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.

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.