Our favorite place to go swimming EVER!!
Video narration below...
Alexanders first trip ever!
Close ups below...
~There is my great-great Grandfather, Orin Hatch, in the very Patriotic Mormon Battalion. 👇 (Surviving Veterans)
(He is the one on the far right, in back, with a big white beard.)
At 18 years old, he went from Illinois, to California, to Utah, and back East again several times to bring more people over the plains and mountains. 🏕️
He was a TRUE PIONEER!!
...and a very compassionate and awesome person, I've been told.
He is just one of over 20 pioneer family members of mine who were some of the first to settle Utah. :D
(one of them was a Captain in the famous Willie Handcart company! 😢 of the movie 17 Miracles)
HAPPY PIONEER DAY everyone!! 🎉
I am deeply grateful for my ancestors! ♥ and so humbled by their sacrifices and their love of Family, Country and God. ♥ ♥ ♥
It's Amber McEwen's birthday today! (One day after Andrews)
We love her just like our own and think that she is so beautiful and sweet.
Sent her a birthday card in the mail. Can't wait to see her soon ♥
On another note;
My nephew Dallin Charters is all done with serving a two year Mission teaching the Gospel of Jesus Christ to the Filipino people. Yay!
He did a great job and is now coming home. My sister and her family went to Thailand and are visiting all around Asia for a couple of months first, and during to pick him up...and more sight seeing after his release.
Here is a cute FB video of my sister greeting her son on the island they picked him up on, after two years. SO very sweet. ♥
CONGRATULATIONS Dallin, on a Mission well served!!
We love you!
Come to think about it...Alex is LOVING his Mission and is having way too much fun !! (lol)
Here are some photo's of him, as of late....
MORE happy for this youngest son of mine...I could not be.
I am SO proud of the man he has become.
He had grown up and matured in so many ways. ♥
Alex writes ;
"My testimony is as strong as it is because you and Dad listened to the Spirit and sent me off on this Mission. I love you guys so much, you guys are the best parents ever. and "thanks" to you guys soooooo much."
You are officially 7,671 days old !!
Dearest Andrew, my loving son. I hope that you celebrate YOU today! You are very special and my pride and joy. I wish I could tell you "I love YOU, and I am so thankful you were born" in person and give you a big big big hug ♥ I will just have to leave you a video message instead.
I will be thinking of you all day, as I have done every birthday for the past 14 years.
Please come home soon...I miss you so very much.
Happy 21st Birthday!!!
Aren't you getting ANY of my emails? I've sent many to email addresses that I am not sure are even yours...
I'm so sad that you and your brothers won't respond back. I don't need much from you, other than a simple Hello, how you doing?
I know you and your brothers are convinced that I abandoned you but don't you know YET that I never did!! Is that why you refuse to talk to me?? WHY is everything always blamed on ME?? Having a parent that does NOT allow you to love your other REAL parent is SO unfair.
I always believed and still do that children need BOTH parents and parents which are KIND and respectful to each other!!
I know you Holler boys can DO IT !!!
Sister Bowman knows the story of what 'really happened' those many years ago...and she has told me that she would be happy to write it down for you and send it to you! (as a second witness) Even Sister Amy Strong can testify of this too!
It is time to clear up all the lies you and your brothers have lived with for so long!!
I have been waiting day in and day out for 14 year for you and I to have contact again!!!!
Now you are an adult and we can have a nice mother/son relationship that we deserve. Without others in the way.
I am your biggest fan and I only want to be kind to you, talk to you, just a little, and be here for you whenever you need.
IS THAT TOO MUCH TO ASK?
I have wanted this from the day you were conceived!! I sacrificed years and years of my personal comfort, life, soul, body and being... for you and your success. Please don't shut me out. I NEVER DID to you!! (can't you comprehend this?) (won't you comprehend this?)
Like I said...I don't want much. Just to talk to you every once in a while.
EVEN a one sentence email or text to your dear ole mom, would make me so happy.
It's your birth day soon...The day I BROUGHT YOU into this World...not anyone else did!!.......Please let me wish you a happy one?
PLEASE contact me soon. Even if it is just to tell me HOW you are!!?? Promise, I don't want anything from you....JUST to hear your voice, and to talk just a bit. That can't be so bad, can it? I promise I have NO ill intentions ♥ ever!
I ONLY want to make YOU, ANDREW.... HAPPY ♥
Thanks dear little one ♥ I KNOW you can BE BRAVE!!
Love and blessings sent your way... always....
Love forever, Mom
6 years ago, Silvio Rudy and I were sealed together by Elder Zwick of the Seventy in this LDS Temple at Newport Beach.
It was a joyous day. So happy for everyone really. The clouds came out to cool off the hot Summer sun for a perfect day. ♥
Doesn't seem like only 6 years.
www.lds.org/temples/what-happens-in-a-temple-sealing?lang=eng While on earth, we can make sacred covenants (promises) with God in the holy temple through priesthood authority. Among these covenants is the opportunity for husbands and wives to be sealed (married for eternity) and their children to be sealed to them. This means that if we keep our covenants with the Lord and each other, death cannot permanently separate us. This sealing ordinance is an essential part of our Heavenly Father’s plan for us to live with Him eternally. (See D&C 128:9–10; 132:19.)
Before I was sealed by man on Earth to my sweetheart, I already knew in my heart that God had sealed us in the Eternities, so this was an outward ceremony to witness to what was already a Spiritual real thing. Now it is our duty to endure physically and keep sacred that which already is eternal, and keep our Covenants while on Earth.
Hoping my other sons will have the desire to be sealed to their own wives and eventually with us eternally also...
It is called Melancolie. And it is heartbreakingly beautiful.
The artwork created by Albert György (living in Switzerland, but born in Romania) can be found in Geneva in a small park on the promenade (Quai du Mont Blanc) along the shore of Lake Geneva.
Millions (more than 11 million people) have viewed it from Facebook, so we wanted to take a few moments and share more about the sculpture and artist.
György was born in Romania in 1949. He lived in isolation and sadness after his first wife died, so he understands grief. He was given what he calls in reports – a second slope of his life where he is able to enjoy freedom.
The sculptor developed a special alloy of copper and tin which he used for his work.
His work is revered by many and I found this quote about his work – “In its complexity and diversity, the visionary art of Albert György testifies to a personal dialectic between suffering and happiness. Nothing decorative or talkative in this game of creative tension leading to a living alloy, imbued with the purest necessity.”
The incredible, heartbreaking artwork is extremely touching and very emotional. Reading the comments on the Facebook Post are heartbreaking and show the power of love. A mother’s love. A father’s love. Grandparent’s love. Love of siblings, friends and strangers. The thought of losing a child is unimaginable – but for many, it’s all too real and some have written that this sculpture depicts how they feel – an emptiness. John Maddox wrote,
“We may look as if we carry on with our lives as before. We may even have times of joy and happiness. Everything may seem “normal”. But THIS, “Emptiness” is how we all feel…all the time.”
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On the front side you see baby Alexander. Lots of photos being taken of this sweet newborn as he suns himself in the Sun.
Baby Andrew is giving his newest younger brother a kiss. He loved holding his brother. Andrew was such a good big brother. In fact ALL my sons always loved their newest brother after them. They were always so kind to each other.
You see toddler Andrew riding his bouncy horse outside and he is taking a nap sleeping so peacefully. Such an adorable AND angel good baby and toddler!! ♥
The last photo is of all 4 boys ready to go trick-or-treating on Halloween 1999. St. George Utah. I had them line up outside the front door before they took off. They only went around our circle, since our house was on a steep hill.
On the back side of this page, you only see one photo of Jordan. This was one of his professional photos. I loved it. I even had one 8 x 10 in Black and White.
Close ups below...
When my children were little and anyone of them had an earache (if ever since they were healthy most of the time) I reached for the good old remedies of Olive Oil and garlic to fix that problem.
I would just mix a tiny bit of fresh garlic juice into some olive oil and then drop a few drops into their infected ears. This worked wonderfully.
Here is a link to a good article about 5 home remedies that work and you should have at home already.
These remedies help with ANY infection...just make sure the garlic is not too strong for tender delicate tissues on your body. Otherwise, these natural ones work wonderfully without having to go get chemically man-made remedies first.
~Mother of 6 Handsome Sons.
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