Tuesday, September 29, 2009

God be with you till we meet again!

Larry West
Passed away Friday Sept 25th
A better journey has begun for him!
It was a beautiful funeral yesterday.
I got the priviledge to sing "together forever"
By Michael Mclean
My brother in law played the piano.
I just can't believe the blessings we have all recieved from his passing.
I love my family...BOTH of them! More then anything!
In the end.............its ALL that matters!
{If you notice the picture above.......see the finger prints of the grandchildren?}
I just loved that picture!
WE HAVE THE BEST neighbors and friends........
what they have done for us this last week:
We got U OF U tickets from a neighbor....it was a nice change of pace for our family.
Got meals.
A sweet friend of mine spent the night with my children and got them ready for school the following morning.
Notes and letters on my door.
Prayers and thoughts sent our way.
Some of the weirdest things have happened this past week....its a sure sign.
God lives.....and he watches out for us and so does our angels.. :)
And now.........we have a new ANGEL!
Thanks everyone for your thoughts and prayers.....
OH! how I love you all......

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

its ok.....

Its ok to go now.
We love you.
We will miss you.
and not forget you.

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Fall porch and my dad!

Its fall time
Its fall time
la tee da tee da............
My fav!
the smell....the colors.....
even named my daughter after my love.........
Been a little stressed lately...
and decorating feels my bucket. Its therapy!
It calms me... and it puts me into my own world!
Ive been a busy bee!!
And dealing with a sad sickness {thats terminal} right now. Mikes dad. :(
Was battleing cancer. He fought it. and won!
But two weeks ago they found it in his brain.
Two weeks time.......
can't walk
talk is limited
memory gone.
Not much time left.
Its been hard watching his family.
But I cry everytime. When I think of how they have PULLED together.
and love each other!
When things get tuff.....Family is all we have.
Its all the matters.
I have wittnessed THIS!
My heart hurts for my Mikey!
I cry with him!
I cry with his brothers and sisters...
To see them so sad.
This has put thoughts into motion for my own father.
How much I adore him.
Nothing is better then when he wraps his arms around me.
He has 5 daughters who love him dearly
he is our rock!
Our angel.
our uplifter....our tear wiper-a-way-er
someone who has taught us how to dance to big band!
yes, we are mighty good at shakin our booties with our dad!
Today is My dad's birthday.
With tears streaming down my face...
I wanna tell him
stay strong larry.....we love you!
ok---grab a TISSUE!
ya, big boob!
and now on to the fun stuff..........
Lookie what I did today!
I know you can't see the "Harvest" sign i made.....
maybe I should take another picture....
but its so CUTE!
All you see is ORANGE AND BLACK from the street....I LOVE IT!
its fall!
Bring on the COOL WEATHER!!!!!!!!!

Tuesday, September 8, 2009


all the the same day!
{ I need to stop swearing .....maybe tomorrow!} ;)
remember back in a few months ago...when i was DIEING TO FIND A COO COO CLOCK?
ahhhhhh.......my mom found one at a yard sale......25 cents! seriously!
spray painted it white....and WAAALAA!
tj max PILLOWS
hello?..........im so good!
{see the UG pillows that it came with??....ya, those will be recovered soon..}
whew!!.....I need a beverage!

Sunday, September 6, 2009

Pee pants

Im sitting here.
Charlee on my lap.
Her pee diaper still not changed from night time, which has turned into me having a big circle of PEE on my pants... :)
Im trying to hurry and blog SOMETHING before i wake up the kids to get ready for church.
Ive been in the MOOD to blog for 5 days now....
I have all my PICTURES ready to blog......cute house pictures, decorating pictures..and naughty charlee pictures..... :)
But this ONE simple picture will have to do........
maybe I will have sometime after church..
This is just a picture of the kids playing outside....chasing charlee. She thinks its funny to go to the curb and wait.............to see if you will chase her.
you have to walk Sllllooooow or she will BOLT to the street screaming and laughing.
Not funny!. I told her.
I got a calling in our new ward......:)
I am the ward activites helper........which Im excited for, because its INSANE all that this ward does. its exciting!
Things have been so busy around here.......
I finally said ENOUGH!
I am simplifying.....
big time.
as I look ahead on my bulliton board {how in the world do you spell that?}
I see.......
lagoon tickets {still}
gift certificate to a couple massage {from june}
Jackson is still struggleing with school....
he can't GET to sleep at night.
infact listen to this:
Me: jackon is that you?
{coming down the stairs at 10:30}
Jackson: Yes, I can't sleep. Sleeping is boring.
I get Boooored!!!!
Nigh Nigh is sooooo Boring!
Then Morning comes.....he cries, wont get dressed and hates school.
he even tried to make him cough so hard he almost threw-up...LOL!
he wanted me to think he was sick....Oh boy!
Story of my life people!.
Jackson is a home body and wants to play fighter guys with BLOOD AND GUTS ALL DAY!
it does get easier............right?
we are Loving our home...:)
and I mean just LOVING IT!
We got some new furniture...waaaahoooo!
I will post pictures today.
A new chocolate brown sectional
and a new table and chairs.....
Our house is still very acho-y...lol I dunno if i still need to buy MORE stuff?
or if thats just the way our house is....:)
Im excited to go to church today.
Somedays I feel lost. I hope im not the ONLY ONE!
I can't be!
Sometimes things happen that make me so confused as to why.
Its should make my faith stronger...in most cases it does and has. But in some cases i get so MAD and don't understand.
When My children hurt. I hurt.
When I can't protect them. I hurt.
When I have to allow them to get hurt. I hurt
Im not a saint either. and am constantly working on Issues of my own.
brush it off my shoulder.
There are somethings that are out of my control. And I can't fix everything.
I do know this!.
but what do I have control over?
when do I say enough is enough?
and what things do I let go?
Im very stubborn.......this can be a GOOD thing....or a bad thing.
Im still trying
and trying.
and trying again.......and again.....
Thank you mikey! I dunno where you came from!