Jade meeting Levi

Jade meeting Levi

Thursday, March 24, 2011


I really should be sleeping right now, but I just feel like I need to write down some of the thoughts that have occupied my head the last couples of weeks.

My sister Amber explained it perfectly:
"The main trial in our life has been the passing of my little nephew Kaden. He lived 9 days and touched many, many lives. This experience has made me stronger in my faith and more grateful for my crazy kids and all that I go through with them. I love my family and extended family so much more. (and I didn't think I could love them more than I already did!)"

I feel very blessed to have the Gospel, and to know the Plan of Salvation, and the powers of the Atonement.
I wanted to be there to comfort Sarah and help her through this trying time, but honestly she's been the one lifting me and being such an example of Christ-like love.
Heavenly Father has blessed me with an amazing family, yeah we have had our trials, but we are learning and growing and becoming closer.
Kaden has fulfilled his mission here on earth and I know he is in heaven, silently watching over us. I know he's still my Levi's little buddy, his very own guardian angel! I am so blessed to have my family and I know we will be together for all Eternity.

The night before Kaden passed away I read this quote:
A prophet once said about the loss of his child: "And there too are gathered to my Father’s mansion all my darling lovely ones; not in infantile helplessness, but in all the power and glory and majesty of sanctified spirits! Full of intelligence, of joy and grace, and truth.”
I don't know why, but it was so comforting and reassuring to read this. I know that there is life after this and my dear sister will get to raise her perfect son Kaden one day.

I gave myself a challenge and wanted to do a sketch for Sarah. I choose my favorite picture of him. His little face was so perfect, I was afraid I wouldn't be able to do the photo justice. It was a very peaceful experience and I was please with the way it turned out. I dare say it is one of my favorite pieces i've ever done. Thank you for your perfect example Kaden! We love you!

Thursday, March 17, 2011

My new favorite clothing store: Plato's Closet

So last week I went into a store called Plato's Closet. It had shoes, pants, skirts, shirts, jackets and all kinds of jewelry, hats, belts, and purses. I didn't have my wallet and we were short on time so I left empty handed.
But today I took Jevan back there and we got all kinds of good deals. Our most expensive item was $14 and I think that was for the shorts. All the other items were $8 or less, most the shirts were $6. It is like a DI but nice quality items with brand names only. Here are some of the brands were got: Abercrombie, Old Navy, Hurley, American Eagle, Aeropostale, Maurices, Perry Ellis, Roxy, Mossimo, Carbon, and Charlotte Russe.
I'm sure most of you already knew about this place. I was just so excited that I don't have to go dig through crap at the DI anymore to find one or two cute things, now I can buy nice clothes here for cheap and they'll buy my clothes too. For those of you up in CV, Logan is getting one soon I hear. :)