The 8th birthday is a big one in our family. It is the beginning of scouts, and when you can be baptized a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. I have to say I am so proud of the decisions logan has made. He decided to be baptized and commit to his Heavenly Father, and to actively participate in the scouting program. He is a good boy, with a generally helpful attitude, he excels in his school work, and tries hard at everything he does. But probably the one thing I am the most proud of is that he tries hard to live the standards of the gospel. He knows that if you do that everything else will fall into place. I'd say he is definitely wise beyond his years. We love you buddy.
Tuesday, September 14, 2010
Monday, September 13, 2010
So for those of you who don't know about Hope For Little Hearts here is the run down. Hope for Little Hearts was started in 2007. It was started because of Brody. Brody has Left Ventricular Non-compaction. It is a rare form of Cardiomyopathy. It affects the heart. There is no cure. The only cure if the heart starts to go downhill is a heart transplant. So while we were relieved that there was finally a diagnosis, we knew that there was a long scary road ahead. I had to put my fear to work in a positive way or I was going to go crazy. So we formed Hope for Little Hearts. This was our 3rd annual dinner auction. I have to say our attendees amaze me every year. This year was especially special to me. Rafes pre school helped out. They did an amazing job. They made cookie dough, and passed out the desserts. I was also touched by a little girl, and dear friends who made some desserts for the dessert auction. Most of all I was touched by how giving and wonderful all of the attendees were in this economic time. We are so grateful for all of you in our livs, and the many ways which you support this charity. We can not even put into words the hope that it gives us. Thank you so much!!!
Are we a little redneck? I guess so. But my boys really love the outdoors. They love animals, they love the thought of being cowboys. Can I honestly say I'd rather have it any other way? No I can't. Who can turn away a smile like that with a handful of dandelions. If you had of asked me 15 years ago my answer may differ. But I love our simple way of life.
What can I say about this man. My dad is an amazingly hard worker. He taught me how to be honest, loyal, and caring. He always made sure that we kids knew how lucky we were. There was not a prayer uttered in our house that did not include "we are very fortunate, please help all those out there with no food or shelter." He worked hard to make sure we had all that we needed. He never missed a soccer game, even if it meant a long drive. He love his children and grandchildren. Happy bday dad and grandpa!!!!