Friday, April 24, 2009

Happy Birthday to Me...

from Sister Kallene Cutler!

Monday the 20th was my Birthday. The week before, on the 10th, I received a letter from Kallene. Just a quick little note about General Conference and such. Then on Thursday (yesterday) I got a PACKAGE in the mail from her. Greatest day ever! And today I received not one, but TWO post cards from Kallene. Hearing from Kallene 3 times within a seven day period!? A-MA-ZING! I loved every second of it. Here are some pictures of what I've received from Kallene in the last two weeks.

I am so proud of Sister Cutler. I know she is in the right place, doing the right thing. I love her with all of my heart and I'm so proud of the choices she is making (oh dear...I'm like a proud mother hen). Anyway...Thanks Kal-dawg!!!

Preston Matthew Ogle

Ok, so he's been here for like three weeks, but I am still excited and still love him just as much!
Preston Matthew Ogle
Born April 4th, 2009 2:27pm
to Reagan and Matthew Ogle
Weighing in at 8lbs 9oz 22 inches long
Mom and baby are healthy and SOOO happy
Isn't he adorable? The answer is yes.
He's a happy baby.

So little

Although I haven't met him yet I love him more than anything. I can't wait to meet him!


Friday, April 3, 2009

Memory Lane...

I was just able to take a small trip down memory lane with my good friend Emily Norris. As I was talking to her, giving her updates on Reagan's pregnancy and all the jazz, the "remember whens" started happening...and we've got enough of those to last a lifetime. Although, one in particular made me laugh a little bit harder at and made me miss Emily a little bit more...

The Tale of the Foote Family Sunburns:

It was spring break my 7th grade year. We were all very excited for this week because we got to go to Sun Valley and go skiing. Taylor and Reagan had gone before, but it was my first time, as well as Spencer and Kanon's. Now, I don't remember much about the actual vacation/skiing part, but I do remember the drive home. We skiied for a few hours just before piling into the van to drive back home. As we sat in the van it wasn't even 10 minutes before we all started complaining about our faces being on FIRE. Yes, that was the feeling. I remember my mom turning around to look at all of us and her face just dropped. We were instantly bright red and swollen. The sun was shining bright that day, and none of us had worn sunscreen onto the mountain. Bad news. We immediately stopped at a store to find some sort of relief/mosturizing cream, then made the rest of our journey home.
When we got home all we did was lay around with cold wash cloths on our faces, constantly putting aloe vera on our faces. We even asked Emily's dad (who is a paramedic) to come over and take a look. We were 'diagnosed' with 2nd degree burns and he wrote up a prescription for burn cream. Our skin was so tight that when we smiled, it hurt, when we looked down, it hurt...everything just hurt. We all missed a few days of school because of our condition, but were right back to everyday life soon enough.
This was a horrible, painful experience and unfortunately we would not let Mom take pictures of us, so sadly we have nothing to document this time.

Here is what Emily remembers:
She remembered coming over to my house and all of us saying she wasn't allowed to make us laugh, but she wanted to crack a joke so badly.
She remembered when she first saw me, my eyes looked like they were "a mile apart" because my nose was so swollen. She was so worried that my face had been permanently deformed from this sunburn.
She remembered Spencer's HUGE blister on her cheek.
She remembered that my mother didn't get one ounce of sun while skiing because the make-up she put on the morning contained SPF-15.

Luckily, we have all completely healed (or we like to think so) and we have learned our lesson in sunscreen.

There's nothing like a good memory.