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!
Sunday, February 22, 2015
Sunday, February 1, 2015
January was a good month!
Sunday, January 4, 2015
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".
Sunday, December 28, 2014
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 presents....one 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!
The girls in the Christmas dresses.
We were able to visit Granny & Grandpa up on Odgen the Tuesday before Christmas! They are doing well.