Wednesday, August 26, 2009

First Day

First day of school is here! Some parents are very happy for this day but I am kind of sad but I am sure I will get over it ;) Summer was short but we did get to the beach quite a bit and that always makes for a fun summer. We started the summer out with a beach trip and yesterday, the last day of summer, we ended with a beach trip. Good times!
Matthew is a junior this year (can't believe it) and Zack is in 7th grade. Time is flying by and I know I have only a few years left with them in my home. That is a sad reality-
Matthew has a very hard schedule this year and here he is ready to go to school this morning with all his books. Yikes!
Zack, as always, so excited to be starting school! Yeah...right!And what do you know! I come home from taking them and this is what I find. Someone forgot their lunch and I have no idea which one of them forgot it so someone is going without a lunch today! It is going to be a looooong year!

Summer of Dad

Well the summer is over and the school year begins! Summer seems to go by faster every year. This summer was a very different one and I will always think of it as the "Summer of Dad". We did not go on any vacations this summer but spent any chance we had to be in Utah with my parents. I was able to spend the majority of the summer by my Dad's bedside, reading to him, laughing with him, crying with him and always learning from him. I always knew that it would be hard to lose a parent and believe me it is. I miss him so much! He was my first love, my protector and provider, my teacher, my #1 fan, my safe place, my hero and I never doubted his love for me. He will be missed but I know that we will be together again and I am thankful for that knowledge. Knowing that helps comfort me and our family in our sorrow. 'Till we meet again - Love You Dad!

Sunday, August 2, 2009

In Loving Memory of E. Taylor Petersen

April 3, 1935 - July 30, 2009