Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Happy Birthday, Em and Michael!

Happy Birthday to two of my kids! I decided to dedicate this blog entry to Emily and Michael, who are celebrating birthdays today and tomorrow. I have been searching for a picture to put in of them--Emily is totally photogenic, and Michael usually is making some silly kind of here's one that is pretty good of both of them from last summer. I just want to tell you a little about them, as a birthday tribute. Emily is a wonderful, no-nonsense kind of person. She does not get hung up on silly little things, and was never your typical dramatic girl. She is wonderful with kids, and will be an awesome mother. When there is a baby around, she is with that baby--and loving it. When she took care of me for a couple of days, she was very organized and got lots done. She is very sweet to people, and especially loves her grandparents. You can depend on her to get things done. She has always been focused on spiritual things, and cares about the important things in life. I am proud and grateful to be called her mother.

Michael is a fabulous addition to our family. He brings a lot of fun and happiness wherever he goes. He even jumps over garbage cans and walls...and that is the truth! He is interested in so many things, and I am always impressed that he can talk to just about anyone about anything. He is friends with everyone in our family...and just about anyone tha he knows. He loves to be active, and always gives our Brady a run for his money when it comes to playing basketball. He is a good worker, and very committed to living the Gospel. I am so thankful he is in our family, and I am very glad that I can call him my son. So, happy birthday, you two--we love you!!

I am learning to maybe scale back a little. I think I have gotten a little over-zealous in what I think I can do...and I have felt very tired and a little bit I need to be more careful. I DID go to the temple today with a good friend, and that was nice, but a little bit exhausting. As always, it's a learning process of what you can and can't do. Thanks for your love and support--it continues to be a real strength in my life. Much love always, Louise


  1. Thanks so much for this post, Mom! I really appreciate your love and support of Michael and I. We are so glad that you are feeling better and that are able to do more and more all the time. We love you!

  2. You are so blessed to have such a wonderful family! I hope that both Emily and Michael have great birthdays. How fun for them to be just a day apart.

    Keep listening to your body. I hope you are feeling a little better today.

    Much love,

  3. Hi Louise:) Just wanted to let you know that i am thinking of you and you are in my prayers! I love checking in on your sweet blog!! Lots of love from Tennessee!
    Melanie (Sterzer) Christensen