Monday, June 30, 2008

Youth Coference

What a wonderful opportunity Scott and I had this last weekend to attend the Stake Youth Conference, we had signed up months ago to be a parent couple to a group of children that were assigned to us, thanks to my mom she watched the kids so we could be a part of this great experience. This youth conference was the Pioneer Trek, we were assigned 8 children whom we did not know to be their parents for 3 days, we traveled by foot for about 8-10 miles pulling a handcart full of everything we needed for those 3 days. We had different tasks including me being pregnant, delivering a child on the trek, and a day later the baby died, one of our children broke a leg, and we had to help carry them along the path. The first night we arrived at camp 3 of our boys were taken to join the Mormon Battalion, and left our family, then the next day Scott (the Dad), and one of our son's died as well along the trek, so we were left short handed to pull the cart.

This whole experience with our "children", and the handcarts has given me such an appreciation for what the pioneers did to bring the true gospel of Jesus Christ to Zion and the hardships they faced they could have only done it with Heavenly Father there with them along the way. It was a remarkable experience and the children we had we amazing, strong, dedicated, positive, and were great leaders, I learned so much from each of them. I could not have imagined the difficulty the pioneers experienced we had a glimpse of that just in a few days, and we had much better conditions to travel in, and our carts were in better condition with metal wheels, not wood. When we had family members die along the way it really hit home that you would have had to leave them behind and continue on, how difficult that would have been, as a mother and a wife. Their faith was remarkable, Scott and I would do it again in a heart beat.

We are back to life and leaving again tomorrow to go camping for the 4th of July, I can't believe it's already July.

Sunday, June 15, 2008

Happy Fathers Day

To my wonderful husband. Words can not express the love and gratitude that I have for this wonderful man in my life. The most important and best decission I ever made was to marry him for all eternity. I love him so much, we were going to do something fun today, but we woke up to our pipes in the whole house being we had to call and emergency 911 plumber, hopefully it will be an easy and inexpensive fix. We may have to postpone our Father's Day of fishing until next weekend. Love you Scott. And to my wonderful Dad even though he does not read my blog, I love him and am so lucky to be close to him. He is one of Scott's best friends and I appreciate the relationship they have and the relationship he has as a Grandpa with my children they adore him.

Monday, June 9, 2008

You would think it would get easier......

The more times your children go under general anesthesia but it's not. This will be the 3rd time one of my children gets to experience this. It's really not that big of a deal, but I just feel bad there is nothing I can do to help, watching them wheel them away on the bed screaming, and then bringing them back asleep and waiting for them to wake up, which is never a pleasant thing if you have never experienced that.

I will be glad when this is over, tomorrow Talmadge gets ear tubes put in, lucky genes, right.....
Unfortunately unlike Lucy he has had an infection that has been with him for a month, no antibiotic has cured it, not only that but the puss and fluid have not drained. So they will make an incision to let it drain before they put in the tubes the bad part is it's very painful, so the doctors tell me. Luckily Talmadge is a tough little boy, most of the time during his ear infections (9 since November) he never really cried, or woke up a lot at night, the only indication I ever has was a fever and loss of appetite. So hopefully he will not be to miserable when it's over.

I'll let you know how it goes.......yea to modern technology

Sunday, June 1, 2008

Lots Going on

We have been having a very busy month of May, and I can't wait for June hopefully things will slow down a bit.

The girls had there dance program last weekend it was so much fun to see them in their costumes and watch them perform on the big stage. Zoie was so cute, and was nervous in all her practices, but when it came to the real thing she got out there and had a smile on her face the whole time. Before she went up I said "Be sure to smile to everyone", did she ever it was great. She is so graceful and is a good dancer.
These pictures are not in order at all sorry, Zoie's dance was the 4th of July parade, and Lucy's was the candy store. Her prop was a lolly pop that she made for the big day. I always knew Lucy was a great dancer and had rhythm but I had no idea she was by far the best in her class. That is no exaggeration. She was a que the whole time, knew what came next to the music and was so percise in all her moves. It was a lot of fun to watch all of them. Grandma and Grandpa Lashmett came for the dance and they were here a week, it was nice to have them here and spend time with the kids. Thanks for coming the kids really enjoyed that, also Grandma and Grandpa Gray were there to see the girls in all their glory.

Of course I can't forget this little guy, Scott stayed home with the sick kids a few Sunday's ago I came home to a mo-hawk spiked and all it was so funny. It has remained the same, it's just so fitting for his personality.

My sweet Lucy is getting so big, she graduated from Preschool on Friday, and starts Kindergarten next year I'm so proud of her. She loves school and is sad to not go , I hope she continues with that additude throughout the next 15 years of her life, good luck, right........

Well summer is here and I just fininshed my last enrichment night for my calling and the next one is July 8 one day after my 30th Birthday, yes I'm feeling old. We will be just as busy this summer our theme is Summer of Service and we have a ton of projects going on I'm very excited.

In the midst of doing all these things we finished most of the bathroom remodel I will post pictures, and got our garden planted, I love to garden and work outside, that seems to be all that we do this time of year and the kids enjoy it as much as I do.