Sunday, July 28, 2013

Tree of Wind Chimes

At the Ogden Cemetery near my dad's grave is a huge old tree with a dozen or so wind chimes. It's one of the first things we noticed when we went there for the first time. Every year we try to find the perfect wind chime to hang in the tree. I love the sound they make. I found one today to hang in the tree for his birthday next month.

 You always hear that time eases the pain of losing someone but I don't find that true. As the years go by, all that changes is more time lost. Birthdays, holidays, graduations. My dad didn't get to meet my girls, not on this Earth anyway. But I guess time does soften the edge of the pain you feel. Some days are harder than others still. I could use his advice today. I miss him but I know he is always here.

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Independence Day 2013

This year for the 4th we went to the Kaysville parade & then to a BBQ at my sister's house. The parade was fun but HOT! Bella loved it this year and did really good catching candy. Kate was more interested in trying to find rocks to eat and batting her eyelashes at people for sips of their drinks.

The kids & guys swam at the BBQ and then we lit fireworks afterwards. Kate liked the fireworks as long as I held her the whole time and Bella ended up spending the night with her cousins. We love the holidays and spending time with family!

Dirty Dash

I'm attempting to catch up on blogging! Sadly I've fallen way behind and it makes me sad.

Last month me & half of my family participated in the Dirty Dash. I've never laughed so hard in my life! We named ourselves the Piggy Posse, made matching t-shirts and truly embraced the mud. It took us several hours to waddle our way through the mud and the showers were freezing at the end!

The entire Piggy Posse

Top Row: Tia, Jaden, me, Skye, AJ, Gretchen, Siara, Carolyn
 Bottom Row: Bella, Tayzhia, Aspen & Emma

We all got separated during the dash and this was our little group at the end.

Seriously the most fun I've had in a long time! I loved every second of this event and I can't wait until the next one!