Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Valentines Day pictures

We didn't get to celebrate much for Valentines Day this year but that didn't stop Brian from getting some chocolates for me. He bought some Reese's peanut butter hearts and then we dipped some strawberries in hard shell chocolate. I got to eat all the strawberries and they were delicious.

Monday, February 13, 2012

Do you remember?

Cathleen, does this material look familiar? I finally finished making my skirt with the material we picked out back in 2002. I decided to make mine short instead of the long version that we made for you. That was a great time. The winter Olympics in Salt Lake was a once in a life time opportunity. I remember going to Abravanel Hall and up to the State Capital building to see the copy of the Constitution. I won't forget the impromptu visit with Brian Botano (I still have his autographed photo) and shopping the overcrowded mall. I have never seen the tram as full as it was that week. Park City was so much fun to see despite the very cold wet feet. The women's luge was great even though the US didn't win. Do you still have a picture of you and the Jamaican bobsled? I still have that silly monster doll we won. I loved seeing the Norwegian house there and seeing some of what Dad saw on his mission. I do wish we had more pictures of the Olympics but I had a wonderful time. I am glad I have sisters who force me to do things I would never without them around.

Friday, February 10, 2012

A funeral for Brother-in-law

We spent the day at a funeral today. We didn't expect to have to a sibling widowed this soon in life but our plans our not the way life goes. It was a sad event but had some happy moments too. It was hard to watch the older boys deal with their father's death. I remember so well the shock and numbness following the lost of Robert oh so many years ago. Brian's family is so close and they care so much about each other. The comunity has really come together to help and support his sister. They have provided so much financally as well as doing whatever they can to make things easier for Terrisa. I guess there are advantages to living in a small town. Watching as Terrissa struggles with the huge change in her life and wishing there was was something I could do only makes me apprieate and love my Brian more.