Monday, April 19, 2010
Sunday, April 11, 2010
We had a fabulous Easter. My parents were in sunny Florida and while I was EXTREMELY jealous I was glad to spend the holiday with my brothers and sisters. We went to Loveland and spent the weekend at Kimmy and Tyson's house. We headed up Friday night and came home Sunday evening. We played games, watched movies, had a Mary Kay party, and just hung out. It was nice to sit and watch General Conference too. What wonderful words we got to hear from our sweet prophet and apostles.
Friday, April 9, 2010
For the record, I did not dress Cayden, he dressed himself. I will be sure to teach him the stripes and plaids DO NOT go together no matter what his uncle may say.
Sorry for Cayden's semi tantrum. He only got a 40 min nap today.
~Love To All~
Friday, April 2, 2010
*When the sealing was finished as everyone exited the room they all passed Jared and me and gave us hugs. As Grandma B. passed she asked who Jared was. He said, "I'm your grandson, Jared" and then she looked at me with such loving eyes, gave me a great big hug and told me I looked beautiful. It was such a simple and sweet moment. It was the first time I had met her and I immediately felt the love she had to give.*
The day of the funeral was very cold and wet. I don't think Jared's family can have a funeral without snow. When his Grandpa B. passed in Sept of 07 it snowed then too. But, Grandma's funeral was lovely and the spirit was definitely there.
After the funeral we went and hung out at Jess' house and just had a great time being together. I know Jared loves to spend time with all of his siblings. Its a little hard because of how spread out everyone is but its always a good time when they are all together.
*WARNING* The next part of this post contains a picture that young children and people with easy gag reflex probably don't want to see*
Saturday started out quite interesting. Jared's Grandma had a sweet little dog named Sarah. She loved Sarah so much that her family questions if she loved Sarah more then them. Tragically Sarah died on a trip to the dentist over 11 years ago and everyone silently celebrated while Grandma B. mourned. Grandma I guess couldn't face putting Sarah in the dirt so she wrapped her up nicely and put her in a trunk and then into a refrigerator that was buried in their side yard that was once used as a potato cellar. Well, Grandma always denied putting her there so we had to lay the suspicion to rest.
Sarah thenOn Saturday morning as we were eating breakfast, amongst many other suggestions, it was decided to remove the "Sarah Jinx" from the house. So we headed to Bountiful to dig her up. Yep, we dug her up. OK, so I didn't. But I sure watched as Jared, Ryan, and their Uncle Richard (whom I came to really enjoy) dug her up. They first opened the trunk and then set it aside. Then they dug up the fridge and went back to Sarah. It was pretty sick to watch them open her "tomb" but I couldn't look away. Sarah was laid back to rest, minus the pillow, 2 blankets, plastic, trunk, and more plastic that she was originally wrapped in, and hopefully Grandma B. won't hate us when we see her again.
When we returned from our grave digging excursion Jared's mom had jobs at the house to be done. She had some yard work and remodeling that she wanted done. She had a built in vanity in her room that she wanted removed so she could have a reading corner instead. Jared set to work removing the vanity, with a little help from Cayden. The remodel took longer then expected but was completely finished before we came home on Tuesday. Jared did an awesome job! It looks amazing! I love watching him work. He is such a perfectionist and always puts in 100% until the job is done to his liking.
~Love To ALL~