Funerals, Stitches, and Blessings

You’ll have to forgive me for the lack of posting. The last two weeks have been exciting, fun, and exhausting to say the least. The new baby in and of itself has brought my ‘pace’ to a resounding halt, throw in a few more life happenings and the blog has officially stopped. My apologies, hopefully I can keep it moving!

Just over a week ago my 91 year old Grandfather passed away. He was a good man who unfortunately spent the last 5 years of his life ill. We are happy that he is in heaven with his 2 wives. One of his wives passed away during childbirth and he later remarried my Grandmother. He was a valiant member of the military and participated in all 7 major battles of WWII. He received full military honors at his funeral which I thought was pretty awesome.
fune2I thought the most moving part of the ceremony was when the flag was presented to his daughters and Captain Shawn Edwards said, “On behalf of the President of the United States of America we thank you for His service…” It was a very patriotic ceremony.

As you can see from the next picture this funeral was not really a sad occasion for us. We were so glad to see family and to have the rare opportunity to have all my siblings together. Here is a picture of my siblings and I. From cutest to oldest. OOPS! I meant from youngest to oldest!

siblingsHowever, the fun did not stop there! At the viewing my 2 year old tripped and hit his head on an end table so we headed over the Instacare to get stitches. The nurses showed him a popsicle and he sat there snug as a bug as they stitched him up. The things we will do for a sweet!photo 5 (5)photo 1 (11)

Awesome right?  We finished the weekend off by giving our baby it’s blessing. Our church (The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints aka: Mormons) gives their babies a blessing soon after they are born. This is a big occasion in which all the family comes to celebrate the birth of the new little one. It just happened to work out that the funeral was 2 days before the baby blessing so all the family was in town!  Our weekend was full of yard work, house cleaning, and food prep. Everything went off without a hitch and the day was very special for us!


The more kids we get the more impossible family pictures are becoming. Oh wait, this time it was Mitch misbehaving. MITCHELL!

pyperCould our little lady be any more adorable!?! Laura from made her dress for us. I designed it after my Mother’s wedding dress which I absolutely adored. This sweet baby fills us with love and gives us 9 hours of sleep. I have nothing to complain about!

The following week we decided to have some special family time (with our little family) and set up a tent in the back yard. The kids were having so much fun, the baby and I were hanging out in the hammock and finally everything was calm and peaceful. We brought an old box T.V. into the tent to watch Cinderella as everyone fell asleep. Yes, we thought we were awesome too. At least we THOUGHT that until our oldest jumped off the mattress and hit her head on the corner of the T.V.. Back to the hospital we went! SERIOUSLY! Could insurance be any more worth it for us?! She ended up getting stitches in the same place as Max, on the same side, and even the same amount.  Please, don’t turn us in to child protective services. I swear, each accident was legit. I always wondered if I would know when I should take my kid in for stitches or not. For those parents who have never had a kid get stictches, I assure you, you’ll know. Their head is split WIDE (4)Here they are sharing their ‘stitches’ love. Twinner scars, twinner craziness. Wish us luck that the following week will be free of emergency rooms and that we can protect our 3rd child from having to get stitches on her head! :) 



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One Response to Funerals, Stitches, and Blessings

  1. Kathy June 10, 2014 at 3:03 pm #

    Remember your parents were turned down for insurance once because they had too many stitches and broken bones. Just part of family life!

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