Thursday, April 30, 2009

Goodbye Abigail

Shortly after giving birth to their sweet baby Abigail, Katy and Chris has to say goodbye to their her. Abigail was born with a genetic and heart condition that cut her earthly life short. She was blessed to be born to two loving and wonderful parents who have tried to make as many memories as they could with her before she was born and after. After hearing about the loss of this sweet baby I have been reflecting on the eternal nature of our lives. Katy and Chris have a strong faith, as do I, that they will be reunited with Abigail again. It is our Heavenly Fathers plan that we as families are eternal units. That as we go through this life and pass into the next that we will be reunited with family and loved ones. 

When I was 5 years old I lost a brother to a tragic drowning accident. It was this pivotal event in my life that solidified my faith that we will be reunited again, that families are forever, and that my parents will see their little boy again, as I know Katy and Chris will see Abigail again. They will always be her parents. 

I just want to express my great gratitude for an understanding of eternal families. For the faith that I have that families are forever and that we as a family will live forever.  I am grateful for my friendship with my dear friend Katy. She is a true gem and in her I find a source of strength that goes unmatched. 

My thoughts and prayers are with my dear friends now and forever!

Tuesday, April 28, 2009


Congratulations to Katy and Chris on the birth of their beautiful baby girl Abigail. We love you Katy Chris and Abigail! 

Monday, April 27, 2009

I am so excited!

I just won this on Your Heart Out blog.  Super excited! Now we just need to find a babysitter!

Friday, April 17, 2009

Slow Down

Addy: "You need to slow down mom"
ME: "Oh I do?"
Addy: "Yeah Mom you need to take a brake."

Sometimes kids know us better then we know ourselves.

update: still sick here at our house. Hoping for recovery soon.

Monday, April 13, 2009

Easter Egg Hunt

On Sunday we had a fun Easter Egg hunt with the family. Addy was super excited to get all of her eggs filled with "treats." Luke also discovered that he LOVES jelly beans!

Tuesday, April 07, 2009

Finger Painting Fun

This past week we did a little finger painting activity. Addy loves to finger paint. This week I decided to let Luke have a try. He loved it! I have his official first painting hanging in our kitchen. 
Oh the concentration
Look at those hand movements... and those chubby little fingers.

Monday, April 06, 2009


I got my haircut the other day. I really just let her do whatever. I wanted to go short but I am just not sure how I feel about it yet. She left one side a little longer then the other. I am just not sure if I can pull it off. Its a little edgy Victoria Becham for me. Also, I am having styling issues. When she fixed it the first day she used a straightner and it looked so cute. I don't have a straightner and so I am just round burshing it dry. I think its looking a little too poofy. Any suggestions on a good straightner?

Wednesday, April 01, 2009


Why is Addy upstairs right now stripped down to her skivvies playing around in a port -a - crib while she should be sleeping soundly for her afternoon nap.  The other day we had some friends over who put their baby to bed while they were here in our port-a-crib. Now Addy is obsessed with it. Its the only thing she will sleep in. She insisted that I put it in her room under her tent (some pink mosquito netting from IKEA). So since Sunday night this is her sleeping arrangement of choice. Should I be a mean mom and put it away? Should I take that joy and happiness away from her? No! I think I will let her play baby for a few more days,.