Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Changing your life

I've come to the conclusion that sometimes, there are people who are supposed to stay in your heart forever. The heart heals and moves past any pain, but there are sometimes people who stay in the heart, no matter what. I don't believe that you should try to force someone out of your heart. Occasionally, you meet someone who finds a place in your life and your heart and changes you forever. When you meet someone who has the power to make those changes in your life, let them in. Let them make you a better person and make you better for having met them and having had them in your life. Cherish them, cherish the changes they make in your life and your heart, and keep them close to your heart for always.

"Life is too short to wake up with regrets. So love the people who treat you right. Forget about the ones who don't. Believe everything happens for a reason. If you get a second chance, grab it with both hands. If it changes your life, let it. Nobody said life would be easy, they just said it would be worth it. Friends are like balloons: once you let them go, you can't get them back. So I'm gonna tie you to my heart so I never lose you."

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Thank you John & Denise!

If you were to ask Josh or any of his friends what the first thing they think of when they think of our house, I'm pretty sure there would be two words. Pizza and cookies! Well, Emmett would add Twizzlers, but that's a whole different story. Josh's crew loves it when we have pizza parties here. The pizzas are always home made with my secret recipe that as of this weekend, has been passed down through the family in the form of me giving it to James. And they know that the cookie jar is always stocked. In fact, they generally walk in the house, say "HI" and head to the cookie jar!

Two years ago for Christmas, I got what I thought at the time was a funny Christmas gift from my brother John & sister in law Denise. It was this little guy. He's kinda funny looking, awesome because he's got the Sox logo on, of course. Little did I know that this guy would provide so much happiness and joy to Josh & his friends. So thanks John & Denise, for a gift that makes the entire house happy every weekend!

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Stake Prom

Last night was the Stake Prom. This is something that was started about 5 years ago for the kids in our stake. James went a couple of times & always had fun. This is the first year Josh was old enough to go. He took a friend, Desiree, and they doubled with one of his oldest friends, Jaiden and his date, Ariel. The kids all looked so good last night & they had a great time!! I remember teaching Josh & Jaiden in Primary when Josh first moved here. They were 7 years old and became very fast friends. They sort of raised trouble in my Primary class & have been close friends and causing trouble together ever since! I can't believe how old they are!!!

Saturday, March 20, 2010

What a sweet face...

 could you ever get mad at this cute, sweet face? That cute, crooked smile, those dimples. Maybe it's because I live with him that those dimples and that cute crooked smile do nothing for me!! Kidding. I love that sweet face. Josh & I get along really, really well about 98% of the time. But boy oh boy was yesterday one of the 2%!!! Yesterday I would have been more than willing to give that boy away to any takers. Today's back to a good day though and even when he's a big ol' pain in the butt, I do love that guy!!

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Sugaring Season

One of the things that really makes me miss New England is sugaring season. Tapping the maples for maple syrup. My brother has maple trees and they always tap them & make their own syrups. I can't wait for the package to arrive in the mail with the syrup!

The Sugar Shack

Andrea cutting wood & Michael being a typical little brother!

Andrea, Wendy, and Diego


My gorgeous nieces, handsome nephew, and my brother and sister in law at their wedding reception.

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Happy birthday Angie!!

Ok, so her birthday was actually last Wednesday, but we celebrated with her on Sunday. I did make her cute little cakes for her & all her kids on Wednesday & brought the birthday cake on Sunday. Then on Sunday, Angie's gorgeous, wonderful daughter Desiree invited us over to share a birthday meal that she made for her mom with their family. Of course, Emmett was part of the package for us. It was a very fun afternoon spent with very good friends, filled with lots of laughs and warm friendship and the vow to do it more often!

Desiree and Angie cooked together, we ate delicious food, Josh & Emmett did dishes, we ate yummy cake & ice cream, and talked and laughed. Thanks to some of my favorite people for a wonderful afternoon. Relaxing and having fun was exactly what I needed!