Monday, December 31, 2012

30 years of Marriage

On December 18th, 2012 my parents celebrated their 30th wedding anniversary.

Tom, Dad, Mom, and Cindy
Dad wouldn't get a new suit, so Mom (being her creative self) used the colors brown and peach.
I just have to say, it's interesting and way to go Mom. I would have never imagined those colors but looking at her flowers, it turned out great!!

Left to right: Great-Grandma Beth Cutler, Grandpa Duane Thomas, Grandma Theo Morgan, Dad, Mom, Great-Grandma Mary & Great-Grandpa Bill Thomas
This would be my Dad's side of the family. Great-Grandma Cutler is Grandma Morgan's mother.
Great-Grandma/grandpa Thomas would be Grandpa Thomas' parents.
This is from a newspaper article. This is the old Grouse Creek Church, my parents were the last couple to get married here before they tore it down to begin building the new church.
I would have never guessed that my parents could have made it this far. They have had their moments, but they worked through each of those problems and have developed a stronger relationship for one another.  I am proud to call them my parents. I can proudly say, they are the best!! I know it's a biased thing to say but when it comes to my family I am biased!!
I just hope for myself, that I can work through the things my parents had to, in order to keep a family together!!
I love both of my parents and wish them 30 more years together!!

Monday, September 10, 2012

Cutter Jeff

I just had to post an update about Cutter Jeff. He will be 1 year on October 28th and there are a few outfits he is beginning to grow out of, so I borrowed by brother's camera and took some pictures. Cutter is so much fun and did a really good job of letting me take pictures.
Cutter just loved the dogs and that is all he would look at!!

 His smile is so precious. It just takes away all my worries!!

He enjoyed riding the horse!! He did so well!! This is my favorite picture of him on the horse. He looks like a toddler here. I can't believe how fast he has grown up!!

Sunday, August 19, 2012

July 2012

 Summer Vacation: Ferndale Washington. Went to Lyndon, WA to watch the tractor show. Pictured above, the tractor pull. 

 Old time mill, that actually works!!
Old Ford Tractor.
After the tractor show, we went to Birch Bay and let Cutter and Holly play in the water!!
Here's the sunset!! So beautiful! Had to try a picture idea I got from Pinterest. It is fun to play around with a camera!!

Monday, May 14, 2012

It's been some time......

Yesterday was Mother's Day. It was the first Mother's day that I did not get to spend with my mom because she was miles away. It was weird for me to experience that. I am so used to having my mom so close. The move my mom and dad made in November has done two things for me: 1) I have learned about myself as an adult and 2) I have taken it for granted having them so close. I miss each of my parents everyday but thank them for helping me realize I can do this.

The last couple of months have been a whirl wind. The school year is winding down and I made it through my first year as a full time teacher.
This is my dad, uncle Tom, and Grandma Morgan.

Grandpa and Grandma Nye Twin Falls Temple

In March, I lost my Grandma Morgan (pictured above) and then two weeks later, I lost my Grandpa Nye, leaving me without any of my Grandparents. Oh, how I miss them. I now have a hole inside myself because there were so many questions I wanted to asked and never did. I guess I learned the  hard way not to take family for granted and don't wait to ask questions because you never really know how much longer you will have that person in your life.

Since I posted last, we have a new addition to our family. My brother, Bill, became a father to the cutest little guy ever.
This picture was taken hours after Cutter Jeff Thomas was born. He is such a blessing for our family. It is simply amazing how something so tiny can make such a large impact on people's lives. Cutter is so much fun. He'll be 7 months old in about two weeks and he is almost starting to crawl.

Cutter's happy face, which by the way, is something he does all the time!!! He little grin makes all my worries disappear!! How amazing is that!