Showing posts from June, 2011

My Sweet Cousin

This is my cousin Katie.  I don't know her that well.  But we happened to be the closest family to her appointed hospital for some major surgeries she'd be undergoing this summer, so we took the opportunity to visit her and her parents before heading west.

She just went through a jaw extraction.  There were constant storms during the time she was released from the hospital, and she was in so much pain.  But she endured it as well as she could to come down and greet us.  One thing that I learned about her is that she is a fighter.  She is called to go through so much just to be able to eat normally, to breath, to speak.  She is intelligent, strong as can be, and a blessing for so many.

I am grateful for my cousin Katie.

We've Made It

It has been an incredibly long and tiring journey, but a good one.

We were able to visit one of Daniel's younger sisters, his parents on their mission, our future neighborhood,   his oldest sister and her family, and his youngest brother.  Our experiences with each were very enjoyable to say the least.

A few highlights that I'd like to note with our trip are as follows.

My husband's family is wonderful and kind beyond this world.  Unassuming, non-judgemental, respectful, loving.  I'm SO thankful for each one of their examples, which are leading me to become a better person just through knowing them.

Each child is precious and unique.  I loved getting to watch and know my little nieces and nephews better.  Kennedy, animated and matter-of-fact.  Adorable as can be, and just growing right up!   Susanna, wanting to have fun and spend time with everyone, learning new skills and having such a zest for life.  Amelia, there are no words to explain this little spit-fire cutie. …


Hardly anyone in my family has blogs (siblings).
I know I'm not the best blogger.  But I feel like it's pointless to write sometimes because the ones I talk to most never read my blog.

Anyhow, maybe when I move and get settled, into a routine and get some order in my life, I'll start blogging regularly.  Right now, everything is crazy.  There is no order.  There is no routine.  I finally have a plan as of how to go through the house and get ready for the movers to come.  Four kids makes it pretty much impossible to keep up with the mess, unless you never get behind.  But add in sickness, a busy day, or whatever, and you're behind.  Then there's my NEED to create.  And I can't leave projects unfinished.  So I work until they're done, feeding and changing, and playing with my kids in between.  Once I'm that far behind, it becomes way too much, unless I have my husband's support at home.

He's always working, and when he's not working, he's…

Sarah and Angela


Sewing Again

I haven't really sewed for my son at all.  Until yesterday.  Unfortunately, it seems that most things I make, whether or not in "boy" type material, have a girlish look to them.  But Hyrum loves them, and that's all that matters.

His favorite is his 'H' hat.

I also sewed a baby dress for my newest niece, and a red dress for Ang.  Need to make some adjustments, then there will be pictures to follow.