Thursday, March 27, 2008

My little guy.....

Yesterday I was packing for Utah once again when Jace came up to me and asked me if we could mail something to Nanny in Heaven. I asked him what he wanted to mail to her and he handed me this letter that he wrote all by himself. I started to cry at his innocence. I told him I had a better idea. "Why don't we take it to Utah with us and give it to Nanny when we get there. She will keep it close to her always." He was jumping with excitement when I offered this suggestion. I love him so much and am in awe with him everyday. I love this little guy and all of the sweetness that comes with him.

Sunday, March 23, 2008

Our Grandma and Great Grandma "Nanny"

Late this evening Brandon's grandma peacefully slipped away from this life. In recent months she had fallen and broken her pelvis. Two weeks ago we decided to travel to Utah to see our new little niece Emira. During this trip we were able to spend time with our "Nanny". As she continued to gain her strength and heal she fell once more this past week. Being almost 102 years old she finally let go after saying goodbye to her family. Wendy my sister-in-law and her family came down to the hospital to say their goodbyes along with Brandon's parents Stephen and Susan. Seconds before Nanny passed Brandon was able to shout I love you Grandma into the phone..almost like that was what she was waiting for.

We have been so blessed to have had Nanny as many years as we did. She is one of kind. She is the hardest worker I have ever met. She served a full time mission when she was 76 years old. When I met her in 1996 she had been blind for one year. This did not stop her. She continued to dance, bowl in tournaments, attend the temple weekly, and live on her own until October of 2005.
We are going to miss her sooo much but are truly grateful for our knowledge of Heavenly Fathers plan. We know that we will see her again and that she will finally be able to be reunited with her husband, her child that she lost at birth, parents, and siblings.

Nanny, we love you!!

Friday, March 21, 2008


(Gabi, Jace, Grayson, Kai )
Recently we visited our cousins in Utah and had this picture taken:)

Monday, March 17, 2008

Happy St. Patrick's Day

Glitter Graphics -

Sunday, March 16, 2008

sWiMmInG dAY aNd NiGht

My three fish....

When Jace was three and Kai was thirteen months I decided to start them in the infant aquatics program ( I realized right off being around water day and night they needed to know how to swim and how to save themselves if needs be.

Jace caught on very quickly and loved being in the water!

Kai being younger grasped the float concept better than Jace did. Studies have shown that infants will adapt better to the roll flip technique than a toddler or an older child. Even though he developed the techniques more completely he did not like to swim.

Kai's version of floating

After a couple of years in the infant aquatic program they both have learned to love swimming, have advanced years beyond their age. If you ask them they say, "they love to race each other, dive, and just play around." For me I happy to know that if at any point they need to save themselves...they can!!

Kai-twenty three months

Jace three years old

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