Monday, December 29, 2008

Our Christmas Fun!

Well we had a great Christmas with lots of cheer. We all had fun and received gifts that we wanted. We have fond memories from each side of the family and had a wonderful time spending time in our little family as well. Hope you all had a great one.
Youngest niece and sister
cute nieces
The dog taking what she wanted for Christmas
Scott, Alyssa and the nephews
New books, Hooray!!
Lyssie Lou's Christmas hat & mittens
tired of waiting for the picture

Thursday, December 18, 2008

It was a beautiful day.

Today was the day that William Theodore was laid to rest. It was a beautiful day. The snow was falling covering everything with a soft, white blanket of snow. William looked peaceful as if he were just asleep. After the services graveside, the sun came out of the clouds, lit up the sky and warmed the earth. We will always be grateful for the short time we had to spend with William and we look forward to seeing him again.

Monday, December 15, 2008

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas

Just when we thought that things were settling down, Whitney is back in the hospital with an infection. We had to postpone the services and now are not sure when they will be. Poor Whitney. This lady has spent all of December in the hospital except for a few days. Our prayers go out to you and your family Whit. Hang in there. The scriptures never say things "Come to stay," they just "Come to pass."

On another note I cannot believe how fast time flies when you are old. I never thought I would be my age, never pictured it. I don't feel like I am over 20....but we all know that I am way passed that age. Oh well, what can you do about it. It was my oldest neice's birthday on Saturday. I can't believe how big she is. Next year she will be baptized. I just love this little girl. She is so full of spunk and sometimes (according to her mom) too much spunk. Happy Birthday Haley!!

We took some photos of the kids so I thought I might post a few for your viewing pleasure.

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

It has been over a month since I have written anything here. This wasn't really intentional, but I didn't feel that I had anything important to write about. Nothing significant except the daily routine. head is filled with thoughts and I don't think I'll be able to accurately put them into words.

The Christmas season is a wonderful time of year for me. It is my favorite holiday. This is not because I am excited for my own gifts. I feel the Spirit of the Lord so strongly this time of year. I love thinking about perfect gifts for others. I love to pick angels off the angel tree. I wish I could help in some way the people that we all know are out there suffering.

I haven't really discussed my spiritual beliefs before on this blog, but I will say a bit now. I know that God lives and loves each one of us individually. I know there is life after death. I know that our Savior Jesus Christ bled from every pore in the Garden so that we can return to Him once again. I know that children are a gift from God. I can't wait until I am able to hold Emma in my arms and feel that everlasting love for her.

My nephew William Theodore was born December 9, 2008 at 7:59 pm. His sweet little body was perfect. He had long slender fingers, blond eyelashes and perfectly formed toenails. His spirit returned to Heavenly Father a few hours before. As I saw his mother smile and kiss his head the tears flowed freely because it was such a tender moment. I felt an overwhelming calm and peace because William will be with his family again. "For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life." (John 3:16). Through the plan of salvation, families can be together forever. We are so very blessed by the Savior's gift to us.

William's Mother and Father are very proud of their son and they can't wait to see him again. Neither can I.