Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Snow days!!

Billy decided that this year the girls were going to see snow no matter what! So we scheduled to take the girls up to Flagstaff
yesterday. We had a blast! Billy checked the computer for the weather report and road conditions just before we left. The
weather report said"5% chance of snow and roads were clear". So
we are getting to just before Munds Park and it is snowing like
crazy! We could barely see 100 yards in front of us. Billy was loving it so much! So we decide that when we get to Flagstaff we are buying chains just in case because the snow was not letting up at all! We were in Walmart buying chains, we were in there maybe 20 minutes or so and we came out to the car COVERED in tons of snow! Kylee loved it, she was giggling at the snow hitting her face. She is mad in the picture here because she thought Daddy was putting her back in the car. Kylee was so mad when we told her we were going home. Billy and I were laughing so hard. Then Mattison didn't want to
get out of the car. She was so tired by the time we got to Flagstaff
she said she just wanted to go home now and eat toast. Billy and I
laughed and said we drove all this way let's go have some fun. So
I finally convinced Mattie to get out of the car, after that we had a hard time getting her back in the car. Mattie loved it when daddy
would throw snow balls. So my camera was dying so I don't have
pictures of the girls in the snow but Billy is planning to go again in
2 weeks or so, so then I will charge my camera and take pics of the girls IN the snow. Then as we were driving home we had to drive very slow for a big chunk of time because of how hard it was snowing. I just prayed the girls would sleep because they could hardly stand the drive up there so I knew they would be even more restless coming home since we had to drive so slow. So here is the ride home......

I would say "Successful Snow day for the Chase family!!" Mommy
loved the quiet ride home after all the excitement and never
ending question of "Are we there yet?" or "Is it time to get out
now?". I love my little family so much! I also loved seeing my
husband's face light up so bright when he was in the snow! Snow
really makes Billy SO happy! He is like a kid at Disneyland when
it comes to snow. So more snow days in the future for this
wonderful family of mine. Merry Christmas everyone!! We love you!!

Paging Whitney!!!

Please invite me to your blog so I can see all your cute posts :)

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

I love to see the Temple!!

Yes I love to see the temple at Christmas time when all lights are put up for celebration. One of the many ways we show our celebration for the birth of our Savior Jesus Christ, the light and life of the world. The Savior has truly been the light to my life. Especially recently, as he has calmed my troubled heart and is healing the loss of a pregnancy. As the primary song goes, "I love to see the temple, I'm going there some day!" One of those blessed days was yesterday. Really quickly I know this is the Salt Lake City temple I just love this picture of all the trees light up. First and for most a HUGE shout out to my most amazing mother! She cared for my 2 very active girls for about 6 hours :) (if you would like to hear the great details of this event go to her blog, it is labeled 'Mommy Dearest' on the right side of my blog). Anyways none of this wonderful temple experience that I had would have been possible if it would not have been for my mom caring for my girls. So thanks again, and thanks for the upcoming Friday. :) So anyways I was blessed to attend the temple with my eternal companion and best friend, Billy. I realized how much I missed going to the temple. I felt rejuvenated and more at peace than ever before. Billy and I both felt that we were strengthened by our time in the house of the Lord. I felt I received answers to my prayers while I was in the temple. I attended the temple so that I could assist a great friend through her first time going through the temple. Ashley Miller is a great blessing to my life and the life of my family. She watches my girls whenever I need and they love her so much! She has shared so many powerful spiritual moments with me and my husband. I was one of her young women's leaders in church when she was investigating whether or not she wanted to join. She made the amazing choice to join the church and is doing all she can to continue her progression. She has met and amazing man who she is marrying in the temple for time and all eternity. They are marrying this Friday and I am so excited for her and Spencer. I have actually know Spencer since he was a young boy and I am so grateful that he and Ashley have found such happiness with each other. Thank you Ashley for having me there with you for this VERY special time. I love you so much and am very proud of and the righteous choices you are making each day. I am so grateful for this Christmas season to celebrate the birth of the Savior. He means so much to me, there are no words to describe the love I have for him. I am humbled by his birth and his life. I pray all of you have a wonder Christmas season and always remember the true reason of Christmas is to honor him, our elder brother, Jesus Christ. May you all be blessed with health and strength and happiness! I love you all so much for all you teach me, and do for me and my family. Merry Christmas!!

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Silver linings!

You know that moment when you look up at the clouds and and the sun is trying to peek through? Where only rays of the sun are visible and the cloud is outlined in a beautiful silver color. I saw that yesterday and it reached all the way to the deepest part of my soul. This post is for my own healing not for sympathy or condolences. I found out last week that I was for sure pregnant. We were very excited to be adding to our little family. Billy and I both felt it was what was suppose to be. Then yesterday morning I lost the baby. I had started spotting but was praying the spotting would end quickly. I was very sad to lose this little life inside of me. I am so grateful though for silver linings. Some may wonder what the silver lining was here well I will tell you. For me the silver lining was, He has blessed me with 2 beautiful little girls and I had enough faith to follow the promptings of the spirit that told us it was time to add to our family. No we may not hold this little one in our arms right now but I know that Heavenly Father is caring for this precious spirit until He is ready for me to take care of he or she. I am so grateful He blessed me with sight to see the silver lining of the cloud yesterday. Not just physically but spiritually. I really felt like God was sending me a message in that special moment, "Brianne, I am with you and I love you! You will be blessed for this experience. I need you to be strong and rely on your elder brother Jesus Christ right now. Please don't try to do this alone, I will do all I can to show you the 'silver linings' in all you do each day." As I sit here I am crying. The reason I say this is because as I typed what I felt MY Heavenly Father was saying to me in that moment yesterday I felt the spirit confirm the truth of it. I am SO eternally grateful for my loving Heavenly Father and for my elder brother and Savior, Jesus Christ. I know there will be days where I am strong and days where I may falter a little, days when I smile and laugh and a few days when I cry but that is okay as long as I give it all over to my brother. I look forward to the day when my loving Heavenly Father will bless me with more precious spirits but for now I still have so much more to do with the two sweet spirits I have now. I also want to thank my Father in Heaven for the loving and supportive husband that I have. He has been such a strength to me. He has been so strong and taken such good care of me and my girls. He holds me when I need holding, makes me food when I need to eat and loves me ALL the time (even when I feel I don't deserve it sometimes). I love you Billy!

Monday, December 1, 2008

Sneak Peek!!!

So if you want to see a sneak peek of the AWESOME pictures Julia took of my cutie pie girls go to the side of my blog and click on Julia. I promise you will not be disappointed! It is impossible to be disappointed in any pictures Julia takes!! Thanks again Julia you are an AMAZING photographer!!