Wednesday, January 28, 2009

365 days of crockpot

I've decided to try to cook something in the crockpot each day for a year! I'm not sure why...I just thought it sounded like fun and a challenge. I decided to blog about by experiences and share the recipes. Here is a link to the blog...enjoy!

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Ha! I laughed out loud when I read this post today on my sister's blog

Best Friends

Friday, January 23, 2009

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Searching for the perfect pair of jeans

Why is it so hard to find the perfect pair of jeans? This is what I want:
Dark wash
Boot cut
Not stretchy
Short (length)
Medium rise

This is all I can find:
Low rise, skinny jeans, stretchy fabric

Any suggestions?

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Good TV

I'm so excited for good TV to be on again. American Idol starts this week. LOST next week and new episodes of The Office. Last year Reagan loved to watch American Idol with us. She still talks about David Cook and David Archuleta. I started watching LOST when Skyler was born (in June) and he was about 2 months old when I had finished the first 4 seasons. Needless to say, I was watching at least one episode a day if not more. I've had withdrawals all fall. It's nice to have an escape sometimes isn't it? I was watching Jon and Kate plus 8 last night and Greg said, "why do you watch this show, doesn't it just stress you out?" I told him that is makes me appreciate my life more knowing that I just have one 3-year-old instead of 6! Man, I think that I am crazy now, just think if I had 6 3-year-olds!

Monday, January 5, 2009

Keegan we love you

There are not too many people that can come into your life and in less than a week have an everlasting impact for good. Let me introduce you to one such person. Keegan Jason Watson was born on Monday December 29, 2008 at Utah Valley Regional Medical Center. Due to his serious medical condition he was life flighted to Primary Children's Medical Center in Salt Lake City. I was the first one to arrive at Primary Children's to meet the helicopter. The life flight nurse told me that she didn't expect him to make it through the night. After several hours the doctor was able to stabilize him. Meanwhile back at Utah Valley our hearts and prayers went out to my sister Katy (this is Greg writing) who was told that she would probably never see her baby again. After 6 days of a roller coaster of ups and downs baby Keegan slipped into eternity where he could live with God our Father for time and all eternity.

I can't help but think of Elder Lance B. Wickman's 2002 conference talk where he said, "As to the healing of the sick, He has clearly said: "And again, it shall come to pass that he that hath faith in me to be healed, and is not appointed unto death, shall be healed" (D&C 42:48). All too often we overlook the qualifying phrase "and is not appointed unto death" ("or," we might add, "unto sickness or handicap"). Please do not despair when fervent prayers have been offered and priesthood blessings performed and your loved one makes no improvement or even passes from mortality. Take comfort in the knowledge that you did everything you could. Such faith, fasting, and blessing could not be in vain! That your child did not recover in spite of all that was done in his behalf can and should be the basis for peace and reassurance to all who love him! The Lord—who inspires the blessings and who hears every earnest prayer—called him home nonetheless. All the experiences of prayer, fasting, and faith may well have been more for our benefit than for his.

I know that the fasting and faith and prayers was for our families behalf. He was able to receive his body and to be hurried home to live forever with that God who gave him life. As I was looking at my 6 month old son Skyler yesterday I was overcome with the overwhelming spiritual impression that they knew each other before they came here and I was saddened not only for Katy and Jason's loss but for Skyler's. He lost his best friend. I will always remind him that he needs to work hard and be faithful so that he can return to be where Keegan is.

His life will not be lost in vain. I have already recommitted my life and my focus so that I can be where he is. Jason and Katy are my inspiration. I could not have asked for such a wonderful sister and brother in-law. I can't help but get emotional as I think of their last interaction with Keegan when the decision was made that he needed to be taken off life support. He was wrapped up in a blanket where he was brought to his mother where she was able to hold him for the first time until he literally breathed his last breath and was taken home to that God who gave him life where he will live forever in celestial glory.