Friday, January 5, 2018

Celebrating THIRTEEN!

Hayden is a teenager!!!

he wanted a spice cake.  I called bakery after bakery.  Finally found one that made spice cake.  Unfortunately, the forgot to say it was a CITRUS SPICE cake. --- 
He was so disappointed and I felt terrible. 

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

First Day of School

Hayden starts 7th grade this year.
He wakes up at 6:20
Catches the bus at 6:58
Gets home at 2:40
Today he came home in a down pour of RAIN!

Wednesday, August 9, 2017


Hayden woke up early for his 8:30 am appointment to get BRACES!!

Monday, March 20, 2017

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Early Morning Conversations

I am sad and so very grateful today. 
Hayden has grown up with a GREAT group of young men. 
They are good, kind & have learned to include everyone. 
Some are closer then others but when one is struggling the others are always there to support. 

Last night we learned that one of his basketball teammates, 
who is also his buddy's cousin (#4 Jaxon Lewis), 
died in a snowmobile accident. 
We both struggled to sleep. 

Hayden got up at 4 am this morning to go to the temple with his YM group. 
The temple trip got cancelled.... 
instead, Hayden and I sat in the dark, quiet, EARLY hours of the morning and talked. 
We talked about our beliefs and what his friend might be doing at that moment and about his family.
I have prayed for Jaxon's family and especially his mom ALL DAY. 
I can't imagine their heartache. 
I have also thought about this great group of young boys and the love they have for each other.
Today I am grateful for my testimony... 
for my kids ... 
for Haydens buddies ... 
and believe it or not... 
for early morning cancelled temple trips.

Friday, February 17, 2017

Poetry Slam

Hayden wrote a poem about playing basketball for his ELA class and won.