Thursday, November 11, 2010

In Loving Memory of Grandma Munk

Shawn's Sweet Grandma passed away on Tuesday night. She had suffered for the past few years from Alzheimer's disease and it was a blessing to see her not struggle anymore.

We were so grateful that we spent some time up on the farm last month and got to be with her. She was the kind of Grandma that spent most of her time cooking up something good in the kitchen. She was tough and a hard worker. She made everyone around her feel special and loved. They live in Logan, UT and often times they would travel all the way down to St. George to cheer on Shawn in a baseball game. Shawn always knew Grandma was in the stands when he heard "Give him the dark one." (classic) Her house was always clean and organized. She grew a wonderful vegetable and flower garden. Shawn insisted, when we got married, that I learned how to make milk toast just like Grandma Munk. I have the recipe but it never tastes as good as it ever does when she makes it. She had a wonderful marriage. She took care of Grandpa everyday they were together, until this past year when Grandpa has had to return the favor. When we were up there the last time I was so impressed with the love they had for one another. The song long line of love, by Micheal Marten Murphy kept coming to mind.

Bought a beautiful diamond ring,
Offered it to the sweetest thing I know
And she said she would take it
Started makin? some wedding plans
She looked at me and she took my hand and said
Are you sure we can make it
I said my granddad's still in love with my grandma
I said my Dad still thinks my Mom's the
Sweetest thing he ever saw

I come from a long line of love
When the times get hard, we don't give up
Forever's in my heart and in my blood
You see I come from a long line of love

Years went by and we had a son
Now he thinks that he's found someone for him
And they're planning a wedding
He called me up on the phone today
Just to see what I had to say to him
Did I think he was ready?
I said what his grandfather used to say to me
It's been handed down for ages, it runs in the family....

Grandma you will be sorely missed down here on earth, but we know you will continue to brighten lives on the other side. Until we meet again, we love you Grandma.

Monday, November 1, 2010

Fall Happenings

Well it seems as though I have gotten a bit behind on my blogging. So to catch up we will sum it up as fall happenings. Because even though I haven't posted, it doesn't mean we haven't had a very eventful past few weeks.


We ran away for a few days and relaxed on Shawn's Grandpa's farm. We had so much fun just tinkering around, riding the 4-wheeler, visiting with family, and stopping by a few of Shawn's favorite spots in Cache Valley. We had a hard time coming back to reality. It was a great get away. 

Feeding the calf's

Playing in the cotton seed

Hiding in the corn

Grandpa and Grandma Munk are such great people. Thanks for letting us stay.

A picture of the old barn

Jack got to help plow the corn with cousin Cam. He  loved every minute of it.

Shawn organized a great concert in the backyard with a  few of our local best singer/guitarist. It was fun and entertaining. Shawn was the opening act, Josh (my Brother) followed, Lyndi (A high school friend, picture below) closed it up. They were all amazing. Since I wasn't blessed with any sort of musical talent I will have to enjoy others! I loved to hear them play, I could have listened for hours.

Shawn's sister Krista was in town from Oregon. We got the kids together for a quick snap shot. We needed a new photo with the new additions Jude and Ali.


Every year this party gets bigger and bigger. There were still people we felt bad not inviting, but our house could only hold so many. We had a costume contest, chili cook off, kid games and pumpkin carving. It was crazy fun!

Cousin's Boston and Jocelyn were in town and got to join in the fun.

Silly jack the dragon

Scary Jack skeleton and Sally

Grandpa and Bat Girl Jocey

We dressed up as the characters from HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON. Shawn was Hiccup (with a sweet hat, that he made all by himself. You never would have guessed) I was Astrid and Jack was a the Gronkle Dragon, missing the wings and mask. He liked the costume just like that. 
We spent most of Halloween night in my parents neighborhood. They go all out my mom rented a cotton candy maker and they had homemade doughnuts across the street, other houses had games, root beer, hot dogs... bounce houses. It was a party, Jack had a ball. They ended the night with The Nightmare Before Christmas on the front lawn. Jack has enough candy to sustain the three sweet tooth's that live in our house for about a month. 

Blurry, I know, but it was classic. Shawn was in his element.

Okay where did I get this man. I doubt any of you can top this photo. He is wearing tights and chatting with the ladies. He is the best. I think I will keep him.

Another classic, the three grand kids sucking down root beer, in their costumes while watching The Nightmare Before Christmas.  Boston you are great, love it!

The loot

Well there you have it. Fall is my favorite time of the year. When we were going to bed last night I told Jack that Halloween was over we will have to wait until next year and do it all over again and he just burst out crying "I don't want it to be over" :( I love my little man, he makes life so much fun.