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!

Sunday, November 1, 2015

Halloween Fun

It felt like we partied all week. 
Maybe because we did.
We started with a parade at school, luckily all of my grandchildren
go to the same school. It was fun to see all of them.

First the mermaid came along

Then a peacock

Next up, a soccer player.

a ninja
  
Another peacock

Then we have the ever awesome clown who was eaten by a shark.

All 11 of my little beauties!


The next day I helped with a birthday party.
Sara decided she wanted to have a "Cake Party," 
kinda like cake wars.
Once upon a time I was a cake decorator so I felt I was up for the challenge.
I showed the girls a few ideas and then they each got to decorate their own cake.
It was a lot of fun.









 I have come to know that there will always be
an empty feeling on each and every holiday.
There is and always will be an empty space in our lives.
Even so, I will always celebrate and look for joy. 
I take nothing for granted and try my best to live each and every day to the fullest.

Rich took me to the cemetery late on Halloween night. 
I left lights and jack-o-lanterns for Kristen and my parents.


"We do not ever walk alone. 
I promise you that you will one day stand aside
 and look at your difficult times,
 and you will realize that He was always there beside you."
 —Thomas S. Monson

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