Monday, October 5, 2009
So, here is the plan. I will be gathering people to be in my group over the next few months and then I will start doing things to raise money, i.e. silent auctions, bake sales, game nights, scrapbooking nights etc. So if any of you are interested in any of the following let me know: being in the group and walking, donating money, donating things to put into a silent auction or participating in a game night that will have a small fee to participate which the funds will then go towards the money raised.
Another thing that I would like to do is raise some money seperately to donate to my sister so that she can get a few things that are specific to Carter's needs that will help him succeed, if you would like to donate to this specifically let me know.
I love all of you who read this sight and hope that you will help me in this endeavor.
Friday, August 7, 2009
Two fabulous examples........ when I got sick a few weeks ago and I was in a podunk little E.R. in Panguitch UT, sorry if you are from there!!!:) We decided to that I needed a blessing and had asked a nurse if there happened to be anyone around who held the priesthood around, they said yes, well beknownst to us, unfortunately that person had left for the night by this point it was almost midnight. And then in came a man completely dressed in his church clothing, one of the nurses had called her uncle and he had generously gotten dressed and made his way to the hospital for a complete stranger let alone the fact that who knows if he had been asleep at that hour.
Another that has a weird but amazing place in my heart. A dear friend of mine from my single years and I went on a little adventure that involved going in a cave that is no longer open to due to the danger. Well there are parts to this cave that a so slim that you have to shimmy on you tummy to get thru. So we were emptying our pockets of everything possible. And my friend took his key chain and took all of the keys of but his car key and one other item, his small oil flask for blessing. I, in immature youth, was amazed and releaved that he would think of and be so strong as to keep it with him.
Anyway, for some reason I have been thinking so much of some amazing men in my life who have forever blessed my life with there presence and i wanted to thank them, even though I am sure most will never read this I feel a strong pull to do so anyway.
To my dear Bishop Swenson. The man who got me thru the best and worst parts of my life, literally. He is the most loving and amazing men you will ever meet. Not only that but when I was trying so desperately to get a friend to come back to church I finally convinced to come and for probably the first time in her life she felt the pure love of a bishop. Now she is active, sealed in the temple and has two boys and another on the way who are all blessed by the priesthood in thier lives as well as the church. I don't think that I could ever think of the hardest times in my life and not think of him and his loving support.
To Mark, how he is still single is beyond me!!! One of the greatest, smartest, most humble people I know. He is an amazing example to me and always will be. His quarky funny side will make me laugh every time. He is also beyond an amazing dancer, oh the good times we shared. Even the times we didn't want to stop dancing when the dances were over and we danced in the parking lot. ahhhhh what a great friend. Any of my single friends reading this, he is a catch and a keeper.
To Ricky, funny that I am writing about an ex boyfriend on this thing, but I can attribute a good portion of my understanding of following the spirit to our relationship and everything that transpired from it. He was strong to tell me that he couldn't keep me from going on a mission. How dare he, I know, but it forever changed my life and taught me a great lesson in listening to the spirit.
To all the men I grew up with, that took us to girls camp and listened all of us girls giggle at activities, how they kept thier sanity is beyond me. There are to many to name and mention but every single one of them were an example of doing thier duties and doing them well.
And to my very best friend and person who has held me up and helped me through a lot in my life. My husband, Robb. He is an amazing example of making it through anything and having the strength to carry on. The person who has supported me and loved me, even when we disagree. Blessed me with getting to enjoy having the priesthood in my home and being able to share my testimony with him, even though I don't do it as often as I should. I love him for everything that he has done for us and our family and his willingness to do whatever it takes. I love you!!!!!
Saturday, July 18, 2009
Wednesday, June 3, 2009
So, on to other things. We got season passes to Lagoon, because with us and our unique position we can go during the week with the kids when we have them and we also wanted to be able to get out of the house. So here was our first trip to Lagoon for the summer.
Did you know that there is a height restrictions for the little boats, but not that you have to be so tall, you can actually be too tall for it, and Katiya found out that she was too tall for it after standing in this line for 20 minutes.
Next, we took Ethan and Ruth bowling while Katiya spent the night with a cousin at grandma and grandpa's. So we took the photo up.
Then, becuase we are taking the girls to the Jonas Brothers and our kids will miss out 'cause they will be with thier mom, we decided to make it up to them and we took them to the Taylor Swift Concert. We even took Ruth who surprisingly slept through most of it.
Wednesday, April 1, 2009
Ruth was blessed on Sunday by her daddy and we had the opportunity for some of her Uncle's both Grandpa's and close family friends to be a part of it with them. Robb did an amazing job with the blessing. It was a great day with lot's of family and friends. Baby Ruth was able to wear my blessing dress that I wore, it was special for me and her. Then we had a BBQ, yes in the SNOW, but it was still fun. It was a lot of fun to be able to prepare for this day and get to be a part of it.
Friday, March 20, 2009
So I figured it was about time I did a little update. The first three pics you see here are from when baby Ruth was 4 days old. My sister Emily helped me out and took the pics with her nice camera, the bottom one i took. It was a lot of fun to do this, we caught her while she was awake for the first part so we got great pics of both her awake and then asleep. Now I am having a dilema of which one I am going to put in my announcements today. So as of today Ruth is 3.5 weeks olds, crazy huh?
And here is Ruth's official first bath. We did it in the kitchen sink. Needless to say it is not her favorite part of the day.
Saturday, February 28, 2009
This Ruth all bundled up and ready to go home. I am super paranoid about the cold weather so she has the cute little coat and the cute pink cover.