Thursday, October 25, 2007

Life is Good

I guess it's about time for a new entry on here huh?!? So many good things have been happening in my life lately that make me so grateful for a loving Heavenly Father who blesses our little family daily. Yesterday we listened to our little 17 week old bun-in-the-oven's heartbeat (don't ask why it took so long for us to get to do that!!). Shaylee had to be in school that day, but Tyler, Cayden and I sat in the Doctor's office and listened to that strong beat go "Woo, Woo, Woo". As I watched Tyler's eyes get red and teary as we listened, I realized that there really isn't a better sound than that. There are many sounds that compare, but I'd have to say that little "Woo, Woo, Woo" is the best. It just makes me realize more how important being a parent, a good parent, is to these little Spirits that the Lord sends down to us.

(Here is a picture of my husband as a baby!!)

At church on Sunday, I watched as my husband got to help pass the Sacrament. He hasn't been able to do that in YEARS, and the last time I watched him do that was back when we were in the same ward, and dating in high school. You don't really realize how much you've missed something, until it is denied to you, and then you get it back. I think that applies to a LOT of things in life.

A few days ago, my Aunt Orlene McConkie & Uncle George called and said they were driving through Texas and hoped to stop by our house and meet my husband and kids! I was floating on air that night, and the next day, with excitement. We fed them a late dinner and we spent probably an hour talking as they got to know Tyler. I never realized how much my Uncle George reminds me of my Dad. He is my dad's only brother, and they have the same face (however my uncle is very tall!). I didn't want them to leave. I could feel my dad through my Uncle George and although I feel my dad at many times, I still wanted him and my aunt to stay. I cried when they left. Here I go again, crying. No it doesn't help that I'm pregnant and probably a little extra emotional. Then today I read Cassidy's blog about getting to go home for Christmas. It made me very homesick, and I realized that I just really want to move closer to family. We may end up moving to Idaho near the beginning of the year, but even that is hard to wait for. I miss being close to family, and with Christmas fast approaching, and missing my dad even more this year than last...
(Here is one of the MANY fun pics of my dad. Here he is next to his mom, my Grandma McConkie. She passed away shortly after him.)

Now my happy blog has turned into a kind of sad blog. Let me try to make it a little happier. Last night we went to the ward trunk-or-treat. I'm definitely glad the church does these because we always have a lot of fun at them. Shaylee was a Geisha...however after watching "Memoirs of a Geisha", I'm not so sure it's something little girls should dress up as, but it was cute for tonight. Cayden was the cutest Superman there! (I may be a little partial though!) The cape Cayden is wearing was recently sent to him by Grandma McConkie. It has the Batman symbol on the other he was SOOOO excited when he got it!! He is a major fan of all of the Superheroes!

Now to all of my friends who read my blog...I will try to repent and update this blog more often, and I enjoy reading all of your blogs very much, and especially seeing pictures, so keep up the good work!! (yes that was a very bad run-on sentence, but I don't think I have to tell any of you that I'm not perfect, hahaha!!)