Tuesday, August 25, 2009

First day of another year!

Today was the first day of school for Devan and Kami at Uinta Meadows Elementary. They were both so excited that they were up and dressed before 7:00 am. Devan was ready to see his friends from school and see his new second grade teacher. Kami was ready to meet new friends and see her new Kindergarten teacher whom I had requested.

I sure hope that my kids excitement for school will last through out the whole school year. I sure would make it easier on me.

P.S. for those of you who know me I did cry . I waited until Kami could not see me and I cried on my way to work. I am such a baby!

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Remembering a loved one

Today I spent the day remembering a great man. We miss Keith everyday, my kids talk about their uncle Keith saying things like " if Keith were here he would love this," or they remember some of the fun things that Keith did with them. We will always remember his quick smile, his love for the out doors, his family and especially his wife and little boy. I know that Keith is looking out for them from heaven and that he loves them very much just as we all love him.

I still feel as if this is all a dream. When the family all got together over the 24th of July I mentioned to Neil and his sister Joanna that the last time I saw him a live was a year ago that day. I never would have thought that I would not see him again after that day.

I am truly grateful for the gospel and the knowledge that I have that Keith will be with his sweet wife again and they will be together. I know I will see him again but until then we will enjoy being with Lisa and their son, teaching him all about his dad. We miss you Keith and we will always love you.

Friday, July 10, 2009

Happy Birthday Neil

Happy Birthday to my wonderful husband.
I know I was gone for his birthday but I did remember and I am just a little slow getting it posted. On monday the 6th I cooked him dinner, made his favorite cake and invited our friends over to share his day with us. We played games and had a lot of fun.
Neil you are wonderful and I am so thankful to have you in my life. I love you so much. Thanks for all you do for me and our children. Happy Birthday!

Hiking the Narrows

Over the fourth of July weekend Neil and I were invited to go on a two day hike with our friends Chad and Bekah Hughes and Ryan Howell. Sadly Neil had to work and finish up at his store so I had to go without him. I was a lot of fun and most of the hiking was done in water. As you can tell from the pictures. I was very tired after the hike but I had so much fun.
Here I am with Bekah just as we are getting to the river to begin our 16 mile hike down in the water. The water was really warm and clear. Thank goodness for walking sticks, we used these to help us keep our balance and fall all over the rock. It helped a lot when some of the time the water was waist deep.
Here is Bekah posing behind me while her husband took a picture. I was a very slow hiker, so she stayed with me while the boys took off a head of us.

Taking a break. We all took our water shoes off at this point and rinsed out all the rocks and dirt that we had collected along the way. Pictured (Left to right) Ryan Howell, Chad Hughes and me. Bekah is taking the picture.

Entering the first Narrow. We had to hurry through this part because it started to rain and as you can see there is no high ground in case it floods. Which by the way it did. We just made it out as it really started to pour and climbed up into cove that was carved out of the rock. It rained hard for about an hour. We were trying to decided how long to wait before hiking again incase it does flood. So we waited about another hour. We climb down and see another group coming through the narrow. Just as we are getting ready to leave the water comes. We were stranded. Whats crazy is that we were only about 15 min. from our camp. Luckly we were at a place were we could camp. But looking up the Narrow was a group of about nine stranded on a rock. Literally, a rock. After being stranded up there for about 2 hours and 2 more floods they chance the water and make their way down. The water as you can see from the picture was ankle deep. After the flood was over it was chest deep in many places. Thankfully everyone made it down safe and we all ended up camping together.

From this picture you can see just how muddy the water was. You could not see the bottom so you didn't know how deep it was. Thank goodness for walking sticks. Anyone want to go next year?

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Happy Fathers Day!

I wanted to wish the man of my dreams a Happy Fathers Day. Neil you are wonderful. You are a great dad, husband and brother. Thanks for all you do for our family and all the love.
I also want to wish all the other men in my life a wonderful day as well. You know who you are, my dad, grandpa, brothers, brother-in-laws and friends.

A small Tidbit!

Now I am not very good with putting my thoughts into words but I feel I have to try. Back on about May 27th we got word that Wolsey was closing the Evanston Store. Shocked? Yah, so were we. We thought everything was going great and we would not have to worry. Well so much for what we thought. After we found out I was shocked, but I felt we were going to be okay. I talked to my good friend Jenni, her husband is Neils assistant manager, about what was going on and we both felt that deep down we know this was going to happen. Well now it has, so we feel we can breath easier knowing that it happened. No more feeling like we are walking on pins and needles.

Well I think I am past the shock and now I am scared and very stressed out. We have no job and now we are trying to determine if we are to stay here or move. I know my stress comes from the fact that I am now looking for a teaching job, but my licence is expired and I some how need to find out what goes in my placement file. (I never completed it because I never worked after graduating due to being on bed rest with Devan.) Anyway I feel that once I get that done and find a job I will be okay. Someone told me once that you can't have faith if fear is present. Well I need to have faith in my Heavenly Father. I know he is there for me and my family, I just need to trust in him.

I want to thank all of our family and friends who have been there for us and kept us in their prayers. I you all would, keep praying, I fear we are not though the worst yet. I love you all and thank you for your support. We will keep you posted as soon as we know where we are headed.

Monday, May 11, 2009

Happy Mothers Day!

I know I am a day late but I wanted to let all the wonderful women in my life to know that I am thinking about them. I am so lucky to be surrounded by some incredible women and I hope they all had a wonderful Mothers Day. I love you all and thank you for all you have done for me. Thank you for all the advice and example you have all shown me on how to be a great mom.
I know for me there are times when I feel I am not doing a very good job but all of you help me to realize that being a mom is not easy, just totally worth it.
Happy Mothers Day to all you Wonderful Moms.