Monday, January 22, 2007

It's hard to believe

It's hard to believe that it has been a month since Tyler died. This month has been a reminder that life will go on. Honestly, there are times when we don't want life to go on. We don't want pain and hurt. We want to be in heaven.
On the other side of things, we treasure relationships and life more than we ever have. We feel more compassionate towards people and more honest with feelings. That's all I have on that for now.

Over MLK weekend, Zach and I went to Missouri to visit my grandparents. They live on some beautiful land that I grew up loving! We spent the weekend playing 42, watching movies, and eating more food than I should have. While we were there, Missouri experienced the worst ice storm that they have seen in a long time. Fortunately, we were able to have electricity most of the time, and we all stayed warm. Here are some pictures from our trip:

This is one of their ponds.

The barn and first part of the pasture.

This is my pawpaw. He "scoops" icecream with a huge watermelon knife. Sometimes it scares us, but it is also very endearing.

I haven't done this for the past few blogs...but here are some more names we won't be using:
Alan, Andrew, Calvin, Keith, Lance, Mark, Patrick, Russell, Todd, Zander


erika said...

Can I add Peter to that list? Not that it's a terrible name, but it makes me feel really uncomfortable. I continue to pray for you guys!

Kara Sheets said... can add Peter to the list. 2007 will not bring a Peter Sheets into the world.

Blake&Moriah said...

Hmmm... I'm glad you decided against those names. Not that they are bad names, just not great for your boys. Have you thought about what colors you are going to be using for the nursery?? I've been dying to know. I can't wait to spend time with you at Sing Song. Just so you know, I've been dying to go to Fujis when we come. Japanese Hibachi places don't make you want to throw up, do they?? Love you!

Nicole said...

Those are some great pictures. I can't believe there are some places that are still green. Zander is out? Aww man!

Benay said...

i love that you put in the names you don't want. only you would think of that. i know you'll find the right balance of names that aren't too ordinary and not too crazy. good luck. check your mail in the coming days! xoxo.

Anonymous said...

I have some great names. Family names at that. There is Vermon, Duane, Haskell, Harry, Lawrence, Foy, Horace, Boyce, Pascal, Fidder. If you need any more just give me a call.

Thanks for posting such thoughtful things about Tyler.