Sunday, June 3, 2007

A busy weekend...

We have had a crazy busy weekend. I am so glad that things have quieted down. We had a dear friend pass away this week, Jamie Pottle. Jamie has been a friend of ours for years. We have so many fun memories with her, her sweet husband Joe, and 4 darling children. Joe, and Jamie would have been married 25 years this year. Steve, and I went to the services yesterday. We both really struggled. Steve wouldn't want to admit it, but he had a hard time. He is tough on the outside, and so tender in the inside. I kept thinking about Joe, and his 4 children. My heart hurt so bad. Jamie suffered from cancer for 5 1/2 years. Joe was right by her side. I kept thinking about my life. What would I do if this was me? The thought can be horrifying. I left the long emotional day being thankful. Thankful for my health, for my life as it is. I am so blessed with a wonderful husband. I have four amazing children, and a precious daughter in law. I have the gospel, and a Heavenly Father that loves me. For all of this I feel incredibly blessed. W got home, and the kids where getting hungry. We decided to go to BJ's. We sat, and ate, and visited. On the way home Steve had to stop by Sports Authority. He needed to get a few things for his trip to Utah today. Her are some pictures of the group before we headed home. These kids can crack me up! :)

Nate wanting to get out of there... :)

Aren't they quite the group?


Blogger Andrea said...

Michelle, I'm so sorry for your loss. It's so hard to lose such a good friend, we have lost 2 people close to us in the past 2 1/2 years, it's so hard. Hope you get feeling better!

June 3, 2007 at 3:52 PM  
Blogger Kristen said...

Oh man that is a tuff is so precious. I too always go away from funerals more thankful for my life and wanting to be a better person.

Great pictures:)

June 3, 2007 at 6:11 PM  
Blogger Stephanie said...

I'm so sorry to hear about your friend. That is so hard to lose someone so close.

Your family is cracking me guys are so fun!! The pics are great!

June 3, 2007 at 6:56 PM  
Blogger christina said...

i too am sorry for your lose-i appreciate funerals that make us have a desire to be better and to be thankful for where we are...

love the family shots! i hope i have a fun family like yours!

June 3, 2007 at 6:58 PM  
Blogger Stephanie said...

I am so sorry- death is never an easy thing, that is for sure. Cancer is so devastating, I want to hug my kids and husband extra hard tonight! Really makes you grateful for what you have...

June 3, 2007 at 7:44 PM  
Blogger onehm said...

That is always such an eye-opener when someone you care about passes away...especially someone that is so similar to you. Glad that you are appreciating and loving your family!

June 3, 2007 at 8:20 PM  
Blogger Rebecca D. said...

so sorry to hear about your friend! it's never easy to understand or accept these sort of things but having the gospel sure makes it more reassuring that HF does have a plan for all of us and that we can be a forever family!

hugs sweet friend!

June 3, 2007 at 8:48 PM  
Blogger donna said...

So sorry. I will call you this week.
Big hugs Donna

June 4, 2007 at 6:02 AM  
Blogger Cynthia said...

We are so sorry for your loss. What a great example that husband was, sticking by her and taking care of her in a loving way.

The pictures of the kids are funny. They get bored so easily. At least they were able to find somewhere to sit and relax

June 4, 2007 at 11:26 AM  
Blogger Stephanie said...

I'm commenting again because I love the change and the picture on your blog. Looks great!!

June 4, 2007 at 12:17 PM  
Blogger Amy (Daisy) said...

I am so sorry for your loss. That is an incredible hard thing to go through. One of my closest friends died several years ago, a sudden death, and she left behind 5 young children. It was very hard to get through the funeral. I love the new picture!! So fun!!

June 4, 2007 at 2:45 PM  
Blogger Rachel said...

Everyone looks so thrilled! I love your new picture on your heading...very cute!
Funerals are always so hard...even with the gospel. I can't imagine without it!

June 4, 2007 at 3:41 PM  

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