Ok guys .... I am going to try and do better !! We have added a new little one to our family. Dustin was born March 24th. So now Jax is is big brother !! Jax is 18 months old. Weston in 3 (WOW). Janessa is getting married in less than a month and Ashley and Jess live in Logan.
Still waiting to retrieve all my pics from my old computer ....... Can't wait to post some new ones. You can't believe how much the grandbabies have grown ! And we are getting ready to welcome a new little boy into our family......Mandi is due to have Dustin in early April ! Jax is almost 18 months and talking up a storm. Weston will be 3 in April. The way you love your grandchildren is amazing !! ..... more later :)
Wow, it's been almost a month since I last posted......crazy how time goes by. Braydon and Garrett are back in school. Ashley started at Utah State and Jess is at SUU. Both are loving college life with all it's ups and downs....and are adjusting well. Janessa is home for a while and is planning to start at Weber the first of the year. Jackson and Weston are growing and changing daily. Weston is 2 1/2 and Jax will be a year old in 2 weeks. :)
We never know the impact someone has on our lives until they are gone. We never know what impact we have on the lives of others. Not, just our families.......but people that we might come in contact with even for just a small moment.
If we would all realize that we are all here for the same reason ....... and we are ultimately all trying to get to the same place. We should be helping eachother along on our individual journeys. It's not a race ...... you don't get a prize for getting their first, especially if you have stepped on others as you went.
It's sad ....... we are missing so many opportunities for service and blessings and just having people touch our lives, or missing the opportunity to touch theirs.
Tonight was so fun !! The slide presentation was so neat. And yes ....... I might have teared up a little (big shock I know). I remember so many of those kids when they were small ...... it's amazing that they are all ready to head out into the world......they are their very own individuals. Tonight is the true test ...... Graduation ...... Do they make a box of kleenex that big??? I promise to TRY to remember my camera tonight (I don't know why I own one?? I always forget it.)
We made it !! I am very excited for this vacation ! We don't have much planned, go carts, miniature golf, swiming, hanging out .... stuff like that. But I needed some time to "re-group". Thanks Mandi and Nate for staying at the house to tend the spoiled dog.
Well, the girls are officially done with High School. Yesterday was the Senior's last day. Today they are headed to Lagoon for their Senior Sneak. Tuesday is Seminary graduation, Wednesday is the Senior Banquet, and Thursday is Graduation (sniff, sniff ) and the All Night Party.
Last night they held a banquet for the track team and parents. It was alot of fun. They had a video presentation and awards. Ash and Jess lettered again this year. And they both received certificates and pictures. The Seniors were honored and the State kids were honored. Jess got MVP for track and got a trophy.
I am so proud of my girls. They worked so hard !! It was a little sad knowing that that was the last track awards banquet I will ever go to for them. But they are all 3 so ready to move ahead !! I am excited for them ..... they have so many opportunities awaiting them.
I wanted to take a minute and wish all the mom's in my life a Happy Mother's Day. This is for ALL of you, friends, my daughter, daughter-in-law, mother-in-law, my own mom that I miss so much, my Jane who I am so blessed to have as a mom, my new sisters, sister-in-law, Tony's Grandma ..... wow too many to mention. But I LOVE YOU to all the mom's that have blessed my life whether we are related or not. Thank you for being a great example to me !!
I cannot believe that there is only a litte over 3 weeks until graduation. The girls (and any other senior) can tell you exactly how many days are left. (I will be getting graduation announcements sent out as soon as I can get some envelopes.) It's so weird ...... I can remember like it was yesterday when the girls were little ....... when they needed us for everything .... when we are the most awesome (smartest) people they knew (OK so they outgrew THAT thinking fast - lol).
I am so excited for them. They have the whole world in front of them....so much opportunity. But at the same time, I am sad. It's harder than you can imagine, moving into that next stage of parenting ..... parenting adult children. I still want to protect them ....... from every heartbreak, disappointment .... to be able to calm their fears ..... to fix the hurts for them ....... but they do have to go out into the world (like most of us do) and "scrape their knees" and learn how to fix their own "hurts" ..... and all I can do is PRAY (everyday) and advise when they will let me that they are protected and watched over.
I love you 3 so very much. You are my babies ........ So please be patient with me while we all transition through this exciting time.
I am still here ... cheering you on ... loving you ... praying for you .... Always