Monday, September 15, 2014

Cecret lake

We hiked up to cecret lake last week. Ruby didn't realize that you shouldn't swim in an ice cold lake and jumped right in.  You would have thought that ice cold water would have deterred her after the first dip but she was pretty mad we wouldn't let her swim. 

Letting the shoes and pants dry 
So mad that she can't go in
Baby rock climbing 

Getting dressed up

We went to a wedding downtown. I thought it might be nice to try and capture a cute family photo while we are all dressed up. Ruby didn't want to. 

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

ogden temple

Ruby and I went with my sister and her family to the Ogden temple open house. I was so nervous to go since we had had such an amazing experience with Lila in the Brigham city open house. I know that she had seen angels there. The temple was beautiful and in between trying to wrangle Ruby I was overcome by the knowledge that I would be with Lila again. It seemed like the temple had a large number of paintings with children and Jesus. Everywhere I looked there was Lila. When we got to the Celestial room I was really struggling. I was sobbing and trying to hold it together enough to not be distracting to the other temple patrons.  Ruby who really had been a bit of a stink was quiet in my arms and kept saying "lights" over and over while pointing to the beautiful crystal chandeliers.  Then the sweetest thing happened. She grabbed my face and kissed me. A big, slobbery open mouth kiss. This is pretty big for Ruby. She is not a cuddly kid and very very stingy with her kisses. I kept crying and when i thought Ruby was done I pulled away only to be grabbed again and kissed. After we left the celestial room she was back to yelling, climbing and running, but for that brief moment she was the biggest comfort. I wonder if her sister told her to kiss me. A treasured memory.

Saturday, September 6, 2014

State fair

State fair time!

That smile says it all

Ruby rode the big slide

I saw these sweet bracelets and had to get them in honor of the little lady. It broke my heart when they lady selling them told me to tell Lila to make a wish when she put hers on. I guess we will just have to make a wish in her honor. Love you Lila 

Evies baptism.

Our sweet niece evie was baptized last week. What a sweetheart. We sure do love her. 

Friday, September 5, 2014

Girls time

A few months ago my high school ladies and I headed up to park city. It was good to have some time out with the girls. 
Lyndsay, Alexis, lindsey, Michelle and lindsey,  Brynn (not pictured)