Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Heather must be whispering in my ear today

I was just peeking at some family blogs and found the link to my cousin Heather's blog is still there. She is my younger cousin who passed away last year of breast cancer. She is the most amazing person who, I am certain , has made heaven a happier place!! NO ONE can match her smile and enthusiasm and sense of humor! She is missed so much! On the header of her blog, she had this quote. It touched me so much , I had to share it!

"Let us relish life as we live it, find joy in the journey, and share our love with friends and family. One day each of us will run out of tomorrows." Thomas S. Monson

St. Patty's Day .....and we spotted some green

We went to Storybook Park today! The sun was shining and the kids were good while I was at the office this morning so off we went, as promised, to the park. This is the first day since last fall it's been nice enouph outside to go play there. The grass was getting green and there wee SWARMS of happy little kids!! It was like cabin fever had hit every person under 3 feet tall in a 10 mile radius! It was a BLAST!!! Just watching Piper's face on all that fun play equipment was priceless! I know it had to be her first time on a slide...as she didn't know how it would all work as we slid down and same with the swings!! Her smile didn't go away for the whole hour we were there. How I love that contagious little smile!!Ashton met some friends from school and had fun playing with them. He was showing them around like he owned the joint??? Whatever...it was fun to watch and fun to record on my phone's camera:) I am so lucky to be able to be a stay at home (kind of) kid...I mean mom. In the words of Adam Sandler, " I love to play, playing's my favorite" !!

Sunday, March 14, 2010

This is for you mom

Today is March 14th..It is my mom's birthday. I have been thinking about her all weekend. I miss her terribly and I suppose I always will have a part of my heart that's empty ...(for now). As I was goofing around with my kids these last couple days I would sit back and watch them interact, noticing the funny ways they each go about things. Noticing their individual personalities and how each one of them deals with life made me laugh. I am sure it wasn't easy for my mom to raise us. I am sure she had many days she wanted to run and hide for a while. I know I certainly do. The thought came to me though, as I was watching them bowl..."mom, I wish you could see this.. look at how Ashton dotes on his sisters, making sure they get the ball going in the right spot. I wish she could help me as I drag Ashton off the floor as he threw a monster tantrum because I didn't give him money for the arcade. Family, especially moms, are the people in your life who love you when things are great and suffer with you when things are not so great. I wish I had paid better attention to how she handled Matt and his fits in the grocery store and of my stubborn, emotional attitude when I was a teen...She was the greatest of mothers. She was the greatest of women ,and I was lucky enouph to call her mom. It then occurred to me that she CAN see my kids growing and changing. She CAN see me struggle as I try to raise my kids without scarring them for life!! haha I know she's around and is laughing and crying right along with me. I love you mom, so so much. I hope in some way, I have made you proud and in the course of living , I am learning, learning to be more like you and more like The Savior. Thanks for being my mom and my friend.

Two peas in a pod


My Twins:) Just goofing around today...it's sunny outside but way too cold for our planned photo shoot so I just goofed around with my point and shoot. These 2 are 4 months apart and have been together since before they can remember! They have no idea now how much their bond will mean to them in the years to come...
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