Sunday, December 12, 2010

God has not promised skies always blue

I know we said we would write about the christmas party the Sunday after, but as you can see that didn't happen. We just got so busy with everything in life and didn't have a chance to get on to post. So here we are a week later to finally get a blog post up about our amazing night and all else that has been going on.

The Work Christmas Party:
I was so excited to get dressed up in one of my old fancy dresses from High School and go to the party with Sean. I tried on a couple but due to pregnancy (my hips have already gotten much bigger) I didnt fit into some of them. I did however find one that was a tie up that fit me pretty well. We looked dang spiffy if I do say so myself. We went to my parents house to get ready so that Brittney Leckey could do my hair for me. Sean went to his Mom's house and stole a jacket and tie from Seth. That kid just has stylish clothing. We had a fun time getting ready and Andrea took pictures of us. 
Getting ready. I was fixing his jacket. Also the hair clip in my hair I had made that morning :)

Ready to party!
After leaving the house we got a text from his boss saying the party started at 6pm and we were just leaving at 6:30pm. Sean had thought it started at 7pm. We were about 45 min late but that was ok. A lot of people were late. We sat at a table with some of his co workers and three of the other women at the table were also pregnant. haha It was nice talking to them about experiences. There was great music and we danced most of the time we were there. His work friends said we were fun to watch together. When we got tired from dancing so much we went to sit back down and they told us "no you cant stop, we like watching you dance. You two are good." So naturally we went back to the dance floor and danced like it was the only thing to do. The food was really delicious. We had prime rib, ham, mashed potatoes, salad, and all sorts of other yummyness.
They gave out awesome prizes as well. But we sadly didn't win anything this year. Maybe next year. It was a wonderful night at such fun seeing everyone.

The rest of the week:
This whole week I have been sick, not from the pregnancy though. I have had a cold or some kind of virus. It got to Sean on Friday. Tuesday I stayed home from work because I was throwing up and had a bad ear ache. Then on Wednesday thru Friday I just felt tired and had a bad cough. Poor Sean had to take care of me and try to keep up on studying for his finals.Thats pretty much all we did this week was try to recover.  We both agree he hasnt been able to get much studying in lately so he is staying in tonight to get ready. He has one final on Monday (tomorrow) and one on Tuesday.

Saturday 12/11/2010 - Grandpa Russ's Funeral:

Yesterday was Grandpa Russ's Funeral. There was a mixture of feelings that day. It was of course very sad but there was also a lot of laughter and happiness as well. There was a viewing before the funeral that was just for immediate family. It was hard to see him that way. It just didn't look like him. I didn't cry then because it just didn't seem real. The service was beautiful. Dad gave the life history of Gpa Russ. I was very grateful for that part. I learned somethings I hadn't know before. I knew that he was in world war 2 and that he was married before and that he one day called up my grandma a while after his wife and her husband (my first gpa) had passed and purposed they get married. She then went up to Texas, where he was living, to turn him down. Then she came back engaged! haha. He then started taking the discussions and was baptized one day, confirmed the next and married the day after that. I started crying while my dad spoke about Grandpa Russ. He was such a great man and so sweet and spry even at his old age. I will miss him so much. We were reminded in the service by his Bishop that he had made all the covanants required and was prepared to be with God. We know he is in a better place. Grandma was strong til the very end when they did the army ceremony part and gave her the flag that was laid on top of his casket. After the service was over we went to see my Grandpa Jerry's grave. It was a couple rows down from Grandpa Russ's. It was nice to go stand by his head stone and just have a moment to honor and remember him as well. Two wonderful men gone to be with Heavenly Father. I miss both of my Grandpa's so much. Grandma has good taste in men. haha Afterward everyone went to Grandma's for lunch. It was so great to see the family. My dad's brothers and their families are just such funny people. Oh,  I just love family!

So thats pretty much all I have to say for now. I just wanted to end this post with a poem that Grandma Carol had put in the program for the funeral.

God has not promised skies always blue,
Flower strewn pathways
All our life through,
God has not promised
Sun without rain,
Joy without sorrow
Peace without pain.

But God hath promised
strength for the day,
Rest for the laborer:
Light for the way,
Grace for the trials,
Help from above,
Unfailing sympathy
Undying love


  1. You guys looked pretty for the party! That dress really is cute.
    Sounds like the funeral went well. He's gotta be happy where he's at :)

  2. Thanks :) I love wearing pretty dresses. And it was a wonderful service. I know he is having a good time in Heaven.


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