Wednesday, July 31, 2013

July Recap

A few things from July! We got Kamryn’s dance pictures back! Glad she wasn’t so afraid of the photographer this time!

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Kade took his remote control car and taped his iPod to it and made some cool videos!

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This little guy keeps us laughing! He loves to dip his chicken in ketchup, honey and ranch! You should try it!


Miss Kamryn signed up for her first year of soccer! She got a new outfit just for practice! IMG_5686

We went to Cabella’s and the kids LOVED all the animals there, especially the elephant!

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Happy 5th Birthday Kooper!!!

I can’t believe Kooper would be 5 years old! Sometimes it feels like yesterday and then there are moments when I wake up in the morning and think, was it all a nightmare, did I really have a son that died? And then I am back to reality and it did happen. I miss him so much. He is a special part of our family.  I found this quote and I feel that it is soo true! I can’t remember who the author is.

When your child dies, everything hurts- every part of your mind, your body, your heart, and your soul – every cell in  your body aches from the tips of you hair to the tips of you toes. It’s as if every tiny molecule within you is screaming to protest, “No, no, no this can’t be true!”

I am glad that the pain I felt is gone. I never knew how to describe it until a few months ago when I read this. Every once in a while it comes back but only for a short time. A good cry and talk with God or a close friend or family member makes it feel much better. I know that I will see him again. I know that he is in a better place just not the place I wish he was in. I know that there is nothing I could have done to change what happened. I know that things happen for a reason and he is up in heaven doing work that couldn’t be done here on earth. He is my son. I am proud to be his mom and I look forward to the day that we will be reunited and I can hold him in my arms again!

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For his birthday we decided to go to the movie Despicable Me 2 as a family and then we went to the cemetery to let balloons go. Luckily the guy gave us an extra one because one popped on the way there!


Yes, Kade is sitting in Kamryn’s booster! Kamryn wanted to sit in the back in Kade’s booster!

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We ended our night sharing the cake I made for his birthday with our friends the Dunn’s. They just welcomed a new baby girl Mallory into their family and we are so happy for them and the safe arrival of their baby!


Sunday, July 7, 2013

Kade’s Baptism

Kade wanted to wait until we went up to Utah to get baptized so that more family could attend. IMG_5523


Ryan’s Mom and stepdad Jeff were able to come along with his Grandma and Grandpa Simmons all the way from Montana!

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Ryan baptized Kade while my uncle Terry and my Dad were witnesses and made sure he went all the way under the water. Then my Dad confirmed Kade a member of the Church. It was a very special day and we are proud of Kade for making the decision to get baptized. He didn’t make the decision lightly and took his time really thinking about his decision. He is such a special boy and I am so glad he is part of our family!


Had to get a pic with Grandma John since we only got to see her for a couple days!

Saturday, July 6, 2013

Utah Part 2

WE went to Boondocks and swimming in Ashley’s pool at her apartment complex and also to the Logan pool while we were up in Utah! The kids had a blast! Kade spent all his time on the Go-carts or playing laser tag so i didn’t get many pictures of him.
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We were sad to go! The kids love the weather and love to see family and cousins!

Friday, July 5, 2013

Independence Day!

On July 3rd the kids played in the sprinklers and then we were off to the fireworks!IMG_5446 IMG_5464 IMG_5465 IMG_5467 IMG_5469

The next morning we were off to the parade. My younger sister Ashley has a friend Kasey that lets us come watch the parade in front of her house!

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