Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Polar Express

This looks like such a fun tradition to start. Here is the original post
You put the kids to bed like any other day but but when they go to their rooms they will find a golden ( or whatever ticket ) on their pillow with instructions to put on their slippers and head to the truck. There they will find popcorn and hot chocolate. They will need to get their ticket punched before entering of course and we might even pick up a few passenger on the way. On the way to where you say? Well we will be on our way to see Christmas lights and maybe Santa Claus assuming that she isn't terrified of him this year....I think that sounds fun what do you think? Any fun traditions your family does?

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Ribbon Cutting!! 3 Year Anniversery

Yeah we finally cut the ribbon to our house. November 1st 2012 the day we cut the ribbon to our new home, in our old backyard. It feels like we finally get to come home. November 1st is now a bitter sweet day for us. We have not moved in yet but that post is for another day. There might be pictures to come im usually the one behind the camera but I was a little busy that night so I have to rely on others to help me remember this moment.

November 1st 2012 was also the 3 year anniversary of Nate's accident I cannot believe it has been three years. Some days it feels like yesterday I can still remember sitting on the computer playing that chef game on Facebook when I got the call from Nate's friend telling me that Nate had been life flighted ( is that a word) to the University of Utah. Nothing mattered after that I got on the phone called my parents to take Ashlyn. I called Nate's parents and told them to come pick me up because we were headed to the hospital. That was the longest drive ever, I could have swore that we were only going 3 mph. But we finally made it up there and got to see Nate before we went into surgery. #longestdayofmylife!

This might sound like a cliche and just something people say in bad times but I truly believe that God has a plan for us we may not agree with him at the moment we may even curse God and say why me, but there is a wonderful plan for us. If you look back on your life can't you see how things fell into place and the lessons you learned along the way? I know I can. You are where you are meant to be. The what ifs and the shoulda coulda woulda's don't mean anything.

These last 3 years has brought me closer to my heavenly father. It has made me trust my heavenly fathers judgement and his timing. And it has giving me a wonderful testimony about prayer, I always believe he was there listening to me but now I can say that I know he is there listening to me. The day after Nate's accident I was a wreck no sleep, we had just heard that he was probably paralyzed, he had more surgeries to do just a complete mess. I'll never forget the blessing I got that day about having comfort and the strength to cope with everything and the second those words were said  instantly I felt this rush of calmness and comfort that I believe is the only reason I have not completely lost it. I have never felt anything like it. Some days I would trade this experience to have a normal like, of course some days I wish it was normal, but I never would have found some of this inner strength I never knew I had. I'm sure Nate has a completely different outlook on this whole experience!

Well I better get to bed I have to get up in a few hours 4 to be exact for our annual chair bound hunters pheasant hunt. Pictures to come.

Here are a few quotes that I love! Hopefully they will brighten your day!

“The best antidote I know for worry is work. The best cure for weariness is the challenge of helping someone who is even more tired. One of the great ironies of life is this: He or she who serves almost always benefits more than he or she who is served.” President Gordon B. Hinckley

Never think that what you have to offer is insignificant, there will always be someone out the that needs what you have to give.

Ask yourself, 'How did God bless me today?' If you do that long enough and with faith, you will find yourself remembering blessings. And sometimes, you will have gifts brought to your mind which you failed to notice during the day, but which you will then know were a touch of God’s hand in your life.” –Henry B. Eyring

:) Pray always, and remember what to pray for.
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