Thursday, January 31, 2008

New York Memories

We went through thousands of photos yesterday and I found these of NYC. I am excited to increase our group size and our memories of NYC!

Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Happy 24th to Ann!

Happy Birthday, Ann! What a wonderful journey it continues to be with you as our daughter. You are blessed wilth an amazing gift of insight into life. As the last pictures show I am particularly grateful for that gift shared with your grandmother! I hope you have a wonderful celebration! I love you.

Saturday, January 19, 2008

Monday, January 14, 2008

Glowing Birthday Wishes to the First Son

This is a photo taken by Ashley (as was Jordan's on Friday) and I thought fitting for a birthday wish to Jacob. It doesn't seem to matter with whom Jacob associates. He has this glow about him and despite other people's wrong choices he quietly does what is right, thus an example to those around him. I believe that is why he has so many friends. He really does accept people as they are and then proceeds to have his own standards by which to follow. He is blessed with this very Christ-like attribute that he continues to cultivate. Happy Birthday! I love you mucho, Jacob!

Saturday, January 12, 2008

Among the Flowers

After hugging the kids the first thing I notice as we enter the house are the small white vases on the ledge dividing the kitchen from the living room holding the silhouetted stems with red berries. The living room smelled of the freesias sitting on the table separating Grandma Fae's two blue chairs. And behind all this beauty is Jordan. Happy birthday to our daughter that is blessed with her father's constant sense of atmosphere and the uplifting idea that "If from thy mortal goods thou are bereft and from thy slender store two loaves alone to thee are left, sell one and with the dole, buy hyacinths to feed thy soul." So, thank you for always feeding my soul, whether it is from the flowers or your words, I'm always full! Love you,

Friday, January 11, 2008

God Bless America!

I've come to love the rituals of American politics. Kurt has been so involved watching and keeping track of Mitt Romney's campaign that we've spent a good deal of time watching the debates. Without getting too sappy I feel so grateful to be a part of a process that includes me and my vote. Where else would you have a woman, a Mormon and an African American running for the most powerful office in the world? Yes, God bless America!

Wednesday, January 9, 2008

Love of the White Stuff

It snowed during the night and those big flakes kept coming all morning. Snow angels are calling!