Thursday, February 18, 2010

Will you be mine?!

I thought I'd share with everyone the valentine that I sent out to my family this year.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Samantha gets baptized!

On Saturday February 13, Samantha Ann was baptized by her dad. It was such a wonderful day. Everything went so well, we couldn't have asked for a better day. Here are a few pictures...

The entire family just before.

Daddy and Daughter all in white!
I am such a proud Mom!

Sammy with her beautiful CTR towel that Teta made for her (thanks Teta!)

The men that confirmed her a member of the church and gave her the gift of the Holy Ghost!

A cute cookie... CTR... "Choose the Right"

After the baptism we went back to our house for some pizza root beer floats and cake.

Monday, February 8, 2010

Happy Birthday Sammy!

Sam has always liked little things. Bugs, Turtles, if it is little she loves it. It comes as no surprise that she is into and wants "littlest pet shop". That is what she asked for for her birthday this year! This is a special year for her... she is 8 now and will be baptized on Saturday (look for upcoming posts!)

Here she is age 3 with a lady bug!

Sammy now!


During Christmas break the kids and I were invited to visit some horses with our friend Brenda. The kids brushed them, watched them get tacked up, and then rode them. It was lots of fun and everyone enjoyed it. Before we left the kids helped give the horses the their hay.

Friday, February 5, 2010

Happy Happy Birthday!! To ALL of us!

Many people relax after Christmas enjoying the peace and quiet after all the hustle and bustle of the Holidays. In our house there is no relaxing until after Valentines Day. Nelson, Carrie and I have birthdays in January (not to mention sister-in-law's, nephews, nieces, and a brother-in-law) then Deric and Samantha in the begining of February. This year we also have a niece getting baptized and Sammy's baptism as well.... Let me just say that things are still VERY hectic for us!!! Here is some birthday "news" to keep you updated....

Nelson's Birthday Jan 1
(yes I know I posted on his birthday but this is a picture and a video for his Meme!)

My Birthday Jan 22

Sorry no cute picture of me... photo shop wasn't working. But this is the yummy low fat low carb carrot cake that Deric made for me (I am really trying to eat healthy, and I honestly mean it when I say yummy!)

Jessica also asked her teacher to teach her "Happy Birtday to You" on the baritone... she had only learned it 3 days earlier... it was a very nice gift!!

Carrie's Birthday
Carrie Joyce turned 4 on January 31st. She is an amazing little girl with lots of spunk and a mind of her own. I can hardly believe that she is four already... it seems like just yesterday that we brought her home from the hospital all dressed in pink. As the youngest girl you would think that she would get lost in the crowd, but not Carrie, she is always sure to be heard! I am grateful for this wonderful child that we have the opportunity to raise. She continues to teach me many things... we love you Carrie!

This first picture is Carrie 2 months old. The second is Carrie on her birthday and Wally 3 months old... can you see the family resembalance? Carrie LOVES Wally!
We had a "rainbow" party the day after her birthday. The younger cousins and her friend Abby all came over for a fun time filled with rainbow fruit and cupcakes.

Coming up.... Deric's Birthday was today and Samantha's Birthday is on Monday. I promise the posts will come soon!!