Friday, February 27, 2009
Thursday, February 26, 2009
Wednesday, February 25, 2009
Monday, February 23, 2009
We decided to watch her favorite movie, Cinderella. I know..... it's not Sleeping Beauty, but at least it's not Snow White. Then it was time for lunch. We had "2" shaped grilled cheese sandwiches and fruit salad.
Sunday, February 22, 2009
I often wonder what Heavenly Father saw in me that made him think I could handle being a Mother to a perfect child. I know that in the beginning I blamed myself for his death but as the years have passed I have found it easier to cope with and I am now just starting to understand Heavenly Father's reason for taking Hayden away from us. He needed him more than we did, and I know that he is in Heaven watching out for us and keeping us all safe. I know that he is being well taken care of by my Grandma and Robert's Aunt Gwen. I count myself lucky to be his Mother, and know that we will be together again.
It helps that Sage & Aurora know who Hayden is and that we do talk about him every chance we get. They love to visit their brother and bring him presents. We take balloons, cars/trucks, flowers and anything we see that makes us think of him. We can't wait to be with him again, we are all anxiously awaiting the day when we can all laugh and play together.
This year we started a new tradition. We did it yesterday, since it would have meant spending money on Sunday. We decided that we would have a Family Day filled with fun, lunch and dinner out and then we would send him balloons for how many years old he is, so today we sent him 6 balloons. We attached a little note the the strings and we all signed it then the kids sent them floating off to Heaven for Hayden. Sage says... "Mommy, the balloons are going up to the sky for Hayden cause he's with Jesus. I miss Hayden Mommy". It makes me feel so good inside to hear him say those things about his big brother. Hopefully, Aurora will say those things soon too.
My friend just had a baby boy, and named her Son after Hayden. I feel so honored that she chose that name for her son, and cannot wait to meet him next week. We've decided that next year we are bringing Hayden down here to San Diego so we can be closer to him and visit whenever we want. I hope this year passes fast.
Friday, February 20, 2009
Thursday, February 19, 2009
Wednesday, February 18, 2009
He then proceeded to cry hysterically and asked me to fix Woody. I was in the middle of fixing lunch and told him and would have to wait until after school that day. As soon as we walked in the door from school that afternoon, he immediately ran to Woody and said " It's okay Woody, I'm here, Mommy will fix you!". It was soooo sweet, how could I not fix Woody?
Monday, February 16, 2009
Sunday, February 15, 2009
I decided to combine Lessons 5 & 6 because 5 is very short and because they were both about finding joy. The lesson went really well, and the girls are quick to answer questions for me, I love it! For today's handout I made these super cute candy bar packages. I printed the image off onto regular printer paper and made it into this awesome wrapper with an Almond "Joy" inside.
To assemble them a just used a strip of sticky strip across the end and wrapped it together, then adhered some more sticky strip to the ends and crimped them to give them that candy bar wrapper look. The girls LOVED them! They were tons of fun to make.
Friday, February 13, 2009
My Grandma passed away 2 weeks after Aurora was born but she knows who she is and loves to see pictures of her. My Grandpa has this awesome candy machine filled with M&M's and Sage and Aurora always have to have M&M's when we go see him. I'm so glad that my children have a good relationship with my Grandparent's, and love to spend time with them.
Thursday, February 12, 2009
I love my Mother so much, I am truly spoiled to have her with me. I guess it's only fair that I share her with my brother's from time to time. When she's gone I really do miss her.
Wednesday, February 11, 2009
Tuesday, February 10, 2009
Monday, February 9, 2009
I LOVE teaching the girls, and love the relationship I have with them. Most of these girls I've known since they were born. I taught most of them when they were Sunbeams in Primary.
I plan on posting my handouts, hoping that it will help someone. This weeks lesson was on Seeking the Companionship of the Holy Ghost. The Scripture on the card talks about the Holy Ghost letting you know what's right in your mind and your heart and dwell in your heart, so I packaged some Conversation Hearts in a cello bag and attached the tag, which would be great for the girls to keep in their Scriptures.
Friday, February 6, 2009
I took some pictures of our food, minus Robert's California Cheese Steak Sandwich (he dug right in). I actually ventured away from my most favorite Parmesan Crusted Chicken and had the Three Cheese Pasta, it was FABULOUS!!!!!!
Then for Dessert Robert & I had the Godiva Chocolate Cheesecake. It is Chocolate Heaven on a plate.
We had a great night. Thanks Mom for babysitting, and to Joey, Amy & Adelle for the gift card!!!
Tuesday, February 3, 2009
1. SU!- As if you didn't know this all ready.
2. Television- Robert and I love t.v. and DVR at least 15 tv shows
3. Perfume- I have a dozen different perfumes and wear each and everyone of them depending on my mood, even if I'm just going to an SU! meeting or the grocery store.
4. Lipgloss- I have to have it on all the time, I don't feel girly if I don't have it.
5. Coke-a-Cola- I have to have at least one a day, otherwise I get BAD migraines.
**NOW I TAG: Marissa, Diane, Amy V. & Angie
Monday, February 2, 2009
Then with the addition of Sage and Aurora our lives became more blessed. We love our lives here in San Diego, and can't imagine our lives being any better. Robert is truly my knight in shining armor and I am grateful that I found him. Here's to Eternity!
Sunday, February 1, 2009
Sage and Aurora in front of the Zoo while waiting for Robert to find a parking spot.