People are often unreasonable and self-centered. Forgive them anyway.
If you are kind, people may accuse you of ulterior motives. Be kind anyway.
If you are honest, people may cheat you. Be honest anyway.
If you find happiness, people may be jealous. Be happy anyway.
The good you do today may be forgotten tomorrow. Do good anyway.
Give the world your best and it may never be enough. Give your best anyway.
For you see, in the end, it is between you and God. It never was between you and them anyway.
-Mother Teresa

Sunday, September 8, 2013

4th of July

My dad, Kandra, Lance and I went to Heber for the 4th of July.  It was so beautiful.  My mom's yard looked amazing thanks to the great efforts of our dear neighbor, Ron Squire.  My mom planted many perennials that kept the yard looking beautiful without her being there.  It's the first time I've been home that she hasn't been there.  It was quite lonely without her.  It's sad to think that she won't make it back there.  

Kandra and I went through my parents house and CLEANED.  Clothes were donated, paper work was looked through and tossed, cupboards cleared, and on and on.  We spent about 2.5 days on her pantry alone and only got about half way through it.  My mom had her own pharmacy of supplements, and a 5 year supply of food.  Not to mention lots of pictures, games, canning jars, yadda yadda yadda.  It was hard undoing years of work.  There is still lots to do there, but I feel like we made a good start.  

I took these pictures in the morning....

Every time I see a hollyhock I think of my dad.  They are his favorite flower.

....then all of a sudden a hail storm blew in and created a mess!

Snowball fight on the 4th of July!

Dirty faced girl and Allie;)

We had a great time in Heber.  The weather was so nice.  I love monsoon season in Heber!  It rained everyday and everything was nice and green.  It will be sad when my parents are both gone and I won't really have a reason to go there anymore.
“The flower that blooms in adversity is the rarest and most beautiful of all." -Anonymous

1 comment:

KaNdRa and JaReD said...

I love those pictures. Thanks for posting some of the boys. Yep I felt that emptiness again this past trip too. Just isn't the same:'(
ps. Send the ones of the yard to Shannon so she can print them and put them in mom's room. I am sending some to her from my last trip.