Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Old Friends

Tonight Riz and I went to Cold Stone for a little treat and ran into some of my old friends from Hillcrest. They were visiting from San Fransisco and we sat down and chatted it up for a while with them. Talking about all the different grown up stuff and a few memories from high school. Good times, you made my day. You know who you are. Oh, yeah and i took some pics of the pooch\, enjoy.

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Chillin' at home

After 5 solid days of confinement we are feeling better.Who would of thought that one of us would get the swine flu? My sweet husband being the joker that he is text me and said that they were going to test him just in case. I was sure he was just being funny, he likes to tease me because honestly I believe anything! Then when he texted me again and said he had it I called him right back. I was positve he would be laughing his head off when he picked up the phone. NOT THE CASE! But, I was sure when it all began that Brandon and I were going to make each other crazy but, it was not bad at all. I think it was my once daily trip to the Redbox that helped us make it through. So if any of you have any questions about a good movie to rent you just let us know... We have seen a lot of movies this week. Redbox is the greatest invention and whoever did it is probably laughing all the way to the bank. Brandon is feeling much better which translates in my language to WE CAN LEAVE THE HOUSE!

Thank you to all of you who updated your blogs for me to read while we were in isolation.
I LOVE you much.

Thursday, June 11, 2009


So, I've been in bed with the flu for since Monday night. Yesterday, when I still hadn't gotten better, I decided to go see the doctor and was informed that I have the swine flu. Not only that, but I am not to leave the house until Monday. Today I started to feel a little better though. So, I guess I'm over the hump and getting better. So, far Riz hasn't shown any signs of being sick so hopefully she's in the clear. But were being very cautious to try and avoid getting her sick too.

Friday, June 5, 2009

It is not for people like us..

Last night I went to the movie with some of my clients. Boy, I did not know what I was getting into when I agreed I would go to the Disney movie UP! I thought it would be a mindless movie about floating houses and a cute little boy who met and old man and they had many adventures together. But, it was the deeper meaning that made me cry more than once during the movie.

A brief summary of the movie, a couple gets married and the wife dreams of going to Paradise Falls and build a house there and live forever. She logs all of her adventures in a book much like a scrapbook all leading up the promise that one day she and her husband will move to Paradise Falls. Simple enough you would think. But, then the wife passes away (first big cry baby moment!) and the husband decided to continue on their adventure and float their house there with a million beautiful balloons. A whole box of Kleenex could not have saved me at this point. The husband gets there after many trials and I swear the most darling little boy in tow. (Sorry if I just ruined it for all of you!) Once he had arrived, he was reviewing their Adventure book and he saw that she had logged her biggest adventures of being special moments between the two of them. Not moving to Paradise Falls.

I left the movie feeling like I had just seen the same devotion that my parents have to eachother made up by cartoon characters. It was beautiful. The love that the characters had for one another is the same love that I have seen my parents share for years. Although, we may not be able to physically see them both at the same time you can feel of their love for eachother as my mom carries on with their BIG ADVENTURE!

I called my mom right away and told her that if any of the sisters' tried to get her to go to that movie that answer was NO a thousand times NO! I told her that movies like that are "not for people like us" I love you MOM!

We did it!

It finally happened. I have been meaning to update our blog and tell the whole world that......... we finally did it. We were sealed in the beautiful Draper temple May 29th! It was a beautiful day full of family and so many blessings. I am so thankful for my wonderful Husband for taking me there for us to be sealed for time and all eternity. I LOVE YOU Honey!

I am so humbled by the experiences we had in the temple. It almost felt like if I were to close my eyes I could see my dad sitting there smiling excited about what that day meant for our family. We truly can be an eternal family. In looking at the past few months and the trials that have been placed on our path. Nothing gives me greater comfort than to know that I have a family that truly can be together forever and we will see those who have passed on before us again.

Thank you to all of you who joined us on our special day including those who could not been seen although, we felt your presence. Thank you for your endless love and example you have been in our lives. Also, Dad thank you for being my most important witness! I love you and miss you so much!