Friday, March 30, 2012


How do you picture heaven? I believe in the what the Scriptures say about the Plan of Salvation but I think that when I die that all the past Prophets, Heavenly Father, and important people that I loved will be there welcoming me. Like at the end of Titanic. I know I'm funny to think that way. Oh and I can't forget all my pets that died=)

We lost our beloved Rex on February 19th to a 22 month battle with cancer. He died at home with my mom by his side. I can't imagine how much pain my mom is going through. It just makes me heart ache thinking about it. Blake and I went to Texas for the funeral. I never went up to the casket because I didn't want that to be my last image of him. We couldn't believe how many people came to the TX funeral! It's just amazing how many lives he touched. Even our Hispanic landscaper came! I learned alot about Rex, like he was so willing to help everyone and anyone. For example, after he had some chemo treatment done he saw and guy that just had some treatment done as well and he was hitch hiking back home to Oklahoma. Rex being who he was drove him all the way home! The other day a man was asking for some money for gas and I was prompted to give him a few bucks, first thing that came to my mind was Rex. Anyways we all few back to Utah and my mom came with us. We had a burial funeral up in Wellsville (near Logan) that is where Rex grew up. We couldn't believe how many people showed up there! It was so nice of people to come all the way up there to pay their respects.

It still just doesn't seem real to us. Just the other day I was thinking I need to get his advice about somethings and then I realized that's not possible. These are a few of my favorite memories of Rex was when he would drive me to school and we would sing "Hey Jude" by The Beatles, when we lived in Georgia he got me a pink blow up couch for Christmas, he would pretend to put quarters into my back and I would go crazy silly, when him and I went to go pick up our Bandit when he was just a puppy, and making my pink barbie pine wood derby car for church. Again it just doesn't seem real... it really does feel like he is on a business trip.

I know that Rex is up there playing the banjo for the angels to sing to and throwing the ball for our dog Bandit. We love you Rex!!!!

Okay how about something uplifting!
Blake got into the University of Utah, so guess where we will be moving? That's right folks, up to Salt Lake City! I'm excited to be up near a mall =) And things to do with McCoy like the ZOO and Children's Museum. So if anyone knows of a 4- 5 bedroom house for rent up there let us know please! My mom is going to live with us for a while so that's why so many bedrooms.

McCoy is almost 5 months old! At his 4 month dr. appointment he weighed 13.8 lbs (30%) and 24.4 inches (34%). He hums all the time and is such a loud talker. He has rolled over a few times and has been eating cereal and veggies. I usually feed him cereal in the morning/lunch and then a veggie for dinner. McCoy is also getting a tooth. The whole top is now showing so when he smiles it's just the cutest thing ever! He are soo blessed to have him in our lives! We love you Mr. Magoo!

Love this little boy!

He is starting to really like his jumper

Messy face from carrots

Eating cereal.