Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Girls Just Want to Have Fun!

The girls had me take these pictures of them acting silly about a week ago. They told me to post them on the blog. I totally forgot, but was quickly reminded today. They are good to each other, but can definitely get a little crazy sometimes :)
I think we should enter Ariana into the heavy weight lifting competition in the Olympics!

Sisters Forever :)

Monday, August 18, 2008

A Wonderful Man

My grandfather passed away today. I thank my Father in Heaven everyday for the opportunity to have had this wonderful man as my grandfather. He is a true example of a righteous servant of our Father in Heaven. He will truly be missed. I am so grateful for his love and will cherish our memories together forever. Until we meet again Grandpa.

Sunday, August 17, 2008

My Grandpa

I know I have talked to some of you already, but I thought I would just post an update on my Grandpa. As you know my Grandpa had a massive stroke the end of July. He was in the Mayo Clinic and then was moved to a care facility. During this time he has progressively gotten worse. He was moved into hospice on Saturday. He is now at peace and the nurses are keeping him comfortable. He is such a wonderful man and I can honestly say I never saw him mad. He always had something good to say about someone else. He truly lives a Christ like life. We have been by his bedside continually and this afternoon my children, my four nieces and some of my other cousins and I had the opportunity to sit by his bedside and sing primary song after primary song. We were all in tears, including my grandfather. We have had some good discussions and I know that he is at peace and knows that he has a Father in Heaven who loves him very much. I am so grateful for the plan of salvation and I know that this is not a goodbye, but a see you later. This is not easy in no way, but I am grateful for the gospel and the knowledge that we have that gives us peace and comfort.

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

I've Been Tagged!

So I have been tagged by Amy O'Neill

TAG: Things as they really are
The object of this tag is to show people the way you really live. Here are the rules: Take pictures of the following things below just as they are right now without stopping to clean or straighten. Of course I cheated somewhat, that's the OCD in me :)

"My Favorite Room"
I would have to say it would be my living room because it is the most quiet in the house (no tv). It is also a nice gathering place when we have family or friends over.

"One of your favorite places to be"

I would have to say my computer. Either I'm reading blogs, checking my email or doing my calling. It is certainly more fun than the laundry!

"The Kitchen Sink"

It will be nice and full once the kids get home from school!
"Picture of myself"

This one is scary. I obviously didn't cheat on this one. I have been under a lot of stress lately because of my grandpa, so I am very tired, either that or I am starting to look way to old!

" What are the kids doing right now"
They are all in school, whohoo!

"The Family Room"
You gotta love my little doggy just chillin on the couch on top of a pillow and blanket It's kind of hard to see her because she blends in with the couch. What a diva!

"My Bedroom"

I always have laundry on my bed. I should have taken a picture of our never ending laundry pile! Scary!

"The toilet"

Or as David likes to call it his "throne" (sp?)

"My Closet"

I had to take a few shots of this one it is U shaped. This is part of my side.

David's side

David says I have an obsession with purses. What do you think?

"My Laundry Room"
My laundry room is actually in a closet upstairs. It's nice to have it upstairs, but I would certainly love a bigger room. Laundry always seems to be piled up in the hallway.

"My Favorite Shoes"
I can't live without my flip flops!

Now I tag anyone else who hasn't been tagged!

Monday, August 11, 2008

Back to School!!!!

Well the girls headed back to school today. It was the very first day for the twins. They were so excited! Hopefully that will last forever :-)
I told Savannah and Ciera to put their arms around each other and they wouldn't :) They were trying to act older and that just wasn't cool anymore Mom! They grow up too fast!

Savannah's teacher let us come in and take a quick picture. I didn't get one of Ciera because they were in their class and ready to work, sorry Sis.

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

We'll it's official I feel OLD!!!!!!!!!!!

My baby started high school yesterday! Wow, where has the time gone. I didn't take any pictures, which I am sure she would have been totally embarassed by :) She has definitely entered into a different world. Her first comment to me when I picked her up was, "Wow people really dress weird!" I told her welcome to high school. She is adjusting to early morning seminary, but has the later class at 7:00am. Next week my twins start Kindergarten! I will be alone during the day without kids, what is that! I'm really not sure what I am going to do with myself!