Monday, September 18, 2017

Kara's August visit

Kara and her family visited us in August on their way back from a beach trip in North Carolina.  Luke was gone during the week and we spent time with Kara, Jacob, Blake and Ava.

  Ava and Claire at the playground

                           Daniel, Meg and Claire were here and also got to visit with them.
                                           


                                                          Dan on Dad/Uncle duty
                                                                     Jacob
                                                                 Kara and Blake


                                                           Ava made we wear these :)



                                                                            Luke and Dave catching up.


                                                                         Thankfully Ava got some good pics.  :)

BEACH with Kara, and Julia

In August  Kara and her children Jacob, 8, Blake, 6 and Ava, 2 came to visit on their way home from a family reunion of Luke's in North Carolina.
 We had two days at Ocean City, which was just right for us.
 The boardwalk was very pleasant in the evening.




                                                           



                                                              So fun to be together!

Saturday, June 3, 2017

Cincinnati for Memorial Day

For Memorial Day, Dave and I drove to Cincinnati (well, Dave drove) on Friday and back on Tuesday.  Kara, Luke and their children Jacob, 8, Bake, 6, and Ava, 2 drove from Saratoga Springs to meet us at Dave's mom's house in Cincinnati.  Saturday Dave worked around his Mom's house.  Sunday at church Dave saw some people he knew from many years ago.  Dave's sister Nancy was also up on Saturday, so it was nice to see her too.  Monday was a nice warm day and we enjoyed seeing the Cincinnati Zoo together!  They had a few fun animal shows.

Saturday, March 25, 2017

Jacob's Baptism. NY Visit in March


We were excited to get this lovely invitation to Jacob's baptism.  We were happy that we were able to fly up for it.



David and I flew to Albany, and drove up to Saratoga Springs.  We were there for Jacob's eighth birthday celebration at home and at a bowling alley with friends, along with his other grandparents and great grandmother.


Luke made his famous pizza, and we had a nice time visiting with everyone.
Luke baptized Jacob. Dave and I  helped Kara with food preparation. We were also on the program.  Dave spoke, and I led the music.

It was great to be here with this great family.  We're proud of all of them!

Saturday, January 7, 2017

Andrea prepares for her mission

Andrea attended the Washington D.C. with David and I in preparation for serving a mission to Calgary Canada.  The temple is sacred to us, and it was a joyful day to have her there with us.

Friday, September 2, 2016

New Kitchen in Basement

We decided to add a kitchen to the basement.  Daniel, Meg and Claire will be living with us awhile, and it seemed helpful to equip the space for them.

We are happy with the results!

Saturday, August 20, 2016

Boise Slideshow



Andrea put together a fabulous slideshow of our family reunion on Boise. We had all of our children and their families with us, as well as my Mom and Craig.  We had such a wonderful time.  Click on the 2 1/2 minute slideshow here and enjoy!

Sunday, May 15, 2016

Grow Strong!


Grow Strong! has been released by Free Spirit Publishing.  It is the eighth book of the series, "Being the Best Me".  I am pleased with how it turned out, and hope that many children are able to use it.

Monday, April 25, 2016

Daniel graduates from BYU

   Dave and I flew out to Salt Lake City for Daniel's graduation from BYU in Statistics.


We visited with Dan, Meg and Claire at their apartment.  Julia and Matt also live in Provo.


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This was the Commencement ceremony on April 21 with all the graduates
in the Marriott Center on campus



 I was glad my Mom was also able to come up from Southern Utah to be with us.







                                                         Yay, Daniel!
                               Graduating from this great university is a 'bridge to their future'.




                                      Dan's official pic in front of the Brigham Young statue.


The next day, April 22, was Convocations in the respective colleges.
Dan receiving his diploma.



       Father and son BYU graduates.


                                              








   Mother and son BYU graduates.  
                     
   I was very honored to be the recipient of Dan's white 'Stole of Gratitude'

                        Dan and Meg- BYU students together.  Meg graduates in August.



After graduation, Dan gave us a tour of campus and where he studied.  


Lunch in town.  Claire's first time in a booster seat.


We bowled on campus, watched a BYU Baseball game that evening
and enjoyed the feelings of relief,  joy and pride in Dan's important accomplishment, and of being together with our family.


The proud parents