Friday, January 29, 2010

I am as tired as a Statue!

As we were driving home late last night, Mckay told us he was as tired as a statue! I asked him what he meant by that. He explained how tired a statue must be after having to stand there for so long and not moving. He was THAT tired!

This is a picture of Mckay being some sort of scary monster! And yes, he does have some stamps all over his face. That is what happens when he is home with Dad on a cold Saturday and mom is out shopping!

Monday, January 25, 2010

3 Funerals and a ?

Lori Bench
passed away Dec. 8th, 2009

Jim and Kelly Peacock
Together Again!

These last few months have been pretty rough for the Bradley family. We have had 3 funerals in the last 4 months. Luckily they usually come in 3's, so we are done for a while! Right? My dad's sister Kelly died unexpectedly in her sleep in October. Then his other sister, Lori, died from cancer in December. Last week, Kelly's husband, Jim, passed away unexpectedly. They left behind their son JD, who is a senior in High School.

Having someone die, always makes me reflect on my life and reminds me how short this life is. It reminds me how important it is to make the most of our relationships with our families and those that are close to us so that there are no regrets! It is a good time to reflect on our relationship with our Heavenly Father and the purpose for being here on Earth. How grateful I am for my knowledge that we do have a purpose in this life and how it will directly effect our life for eternity.

At Jim's funeral this week, we sang "Come, Come, Ye Saints." Generally when that song is sung at a funeral, the last verse about Death is the part that really gets to me and I generally can't even sing through that verse. This time, the second verse really stuck out to me.

"Why should we mourn, or think our lot is hard?
Tis not so. All is right.
Why should we think to earn a great reward
If we now shun the fight?
Gird up your loins
Fresh Courage take
Our God will never us forsake.
And soon we'll have this tale to tell
All is well. All is well."

I know that God does have a purpose for each of us. I know that we must take up 'fresh courage' and that God will never forsake us. I am grateful for my testimony of my Savior and to know that this life is truly the time to prepare.

Friday, January 22, 2010

New Puppy & New Goals

Having a new puppy at our house has been so much fun, and a lot of work. I feel like I am constantly telling the kids to leave Chewy alone. They love him a little too much. I hope that this isn't telling of what is to come with our new baby. Hopefully she won't be as fun to tease until she is older can handle it! Natalie loves to take Chewy on walks. Luckily he is small enough that she can hold onto him.
So I started this year out with the goal to do a blog post once a week. I haven't kept up with that goal, and a a few others! I finally printed our blog books from 2007 and 2008 and they are pretty thick. Our 2009 book isn't going to be so big! I was a little lax at posting last year. Hopefully the excitement of a new baby and watching her grow will be enough to post about this year. I am on the countdown with this pregnancy. About 8 weeks left and I am feeling pretty good. I am just large! I was realizing today that I have a lot to do before the baby comes. Still need to get a new car-seat and stroller, diapers, wipes, diaper bag. I kind of feel like we are starting over again and it is kind of fun! I am so excited to have a newborn around again. Now if we could just decide on a name!!

Saturday, January 2, 2010