Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Summer's Adventures

Ever since Laurel Philip's sister got married in July Summer has been obsessed with weddings. This is a recent wedding she attended. The bride Summer of course, and the groom was Prince. She found these clothes in her dress up box, and made up her own wedding dress. Very creative.

Can you guess what is inside the box? Well if you look closely you will see a bunch of braids sticking out. Summer may as well become a contortionist. She mashed her body inside this small basket.

HI from Summer
More contorting.

Summer being crafty with mommy. We made this Christmas paper globe to hang from her fan.

Very cute and fun.

Monday, November 17, 2008

5 Months

Today Scott would have turned 5 months old. When I think of the time that has passed, it seems like forever since I was holding my sweet boy, but I still can't believe it was five months already. Not a day goes by that we do not think of him, and think of him.

I was reading a talk from conference by President Dieter F. Uchtdorf titled The Infinite Power of Hope. As I was reading this talk I kept thinking of my experience with Scott. I came across this paragraph, "The things we hope in sustain us during our daily walk. They uphold us through trials, temptations, and sorrow. Everyone has experienced discouragement and difficulty. Indeed, there are times when the darkness may seem unbearable. It is in these times that the divine principles of the restored gospel we hope in can uphold us and carry us until, once again, we walk in the light."

What amazing counsel this is to me. It gives so much hope that through the gospel, and the things we stand for and believe in, the darkness, or in my case sorrow will be a lighter. I know that living the gospel does sustain me during my daily walk in all my experiences, but especially at this time giving me hope that I will see Scott again. To live a little better each day and closer to my Savior so that one day I can be with my family again. What joy the Lord promises us if we but live the gospel giving a small piece of ourselves, and our time to Him.

I Have much to be thankful for.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Grosgrain: Nordic Bo Peep and Long Lost Sheep Costume GIVEAWAY!!!!

Grosgrain: Nordic Bo Peep and Long Lost Sheep Costume GIVEAWAY!!!!


Ok, so I have been spending countless hours trying to make a darn quilt for Summer. When I was pregnant with Scott I made a small one for him to use in the hospital, and while making it Summer would ask several times if I was making it for her. Since then she asks quite frequently when I am sewing if I am making her quilt.

Well finally I have cut all the pieces out and have begun to sew the appliques on. Now that I can finally sew my machine decides to give me havoc. I am so annoyed by this because I am ready to sew like crazy to get this quilt done. Maybe I just need to let the machine rest for the night. Who knows, I should finish it in this century if my sewing machine decides to start working.

It really has been fun though.

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Summer's Beauty Salon

Summer and I playing beauty salon. She loves to play with my hair when I wear it down which recently has not been often.

It was fun to just spend some time with each other. As she was doing my hair she would say all of the things like I say to her when I do her hair. My favorite was when she started saying it is going to be sooo cute. This is the hairdo she came up with. I love her so much.

8 Miles

So yesterday was the 8 mile mark. It was so hard, and I about died but I made it to the end. After seeing Rishelle I thought I should not be complaining. She did 16 and that is a ton. Still, my 8 was hard enough for me, but the day was nice and I was enjoying the cool air in the morning. It is a great feeling to accomplish a large goal that seems unreachable, even if it means a sore tired body at the end of it. It will be interesting to see how I do on race day.

I officially signed up for the Surfside half marathon on February 14, 2009. It is the only marathon and half marathon run entirely on the beach. It is packed sand, so it should not slow us down too much.

This year has been a very different chapter in my life, and a race can only keep my adrenaline going and add to the interesting year I have had.

Monday, November 3, 2008


So, I am finally getting around to posting our less than ok photos from Halloween. I really wish I had a family photo. Maybe I will get us all dressed up one more time just for a picture. Philip and I just forget to take pictures when we really want them.

Pocahontas sitting on John Smith's lap. Sorry for the blurry picture. It is the only one I took.
Rishelle made the perfect Sara Palin.
Myles and Ellie sporting the Ronald McDonald and the Hamburgler look. I especially loved that Myles took the time to get McDonalds nuggets boxes to give candy out in.
Our ward Trunk or Treat filled Summer's bag way to full. On top of it we stopped off in Phil's coworker's neighborhood for some real trick or treating. Summer kept asking me to hold her bag for her because it was to heavy. Scary, how did we get into this tradition of allowing our kids to stalk up on as much candy as they possibly can. Oh well, it is fun for them.