Sunday, May 3, 2015

birthday girl

It's hard to believe that another birthday has passed without our girl.
She loved her birthday so much. 
We continue to celebrate her birthday.
We left 29 windmills at her grave as she would have been 29.
We made treat bags and cupcakes.
The kids each sent her a balloon.
Even though Kristen is not here with us now,
the days are always brighter because she was once here.
Our lives are better because of her.
Happy Birthday to our Sweet Angel

Cody played "Happy Birthday" on his guitar.
It was fabulous!

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

more wedding pictures

I just received a disc with more wedding pictures!
These pictures are from the reception in Utah.

Thursday, April 9, 2015

Sunday, April 5, 2015


Easter was hard.
I really miss my cute little mom.
We always celebrated Easter together.
Her and my dad always put quarters in the eggs for the kids.
Today I found myself stuffing and hiding eggs with quarters.
We continue to celebrate and press forward
even if it's hard.
You would think I would be used to missing someone by now.
I'm not used to it at all.
I've said it before and I'll say it again,
"Time does not heal. The only thing that will fill my broken
heart is to have Kristen, my dad and now my mom back in my arms."
Because of that first Easter morning long 
long ago that day will surely come.

One of my mother's favorite tea cups decorates my counter today.

Cupcakes make me happy

Another favorite Easter treat is coconut cream pie

Parker's first egg hunt

Someone left Kristen some beautiful butterflies

Hoping that grass grows back soon.

My mother's bowl adorns the table

Kristen's Easter tree

"The first Easter Sunday is the day that changed everything.  On that day, my life changed. Your life changed. The destiny of all God's children changed. On that blessed day, the Savior of mankind, who had taken upon himself the chains of sin and death that held us captive, burst those chains and set us free."
~President Dieter F. Uchtdorf

"Today we celebrate the gift of victory over every fall we have ever experienced, every sorrow we have ever known, every discouragement we have ever had, 
every fear we have ever faced," 
~ Elder Jeffrey R. Holland