Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Thy Will

Sometimes you come across something that speaks so closely to your heart you can't help but stop, take a breath, listen and in my case cry.  Yesterday I experienced one of those moments as this song played on my radio.  As many may not know I suffered from severe depression that started shortly before the birth of my 3rd son and continued for the following couple of years.  With help from doctors, supportive friends, and family, I found a way out of the dark hole I'd been in for years.  However, when this song found me it explained my feelings in ways I never could.  I still don't understand some things and I know I never will during this earthly life, but until then....Thy will be done.

Thy Will
By Hillary Scott and the Scott Family

I'm so confused
I know I heard you loud and clear
So, I followed through
Somehow I ended up here
I don't wanna think
I may never understand
That my broken heart is a part of your plan
When I try to pray
All I've got is hurt and these four words
Thy will be done
Thy will be done
Thy will be done

I know you're good
But this don't feel good right now
And I know you think
Of things I could never think about
It's hard to count it all joy
Distracted by the noise
Just trying to make sense
Of all your promises
Sometimes I gotta stop
Remember that you're God
And I am not
Thy will be done
Thy will be done
Thy will be done
Like a child on my knees all that comes to me is
Thy will be done
Thy will be done
Thy will

I know you see me
I know you hear me, Lord
Your plans are for me
Goodness you have in store
I know you hear me
I know you see me, Lord
Your plans are for me
Good news you have in store

So, thy will be done
Thy will be done
Thy will be done
Like a child on my knees all that comes to me is
Thy will be done
Thy will be done
Thy will be done
I know you see me
I know you hear me, Lord

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Extended Family Pictures-Andreason's

It's been awhile since my side of the family had updated pictures.  Since everyone was in town we had them done.

I ended up taking this picture while we were waiting around. 

13 Years

Karl and I recently celebrated our 13th Anniversary.  His mom was nice enough to watch the kids while we went and did something I never thought I would do with my husband, get a pedicure.  It was fun and relaxing though.  We did dinner after and just enjoyed spending time together.  Thanks for the relaxing night Luv.


This past summer I've really focused on doing things with the boys and having fun.  I told them that we could do a stay home vacation.  Here are some of the other fun things we have been doing the month of July.
We went and saw Cars 3 with our adorable neighbor and her kids Bronson and Emma
 We visited the Curiosity Museum at Thanksgiving Point.

 Met up with some old friends to go swimming.
These two boys are the best of buds.  They almost look like brothers

This picture makes me laugh.  The boys were counting each other's "6 packs" Griffin would stick his belly out as far as he could and show everyone his great big "1 pack muscle"
 We played with neighborhood friends
Went Laser Tagging with family
 Visited the Lehi skate park a few times.  
Had fun at a bounce house
 Played at a local splash pad

We've been busy but it's been fun.   

Current Creek Camping

 Every summer we join my sister and their friends for what they call the Annual Crawdad boil.  We didn't actually go and catch Crawdads this year but we did have good food, with good friends, and a good time.

Broody, Gracie, and Fischer.
Fischer is quite sweet on Gracie and she is super sweet on him too. They've been good friends for a while. Broody was a new friend he met and the two of them were competing for Gracie's attention showing off their new found skills and tricks. They all got along great and had so much fun.  Whenever we couldn't find Fischer we knew he was hanging out at Gracie's camp. 

 The night sky was beautiful however our first night was a bit upsetting and I was sure we would be clearing up and heading home at sunlight.  Griffin failed to tell a parent he needed to use the bathroom during the night and instead chose to drop his pants in the tent and pee all over everyone and everything.  He was hardly coherent as we were screaming at him.  Fischer got the brunt of it and we did the best we could to clean it up in the pitch black dark of the night.   The next morning we were feeling a bit more pleasant. Wiped out the tent and removed any items that had been peed on.
Drake LOVED the hammocks

 Near our camp was this beaver pond

You can see the beaver swimming around.

Pretending to be on the hunt. (They were toy guns)

Griffin loved making camp crafts

Griffin was helping Paige pick flowers. 

Griffin surprised me by bringing me some flowers of my own.

 Karl took the two older boys fishing one on one.  He didn't think to get one of him and Griffin so I don't have a picture of them.  When he took Fischer I had dropped them off near where they wanted to fish and was able to snap one of them.

 Later that day we went to the lake with everyone to have fun and play in the water.

Fischer was doing great in the canoe

Daddy was giving Griffin canoeing how-to's before sending him out.

Gracie and Griffin
 Karl took Drake out on the stand up board. 

 Fischer also wanted to try the stand up board so Karl took him out as well.

Karl decided to jump in the water to cool down and about knocked Fischer off as well but he managed to stay on.

Drake throwing rocks with Daddy

So glad we get to make such fun memories for the boys. They loved it and can't wait to go again.