Thursday, August 26, 2010

A Man who lived with HEART ......i will miss you so!

You and I.

So many memories.

Sitting on your knee, singing to you as a little girl

Hearing you say, "Oh what a beauty!"

Feeling like your little princess.

Always feeling your love and that you were proud of me.

Time spent together, on dinner made time for each grand child

I've loved you in life Grandpa and in death you have left a legacy of love and goodness and service to so many. So many have called me and have told me how much you meant to them, how special you made them feel. You truly made "the one" feel important and special.

You are my H E R O, I love you so much and will miss you dearly. But as I went to be with Grandma just after your passing, I felt your spirit so tangibly. You were watching over us then and I know your spirit is A L I V E and that you have stepped into a bigger sphere, and that you will watch closely over us, your children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. I pray that in my life, through service and faithfully living the GOSPEL OF JESUS CHRIST that I will show my gratitude to you for all your GOODNESS, your life of service and generosity.

I love you Grandpa.

Friday, August 13, 2010

My little girl is 8!

There are so many special moments of childhood.
On July 24th, 2010 my little girl was baptized and she truly glowed.

I love this picture of Maddi and her Dad. How blessed I feel that Brian lives worthy to bless our children through his Priesthood, it brought a tear to my eye to watch him tenderly and ever so gently put her down under the water, and then kneel down beside her in the water to give her a big hug.

The pretty dress we picked out together online. I added the sleeves because she wanted to be modest. I love this girl!!

Pretty Auntie Jenny, who gave such a special talk on the Holy Ghost. I wanted to show Maddi's hair too, a friend in my Ward braided it for her and it looked beautiful.

i loved the pink sash and beautiful rosettes with ribbon at the back

so special to have many of the people who mean so much, aunts, uncles, grandparents and cousins come to support her.
what a princess!
i love you Maddi
Fresh as a rainbow
Pure as the white snow
Bright as the sun's warm glow
Shiny and brand new
Sweet as the morning dew
(lyrics from a song by Cheryl Davidson that I used to sing along to as a little girl)

I love my Grandparents so much. They came to support Maddi and our family and we are forever grateful that they would come and share in this special day. WE LOVE YOU!
We gave Maddi her first scriptures with a darling case. She was thrilled.
The 2nd Birthday cake for Maddi, made by Aunt Melissa. Mmmmmm it was so delicious!

Blowing out the candles after a long and eventful day. Earlier in the morning Maddison was in the Magrath parade on a float for Melissa's School of Ballet. She loved every minute wearing full make-up for the event.

Truly a Day to Remember
Amazing to think that she was washed clean of all sin, that for a little while she is pure and free of any stain. I pray that her testimony of the Savior will continue to grow and that she will rely on the special gift she was given. . . . ALL HER LIFE.

Thursday, August 12, 2010

2010 WILLIAMS REUNION ~ Lake 5 Memories!

Post Bumper Boats. Fun for most, except for the 4 and under innocent passengers who took the brunt of the water guns.

Brian the seriously competitive GO-CART racer. He found the fastest car, I mean he has seriously mad skills and should think about changing careers! (ha ha)

If you have questions/concerns about this picture, well. . .
all I can say is WHITE ELEPHANT. There have been a few times in my life when I have given in to excess laughter. Well that night truly tops them all!!! SUCH GOOD TIMES!

Mmmmm delicious fruit (see below)

These two were pretty glad to have made it to the TREE together. So cute!

For our Family Home Evening, we had the kids experience Lehi's vision of the Tree of Life. It was so fun to watch the kids put on their blind folds to experience the "mists of darkness, " to have them then hold to the iron rod as they passed by the Great and Spacious Building. Sarah and Jenny were mocking and making us all feel ashamed!!!( haha) Well I guess except for Scott and Josh who were bringing up the rear and literally let go of the rod to follow after these "hotties."
No denying it Josh and Scott I've got it all on video, although I guess I can't blame you. I really think the kids thought it was pretty great. To see them all enjoy the "fruit" ( their sugar powdered donut) was worth it all!

what I wouldn't give to see a picture taken of those little faces from Jenny and Sarah's angle. Now that would be Priceless!
The best times were when we could just sit around and do nothing.
Jenny and Nadine camping becomes you both, you look beautiful.

I love this lady and holding Anderson for the first time truly brought a tear to my eye. He is the sweetest little boy!
Sisters are the greatest. I love you Sarah and Jade.

Such a Fun Filled Week we had a LAKE 5 with all the WILLIAMS FAMILY!
I LOVE YOU ALL and can't wait for next year