Showing posts from September, 2014

Missionaries, Cakes with Chili Peppers, and Finding a Better Way

John 14:26 But the Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in my name, he shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you.
I had an experience this summer with the Holy Ghost helping me to remember something.
There was a weekend in June that it hit me.  It hit me HARD.  Tanner graduated from High School, Seminary, and earned his Eagle Scout- all in one week- and I realized that my boy was leaving me in a few short months.  He was leaving for two years and I was REALLY going to miss him.  
You should know that I am not a very emotional person - that's Brent role in our home.
But suddenly I became VERY emotional at the thought of  not talking to  or seeing  or smelling  0r laughing at  or wrapping my arms around my son.  
The more I thought about it, the more I couldn't help but get teary eyed every time I was around him.
And then I realized that my sadness was transferring to him.  Tanner, who has always been so e…

August 2014 according to my iphone

Well we have officially moved into the stage where we no longer have little wee ones.  We made it official by giving this away.  Im not sure if I'm sad or immensely happy about that.  Here is Reagan and I on a lunch date.  how Brutus spent his summer vacation...  August brought reunions with old friends,  saying goodbye to one of my best friends,  lots of back to school shopping with girlfriends,

 cheer camp, 
 and , I have to admit, some heartbreak and tears,  The girls were able to go to the temple with the youth  (and then dessert afterward).  We got this fun picture from some friends who just happened to be on Tanner's flight as he was leaving for the MTC.  Small world, I tell you.
 Got this cool text from a friend who saw my girls and their friends at Hawaiian Falls one day.  This is the stuff that makes a mother's heart smile.

 We threw a surprise party for this darling girls who is our newest "beehive" (12 and 13 year old girl's youth group) in our ch…

August 25, 2014 - 1st day of 4th, 7th, and 8th

8th grade boys beware!  Same to you 7th grade boys!
 This crazy kid is starting 4th grade.  So glad he get to walk to school every day with 2 of his buddies. Lady killers is what these three are.

 And once again, they're off!

One Directioners

For Reagan's birthday (she got the tix last March) and as a last bug hurrah to celebrate a fantastic summer, we went on a girl's trip to Houston for the One Direction concert.  It was 8 adorable teenager-ish girls and 4 moms.

Love these three gals!  (I might have intentionally cut myself out of this photo.) My pals, Jenny, Sheri, and Heather.