Thursday, April 9, 2015

Sunday, April 5, 2015


Easter was hard.
I really miss my cute little mom.
We always celebrated Easter together.
Her and my dad always put quarters in the eggs for the kids.
Today I found myself stuffing and hiding eggs with quarters.
We continue to celebrate and press forward
even if it's hard.
You would think I would be used to missing someone by now.
I'm not used to it at all.
I've said it before and I'll say it again,
"Time does not heal. The only thing that will fill my broken
heart is to have Kristen, my dad and now my mom back in my arms."
Because of that first Easter morning long 
long ago that day will surely come.

One of my mother's favorite tea cups decorates my counter today.

Cupcakes make me happy

Another favorite Easter treat is coconut cream pie

Parker's first egg hunt

Someone left Kristen some beautiful butterflies

Hoping that grass grows back soon.

My mother's bowl adorns the table

Kristen's Easter tree

"The first Easter Sunday is the day that changed everything.  On that day, my life changed. Your life changed. The destiny of all God's children changed. On that blessed day, the Savior of mankind, who had taken upon himself the chains of sin and death that held us captive, burst those chains and set us free."
~President Dieter F. Uchtdorf

"Today we celebrate the gift of victory over every fall we have ever experienced, every sorrow we have ever known, every discouragement we have ever had, 
every fear we have ever faced," 
~ Elder Jeffrey R. Holland 

the real easter


          Two Words Will Make Your Day, 

Every Day

               A short reminder for a world short on hope:

     "He lives."

                 Two simple words, one awesome truth.
                          And because He lives,
                                you can live a joyful life.

click on the link below

Happy Easter

Saturday, April 4, 2015

one more from florida

We thought it would be fun to see how many 
beaches we could visit.
 We started off  Saturday 
evening at St. Augustine.

The next morning we started at Ormond Beach.
I think this one was my favorite,
the water was so blue and the sand was so white.

Next stop was Daytona Beach. 
We kind of kept driving as it looked like a very busy place.

We stopped at the Kennedy Space Center for a quick look,
then we drove through Cape Canaveral 
and then onto Cocoa Beach.

Our final stop before heading back to the
 airport in Orlando was
the Orlando temple. 
Loved it!

We loved Florida!

florida...the sites

We only spent 4 days in Florida, 
still we were able to see plenty.
We flew into Orlando and then drove up to Tallahassee.
We drove back to Orlando through 
Jacksonville and down the east coast.
I had no idea what those things
 hanging in the trees were.
Turns out it's moss,
 I guess I'm the only one who has never seen that before.

The Secret Garden at Maclay Gardens 
reminded me of Kristen.

Another one of my favorites was the canopy trees.
I'm also told no visit to Tallahassee
 is complete without a visit to 
Bradley's Country Store.

We visited a park and took a boat tour and saw some 
of the wild life Florida has to offer.

If you look closely you will see
ducks, a gator and a snake all together.