Monday, November 14, 2011

Lauren's Baptism - Nov. 10, 2011

Lauren's Baptism Day on her B-day!

What a blessing this little one has been for our family. I am especially grateful for her today!

Lauren's 8th Birthday - Nov. 10, 2011

Lauren turns 8 years old today. It was a great day!

The Birthday girl with all her presents and Grandmas Glutten-free Cake! Yum!Yum!

Love this sweet girl!!

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Thursday, December 31, 2009

Christmas Fun - 2009

Christmas Time is my favorite time of year. These pictures are just some of the fun things we did over the Christmas Holiday!

The kids decorating gingerbread houses on New Years Eve!

Making homemade Tortellini on Christmas Eve!

The kids enjoy being able to help in the kitchen - we all participate in rolling out the dough and cutting the circle shapes, stuffing the tortellini, and sealing them.

The Finished product

It's fun being able to share with my family something that I learned to do in Italy, while on my mission - it also reconnects me to Italy and the memories of serving the people there.

We also made gingerbread cookies and decorated them. They didn't turn out too great looking but, it was fun making jokes about our broken gingerbread man and woman cookies.
The happy couple!

This one lost his head!

The Missionary gingerbread boys!

Friday, December 18, 2009

December 18, 2010 - Taylor's Sweet 16 Birthday!

Taylor's Sweet 16
On December 18, 1993,
our beautiful girl was born,
now she's Sweet 16 and truly never been kissed!
(except by her Dad and brothers).

Dear Taylor,
We love you so much, in all that you do, you make us proud!

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Vancer has his first Junior High Orchestra Concert

Vance had his Christmas Concert last night. He is in 7th grade and plays in the intermediate Orchestra. He is doing really well at it - I am hopeful that he will continue to play the Cello. It gets difficult for him when he has to practice so much and he also plays the piano and takes lessons and plays basketball. Vance is my perfectionist. I enjoy his enthusiasm.

Vance Turns 47!!!

Vance had his Birthday today - This was his cake of choice from Walmart. This made things alot easier for me. This whole year Vance thought he was 47 and so he was kind of depressed on his birthday because he thought he was turning 48. But, surprise Vance you only just turned 47, so you are actually a year younger than you thought. That would make anyones day. Happy Birthday my sweet eternal friend and companion.
The kids are always way more excited than we are - you would never know it from this picture.

Yes honey, you can warm yourself by the fire. Just don't burn yourself!!

We love you Vance!