Friday, June 24, 2011
Sunday, June 19, 2011
This year we decided that we wanted to treat Grandpa Meldrum to a little vacation for Father’s Day. He is so good to us and with so many kids and grandkids wanting all his attention, we thought that it would be a good idea to steal him for a couple of days and have Sadee and Aidan have some Grandpa time.
Cody, Jessica and Ammon came along too and it was so fun to spend some time with them. I don’t think grandpa really expected to get so spoiled on this trip. Cole and Cody didn’t let him spend any money which annoyed him a couple of times! That was pretty funny. Cole and I treated him to the hot pools and Cody and Jess to the aquatic center at Lava.
We camped at the KOA in Lava Hot Springs. It was only about two hours away which was really nice since my back isn’t doing so great due to my pregnancy and lack of exercise these days. We went the first week of June so we thought that we'd have really nice weather. Not too hot but not too cold. Umm... yeah. It felt like December the first two nights! Not only did it hail one night, but after going to bed I swear a tornado came through that night. The kids were loving it though. They never cared that it was so cold. Our last day there was the nicest of course. Still cold, but at least we were able to go to the pool. I hate being cold so I tried to stay out of the pool but the kids convinced me and of course you know how that goes. You have to make them happy right?
I have to say that I love Cole's family. I am so lucky to not only have him in my life but, although I never say it enough I love his sister, brothers and his dad. They are such a special family and I feel lucky to be a part of it. It was really nice to spend some time with Cole and the kids and Cody and his family and Grandpa. I think we are making this a tradition. The kids loved building memories with Mark. They enjoyed the ice cream he bought them, their time with him at the playground and the pool, making smores and especially playing Uno those cold nights.
Sunday, June 12, 2011
Sadee turned eight in April. We have always talked to her about baptism and how daddy and mommy want her to do it because she wants to. Not because we expect her to. We have always let her know that it has always been her decision and when she is ready and feels that it is something she wants to do, we will be there to support her.
I remember when I was baptized twenty years ago. My mom, dad and I were converts to the church. Even at only eight years old I remember feeling something very special. I knew it was a good decision. I think I mostly wanted to join the church because I saw how it had united my mom and dad. I remember feeling that any gospel and church that had made that happen for them had to be true. So i couldn't wait to get baptized. Because for me, it wasn't just about joining a church. It was about realizing that I could be with my family forever and that most importantly we could always have love at home and be a family.
I want my daughter to feel this happiness. And she has let me know that she is ready for the responsibility that comes with getting baptized.