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...

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

graduation, dance recital & birthdays

I think I deserve a prize.
My youngest of 6, Ryan, graduated from high school today.
I'm not sure who was more excited, me or him.
It was a fun filled day. He was one of 775 graduating from Alta today.
Ryan is a free spirit, just ask him.
 I'll ask him where he is going and his reply is always the same, 
"Mom, I'm a free spirit."
He then smiles and walks out the door. 
Ryan  has a very kind heart.
Today I couldn't have been more proud.
Congratulations Ryan








Little Miss Sara just performed in her Spring dance recital.
Of course she was the best little dancer in her entire class!



Yesterday we celebrated the birthday's of these two...
Jordan and Ellie
They were born just hours apart on the same day 
5 years ago.


Here they are just a week after they were born


Here they are on the day of their blessing, 
just a month or two later,
precious, I know.

We started the day with a party at Ellie's house...






followed by a party at Jordan's house.




We have had a busy few day filled with
fun and family!

3 comments:

teremoso said...
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Jana said...

On my way to school yesterday I was super angry with the high school graduation because it backed up the freeway SO bad that the bus was late, until I remembered it was Ryan's graduation so I decided not to be so angry, and I considered just skipping class and coming in to watch the graduation.....responsibility won me over, BOO!

Rochelle said...

Wow you guys have been busy! Some great celebrations going on there!