Tuesday, December 18, 2012
I have so much to blog about that it's a little overwhelming...Hawaii, Birthday party, Baptism, 16th birthday, Christmas, Elf on the shelf, etc. etc. It's been such a busy and eventful fall but hopefully when January comes and things seem to slow down a bit I can catch up on it all.
I do need to post a few pictures of Wyatt's tree. Such an emotional thing for me each year. As we put it up and hang each and every ornament we think of each of you that contributed to his tree and that have helped us through such a difficult trial. I labeled each ornament when I got it. That way we could always remember who gave it to us and think of them as we place it on his tree each year. We feel so blessed with abundance and are so beyond grateful for the kindnesses people have shown to us. There is GOOD in this world and Wyatt's tree is a symbol of that.
This year I decided to use all the white, gold, and silver ornaments for the front of the tree and then the colored ornaments on the back. I love how it turned out. I also bought some fun little white squiggly things last year on clearance to add to it. Love how fun it makes it. Also, last Christmas my brother gave us some crystals from the Provo temple's celestial room chandelier that they were replacing. I love them! They make his tree sparkly and in the afternoon his room fills with Rainbows. That has been such a tender mercy this year and so much fun. Thank you Kurt and Shanna!
We miss our little boy and there isn't a day that goes by that we don't think of him but we know he is near and loves us very much just as we love him. Our love is ETERNAL and I'm so grateful for that. I do look forward to the day when I get to see him marvel at the Christmas lights and open gifts on Christmas morning. I do believe that I will get to do that with him and it will be the most wonderful thing ever.
One of the crystals from the temple chandelier.
A new ornament this year from some wonderful friends. Love it!!!
Rainbows on the walls of Wyatt's room from the crystals.
Posted by Andrea at 9:15 PM
Saturday, December 1, 2012
We had many wonderful friends and family come and support us. We are so grateful for all of them. It just made her day that much more special. So grateful that she has choosen to make that first step back to her Heavenly Father and that first step to make it to the celestial kingdom where her little brother has already made it.
With her cousin that will be getting baptized in July 2014.
Grandma and Grandpa J.
Family and friends.
Grammie and Grandpa L.
The desserts from the luncheon we had after at the church.
Posted by Andrea at 11:17 AM
Saturday, November 17, 2012
I found the rolling pins online. When they arrived at the party there was sugar cookie dough waiting for them to roll and cut out. While the cookies were baking they got to decorate cupcakes. After that was done they made mini pies...which I forgot to get a picture of. You can buy the mini graham cracker crusts already made at Walmart. We just mixed up a couple different flavors of instant pudding and poured them into the pie shells and then put them in the fridge to set up. Before they left the party we put some whip topping on top.
It was kind of crazy at times with 11 girls needing frosting, help etc. etc. :) but lots of fun. They then frosted their sugar cookies and put all their baked goodies into a cake holder I found at the $ store. We opened presents and then sang "Happy Birthday" and had cupcakes. It was fun party that I hope Hay will never forget. Here are a few pictures of the day.
Waiting patiently for the bakers to arrive.:)
The whole fun and crazy group.:)
Posted by Andrea at 10:59 PM