Monday, April 27, 2009


I love spring. I love to see flowers poke up out of the ground. I love to see trees with blossoms on them. I love all the new life.

I am thankful for a springtime holiday the represents new life. I am grateful for the atonement of our Savior Jesus Christ and that through him we will all be resurrected. Often times when we think about Easter we think of Easter egg hunts, candy and the Easter Bunny. This year I really looked forward to Easter and enjoyed thinking about the resurrection. I am blessed to know that Scott will be resurrected and we will be together again.

Scott's Tree

My cute boys by Scott's tree on Easter morning.

We took Easter lilies to the cemetery after church.

Friday, April 3, 2009

The other day we were on our way to Saratoga Springs. While driving down Redwood Road Hayden looked out his window and saw the Bluffdale Cemetery (Scott is buried in the Riverton City Cemetery). He immediately started saying, "I love you, Scott. I miss you." When this happened I was quickly brought to tears. They were both tears of joy and deep sadness. I love that Hayden thinks about his brother and remembers what we tell him. However, as happy as I was at that moment I was also extremely sad. I am very sad that Hayden doesn't really know/understand who his little brother is. He sees a cemetery and associates that with Scott. He calls the molds of Scott's face, hands and feet Scott and frequently asks to hold "Scott." I wish he had been able to see his brother. I look forward to Hayden getting a little older so he can have more of an understanding of who Scott really is. As for now, it makes me so happy that he talks about Scott often and is starting to understand that he has to little brothers.


Last Friday, I walked outside to throw the garbage away and something caught my eye. Remember last spring when I posted about the Magnolia tree we bought in rememberance of Scott? Well, I am happy to report that it has buds all over it. It seriously brought a smile to my face. I cannot wait for it to be in full bloom.