My four kiddos (in 5/2010...a few months before Tannon left on his mission):
Everyone took good care of me. My mom and dad had us all over for a cook out. Dan-the-Man even made the food our family was assigned (Yeah, Dan!). My sisters and their families were there, as well as my grandmother. She is 93!
On Saturday, Dan-the-Man and Dawson took me to a late lunch and to the new movie, The Avengers. So much fun! I think the Hulk beating up Loki was my favorite part. What does that say about me? I'm not sure I want to know.
Monday morning I got a call from an in-tears Kori. Daci had cut off all of her hair. If that isn't a big reminder of the joyful and not-so-joyful parts of motherhood, I don't know what is. You can read about that fiasco here. Even with days like Kori had on Monday, days with tears and frustration, there is NOTHING quite like being a mother. I know one day she will look back on that day and laugh...but it might be a while.
As I reminisce about my years raising all of my children, I find joy so many things: not just the perfect days, but even the days that were not so perfect. Being a wife and a mother are the two most important things I have ever or will ever do. I am so grateful to be a woman and able to fill these two roles. I wouldn't have it any other way!
I am so grateful that my two married kids have chosen such wonderful spouses. I love Rick and Daysha just like my own kids!
|Rick and Kori, 10/2011 (Kori was 7 months pregnant with the twins)|
|Daysha and Easton|
|Livvi and Street|
I'll be back with more artwork and the unveiling of my June Play Group classes in a day or two. Stay tuned...