So yesterday was Gabrielle's 9th birthday, and I think the best one so far. I always struggle this time of year ( you think it would get easier after 9 years) but I did manage to keep myself pretty busy with Thanksgiving & other things this month. I always feel like we should to something to celebrate this day so we always have a cake & let the kids blow out the candles, and since we have been back in Utah we go to the cemetary & visit. But I really wanted to feel closer to her this year so me & Troy went to the temple.We had my Mom & Dad come during school & watch the kids & do all of the dropping off & picking up that we do. I was really thinking it would be nice to do sealings & when we walked in they had the sign up saying they needed proxies for them so I was excited. I have to say, next to our sealing day, this was my best temple day. While we were there I just prayed that I would be able to feel her spirit. ( Troy always says he would like to see her, & looks for her )
I felt the most intense happiness, that I know was her. I feel so blessed to have the gospel in my life that I have the opportunity to help other people to have eternal families. It was the best to seal other families together on her day. We met a woman who goes there everyday, & is there most of the day, what a great example. I would love to be able to feel like that everyday. I am looking forward to be able to go back again & can't wait for the day that I am able to serve more.
Wednesday, November 3, 2010
Toothless the Nightfury dragon, Cowgirl, princess, Woody the Cowboy, & Scarecrow ghost face!
Makayla & Linki working to get everything out.
Troy helping Addy with her witch pumpkin.
Lathan got to carve the yellow pumpkin from our garden! He made a zombie
They wanted to play & take pics more than work on their pumpkins.
eating trunk or treat candy.
just lookin cute
The finished pumpkins ! Makayla's , Linki & Rylynn's, Afton's , Lathan's, & Addy's.We had a fun halloween with just our family this year.
Thursday, October 28, 2010
Wednesday, October 27, 2010
Thursday, September 16, 2010
Linki is doing so awesome without his cast! He has been able to walk around since the 2 or 3 day he had it off. He is going farther & farther each day. On Tuesday he walked all the way to the school to drop Afton off. I kept asking him if he was ok, He just kept saying, that his Horsies were giving him a ride there. He has been pretending that he has 2 horses that give him rides everywhere he goes. It is super cute! He kinda gallops & has been saying he wants to be a cowboy when he grows up. So maybe that is where he got the horses, who knows.We are so happy that he is doing so well. Now if I could get him to go to bed on time.....
Monday, August 30, 2010
These were the second set of outfits they came up with. I love Afton's faces & poses, He is super excited for Kindergarten.