Thursday, December 22, 2011
Kelsie with her big sister
Kels & Kamrin
Their biggest fan
Kelsie as a flyer......
Kelsie & Destri
Tuesday, December 20, 2011
Sunday, November 20, 2011
Saturday, November 12, 2011
Our Military both past and present.
I found way too many cool videos to share, so I choose a couple to share.
Thursday, November 10, 2011
The Changing Seasons
Today I am Thankful for.......
I am grateful for these beautiful Idaho fall days. For the promise of frigid winter mornings followed by spring blossoms and hot summer days. For constant changes and nothing ever the same or predictable. I love the changing seasons, as nothing ever gets to familiar before it changes again.
Tuesday, November 8, 2011
"Upon the subject of education, not presuming to dictate any plan or system respecting it, I can only say that I view it as the most important subject which we as a people may be engaged in." -- Abraham Lincoln
I am so grateful that we have access to universities where we can pursue any field that we desire. I am thankful that I was persistent in obtaining my degree...even if it took longer than I had expected. Completing it has provided me with a good job, a feeling of accomplishment, and allowed me to learn many life skills. I am so thankful for all of those who encouraged me and helped me along the way. Knowledge truly is power!
My kids' Teachers
Sunday, November 6, 2011
The kids and I have found great peace and comfort in music lately. We listen to this music in our home and as we drive to town when we feel we need some comfort or uplift. This one is our new favorite we’ve been blasting it in the car for a couple of weeks now…..
Many of you who know our family know that we have used modern medicine a lot……..Our family was definitely given some challenges in this area however because of the many advances our children have overcome most of these challenges.
I am especially thankful this week as my mom spent the week in the hospital, then had a major surgery, and will spend the next week or so in the hospital recovering. I am so grateful that her ailment was able to be fixed and that she is no longer is major pain. After surgery listening to the surgeon explain what he had to do and just imagining that it is possible to do what he did is amazing!!
We are also very thankful that right now, as difficult as it may appear, for us to watch Josh sick, tired and struggling through the most basic daily functions that modern medicine has become so incredibly advanced to the point that his life can be preserved and that after a time he will be well again. …… That thankfully there are pills to help when he gets sick, pills to help when he is in pain and medicine to zap the cancer inside of him…… That there is a machine that can send doses of radiation to the exact spot of his tumor….within a couple millimeters to be exact!
All of this would not be possible without modern medicine and those who choose to attend college for all of those years, update their knowledge frequently, and spend many hours working to use their knowledge for good!
Friday, November 4, 2011
Wednesday, November 2, 2011
He genuinly cares about his work and the people that he gets to encounter each day. I know that he can say that he really loves what he does.
#3 He's pretty fun to be around............
We've got attend some preety amazing sporting events together, visit Martha's Vineyard, Fenway Park, Costa Rica, the Salmon River, Sunny San Diego, and many other places....Oh, the fun that we've have together! Looking forward to doing many more fun things together.....
I don't know how he does it sometimes....but most people don't know what he is deally with right now because he doesn't let it show to most. He continues to find work for his employees, bid jobs, and check on his jobs as he goes. Many don't know that he has a pretty tough case of cancer and is in a lot of pain. They don't know that he goes to radiation daily and has a continuos chemotherapy pump running. He feels sick and very tired most of the time, but I don't think that I have ever heard him complain about his situation one time. He points out regularly that this is just one more obstacle in his life to overcome.
I love you Josh!!!