Monday, February 22, 2010

Happy!

We are enjoying life without the musical. Closing night was last Tuesday night. We had a lot of fun, but we are so glad that it is over. We love getting to bed at a decent hour, I love not having to curl hair for 4 hours out of my day, and I love being able to cook dinner and not eating take out.

Daxton is a walking champion! It is one of the most joyous things I have ever witnessed. I love when he comes waddling around a corner and has the biggest smile on his face. I love it. He is now mostly walking and only results to scooting when absolutely necessary. It is so fun to watch.

My little brother Zach and his family rented a house in Long Beach, California so we decided to pick up and go to Disneyland. We are so excited! We leave this weekend. I absolutely love Disneyland! The first time we took Mady when she was 2 1/2 years old and I was pregnant with Elizabeth. Ryan likes to make fun of me because when we were walking in the entrance there was Disney music playing and Mady was so excited, I was excited and I started to cry. It was pretty funny but wonderful. Hopefully I will be able to keep my emotions in check. We are pretty excited!

Sunday, February 14, 2010

"For our Good"

My heart is aching tonight for my dear dear friends. They had to say goodbye to their 4 day old baby yesterday. This has ripped at my heart. I can't seem to stop crying. I just want to hold my babies and never let them go. I hate to ask the question "why" and I won't, but trying to find comfort and understanding I was searching and found these quotes that speak truth to my soul.

"An understanding of Christ’s plan of redemption helps put it all into perspective. In our preexistent state our Father in Heaven presented His plan for mortality, which Alma described as the “plan of happiness” (Alma 42:8). I believe we all understood that by coming to earth, we would be exposed to all of the experiences of earth life, including the not-so-pleasant trials of pain, suffering, hopelessness, sin, and death. There would be opposition and adversity. And if that was all we knew about the plan, I doubt if any of us would have embraced it, rejoicing, “That’s what I have always wanted—pain, suffering, hopelessness, sin, and death.” But it all came into focus, and it became acceptable, even desirable, when an Elder Brother stepped forward and offered that He would go down and make it all right. Out of pain and suffering He would bring peace. Out of hopelessness He would bring hope. Out of transgression He would bring repentance and forgiveness. Out of death He would bring the resurrection of lives. And with that explanation and most generous offer, each and every one of us concluded, “I can do that. That is a risk worth taking.” And so we chose."

After all that I have experienced with Daxton and being a witness to many other heart friends journeys, experiencing the grief of losing a beloved Grandmother and Uncle and many more challenges that I have faced in my life, it does give me great comfort to know that there is a plan for me and all of us. We knew what we would face and we knew that it would be worth it. The sweet far outweighs the bitter. I don't know why my son was spared and others are not. All I know is that there are no words to express my gratitude that I am able to raise him here on this earth and that I am able to see his wonderful milestones. There is a plan and it is for our Good.

Please keep my friends in your prayers.

The rest of this article is very beautiful and worth the few minutes it take to read.
LDS.org - Liahona Article - For Thy Good

Monday, February 8, 2010

Daxton Walking

This is actually Ryan. Wanting to post these vids I took of the Daxton walking. He's doing awesome!
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