Thursday, June 19, 2008

Rockin' Out in Rocky Point

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

A little family time

Our family was able to take a bit of a break and run away to Mexico. Thanks mom and dad! We had such a fun time just being together. The kiddos ran and played and us "bigger" kiddos just soaked up each other's company and a whole lot of sun. Thos was the only one who couldn't make it and we missed him. Everyone else was just so happy to be together and in such a beautiful place. It's those kinds of days that you find yourself giving thanks all day long for everyone of those people surrounding you. I love my brothers and sisters so much, and I give credit to my parents for that. How many times in our lives growing up did my mom yell at us, in an ever so loving way, " You WILL love each other!" We did then and we still do. Thanks Reda and HP for the fun and thanks Trev for getting us there.

Monday, June 16, 2008

I'm at a loss...

I've started writing this post right about ten times now, I just can't find the words to make the sentences. I want to talk about how lovely Daxton's services were, how the spirit was so strong. I want to express to Brittany and to Doug how sorry I am for their loss and how I wish I knew how to make this enormous void they feel hurt less. I want to reassure my friend that someday she will be made whole.
I am not a spiritual giant. I am flawed and weak. I truly do have the faith of a mustard seed, and most days that's stretching it. But I can testify with every morsel of that mustard seed that Heavenly Father hears and answers prayers. I know that this little family has had a multitude of loved ones praying for them, and we continue to pray for them.
Our little Kunz family, you are not alone in your grief and sorrow, you are loved and thought of continually.

Thursday, June 12, 2008

Daxton Douglas Kunz

My sweet friend Brittany lost her little baby boy this week. He was our Brooks age. My heart is so full for her. As we talk last night, I wanted to reassure her of our Heavenly Father's plan. But the horror of such a loss overwhelmed me. I wish that I was a stronger person, I wish that I could carry her through this time of such catastrophic loss and sadness. But I can't. No one can, no one expect our Father in Heaven. So I prayed, and I continue to pray, as well as a multitude of loved ones, for her and her little family. Brittany, I love you. Our Father in Heaven loves you. I know that he sent His son to die for us so that we can live again. I know that we will live forever as complete families forever. I know that He knows your loss. He knows your sorrows. He will bless you with comfort and peace. You have so many people who love and care for you. Daxton is yours forever and for always. WE are promised that we will have the blessing of raising our children who have passed before us. Joseph Smith taught that the infant child who has been laid away in death will come up in the resurrection as a child; he said that you will have the joy , the pleasure and satisfaction of nurturing your child, after his resurrection, until he reaches the full stature of his spirit. He waits for you my sweet friend. You will not miss a moment of his spiritual progression. He is safe, and whole.
We will miss you sweet Daxton. You are loved and thought of. May our Father in Heaven keep you and your sweet little family in the hollow of His hand.

Sunday, June 1, 2008

Sugar and Spice and Everything Nice

Corinne and Maddy spent the weekend with us! (my parents got to come too) We were so exited to see them, the boys could hardly stand themselves. It was quite the joyous reunion when they arrived on Friday. Cousins are Home Grown friends. We had to pack a lot of memories into a VERY short amount of time...
We went and watched Porter's baseball game Friday night and hit Dairy Queen on the way home.(big surprise there) Then mom and I gave the girls pedicures...for our Mexico trip next week.YAY!!! We can hardly wait to get there! Then it was off to bed. Funny story though, Corinne was SO exited to get her own room to sleep in, Maddy and Porter slept upstairs on the couches with grandma and grandpa in the front room. But Corinne would have nothing to do with that, she wanted to sleep down stairs in "Uncle Matt's room" (that's what the boys call the front room downstairs) all by herself. That chick's not afraid of anything! I MADE Lauren sleep with me until I moved away to marry Trev, I hate the dark.
We woke up early Saturday and Trever, Corinne, Brooks and I went to pick up a load of concrete for our backyard.So we ate breakfast while watching Trev and HP work concrete.Thanks dad! The rest of the day was filled with quad rides, jumping on the tramp and playing with the neighbors. But before they could head back down the mountain mom and I had to make a run to Lowe's to pick Eda up a Weeping Willow. Eda's been wanting a willow for a long time but can't find one in Mesa,probably because it's hotter than blazes down there, but never the less, we were off to get her her tree! Not all that interesting of a story until you realize that mom and dad drove their highlander up...So we through that tree inside their car with its branches in HP's face and they drove that little guy ALL the way down to his new home!
Thanks Corinne and Maddy for such a fun time! Thanks mom and dad for bringing them up, and thanks Nat and Eda for letting them come. We love you girls and are so thankful for you! Nat and Eda, you are doing such a wonderful job raising such lovely little ladies! I had such a fun time showing them off! Thanks so much

Corinne, Tate and Brooks. Corinne took quite the beating!

HP and me

Maddy and her newest addition to her rock collection!

we put helmets on...promise

Thanks Brandon for the barrels!