Saturday, August 30, 2008
Me & Ty. Yes, I am still in pajamas and unshowered.
The Perry kids were great. It was actually good for Scott to become more independent & learn to share a little better. There house is BEAUTIFUL. They took a broken down, unliveable place and transformed it into a gorgeous Alamo home with a great backyard. I love their home, however, quickly realized I would not be a good home owner in a big home (I actually think I was always aware of that). A little about my future dreams. My dream home is a 1 story. I love that everyone is closer together. A nice back yard for the boys to play. And a medium size house. Not cramped, yet close together, can entertain but is manageable for me. I am just starting to figure out some of my likes and dislikes. I love that! It is so funny how your perception changes from growing up to young adulthood to newly married etc.
Friday, August 15, 2008
Wednesday, August 13, 2008
Elder & Hermana Bowen (my mission president). I am grateful for your examples. You truly helped mold me into the mom, wife and friend I am today
Everyday Martha Stewart
Lillie. You are so talented. I love your house and photos.
Kind to our Earth
Christi and Amy. Infant potty training takes the cake.
Ability to Always Make you Laugh (Even when you should be crying)
Heather Nelson you are blessed with this gift. Remind me to wear diapers while talking to you
Fills the World with Great Art
Victory Nichols I love your photos, pots, view of life through art.
Mom & Dad. You live a life of selflessness to me and my family.
Full of Patience & Kindness
Krissy. You emulate kindness in all your actions
Roxanne & Althea. A mother & daughter who always looked and treated others with love.
Always has a Glass Half Full
Jenny Sorenson. You remind me to be grateful
Spreader of Sunshine
Katherine Foulger. I still often think of you and instantly feel happy.
Makes Everyone Feel Great
Heather & Jason...there couldn't be a kinder couple.
The Pentlands. We are lucky to have you in our lives.
Makes you a better person.
My husband. I love you!!
Tuesday, August 12, 2008
Ditto to the above caption.
Happy 29th Jason. For those of you who know Jason, you already know he is one of the nicest, selfless people who you can count on at anytime. He is a great husband to my sister, great friend to many, great son to his parents and great uncle to my kids. I feel so blessed to have them in our lives. They are true examples to me and Danny. They are so full of love and wonderful friends to so many! They have endured some tough times this year with the ongoing Lietz health issues and have been filled with faith and a positive outlook on life. Thanks for that reminder. Wishing you a great 29th year. We love you guys!
Sunday, August 10, 2008
I got to hold Tyler for the last 2 innings which I LOVED. He was tired, yet content, and melted in my arms watching the game. Nothing compares to a night out with my 3 boys. Danny loves his boys and so did many people sitting around us. I kept thinking back to the days at UCSF when I yearned to hold him. I couldn't believe we were actually sitting at a baseball game 1 year later in San Francisco. Danny and I have memories and a new appreciation for the city and doctors who gave our little boy a chance at life. He has come so far in 1 year. It was a great reminder of our many blessings!
Leaving at the end of the game. What a beautiful ball park set on the water.
This was all possible by the Pentlands who gave us tickets to a great game, great seats and chose a warm night for us. You guys are the best. Thanks a million!!
Friday, August 8, 2008
Thursday, August 7, 2008
One of my favorite quotes from the book which becomes an underlying theme. "When you kill a man, you steal a life. You steal his wife's right to a husband, rob his children of a father. When you tell a lie, you steal someone's right to the truth. When you cheat, you steal the right to fairness."
Sunday, August 3, 2008
Laurel showing off her ringRachel, Shawn and Laurel looking beautiful!
This week I will be starting a blog for my high school friends, the Gap Girls, which is sadly going to be private. I can't follow a crazy email chain during the day and think it would be fun. We have been an extremely close group of friends since elementary or middle school. We have so many great memories, gone through the good and bad together (often associated around boys), attended colleges together, hung out at Encina and look forward to so much more. My girlfriends impress me so much. We are all in different phases of life. Some married, others engaged, some in law or business school, others in great jobs, others starting their own company, all are so intelligent and beautiful inside and out. You girls are amazing. I love you. Each of you makes me a better person. Congrats Laurel. I am so excited for you. You and Ryan are PERFECT for each other!!