Friday, April 25, 2008

Excited and a little sadness

I am up quite late tonight. I asked my mom and sisters if they would go to the BYU Women's Conference with me on May 1 & 2 and they said yes, except Kati she can not take off of work since she will be getting married soon and needs the time for her honeymoon. I think honeymoon's are over rated anyway. Just kidding Kati. I am so excited to go to the conference. I am not looking forward to the drive but it will be good to spend time with my sisters. When Azure passed away we decided to take a girls trip every year and we decided this would be a great way to start. There are so many classes being offered it is hard to narrow it down but I think I have most of them picked out. I am really looking forward to be fueled with spiritual enrichment. At the same time the last couple of days have been a little hard. Azure's little boy Eric turns one on Saturday and it makes me sad to know she will not be there in body to celebrate it with him. Being a mom I can not imagine not being able to share all of my kids birthdays with them. I know she will be there in spirit but at times I am filled with deep sadness because it is not the same. I am so grateful for the Atonement and the teachings and blessings of the gospel. I can not imagine not being a member and losing a loved one and not knowing that someday we will all be together again. That is what gets me through sometimes on days when her passing hits me and I remember I will not be able to see her or talk to her physically. I know that Brian and his new spouse Ginger will make it a special day for him. Happy Birthday Eric. I wish I could be there to celebrate with but your cousins have baseball games. When you get older you will have to have them take you out and play catch. I love you little guy.

Monday, April 21, 2008

My baby is growing up :)

I have been trying to get this posted for over a week now. My laptop has not wanted to cooperate and it has been a little crazzzy at our house. April 12th was Tatum's 6th birthday. She was so afraid that she was not going to get to celebrate it that she asked me for a month straight everyday if we could have a party that day. Her birthday was on a Saturday this year and needless to say we were spending the day yet again at the ball field. Tucker had a game at 8:30 and Tatum had a game at 2:30 and I arranged for her to have snack that day so she could take birthday cup cakes and share with her team mates and Tre' had a game at 2:45. We had a great surprise, Tatum had asked her Grandma's and Grandpa's to come down to celebrate with her which her Grandma and Grandpa Baker came the week before and Grandpa Bigler told us he had to work and would not make it so we planned on just Grandma Bigler coming and they both showed up at Tatum's game. She was so excited that her Grandpa was able to make it too. We finished games around 5 went home and changed to head to Jungle Jim's (Jeepers Creepers) as we refer to it to have some fun. I am not sure who had more fun, the kids or the adults. We have always enjoyed going there because of the bumper cars. We had not been there since August of '05' until now. The younger kids enjoyed riding the rides while the older kids and the adults which I would refer to as older kids as well played games. Kati and Boston showed their kid side and joined Tatum on a ride. Later we got a group together and took on the bumper cars. We then all joined for dinner at Texas Roadhouse which Tatum picked because she wanted to sit on the saddle for her birthday. Thanks family for coming and making Tatum's day a good one for her. Happy 6th Birthday Tatum.