Wednesday, May 30, 2012

We made it to Deustchland

Well little Estelle I couldn't have asked for a better baby while making this long 12 hour flight to Germany. You were an angel. Perhaps you could see how much mommy was struggling with all the bags, you and the stroller (I felt like I needed two more arms at least) and decided to give mommy a break. You slept the entire time: the 4 hours to NY and the 8 to Frankfurt with the exception of mommy waking you to feed you and put you in your PJ's (of which you went right back to sleep after that). Although I don't really want to fly without your daddy again I couldn't have had a better partner on this long trek. I am so so so so blessed! We were so blessed to have a sweet lady that was a passenger help us put your stroller together in NY and nice German man and airport worker help us in Frankfurt. We got to go right up to the front of the line for our passports and didn't have to wait in line and the airport worker helped take our bags right up to Grandma Tamera. There were certainly a lot of prayers coming our way because I don't think things could have gone any smoother. Mommy also was surrounded by all German citizens on the flight to Frankfurt and so she got to get a head start on speaking German. They all were so nice and made me feel really confident in my Germany. The older couple to our left constantly told me to have them help me if I needed it and the cute African who immigrated to Germany and had awesome fro hair held you while I got our bags down. When we landed and you were looking at the nice Germans (one the African lady) you just smiled and smiled. They said you were excited to be in Germany. I think so. I'm excited to have you here with me while we try to find a home for us even though I miss Daddy and Dresden terribly. I dedicate this Post to you Stelli.

 <-- This little outfit was given to you by Glen and Tawnya (some of mommy's family friends)

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Estelle's Blessing and Mother's d

Mother's Day, what a wonderful day to bless Estelle. We had a wonderful sacrament  meeting celebrating motherhood. A fellow neighbor and her sweet daughters who we've taught in CTR 7 and sunbeams sang an adorable song and the youth speaker did a great job. I don't remember exactly what he spoke on but I do remember what the other two spoke on. The other two were Jake and Jenni, and awesome awesome couple who lived in our neighborhood. He told the kids in the congregation to tell their mom's they love her and how important that is. She gave a quote from Marjorie Hinkley I think I better post it. (So well put- Especially the part where she says "I REALLY LIVED"). 

“I don't want to drive up to the pearly gates in a shiny sports car, wearing beautifully, tailored clothes, my hair expertly coiffed, and with long, perfectly manicured fingernails.
I want to drive up in a station wagon that has mud on the wheels from taking kids to scout camp.
I want to be there with a smudge of peanut butter on my shirt from making sandwiches for a sick neighbors children.
I want to be there with a little dirt under my fingernails from helping to weed someone's garden.
I want to be there with children's sticky kisses on my cheeks and the tears of a friend on my shoulder.
I want the Lord to know I was really here and that I really lived.” 

Scott did a fantastic job again. Our little children are so blessed to have father who honors his priesthood and can give them blessings. Although they might not remember this particular blessing they will remember the feeling they will get when he blesses them with other things. I however remember the feeling I got as he blessed our little girl. I truly felt the love of the spirit. I know that Estelle is a special spirit. Scott said how her calming spirit will give me strength. He also said something to the fact that my love for her will radiate through her. This little girl has been and will be such a blessing to our lives just like her big brother has been. Dresden and Estelle, your father and I are so grateful Heavenly Father has allowed us to be guardians and teachers through this life. We love you!

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Aunt Kristen and Uncle David Are Sealed

We're so excited for Aunt Kristen and Uncle David. They were sealed in the beautiful Salt Lake Temple May 2nd 2012. We're excited to be there for their ring ceremony in Italy.