Wednesday, December 17, 2008
Thursday, November 20, 2008
Steve is my rock, He is the one to keep me balanced, and bring me back when I let my emotions get carried away (even if I don't like it). He keeps things in perspective while we are on our path, even when there are bumps along the way. One of our bumps happened while we were away. A dear friend (Steve) passed last Friday leaving behind a wife (Amy) and four young children. All I wanted to do is hold my kids and Steve close, but I was on a flight to Dallas to be with my friend and attend the funeral.
That is what brings me to Friends. My friend Amy is strong and I know that she and her children will be all right. While they will miss their dad and husband, they know that there is a plan, and that Heavenly Father is in charge. Amy has such poise. She spent much of her time during the viewing giving comfort to those who came to comfort her. I laughed and cried remembering the times we spent together with our families. While in Dallas (36 hours) I spent time with friends I have not seen in a very long time. Enjoying dinner and late night snacking while we laughed and cried together. I learned of births, marriages, missions, callings, children, teens, and divorces. Even when hearing sad new I was in the safety net of my friends.
Finally Faith. It is through my faith in Jesus Christ that I know life will be all right even with these bumps. He is my Savior, my Comforter; he brings peace into my crazy life (yes, I know I create much of the crazy). It is through this eternal perspective that I know that Amy and Steve will one day be together again. I know that Heavenly Father welcomed Steve home and will help him continue on his journey, until it is time for Amy to be by his side.
While this last week was bittersweet, it had helped me see the things I need to do to get where I want to go. It has taught me to know what I need to do to be a better mom, wife, sister, aunt, daughter, friend, and of course a child of God. It is with my Faith, Family, and friends that I will get there.
Tuesday, November 18, 2008
Mason is picking his own costumes these days. He is the Devil. He even bought the mask on his own (mask is down a few pictures). He loves to Be anything that involves coloring his hair. This is the first time to go red. It took a week to get it all out. Needless to say he looked great in his shirt and tie.
Saturday, November 8, 2008
Wednesday, November 5, 2008
Tuesday, November 4, 2008
Wednesday, October 29, 2008
... today is one of those days when I have had enough. It took all the energy I had to just get dinner on the table (We had spaghetti). I just wanted to cry knowing I still had to drive my boys to scouts and young men's.
Thursday, October 2, 2008
Cameron on the other hand loves being in the middle of it all. It is a challenge to keep him on his feet. He loves to go after the best players and give them a real challenge. I think next year we will do football, at least it is legal to have contact.
We also had "twin" day at school. Can you tell them apart? I know it is a bit of a stretch, but these are Peyton's best friends, and they all wanted to be twins. So three Star Wars shirts later we have three Twins?
Here is how the morning started with three boys who really looked alike. Shirts where changed at the bus stop.
Tuesday, September 9, 2008
Sunday, September 7, 2008
For labor day we met grandma and papa and great grandma at Mt. Charleston for lunch and a hike. Grandma and papa left before the hike. It was nice to get out of the heat (105), and cool off for the day. It was 68 degrees, Peyton said it was cold.
Wednesday, August 27, 2008
Monday, August 25, 2008
Thursday, August 7, 2008
Thursday, July 31, 2008
Thursday, July 24, 2008
Wednesday, July 23, 2008
Tuesday, July 22, 2008
Thursday, July 10, 2008
They do not come often, but when they do we run with it. Cameron is sitting still. He loves to read, but this week he has really been reading. He finished "The Red Badge of Courage". When the book was done he was on to bigger and better things. The quiet has ended and he is on the prowl for someone to drive crazy. I think his target is Peyton.
Thursday, June 26, 2008
Saturday, June 21, 2008
Thursday, June 12, 2008
Sunday, June 8, 2008
Peyton enjoys time with his sister, and trying to boss her around. She is not always willing to do what he wants. (I wonder who she gets that from).
The final count down is on. We are on our way to Las Vegas in 13 days. I will be so happy to have the family all together again, but we will miss our friends, and of course living so close to the beach. These are just a few pictures from our visit last weekend. The boys had a blast, and Marra loved being one of the boys.
Tuesday, June 3, 2008
When he woke up he was happy and ready to go home. It was hard to keep him in the bed. He decided with his new eyes he would be able to jump really high. The nurses wanted him to stay still for a little while.
Holding him still was a bit of a challenge, but we did alright. Then it was home to rest. He also wanted a shake from Chili's. It was the least we could do.