What a wonderful time of year! I can't help but get choked up as I think about the way I felt when we looked at the temple lights. I loved seeing the marvel consume Cole as he walked around pointing at everything. It is such a blessing to have such a sweet boy who I know came from Heaven and was sent to Cody and I. We didn't get the chance to go to the lights last year because...well...last Christmas was just a huge struggle for us and my mental health. I wish I could explain the happiness I feel about still being on this Earth and getting to spend everyday with Cole. Last year I wanted to take my own life and also hurt those that I love most. I know faith, prayers and lots of love from our Heavenly Father kept me alive and got me through such a dark time in my life. I hope everyone has felt of the wonderful Christmas Spirit in their lives and will give an extra tight hug to those they love most! Merry Christmas!
December 10, 2010
December 7, 2010
The tree has been up since WAY before Thanksgiving and I finally got pictures of it. I love it. It makes me so happy. Oh and those cookies....absolutely amazing if I do say so myself.
December 2, 2010
Sorry for the Cole overload but I just couldn't decide on a couple pictures. He's just too cute. We woke up to snow on Thanksgiving morning and it was freezing!!!!! Taralee made the kids the cutest shirts and I sat back and watched. haha. Mom went all out on the food. It was all so delicious. I ate all day and I'm not ashamed. Cole loved his Thanksgiving feast. I helped put up the remaining Christmas decorations and the annual dusting of my mom's high shelves. hahaha. Cody and I went black friday shopping and got some good deals and also some things we didn't need :) I am so thankful for my family and all the help and love they give me. What wonderful people to stick by me when I was going through such a hard time this past year. I am truly grateful for all that I am blessed with.
While my parents were in New York, we took a trip up there to put up my mom's GINORMOUS Christmas tree. It was late and cold when we got there. We're valley people now, we didn't pack warm enough!!! We got Cole in bed and went and found the ladder that is usually on the side of the house. I finally found it down in the chicken coop. Nice storage place I guess? We got a space cleared out in the garage so we could put the ladder up. Cody climbed in the attic and we got the tree down...light as a feather (sarcasm). We close up the attic and take the ladder back out of the garage. We get the tree in the house and get it set up but I remember it being about 3 feet taller. hmm...thats odd. Cody refused to get up in the attic and get the bottom part of the tree until he realized that I was not going to give up on asking him. We go outside and start the process all over again. We found the last 3 feet of the tree and take it inside and finally get it put up. Thoughts of, "I would've much rather decorated a 6 foot tree than a 9 foot tree." or "Why the hell am I doing this again?" or may or may not have crossed my mind. Well about 1 in the morning I was pretty much done so I went to bed. The next day I wasn't satisfied with what it looked like so I went and bought about 75 more ornaments and hung those. I was done decorating.