Thursday, February 25, 2010
Tuesday, February 16, 2010
Christmas parties with chocolate mint truffles and pinatas
Swimming parties in her pool
Her beautiful singing voice
Her candy (she was a professional candy maker)
When she stayed with us and took care of us after my mom had surgery
Lots of trips to see her and grandpa in St.George
Her facebook messages
You will be missed, Grandma... Glad you are finding peace in a better place.
Tuesday, February 9, 2010
A little over a month ago, we were playing hide and go seek as a family one night. I was hiding in the kitchen while Brad counted, and Nick ran over to join me. He sat on my lap, looked up at me with a huge grin on his face and said "I love you, Mom." This is not something he iniates saying on his own very often, and I melted. He was so happy and was having so much fun. It reminded me of my favortie quote from my favorite talk:
PS- Tonight Chase purposefully knocked over and broke a vase that he knows he's not supposed to touch. While on time out he sang "Love At Home" at the top of his lungs.
It was awesome! :)
Tuesday, February 2, 2010
REALITY: When you're wandering around Wal-Mart waiting for them to change the battery in your car (an example of said small necessary purchase), and you see a wagon that you've had your eye on for TWO YEARS go from $99 to $40, sometimes you have to let your husband (the finance PhD student, mind you) be the responsible, adult, smart one while you splurge just a bit!
I was excited, to say the least. But not as excited as these dudes:
And for the record, the box has been as big of a hit as the wagon itself:
Yes, the wagon is half the size of my living room, and Yes, my boys have fought over it at least 5 times a day since its purchase. But it was worth it. Remember all the fun we had in Grandma and Grandpa's driveway with their little red wagon, my Dudley cousins? Incidentally that wagon is now occupied as a planter in my parents flower garden! :)