Wednesday, December 16, 2009
Thursday, October 15, 2009
Wednesday, October 7, 2009
Sabra is getting ready for Halloween!
She is growing so fast and learning new words constantly!
She eats like it is going out of style and truly loves her sister!
We visit Grandma Cleyone often and she cries almost every time we leave.
Odette, and I were sick for about two weeks, throwing up and stuff coming out the other end as well. . .she was so patient and loving when she knew I needed to Hold Odette because she wasn't feeling well.
We had a group of the Singles over here for the 179th General Conference. It was great to be able to share what we were learning from the prophets. We ate awesome food. I made a pork roast with a cinnamon rub and some peas with dill. everyone brought something, pasta salad, rolls, fruit salad, mashed potatoes and gravy and even dessert, and drinks.
I printed off some things from lds.org with a picture of each of the speakers and some writing space by each one so we could take notes. There were so many inspiring and great speakers. It was awesome to be able to hang out with other people in the church and discuss our thoughts and observations, but we mainly listened and took notes.
Saturday, August 1, 2009
Sabra seems to enjoy watering more than I do. . .weeds are something that is quite a pain . . . she waters, I weed. . . .I planted a hummingbird and flower garden but we are still waiting for those flowers to grow.
I had a Zucchini plant that was growing in a pot right on my deck and the 102 degree weather killed it!
I thought this poem was quite telling. . .
Flower in the Crannied Wall
Flower in the crannied wall
I pluck you out of the crannies,
I hold you here, root and all, in my hand,
Little Flower--but if I could understand
What you are, root and all, and all in all,
I should know what God and Man is.
Alfred Lord Tennyson
Monday, June 15, 2009
Tuesday, June 9, 2009
Thursday, March 5, 2009
Saturday, February 28, 2009
I found this poem, my mother would sing it to us whenever we would go to my Dad's parents house in Eugene. . . it was a great old farm.
Over the river and through the woods
To grandmother;s house we go;
The horse knows the way
To carry the sleigh,
Through the white and drifted snow.
Over the river and through the woods,
Oh, how the wind doth blow!
It stings the toes
And bites the nose
As over the ground we go.
Over the river and through the woods,
Now grandmother's house I spy!
Hurrah for the fun! Is the pudding done?
Hurrah for the pumpkin pie!
Friday, February 27, 2009
We love to color but most times. . . chewing on crayons becomes the theme! :)
Thursday, February 12, 2009
Wednesday, February 11, 2009
So Miss Sabra really likes to push her sister around in her walker, so Grandma's (Vickie and Cleyone) bought her the cutest baby stroller. She was pushing that thing around like crazy today as well as helping her sister cruise around too.
The next picture is of Paula (Odette's Physical therapist) doing some "container play" before they started the grand tour of walking all over the living room!
Paula visits us on Wednesdays quite typically. . . we have had illnesses and she has been out of town so this is the first visit in 3 weeks! So happy to have her back!
So here is the cutest video of Odette talking :)Sabra has been doing a very funny sniff and of course she would not do it for the camera but she definitely gurgled and cooed alot. . .. very precious. Little things are the very sweetest.
Thursday, January 29, 2009
Sabra was awfully into the box that the new wheelchair seat came in! At least, until I got out the camera. . . . isn't that how it always goes?
Tamara Kittleson Aldred is an occupational therapist who is no longer practicing who donates her time to helping families of disabled children get specific equipment, everything we have for Odette's needs has been through her when she worked for M.A.P. and even currently on her own time. She has a non profit called Eleanor's Project which is named after her daughter and she takes older equipment to third world countries. Well, that is the short version :). She has done alot for our family and has made life for Odette so much easier.
Tuesday, January 27, 2009
Saturday, January 10, 2009
Wednesday, January 7, 2009
Monday, January 5, 2009
Saturday, January 3, 2009
I am very excited. . .the girls dealt with the sawsall noise quite well and no one got to worked up.
This evening I went to my nephew Andy's Baptism. He just turned eight today as well. Happy Birthday Andy!!!
Friday, January 2, 2009
And Moreover, I say unto you, that salvation doth not come by the law alone; and were it not for the atonement, which God himself shall make for the sins and inquities of his people, that they must unavoidably perish, notwithstanding the law of Moses.
I am thankful to be a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter day Saints. I would like to humbly say that I have gained this knowledge through many trials and gained severe amounts of Joy and Peace because of it as well. I know the book of Mormon is true and its impact on our lives can be as wonderful as our heavenly father and mother want it to be!