Yesterday morning, Winston came running into our room and told me that he'd found some ants in our house by the back door. He then informed me that he had fed them some breakfast (Doritos) and that they were his new pets. I have no idea where he came up with this idea. I had to explain to him that you can't feed ants because that makes more ants come and pretty soon you'll end up with ants everywhere. I don't think that helped though because he seemed to like that idea. I cleaned up the ants and their breakfast (courtesy of Winston). He insisted that he keep one of the ants as his pet. He ran over and got out a plastic bowl and asked me to put an ant in there for him. We selected one lucky ant to be his pet and the rest were summarily smashed. He then informed me that he had named his ant. I asked him what it's name was and he proudly told me, "Ant Killer." What a funny kid! I sure love him. He makes life very interesting - not to mention entertaining.
My boys have the best Daddy. Brad really loves his sons and has always wanted the best for them. He's worked so hard for them over the years and while he may not be perfect, he's always done what he thought was best for them and for our family. Thank you Brad for all that you do and for who you are. Our lives are tremendously blessed by you and all that you do for us. My boys really do have the best daddy and I have the best husband! Happy Father's Day Brad. We Love you!
Brad with Zack and Bo on the day Zack went into the MTC.
Brad splashing in Lake Powell water with Winston.
Brad and Winston hunting for lizards down at Lake Powell.
My Man and I sharing a moment together at Lake Powell. All the good times in my life involve this wonderful man. He is my best friend and the love of my life. I couldn't ask for more. Brad, thank you for our boys, for our family and for your love. You will always have all my love.
Winston loves the movie Angels in The Outfield and we've watched it almost every day for the last three weeks. Having seen this show so many times, I've realized there are a lot of good lessons in this movie and thought I would share a few.
Prayers are answered in unexpected ways.
Our guardian angels are always watching and even though we can't see them, they're always there to help us.
You gotta have faith.
No on likes a meanie.
Good guys do win.
You should always tell the truth.
We need to live in such a way that we can receive the help Heaven has to offer us.
Where love exists, miracles happen.
If you expect the worst out of someone, that's what you'll get; but if you expect the best out of someone, they'll try their hardest to give their best to you.
With the support of our friends, we can accomplish great things.
The footprints of an Angel are love and where love is, miraculous things can happen.
If you focus on helping others, you'll find happiness.
You don't have to be related to be a family - all you need is love.
You gotta believe - in yourself, the goodness of others and in God.
Maintain a positive attitude - it could happen.
Such great messages. It's funny how much you pick up from watching something over and over. I guess I love this movie too.
We went on our first trip to Lake Powell last Thursday and had a great time. It was just the three of us this time around. We were happy to find out that our great friends, the Whitings, were down there as well. We were able to go on a few outings with them and had dinner together one night. Winston loves their kids not to mention Todd who also happens to be his pediatrician. (the best one in the whole world in my opinion!) A wonderful time in a beautiful place with great friends - what more could I ask for.
"How far you go in life depends on your being tender with the young, compassionate with the aged, sympathetic with the striving and tolerant of the weak and the strong because at some point in your life, you will have been all of these."
“To laugh often and much; to win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children...to leave the world a better place...to know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded.” Ralph Waldo Emerson