Monday, April 21, 2008

Ode to Ellen

"Look mom, just like the "Tiddy Bears" on Ellen"

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

I Often Sit and Wonder

The internet and especially blogging has opened up a whole new way to get to know people and read about their lives in ways it was never possible before. One of my newest blogging friends, Julie, also has a 7 year old boy who has special needs. Every time I look at her blog, Collins smile is infectious and you can't help but smile. Most of you know how I feel about my sweet Caleb and the joy he is in my life. Well, I was never good at writing poems in school but she wrote this to Collin and she said everything my heart would say if it could talk.

To: Collin
From: Mommy
I often sit and wonder
I often sit and wonder what you would say.
I have a feeling that you would talk for days.
Would you tell me that it hurts so bad,
Or would you say I love you mom and dad?
Don't worry my son I know what you want to say
You tell me in your own special way.
The way you wrap your arms around me tight.
The way you smile as we cuddle every night.
I often sit and wonder what you would want to be.
I have a feeling you would say I just want you to be proud of me.
A teacher, a great leader, a sales man or a fireman?
But there was someone who had a much bigger plan.
Don't worry my son I know what you were sent here to be.
A special gift to love and cherish just for me?.
No, you had a special mission from the day of your birth.
A special angel sent to teach of peace and love to all of us on earth.
I often sit and wonder how I can be so blessed
And If I am passing this very important test.
To love and protect someone so special and dear
To trust in God's will and trust that he is near.
Don't worry my son I will walk beside you every step
And when you are weak in my arms you will be kept.
You are my special angel and were sent to me on loan
But for all eternity a family we will be known.

Thursday, April 10, 2008

Occupation Day?????

What do you have your child wear to school on occupation day for spirit week. None other than bloody doctor costume from last Halloween!!!

Sunday, April 6, 2008

Tyler + Cycling Race Crash = Trip To InstaCare

Yesterday Tyler participated in the first cycling race of the season, appropriately named "Hell Of The North" In the final stretch to the finish line, Tyler was cut off by another rider and he skidded across the road at 30 miles per hour. He has road rash all down the right side of his body, he had to have two stitches in his elbow, but the worst, pain wise for his is a separated shoulder. He is just upset that he was in good contention to make top ten, and of course his bike. Luckily it was his training bike, he took that one because at one point they are on gravel and didn't want to scratch up his "real" bike. Overall he came through ok, his next race is the 26th so hopefully he will be able to participate.

Tuesday, April 1, 2008


The guys in our ward did a self proclaimed retro night at their last basketball game.