Sunday, October 26, 2008

Fun shot with the family


It is possible to jam 14 people into a hospital bed. Smelser and Conway family over to the hospital after church. Shelley was smiling but I just missed the shot and didn't have the heart to ask her for another try.

18 comments:

mark said...

Shelley:
You have a beautiful family. The girls look a lot like you. You are really an elect lady.

Mark

Andrea said...

Shelley you look great! It looks like having your kids around is the medicine youn need. Colleen looks beautiful in her white Baptism dress!

Vonda said...

Your Lincon and my Breea got to hang out and get to know eachother a little on Saturday. I asked her what she thought about him and she said "he's probably the nicest guy Ive ever met" Good job on the son raising. Once again, I have Shelly and Mike "SON" envy.

Praying you have a good day today:)

Karen said...

Shelley,
You have such a wonderful family. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers each and every day. I have always looked up to you as such a wonderful example ever since I got to know you in Young Women's. You have such a strong testimony and have such a great relationship with your family and I really look up to you and appreciate that in you. You always have a smile on your face, a great sense of humor, and always find the best in people. I always enjoyed seeing you at all of the Higley and Williamsfield Football Games. (You supporting your sons as football players and me supporting my daughters as Cheerleaders). Take care of yourself and always know that your are loved. Also, as long as you are in Banner Desert, which I hope isn't much longer, let me know if you aren't getting everything you need from the staff and I'll see what I can do to help. I have a lot of connections and know a lot of people there. Take Care!!
Karen Dey

Gail Conway Cook said...

Shelley I heard some good news about you today and I am glad for it. And those pictures are great. I like all those smiles.I love you lots...MomConway

West said...

Mike & Shelley
I have so enjoyed getting to know you both a little bit as we cheered for our Black Hawk boys at JV football and wrestling last year and this fall. Even just sitting there in the stands with you I could tell what a special family you are. We are so saddened that your family is having to endure this trial, but we have faith in the power of prayer and fasting and the comfort the gospel brings. My daughter, Cheyenne, was in Briggs class last year and she is praying especially for him.

I've read through all the post on this blog and, though I don't know you well Shelley, it is obvious that you are very special lady who has touched many lives. I have had Prescott & Lincoln in class many times as I've subbed in the district and they are two of the sweetest most respectful young men I've ever been around. I know my son Colton thinks a lot of Lincoln for the way he conducts himself and the example he is to those around him. That is a tribute to you as a mom.

Hang in there. We are all praying for you and your family.

Cherrise West

Doris said...

Mike and Shelley,
We love seeing your beautiful family and friends on this great site!
Thank you for the info to keep us informed... We pray for continued miracles for you and your darling family!
I'd love to come this morn. to do some personal care for Shelley?
OXOX Doris

dustin and amy said...

I love it! It must feel wonderful to know you are so loved! We continue to pray for your family. You look really good Shelley, hang in there!

tina keller said...

Shelley, i just saw the great pictures Mike posted with your family. What an awesome group of people. You are such a terrific example to me as a mother, even from your hospital bed you are inspiring people to step up and be their best! We love you and continue to send prayers and happy thoughts your way! Love the Kellers

Jenna Winters said...

I loved visting you yesterday shelley! Before we entered your room I didn't know what to expect in case you were not feeling well at the moment but as I approached your room and before the door even opened I heard your beautiful laugh and it made me soooo happy to hear that. You are so strong and I admire your stong will to be happy and so full of life :)

David Hancock said...

Hi Shelley, This is David Hancock. I hope you remember who I am. I sent a message last week and wasn't sure if you had recieved it. I don't have a blog yet but working on one. My email address is davidhancock000@hotmail.com. When my son Mike told me about you, I was blown away and felt so bad. I really enjoyed our friendship with you and your husband. I hope things will continue to get better for you. Eldonna sent me the blogspot and I say you look great!! I know you are a fighter and life does have its challenges. You have a wonderful family that will always be there for you, that is a very special blessing. I will keep in touch with Eldonna and watch the blogspot for updates on your recovery. You are a special person and again our prayers are with you and your family.Best Regards,David Hancock801-698-7576davidhancock000@hotmail.com

Mackdaddy said...

Hi Shelley,

I talked to Helen Eager the other day at the salon. Sorry to hear so late. I sure do love you guys and remember so many fun times. You look great!!! Your family is BEAUTIFUL!!! I will pray for you and your family. Love you tonz! mhfenn@hotmail.com

fleamarket said...

Sending steady streams of positive energy ... and warm hugs.
Harry and Angie

Carey said...

Hey Mike, How about a picture of you and Shelley??? I would love to see one of the two of you together:) If I don't see you post one maybe next time I'm in I'll take one for you.
On a different note... President Riggs quoted Shelley at Stake Auxiliary training the other night. He said that when he asked her what he should say to the leaders of our stake that her advice was, "Go above and beyond your calling". We were all so touched by this profound advice. As a Stake YW presidency, we have chosen "Above and Beyond" for the theme of our upcoming Recognition Dinner. I want you both to know the profound nature of your example and the inspiration you are providing for so many right now. Please know how very LOVED and THOUGHT OF you are. Both you and your children are so very precious to so many!

Much Love,
Carey Bailey

a.overson said...

WOW! I thought it was good when all 5 of my kids got into the bed when Naomi was born-you've got me beat by a long shot!

laurenk. said...

i am amazed- the family is beautiful. im so happy to see everyone in high spirits. its been so long. <3

tamy scheurn said...

Shelley Mike and family, i have to tell you when we first moved to the Higley school district i think Taylor was on of the first kids i met when he come home with walker. they looked liked complete opposites and i wondered how did these two

meet. Walker and Taylor became the very best of friends i think the first time they met. We always said it was love at first sight! how thankful i was for Walker finding such an awesome friend! they always told people that they were twins and they were and are always together and still are that... i think for awhile people did believe they were twins! And as the kids have grown up it is a huge blessing that Rhett and linclon have became such wonderful friends too! i knew that the first i met Shelley that we had a great bond! she has always been the very best example to me! no matter what would be going on in my family or things around me she could always make since of it for me and could make things seem like every thing would work out! Shelley always would say things like that happened to me and its no big deal and every thing would be just fine, and it would. Unconditional love just gushed from Shelley always! I LOVED sitting at football games and wrestling matches with her! we would coach from the side lines!! Shelley with all her family was always there to watch and support her kids in every way! Shelley was a second mom to our sons Rhett and Walker and I will be eternally thankful to her for that!Shelley would e-mail Walker on his mission and he loved her e-mails as she updated him! i do have to say that Walker always wanted to go to Shelley's house because he said always "Taylor's mom is HOT"!!!! and she is!!! It is my prayer that we can take all the things we have learned from Shelley and apply them in our lives! I know for sure that i will! I am ETERNALLY thankful to my Heavenly Father for blessing me with such a wonderful friend and sister! Shelley i love you and thank you for all you have done for me and my family! Again thank you for the way you and Mike have raised your kids to be such great examples and friends to my kids!! Shelley you will always be in my heart! WE love, love, love Love, you, Tamy and Tom and Family

Yolanda said...

I only had the pleasure of meeting you once..and my heart is so heavy for Michael. He is an astute man because he obviously had a wonderful helpmeet in you