Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Having a Fun Summer!

Some cool girls with their sun glasses on, driving down to Cardston...they are too cute!
At Riley Park with Grandma..... so fun, Elayna played in the water for 4 hours!! She loved it!

Brianna fell asleep while Elayna played. She was pooped.

Reading a story with their Aunty Lisa who came to visit from London, Ontario!

We have had alot of fun so far, the girls loving the nice too! Wish it was even better, but it is doing pretty good. The girls seem to be growing up so fast...they are getting so much personality!

Tuesday, July 22, 2008


This is a fun one, I have enjoyed reading all of yours...

1. As a comment on my blog, leave one memory that you and I had together. It doesn't matter if you knew/know me a little or a lot, anything you remember!

2. Next, re-post these instructions on your blog and see how many people leave a memory about you. It's actually pretty funny to see the responses. If you leave a memory about me, I'll assume you're playing the game and I'll come to your blog and leave one about you.

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Amazing Story!!!

O.K. so some of you know this crazy story of mine. But, let's start at the begining. When Jonathan proposed to me, he gave the most beautiful ring ever, truly it was my dream engagment ring. Well shortly after we were engaged we noticed what looked like a crack in the diamond, so we went back to our jeweler and asked him to fix it. Well he had it for two weeks then we called him the day before our wedding and he hadn't fixed it yet, but he gave it back so we could have it for our wedding. Well, we called after the honeymoon and wanted to know when we could have it fixed. It was always like, "um...I'll call you when I get the new diamond in..blah blah blah..." We would call every month or so for about a year and he would say the same thing, or just not even answer our phone. Well then in January of 2005 when we were down for Christmas, we finally got a hold of him some how (after finding out his company went bankrupt and he had suprise) and we went in to see him and gave him our ring with the promise and a written note of the day it would be done, "Jan. 5th". He said to just come back on that day and pick it up. So we went that one answered, the store was completly locked down. We call, no answer, we call & call & call.....on and on this story goes. We obviously had to go back to Edmonton, so I had my Mom calling. We finally went to the police to charge him for stealing my ring, and they said that the already have a file on him....WHAT!!!.....he is a know criminal and has done this to many other people!!! I guess they have been trying to catch him but he just rides under the radar. So well...I could really go on forever, we tryed to call, go over, bang on his door for an hour hoping he would get annoyed and come see us...Jonathan went one time and just waited till he came out of the store and then approched him saying, "give me back our ring" he got in his truck without saying anything and Jonathan stepped infront of the truck and they lurched it forward almost hitting him. After about a year or so of tyring...we gave up. We knew it was gone and we were so sad. Jonathan had worked so hard for it. But life went on, and we knew it was just a material thing, so we tried to forget about it. Anytime I would come across his number when I was going through files I would call...hoping miracoulusly he would answer. Never did though.

Well almost 3 years have gone by...on Saturday we were coming home from the temple and I wanted to call someone so I was going through Jonathan's phone and came across Toma's (our jeweler) number, I was like..."Jonathan you need to clean this out, you have some really old number's in here" but like old habit I dialed Toma's number.............................................................. he picks up! I say who I was and asked if he remembered me. Then I ask politly if I could have my ring back. He says, "Yes, tomorow". I just about died...but didn't get my hopes up to high, cause he is a thief. The next day he picks up his phone again and tell's me how to get to were he is. I still try not to get excited cause he has done this before and he wouldn't be there. Well we pull up to his house and he comes walking out with a ring box. I take it from him and open it up.....and there is my ring! After 3 years of him having it....of still having it which is amazing, he gives it back!! And we knew it was the same one that Jonathan had proposed to me with. That is the only reason I wanted it, was for what it meant. Jonathan worked so hard for it, he picked it out, it is a symbol of our marriage sealed for eternity.... I had it back! I almost fainted, seriously.

So I have told this story many times and everyone has always said that it was the sadest thing they have ever heard. Well now it has an amazing twist and a happy ending. I love my ring. I love my husband. And I love my Father in Heaven who I know was helping us that day. It was no coincedence. (oh ya, Toma is never in the country, he said he just happened to be there this weekend!) Anyway, the beautiful pictures are of course done by the magnificent Jeffrey Palmer, which I am so grateful for. He is so amazing and really captured them well! Thanks Jeff!

Monday, July 7, 2008

Pentiction 2008

Well what can I say...we had an AMAZING time! So thankful that we could get the time off work and have the means to go on such a beautiful holiday. We stayed in a brand new home that was a block from the beach. It was just excellent! The girls loved the sand and water, and it was just so nice to get away to such a beautiful place and relax and be together. I love family vacations!