Thursday, December 11, 2008
Sunnie is back! We're so glad she's back with the family. The little cousins in Orem miss her terribly. She was such a big helper. They wanted to keep her forever. Baby Mckayla was 10lb.
2 oz. Her big sisters Katelyn and Alexis are so happy that she's finally here.
Thursday, December 4, 2008
Once again Christmas snuck up on us extremely fast. Our family has drawn names every Christmas. We try to keep it under control with gifts. We want to focus on the most important meaning of Christmas. Last week I sent out a list to have everyone write down the three things they needed most and they will get one out of the tree. And of course Preston went first and he list his three and a few more extras. Tyler; radio, Justin NCAA 2009 Football and a new cell phone, Sunnie still not home yet, and Kailee wrote NONE don't get me anything. unless.....it's the one thing.( which is cell phone) I told her that's not going to happen. Next thing I know Kailee handed me a notebook and said here is my Christmas list. It looked like this:
Do you remember me? I sat upon your knee, I wrote to you, with childhood fantasies. Well I'm all grown up now, and still need help somehow, I'm not a child, but my heart still can dream... So here's my lifelong wish, my grownup Christmas list, not for myself, but for a world in need. No more lives torn apart, that wars would never start, and time would heal all hearts, everyone would have a friend, and right would always win, and love would never end. This is my grown-up Christmas list. As children we believe, the grandest sight to see, was something lovely wrapped beneath the tree. But heaven only knows, that packages and bows, can never heal a hurting human soul. What is this illusion called, the innocence of youth, maybe only in our blind belief, can we ever find the truth.
A lovely song called Grown-up Christmas List by Whitney Houston