Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Spring Might Be Here- Finally

I am so happy that the sun has decided to show itself and the snow has stopped (mostly). I was getting really tired of cold, wet days. I have been doing yard work lately and it is so fun to be outside. Isabel is loving being outside, she could live outside, if I let her. Here are some pictures of spring at our house:
This is the cherry tree. It looks like we might get cherries this year. I am really hoping we don't get a frost, we haven't gotten cherries in a few years. The tree is so pretty, it looks like snow.

Friday, April 17, 2009

Zion's Trip

Last weekend we went down to Zion's with my family. It was so much fun. The first day we had beautiful weather but the second day it rained, so we left early. Here are some pictures from our trip: Ryan, Jen, and Emily in the rain waiting for breakfast.
Isabel and Grace

Ryan and Isabel

Hiking the Emerald pools at Zions




Thursday, April 2, 2009

Songs By Isabel

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We changes the words to Twinkle Twinkle to help her potty train, she is saying, "Tinkle Tinkle little pee, how I wonder where you'll be". She loves to sing it and on a side note she's finally starting to get this potty training thing.

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This is Isabel as Snow White. We have to thank Lisa for the lovely dress and accessories! If you can't understand her she keeps singing, "Someday my prince come". I think it's so cute!

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Aunt Linda

First off, I don't have an Aunt Linda, Ryan does. Ryan's dad's sister is Aunt Linda. Got it? Okay. Aunt Linda has been struggling with cancer for the past year and a half. Last Thursday she finally passed away. I say finally because we all expected her to go over New Years'. Linda was a nice woman who lived a hard life. I was not close to her, but her passing has made me reflect on my own life.
In college I took a stress management class. One day in that class the professor had us write our own eulogy. We had to think about who would show up to our funeral if we died. What things would people say about us? It was a really interesting exercise. It made me think about the way I live my life and the people I come in contact with.
Since Linda's death I have thought a lot about that exercise. Would I be missed? Would people care? Now, I know people would show up and people would say some nice things..... but I really wonder what it would be like. Death is such an interesting thing.