Tuesday, June 30, 2009

quick update...

* little league closing day
* being sick
* pasadena for piggy tales
* all stars begin for dallin
* church ball for the boys
* city softball for trevor
* city softball for me
* pallet retainer for haleigh
* sister in law and kiddos visited
* mom's fall/broke her hip
* fund raisers for all stars
* rehab in payson for mom
* first all star game
* dentist appointments for kiddos
* still unpacking and trying to settle in our home
* pay bills/balance checkbooks/clean house
* update blog...

i think i need a vacation from the busyness. is that possible? i am very thankful that i have kids, family and friends to occupy my life...sometimes i just need some mE time. i struggle with keeping it all together sometimes. can anyone relate? ok...enough! i need to step back and breathe. get my priorities straight and start a new day.


Sunday, June 7, 2009

goodbye my dear friend

i am still in shock as i received the news that a long time friend went home to god. many of you may know him and many may not have had the honor of meeting him. as he is at peace now and with god, may we all remember him and celebrate his life! i know how important his little girl was to him. i was able to do some scrapbooking for them and i am honored and blessed that i was asked. i wanted to share with you one of the pages i did. it reminds me all so well that life is short and to treasure the small stuff. to say "i am sorry", "i forgive you", "i love you", "thank you" and so many other simple words. i want to share with you a poem i wrote many years ago that really hits me now.

today someone died.
it might of been a close friend or someone unknown.
you take friends for fun and games
not knowing that one day that friend will be gone.
then you realize how dear it was, the closeness,
the tears, the laughter, and those warm hugs of comfort.
today i want to tell you thank you for everything.
i know how dear your friendship was, i feel the closeness now,
i have those tears and i can still hear the laughter.
i'm sorry i can't feel your comfort anymore.
i'm sorry i waited to tell you thanks.
i'm sorry brad that i didn't tell you thanks! always & forever, poison. period. infinity. the end you will remain in my heart. may you know how much you have touched so many in your short years with us here. you will be missed dearly by all. rest in peace Bradley Paul Jones. we will all leave our footprints on others as you have done on us. your life will live on.
my friend todd sent me a wonderful quote i would love to leave with you.
"being deeply loved by someone gives you strength,
while loving someone deeply gives you courage".
~lao tzu

Monday, June 1, 2009

one craZy month and a half...

it has been f-o-r-e-v-e-r {in my best sandlot voice} since i have posted. it has been so crazy the last month in a half, so much going on. i think i am only going to recap by letting you know what the kiddos and i have been up to... here goes.

  • trevor turned 17!!!
  • austin's ffa banquet
  • my 37th birthday
  • birthday trip to mexico
  • trevor's end of the year band concert
  • dallin track and field finals in payson {he took 2nd in the 800}
  • austin's end of the year choir concert
  • creative escape training
  • first piggy tales show to manchester
  • first lobster experience
  • haleigh graduated from DARE
  • haleigh's track and field day
  • dallin starts baseball
  • school is out!
  • dallin's 8th grade promotion
  • breanne's wedding
  • went to buffalo to teach for piggy tales

i think that is all. though knowing me...i probably forgot something, lol! life may be really craZy around here but...life couldn't be any better. i eNjoY every craZy moment, every laughter, every hug or tear that comes my way. my liFe, mY kiddos, mY faMiLy and fRieNds...i couldn't be more blessed! :) thaNks to everyone who has touched mY life, welcomed me in or shared a memory. {hugs}