Monday, April 30, 2012

We're Getting a New Daughter!

Todd proposed to Kiersten in line waiting for the Pirates of the Carribbean!
We're so happy for them!
The wedding date is September 22nd.

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Andrew and Nana's bracelets

Hannah ~ chocolate chip cookies

Monday, April 23, 2012

Tulip Festival

On Monday Gram and Gramps took us to the Tulip Festival at Thanksgiving Point.  They rented a golf cart for me and Gram, and the kids loved it.  At one point all the kids except Myla and Hannah were on the golf cart.  Jenny and Laura pushed the girls in strollers ~ it was a great workout for them.  We had a  lot of fun!

 Myla wanted to hold my hand while strolling

 golf cart

forget-me nots

I love these colors!

and these


the kids running

Sunday, April 15, 2012

The Moon

The other day I rolled over in bed and had the perfect view of the waning gibbous moon just over the trees outside my window.  If I would have turned just a little later, I would have missed it; I consider this a tender mercy in my life.

From Romeo and Juliet:

Romeo: Lady, by yonder blessed moon I swear, the tips with silver all these fruit-tree tops.--
Juliet: O, swear not by the moon, the inconstant, moon, that changes nightly in her circled orb. Less that thy love  prove likewise variable.

I disagree with Juliet.  I love that the moon moves through it's phases with regularity and you can always know where it is and what phase it is in.  I love the moon, it is not variable, but with certainty you can always know where it is!

By the way, I memorized Juliet's balcony scene for an acting class I had my freshman year of college.

Friday, April 13, 2012

Ayden's Competition

Ayden did a solo in a competition. Laura, Jenny and I went to see him perform.  He was amazing; I just kept thinking about Mary dancing and her son dancing so well.  I was in tears by the end.  It was perfect!
 After we went to dinner with Mary and Laura and the gkiddies at the Old Spaghetti Factory. I actually was able to eat some soup and 2 raviolis, that's a new record for me.  I haven't been able to eat much lately without choking. Thank goodness for the feeding tube!

the spectators

at dinner all around the table

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Andrew's haircut

Since Laura's kids were on spring break, and Mary's kids were off-track, we went to Layton on Tuesday.
Andrew decided he wanted a haircut - in fact, he wanted it a little longer than his Dad's. So Mary cut off all his curls and he loved the result.


Andrew loved his haircut, in fact he couldn't stop looking in the mirror

Tuesday, April 3, 2012


Mary came to visit for spring break and she made pizza for us for dinner. And Laura prepared FHE, we did a matching game with the General Authorities.