Sunday, May 27, 2012

Pre-K Graduation

My little girl graduated from Pre-K last week.  The year has flown by!  At a glance, it may seem like a big to-do to make for kids after completing just one year, but for Charlotte is was a huge accomplishment and I'm glad she got a chance to make a big deal about it.  She is a super sweet, shy girl, so I was so proud of her for going every day and making new friends in a class that could have been very intimidating - 14 out of the 17 kids were boys!  There were some days when she was nervous to go, but her wonderful teachers brought her in and made her feel comfortable, and she stuck it out each day - and ended up having a great time.  I will miss her a ton next year when she goes to kindergarten (Olivia will even more so!) but she loves learning and I know she is more than ready to do it full time.  Here's to 13+ more years!

 I love how proud of herself she looks in this picture.

In Charlotte's end-of-year video, they asked each kid what they want to be when they grow up.  Charlotte said she wants to be a mommy.  When Helaman tells he he wants her to be a doctor to take over the family business, she volunteers Olivia for that job:)

Saturday, May 12, 2012

A Mother Missed

This week my family has mourned the unexpected death of Alice Hansen, which occurred shortly after she gave birth to her third child.  The initial shock of hearing about someone your age, in your family, passing away made way to the helpless feeling that nothing one could say or do could ease the pain and grief of her husband.  However, we believe that families can be together forever, and know that they will be reunited again someday.

You can read more about the story here.  There is a donation fund for Alice's family there as well. If you feel you can help in any way, it would be greatly appreciated.  Expressions Vinyl is also donating $1 for every "like" to this Facebook post, so please click it!  Thank you!