Thursday, October 8, 2009

Pumpkin Recipes!

I know you are all on the floor in shock! 3 blogs postings in 3 days! Pearl-Ann my famous Storytelling cousin and one of my most favorite people in the whole world! She is also the most fantastic cook! Yesterday I was bragging about my new pumpkin recipes and I thought I would share it with you!

Ok I don't know how to do it sorry it won't allow me to copy and paste. If you would like them send me your e-mail. They include Pumpkin soup, pumpkin butter, gingersnaps and pumpkin dip and pumpkin scones! Yummy!

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

My Hunk of Burning Love!

14 Years baby! Happy Anniversary, it has truly been a wild ride.

My Handsome manly man taught me how to love quading!

Not so manly here....Stealing my clothes. We don't talk about this day. If you don't know about it. Don't ask, I do have video that I could add from the ward talent night!

You are always such a good sport..Honey bunny

I knew your family traditions were weird! My little pillow head.
You are such a good example to your daughter (usually this picture isn't a great example :0). She wants to be just like you!

This Antique carnival machine said we kissed like a cold clammy couple! What does it know. You still make my blood pressure raise each time you kiss me!
I love you babe, I am the luckiest girl in the world!

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

My Beautiful Mother.

Today is a sad day for me. 8 years ago my mother passed away. The pain has definitely faded and life does go on. I remember so many things from that day. In May of that year for mothers day she came to Medicine Hat and had her first pedicure (my gift). After her pedicure her legs started to was the beginning of the end. She continued to not feel well all summer. I didn't realize the seriousness of it until I went to visit her on the Sept. long weekend. I was shocked at her appearance and went with her to her Doctor demanding to get things done. She was scheduled for tests but had to wait 6 months still. I remember crying in the doctors office demanding that he get her in to the hospital. My mother was always so kind and never demanded things she needed me to get her help. She was put into the hospital that Tuesday and never got out.

I don't think anyone believed that she would die. I know that I didn't realize that would be the outcome. The day she died was conference weekend and I was busy trying to feed a house full of guests. I was definitely being a Martha instead of a Mary. It had been a very difficult 6 weeks with having a small child and a very sick mom in Lethbridge it was wearing on me. I wish, if I could change anything, I would have been with her when she died instead of doing things that didn't really matter.

We received a phone call to get to the hospital as soon as possible. Sean drove like a madman reaching 180 trying to get me there on time. I ran in and it was to late she was gone. Later when we were leaving the hospital I remember being absolutely shocked that life went on for others. We passed doctors and nurses laughing with each other, people eating, mothers comforting sick children in the ER. It was like a fog and I couldn't understand how the world did not stop at the death of the greatest woman I know.

I miss you mom. I am so grateful for all you have done for me. My mother is an amazing women. She really had it all together. I know that she had gone ahead and is preparing our place. She was a little like you Joanne, super organized! Never a dust particle would dare land in her house! The thing that makes me the most sad is that she never really got to see what a great girl my London is turning out to be!

We are planning to go to the temple on Friday and in planning London said how much she would like to go again. That made me so proud that she has a desire to be worthy and make the effort to go. I am grateful for the temple ordinances that seal us all together! How blessed I am to have this knowledge.

I can't post pictures of my mom as I don't have any digital ones and my scanner is out of commission. Just know she was beautiful inside and out!