Monday, April 26, 2010

In Loving Memory

Last Thursday my Dad's Mom passed away from a very quick battle with cancer. I'm very sad that I'm not able to attend the funeral in Utah tomorrow. I wish that I was able to be there to pay tribute to a wonderful woman and support my Dad and his family. Though you can tell by Molly's age that this picture is a little outdated, here is my amazing Grandma and Grandpa Yourstone. We'll sure miss you, Grandma!
This comes right on the heels of losing my Mom's Mom, Grandma MacKay, in December. I was fortunate enough to be able to attend her funeral in Utah. Another outdated picture; this was taken the day Molly was blessed.
My family has always lived miles away from either set of Grandparents, so I don't feel like I ever was able to get to know them extremely well, but I do know the wonderful people both my Grandmas were. I feel so blessed to have been given the opportunity to be apart of such a great family legacy. I'm grateful for the Gospel and the knowledge it gives us of eternal families.

Saturday, April 17, 2010

We're Surviving...

...I think. You might want to check with Molly on that, though. David has now been gone for a total of 11 days, and we've seen him for 1 day in the middle of that. We only have about 17 more days to go! We're are missing him terribly, but are so grateful that he has a job and is working hard learning the ropes. He's doing great in Texas, so that's good.

Today I took Molly to her first movie in a theater. A local theater here does free matinees for kids on Saturdays. We're grateful my friend Ann and her family didn't mind Molly and me being third wheels for their family time. Molly was pretty excited about the whole thing, and especially with the popcorn. She did say over and over "Momma, it's too dark in here, I can't see my popcorn!" and "How do we get out of here?" We saw Astro Boy, which wouldn't have been my first choice as Molly's first movie in a theater, but hey, it's free, am I really going to argue? Molly said afterward it was a little bit weird.

We then hit Purdue's spring fest, once again with Ann and her family. Molly actually got her face painted, I couldn't believe it. That is a huge step for her. We of course had to wash it off right when we got home, but hey, it lasted for a couple of hours. I'm sad I forgot my camera, I had meant to take it today. So alas, no pictures, but I'm sure you get the jist.

I was exhausted after our crazy day out, so I was taking a little rest on the couch this afternoon while Molly was doing computer games. She looked over to me and asked if I was sleeping, which I responded that I was getting pretty close. She hopped up and went upstairs to get some books, then came down and read to me, then sang me some songs. It completely melted my heart that she wanted to do her bedtime routine for me. Molly has been acting out a little bit lately, I think in response to her Daddy being away, so she's been pretty difficult at times. I so appreciated that sweetness from her, I really needed it.

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Happy Easter!

Happy Easter! We hope everyone can enjoy celebrating the resurrection of our Savior on this beautiful April morning.
Last week we were at my parent's house, so we went to their ward on Sunday for church. Molly learned about the resurrection in Nursery. In the car on the way home, I asked Molly what she had learned, and she explained to me how Jesus lived in a cave for 3 months, and then he was alive again! I'm pretty sure that's not exactly what was taught, but I thought it was cute. We've been working on correcting that notion this week.

We've been doing our little Easter celebrations the last couple of days. On Friday we colored Easter eggs. Molly took it very seriously. We used the little Q-tip looking ink things that Grammy sent in her Easter package. It's the first time we've really taken the time to color Easter eggs since Molly was born. We're excited to use those eggs for our Easter dinner tonight...Deviled eggs, Mmmmm.Yesterday before conference, we had a little Easter egg hunt for the kids in our little apartment complex. Though it was pouring rain, they loved getting together and hunting for the eggs outside. Then between the morning and afternoon sessions we had a potluck at a neighbor's house. It was fun to get together.

This morning Molly got to do another Easter egg hunt all by herself. We've collected quite a few eggs over that last couple of years, so to me it seemed like a ton for one little girl to find. She thought it was an absolute blast.

We also hid her Easter basket...in her little kitchen. We told her while she was looking for eggs to keep an eye out for it. She opened the door to the fridge on her kitchen, took a little gasp, and got very excited. We put some bunny ears in the basket, and that's the first thing she put on. The second was the watch that we got her at the zoo last week in Iowa. She's been asking for a watch forever, so we found a cute one, and figured the Easter basket was a great place to have it. She immediately eyed it and said, "My watch!" like she knew it was coming or something.

We're looking forward to another relaxing day watching General Conference, enjoying a nice Easter dinner of ham (my first one EVER!), roasted asparagus, mashed potatoes, rolls, and deviled eggs. Hope you enjoy the rest or your day, and eat just as well!

Friday, April 2, 2010

Family Pics

I would not hesitate to tell you that I really have no skill with a camera. I'm not shy about that fact, that's just the way it is. Though I enjoy taking pictures, I've never taken the time to learn all the cool things you can do with photography. We've been fortunate here in Indiana to make some friends that are pretty good at the whole taking pictures thing. I'm grateful that Jessica and her sister Bethany were so willing to take some family pictures for us, especially before we move. We admire your skills! We didn't want to bore you with hundreds of pictures of us, so I settled down to the difficult task of picking a few of our favorites, though it still turned out to be a lot! Anyway, here's us.
These are just hilarious. Classic Molly.

Thursday, April 1, 2010

We have NEWS!

David got the job! We will be moving to Iowa in the very near future. These next couple of months are going to be an absolute whirl-wind. Next week David heads to Ames for a couple of days for some "training". Then next Monday, he will head to Texas for 4 weeks to work with a client of the company he is now employed with, while I stay at home and try and do some packing here and there. After Texas, we'll pack our stuff for the 7th time in our 6 years of marriage, and head off to Ames (or somewhere nearby), and David will start his new career. So thank you all for your support and prayers! Now we just need a few days for it all to sink in...