Tuesday, August 11, 2015

We're Baaaaaack!

Oh. My. Goodness!  It's been a long time since I blogged about our family's happenings.
Well, that's all about to change!  I have decided to start up again.  It's only been almost 2 years, so that's not bad.  On the other hand, we did a lot in those two years, including a move.
I will do my best to catch up.
Luckily, for me, I took lots of pictures, so it will be a little easier.
I will catch up on past happenings in between current happenings.
Until then, enjoy the first catch up.....
September 2013
Right before Abby turned 8, one week actually,  she got her ears pierced!  She was SOOO excited!  I realize that because of Instagram and Facebook, I probably shared this, but this blog is mainly a journal for our family to remember these moments.  And it will give us a chance to write more on the subject.
Look at her!  She looks so happy with her pretty butterfly earrings!  

The other thing that happened in this same month was Elsa ran for Vice President.  I thought that this would be the thing to get her to talk, but like everything else, she got around it.  She didn't win, but she had fun trying and that's all that matters, right?!

Sunday, November 24, 2013

Preparing For A Baptism

One day at the beginning of September, Abby and I went to the temple to take pictures
for her baptism invitations.  Here are some of the ones we didn't choose to go on the invitations, 
then the actual invitations.  
  We tried to get her in action, but we didn't quite get the shot.  Oh well, it was fun trying.


 Twirling!
















 This is one that I was playing around with...It turned out great, 
I think I'll frame it and put it on her wall.


Crafts and Games September 2013

These are some pictures I took of the girls making crafts for their dolls and 
everyone playing games that Abby made up for Family home evening activity.







First Day of School

Well, here I am again playing catch up.  I'm not so far behind as I usually am.
O.k. so first of all, the kids started school for the 2013-14 school year.  If you follow me 
on Facebook then you've seen these photos, but I wanted to write about it for posterity.
So, Dallin is in high school now (9th grade) and loving it so far.  He even likes seminary....I don't think he's
very fond of the early morning part of it, but he is a good kid and studies every night for each new lesson.
Calvin, is in 7th grade, Elsa is in 5th grade and Abby is in 3rd grade (which I can't believe my baby is
that old).  

 This is Abby's first project for school.  She had to decorate a paper doll  to look like her for the
first day of school.  
Her class read "Flat Stanley"  then they mail "themselves" out to friends or family members to take pictures with, then they send back the photos and/or souvenirs to show her class. Then, she had to fill out an "all about me" page and her classmates guessed who's each page belonged too.

 Can you feel the excitement?  Actually, she WAS excited...I just caught her off guard with the camera.
 Elsa with her new teacher, Miss Novak
 Abby with her new teacher, Mrs. Wilkins.
Elsa had her too in 3rd grade.  
 Dallin before heading off to seminary
 Here are the kids later that night.  We made a cake for Family Home Evening treat and to
celebrate the first day of school.

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

The Beach, The Zoo and Family!!!!!

Uncle Jordan, his son, Massey, Myself, Elsa and Abby all went down to San Diego, CA. for Uncle Cedric's graduation.  We missed his graduation because Jordan couldn't leave until after work on Friday.  We got there late Friday night and then on Saturday we filled our day of visiting with each other and letting the cousins play together.  We went to the San Diego Zoo, then the beach.  Then, on Sunday we went to the same church that Mitt and Ann Romney go.  Mitt wasn't there, however, Ann was.  We never did get close enough to talk to her.  Well, I guess I could have made more of an effort, but my shyness kicked in.  I missed that opportunity.  I kick myself every time I think about it.  Oh well!  
We had a great weekend!



Looking at a lady bug that landed on him.






Waiting for the show to start














This kid loves maps!