I created this blog when my sweet little girl, Kristen, was diagnosed with cancer, for the third time. After fighting for almost 3 years Kristen was called home to that same God who gave her life. I've contemplated on many occasions rather I should quit this blog or not. Each time I am inspired that I should not. One of my favorite quotes comes from Neal A. Maxwell- "Those who "plow in hope" not only understand the law of the harvest but they also understand what growing seasons are all about. True, those with genuine hope may see their proximate circumstances shaken like a kaleidoscope at times, yet with the "Eye of faith" they still see divine design." Kristen blessed lives and continues to do so. Her light continues to shine. As for me, I continue to "plow in hope" knowing well that Kristen is mine for eternity. Families can be together forever! This I know. Our family continues to live and to love and this is our story...

Thursday, February 9, 2012


Who doesn't love Valentine's Day?
The best part is the fact that you can take a special treat
to your friend, leave it on the doorstep, ring the bell and

I have been working on some cute Valentines for my grandchildren.
I made these cute cards with bubbles attached...

I got the idea here

Then I found this and had to make some of these...

The ones I saw were made with plastic bugs,
 but I thought it would be much more
fun with chocolate bugs. 

Can you tell that I have a little too much time on my hands?
This past week I applied for another volunteer job.
I enjoy my volunteer job in the emergency room at the University Hospital,
however, children and cancer patients have stolen my heart.
They are the ones that I would really like to help.
Next week I have an interview at the Huntsman Cancer Institute.
I am kind of scared but mostly excited.
I'm hoping my emotions don't get the best of me.

and now a Valentine from our favorite cancer patient.

Oh that cute little Kristen, She always wanted a box for her Valentines.

Claire is cute as ever.
All of Kristen's pictures are covered in Claire's fingerprints.
She still points to the picture and say's "Kristen"


Jeana said...

I love Kristen's valentine! Wow look at Claires blue eyes, they are just mesmerizing. I love that she has a special connection to her aunt Kristen.

Peter Olson said...

Have Happy Valentine's Day!
Love & Hugs