Thursday, January 14, 2010


The world lost a jewel on Monday, heavenly father gained an angel, and today she was buried. You see this beautiful fun lady is Grandma (Kay) Kirkham. While she is not related to me, she still was my Grandma, just like everyone else she came in contact with, as her son says, you are automatically adopted into her family. There was not a time I did not see this wonderful lady that she was not smiling, and giving hugs. She was full of love. She was a fun, strong, faithful spirit, that I will be forever grateful for knowing. Although she was only in my life for a short time, the imprint that she made in my life is one that I will never forget. I will always remember the contagious laugh, crazy stories, and unconditional love that she showed to those around her. Her family and friends will always cherish the memories that she gave us. THank you Grandma Kirkham for the love that you gave me. For bringing me in to your family and loving me like your own. I will be forever grateful for the love that you showed me. I can only imagine the love and laughter you are now spreading around in heaven. I hope I can take your passion, love, and service and use it in my life. You will be truly missed, but there is peace in knowing you are in a better place, and no longer in pain.
Rest in Peace Grandma Kirkham
---God be with you til we meet again---

Thursday, January 7, 2010


I am sorry my blog has been very neglected. Life has been busy and I just don't have the time to upload pictures right now. But I will do a little recap on our Christmas and New Years.

Christmas was great in our house! We both got what we wanted! I got a Cricut Expression, and although I was a little mad that my husband spent way more than the limit, I am very thankful that he got it for me. I got him a Carhartt Jacket, something that he has been wanting for a very long time. Thankfully both of our families live close enough that we could spend Christmas with both families. We spend the first half of the day with my parents because my brother called in the morning. He is enjoying Hungary and has a lot of investigators and baptisms. After the great time with my family we headed to Kenny's family so we could be there for both (yes 2) of his brothers to call from their missions. We heard from Cameron first who is in Minnesota, he said it is cold but he is enjoying himself. Next we heard from Ryan who is in Tennessee and is due home on the 27th (YAY) he is also doing well and enjoying his mission. It is so great to know that we have such valiant missionaries around the world. Please remember them in your prayers.

New Years also happens to be Kenny's birthday so we tend to have a party to celebrate. This year it was at our house and just really had our family over. We played games and had cake and did the usual things. The next day we got up and headed to our friends cabin in Pine. We stayed there for a few days and man it was so amazing! I can never get enough of that retreat! We enjoyed ourselves by playing cards, eating, playing cards, eating, playing mario, playing cards, eating.....(I think you get the pattern) and we enjoy each other's company. I am so blessed to have such great family and friends. We took Addie with us and played in the snow she seemed to enjoy it and just enjoys being outside.

We also were able attend my dear friends college graduation! I am so proud of her and can't wait to be there! Only 2 more semesters!!!

For drill in December Kenny had family day, it was pretty boring and unorganized as usual (isn't that sad) but we did get a chance to tour and ride in their hummers that the use in battle. Man can I just say a ride around the parking lot made my claustrophobic. I can't imagine driving around in those for 12-14 hours a day. Just another experience that made me truly grateful for those that are fighting for our freedom!

I also am kind of ashamed to admit that I fell into peer pressure and read Twilight. Can I just say I read the whole book in about 2 days and I can't wait to get the next in the sequel. I still refuse to see the movies but for all you skeptics like me out there, the book is really good. I am not into vampires and all of that fantasy stuff, but the love story definitely makes up for it!

Well I think that is it for now, here are some pictures of our recent happenings....