Sunday, April 5, 2015

Easter Morning







Easter morning was a little different this morning, only because it is also General Conference weekend.  The girls woke up to their Easter goodies, then dad made breakfast and now we are watching conference.  And later we are heading up to Ogden to Aunt Virginia's house for Easter Dinner with the Allan family and Granny & Grandpa Schramm.

PCG Easter Hunt


The Friday before Easter Ben's work, PCG, put on a little egg hunt for the kids. We were even able to take our neighbor Addison! The girls had so much fun! We Love Daddy's work!

BYU Pow wow 2015

This year Nana, Jordan, and Lexi all came out to Utah for Heritage week.  Mom came out with my new regalia for hoop! We were able to go to the Native American Alumni Dinner, Living Legends show, Pow wow, and some shopping. It's always fun to have family here. The girls and I both danced Hoop at Pow wow.  They did awesome!

Sunday, March 22, 2015

Kristin's Shower








This is my cute friend, Kristin!  And together with her sister and mom, planned the cutest baby shower for her baby boy! It was a Boy's Rock theme!  We had lots of friends and family come, it was a huge success! What a way to welcome baby boy Forbes!

Stuff from March

Dani with her friend Josie. Her conversation on this particular day was about how much hard work putting together the puzzle was!  What a life, princess dresses and puzzles! But Dani has really been into puzzles lately.  She is really good at them, and will spend hours doing puzzles.  She is normally working on one at any given point in the day.  

 Charley started tennis lessons again.  We had been doing the tennis camps during the summer, but the tennis club we go to had year-round classes.  We were on the waiting list for a while, and a few weeks ago a spot opened up for Charley! 
 So the girls got a visit from a professional football player, Kyle Van Noy (he also used to play for BYU), at school.  It was in the news, but the principal at the Elementary school and Kyle were in the security line at the airport and got their computers mixed up. The principals email was open on the computer and Kyle was able to figure out who she was and called the school.  He came to the school to switch computers, and took the time to go into each of the classes, and take pictures with the kids. He also gave all of the kids his autograph....they copied it, but it was still exciting for the girls!
 Hoop class is in full swing. We are getting the kids ready to dance at the BYU pow wow at the end of the month.
 Me and my Gabby Girls
It was spirit week at school last week, and one of the days was Blast from the Past day.  So Charley wore my old vest that used to be my mom's.  Her grandmother (my great grandma) made it for her when she was in high school. Each of the great-grand kids got something my great grandma made when she died.  I still have it! I think it is so cool, and will actually wear it myself from time to time!

Sunday, February 22, 2015

California Visit










Over President's Day weekend, we took the girls to CA to visit the Bartlett bunch.  They had the best time with their cousins. It is so fun that they have 3 girls about the same ages as our 3 girls. They played for hours all weekend....they played at the park, the pool, the beach, the house. It was perfect! We love our family!

Princess Ball





My beautiful girls got to take their dad on a date to the Princess Ball.  What a lucky guy!

Sunday, February 1, 2015

January Happenings

 Now that Charley is 8, she gets to start going to Activity Days!!!  Her first activity was an Activity Day's Talent show.  She was so brave and decided she wanted to hoop dance.  She was awesome!
 My little baby is growing up. I just signed her up for Preschool this coming fall!  I normally don't do two years of preschool for the girls, but some changes are happening at work, and I may need to start going into the office and decided to go when Dani is in preschool. I have a meeting with my boss next week to go over the changes.  So when everything is finalized, I will post more about the details! But Dani was excited when I told her she got to go to school this year.  Too bad it's still a ways away!
 I have lived in Utah for 15 years, and in those 15 years I have never once been to the Sundance Film Festival.  But this year we decided to go see "Listen to me Marlon." It was a documentary on Marlon Brando.  My parents live in Marlon Brando's childhood home.  And a film crew came and got footage of my parents house a while back, and it was featured in the film. I wanted to go see it!  It was a really good film. It was sad because he led a sad life, but it was interesting to learn about this man who used to live in my house.
And of course my birthday!  I have some really amazing friends and family!  I woke up to breakfast in bed made by Ben and the girls. Then I was able to help in Gabby's Kindergarten class.  My sweet friends had a cute lunch for me and two other friends, who all have birthdays within a week of each other.  But we had the lunch on my birthday. And then that night Ben and I went to a men's BYU volleyball game with our good friends the Forbes.  We haven't gone to one in years, and I was so excited to go again!

January was a good month!

Sunday, January 4, 2015

Baptism Day












Friends and Family who came: Jesse Alba family, Fritzsche Family, Durtschi Family, Forbes Family, Shorten Family, Sister Humphrey, Aunt Kay, Uncle Ira, Aunt Liz, Bishop Reeve, Grandpa Z, Nana, Aunt Jordan, Aunt Lexi, and Schramma & Schrammpa via Skype all the way from Chile!!

Charley was baptized and confirmed a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on January 3, 2015 by her dad.  It was extra special because it was also her birthday!  Before the baptism we had a lunch with all her friends and family who went to the baptism.  We are so blessed to have so many close friends that were able to come, and for all the family that was able to make it.  Even Schramma and Schrammpa.  They were able to watch the program through our phone on Skype from their mission in Chile.  We had to turn the camera away when they performed the actual ordinance, but they were still able to hear everything. We are so grateful for technology, and that she was able to have all her grandparents there. And after the baptism we all headed back to our house for cake and ice cream to celebrate her birthday!  Her friend Michael was also there, who happens to have the same birthday as her, and were able to sing to both of them.  

We are so proud and happy with Charley's decision to be baptized.  She is such a great blessing to our family, we love her so much. She has such a sweet spirit, we know she will bless the lives of all that get to know her. 

*Charley has been taking piano lessons for the last few months and was able to learn a song to play at her baptism, "I like my Birthday's".  

  1. 1. I like my birthdays, ev'ry one;
    Each brings a greater joy to me.
    But I can't wait until I'm eight,
    For then I'll be baptized, you see.
  2. 2. To be baptized as Jesus was
    By one who holds the priesthood true
    And thus obey God's holy laws
    Is just the thing I want to do.
  3. 3. When hands are laid upon my head,
    Then I'll receive the Holy Ghost.
    And, if I listen carefully,
    I'll have the blessing I need most.