GG – Incredible Soul ♥️

March 22, 2020, was a very bittersweet day. As you know, that was the day we blessed our girls. As the day progressed, we found ourselves in a heart breaking moment in time. That day we lost an incredible soul. Grandma Luana, Nate’s grandma,  was the sweetest, caring, very stubborn but very inspired, hysterical, determined, loving over all, women I have ever known.

When I first met grandma, she welcomed me with open arms into the family, literally. She was a hugger. LOVED to give hugs! She always reminded me of my Grandma Joanne, and if anyone knows mine and my grandma’s relationship, knows how deeply I love and care for her. That is exactly how I feel about GG Luana. My heart just breaks knowing that She won’t be walking through the front door of my in-laws house anymore. It’s extremely surreal.

I have only known her for the last 10 years but my life has been heavily influenced by her since day one. I have so many memories of GG. Disneyland, camping up at the property, our cruise, all through Nate’s mission, family dinners, all major family events. She barely missed anything, she was always there. One that stands out in my mind is when we were having family dinner at Rob & Natalie’s house and Sawyer and Gage climbed up on GG’s lap and she started reading them a story and all of them were just laughing away! The boys really loved GG and her wonderful kookiness!

She adored the twins. Absolutely ADORED them. I can’t even tell you how many times that I would walk in the room and find Jordie snuggling up to GG. And She would always be able to put Lex to sleep, even when I couldn’t. She definitely had that magic touch. For every great grandchild she crocheted blessing bibs, crocheted collars and painted onesies. Everything was so unique and original from her.

My favorite of all time are the Christmas ornaments that she tatted (a lost art) that I am grateful I get to display every year.

In 2015, Nate’s family, with GG, came to spend Thanksgiving with us down in AZ. One of our friends that we met while we were living there didn’t have any plans for the holiday so he came and had Thanksgiving dinner with all of us. Just the other day, He was talking to my husband when he heard the news and he described her perfectly. He said that she was hilarious and so loving. That’s exactly who she was. She loved everyone from the moment she met them, it didn’t matter who it was! Her contagious laugh and smile will be missed so much!

Another fun fact! She also made the best Lemon Meringue Pies. Nate absolutely loved them! I was eager to have Grandma teach me her ways this summer and make these pies and it breaks my heart that she physically won’t be here to do that. Hopefully she will be watching over me when I try and get through that process! 🤞🏼🤞🏼

But overall, her love for the gospel, for her  Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ was absolutely inspiring. She ate, slept and breathed the teachings of Christ. And her personality would prove that. She has so many perspectives, knew so much about the gospel, and loved to share His words to anyone and everyone. She was so passionate. Truly something I strive for and sometimes struggle with, but it all came so natural to her. She had an amazing spirit. I take great pride in knowing that we will see her again; Families are eternal.

We will soon lay her to rest. It will never be goodbye. She is still so close, just beyond the veil and will live forever in our hearts. 💕

Until we meet again GG! 🌈🌟 We love you so much!

Create your own sunshine ☀️

Love always, Britt 💋

Beautiful Blessings.

Hey all! It’s been a minute! Are you all surviving this crazy hysteria surrounding this Coronavirus/Covid-19? Are you all surviving quarantine?

I sent a meme to my sister that said “When you find out that your normal daily lifestyle is called “quarantine.” Haha! I was laughing hysterically when I saw this because it is so true! Especially with two premie babes and trying to keep them and a very energetic 3 year old, healthy. It’s harder than most think!

Yesterday (Sunday, March 22), was an absolute BEAUTIFUL day for some baby blessings! Yes, even in this ‘social distancing’, Nate was able to give both of our girls the most incredible blessings today! Not all of our Family or Friends could be there and we missed them, but it was very special being able to do it in our own home with our immediate fams! One thing that made these blessings so special was that the girls were able to wear my sister’s and I’s blessing dresses that we wore when we were babes! Lexie wore my dress and Jordie wore Bailey’s, and they both looked so incredibly beautiful! My heart felt like it was going to explode, I was so overjoyed!

Now, I’m going to get a little spiritual on you here, but I can’t even begin to tell you how grateful I am that Nate is a worthy priesthood holder and was able to bless them today. The spirit and overwhelming love that was felt from our Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ today, was indescribable!

I have no doubt in my mind that this gospel is true. It has been the biggest light and joy in my life. I truly believe that anything is possible through Him, if we have faith. My favorite scripture that I look back to often is Alma 32:21- ‘And now as I said concerning faith—faith is not to have a perfect knowledge of things; therefore if ye have faith ye hope for things which are not seen, which are true.’

Because I have faith and a testimony of My Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ, I have seen many miracles take place and have been blessed with this wonderful life.

I truly have been blessed with the most perfect little family! They ARE my miracles ♥️

Stay safe and stay healthy peeps! Enjoy this time to be with your families. Hug them tight and never let go!

Remember- Create your own sunshine! ☀️

Love always, Britt 💋