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. 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!

Monday, October 22, 2012

Birthday Girls

This past we week we celebrated these 2 girls,
as both had a Birthday.
We celebrated the way we usually do...
we partied!

A few weeks ago, Kamie, Kim and I were shopping. We looked behind us and
this is what we saw...

Kamie sporting a rather large pinata.
So of course we went back later and bought it for her birthday.
The kids had a blast breaking it.

I love the look on Kali's face...

Yesterday it was this girls turn,
so once again we partied.

Notice Kali sneaking a little frosting.

We also celebrated the birth of Nora.
3 special girls will share a week of Birthday fun.
This is Kim before Nora arrived.
She is bundled in Kristen's coat.
She often goes to Kristen's room and borrows her coat.
She made a point of taking it with her to the hospital.

Here are my girls shortly after Nora arrived.
Whenever we are together for a special occasion
we all feel the emptiness of a missing daughter and sister.
We like to think that she was right there with us.


Joyce said...

I see Kristen standing right there with her sisters. I love seeing your family gatherings Polly. I pretend Sarah and I are there with you and that brings a huge smile to my face. Happy birthday to all the birthday girls!!!

p.s. my security word is tellsew. Sarah just picked our new license plate and it reads justsew. I love it! a Kristen connection perhaps:)

Cindy said...

You guys DO know how to party! That is a huge pinata.

That's a sweet picture of your girls at the hospital. I imagine Kristen was smiling too, maybe even sneaking a kiss of that beautiful baby!