Monday, November 26, 2007

St. George Thanksgiving

We went to St. George the day after Thanksgiving to visit Jared. We had a great time, just kind of lazed around. We did go over to Mesquite, Nevada Friday night to their buffet, because they have all you can eat King crab. Yum-o! Jared is having a lot of trouble with his knee, he has some torn cartilage and will have to have surgery. He's not excited about that prospect, I can tell you. Anyway, we took some pictures... I made a Smilebox of them and it's posted. Enjoy... and please give your comments.
Just Bill

St. George Thanksgiving Trip, 2007

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Saturday, November 24, 2007

The Saturday after Thanksgiving

Isn't it interesting how your perspective changes with time? Carol, her mother Helen, and I are sitting in a motel room in St. George watching the BYU-UTAH game (and watching Jared sleep), and I've been really touched by the posts so far on this little blog. I've been sorry for a long time that our family has been so far away, not only in terms of distance but also in terms of closeness. I appreciate the kind comments and love that has been expressed, and I want you all to know that I love each of you very much. Please keep posting... and you who have been invited and haven't posted yet, please do. You can put pictures, videos, and all kinds of things on here, so please do! We can share each other's lives a little bit with some effort, and I'd love to see it happen.
All my love,

Thursday, November 22, 2007

I am doing this for you DAD...

I am suprised that I could actually figure this thing out... Seeings how I have no clue what I am really doing on a computer... But it is Thanksgiving and here I sit ALONE and I am thinking how bad it sucks that I can't be with my family on this Holiday. (Birth Family doesn't count so much as family when it come to the holidays) This is the first holiday in my life that I haven't been with my parents and it is brutal! No one loves me like they do and I am starting to feel the loss of their affection and attention! Geez, right now I sound like some spoiled little girl who has always been at the center of her parents universe! Imagine that ;)
I think this year I can finally understand the meaning of Thanksgiving. (Especially after this last year and a half and all the expeiences I have had.) I am so thankful for my family and that we have the opportunity to be together forever. I realize more now than ever how priceless the blessings that we have are. My parents are the most amazing people and have been such an example to me and Jared. I admire their strength and dedication, even when things haven't always gone their way. They take their trials for what they are and ALWAYS trust in the Lord to help them through it. And in the end we have always been more blessed than before. They have instilled in me that Faith in the Lord that he has a plan for each of us. We just have to live worthy of him.
Jared and I both have turned out the way we have because of our parents and their choice to raise us in the Gospel. Looking back I don't think that we could have ever been given a greater gift. How hopeless this life would feel not knowing what we know.
I love you mom and dad and this year on Thanksgiving I am even more thankful for you than in years past. Because now I realize and understand how difficult it is to be away from you!
Love you!

Saturday, November 17, 2007

Lizee's Reflections: Refections on Saturday, November 17, 2007

Lizee's Reflections: Refections on Saturday, November 17, 2007

All alone... temporarily

I'm sitting here on Saturday morning wondering what Carol and Heather are doing. They are on their way to Everett, Washington where Heather is going to live and work for a few months. She has a job offer there and thinks she can save some money so she can go back to college. She'll be staying with some of her birth family. She met them a few months ago and the relationship is really good. She wanted Carol to go to introduce her mother to her birth family. I think it's really neat that she knows that Carol and I are her mom and dad. I'm glad for Heather, but I miss her already. Sigh....

Memories - Part 1

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