Tuesday, November 23, 2010
Wednesday, November 17, 2010
Monday, November 15, 2010
If I could only count how many times a day I laugh at something he says....or kiss his adorable face.
Today he asked me if he could please break the t.v and jump through it so he can get the "awesome" toys.
It got me wondering what he wanted for Christmas, so I asked him, and his reply......"a motorcycle that you can make go with a remote control." After he says this, he stops for a second, and then adds, and a picture of Bunny in heaven. That's when the tears came.
Miah and I can't get enough of him right now. He is so sweet, cuddly, calm (unless he has his cousins or uncles to hyper him up), and just so very lovable!!!
I can keep going.
Yesterday, Afton was saying to Hudson, "Mom is so weird", (why would she say such a thing???:), luckily my boy had my back and said, "nah-uh Afton, Mom is beautiful." There are very few days I don't hear him tell me or Afton that we are pretty or beautiful.
If he is in another room he will come in just to tell me he loves me every so often and then go back to what he was doing.
He adores his sister and she often bribes him with, "if you don't play this with me, you won't be my favorite brother." It gets him every time.
I could gush about him all day, but instead, I'm just going to go kiss his cute little face.
Hud's, thanks for brightening my day, every day!
Tuesday, October 19, 2010
Wednesday, September 29, 2010
Sunday, September 19, 2010
I couldn't ask for better in-laws. I could hang out with them every day, they are so fun! (and completely inappropriate:)
This guy is amazing! Due to a very aggressive cancer that was found in his foot, he just recently (about 4 weeks ago) had to have his leg amputated just below the knee. (for some good writing and great inspiration go to his blog.) We have all been so worried about him, but he has handled it with the best of attitudes. From day one he has been joking and laughing about it. I couldn't be more impressed with his attitude!
Hudson thinks Matt is the coolest! He will hop around on one leg and say "look Mom, I'm super strong like Mattman." And now every time we talk about being tough, his reply is always "but not as tough as Mattman." Or, I will see him with a stick pretending it's a crutch and he will be telling Afton to call him Mattman. It's pretty adorable! Another reason Matt's a-okay- he puts up with us jamming to Justin Bieber on our car rides to his work......i think for Matt, this could possibly be more excruciating then the phantom pains.
Also, there will be a 5k run for bunny (oct. 9) and silent auction & dinner (oct.8) held in behalf of our much missed Bunny. Go here for all the details.
Sunday, September 12, 2010
Thursday, August 26, 2010
I often think about the last time I saw Bunny. She called and asked if we wanted to have a picnic at the park with her and her 2 beautiful girls. Of course, we did! Every other time I have gone on a picnic, everyone brings there own food. Not with Bunny. She told me not to worry about food. She showed up with tuna fish sandwiches, chips, fruit, drinks, and dessert. Not to mention a tuna sandwich and a pb&j for me, just in case I was nervous about eating the tuna. (Being pregnant and all.) I think about all the things we talked about that day. I think about all the things we planned to do this summer. (Take kids to splash park, cowabunga bay, and Thanksgiving point.) She was at such a good place in her life and I felt this from her that day. I remember leaving and having such a feeling of love and gratitude for her, as I often feel for all my sis-in-laws.
I will miss Bunny's compliments. She gave the best compliments EVER! When she told you something, you knew she meant it. I remember most of the compliments she gave me, but more importantly, I remember the way I felt when she said them. I can remember more than a few times when I tried to blow them off, and she would grab my shoulders, look me in the eyes, and say "no Erin, listen to me. I wouldn't say this if I didn't mean it". I will miss those kind words from her as they always meant so much to me.
I will miss Bunny's treats. I love living so close to Luke and Bunny as we were often recipients of her "baking days".
I will miss taking trips with Luke & Bunny. We were lucky enough to go on many family vacations with them, but also as couples to San Francisco and Florida. So many special memories from those trips were made. (and plenty of "Erin" moments.) I remember after the Orlando trip, Bunny told me she was glad that I was in the family, because it made her look a lot smarter, and rightly so..... I may have lost my bra, (only to find I had two bras on later) on one trip, and bought a halter top thinking it was a skirt on the other. I will miss us laughing at those (and many other) "Erin" moments .
We will all miss so many things about Bunny, but I truly feel that Bunny has been an instrument in the Lord's hand in bringing many people (myself included) to remembrance. It has really put things into perspective and made me realize the important things in life. She lived such a full life in her 29 years which, no doubt, has inspired many. She was very blessed to have been loved so deeply by her dear husband and girls, and in return, they were adored by her!! (Prayer's are still needed and appreciated on their behalf.)
Boy, am I grateful to know I can see this cute, dear friend again one day!
Bunny, I will be forever grateful for your friendship and wonderful example!
Wednesday, August 25, 2010
Monday, August 2, 2010
It makes me so sad.
I try to take full advantage of it.
Some may say a little too much, as the kids just recently moved out of our bed and on to the floor next to our bed.
And, if one of them is taking a nap, I can't help but cuddle up next to them and think about how these days don't last long.
(This little one loves to play wedding. And I get teary eyed almost every time she does.)
Today me and my bff were at lunch, kids running around driving us crazy.
And some lady stopped us and told us to cherish these times.
Her kids were all grown up and she was saying how she would trade us in a second.
I am grateful for her reminder.
These really are the days, may we all cherish them!!
Monday, July 19, 2010
What is this thing that men call death,
This quiet passing in the night?
‘Tis not the end but genesis
Of better worlds and greater light.
O God, touch Thou my aching heart
And calm my troubled, haunting fears.
Let hope and faith, transcendent, pure,
Give strength and peace beyond my tears.
There is no death, but only change,
With recompense for vict’ry won.
The gift of Him who loved all men,
The Son of God, the Holy One.
- Gordon B. Hinckley
Thursday, June 17, 2010
As for now, this little bundle of energy is determined to be a hair braider, or fairy when she grows up.
Afton, I wish you all the happiness in the world!
I love you, my little bug!
Wednesday, April 28, 2010
another birthday enjoyed.
(my parent's think it's quite humorous that i used to demand a birthday week, and now i really don't have one at all.)
truth is, i'm more than happy to share such a special day with such a sweet girl.
and am grateful for a sweet hubby that makes sure I feel special on this day as well.
afton definitely takes after ME in the "milk your birthday for all it's worth" department.
all day it was.... "i can't believe your asking me to clean on MY birthday" or "are you really going to get mad at me on MY birthday?"
she is a bit of a dramatic one.
but i sure adore her and love to hang out with this little girl.
she is so fun!
i love you afty, and feel so blessed to be your mom.
Sunday, April 4, 2010
Wednesday, March 24, 2010
It was perfect.
With lots of quality family time,
Beautiful white beaches,
Blue, blue water,
And plenty of relaxing.....for me anyway. (The Mr. said he kept getting stares from people, and he was SURE they were thinking how cute HE, a single dad, was for taking his kids to the beach by himself.)
But I think I had a pretty good excuse.
The lovely morning sickness.
Yep, baby #3 on the way!
If I can have a trip like this before every baby, we just might never stop having em'.
Tuesday, January 19, 2010
We decided a hair cut would be good, so when Afton does dress him up, he doesn't look SO much like a girl.......
Or maybe I just need to stop being lazy and dress the poor boy myself. - What a sport!