Thursday, July 2, 2009

Ode to our mamas

It's been a long, LONG time. I know this. I won't even start with my usual apology for not posting so frequently. You all know that I feel bad so we can just move on.

Many changes have been made. I can't tell you all what they are just yet, because I don't even know. Logan and I are working hard and loving each other all the while. Hopefully, I will be able to give you more details in a few weeks.

I usually post every two months or so. I post about Christmas on Valentine's Day. I post about Valentine's Day months later. That's how I roll. We're closing in on Independence Day and I thought it only fair to post about Mother's Day.

I love my mom. She is my greatest friend. We can laugh for hours. She is so much fun to be around and she has been such a wonderful example to me. I can't wait to be a mother BECAUSE of her. I want to be as close to my children as she is to hers. She is beautiful, intelligent, witty, kind, shy, outgoing, classy, loving, and so much more!!!! I love you mom!!!!

I also have to give a shout-out to my Mother-in-Law, Lois. She is one of the sweetest women I have ever met. She will go out of her way to make others comfortable and happy. She made me feel like a part of the Ward family right from the start and I couldn't be more grateful. I will always have this particular memory of her. I had just got out of the hospital and was laying on the couch in their family room. I was mentioning how good some graham cracker and frosting sandwiches sounded. They are so tasty and yummy and I hadn't had one for years! Lois got up and went into the kitchen and got to work. She made me the graham cracker sandwiches! Isn't that the sweetest thing? She would do anything for anyone. She also gave me the most wonderful man for a husband. He has such a big heart and it's because his mama raised him right. We love you Lois!

I went home to visit my family for Mother's Day weekend. The women in my family participate in Susan G. Komen Race For The Cure in Salt Lake City every year. It is such a fun day because everyone shows up and we laugh non-stop! We run the race in the morning and then have lunch afterward. I love doing this every year because we're all so crazy and we have such a great time. Here are a few pictures of our awesome-ness.

Sadie and my mom, Loni. They're so silly sometimes!

My cutie-falootie sister Lacey and her little girl, Sierra
We walk and talk in groups.

Okay, so every year my mom always says that our little team should have matching shirts. And every year we forget. This year, my sisters and I decided to surprise my mom. We had the shirts made for everyone and gave them to our mom the night before the race. She cried so hard. It was really sweet. Now, each shirt has a different saying on the back. They aren't meant to offend, just to be silly. My cousin Xandee's shirt was a little provocative but she wore a jacket over the back of it. People kept coming up to us saying how much they loved our shirts. They even mentioned us on the show, Good Things Utah! Too bad they don't broadcast that in Denver. We definitely had the best shirts there. I was so proud.

There she is. The cutest mom ever in a whole sea of cancer survivors. She was diagnosed with Breast Cancer about 9 years ago. She was so determined to beat it and she did. I couldn't be more proud if I wanted to. My mom is such a fighter. She is strong and she trusts The Lord without a doubt. I want to be just like her! After the race, there is a parade of survivors. They all line up on the steps of the Gateway and remember how amazing they are. They celebrate the ones who survived, and honor those that did not. It's a really emotional ceremony.

After all of the festivities, we have lunch at this really great Italian restaurant. The name escapes me at the moment but it really is great. We sit and eat some delicious and yummy bruschetta, and giggle for hours. It's such a fun time. I can't wait to visit ya'll again!

Today isn't Mother's Day, but go and tell your mom how awesome she is. She needs to here it!

Stay tuned for Father's Day.


  1. Your hair is so long!

    And yes, I love that you are stalking me. Keep doing it girl.

    Your mom is awesome! And I love those shirts. PS can you tell me what was on that one shirt where she had to wear a jacket? If the race is about breast cancer I have to think it's about a boob hahaha but maybe said in a gross way??

  2. it's about time, lex. good work :)

  3. Lex...what an emotional post about your are all such amazing women & I'm proud to be part of your family!! Love You!!

  4. Hey Lex! I have to agree, our mother-in-law is the greatest! She really goes out of her way to make everyone happy! She's awesome! Love and miss you guys! Tell Logan again I am soooo sorry about my feet. But, I think I may luck out and won't have to have butt-skin grafts after all. Might not even scar too badly. Have a great week and SEE YOU SOON! (Prayin' for ya, by the way...)

  5. Lexi! This is me blogstocking you back! I really do love to have comments on my blog so it was great to see yours! It looks like you and your new hubby are doing great! Your blog is so cute! How about you stock mine and I can stock yours back...haha...c-ya!

  6. Just thought I'd let you know, in case you didn't, that YOU SUCK AT THIS BLOGGING THING! Thank you, and have a nice day.