Saturday, June 26, 2010

Family Pix

I think they turned out great!

Monday, May 24, 2010


Abbie and the rest of the 5th grade performed the "Hooki Lao" (or however you spell it!) at the school's music assembly.  It made me want to go on a Hawaiian vacation!
Can you spot her?

Friday, May 14, 2010

Preschool Mother's Day program

For Mother's Day, Brennon's preschool class did a Mother's Day program, complete with poetry and songs.

(He's gotta be the luckiest little boy ever. He's in a preschool class full of darling girls! And he loves it! He came home from school last month to announce that he was the smartest boy in the WHOLE class!)

Apparently, "M" stands for Magical Mommy!
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New 'Do!

Amelia has needed a haircut for a while now, but I was hesitant to cut her long, flowing hair. That is, until I saw the way it got in her mouth when she ate, in her eyes when she played, and made her scream when I brushed it.

To the hair salon we go!

She was nervous at first...

...but bribery can do amazing things!

Here's her new 'do. We like it much better! What do you think?
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Thursday, May 13, 2010


This sweet little gal is now 9 months old!

She has been an absolute joy and we all adore her so much!  It's hard to remember what our lives were like without her!
Ruthie is quick to smile.  She loves her brothers and sisters and gets a LOT of love and attention from them.
Don't you just want to kiss those cute cheeks?
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Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Disneyland fun

Disneyland: the Happiest Place on Earth!

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Friday, May 7, 2010

Which Way to the Beach?

Here are some pictures from our afternoon at the beach during our California/Disneyland trip last month.

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Friday, April 16, 2010

Time's a-Flyin'

Christian is finishing up his 2nd grade year.  He has LOVED school this year, thanks in part to his fabulous teacher,
Mrs. Findlay.  The students adore her!
She is so incredibly sweet, yet strict enough to get respect from those 8-year-old hooligans!
As I watched him singing so sweetly during his 2nd grade program, I couldn't help but think that's it's just going to be "tomorrow" that he's leaving on his mission to preach the gospel to the world!  How is it possible that time can pass so quickly?
What a good boy Christian is.  He is hilarious, caring, sweet, loving, silly, creative, and MORE all wrapped up into one cute little boy!  I feel so blessed to be his mom!

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Field Trip

Last week the kids survived a tsunami at the Children's Museum at the Gateway...
and then suddenly became very patriotic!

Thursday, March 18, 2010

My Man!

If you know my husband, you know he's amazing in a million ways.  A wonderful husband, a gourmet cook, a do-it-yourselfer, a scriptorian, a fun-best-friend kind of daddy, and so much more!  Well, now we can add "a great smile" to the list of his awesomeness...
Thanks to the fantastic skills of the people at Lexington Heights Dental, my husband has a handsome new smile!  Now when he makes the people around him smile, he'll feel comfortable smiling, too!  I love this guy!

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Christian's baptism

Here are pictures from Christian's baptism back on January 2, 2010. It was such a special day!




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