Monday, July 20, 2009


Last night we were invited to my brother and sister-in-law's for a bar-b-que and fireworks. Weber State was doing their annual pop's concert, and they are always followed with a nice firework show. Spence lives pretty close to the light show, so the night was quite a hit. The kids and dad's all went up to the roof to get a better view. You can't get better than that, hoards of children on a roof.

As we left to go home, we bobbed and weaved in and out of the thousands of milling families returning to their houses and cars. I couldn't help but think of last year's fireworks. John was the master at maneuvering the stroller through the sea of people at top speeds. He would glance back at me with a huge smile on his face, that was nothing short of magical. I remember thinking that night about how in love with him I was, and how lucky I was to have found him. I have had so many experiences like that throughout our life together, you know the whole "I can't believe that I am really this happy!" I am so glad that I have those kind of experiences to fall back on. When I lay in bed at night, so sad and alone, those are the memories that I treasure.

Here are a few of my fav pics of John and his beautiful smile.


  1. He does have an amazing smile!!! I'm so sorry for all that you go through everyday but I am so glad you have those memories to treasure. You will see that smile again. I love you!!!!

  2. Cousy--you always seem to amaze me. I love John's smile. It does make you want to smile when you see pictures of him. What a cute post. I'm glad you had a good time at the fireworks. How was your salad? Thanks for the recipe mine actually turned out great not as good as yours, but it wasn't made with love like yours.

  3. Lisa, That pic of John in the batman mask is classic. He does have a great smile!! I think avery has his smile, and Ashton I have always thought looked just like him.