Monday, December 22, 2008

Tragic Loss

See this handsome guy. This is my 18 year old cousin, Neal. He was killed in a car accident this morning. He is a sweetheart! My heart aches for his family, whom we love dearly! They are wonderful people. My thoughts and prayers are with them. He had a special relationship with my mom, so I know she was there to greet him on the other side. Our Heavenly Father has a plan for each one of us. Neal, we love you and appreciate the person you are and are glad we know you and love you!

Monday, December 15, 2008

A What?

Carson was running a fever this weekend, so on Sunday we needed to keep him home from church. Colby, Carson and myself were in the boys' room while Colby was getting ready for church and he says,
"Carson, you can't go to church today because you have a beaver!" I died laughing and made him say it again. HILARIOUS!!! Although, he didn't find it to funny that I was laughing. That is one of my favorites!

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Happy Birthday Mom!!

Today my mom would have turned 65. I want to celebrate her today. It has been a rough week thinking that this day was coming. And as I write this I can't fight back the tears. I miss her more than I can begin to explain. I miss being able to pick up the phone and tell her the latest things the boys are doing. I miss being able to tell her I love her. I miss her hugs. I miss her voice. I miss hearing her call me "honey". I miss the way her face would light up when she would see her grandkids. I miss her advice. I miss her listening ear, when I was struggling with something. I miss her smile. I miss how special she made holidays. I miss looking at her BEAUTIFUL face (in person). I miss that she is not a physical presence in my life or my boys' lives. I miss the way she would come visit and make something for my home to make it more beautiful and "homey". I miss her singing. There are so many things to list. I could go on forever! I think about her everyday and miss her, but as I go about my day with my children and family and life, I catch myself doing something or saying something that my mom would do or say. That is a wonderful gift, to have inherited some of her wonderful qualities. Happy Birthday, Mom! Thank you for blessing my life for 32 years and the way you will keep on blessing my life.
I love you!
Mom and Me

Here is she is with Colby in her infamous Christmas sweatshirt!

Monday, December 8, 2008


So our Thanksgiving was so GREAT!!! My sister Rhonda and her family and my dad made the trek down here to spend Turkey day with us at the C* Cabin. We had such a blast. The only regret is that Mark & Company, Cory & Company, and Renae weren't there. We missed you guys!!! And that there was not much snow at all. There was enough to do some sledding after patching up some spots to make a sledding path. The kids loved it!!! Dinner turned our great. I was a bit nervous about cooking a big meal up there, but it turned out really well! Nate had a great idea to share a memory of my Mom around the dinner table. After some memories shared and some tears shed, we had a great meal. It was weird to not have Mom there. I am bummed also that I have no photos to mark the event since I did remember my camera but not the sd card that was in my computer. ARGH!!!! Rhonda and Pops....could you kindly send some my way or upload them on Snapfish or something. We played lots of games, ventured out and did some shopping and the last day most of the folks went skiing in Park City. Thanks guys for making the LONG trek down and for spending the Holiday with us. We really enjoyed having you guys!!

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Online Shoppers Beware

I guess we are in the giving spirit early this year. We inadvertantly gave our cc# to someone while doing some online shopping. They helped themselves to some large purchases this morning. Happy Holidays.....I guess! ARGH!!!! I have been sick to my stomach all day. What a violation! We both still have our cards in hand. So, they had to have lifted the # online. The fraudulent purchases were all made online. We are HUGE fans of online shopping, but now I am leery, and probably won't do it anymore. Sad day! :( All of our purchases have been made on well known sites. So, for those of you that are fans of shopping online as careful! Luckily, our cc company is on top of things and noticed the suspicious spending behaviour before it got too far. Phew! Thank you Discover! They are going to cancel the orders. So, the grimey thief gained nothing from all this. HA!

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

3 Smiles That Melt My Heart