Sunday, April 17, 2011

The Final countdown!

Ok I'll be honest...I have been on the final countdown for having this baby for over 2 weeks now. I have definitely hit my limit for being pregnant. Now if I could only find a way to let Mia know that! It's still crazy to believe my due date is tomorrow! Sadly, not much is happening to indicate she is coming anytime all that soon. I haven't had any contractions thus far and I'm only dilated to about 1cm. I'm seriously considering spending my evenings walking and doing stairs until something happens! So I apologize, but for now you're going to have to hear updates about mine and Eric's life and not see cute pictures of Mia.

All in all, these last coup
le of weeks have been very busy!. As I mentioned in my last post, three weekends ago we went down to St. George to be with my Grandma before she passed away that following Monday. Then the next weekend, I went down to Logandale for her funeral. Eric wasn't able to come this time because of a project he had so I traveled down with my brother and his wife. Once again it was really good to be with family at such a sad time. The funeral service was really beautiful and it was good to see all the people that came, especially those that live farther away.

Sorry the quality of the pictures aren't all the great. I had to steal them from other people because I'm so bad at taking my own pictures. Here are jut a few from the funeral.

Me and my Grandpa Bohn

Me and my parents
My Mom and her family

This last week we both finish
ed up classes and finals started our finals. I came down with a cold during the week which has been making things a little more difficult and me a LOT more uncomfortable. Somehow I have still been able to get through most of my finals with just 1 left and have done considerable well on them for only studying for a few hours. I can honestly say the Lord has really blessed me this semester in my schooling! I also have to give another good portion of the credit to Eric as well. What would I do without him! Once again the Lord really blessed me by giving such an amazing husband who is always doing things for me even with all the things he for his own schooling. You know your husband is a keeper when he can put up with your moments of venting when you're talking 1000 words a minutes, when they still sleep with you even when you freeze them out and move none-stop throughout the night, when you're so disfunctional you stop cleaning and preparing real meals, and when you start crying randomly for no reason at all!...Yep, he is definitely a keeper :)

Also. as this semester is coming to a close and I am looking forward to a spring and summer free of work and school, I am already making plans of all the projects and things I want to do, beside taking care of Mia. :) My sister, sister-in-law and I are planning on having a craft booth at Arts in the Park in Ely at the end of the summer so throughout the next couple of months we will be preparing for that. I hope it goes well. We all really love to craft and hope our crafts can be a big hit when it comes time to show everything off. I also decided that I want to revamp mine and Eric's bedroom this summer. To be honest, I've never really done anything with it since we've been married. I have focused more on our living room and lately, Mia's room. I even decided to get brave and try a refurnishing project, which have always really scared me. I bought a wingback type chair from DI and am planning on reupholstering it. After reading tutorials on reupholstering, it seems like quite the challenge so I'm interested in seeing how it goes. Providing it does go well, the end result should be a modern, chic chair for under $60! Pictures to come!

Friday, April 1, 2011

In Loving Memory of Grandma Bohn

"In every life, no matter how full or empty one's purse...there is tragedy. It is the one promise life always fulfills. Thus, happiness is a gift...and the trick is not to expect it, but to delight in it when it comes...and to add to other people's store of it. What happens if, too early we lose a parent...that party on whom we rely or only everything? What did these people do when their families shrank? They cried their tears, but then they did the vital thing; they build a new family, person by person. They came to see that family need not be defined merely as those with whom they share blood, but as those for whom they would give their blood."- Nicholas Nickleby

I just recently watched this movie and found the end quote very appropriate for this week. Last week we found out that my Grandma Bohn had cancer and produced a large mass in her chest. The plan was to surgically remove it last Friday, however, when they went in they found that the mass was a lot bigger than they anticipated and couldn't perform the surgery. Our family all gathered in St. George over the weekend to be with her as she spend her final days here on earth. She peacefully passed away early this morning.

To my Grandma Bohn, who I will always remember spending my summers with having tea parties, quilting, day trips to St. George and playing cards on Tuesdays with all her friends, I will also never forget all the things she taught me. She was the perfect example of living a selfless love and to serve others and from a young age I watched her love and care for those around her and will always be grateful to her for letting me be a part of it. I am reminded of her in the quote above as she always lovingly took people in and made them a part of the family. Most of all I will never forget her beaming eyes and beautiful smile. You're my inspiration Grandma and you will be greatly missed. I love you!

Sadly, Mia will not be able to know my Grandma Bohn in this life, but in honor of my grandma and for Mia to alway remember her, Eric and I have decided name her, Mia Linda Caldwell. I hope Mia will know what a amazing woman she is named after and I feel blessed that she will have a grandma just like the one I had.

This is one of my favorite pictures with my grandma. This is Sara and I doing my grandma's hair when we were little.
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