Tuesday, January 27, 2009


Rob and I decided a few weeks ago that we would celebrate our 10 year anniversary with a trip to Maui. It was so fun and even though it was on a whim my brother and sister and their spouses where able to join us as well. It was heavenly!!! Of course anything that includes shaved ice and pina colada smoothies is great for me.  We soaked up a lot of sun and made great memories.  The whales are right off the shore this time of year that and it was amazing. There was some cliff jumping, snorkeling, card games and a fabulous magic show/comedy show that we saw called warren and annabelles. Rob and I laughed so hard our cheeks hurt!  PS I didnt cliff jump so no one panic, just my brother in law, Rob didnt see the climb as anything fun either, hahah not much of a hiker!  We cant believe that we will be parents in less than 3 months. We are so excited and continue to appreciate all of your thoughts and prayers in our behalf. We love you!

Sunday, January 4, 2009

A Season of June Roses

This season of my life has been wonderful!! I always think of a talk given by President Thomas S Monson who quoted James Barrie, who wrote that God gave us memories that we may have June roses in the Decembers of our lives. I am loving this season of my life. I feel that it is one of the best seasons I have experienced thus far. I am trying to relish every moment as I feel that it is full of "June Roses." Rob and I just celebrated our 10 year anniversary! How fast time flies! We have had so many wonderful memories over the last 10 years.  He is still crackin me up daily with his quick whit and practical solutions. I am so blessed in so many ways. I know life comes in season and I am grateful for this season as it has been a respite and beautiful place to be. My pregnancy is still going great. I feel so lucky that I have felt well thru each stage so far.  
Rob and I went to Lawrys prime rib a few weeks ago and they had old fashion carolers there that would come and sing at the table. They where amazing and we had them sing "Im dreaming of a white Christmas." I did everything I could to not cry while they where at our table but as soon as they left the flood gates opened.  Rob asked, "are you ok, is this a happy cry?" Love that guy! My sweet grandmother Mildred Ashworth LOVED singing. She passed away a few years ago having lived a wonderful life into her 90's.  She was so fun and full of spunk. She loved Rob and had an 8x10 of her and Rob on top of her TV.  Some times at night when I tried to call her, her line would be busy past midnight.  I loved it when I went over to her home to find her on the phone with one of her best friends Nelda singing duets over the phone.  She was magical and she loved White Christmas as does my mother and I.  This fall and Christmas season has been amazing and full of comfort and joy for me. My parents returned from their mission in Chicago and it has been so great to have them back.  My parents have 31 grandchildren so they where already serving a mission before they left, but they knew that the Lord needed them in the windy city. So off they went, we trusted that thru prayer and relying on the Lord we could be as helpful if not more than we where when we lived down the street from one another. My parents had told Rob and I that they had asked the Lord for a specific blessings that Rob and I would be able to start our family. How amazing that when they arrived home I was 4.5 months pregnant. I truly feel that this pregnancy has been the result of so many prayers and sacrifice and so much support from our friends and family.  Thank you so much for being a part of the special times of our lives.