Sunday, August 22, 2010


Skyler--his GQ pose/ Spencer Boerup Photography
I can't believe I forgot to post Skylers happy birthday post!! UGH -- Well he turned 16 on August 18. Its so weird to have a 16 yr old boy now. Even though he is 6'8" he is still my little boy, course he towers over me and loves to show that by putting his arm around me so that I have to look UP to him! He was ordained a priest today by his dad. I was able to slip out of Sunbeams to witness this exciting event! Bishop Lindsey had him come up to the podium to be sustained by the ward. Skyler is so much taller than him and so Bishop commented on that and then there was a friend of Hunters that just turned 14 who is 4'8'  who also went up to the podium.So it went from one extreme to the other, it was quite funny:)  Sky is such an inspiration to me, he has never questioned why he has had to go through this huge trial. He does complain about the pain, which is very severe at times.  Love you big guy!!!!!!
Great-grandma Eve, Shawn's mom,Mardele(They both have passed away) Kevin (Shawns brother), Debbie (Kevins wife)
I only have 13 more days till I meet Shawn and Amber!! I'm so excited, I don't really know why I'm not nervous, but probably because I have waited for this day to come for so long. Shawn started a blog after reading mine. She has shared her experiences from the time she found out she was pregnant with me until she gave birth to me! This has been such an eye opening experience. I have so much love and admiration for all that she went through. I can't put into words how grateful I am to her. I was just able to post pictures of my grandmother and great-grandmother, who Shawn stayed with while she was pregnant with me. I love seeing my relatives, it will be full circle for all of us! I truly believe that angels and our Heavenly Father have been apart of this reunion. I'm so blessed to have found her and my sisters!!
I am bummed that Uncle Kevin and Aunt Debbie won't be able to meet this time. Their daughter Autumn, who lives in Phoenix, will be able to be there though! They will be in Phoenix during the Holidays so we will meet then:)
The photographer told him to do something silly- that's what we got!
I also forgot to mention Clays birthday on August 5. He turned 11 and is so excited to be 12 next year!! He is loving his 5th grade teacher! I feel bad because I was at Girl's Camp and Skyler had his surgery the day before so he kind of got left out a little bit. He did go out with his dad for the day and picked out a few gifts. He is growing up and keeps us on our toes! He will be testing for Horizons again this year, he can't wait!  We love you Clay Bubbles!!!


KaNdRa and JaReD said...

Happy Birthday to your boys! I remember when they were all born! Time flies:)

Can't wait for you to come full circle with Shawn and her family. How exciting!

shawn said...

Love the post but the first thing I have to say is..I love your countdown..Oh so cute!! By the way, your grandma's name was Mardele. Although I do not know what a priest is ( except Catholic), I am proud of Skyler's accomplishment. And the Countdown continues..the way are clocks are spinning the time will be here soon!