Wednesday, October 21, 2009

New fall pictures!

There was a safety fair at the mall a few weeks ago and we heard there would be lots of firetrucks there!Our Owen is getting too big! What a good boy he is! Owen thought squirting with the giant hose was awesome!
We couldnt pass up a picture with Mcgruff the crime dog!
I got to watch Jaymee again recently and took an opportunity to snap some pictures. I dont think she was too happy about the ginormous flower on her head but man its cute!
Owen is so sweet to her and always makes her smile! They are going to be the best of friends!
I could just eat these too with a spoon!

Saturday, October 10, 2009


Today was a big day.

There was a lot to do and not a lot of time.

After all is said and done I am left with a heavy heart and swollen eyes.

My first Super Saturday as Enrichment Leader was today. I only made it to the first part. It went pretty well considering the turnout. I was so impressed with my committee they really stepped up to their parts. Thanks girls. You are wonderful.

The reason I only made it to the first part is we had a funeral today at noon. Jeremy has a cousin on his moms side named Jeff. He and his wife Kelli have been married just over a year now and have a beautiful son named Riley. Sweet Riley passed away from SIDS this past Tuesday. We were all so sad to hear the news. He was only 4 months old and the sweetest thing. I held him just a few weeks ago at a family dinner. Riley smiled so sweet and looked right into your eyes like he could see into your soul. Now perhaps I think he could. I know that families can be together forever and there is a purpose for everything on the earth. However being there today at the viewing and seeing his little body in that impossibly small casket was so wrong. Jeff and Kelli cried with every person that came through the line. Just one look at little Riley and I knew his little spirit was gone up to heaven for sure. I don't know how they did it but they managed to make it through the viewing and family prayer. The both even had parts in the funeral service. Both were very touching and the spirit was so strong. The sounds of sniffles and crying was overwhelming. I havent cried that hard for a very long time. All I could think was what if that were me? Would I be that strong? Could I stand there for everyone to see and sing a song to my son that passed away? I honestly dont think I could. They were truly a example of how Heavenly Father brings strength to those who need it most in the hardest times.
I know I will never forget today and seeing all the things I saw and felt.

Later on tonight we had a wedding reception. I know, a wedding and a funeral in the same day. They say time doesnt stop for death but being there at that reception just felt sad to me. I hated going from one emotion to the next in such a short period of time. Jeff and Kelli dont have Riley anymore and as the day got longer I realized just how much it effected me. I will forever be grateful for my time with my family.

The one thing today that did lift my spirits was going out to dinner with my girlfriends. I waited all day for that happy time with them. They always know how to listen and understand. I am so grateful for them, my family and the knowledge that Jeff and Kelli will be with Riley again.

If any of you want to see a picture of sweet Riley and his wonderful loving parents follow the link below.

Saturday, October 3, 2009

New adventures of the OWENATOR!

Jaymee girl got to come hang out at our house again yesterday. Both of our families have been sick with runny noses for the past few days and this was the first time I had watched her for a while. Look how serious she is about those fruit snacks and Owen is ready to defend them. Soon enough she will be grabbing stuff away from him.
At Owen's preschool they gave out some homework so the kids would get a small feel for what was ahead next year at kindergarten. They had a full week to do it not just a night but that didnt matter to Owen. I showed him how to trace the first big A and watched him to the lower case A. I turned around to get his bagel ready and by the time I turned back around he was already on C. I hope he continues to love to learn. I know its a bit sappy to take a picture of homework but I really think he did a great job for his first time printing! He was the only kid in the class that did his homework too!
My sister Tiffany got Owen this sweet sweatshirt to wear for Octorber and beyond. This is most serious face.
This is the back and it glows in the dark! He wanted to sleep in it that first night!

This year our boy decided he wants to be Dracula for halloween. I got him this cape and my mom supplied the teeth. Every morning this is how we eat breakfast and the other day this is how he looked when we got home from a long day. The teeth are my favorite part.
If only the drool were fake blood we would be really scared! Still gotta love his enthusiasm!
My brother won his homecoming game this year! It was a great game and Owen loved coloring his hair bulldog green! I still cant believe how much he looks like my brother.
This is the real bulldog. Owen just loved her and wanted to pet her all night long!
Such school spirit. He would make a great bulldog!
Owen started a Karate class last month. He has been loving it and I'm really glad we put him in it. The class is not so much on karate as it is on listening, following directions and respect. Its been great for him and he thinks he's pretty awesome when we leave the class.
This is Owen and Great grandma Isom ( GG) at her house with her dog maggie. My mom bought her sweet saddle/rider. Owen thought is was awesome......maggie not so much.
My Uncle Dave brought down one of his turkeys to live at GG's. I was a little nervous at first to have Owen in the pen with him but he was super tame and talks back when you talk to him. His name is Gobble. I asked Owen if we should have him for Thanksgiving and he said,"No, we should have chicken nuggets."
His head is pretty gross looking though. Ive never seen a turkey that up close before......... not a pretty animal. Owen loves him though so I guess I better play along.
Funny quote of the post from the boy; it snowed a little in the mountains this week and when I asked Owen what he thought about that white stuff up there he said" we gotta go up there and shovel mom!"