Monday, April 26, 2010

On The Move

Well, we finally heard back last week regarding the house we put an offer on in January. We will close sometime early in May! We are so excited. The home inspection is tomorrow morning. So assuming that there are no deal breakers (which we are pretty confident that there is not) we will be moving soon! The kiddos are all excited and are looking forward to the pool. I think that Gage will have the most difficult time transitioning but we will see. He is very particular to his room and surroundings. He will soon be sleeping all by his lonesome, along with all of the other children as this house is huge! It is just under 4000 square feet, has 6 bedrooms, a 4 car garage, a ginormous kitchen, a pool, and so much more! We have some busy weeks ahead of us but we are looking forward to it!

Monday, April 19, 2010


15 years ago today an event occurred in Oklahoma City that forever changed my life. Growing up there was a family in our ward that had moved to OKC just prior to the bombing and unfortunately the father of this family was among the victims of this horrible event. I have had the priveledge of going to OKC a couple of times now and every time I have gone to the memorial sight. It is amazing and was so well done. I remember the day and all of the news coverage. For a couple of days no one knew if Paul was in the building at the time of the explosion. He was among the missing for a couple of days. This was also an incredible spiritual experience for me as well. You see my dear friend Poiette and I decided to fast for the finding of Paul. I do not believe that they ever found him, but I remember vividly sitting in the school cafeteria having to explain to others why we were not eating. It was my first true experience of fasting and I am so grateful for it! It was amazing the comfort that I felt during this time and I have never forgotten it. How powerful fasting and praying really is. I am so grateful for the knowledge of the Gospel that I have and for the countless blessings that I receive from being a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints! I an grateful for the knowledge of eternal families and for the opportunity that we all have to be a part of one. May the Lord's comforting hand be upon those families of the victims of the Oklahoma City Bombing and may we all strive to keep their memories alive!