Sunday, March 23, 2008


Here's a few pictures of our Spring of 2008. We've been busy but we are doing really well.


Monday, March 3, 2008

I was so Touched

As you can probably guess from my earlier entry about Peaches, today has been a long day. Monday's always are. Piano, house cleaning and now 2 math tutor students. I also had my in-laws over to dinner. As I sat down at 7:30 pm to tutor my second student I felt pretty overwhelmed. Life has gotten to me lately. Business has been pretty stressful and it just happens to be that time of the month. I just tried to focus on Algebra with my cute student.

When I came out of the office at 8:30 I saw Kyle standing there with a big smile. I went upstairs to find the kids so I could put them to bed. As I rounded the corner into the laundry room, I saw the transformation. The laundry room had about 6 loads of clean laundry piled on the countertop when I started my tutor hour, and now none...thats right NONE!! Every piece folded and put away. I started to laugh and then I started to cry. Then I laid my head ond the countertop and cried really hard. Then I hugged everyone and they cried too. I can not believe how loved I am. Thank you Kyle and kids for loving me enough to do LAUNDRY!!! I love you guys so much my heart could just burst!!

Good Bye Peach

Tomorrow is the day we are going to put Peaches down. She has lasted almost a month since we found out about the cancer. It's never a good day to call and schedule an appointment for your dog to be put to sleep. She is suffering now. The tumor is large and she can not eat dog food anymore. She doesn't even run out of her dog house when we come out. We spent this afternoon letting her run around the yard, play with the kids. A lot of neighborhood kids came and said good bye. I've answered a lot of questions about death and cancer. Kids just can't seem to wrap their arms around death. Maybe growning up doesn't make it any easier.

Tonight we had Kyle's parents and Kanice (Kyle's sister) over for dinner and family night. Kandice was Peaches original owner. She has always loved Peaches. She let Peaches come live with us when she went away to college. Thank you so much Kandice!! We all went around the table and shared memories about Peaches. We then had family prayer. We've had an outpouring of love and peace in our home. I'm thankful for a loving Heavenly Father...He cares about all of our sorrows.

Wish us luck tomorrow.

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Childhood Memories

I'm a little late on this tag...Oh well I've been a late on a lot of things lately. Except Parent Teacher Conference this morning to which I was exactly 24 hours early!!!

I grew up in a small town in Northern Utah. It was an extraordinary town. Not a city, but a town. One of those places that people know where they're from and are very proud of it. I grew up in Hooper. I was related to most of the town and that made me an "insider". I lived on the same street as my Grandparents and 3 of my Haws uncles and their families. It was the kind of place where "everyone knows your name."

Our street was a quiet street. Very few cars traveled 4600 S. There was a sign posted that read 35mph. I looked at the sign many times wondering if it was really necessary on a street like mine.

I had one fabulous older brother, and 6 amazing little sisters. There was always someone to be with. It was the kind of childhood with magical summers. We would go swimming at Grandma's pool every day. We played Marco Polo and our favorite...SHARKS!! After we were wrinkled like prunes we would head back to our house. On my way past the garden I would be reminded of my favorite lunch...tomato sandwiches. If you've never had a Hooper Tomato warmed by the sun and salted to perfection, well you've never lived! I would pick a couple red jems and head for the house. After toasting my bread and aligning my tomatos just so I'd head for the family room. We loved sitting under the swamp cooler feeling it's cool breeze. There I would sit, watching Matlock and eating. Of course I was never alone. I always had a sibling or two to sit in the breeze with. Oh how I love the smell of swamp coolers.

There were so many things to love that I hardly know where to start and I could never find a way to end. Rootbeer on the top deck of the House Boat, football games in the Shiffman's yard every day, Hoooper on the 4th of July, riding my bike with no hands, Disneyland and the 3 Musketeers, Beach Houses, cleaning with mom (so I could get private time to talk), Valentine Dances, Daddy Daughter dates, a big green van filled with laughter and fun, I was truly blessed to be a Haws.

How can you measure a childhood? With Love!!! These experience would mean very little if they weren't little packages of love in my past. Each experience occured with people I love and who I know love me. My parents worked tirelessly to give all 8 of us the most amazing start at life. They taught us to share, to obey, to work, to play, to pray, and most of all to Love!!! To love ourselves, to love each other and to love the Lord. I am eternally grateful for the childhood I had. I am thankful for the sweet memories that are like old friends waiting to be visited.

Quick Up Date

Quick Up-Date

-Still Jogging
-Started Swimming
-Going Biking
-Feeling Crazy
-Not Lazy
-Tutoring Again
-Primary Singing
-Phone Ringing
-Laundry, Laundry, Laundry
-Biggest Loser on Tuesday Nights
-Glad the sun is shining bright
-Love my Friday night date
-Reading Ramona Quimby age Eight
-Sunday was long
-Ate too much wrong
-House keeping
-Dryer Beeping
-Little bodies to clean
-Baths for me...what a dream
-Reading about loving Vampires
-Working on Business
-Loving life
-Wanting a Vacation
-Disneyland Calling
-Hopefully Backyard getting Walling
-Book of Mormon at Night
-Everything feels just Right!

Tuesday, February 12, 2008


Attention Cyberspace: I LOVE KYLE EARDLEY!!! (Updated on Valentines 2011)

Happy Valentines Day Kyle...I love and adore everything about you!!


Loving Peaches

 Just a quick update on Peaches...she seems to be about the same as last week. Although she is receiving a lot of extra love and hugs. We had a great day with her on Saturday. We hiked the Red Hill. Thank you for all of your kind words, it means a lot.