Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Baylee turns two!

Baylee and mommy with cookie monster cake

Opening presents with everyone around
(Glad grandma and grandpa Mortensen were there!)

Baylee with her baby stroller. She didn't want to go to bed she was having to much fun!
Brooklyn got some new boots from Grandma Mortensen. She was having a hard time that Baylee got presents and people took pictures of her and not Brooklyn. Oh my little drama QUEEN! Always thinks she needs to be front and center!

Baylee turned two yesterday! She is growing up so fast. Just in the last two weeks she has really expanded her vocabulary! She is trying to say anything and everything! I took her for her two year appointment and she is 27lb (50%), 34in (50%) and a 100% head circumfirance. She is my tiny lady with a big noggin! That's ok more room for all those brains! She is such a smart little girl, she amazes me!
For her birthday she wanted babies! Lots of babies. And that is what she got. At first she wasn't sure what was going on but caught on pretty quickly! We made her a cookie monster cake. She loves Seasme Street. And I love the way she says cookie (cooo-keee). We were so glad for all those who were able to come!

Grandma's Funeral

Grandma's pretty casket
Andrew and I

Mom and Andrew

We had Grandma Denison's funeral on Saturday the 14th of November. Boy was it a cold day. My grandpa said that when he dies he wants a grave side funeral and for it to be about 20 degrees colder and see how many people show up. That is grandpa for you. Laurie and Lucy spoke and they did a great job. We had many people show up and got to see many family members that we haven't seen in a long time. I think Grandma would have been very proud. How greatful I am for gospel in my life and that I know I will see her again.

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Grandma Denison 1929-2009

Grandma, mom, Nattie and I at grandma's 80th birthday
Grandma and Grandpa and us at Jaxsen's Blessing
Us at Grandma's birthday!
Grandma and her sister Lucy at her birthday
Grandma and Grandpa at Drew's baptism
Grandma, mom and I at my bridal shower.
Grandma and Grandpa, Grandpa Lemmon and mom and dad at our wedding.

Grandma, mom, Baylee and I
Today at 6 am my grandma passed away! She was 80 years old and lived quite a life! She was always so active in her church callings and loved to serve others! Her and my grandpa served 3 different missions! On her last mission is when she lossed her sight. She was given the option of ending their mission early, but she refused and dealt with those challenges of being without her sight so coragiously! Never once did you hear her complain. She could still cook up a storm with only a few challenges! I remember a few years ago my Andrew was in helping her cook one Sunday. She was making cooked carrots and went to put salt in and put just a tad too much in. Andrew watched her do it and hurry and grabbed the pot and rinsed them out so we would all still enjoy the carrots!
Her and Andrew had a very special relationship and always called her grandma. The first time he met her was after she lost her sight. I had taken him to my aunt Lauries house to meet them. When she went to meet them she got within inches of his face so she could meet him. Andrew just laughed about it!
She loved to play games and still could beat the pants off of you even without her sight. She would get quite mad if you didn't pay attention to your turn.
Just a few weeks ago I went up there to spend some time with. She asked if someone would put lotion on her legs. I quickly volunteered. My mom said that we got our nice legs from grandma. I told grandma thanks for giving me nice legs, she quietly said "You bet!"
I remember when we were younger we used to go up to Washington where they lived. We would stay there for about a week and swim everyday. Grandma would always get out there and swim with us. I think she taught everyone of us to swim. She tried to teach us how to dive but I could never get the hang of it.
My grandma had such a strong testimony of the gospel. She was very much an example to all of her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren! She will be very missed!