Honestly Jack has become quite the trouble maker these days. But this one took the cake, I got the 24 hour flu bug on Sunday, yuck! I was just relaxing on the couch and Jack came over to me and said I'm going to dump sand on your head. I told him he better not or he would be in big trouble, I thought he was kidding! Well I was wrong a few minutes later this is how I looked and this is how Jack looked. Man where did this stinker come from? Hopefully it is just the age because I am getting really really sick of it!
On a much more positive note HAPPY BIRTHDAY CARLY!!!
Having a sister is like having a best friend you can't get rid of. You know whatever you do, they'll still be there. ~ Amy Li
I am so glad I have a sister, you are the best, love ya .
Saturday, April 10, 2010
The Bake Sale was a Success and very fun also! Thanks to everyone that came out and supported. B.A.C.A. came and were very generous and we even had a man going to a funeral that was supposed to bring dessert and forgot, so he bought two dozen. Thanks to our friends and family that made a special effort to come by, and donate, and those that helped us make all the cookies and cinnamon rolls. I thought we had way too many, and we pretty much sold out. I can't believe how many people were so giving, It makes me want to be more like that.
Posted by Shawn, Hayley and Jack at 1:13 PM
Friday, April 9, 2010
AUTISM SPEAKS by buying some MILK AND COOKIES. Jack cousin Boston was diagnosed with high functioning autism when he was two! Jack thinks the world of Boston, as do I. He is an amazing little boy that has over come many challenges in his young age. He is smart, funny, lovable and Jacks best friend. Having Boston in our family has really opened our eyes to the autism world, and made us want to help. Jack and I are going to participate in an autism walk on May 1st. To raise money for it we are putting on a Bake Sale Tomorrow APRIL 10th. It will be located at the Shadow Mountain Chapel on the grass facing 100 North. We would love to see ya there!
Posted by Shawn, Hayley and Jack at 9:17 AM
Tuesday, April 6, 2010
The celebration of Easter is so special, I love to reminisce of life and especially life eternal. The Best gift I have been and ever will be given is eternal life, and too often I forget how lucky I have been to be taught about eternal life. Lately I have had some Jehovah's Witnesses that I have been trying to kindly get rid of but to no avail they show up every Friday morning and they are relentless. (I need some good tips for getting rid of them, so far, nothing has worked) Last Friday they caught me so I let them share their message with me, and I am glad I did! They told me that they believe that we are all going to "HELL." Let me explain, they say that in the bible when they talk of "hell" it is the grave. And when we die (our bodies) that they are buried and that is the end until the Resurrection. I was really thrown back at that and mad. My whole life I had just thought that it was common knowledge that we have a body and inside a spirit. ( I have been raised in Utah, can't you tell) But I honestly started to question my thought process for a bit. What they told me was quite convincing and they backed it up with impressive scriptures. So in tears that night I came to Shawn and said, do you truly believe that we have a spirit inside us. Of course he had great answers and eased my mind, I love his faith. But I was just in fear that if for some reason they were right and I lost someone that I loved dearly that they would just be resting there in their grave, rotting..... No spirit leaving there body and living on, drawing near to us and continuing their work as spirits. I hated the thought! Death has always haunted me, I worry everyday that something is going to happen to Jack. And I think that is why I was so appalled at the theory they had of death, it just seemed so final. I'm not one of those people that can say, " I know the church is true" I don't know, but I sure hope it is. I have invested a lot of time and faith into it. I loved the talk that Pres. Monson gave about the resurrection, it was beautiful. It really eased my mind. I guess what I have come to realize is that what I have been taught about death and eternal life is beautiful and peaceful, and I am going to trust and have faith that is is right, because I believe that God is in charge and I trust him, and that puts me at peace.
On top of all of that we had a great weekend with family, I love them. I am so glad that we get together so often, and make holidays so special.
Posted by Shawn, Hayley and Jack at 9:49 PM