Wednesday, January 26, 2011

RELAY...

FOR LIFE!

The kick off for the Relay for Life event in Rexburg is Next Thursday. It just so happens that one year ago in February, my dad, was diagnosed with Stage Four colon cancer. He was told that the chances of him living more than a year were very slim. Really "next to zero" slim.

This year I have a lot to be grateful for. My dad, after lots of hospital visits, 11 rounds of chemo, two major surgeries, horrible migraines, and lots of faith, prayers and family fasts, is back at work with clean scans. We are, as my mom says, "cautiously optimistic."

To show my gratitude and raise awareness, I want to put together a team for my dad! The Relay for Life kick-off event is Thrusday, Feb. 3, 2011 at the new Marriot Hotel in Rexburg at 7:00. There will be a few speakers, entertainment, a service project and registration.

Here's to STANDING UP TO CANCER! (if a baby can do it, so can we!)
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For more information about this event, check out this blog.

Anybody who has a dvd they are willing to donate, or childrens toys, I'll be more than happy to take them off your hands.

Friday, January 7, 2011

What a year!

Before I get all mushy and reflective, here are pictures of our cute ELi at FOUR, yes, FOUR months!




 My cute husband wrapped my present, like so. :))

Today is my birthday, so I thought it woud be appropriate to look back on this past year. :) 2010 has been a year to remember! There are so many things that have made my 21st year memorable. Overall, this past year has been one filled with lots of tears, sleepless nightslaughs, memories, love, family, blessings, prayers, friends, and miracles.

It's crazy to think that this time last year we didn't even know that we'd have a baby! But then again... there were a lot of things we weren't expecting.

This past year my testimony has grown. I know I have a Father in Heaven who is watching over me and my family members. The power of prayer is real. This year I have had the opportunity to really think about my life, the people in my life, and how much they mean to me. Although I'm not necessarily grateful for the hard things that I went through this year, I am so grateful for the lessons that I have learned as a result of them. I've been able to learn from my dad how gracious, strong, and kind we--as people--are capable of being despite our circumstances. The people around me--family members, neighbors, friends, ward members--have taught me how important we are to each other. I have seen how my parents have turned to the Lord without hesitation, and I have learned that I can be more like them. I have learned what it means to love a child of my own. This past year, I have learned to live with more gratitude.

Sunday, January 2, 2011

Update

 A lot has happened the last couple of months and we haven't blogged one bit!  Here we have a four generation picture of Eli with his Father, GrandFather Fisher, and his Great GrandFather Fisher.  Eli was blessed in church on November 28.  We loved having both sides of the family gather in payson for the special event. 
 Eli Paul with his Aunt Kristina!  Kristina is getting married on the 22nd of April!  We are happy for her and her soon to be created cute family.
 Eli riding his beautiful rocking horse made by his Great GrandFather Baumgarten.
 We spend Christmas in California with the Wagner family and had a wonderful time relaxing and enjoying each others company.  We really enjoyed the little kids.  Oli and Eli in their matching pj's!  And Cecily!
 Kimi and I got to get away for the afternoon and visit the Oakland temple where we were married.  Thanks Aunt Paige for watching Eli!
 Our little Eli is nearly four months old and getting bigger everyday!  He recently has started to figure out how to use his hands.  Here he is hanging out in his bumbo playing with his new firetruck. That's a brief glanc at the past couple of months.  We'll try to update more frequently, but with both of us starting school on Wednesday I can't promise anything. :)