Sunday, December 25, 2011

Merry Christmas Aaron

After attending church this morning we headed over to wish our little one a Merry Christmas. Ben said what we all felt in our hearts, "I wish Aaron could have been with us at home this Christmas!" Singing and reading about the Christ child brought tender feelings to the surface as we celebrate His birth and ministry amongst us. We are ever grateful for his teachings and love. Merry Christmas to all!

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Dry Creek Pediatric Dentistry Rocks!!!!

I just got a call from our kids dentist's office. They were having a contest on facebook for a nook and new TV. Apparently I won the TV!!!! Merry Christmas to Ronny!!! He has been wanting to get a new TV for a while but with all our hospital bills, that just wasn't in the budget.

So since we are the happy winners I will just take a minute to gush about how much we love the kid's dentist. Dry Creek Pediatric Dentistry is in Lehi and yes I am willing to drive 30 minutes to take my kids there through the most frustrating construction on the planet even though there are a ton of pediatric dentists right down the street because he is that good! That is how much we love Dr. Branton Richter. He and his staff are great with my kids and my kids cheer when I tell them we are going to the dentist. He does laser work which makes the kids getting cavities filled sooooo much easier. I also love that when I call for an appointment I can get all 4 kids in at once. How awesome is that!?! Dr. Branton is meticulous with my kids teeth to make sure they are perfect which is what you want in a dentist!

So if you are interested, go "like" them on facebook and enter the next drawing.

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Oh What A Feeling

So you know that feeling of dread when you find yourself heading to the Emergency Room for a loved one, or you get a phone call that something terrible has just happened, or you're waiting desperately for news of someone you care deeply for that has been in an accident, you know that panic feeling that if you let it go can get way out of hand, you get the idea right? That feeling for me hovers right between my shoulder blades and causes my muscles to tense up. I have lived with that feeling for most of this year, especially every time the phone would ring. (Even now the phone ringing still sends shivers through me sometimes). It really takes its toll after a while and at some point I just got used to it always being there.

Late last night we received a text letting us know there was a sweet someone in our family that needed some prayers. Our knees immediately hit the floor as was requested. When we were done I realized that terrifying feeling was back. I had to take a few deep breaths to calm myself down and put things into perspective. I realized that A: Somewhere in the last month or two that constant feeling must have gone away for it to be back now. B: If A is correct then I can deal with this now and it will eventually go away again. Even with those new realizations it still took until a text this morning sending news that everything was ok for that tension to release completely. I really hate that feeling!

Wednesday, December 07, 2011

Tidings of Great Joy

My baby sister is getting hitched!!! We are very excited for her and her beau and my kids are thrilled to have another uncle. Between the two families she is the last sibling to get married (and the youngest so there was no hurry there). The sisters who were here (we missed you Jayme!) went to dinner last week and in short order started to volunteer for assignments like flowers, cake, and such. I wish I had a picture of her but I looked and I don't as she has been on a mission for most of the last two years. We love you Michelle!