Thursday, January 31, 2013

recently




I've been busy
happy
uncommonly blessed
my dear boy Edward
celebrated a birthday
I donned this outrageous costume once again
for the ward Halloween party
family gathered and celebrated
Elizabeth and her upcoming wedding

neighborhood friends gathered and celebrated
with another bridal shower
school friends gathered
once again Lizzie had a party
 and more celebrations ensued



 we hung out
talking
laughing
playing music
Dylan had his first Thanksgiving dinner with the Carter's

one of the kids Thanksgiving tables


 and all of this family time made us lazy and happy
 we went to a German festival
 we kept warm and patiently waited for Christmas


the girls were in the ward Christmas pagent
 Elizabeth had her bridal pictures taken
 i loved the freshly fallen snow
 ornaments exchanged with siblings
new boots for the girls
Melissa and her dad enjoy Bo
 my dad recovers from a spill on his bicycle
 the hustle and bustle of wedding and Christmas keep us smiling
 Elizabeth dismantles her room
she is moving on
her heart is devoted
i wonder how i will go on
 children
grandmother
grandchild
 fresh roses for the beautiful bride
 it's cold
she doesn't notice
we all gather
it's "a perfect day"
 meanwhile the snow keeps falling
 honeymooners leave this home
and build a home of their own
she is coughing and suffering from shingles
he is driving 1200 miles with a sick bride
they are happy
neighborhood friends keep us laughing
(i've noticed lately that honey has a hard time staying with the photographer)
holy work keeps me busy, focused and thankful
each young woman and leader selected a word of focus for the new year
 meanwhile i am invited to present a speech
my alma mater
i am honored
i went sledding and broke some ribs
pretty much lived in this sheet covered chair
looking out this window while i mended
and received TLC from so so many
i am humbled
this has been my life's work
every. single. child.
i was never more proud than when they each took the floor
honoring their little sister
the evening before she was wed
here is my mother-in-law... she loves red
my darling
our children
their children
(we are missing four Nydegger boys)
our children and their spouses
and the circle of life brings us
Kate
born to Alison and Doug
January 21st, 2013
she weighed in at a whopping 9 lbs. 5.5 oz.



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2 comments:

S. Etole said...

Such a beautiful family. You must be so very proud.

alison said...

love this recap! we are so, so blessed. i love you.
xoxo