Friday, March 30, 2012
Thursday, March 29, 2012
Sometimes I see something that just makes me smile or think how beautiful. Most the time it's a quick glance or thought and then is shoved away never to be thought of again. I want to make more of an effort to write down, take a mental not, or take a picture of those small moments that show me Heavenly Father is there and feel my heart with joy even if only for a moment.
I was stuck inside all day yesterday and all day today because Sophie is sick and then Garen got a fever today! So when I dragged the garbage can to the road (the only time I was outside), I caught a glimpse of the mountains by my house. The sky was super blue and clear and the only clouds were hovering on top of the mountain. For that moment I thought, how neat, then the next moment was filled with get your shoes on!, do you have your lunch!, you're going to be late, and a relapse of morning sickness. I'm glad my camera was on the counter and I snapped a picture of my heart warming moment this morning.
Wednesday, March 28, 2012
We stayed in the hotel Saturday-Tuesday. The morning continental breakfast was packed full of the Young family. It was so fun to see all my cousins wandering the halls, in the pool and at breakfast. Maddie and Garen enjoyed swimming two different times. Maddie flipped off the side over and over again just inches from hitting her head while Garen spent his entire time on the top step of the hot tub.
Sophie didn't get to swim because sadly she was sick the whole time with a fever and cough. Monday, the day of the funereal, was also my mom's 65th birthday. Besides a quick birthday song we didn't really get to celebrate my amazing mom so I look forward to our girls weekend in a couple days to celebrate more fully. Monday night Andy and I got to go see the movie Hunger Games with my brothers and nieces and nephews. We made it back to our hotel about 10:30 Monday night and Andy's lungs had been causing him pain all day and it was getting worse. So he took himself to the ER to get checked. Something was wrong with the pleura in his lungs causing the pain. He was given antibiotics and some pain pills.
Since Andy was on pain pills-which he's never taken before, I got to drive home Tuesday. We made it home for Maddie and Garen to make it to gymnastics and for Maddie's ice show practice.
Needless to say when we had to get up wed. morning for Maddie to make it to choir at 8 and to drive Garen's carpool at 8:15 and Sophie up with another high fever, I was wishing for Spring Break!
The wreath from the great grand children-
Sunday evening was my grandpa's viewing then Monday was the funeral. I was really touched to hear my dad's memories of my grandpa. I can only hope one day that my children will be able to say such kind things about me! Like at my grandma's funeral we filled the chapel with his posterity; almost all of the 25 grand-kids and spouses, and the 95 great grand-kids, and 2 great great-grand-kids and more on the way. It feels so strange to have my grandparents gone.
I probably saw them at least 4 times a week the whole time I was growing up. And ever since I've left home, they have always been there to visit everytime I came back. It will be sad the next time we visit Burley and we don't get to stop in at grandma's house. But how glad I am for my knowledge that they are together in heaven doing amazing things and that I will see them again!
Friday, March 23, 2012
Thursday, March 22, 2012
Sunday, March 18, 2012
Garen decided a few months back that he wasn't going to ice skate. And with a little bribery and some courage on Garen's part he gave it another go today and he actually had fun.
Saturday, March 17, 2012
My grandpa passed away today. I wished more than anything that I could have been there sitting by his bedside like I was for my grandma just a couple months ago. What a wonderful man he was. He always sat back quietly and observed while we spent our visits talking with grandma and playing scrabble with grandma; but he always had a warm smile and a big hug waiting for us. He was a hard worker and raised some amazing kids and created a huge posterity. I'm glad he gets to be with grandma now.