Tuesday, November 24, 2009

For My Many Blessings.... I Am Thankful

As the holiday season approaches I always try to ponder my many blessings. I try to reflect on the previous years and see how far my life has come forth. This brings me to remembering that I am "just getting older"!! This is something that unfortunately is not a "do over". So, I have just learned to ......go with the flow.

My greatest blessing of course is my wonderful family. I am so grateful that I still have my mom and that she is just a short distance from me. I am grateful for her good health and that we are best friends. Throughout the year we take vacations together and have many a laugh along the journey. I am often saddened at the holidays because my dad has passed on ...as are most of my relatives from his side of the family. I can remember great family reunions as a child and am grateful for the memories ....as now, they are only memories. I guess this is the circle of life. One of my long time girlfriends has now lost both her parents and she says it feels like she is an "orphan"now. Something I am not looking forward to.

I am grateful for my loving daughters and their husbands. I have the most compassionate, kind, caring and honest children. I am grateful that we are best friends and that we can tell each other anything. I am grateful to their father and his wife who helped raise and instill all their wonderful qualities. ONE CAN NEVER DO IT ALONE!

I am grateful for my grandchildren and how they make me feel like "I am the most important person in the room" when I go to visit. I cherish their hugs, kisses and laughter.

I am grateful for my membership in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. I know my redeemer lives and loves me. I know my father in heaven knows me specifically by name, is always with me and knows of my needs. I am grateful for my challenges and I know that these events will make me stronger.

I am grateful for all my many friends and coworkers. May god bless each and every one of us at this holiday season and always.

In the Spirit of Thanksgiving

This is a wonderful video. I hope you will watch it.

In the Spirit of Thanksgiving

Monday, November 23, 2009

Big Vegas Day

This past weekend I traveled to Vegas with my mom and my aunt to attend the baby shower for our newest addition......WYNTER BROOKE..

What a wonderful day. This shower was put together by Mackenzie's Aunt Dawn, her Aunt Joan and her other mother, Cindy. Thanks to all of you for all your hard work. The table, the food and everything was just wonderful. It's always so nice being all together. Mackenzie has many blessings in her life and her family is right at the top of her list.

Mommy, Daddy and Baby Wynter Brooke

Baby Wynter's Blankets From Her Nana

I had the most wonderful time making these blankets.
Her special holiday blankie!!

Baby Shower Nut Cups

I made these adorable little nut cups for the shower and I think they turned out really cute.

Wynter's Great Grandmother... Claire

Amazing Cake

Kenzie's cousin Sherry made this beautiful cake. It was simply amazing and yummy too..

Wynter's baby shower

What a gorgeous table centerpiece!
Wynter's Great Aunt Claudette and Great Grandmother Claire

The cute Klein Klan...Cindy, Jeannie and Kathy

Look at all those gifts!

Cousin Janae

It's all about the PINK

Look at all these pretty packages for baby Wynter!!!

Oh too cute.................Gift from Aunt Jeannie and Uncle Jerry
Mackenzie love Surprises..................

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Baby Wynter Sleeping

Every time I open my eyes my Nana is there ...I know she loves me but she always has her camera pointed at me.

Nana................how many pictures are taking of me? I'm trying to sleep like a good baby.

My Beautiful Zion Canyon in The Fall

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

It's Twins !!!

I still can't hardly absorb the words she told me!
My daughter Ivy is having twins!
She had gone to the OB on Monday and is now twelve weeks and they listened to the heartbeat. She even asked the Dr....."You don't hear two do you Ha Ha Ha?" He said no........
So..............later that evening she called me from the bathroom floor crying with left lower quadrant pain and I told her it sounded like a kidney stone. Off to the hospital she goes.........and low and behold they do an ultrasound and they say " Did you know your having twins"?
WHAT THE HECK.................................
We are all so very excited!!!!!
Congrats Cody, Ivy, Layni, Lukas and baby Henli...........

Saturday, November 7, 2009

My new "Blessing"

On Sunday morning early my daughter Mackenzie called and told me that they were on their way to the hospital. It was almost time for the birth of my new grandchild.

This is the first baby for Joe and Mackenzie so it is all about "firsts". There was much joy in the air but much anxiousness to go along with it.

I headed to Vegas and then at 3:16 baby Wynter was born.

She is truly a blessing and a little miracle.

Now the joy and the work begins!!!!!

Wynter Brooke

Friday, November 6, 2009

Baby Wynter

Grandpa Scott

Nothing like your first meal after giving birth!!

Everyone loves baby Wynter!!