Sunday, February 13, 2011

Get Your Own Grab Button!

If you knew Beverly Curtis or have any kind feelings toward the Curtis family, here is a great way to spread the message about the Medical Relief Fund if you have your own blog!

1. First, visit the blog: or just click on the button I have on the right hand sidebar. You'll see Beverly's picture and a text box below it: copy that.

2. In a separate tab, go to your blog dashboard and click on design; then "add a gadget". Make sure you click on HTML/Javascript when the window pops up!

3.  Paste the code you got from the blog into the window and click save. You should be good to go! If something goes wrong, just let me know and we'll walk through it together : )

Thank you so much for helping us out in this tough time. If you don't have a blog, you can just put it up on your status or something on facebook!

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Grandma Curtis

Today was Grandma's funeral. I saw her body for the last time; but surprisingly, I didn't feel sad! I felt what can only be described as peace. Peace that she left her earthly body behind that had given her so many struggles and blessings, Peace that she wasn't really gone. That definitely is the only way my sisters and I were able to get through our song--she wasn't really gone. I think that if she could talk to me now, she would say she enjoyed her funeral, and she would probably say that she didn't deserve all the wonderful things her sons said about her today. But of course, everything shared at the pulpit today was the absolute truth.

My Mom and Aunt made these wonderful little memory books for the family, with small messages from everyone inside. On the front is a picture of Grandma when she was about 20; she is so beautiful!! And what gets me is that she's wearing no make-up. None!

I's glad I had little Lindy to hold for most of the service. She was a stinker by her standards, and still pretty dang good. Everyone comments on how good of a baby she is. Yesterday Dad told me that whenever the grief got to him bad, his antidote was to just look at one of our sweet babies and he would feel immediately better. I think that Grandma would agree; she was almost always holding a baby it seems! In half of the pictures on the slideshow Brother Bill made for us, she's holding someones baby : )

I sure miss her, but it's getting better day by day. Sometimes it just hits me that she won't hold one of my babies and I can't help but cry. But then I can almost see her with one of my future children on her lap, just waiting to send them down to me and Curtis wrapped in her love.

Tuesday, February 8, 2011


Sofia and Elena showing off their butterfly wings--I love their identical expressions! Elena tries to copy Sofia as closely as possible

Monday, February 7, 2011

Fun and Not-so-fun

My dear friend Abbie Lamb linked this to me and I think a bit of Q & A would be fun today! It's been a rough week already--my sweet Grandma Curtis passed away this past Friday just past 7 pm. Almost all of the family was there--she seemed at peace to go and although we were all very, very sad, we knew she was finally out of pain and hugging her father, who died when she was 5, and hugging baby Kate too as well as her other family members who got there before her.
Grandpa said he won't be far behind, but I hope he waits a bit!!
I keep imagining Grandma with my future kids, and hearing her tell me she's gonna be there to send them down to me... it's a small comfort to me right now.

The "Life Is Good" Award

Here are the rules of accepting the award:

1. First, thank and link back to the person that gave the award.
2. Answer the 10 survey questions. - Please see below!
3. Pass the award along to other bloggers whom you think are fantastic.
4. Contact the bloggers you have chosen to let them know about the award.

1. If you blog anonymously, are you happy doing this? If you aren't anonymous, do you wish you started out anonymously, so that you could be anonymous now?

I like being 'me' on here--I blog to keep up with family so it would be kind of a moot point to blog anonymously.
2. Describe an incident that shows your inner stubborn side.

The fact that I will absolutley not admit that I am wrong, even when I am. (Abbie we are the same lol) 

3. What do you see when you really look at yourself in the mirror?

I'm always surprised when I see myself in the mirror--in my head I look different, depending on my mood haha
But when I really look at myself in the mirror I first see all of my faults, then I have to remind myself of all the wonderful things I see, like my mom's green eyes--my favorite feature : ) and my Dad's eyebrows and nose and ears too, my mom's cheeks. 

4. What is your favourite summer cold drink?

for sure Water! Curtis doesn't understand my love for water lol of course, he's addicted to Dr. Pepper.

5. When you take time for yourself, what do you do?

get a pedicure. there's something about someone else messing with my feet that is very relaxing haha

6. Is there something that you still want to accomplish in your life?

Get into a house and have some kids!! And I've always wanted to open a pre-school in my house; just a few kids. That way I could still earn money but be at home with my kids and teach--my favorites! 
7. When you attended school, were you the class clown, the class overachiever, the shy person, or always ditching

I was either the nice girl or the brat to the boys in my classes that weren't serious enough for me lol I was called sassy a number of times. I think I really missed out on some fun in high school because I could be so judgmental!

8. If you close your eyes and want to visualize a very poignant moment in your life, what would you see?

When Curtis and I entered the Temple for the first time together.

9. Is it easy for you to share your true self in your blog, or are you more comfortable writing posts about other people and events?

It depends on what aspect of my life I'm blogging about. If it's about some funny awkward thing that happened to me, I'm painfully honest. And I usually am very opinionated, so I also like to blog about other people/events that I feel strongly about. 

10. If you had the choice to sit down and read a book or talk on the phone, which would you choose and why?

It depends on who's on the other line! But usually I take a book and snuggle in the corner of the couch or my striped chair for a few hours.

Now the lovely bloggers I would like to pass this award on to are: