It has been three years since I lost my mom to breast cancer. Of course, I think of her often year round, but when October 19 rolls around she is on the forefront of my mind. This year, however, she has remained at the front of my thoughts. I have been thinking a lot of how much I miss her. I think of how she would find Daniel to be quite entertaining. Danny is quite a joker and loves to make people laugh. My mom would have a ball getting him to play little jokes on his mom and dad. I also was thinking of how she would buy Miriam a WebKinz every chance she could. Miriam would give her a list on a regular basis of all the new WebKinz available and my mom would bug me to take her to the store to get her one. And I have especially been thinking a lot about her since Miriam turned eight and we prepare for her baptism this weekend. It is hard to have events like this happen in our lives and not have my parents here to share it with. Although I try and think of the bigger picture, I still wish you were here mom and dad! We miss you and think of you often.
Against my will, and better judgment, I finally decided to start a blog. At first I did not want to conform to the rest of society and add my name to the ever growing list of people blogging. I would be just like everyone else; listing all the wonderful things my children did recently, displaying my favorite songs and books, and if I am really brave, laying out all my grievances for the world to see. If you know me at all, you may know that most of the time I don't like to be like everyone else (even though I am really afraid to be too different), so I kept putting it off. But, with a little persuasion from some...especially a dear friend on the other side of the world, I have begun the process of blogging. Don't worry, it will be like all the other blogs you see, lists of all the wonderful things my children did recently, links to my favorite songs and book titles, and I might get really brave and tell everyone how I really feel about religion, politics, and, well...blogs!
Born and raised in Idaho, but have spent the last 14 plus years in Utah. Married to Aaron Jardine of Washington since 1998. We have 2 children, Miriam and Daniel, and a dog Buster. I am a graduate of Brigham Young University, which makes me a pretty big Cougars fan. We love movies, reading, and just being together. My obsession is exercise, Miriam's is Webkinz, and Daniel's is Lego Star Wars...which may change soon. Aaron doesn't really have an obsession. He is quite balanced.