Thursday, May 29, 2008

Catching up a bit

Abby loves shoes. She doesn't discriminate between Mike and I.

Last Saturday we went up to the cemetery for Memorial Day. Abby has learned to smell flowers.
David A. lost, but not really. Second place is pretty darn good. (We found out an hour before you did:)

Abby's vocabulary is expanding everyday. Here are two videos with a couple new words.

A thought on miracles...

Today as I was reading a conference talk by Susan Tanner (so that I'd have something to share when I went Visiting Teaching), I came across this quote:

I delight in the examples of those in the scriptures who walk by faith on their earthly journey. Each time I walk with Abraham and Isaac on the road to Mount Moriah, I weep, knowing that Abraham does not know that there will be an angel and a ram in the thicket at the end of the journey. We are each in the middle of our earthly path, and we don’t know the rest of our own stories. But we, as Abraham, are blessed with miracles.
I love that! I can see myself reading some of these stories and saying to the characters in the stories, "It is going to be OK. We know the outcome and it all works out!" Certainly, Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ (and perhaps--I don't know--some of our family members who have gone before us) can say the same things to us as we go through hard times. What a blessing it is to remember that the Lord has provided miracles for us in the past and that we can trust that He will continue to do so!

Monday, May 19, 2008

The Simmons are now Gators

So, I was reading blogs tonight and came across this cute, cute picture! (Thanks, Jessica!) A couple weeks ago we visited our friends, the Simmons, who are moving to Florida next month. Matt and Mike were good friends up at the U. They are great and we really enjoyed getting together before they leave...Their little Ellie is only a couple weeks older than Abby so it was fun to see them play.

Thursday, May 15, 2008

Happy Mother's Day!

Look at these cute crocs! Abby and Mike gave them to me for Mother's Day, but apparently Abby couldn't bear to part from them...Here is a little slideshow of the wonderful mothers in our lives. We love them all and are so grateful for the influence they have had on us. My mom is my dear friend, mentor and example. Thanks, mom! I love you and realize it more each day as a mother myself...

Happy 3rd Birthday, Hope!

Yesterday was Hope's birthday. We had a nice little picnic up at the cemetery and visited with some family. We collected a few little 3-year-old girl gifts to donate to the homeless shelter. Our friends, the Vawdrey's, lost their little Elizabeth a couple years ago and now do a little service project on her birthday that corresponds with her age. We appreciate their example!

My parents, Steph and Ben (my sister) and Abby and I

Saturday, May 10, 2008

Answers to the David A questions...

Bonny--Yes, it was fun. We had to wait an hour and a half or so before he got there, but there was some pretty cheesy (but I liked it) energy going on. I felt like I was back in high school. Wait, I was--just not mine:) He sang 3 songs: Stand By Me, Imagine and Angels

Bekah--We had great seats. The picture on my blog was during the parade so that was definitely when he was the closest to us. We were told we couldn't get into the stadium until 3:30, but when we got there at 2:45 the gates were open (with security people making sure we were safe to enter) so we got on the bleachers pretty close to the front. Watch for us on Tuesday. We were by the band...

Monica--It's OK to be secretly jealous. I was a bit nervous yesterday to tell people I was going, but I was surprised that most of the people I told thought I was pretty cool:) Crowds weren't too bad, but we got there pretty early. I think they estimated 5-6000 people at that event with a total of 10000 during the whole day.

Friday, May 9, 2008

The David Archu-party

Abby and I attended the David Archu-party with Tami, Brooklyn, Isaac and Jack. (It was only a mile from my house--how could I resist?) It was a lot of fun! The other day Brooklyn heard that David Archuleta would be in Utah. She asked her mom, "Is it going to be the real David Archuleta?!?" It really was...

Saturday, May 3, 2008

Beverly Lucille Glade Wessman - 1924-2008

Mike's Grandma Beverly was a great lady! After a prolonged illness she passed away last Saturday. Today we celebrated her life. Here are a few of her very special qualities:

  • Grandma Beverly always commented that she was so grateful for family and the gospel. Even in the short 4 years I have been a Wessman (and known her), I noted that she always commented, "What would we do without the gospel?" or "I am so blessed to have such a great family".
  • She loved flowers and nature. I never went camping with the family like so many reminisced, but I do have some of her flowers recently transplanted in my garden. I loved her tri-color beech and Japanese maples in her yard.
  • Beverly was a very positive person. She did it all with a smile. Even while she has been sick and hasn't been able to communicate very well, she always greeted us with a smile. She loved Abby and seemed so comfortable and happy around her!
Mike loves his grandparents so much. (Grandpa John passed away in 2004.) He has so many great memories of them and I know that they had a great influence on his life! The following are just a few pictures from 2004-2008...