Thursday, April 30, 2009

Tommy's Accident

Tommy called us this morning on his way home from seminary saying he'd been hit by a truck but that he was o.k. A semi-truck ran a stop sign and hit Tommy's car on the driver's side. I don't know how Tommy was so protected, but he was. After filling out accident reports, getting the car towed, and a visit to the ER he just wanted to go back to school and to his game tonight. He is sore and has a lump on his head, but he really is fine. We feel unbelievably blessed.

The car didn't do so well, as you can see. The side view mirror is gone and it looks like a lot of impact right at the driver's side door. It's actually hard for me to look at them right now; it makes me so very thankful that he is all right.

Sunday, April 26, 2009

Current Apostle Song

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Virtue Hike

For our YW activity, as an idea from the General YW broadcast, we hiked to the top of a mountain and unfurled a gold banner for the new value Virtue. We had great warm weather, but as you can see, it was so windy! When we got to the top, we read the scriptures for Virtue value experience #2 and discussed how we can have the Holy Ghost with us. The girls promised to write it in their journals to compelte the experience. We all had dirt in our mouths and eyes, but despite the wind, it was a successful activity.

Star Gazing

Nathan, the ultimate stargazer, tipped us off about a recent meteor shower. He brought his girls out to watch one evening, and brought s'mores goodies. We enjoyed an evening of treats, great spring weather, and quiet time with family watching the sun go down and the stars come out. We laid on the lawn and saw many constellations and a few meteors too. Thanks for the fun evening Nate!

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Snowy Spring break

Yes, this is our back yard on this lovely Spring break. We enjoyed warm, sunny weather for our Easter egg hunt two days ago, but it is snowy, gray and cold today! Luckily, it should be back in the 70's by the weekend!

Monday, April 13, 2009


We had a very fun Easter, and you get to see these photos in reverse order, starting with Easter eveing and going back to the morning.

Cousins on the trampoline, moms standing close by.

Our very cute cousins finding eggs in the back yard.

We were almost late to church for this photo, and Lauren was giving a talk, so it was a risk to take it, but I knew you'd be glad to see them in their new Easter clothes.

You're never too old to color Easter eggs.
Now we have like 3 dozen eggs to eat ... lots of egg salad for us!

It was a great day, but the best part about it was celebrating the resurrection
of our Savior Jesus Christ. We are so blessed!

Baseball Opening Day

All decked out in his uniform after his first game - a win!

Painting Adreinne's New House

We spent a day helping Adrienne and Matt at their new house. Painting is so much fun!The girls were excited to mark up the walls.

Grandpa flew in to help with house projects, I'm sure he was glad we saved all
the hard detail work for him!

Her house is so beautiful, you'd never believe the transformation!

New Year Eve Dance

This is way late, I know, but this is the picture of independence - first dance without a parent driving them! I was a nervous wreck all night, but they did great!

Teenage Driver!

Tommy got his driver's license in December, after much work getting the Eagle Scout project done. He is loving his freedom and it is nice for Tom to not drive to 6:00 a.m. seminary every day!