Monday, March 31, 2008

Happy Easter (late!)

Justin was out of town for Easter, or he would have been in the picture too.  I wore my new dress that is all springy...and I got Joshua a cute little shirt, because he needs new Easter clothes too!  (and lets face it, I have a soft spot in my bank account for little boy clothes)  I know Easter was a week and a half ago, but really--did anyone really feel like it was Easter in March?  It came way too fast for me.  So it's April now, and feels more like Easter to me.  (okay, so that's just my excuse for not being on top of my blogging...)

Monday, March 17, 2008


Last weekend we took a family trip to Idaho.  It was so fun.  Isn't it funny how when you go on vacation it wears you out even more?  And it takes you a while to recoup?  Joshua didn't get very regular sleep for the 2 1/2 days we were gone.  He is slowly getting back on schedule.  He did have his first snowmobile experience in Lava Hot Springs, though!  The Meenderinks (pronounced "men-drinks") have a house up in the mountain.  The only way to get there is riding on snowmobiles or on a sno-cat (a very old, loud, awesome machine) about 2 miles in from the road.  We rode on the sno-cat, since you actually can sit inside of it (since we had Joshua).  But Gary wanted to make sure Joshua got his turn on the snowmobile, so they rode around the yard together.

We actually planned the trip because the Morris family (a family I taught) were sealed in the Idaho Falls temple.  It was such a sweet experience to be with them in the temple.  I couldn't hold back the tears when they brought the three little ones in. 

Thursday, March 6, 2008


So the title of my post is probably making you think that I am going to have some long winded flashback to my childhood.  Sorry to disappoint you.  I actually was just thinking about how Joshua is losing his hair.  Well, at least it is getting lighter.  I think it's lighter and there is less of it.  It makes me sad sometimes when I think about it.  
I remember when he was born.  At one point during the pushing process, the nurse left the room to call the doctor in.  Joshua's head was crowning and Justin said to me, "I am not sure what I am looking at...but I think he has a lot of hair!"  Sure enough, he did.  I miss his full head of almost black hair!  And I miss his tiny little self.  Back before holding him made my back and shoulders hurt.  But even though I miss the newborn Joshua, he is so much more fun now!   I wouldn't trade his smiles and giggles for anything!