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.

It's Great to be 8

Hermana Zendejas

January 1, 2015....Sister Hermana Zendejas returned home from her Mission in Argentina! She flew into the SLC airport because my parents were going to be out here for Charley's baptism.  It was fun to be able to greet her at the airport!  Welcome Home Lexi!

Sunday, December 28, 2014

Christmas Day

Christmas was such a fun, relaxing day for us!  We didn't have to be anywhere and were able to play and relax all day.  We opened of the pictures shows the new family computer that we got. But I would like to point out the desk it is sitting on....Ben made it!!  He did such a great job!  After opening all of the presents, the girls got to finally play in the snow!  We woke up Christmas morning to a huge snow fall.  It was literally the first snow fall of the year!  This year I was actually prepared and bought all of the girls snow pants and boots, and then it doesn't snow.  But it finally did, and the girls played outside with Ben for hours. Then for dinner we went to Bucca di Beppo's, an Italian Restaurant, for dinner....our little family tradition.  Because who wants to prepare and clean up a big dinner when someone is willing to do it for you?!...if you pay them of course.  But I probably would have spent the same amount or more on getting all the food for dinner anyway.  This way, it isn't any stress or dishes on me!

Christmas Stuff

The girls in the Christmas dresses.
We were able to visit Granny & Grandpa up on Odgen the Tuesday before Christmas!  They are doing well. 

 Christmas Eve was spent snuggling and watching family favorite movies like "Home Alone" and "Home Alone 2."

For Christmas Eve dinner we spent it with our friends, the Alba's, for a traditional Alba Dinner.  And when we came home the girls got to open their PJ present. Then it was off to bed so the elves could get to work.

Monday, December 15, 2014

Dani's Frozen Party

Dani turns 3 on Friday!!! I can't believe how Big my baby is!  Since her birthday is so close to Christmas, and it landed on a Friday, and lots of our friends were heading out of town right after school got out that day...We decided to have a little party for Dani the Saturday before.  We had 8 little girls at our house....3 of which were mine.  So it was a more manageable number of little girls. But we sure had fun!  It was only an hour, but in that hour we colored some pictures, made snowmen out of marshmallows, played pin the nose on Olaf, opened presents, ate cup cakes and played freeze dance until mom's came.  Our little princess was in heaven!  She was so excited for her first real party with her friends! Happy 3rd Birthday to our Dani!

Monday, December 1, 2014

Thanksgiving in Omaha

We were only home for a few days, but we managed to cram in a lot.  We had Thanksgiving dinner with the Rosenthal side. The kids got to go to the zoo.  We decorated Nana's Christmas tree. Ben, Dad, Ryan and Brooktynn all went to a UNO basketball game. I taught a Hoop clinic for OPS. The Perez cousins came over with Great Grandpa Z.  And we got in some black Friday shopping as well....and we may have even got in some Thursday shopping too!!  But I got some great deals!  We went to our family favorite restaurant, Three Happiness. And we all went to the Mormon Trail Center to see the Gingerbread House Display. And to top it off the kids played every second they could with their cousins.  It was perfect!  We have a lot to be Thankful for!