Thursday, February 2, 2017

Labor Day Breakfast in the Canyon

For Labor Day, we drove up City Creek Canyon with my family and had a delicious breakfast!  It was chilly up there!  Rich made some delicious homemade Egg McMuffins and we just were able to enjoy one another's company!

 Sam's always good at crying for no good reason!

 Rich (in his shorts) carried several people across the river, including his cute wife, Misty

 And this is how he brought her back across

 This is one of my favorite all time pictures of me and my dad!  I sure love his guy!  His health hasn't been very good this entire winter, so it was fun to see a picture of him feeling pretty good.  He has been and always will be my hero!

 In Jack's world, there's always a large stick to be found!

Running around and playing

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

First days of School - August 2017

The summer flew by and it was time for school to start again!  We had 3 different start dates for our bunch..

The first was Jack!  He started on Friday, August 19th.  Our school district has just the 7th graders go the day before everyone else.  That way, they are the only ones in the school and they get a chance to learn the layout of a new school.

Emily, Lindsey, Kate  & Hannah started on Monday, August 22nd.
Emily - 11th grade - Murray High School
Lindsey - 9th grade - Hillcrest Jr. High
Kate - 5th grade - Longview Elementary (teacher Mrs. Patterson)
Hannah - 3rd grade - Longview Elementary (teacher: Mrs. Page)

 For future generations who may look at this picture and wonder what Kate is doing, it's called the Dab.  I have no idea why people do this!

 Hannah & BFF Heidi

A week later, on August 29th, this sweet little girl of ours started Kindergarten.  She absolutely LOVES school and I'm so grateful that I still get to have her home in the afternoons.  She goes to morning Kindergarten and has Mrs. Tomlinson for her teacher.

Monday, January 30, 2017

Hannah's Baptism - August 20, 2017

We are so proud of Hannah and her decision to be baptized as a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.  It was a beautiful summer day - with only 1 glitch!

Jon & Jack had spent the night before at a scout campout.  Jon promised to be home by 9 a.m. at the very latest.  The baptism was at 10 and we needed to be at the Stake Center by 9:30.   9:00 came and went and I hadn't heard from him.  He finally called about 9:29 and had just gotten cell service.  Apparently, they were coming back from the campout and ran into thousands of sheep on the road.  It was literally the only road out of where they were and the sheep were not moving.  Jon tried to yell at the cowboys to find out what to do but he only got a "No habla English" reply.  He had no cell service and was basically stuck.  As an answer to prayer, just as he was about to turn around (after waiting there about an hour), a truck came up behind him and told Jon this had happened to them before and you just have to start driving through them and then they'll move.  Sure enough it worked!

Jon literally walked into the Stake Center right at 10:00.  Had that prayer not been answered, he would have missed it and I wouldn't have known what to do?

After that, the rest of the day was wonderful.  There was such a sweet spirit at the baptism.  Emily gave a talk on the baptism and Mandy (my sister-in-law) gave a talk about the Holy Ghost.  Lindsey played a beautiful piano solo.  Heidi (Hannah's BFF) and Julie (our family friend) said the prayers.

Hannah was baptized & confirmed by her dad.  We love you Hannah and are so very proud of you!
We loved and appreciated all the amazing support from both sides of our family!

Hannah's Baptism Pictures

Okay Blog!   You hang over my head Every.Single.Day!  I love you and I hate you!
It's time to catch up because my life shows no signs of slowing down any time soon!

In July, we had Hannah's baptism pictures taken. We have an amazing photographer in our neighborhood.  She did Sam's newborn pictures and so I scheduled her to take Hannah's baptism pics.  I absolutely love how they turned out!

The pictures say it all about this photogenic, happy, sweet, beautiful girl of ours!