Saturday, November 22, 2008

Grandpa Nelson

The phone rang at 7:00 this morning and Chris and I woke up to the news that my Grandpa Nelson had passed from this life into the next. He died this morning at 1:40, cause of death being lung cancer. He died with his loving wife right there by his side. She gave him kisses and continued to tell him how much she loved him as his spiritless body lay there. My grandfather was a true hero and a wonderful men and a loving grandfather. Larry Nelson served in World War II he was blown from his tank and passed out, when he came to he was surrounded by German soldiers, he pretended to be dead and when it was safe he was able to be reunited with our troops. Though he survived the war he was injured for life and never able to recover physically, but that didn't stop him from enjoying life. Grandpa had the most fun playing jokes and teasing all of us. He would pop he dentures out and scare us when our parents weren't looking and then deny it when we told them what happened. He always would whistle and I loved listening to him sing. Grandpa would click his tounge to get my girls attention and it always made them laugh and smile at him. I remember my grandfather giving blessings to me and prayers on behalf of our family. He was a great patriarch and will be greatly missed, but I do know that he no longer suffers physically and that he is with our Heavenly Father and his parents now! I am so grateful for the plan of salvation and for a loving Heavenly Father.

Friday, November 21, 2008

Christmas at the Burr's

Last night Chris and I went to The Festival of Trees and Lights. We had a great time and it was fun to be there when the Down Syndrome Organization of Southern Nevada was celebrating their 20th year! We were able to get a tree this year...not the PAC-man tree that Chris wanted, but a HOT pink girl tree that any little girl would love! Here are a few pictures of our tree. More pictures to come later! My Uncle's trucking company delivers the trees. It's fun!These are the oh so strong truck drivers bringing in our tree!Hailey is in amazement, she had no idea that Christmas trees came in this color!Oh and you can't forget one of the gifts that came with the tree were these lovely gold heels. Brooks knew they were made for her!

Monday, November 17, 2008

Being Thankful!

I know this month is November and everyone has there thankful lists going... I just needed to write how thankful I am to have a Heavenly Father who is so aware of me and my needs. That he lives and is very present in my everyday life. I love that I can talk to him and ask him for advice and have the spirit to help guide me. I am so thankful for my girls. I love them both more than I could ever imagine loving a little child. They are both so wonderful and bring lots of laughter into our home. I am overwhelmingly blessed to have a husband who is such a hard worker and who brings a good spirit into our home. I am so thankful for his drive to be a better person and for his ability to help me have a desire to strive to be better. Today I am just grateful to be alive and so blessed. I am thankful for all of you and the special part you all play in my life!

Monday, November 3, 2008

SHE'S 1!

So my baby turned one on Sunday! I was a little teary about the whole thing. This year has really flown by. She hasn't had a bottle since Saturday night... (and mom is hanging in there.) Hailey loves sitting forward in her new car seat. She puts her arms up on the arm rests and just smiles. We love that girl! Happy Birthday!