Monday, April 16, 2012

And the baby is...

A BOY!!!

Saturday, April 14, 2012

Beauty makeover?

It is always fun when my sister-in-law, Tammie, comes to town. We never quite know what fun thing we are going to do and she always seems to want to do something fun. When she came for Grandma's funeral it was no different. Nothing sounds like more fun than a girls night out, make overs, and chocolate. This time however the chocolate was for the facial, and it was awesome!!!

Hersery's chocolate, it isn't just for baking.

Don't we make a tasty--er--lovely bunch!

Don't we look lovely, the chocolate wrinkle remover works wonders. But the best part was just spending time with each other, laughing, taking a break from life.

Friday, April 13, 2012

Farewell to an Elect Lady

(This post is late, like most of the posts I do, some day my posts might actually be caught up with my life. Until then I am sorry, enjoy or whatever.)
I was blessed to be welcomed into the Schwieder family almost 7 years ago, and at that time I met Elizabeth Haroldson, Brett's grandma. From the moment I first met her she showered me with love and welcomed me into her family and heart. Due to declining health I never got to know the woman Elizabeth Haroldson was, and on March 6th she returned to her Heavenly Home. I am greatful for the opportunity I had to attend the funeral because I was able to catch a glimpse into the life of this wonderful woman, and the more I learned the more I wished I could be just like her. A woman of strength she never let anything stand in the way of something she wanted to do. Through ingenuity and perserverience she made things happen. A leader, a sister, a mother, a friend. I am greatful that I can get to know her better through my mother in law, yet I am also greatful for the plan of salvation and the knowledge I have that I will see her again and I will truly get to know her when I see her again. We love you Grandma!

Picture of Grandma Brett drew for Grandpa.

Brett dancing with Grandma at our reception here in Iona.

4 Generations-Grandma Haroldson, Mom Schwieder, Brett, and Mark.

Monday, April 2, 2012

Introducing Ruby

In preparation for the new little one Brett and I decided it was time to upgrade to a car that we could all fit in...enter Ruby the mini van! I always told Brett I would never drive a mini van, I figured my parents did a great job with my brothers, sister and I in Buicks and we could do the same. Unfortunately for me the government has changed seat belt/car seat laws so much that I soon realized my dreams of driving Buicks all my life would not come to fruition. So when Brett and I started talking about adding another car seat to our car Brett and I began donating plazma and saving all we could so we would not have to go into debt to make room for the little munchkin. We saved birthday money, Christmas money, every extra penny that came in we saved so we could get a mini van, and not go into debt. We weren't looking for anything amazing or special we just needed a van that would last. Not knowing the future we really relied on the spirit to guide us. Our family went down to Utah over St. Patrick's day weekend and while my parents watched the kids Brett and I tried out a bunch of different mini vans. Ruby is a Chrysler Town and Country and has more bells and whistles then I ever thought I would have in a car. But more importantly Brett and I felt peace. It was a miracle that this car was even available when we went down to Utah, it was within our budget so we didn't have to go into debt, and we were able to sell the Buick for the exact amount of money that we were lacking. I don't like buying cars, however I am grateful for this testimony building experience and once again the knowledge that Heavenly Father is very aware of me and my family.