Last sunday we finally blessed Karma Sue Berry! It was a great experience except for the fact that I didn't hear my own daughters blessing! Supposedly it was beautiful blessing but they couldn't find the microphone and the chapel isn't really sound friendly, so annoying! All of Pat's family were there which really meant alot to us and hopefully they could hear more than I could sitting on the other side of the chapel; Joslin and Dusty also came down and just by chance my cousin Cardon and his wife Whitney, and my cousin Mekelle and her husband Jake were all in town also! But comparing notes with Joslin, Mekelle, and Pat she was blessed with a strong body and mind, a strong sense of the spirit, and that she would be a beacon of light to those around her and an example of the gospel. Im so excited to get to know this wonderful little girl that Heavenly Father obviously has big plans for! Its such an odd feeling to think of your little infant as getting married and having children of her own, but it also brings her life into reality and the fact that she is Heavenly Father's daughter and it is only my job to raise her as He would. What a wonderful day! Ok so the outfit....adorable if I do say so myself! Grandma Karma wanted to buy her blessing dress-symbolic don't you think? She actually bought 3 and then pat and I picked this one as our favorite! I made her little head band because I couldn't find anything that was obnoxious enough for my taste and then made her a little bracelet to match. So cute! It was a great experience and I can't believe I've blessed my 2nd child...I'm so old!
Friday, August 22, 2008
We got to go to Jackson, Wy to visit Joslin and Dusty! It was a blast, a lot of driving, but lots of fun!! We went to Yellowstone National Park and saw "old faithful" and some of the hot pots. Those hot pots were so inviting and so scarey all at the same time. And the most common question, "did we see any cool animals there?" NO! I know no one believes us, but I think they heard Merik's screams and ran for safety because we never saw anything. Actually the kids did pretty good in the car. Merik had quite the setup with his little DVD player, but I'm pretty sure no one in my family ever wants to hear another Wiggles song again! We also got to go bird banding at the private school Joslin works. What is bird banding you ask...we helped environmentalists tag birds they caught to track their nesting and breeding to eventually help see the affects of development on the environment. Ok really, we're not the granola type but it was actually fun. The funniest thing was how they weighed them, they turned them upside down and stuck their heads in a piece of pvc pipe. Our only real involvement was letting the birds go. We also went rafting down the river behind Joslin and Dusty's apartment in little tubes we bought at KMart. I was really fun and obviously we looked quite goofy! Pat's tube completely deflated around him and Joslin did get her rump high centered on a rock-HILARIOUS! We had a great time in Jackson and it was beautiful! The Grand Teton is in a class all in its own!
Sunday, August 3, 2008
So we just got back from back to back vacations with each family! With pat's family we got to go down to Gunnison, Colorado. It was a blast. It was the best "camping" i've ever done...we stayed in a cabin! it was fun though because we got to do the whole camp fire thing and fishing and being dirty, and then we could shower and sleep in a bed. The kids did really good and Merik was in heaven, he spent the entire week outside. He went fishing for his first time and had so much fun because he caught a fish every time he cast (there was a darling little red fish attached to his line). It was so cute to see him and pat doing that together! He also got to sit on one of his new favorite things, "twaaacters". Pat, Steve, Bill, and I got to go on an incredible hike down into a canyon. Pat carried Merik in a back pack we have and he did pretty well and loved the amazing lake we found at the bottom. It was unbelievable georgous and luckily worth the massive hike back up-yeah I thought I was going to die! We had a great time!
Ok I know you're all mad but i'm just not very good at this regular blogging thing! We're all doing well, just busy. Karma is 2 months old and I can't believe it!! She's huge...yes huge! 10lbs 3 oz huge to be exact! That's 4 lbs she's gained in 6 weeks. She's just trying to keep up with the weight gain of her mommy, but she has a way to go. Merik is doing great and is as active and busy as ever. He still loves Karma but understands she's not going away. Today he was mad at me and hit her. Naughty-yeah he was in the corner for that one! He also is in the habbit of calling us by our first names. Its so funny, he'll ask for something from mom and when I say know he asks "tan-tae" and he's constantly asking for "pat". We're having fun as you can tell. I will be starting a new job soon and am very excited about it! I will be taking pricing calls for the mortuary my uncle works for. It is such a blessing as it will allow me to work from home! We just can't believe it! Life is good but busy!