Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Holding Babies

One of the best things of this picture is the parallel angle of Hazel and Azure, well and of course their wonderful mothers. A couple of days ago someone said they hoped they could learn what they needed to learn from their trial. I hear people say that all the time. How do you know what you should learn? If we knew maybe we wouldn't have to go through so much. This is what I think. First, you never learn enough so don't worry. Just smile and hold those babies because they don't let you hold them forever. And look straight ahead.

Friday, July 27, 2007

Tiny Hooked Mother II

Here is the second tiny mother. She is excited about Ashley and Brian's new addition, I'm sure.

Thursday, July 26, 2007


This photo was from a blustery day in Provo, after my mother's funeral. It is rare that we take father/daughter photos these days so I especially love this one. Katy was wisely old before her time, especially sensitive to what was right and wrong, despite tricking and teasing Ann now and then. She arrived a week late with two knots in the umbilical cord. With two sisters waiting in the wings for her she had a great welcoming committee! I don't know how my mother got away from taking care of my dad since he had just had a major stroke but she came down with Lark for a few days and that was heaven for me to have them there. Thanks Katy for continuing help me with the right and wrong part of life! Love you lots!

Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Red Chair

This is our latest estate sale find. Isn't it great! It was only $10. On the bottom it is stamped,
"January 1951." The company is Meier and Pohlman Furniture from St. Louis, MO. I can't seem to find out much about it but it is in good condition!

Monday, July 23, 2007

Talkin' 'bout my girls!

Can you tell we are sweating? Yes, Jordan, one day this will be you and Lucy and all those other girls in your future!

Monday, July 16, 2007

Multiply and Replenish

It again has been a holy, messy week. A trip to the ER to stop the horrible pain Kurt was having from his fall down the stairs was truly messy but the holy came as blessings were poured out on us in many forms. Some were from prayers, my sister Lynn bringing everything imaginable for comfort (especially Hagen-daz Bars), priesthood blessings, the joy of grandchildren, our own children coming to rescue us in the middle of the night or simply cleaning up the kitchen and helping pick the apricots. It is hard to raise children, really the hardest job on earth. But as I watched our own children gathered around us in support and love I couldn't image life without them. Most of all I couldn't image life without their father. He is a strong person and whirls around my life in constant movement, bringing with him so much joy and beauty. So to have him stop, stopped me too. I'm glad the motion is back!

Friday, July 6, 2007

Heaven in Happy Valley

The above picture is a bit of heaven for me. Ann's wedding was last weekend and we were all together as a family for the first time in almost six years. Jordan's husband, Craig, surprised us all when he showed up ten minutes before the ceremony, driving all night to be there. He made us complete! Who knows when this gathering will take place again. A quick photo and everyone is gone back to their nests. Thank you to all for coming and making heaven a bit closer.