A Month of May

I’m amazed at how fast time flies. I say a lot as I get older, sometimes the moments are a little slower but looking back it goes so fast. We had a lot of blessings in May, just like every month but here are some of those happy moments.

I’m so happy I get to work with Joshy. We even get to work in the same office. We went to the Cabela’s in Farmington and the Cabela’s in Lehi and were able to show trailers to customers coming in and out of the store. Josh thinks it is funny that I always take a picture of these shows but I like to remember all times with him, even work. He has such a cute face πŸ™‚
I ordered some really cute prints for our baby girls’ room and found frames for them. We’re still in the process of organizing the room but I am super excited to hang these up. Each girl is cartoon drawing of a woman in the scriptures and then a young woman value is associated with each picture. The young women values are Faith, Divine Nature, Individual Worth, Knowledge, Choice and Accountability, Good works, Integrity, and Virtue. I hope our baby girls can be grow up to be a woman who honors these values and strives to implement them daily in her life.
Random picture I know, but I like bragging about my creative husband. He built this chair. There was a broken seat from one of the motorhomes in our shop and he took a apart an office chair and combined the two. It’s amazing what he can build and make.
A chaiir view from the bottom.
This is another project Josh was working on, we actually did this one together. It was a sign for our sister-in-law for their new home. We wood burned the word “Home” on a piece of wood with a Harry Potter theme because she loves Harry Potter. I sadly forgot to take a picture of the finished product but we thought it looked cool.
I was playing with a collage app on my phone and decided to make a current family photo. I’m excited when we can take an official one πŸ™‚
During a shopping trip for one of our events at work, I found these at Harmons. On my mission one of my companions and I would buy a couple of these every morning before we headed out for the day at a local almacen (tiny grocery store). They are actually from Spain. I was pretty happy when I found them here and had to take a picture to text my old mission companion. πŸ™‚
These cookies are actually from an event in April. But it was a fun event to plan. We had a brand new model trailer unveiling called the Nest and so I ordered thse cookies so we could serve them to customers who came in that weekend. Dennis couldn’t wait to have one because he loves sugar cookies. πŸ™‚
The honored brand new Airstream model, The Nest.
Josh went back to his Wyoming roots and got his first gun. His smile tells it all, he was like a kid in a candy store. He bought a 1943 rifle and then refurbished the wood stock and added a bayonette. Amazing work!
Crack shot. This gun is huge and the length of the gun is taller than me.
This event is from the Cabela’s in Lehi, the first was the Cabela’s in Farmington.
The Cabela’s in Lehi had a cool metal elk statue and I was trying to be creative with the trailers for our social media πŸ™‚
Since Josh got a gun, we went shooting with his brother and dad. It was a lot of fun. Josh’s gun was the only gun to make baby girl Decker jump though. πŸ™‚
Decker boys with their guns.
I was able to shoot some of the guns and even did pretty good with a rifle (that’s all the name of the gun I know). I was surpirsed being able to shoot being 7 months pregnant πŸ™‚
Josh and I got a firepit in our back yard and had a beginning of summer cook out with hot dogs and smores. I love our little adventures.
Sadie got a little bored at work and decided to jump on my desk at me and say hello. I’m so glad we can take her to work with us.
My sister and friend kept wanting a picture of me pregnant, so I obliged and asked Josh to take one. Each trimester has had its own adventures. I’m glad I’m on the last one. πŸ™‚

 

James Gerhard Mohrman

On Mother’s day this past month, my grandpa, James Gerhard Mohrman passed away. He was 80 years old and he suffered from diabetes and kidney failure. My grandpa has been living in Nicarugua for the past 10 years and would come visit every 3 months to renew his visa and visit us. He was a wonderful grandpa who supported us in all we did even though he lived most of our life in Florida. I’m very sad to see him go but I am grateful for his influence and love in my life. We nicknamed him Grumpa because he had a gruff personality but he was a teddy bear. He led a hard life but he always worked hard and loved his family. 3 of his brothers drove out to visit before he passed and he was so excited to see them. On May 16 we had a simple graveside service in Payson. Death is a sad experience, but I know this life isn’t the end and I’ll see him again some day.

I have copied a facebook post I made on the night of the funeral.

“Tonight my family held a simple graveside service for my Grandpa James Mohrman. He passed away on Mother’s day so he was able to see his Mother for that special day. I will always be grateful for the influence he had in my life and the support and love he always gave me and my siblings. He lived in Florida most of my life, but he always visited us and saw many of our ball games, school, church, and life events. I am grateful I will one day see him again! I love you Grumpa!Β β™₯️”

Grumpa Mohrman in Nicaragua
Grumpa and all his siblings
His graveside. Beautiful location.
Grumpa and his wife Veronica and my dad and nephew at my wedding.
A closer view of his graveside.

 

A Dash of Older and Wiser

Yesterday was my birthday. I don’t like getting older very much but I do love and appreciate my friends and family who make the day so special to me and make it a celebration of progression. Progression is always good. My husband, Joshy, always spoils me on my birthdays and actually every day for that matter. My family, both sides (his and mine), also spoiled me and made it a very special day. I received a lot of sweet birthday wishes and I am always grateful for the good people in my life. For this post, I wanted to list a few things I’ve learned in these past 31 years of life. I could write forever about the life lessons I’ve learned, but these are just a few pieces that come to mind right now.

  1. I’m a child of God. I know there is a God and he is my Heavenly Father and I know that I can talk to Him anytime I want through prayer.
  2. Life doesn’t always happen as I plan or want, but things do work out for good.
  3. Β I can do hard things.
  4. It is important to look for the good in life and in people, especially those who I interact with the most.
  5. Life is better when you don’t have to travel through it alone. I’m so grateful for my Joshy, and I am also very grateful for the many other people who have passed through my life, stayed in my life, and are currently in my life.