtual diary is all filled up. So we're starting a new diary of the Hough family adventures here:
happyhoughfamily.blogspot.com Onward and upward. :)
Monday, December 10, 2012
Saturday, December 1, 2012
Wednesday, November 21, 2012
Yep, you guessed it. I couldn't spotlight my two girlies and forget the heart of our family...Matthew Michael, our dear Dad! I've saved the best, my first true-love, for last. We love, love, love our Daddy/Matty for WAY more reasons than just the 10 listed below, but these are a good start.
10 Reasons We're Thankful for Daddy/Matty:
|5. Mr. Hough is an excellent teacher. He learned all his students names in a matter of days and made the trimester fun and meaningful for them. Matt will have a positive impact on many students through the course of his profession.|
|6. Matt is a people person. He is an excellent listener and is helpful and kind. He is skilled at working with difficult people--something I'm sure his job at UPS has helped him perfect. He is genuine and sincere. People trust him and confide in him.|
|8. Matt is a handsome, manly-man and I am wildly attracted to him. Nuff said.|
|9. Another silly one: I am thankful that Matt is kind and sweet to the family pup. Lily, our little chihuahua, was a pre-existing condition and Matt adopted her and loves her like his own. It takes a tender heart to be sweet to |
Matt is thrifty, nifty, courteous and kind. He cooks, he cleans, he golfs, he loves sports, he's coordinated and athletic, he's a great driver, he loves his mom, sister and brother. He is a great son and sibling. He sings with a country twang or Lionel Richie tone that makes me smile. I love him so very, very much!
And now some outtakes:
|Daddy/Matty casually ducks Madi's swipe with a smile on his face all the while. Takin' it all in stride. Man, he's good!|
Monday, November 19, 2012
My teeny, tiny turkey toddler turns 18 months two days after Thanksgiving this week. I am so very grateful for our saucy, spirited witto Miss-too-big-for-her-britches Marvelous Madison Mae! In keeping with the "10 Reasons I'm Thankful For..."
|10. I am thankful that you were sooooooo worth the wait, Miss Madi. You have changed my life forever and added meaning and purpose I never knew possible. Was there ever a life before you? Not possible!|
|VROOOOOOOOM! Sound effects for the wagon (she's such a witto boy sometimes).|
Sunday, November 18, 2012
10 Reasons I'm Thankful for Baby Hannah:
Hannah turns 4 months old on Thanksgiving Day this week. Oooooh, how I love this little turkey. Since I have ten pics, I'll post "10 Reasons I'm Thankful for Baby Hannah" (a good way to limit my
sometimes often lengthy and cumbersome posts). I realize that Hannah is NOT dressed for the chilly fall/winter Cache Valley weather. These adorable outfits are admittedly out of season. Madi was born in May and so had a few extra warm months to sport cute, tropical outfits. But since they are right now just her size, I had to at least let Hannah wear them once, snap a picture, and then put them right back in storage. :) Please think happy, sun-soaked thoughts as you enjoy Hannah's ode to warmer weather.
|1. I am thankful for Hannah's innocence, purity and preciousness.|
|2. I am thankful for her smiley, cheerful disposition. If you even glance in her direction, she will practically split her face to beam the sunniest smile back at you! Oh, she is a joyful, bright spot in our family.|
|3. I am thankful for her healthy, strong body. She kicks and wiggles with the best of them!|
|6. I am thankful for how many people love and help Hannah. Her extended family showers us with love and support. She is one lucky, loved little lass.|
|7. I love that she loves me. She knows my voice, my face, my smell. She nuzzles in to me, pulls my hair, is captivated when I talk, read or sing to her. She is my little buddy. She makes me happy and I make her happy. Win-win.|
|8. EXPRESSIVE EYEBROWS...nuff said!|
|10. I am thankful for how Hannah reminds me daily how much Heavenly Father loves our little family and continually showers us with blessings. She helps me remember that heaven is close and God is good.|