Saturday, February 23, 2008

Cute Baby Boy!!

Janey came over to play the other day... Well, okay... Annie came over so that us Mom's could have an adult to talk to for a couple of hours. Anyway, they babies, who are only one week apart, had so much fun. Jane kept grabbing Fisher's hand & they just stared at each other. It was so cute to watch them start to interact with each other.

Here is my cute hubby and baby. Fisher just loves his Dad. He hears his voice and starts looking all around for him. He'll just stare at Taylor till he looks at him and then just lights up. He has started to wake up happy; talking to himself. It's so fun having a baby around!!

Saturday, February 16, 2008

In Memory of June Strong Beck Walters

Taylor's Grandma, Dave's Mom, passed away on February 14th at around 9:30 pm. She had an abdominal aneurism that "erupted". (or whatever they do) She had surgery and blood tranfusions. She had started breathing or her own, but it was soon determined that she would have to be on dialyses 24 hours a day. So her husband, Neldon, of about 12 years made the tough decision of letting her go. Grandma wouldn't want to live that way. Surrounded by tons of family they turned off the machines and while a grandson sang some hymns and Neldon held June's hand, she slowly stopped breathing. It was peaceful.
I am so torn by emotions right now. My heart hurts so badly for Neldon. Losing two wives now. Going back to the house he shared with Grandma... alone. He knows that J. Paul (Grandma's first husband and eternal companion) was on the other side waiting to pull her through. He knows his first wife will do the same thing. Yet...I am so happy and comforted knowing that Grandma is in a better place with her eternal companion, who she has missed for 21 years. My father-in-law has lost both of his parents already.
The first place I met Grandma June was in that same hospital when Taylor and I had just started dating. (I can't remember why she was there) She told Taylor later that we were going to get married. She could tell by the way we looked at each other. She was a sweet, sweet lady. So kind to me and my little family. Always thought of everyone else and full of huge hugs. Every time I saw her she gave me a hug and whispered in my ear that she loved me. Grandma June, you are still so loved here on the Earth, but we know that you are so happy and blessed to be with J. Paul and your parents!!

Monday, February 4, 2008

Snow Storms

The snow just keeps falling!! The old snow doesn't have time to melt and there is new snow falling about every other day. I can't remember the last time I saw grass... it feels like forever. We've only been able to find one pair of snow bibs so the kids have to take turns using them. Kenadee discovered how to make snow angels and she thinks that is amazing.

These next couple of pictures are taken in Alpine at my in-laws house yesterday. We had a huge storm Saturday night. They thought they got about 18 inches (our house got about half of that) Their church was cancelled. I have never seen that much snow in one storm. That just blows my mind. Welcome to the greatest snow on Earth!!!

Family Fun!!

He is so happy. His new thing is to blow raspberries; he thinks it is so funny!! He can almost roll over from back to front; but still isn't consistant rolling off of his tummy. He loves toys now too. His favorite is the mobile that hangs over him...he is grabbing it. He has the strength now to sit up but just not the balance. (if that makes sense)

These kids are so much fun!!! The older two play so well together (most of the time) As I write they are chasing each around the house horseplaying and running the other over with my big exercise ball. They are GREAT kids!!!

Kenadee came up to me with her drawing. She says, "It's an elephant!" I had to take a picture... I just couldn't believe it!! She is so smart and outgoing. She is the biggest help too. She is a pretty good example to her brothers. Here's a cute story.... The other day Fisher spit up ALL over me and I asked her to get me an extra burp cloth out of the closet for me and of course she did. Well, the next day the exact same thing happened and I asked her again to get me another one. She yells to me that she's going potty. I hear the closet door open and Jackson comes running out with a burp cloth with a big smile on his face. He is the cutest kid with a huge heart. I am so grateful for my family!!!

We finally broke down and bought Jack a white shirt and tie. Like I said before; he is the CUTEST little boy I have EVER seen. Honestly. He has the most genuine smile!!