Jan 30, 2010


Photo Credit: Martie @ http://martieshouse.blogspot.com/

Many hearts are broken today. And many tears are being shed. A wonderful family has been temporarily seperated from one of their own. My awesome, friend from Montana and her family, lost her little girl yesterday. I have been in tears all morning, and feel so helpless being here so far away from a this family. I was so lucky to watch Carissa once a week for the begining parts of her life. I remember seriously waking her up, so I could snuggy with her!! Knowing that if I didn't she would be perfectly content to just sweetly sleep in her car seat for the few hours her mom was at the school. Kjari would be off playing with the older two girls so it was just me and Rissa!! She really filled a much needed baby fix!! Like ALL the little girls and the one little man, in this amazing family, her smile would melt you. The spirit felt from this family alone was always one of love and sweetness. Carissa will be sooo missed. It really never makes sense to me when things like this happen, but I do have a testimonly of our Loveing Heavenly Father's plan for us, and that includes his sweet daughter Rissa. So my heart mostly breaks for the family and for the friends who will miss out on her sweet smile and wonderful spirit!!
Our family continues to pray for you Amy and Blair, and we love and miss you too!!

Jan 19, 2010

Happy Anniversary

Yesterday Kjell and I celebrated our 13th anniversary. It was a pretty normal day, the kids had off for MLK day, so we did have a nice sleeping in, and despite new year diets I made Kjell's favorite sweedish pancakes with whip cream and blueberries, Kjell made fried potatoes and bacon and Kjellsen made scrambled eggs. It was fun for all of us, and we all enjoyed it. Kjell took the kids to the park for a few hours and let me just relax and get ready for our date. We went to Outback, and had an awesome meal. Then we had to go to Cold Stone!! Kjell was so sad to find out... no more black cherry topping! But he enjoyed a huge blueberry sweet cream. My good friend watched Kjari for us, so we swung by and picked her up and came home. It was a fun night. I can't believe we have been married 13 years. Time has really flown. We will both be 35 this year!! It really hit me the other day when I realized we only have 3 years until our 20 year reunions!! So wierd.

Well one thing that Kjell has always done is make me feel young! So I am grateful for that. I love you honey!! Thanks for putting up with me for all these years! He is amazing, really, those who have ever lived with me are nodding there heads!! :)

Jan 13, 2010

Hello again!!

Ok, I am going to try with the new year to get back to my blog. I have a ton of pictures I would like to update on here, so there may be a few old posts, but I will try to keep up to date too!! My newest adventure is training for a 5 k run in March, so I am hopeing to journal a bit each week on that too. I am feeling pretty good about it, it really isn't a big deal, 5k is only a little over 3 miles.
So, as soon as I get my pictures up and loaded I will start posting again!! I love getting on here, because it reminds me to check all my friends and families blogs too and it makes me feel closer to everyone! So... enjoy!