Thursday, August 26, 2010

Four Years!

It's been four years since we took this picture. What an amazing day that was, and what a rollercoaster ride we've had since then. We've lived in three houses. Cody has had four different jobs and has earned a college degree. I have had three jobs, four if you count being a mommy. We have one of the cutest 2-year-olds ever. And we're still just as in love as we were that first day! It's hard to not have as much time together as we used to, but I think it almost makes the time we do get together even more special. I'm so grateful to be married to my best friend, someone who makes my happiness a priority. He compliments me often, reassures me when I am feeling down, and is a wonderful father to our son. I love you, Cody Alleman, and I can't wait to spend eternity with you!

Friday, August 20, 2010


So, I often read this website to get a little laugh once in awhile (warning: some things are rated PG-13), and I caught this little gem the other day that made me almost snort water up my nose. I hope you find it entertaining as well :)

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

My poor kid...

At least it's not swollen anymore. We took the bandaid off overnight and planned to just use the butterfly, but this morning, Joshua grabbed Cody's water jug and conked himself in the head with it and it started bleeding again. Sigh. I'm sorry we doomed you to a life of klutziness, my son! I had hoped that genetic defect wouldn't be passed on, but oh, well....

Sunday, August 15, 2010

A picture is worth...well, a lot!

It's been awhile since I posted pictures, and since I finally found the cord to download pictures off our camera, I'm taking advantage. First off is Joshua reclining on the couch, drinking out of his sippy cup (which he had to put in a red plastic cup for some reason...):
Our ward Pioneer Day celebration included face painting, so Joshua got a sun and a dinosaur on his face, as well as some chocolate from the cookies, of course.
We were fortunate to be able to drive down to Hurricane, Utah for the funeral of Michael J. Ferrin, the father of my sister-in-law, Shelly. It was a very tender experience, and we are grateful we could be there to support him. Here are most of us at the luncheon following the funeral. L-R are Joshua, my dad, my brother Kendall, my sister Brianne, Kendall's wife Shelly, their daughter Audrey, my mom, and Cody. I'm taking the picture, of course.Joshua loved the rolls.Probably one of my new favorite pictures of me and Joshua:My mom with her youngest granddaughter, Kaitlyn:
Kaitlyn again. Grandma was having fun feeding her carrots:Kaitlyn snuggled up to Cody so willingly! It was adorable. She just laid into his shoulder, smearing her carroty-face all over his white shirt, and it seems Cody loved it. I can't wait to see him holding our daughter someday (and no, that's not an announcement...):The finale to our quick trip to southern Utah was a traumatic crash into a children's kitchen set at the Ferrins' after the funeral, resulting in a nasty cut across the eyebrow and black eye for our little guy:A little blurry but you can see the lovely shade of purple on his eyelid:Don't worry, though, he's okay. He's actually been in really good spirits and enjoys mentioning that he has an owie and wears a "ban-aid." I'm just glad it wasn't anything more serious.

That's it for pictures for now. We really should be better about them, but you know how it is! Love you all!

Monday, August 9, 2010

Life: just the blink of an eye

I am so saddened to hear of the passing of Michael Ferrin, my sister-in-law Shelly's dad, this morning. As far as I know, it was a heart attack in his sleep--very sudden and very out of the blue. My heart is aching right now to think that some members of my family are hurting so very much. I know that my little nephew and nieces loved their grandpa, and I can only imagine the pain that Shelly is feeling. She's my age, and her father was about the same age as mine...I guess that's what is bringing this home for me. Life is so fragile, you know? It can seem so long while we're living it, but in the eternal scheme of things, it passes by so quickly. I'm so glad that we know about our Heavenly Father's plan for us. This is not the end of everything. You will see him again, all thanks to our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.

Our prayers and thoughts are with you, Shelly, Kendall, Damon, Audrey, Kaitlyn, and the rest of the family we know and love, especially Carolyn (his wife), and their children, Liz, Mike, Becky, and Lindsey. We love you and pray that you will find comfort in the Spirit of our Lord at this very trying time.