Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Here We Are

It has been a week since my last post, so I thought I would enter a new one. We made it here and my sister has been a gracious host, letting our little family take over her home. The weather has been sunny and on the warmer side, so we are loving that! It has been good to be near my parents. We are off to go see my mom right now.

Colby and I did take a trip to the InstaCare yesterday. He has a double ear infection. Poor guy! :(
I feel for him. But he is on the mend.

And I didn't bring any maternity clothes but am noticing that my pants that fit las week are getting quite tight! Might have to do a little shopping while I am here. Such a bummer! :)

Thank you Neal and Carol for taking care of our home while we are away. We love you!

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Washington, Here We Come!

Well, we are off for the long drive to Wash. this afternoon. We are going to have a good long stay there with my mom and family. Nate's work is allowing him to work remotely from up there. What a blessing!
I just have to share my gratitude for my counselors in the Primary and the Bishop (who, I know don't read this). What wonderful, understanding people they are for letting this work for me and my family. I really do have the best Presidency. Those ladies rock! And I love them so much for being such a great support. And for being so willing to just step up and fill in so that I can do what I need to do for my mom. And for Nate, whose idea this was. What an amazing man and husband. He knows how important it is for me and the boys to spend this time with my mom. And he found a way to make that happen and still keep our little family intact. I am truly blessed!
Family have been great as well. Thank you everyone who have given me support and prayers for my mom. It means so much.
Nate and I really feel that going up to be with my mom is the right thing to do right now. It will be hard uprooting our family for an extended period of time, but worth the time we will get with my mom and the boys' Nana. This is time we will never get back. I am so grateful for the institution of families and the GREAT importance they play in our lives.

16 hours in the car, 2 toddlers, and a pregnant woman......WISH US LUCK!!

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

I'm It

I have been tagged by Caytee......

A- Attached or Single? Attached in every sense of the word!
B- Best Friend? Nate
C- Cake or Pie? I am such a cake person. Can't resist the frosting!
D- Day of Choice? Saturday
E- Essential Item? Family
F- Favorite clothing item? a great pair of jeans
G- Greatest ambition in life? to rear up my children in righteousness and fulfill my goals here
H- Hometown? G.H., Wa.
I-Indulgence? Treats! Can't resist them. Especially Skor bars, mmmmm
J- January or July? July, the cold and I are not best buddies
K- Kids? 2 sweet boys and one on the way. Boy or girl...we aren't sure yet.
L- Life isn't complete without? The people that I love and the Gospel
M- Movie? Love them.
N- Number of brothers and sisters? 2 Brothers and 2 Sisters
O- Oranges or Apples? I like them both, but I probably eat more apples
P- Phobia or Fear? To be raped or if my child was kidnapped
Q- Quote? "Do unto others as you would have done unto you"
R- Reason to smile? I just love to do it!
S- Season of choice? Summer
T- TV show? The Office and The Amazing Race
U- Unknown fact about me? I have been ice fishing.
V- Vegetable? Asparagus
W-Worst Habit? Biting my nails
X-ray or Ultrasound? I would have to say Ultrasound, since we have ours in 5 weeks!!! Can't wait!
.Y- Your favorite food? Cafe Rio's Chicken Salad. Oooh, that makes me want one!
Z- Zodiac Sign? Gemini

I tag Jana, Danielle and Drew

Friday, February 15, 2008

Friday Flashback

Nate in Sept. '04, working on the C* Cabin. He is so in his element! :) I love this picture!

A Day Late......

but the sentiment is just the same! HAPPY BIRTHDAY NEAL!!!! We love you so much and love seeing more often. (especially the boys!) You are a wonderful person and example. I am so grateful to have you as a Father-in-Law and a Grandpa to my boys. We are such lucky people to have you in our lives!

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Christmas Projects Revealed

I blogged a while pack that I was working on some sewing projects for Christmas. Now that Christmas is over I can share some of them. I didn't get a picture of all of them for some reason. But here are some I did this year and last.

Monday, February 11, 2008

Awesome Boots!

I just got these boots made by Bearpaw and I LOVE THEM!!! They are like little pillows for my feet. So comfy cozy and warm! I think they have become my favorite pair of shoes because they are so comfortable.
What is your favorite pair of shoes?
And Happy Birthday Jana! Hope you are having fun in AZ!

Thursday, February 7, 2008

Vitamin Water

Has anyone tried this stuff?? It has become a favorite in the C* household. It is so good! You should try it sometime if you already haven't. Thanks Nae for introducing it to us.

Tuesday, February 5, 2008

On A Personal Note

My mom's Cancer has spread quite a bit and she is not doing well. They want to do more Chemo, but my mom just can't even think about feeling any worse than she already does. (I can't blame her one bit!) Things are not looking good. As you can imagine, this has been consuming my thoughts and emotions lately. I love her so much. It is a sad time for me and my family.
The theme in Primary this year is "I am a child of God" and last month we talked about Heavenly Father having a plan for us. I can't tell you how much comfort this knowledge gives me at this extremely hard time in my life. I know that this is Heavenly Father's plan for my mom. He loves us and never makes any mistakes with his children or his plan for them. I love the Gospel and know that it is true! I know that my Heavenly Father loves me and my mom. I know that he has a specific plan for her. I know that he knows us better than we know ourselves. I know that I will be able to be with my mom again. This is not the end. What incredible comfort and peace this gives me. I can't be grateful enough for that.
I am grateful for family and the strength that comes from the support of one another.

Monday, February 4, 2008

My Colby

So the past week or so the topic of President Hinckley's death has been ongoing in our home. Colby keeps asking questions about why and I tell him that he was 97 and his body just got so tired. Well, the ponderer and thinker he is came back the next day and said, "Mom, I don't want to turn 97."
Gosh, I love that kid!!! He just makes me smile.

Friday, February 1, 2008

Friday Flashback.....Happy Birthday Caker Bakes!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY CAYTEE!!! Here she is in Dec. 2003. We love you to pieces and you are one of the coolest chicks we know!!!! Hope your day is GRRRRREAT!