Friday, July 22, 2011

I love these kids!

Anyone that knows me knows I love being a Mom. All I ever wanted to be was a Mom. As my kids grow I am experiencing so many different feelings. I am so proud of the people they have become. I've watched them grow physically, mentally and spiritually. Every once in awhile I feel so sad that they are growing so fast. I know soon the time will come that it will just be Mike and me in this big house all by ourselves (I guess the dogs will be here with us too). Good thing Mike and I like each other! Katy and Eric crack me up. They are so funny to be around. Here's a picture of them dressing up in the hotel robes when we were in Vegas. It is such a joy being around them and I love being their Mother. They are great kids!

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Grandma and Diego!

This past weekend we were in Cedar City visiting my family. I love time with family. My Grandma has always loved holding the babies. Every time my Mom had a baby Grandma headed to our house to stay and help for a week or so. Grandma has aged so much in the year that Grandpa has been gone. She's so frail and thin, but she always gets a smile on her face when this sweet little boy comes to visit. My nephew Diego is adorable. My Sister Kari waited a long time for this little boy. He has been such a blessing in all of our lives. It's so fun to see how all the nieces and nephews interact with him. Kari was pregnant with Diego when Grandpa passed away. I think Grandpa spent some time telling Diego all about the family he was coming to. I am sure he gave him some advice and even shared a joke or two. When I look at Diego I see Grandpa. I am so thankful for the old and young in my life that bless it everyday. I love seeing the joy this sweet little guy has brought to our family!

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Las Vegas

Last week we took a small vacation to Las Vegas. We had a great time visiting with Mike's cousin Cheryl and her husband Paul. They are such great people and we love spending time with them. I always refer to them as the long lost relatives. Long story, but we're so grateful Cheryl found us. Better late than never!
Cheryl's husband Paul works at the Cosmopolitan Hotel in Vegas so he treated us to wonderful dinner and the tour of the hotel, it's beautiful! They treated us like royalty. It was a short visit, bit we loved our time there. Their son Jeff treated the kids to a zip line ride down Fremont street. Katy said she almost chickened out, but it was a thrill. Here's some pictures from our getaway.

It was just so nice to be all together. Now that Katy's on her own that doesn't happen much. We also had a great time visiting with my family in Cedar City. Being with family always makes me happy!