Tuesday, April 14, 2009
Monday, April 13, 2009
This was so cute. Russ shined his shoes before church. Riley asked him what he was doing and why his shoes were so shiny. Russ asked him if he wanted him to shine his shoes too. Riley said yes. So, here is Riley getting his first ever shoe shine from daddy. He could not stop smiling and looking at his shoes. So cute.
I love this baby girl
Saturday, April 11, 2009
I have been going crazy trying to think of what to do for Reesie's birthday invitations/announcements. Then when I knew what I wanted I was going crazy trying to get them done and look as cute as I imagined. Well yesterday, (with the help of Krystal) I got them all finished and mailed. I think they turned out pretty cute. If you can't tell they are cupcakes. the back says....She's so cute, She's so fun--Our Reesie Mae is turning one.
This little girl ALWAYS has something in her mouth. We call her the vacuum. I can just get finished cleaning the floor and she will, without fail, find something to put into her mouth. It's crazy. Well, yesterday Raegan asked for some popcorn. We were eating it and watching a movie. I could not give Reese pieces of popcorn fast enough. She was getting so mad. Finally I just put some on the floor for her. SHE LOVED IT!! After she was done with that she stood up next to the table and pulled the bowl down so she could get more. REESIE THE VACUUM!!
Thursday, April 9, 2009
This last year we found out my mom's cousin, Floyd Gilmore, has brain cancer. He has had the "regular" treatment for it and he was doing OK for a while. Well, he is getting worse and worse as the days pass. He and his family want to send him to Oklahoma to the Camelot Cancer Center to do a more extensive treatment which has been a success in other patients with his type of cancer. However insurance does not pay for this treatment.
Floyd is a wonderful man. He is 44 years old. He and his wife, Brenda, live in Oregon. He would do anything he could for anyone--even a stranger. He is just the nicest, sweetest, funnest, person. Floyd and Brenda have been threw a lot this last year and have sold everything to pay for the cost of doctor's bills, treatments, ect. This new treatment will cost them $10,000. My family has set up a fund for Floyd. Please check it out Floyd's Fund.
We have raised $2,500 so far and need the rest as soon as possible so he can start these treatments. I can not imagine what Floyd or his wife Brenda have been threw. I have known so many people with cancer and my heart truly goes out to them. What a wonderful world we live in now to have such hi-tech technology, and wonderful trained doctors. I am grateful to them.
Thursday, April 2, 2009
I am so excited today. As part of our "get prepared" goal, we started a garden. Before we planted the veggies be started them inside. Well today I got my first little veggie sprouts. YEY!!! I am probably more excited than most about this. WHY??? Because we have never had a garden before. We bought a house once that already had a garden--but never got a harvest or even sprouts. I'm a horrible gardner. I don't have the first idea as to what needs to happen. BUT, our stake president asked us to plant a garden so we did. Now I am even more excited that things are sprouting. Right now we have several sprouts--but they are only peas and beans--which I am totally fine with. At least we had some success right?