passed away June 24, 2007
while I was pregnant with
Xander John Peterson.
We used my grandpa's last name
as Xander's middle name.
He was an amazing man.
When I try to think of how to describe him
I think of one word...
No other word sums up
who he was.
I hope Xander will learn about my poppa
and try to be like him.
My kids enjoy getting to go to the
where he is buried.
We brought flowers and just enjoyed being there.
The kids looked around at
lots of headstones
discovering people who had their same
Her are the flowers we brought.
the kids in front of poppa's grave
My mom with aeryn and ellie
peaceful time just being together
the view from poppa's grave...
pretty amazing, huh?
Aeryn Randii Peterson
is named after my uncle Randy.
he passed away when i was pregnant
He had cancer...
he was too young...
but lived an amazing life.
He is buried in the mausoleum
at the same cemetary.
He is quite high, but aeryn wanted to have a picture
in front of where he is buried.
I could barely get his name and her face in the same picture.
The kids loved looking at pictures,
sayings, cards that are on the
It was a great experience.
We were able to discuss
how grateful we are for the
plan of salvation...
for the fact that we can live as
that this life is not the end...
that families go on forever!!
My kids amaze me with their faith in