Tuesday, March 30, 2010

"It's an emotional time for us all.."

This past week has been pretty busy and emotional. I had so many mood swings,I feel bad for my poor family. I was ornery,then depressed,then cranky again. It just never stopped. Hopefully things will get back to normal for awhile.

On Thursday the 25th my Grandma died. She was my last living grandparent. My parents took care of her for the last 6 months of her life. I know that it was hard on them but they rarely complained. My mom would just say that it was a privilege to take care of her. I've always had such great love and respect for my parents and that has only increased during these past few months. The last time I saw my grandma when she was alert was a few weeks ago. When the kids and I left I said, "give hugs and kisses" (like I always do) and Camden went right over to his great grandma and laid his head on her lap. That night was when she took a turn for the worse and her health declined. I'm very grateful that my kids got to know Grandma before she died. Her funeral was planned for the 29th in Wyoming.

On Saturday the 27th my sweet Joshie was baptized. He was worried about it for such a long time and then after he spoke to the bishop,his excitement was overwhelming. It was a wonderful day! I had tears in my eyes as he was baptized,I was just so happy for him and such a proud mom. His Aunt Jen gave him a few gifts including a beautiful baptism book which some of the family signed. Here are a few pictures...(I wish I could crop myself out but alas,that is how I really look) :P
Josh with Mom and Dad

With Grandpa Southern

With Grandma and Grandpa Southern

With Grandpa and Grandma Shorter

with his Aunt Jan and Aunt Jen

Posing with his gifts

On Sunday morning I left for Wyoming with my sister and my niece. A niece of mine said she would watch my kids while Adam went to work yesterday and I appreciated that so much.
That afternoon,my mom,my sisters and I went to the funeral home so we could be there while Grandma was dressed by my aunts. My mom helped dress her as well. It was a really neat experience for me.
That night there was a viewing with the family and afterward a few of us went to visit some other family members that live in Wyoming. We played Pictionary and we had a lot of fun.

The funeral was yesterday and it was a very peaceful service. My brother and one of my cousins were the speakers. Their talks really brought a wonderful spirit. One minute they would make us laugh and the next,they would make us cry. It was a great service and I'm so glad I was able to be there. Last night was the hardest night I've had since she died. I cried a lot but this morning I felt a lot better.

Unfortunately I left my camera at home (even though it was right next to my bag) and I didn't get any pictures to post. :( Thank goodness my sister brought her camera.

It will seem strange not to have any grandparents to go visit. However I'm so glad that they are reunited with their spouses and free from suffering.

R.I.P Grandma. I miss you.

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Happy pics!

Here is a pic of my preggo-ness...

I'm 22 weeks along and feeling really good. I'm getting more energy and my house is slowly getting cleaner. (I'm also rockin' that Care Bear bandaid!)

Here is our "new" car...

It's a 1991 Chevy Corsica for Adam to drive to work and school. Yay for having a second car..hopefully it won't break down any time soon. ;)

Here is the new Eclipse poster...

While I like it,I wish they would have had a Victoria shot somewhere on it. Either way it makes me WAY excited for June!

Here is my oldest..

he is going to be baptized this Saturday. He did so well at his interview with the bishop last night that I couldn't stop smiling at his cute comments. I'm so proud of him!

Monday, March 8, 2010

Mmmm,Pudding Facial!

20 Week Ultrasound!

I had my ultrasound today. All went well and the baby is healthy and perfect. It's a beautiful baby girl! We are all so excited!! The kids are really anxious for her to be born now. We can't wait for July!

Friday, March 5, 2010

Yay for baths!

Brady got a hair cut a few days ago. It makes him look so much older..

When Brady was taking his bath,I foolishly left the bathroom for a split second. I came back to this...

Who says you can't take a bath with your clothes on?