"If you know someone who has lost a child or anybody who's important to them, and you're afraid to mention them because you think you might make them sad by reminding them that they died, they didn't forget they died. You're not reminding them. What you're reminding them of is that you remembered that they lived, and that's a great, great gift" - Elizabeth Edwards

"The deep hurt is the mirror image of the deep joy that still awaits you." - Bruce C. Hafen

Archive for October, 2016

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Nicci and her class went on a field trip to Cabela’s and Tyler and I joined them. We walked from the school to Cabela’s and then the kids had some questions they had to answer as they were walking around the store and looked at all the animals. Nicci was so happy to have me there and I loved being there too.

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My sister Isabelle came to visit and she got this cute sweater for Dixie!

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We had Sunday dinner at our house!

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We met up with some friends from the neighborhood at a story time at the library. After the stories we went outside and played at the park. I love getting to know my neighbors better.

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Another day, later that week we went to the Gardner village with some friends from the neighborhood. They had decorated the village with lots of witches and other Halloween themes. They called it the “Witch fest.” The kids has a blast there!

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Last Saturday I attended a baby shower for Eric’s cousin Hannah. She is due soon with a little baby girl. We are so excited for Hannah and her husband!

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Last Monday we celebrated LeAnne’s 17th birthday. The cake was so delicious!

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This is up on the wall at the library. I think its funny.  I used to only know the first two haha.

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They had a fun Halloween themed puppet show at the library this week.We went there with some friends.

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Savannah decorated her pumpkin at preschool.

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Bunco night! I love how social everyone is in our neighborhood. This was my first time going to their monthly Bunco nights. I had never heard about Bunco before I moved here. It was easy and super fun!

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Yesterday it was one year since a little 2 month old boy died in the neighborhood. Many people came to the park to do a balloon release for Maverick and to support his family. I got to talk to his mom a little and share a little about Oliver with her. We said we should get together soon and talk more about our babies. As we released the balloons I thought of Maverick and also of my Oliver. No one should have to lose a child. I’m amazed at how supportive everyone is in this neighborhood. I love it here!

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Preschool field trip!

Last Wednesday it was time for another preschool field trip for Savannah. This time we were going to a pumpkin farm and she was so excited! They got to play in a corn pit, go on a hay ride, walk through a corn maze and go down a fun slide! They also got to listen to a farmer talk about pumpkins. Before we went home they got to pick out their own pumpkin that they will decorate at preschool next week.

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Edge Pumpkin Bash

Our builder, Edge homes, had a pumpkin bash at another neighborhood last Saturday. We got free lunch and lots of yummy treats like popcorn, cotton candy and funnel cake. They also had lots of fun activities. They had bouncy houses, face painting, a straw maze and coloring activities. All the kids got to bring a pumpkin home. I’m glad we went! One sad thing that happened though was that Tyler got stung by a bee. Poor guy!

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Family pictures Fall 2016

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Witches night out!

I love our new neighborhood. Everyone has been so nice and welcoming. Last week we had a witches night out for all the girls in the neighborhood. It was so fun to dress up and we all had a blast!

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Pregnancy and infant loss awareness day

Remembering Oliver today and always!

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Painting pumpkins is fun!

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Jordan building a railroad track.

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Nicci made a super long necklace haha. She has taught both boys to do it too!

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We went over to Roland and Patti’s house for one of the general conference sessions. We had lots of yummy food, treats and the everyone had a great time.

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Getting ready for some smores.

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Going to petco is fun!

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Fun at walmart.

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The kids love it when Eric plays with his rc car. Sometimes they get to try.

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The boys started to play basketball.

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I went on a field trip with Lionel and his class to the museum of natural curiosity. It was nice to chat with his teaches and other parents in his class. I really like his new teacher. It was fun to watch him interact with his friends. He is such a fun kid!

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Yummy pizza close to where we live!

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We finished the puzzle!

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Love these two!

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Getting ready for family pictures.

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This boy loves face paint!

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Painting pumpkins at the Lehi fun center.

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We were booed by someone in our neighborhood! We got some yummy candy!

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First basketball game for the boys!

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Story time at the library….

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Jordan was invited to a birthday party and got to wear his Halloween costume a little early!

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Eric and his co workers had fun in Park City one afternoon!

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Fun at the Lehi fun center

We went to the Lehi fun center one evening. They have lots of fun things to do there now when its October. They still have all their fun rides, but also a corn pit, a maze, bouncy houses, face painting, lots of pumpkins and Jack O Lanterns and many other things. At first, Tyler wasn’t sure about the corn pit but after a while he warmed up and had lots of fun playing with a dump truck. He was a little scared of the pumpkins that moved and made noise at the entrance of the maze. Poor guy. Savannah loved the bouncy house that had princesses on it. She jumped in it for a long time. The three older kids loved to be buried in the corn, haha. It was a fun night. We will definitely be back again soon.

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Taking a pic of Tyler haha

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Kids school pics, Fall 2016

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A walk to remember, SLC

After we moved here I searched for a baby loss group to join here in Utah. The M.E.N.D group in WA was so helpful and I wanted something here too. Yesterday we attended our first “Walk to remember” here in SLC. It was held in the beautiful International peace gardens. It was a really nice afternoon. It was very healing to be there. I felt very supported by being around so many other families that have lost babies too. When we first arrived there, I got my t shirt I had ordered that had Oliver and many other babies names on it. Then we got to decorate a bag with Oliver’s name on it. Inside the bag we got a candle that we can light inside the bag on October 15th, which is the International day for pregnancy loss and infant loss. Everyone decorated their bags and put them down on the ground along the path that we were going to walk later.

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They had a nice program with music, some short talks and a dove release. They also read the names of all the babies lost to the families that attended. Then we walked around the gardens and thought of our babies. We also got some treats at the end. <3 We love you to the moon and back Oliver!

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