Tuesday, May 31, 2011


Earlier this month Riley and Shelley invited us to go with them to the Touch-A-Truck event in Colorado Springs and what a fun time we had. They had every truck imagineable available for kids to climb in and out of and of course honk the horns. It was every boys dream. :)
Scotty and Joseph driving the race car.
Joseph living it up!
Riley, Sophie, Scotty and Joseph

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Art Show

Joseph under the hand print rainbow.
Joseph will some of his artwork.
This family picture makes me laugh because Joseph added his friend Levi to our family.
More artwork.
Christmas artwork.
Joseph with his teachers.
Ok so I am weeks behind in my blogging so my next few posts I will be playing catch up. At the beginning of May Joseph's school had their annual art show and it was a big hit, the kids had been preparing for it all year. I was bummed that I wasn't able to go since I was home sick but Joseph had fun showing Daddy all his stuff and Ben took lots of pictures for me.

Monday, May 23, 2011

Our Graduate!!

Today was Joseph's graduation from Mother Goose pre-school. He has had so much fun with his friends from church and learning new things. We had a little celebration this morning for all the graduates Joseph, Xander, Shelby, Bella, Riley and Owen who couldn't make it. It was a fun year and everyone is very excited for the summer. Joseph is looking forward to all the new adventures he will have next year in Kindergarten.

My graduate!! Can you believe he will be in Kindergarten??
Xander, Shelby, Joseph, Riley and Bella (Missing Owen)

After graduation treats!

Sunday, May 8, 2011

May 7th

On Saturday it was the year anniversary of my dad's passing and most of the day I felt as if I was living in a dream. So often I feel as if it has just happened but then I am reminded of all the firsts we have had without him and my heart sinks just a little. I was thinking of Bill the other day and remembering some things that I miss being able to do with him. My favorites are: Playing Basketball when I would come home from school, playing cards as a family, sitting on the deck reading, talking and laughing and watching Joseph play with Papa.

If tomorrow starts without me:

When tomorrow starts without me, and I'm not there to see if the sun should rise and find your eyes, all filled with tears for me. I wish so much if you wouldn't cry the way you did today, while thinking of the many things, we didn't get to say. I know how much you love me, as much as I love you and each time that you think of me, I know you'll miss me to. But when tomorrow starts without me, please try to understand that an angel came and called my name and took me by the hand. And said my place was ready in Heaven far above, and that I'd have to leave behind all those I dearly love. But as I turned to walk away a tear fell from my eye, for all my life I'd always thought I didn't want to die.

I had so much to live for, so much left yet to do. It seemed almost impossible that I was leaving you. I thought of all the yesterdays, the good ones and the bad. I thought of all the love we shared and all the fun we had. If I could relive yesterday, just even for a while. I'd say goodbye and kiss you and maybe see you smile. But then I fully realized, that this could never be, for emptiness and memories would take the place of me. And when I thought of worldly things, I might miss come tomorrow. I thought of you and when I did my heart was filled with sorrow. But when I walked through Heaven's gates, I felt so much at home. When God looked down and smiled at me, from his great golden throne, he said this is eternity and all I've promised you. Today your life on earth is past, but here life starts anew.

I promise no tomorrow, but today will always last and since each day's the same way there's no longing for the past. You have been so faithful, so trusting and so true. Though there were times you did some things you knew you shouldn't do. But you have been forgiven and now at last you're free. So won't you come and take my hand and share my life with me? So when tomorrow starts without me, don't think we're far apart. For every time you think of me I'm right here in your heart.

Most of the family after the services.
Joseph's blessing day

Mom and Bill in Mexico

Joseph and Papa having a serious discussion.

Family Fun!

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Easter Fun

We had such a wonderful Easter. We were able to listen to some amazing talks in Sacrament meeting and then I had the opportunity to teach the Sunbeams why Easter is so important. I had so much fun teaching them and they are such good kids. After church we went to my Uncle's in Westminster for another Easter egg hunt and Easter dinner and boy was it yummy!!

Silly Boy!!

I got EGGS!!