Sunday, May 1, 2011

A Special Day, Something Glad, Something Sad.

This is a catch up kinda post. It was supposed to have been posted yesterday. But yesterday is gone. But today is here. And I have a few minutes. So here it is...

A special day. On April 30, 1999, I married him. We celebrated by going to dinner Friday night. Then got up at 5 am Saturday and got the 6:30 am session in the Bountiful temple. Where we were sealed. We went and sat on the couch in the Celestial room where we sat while we waited to be married. We came home, cleaned, did some yard catching up and experienced some sadness and then went to a special needs mutual play on Saturday night as a family.
Daniel, all I need is the air that I breathe and to love you!
Something Glad. As an anniversary gift I asked that my shelves be put up. So here is the finished family room wall. Finally. And just like Daniel, it was worth the wait!

Last week Daniel took a day off the finish the goat fence. That way all the goat poop could be kept to the back pasture instead of the grass. He also got the white fence all put back together.

Something Sad. And just in time! Just in time for what? Just in time for Uncle Lewis to take the goats back. Actually cousin Michael came and took the goats back to Lewis. Cass went so he can breed her. We hope to get her back soon.

I sent the kiddos out with the camera to take as many pictures as they wanted of the goats. Sam came in to show me this one titled "The Missing Organ" referring to the empty space in Oreo's side. Funny guy.

Some More Glad. Way back last month Sam got his Wolf badge at pack meeting. This is all he'd give us!

Isaac needed to come back to one more pack meeting to receive his Arrow of Light. 4 boys got it that night. The Arrow of Light is the Cub Scout honor that matches the Eagle Scout in Boy Scouts. We're pretty proud of him.

Friday was Sam's Business Day at school. He named his store the Zeeky Store and sold cookies and capri suns. He was a great business man and sold almost all of his goods.

And how can we not point out the great beauty of the family. Fashion plate is a better description. I told all the kids to dress nicely to go to the play (which was hilariously fun!) and this is the outfit she came up with.

So now we wait for the call to come back and get Cass and have a new due date for a baby goat. Until then...goodbye Vegeta, Oreo, Blackjack, and for the moment, Cassidy!

We'll miss you.

We begin our 13th year together today. I wish we were leaving for Hawaii tomorrow, just like we did 12 years ago. But I hear good weather is here for this week. So I'll take it. We may be goat-less, but we are joyful, child-ful and full of hope and love and energy.


Kates said...

Oh, so sad the goats won't be there this Sunday!

Single Women Adopting Children said...

Happy Anniversary! You have a good one there!

Kim said...

Love the Wall! LOoks Awesome!!! Congrats to Isaac and Sam for awards and Ruthie~darling simply darling! Hope the goats get back soon!!! Happy Anniversary! You two are such great examples of a great marriage!! Enjoy and thanks for lunch, books, friendship and just being you!!

Kim said...

I'm so sad that the goats are gone! Jacob has been asking to go back over to see them again. And happy happy anniversary!!