01 August 2014

Flashback Friday


June 2008

Brittany

(i interrupted a game of pool..she was gracious and gave me a smile...)

30 July 2014

Laughter

After signing all papers...about to enter the chapel....

Cecily: Have you heard laughter in this building today?

Mortuary Receptionist: Yes.

Cecily: Eavesdropper.


Grief

I came to Utah to see my girls.  To be with family.

I am now with my girls in Phoenix as they say goodbye to their father. 

Their lives changed Sunday when he died. 

I am grateful that I was already here for my children.


28 July 2014

Take a Moment

Pray for my girls. 

Thank you.

27 July 2014

Some Events...

On Friday, Britt got...oh...maybe a foot of hair cut off?  Loads of hair...and her hair is now red.  I love it.  Here she is in the dying part...with a q-p doll mohawk...


Here's a gorgeous moth LaNae pointed out at Thomas'...so I took a picture for Kimmie...


And then I finally got to meet Evelyn!  And we dressed her up in her first princess dress...and I even made her laugh...and she is a doll...and I'm glad she is ours...


And yesterday we had a picnic...for whomever could make it...and some of my littles decorated this little part of Utah...


And I loved my nephew's shirt...



This morning, Jaycey and I got up and ready early to get to the Conference Center to watch my brother get set apart as a Music Missionary for our church as a member of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir...  It was terrific to meet some of the behind the scenes people, some of the in front of the scenes people...and be there for Dan's final step in becoming an official member...so happy for him.
Oh...and it was terrific to see Miss Cora's little face light up when she saw him and reach for him with her excited, "Papa!!!"  That was cool.  I rather enjoy watching my siblings take on grandparent roles.  It's food for my soul...

Then we got to walk in the back halls to the Conference Center..so, I sneak pictures...except this one, that man is looking right at my phone...so...not too sneaky...



And we came out that door right there...on the stand...and were escorted...and people with clipboards talked to Barbara and asked if we were Dan's family and took us through a rope and showed us where to sit to see him the best...and other people looked at us like "who are you guys?" and it was cool...


And here is Dan getting to his seat...he's the one with his back to us...going past his choir dudes to his seat...  It was good watching the other men pat him on his back and smile at him and talk to him...


And then...I finally got to listen to him.  In person.  I get to do it two more times before going home...


After watching them do 'Music and the Spoken Word', I heard, "Connie!  Connie!  Connie!"  And I thought...not me...  But it was me!  One of my favorite people from back home!  They're here in Utah for a wedding...and so I got to introduce Jaycey to some of my PA people...
It's my Nephi...


And Laken...who just happened to be wearing an Italy shirt so I said that they were really supporting my brother...since he went to Italy on his mission...and, I look all sorts of great!
I need a nap and to really do my hair...

 

25 July 2014

Flashback Friday


Halloween 2007

Jakob & Aidan

18 July 2014

What You Say?

my niece posted this about her niece and nephew (that would be my greatniece and greatnephew):

Caydi and Liam are playing Battleship. Caydi guesses I1, Liam says no you didn't! Caydi says no, I1! Liam: nuh uh!! Caydi: no, I said I. 1. I1! Liam: *confused* I still have ships! you need to sink this one! *points to ship* me: Liam, the letter I.. she guessed letter I, number 1. Liam:Ohhhhh. Nope, you missed!

p.s.  i love that they play battleship...