Friday, July 29, 2011

Happy Birthday to Nana

We recently celebrated Nana's birthday with dinner and some Justdance Summer Party afterwards. No pictures were allowed of the dancing portion, so you will just have to come and play or use your imagination for that part.

Oompa was really excited for the dance party

Monday, July 25, 2011


with Grams

with Mom and Pops

Brian with his school mentor David
Pictures as promised. It was a great experience to watch Brian walk for his graduation. He looked so good in his cap and gown. The person reading the cards mispronounced our last name, but Brian corrected her before he went across the stage. 

Friday, July 22, 2011

Graduation time

I am so very proud of Brian, he has finished his Bachelor's degree in Information Technology.
It has been a long journey full of hoops, jumps and detours until we found the school that was a perfect fit! It has been night and day difference to have him in a school that he enjoys and values him as a student because he doesn't fit into the traditional cookie-cutter student mold. He has loved his school experience for the last nine months and looking forward to him getting his Master's degree done too.

Graduation is tomorrow and I will be posting more about that with loads of pictures I am sure. 

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Inspiring words today

We are new in our family ward, we just received our favorite calling in the nursery today! We are super excited about it and looking forward to teaching the 18 month to 3 years old children. That meant that today was going to be our last time in Sunday School and Relief Society/Priesthood.

Sitting waiting for Relief Society to start when the teacher was handing out slips of quotes to read. She asked me to read one of them, sure no problem. I started reading what she had handed me and my eyes started to tear up. 

This is what it said:
President Boyd K. Packer praised women who were unable to have children of their own yet sought to care for others. He said: “When I speak of mothers, I speak not only of those women who have borne children, but also of those who have fostered children born to others, and of the many women who, without children of their own, have mothered the children of others” (Mothers [1977], 8).

And while the teacher had no idea when she handed this to me, but it spoke to me on such a deep level today and I wanted to share it here. What does it mean to be a mother to you? Leave me a comment and tell me what you think it means.

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Blessed with trials

The last month has been full of trials and growing experiences. Before Father's Day I was in a serious ATV accident, healing has been long and tedious but at the same time full of the blessings of my dear in-laws. Then just over two weeks later Brian's grandma unexpectedly passed away. It was such a shock, she had been at a family reunion back where she had grown up as a child and had such a wonderful last day. She will be greatly missed. We have been truly blessed with family experiences and to see how precious life can be and to make the most of every day and opportunity.


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