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.
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