Thursday, September 6, 2012

August 29, 2012

August was really difficult this year. Maybe it's because Jeremy's been gone as long as he was alive. We all went to the cemetery and took pictures and had a nice time being together. Here are ALL the pictures I took. Sadly, Jenni and Tiffany couldn't be there.
We love and miss you Jeremy!

Thursday, June 21, 2012

My Temple Experience

I went to the Temple with Kaye today and did Initiatory. I had 5 names and it all went along just fine until I got to number four. I got the most wonderful feeling and started getting emotional kind of like when someone hugs you and thanks you from the bottom of their hearts for a gift you gave. That's how I felt and the Temple worker gave me a hug and said isn't it wonderful when that happens. My goodness, I have never had that happen before but I was so grateful for that heavenly experience. I can't wait to meet her someday because I just know that I will.

Sunday, June 3, 2012

Mont Garrett's Fundraiser

What a great event this was. I could NOT believe all the people that came. We were serving people pizza, donated by Little Czaers  at our table with bread sticks donated by Olive Garden, jello cups, and Chip ahoy cookies. The next table had pulled pork sandwiches with baked beans, salad and cookies and the next had Steak ka-bobs, baked potatoes and salad. Everything was donated from Texas Roadhouse, Sizzler, Olive Garden and I mean everything. They had 3 or 4 Blendtec's in the silent auction and also in the raffle ticket table. I wrote my name down and also put in a bunch of raffle tickets but didn't win. Gaylene Kenny spent $2 on a raffle ticket and won it. Bah! My luck for sure. On the silent auction someone put down $1000 so I didn't try for that one any more. Anyway, I did win a Scentsy. Dave wanted one for his room so, YAY for that. We went outside for a balloon launch. Everyone paid $2 for a balloon and then we all stood outside of the church and had a moment of silence as Mont Garrett and his family stood in the circle of all the people holding balloons and then they were let go at the same time. It really was an awesome feeling being in the crowd at that moment. Mont and his family thanked everyone for coming. They had an auction with a great auctioneer. He was so much fun. What a great event for a great person. I so hope everything works out for him.

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Happy Birthday my Jeremy

Today is my Jeremy's Birthday. He would be 38 today. I miss him more than I can say. I laid in bed this morning and thought of how on May 13th 1974, Brad and I were on our way to work together at 8:00 in the morning when we decided to stop at the hospital and see if anything was going on because I'd been having contractions since 3:30 a.m.  Since it was my first baby and I was dilated to a ONE, they kept me. Finally our Jeremy was born at 7:00 p.m. just in time for Family Home Evening.  What a sweetheart. I could not quit holding him, kissing him and smelling his beautiful baby smell. Time gets away from us so fast. Now he's been gone as long as he was a live, 19 years. I'm so thankful that I know without a doubt that he's not gone from me forever. He is a sweet loving wonderful person. A while before he died, he came into my room and got on my bed and with tears in his eyes thanked me for all I've done for him. He told me that I had sacrificed so much and given so much and he appreciated and loved me for it. I felt so inadequate for all these compliments but I also felt like the best and happiest mom that ever lived. My Jeremy saw something in me that maybe only he saw because he saw past all the bad choices and past the human me. He saw me the way I see my Mamma and for that I'm forever in awe and very grateful. I still think of that day and how sweet his face was as he told me how much he loved me. Thank you for that memory my sweet Jeremy. How I miss you!!! Happy Birthday my sweet one...On that day you gave me more than I'd ever given you.

Monday, April 30, 2012

Womens Conference 2012

April 26th and 27th Juli, Robyn and I went to Women's Conference in Provo at BYU. There were 15,000 sisters present and it was wonderful. We had the time of our lives. We laughed, cried and felt the Spirit, just what we needed. Out of 15,000 sisters Robyn saw one person from her ward and I saw one person, Heidi Lopez and her two sisters. Had Jenni and Tiffany been with us, we would have stopped every 3 minutes to say HI to people they knew.

I was whispering in the middle of the song that Elder Neil D. Andersen and his wife were the speakers.

Here's a picture of the 3 of us that a lady took.

Robyn took this one to prove we were there. Can't wait for next year so we can all go. It was wonderful just wish we could have done the service projects.

Saturday, March 31, 2012

Priesthood Session night with kids, 3 moms and an Omi....well and an Opa in the other room. We made mini pizzas that the kids put together themselves. They watched "Hop"and "Chip-wrecked" and played a lot together being happy kids. Boston loved pushing the button on the music clock. He smiles and sings after he pushes the button. We also had Friday night dinner with a birthday cake for Ryan G and Fisher. Ryan G and his family came plus Tricia and Jeff, Robyn and Steve and kids and that was it. We had spaghetti, corn, strawberries, grapes, cantaloupe and lots of cake and ice cream. For some reason my muscles are hurting in my "hinton" but it's a good hurt.

These pictures are all during the Priesthood Session. Makes you wonder what Reagan's thinking, huh? Such cuties!

Makes you wonder what Oakley's thinking, huh? Still such cuties!

After Danielle saw a picture of the owl I made for babies, she asked if I could make one for a 16 year old girl so here it is. I hope the mom that works with Danielle who is planning on buying it, likes it. It's been a fun and busy week. I am soooo thankful for Conference. I loved todays session so much. Really a Spiritual Saturday Session.

Friday, March 16, 2012


Jennie (Baker) Walker lives across the street. I gave her a hat and she promised me to dress her little girl up and have her wear the hat so I can take a picture of her. Her little boy (Vinnie) and some new cute little girls that moved into our circle along with their brother and mom and dad, came over yesterday. They knocked on the door and asked for candy since I gave them some the other day. So cute!!! I also gave them one of those little plastic snakes that move so funny. They loved them. Jennie Walker came over to check on her son and I had her come in so I could try some other hats on her Hayden and here they are. She's 10 months old and so ready with a smile. She's just adorable. You can't help loving her right off. The button on the first hat is so cute. It has polka dots on it the color of the hat plus a few others.