Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Like Father, Like Son

So the other day Logan handed this note to Jeff and then left the room. It says - I accidently saw Fourarms and Heatblast (Ben10 toys we had gotten him and were saving for his birthday). Jeff said he used to be shy like that. He remembers one time when he went to Thatcher after being away for a while and wanted to show his friend his new GI Joe action figure. To "break the ice" he wrote him a note, put it in the door, rang the bell, and left. He then came back a few minutes later and asked his friend, "Did you get my note." And then things were just like he had never left Thatcher.
It is such a fun stage (other than the amount of paper Logan goes through in one day). I love him writing me notes. It's fun to read them and try to figure out what he is saying. He is such a sweet and thoughtful kid. He writes notes all the time like I love you mom, from Logan. It's great!

Monday, June 25, 2007

5 months and counting

Ashleigh is 5 months. They are so fun at this stage. She loves standing in her exersaucer. She tracks things around the room. She takes 1 long nap during the day and 2 shorter naps. She loves to be held upside down. She loves ice cream. She is starting to notice when we are eating food and wonders why she isn't eating with us. I think she is ready for cereal.

Flagstaff - Family Reunion

We had the opportunity to go to Flagstaff for a family reunion a couple of weeks ago. Jeff spent the first part of the week hiking Havasupi then we met up with him on Thursday. He had a very enjoyable time hiking, except for the hike out. We enjoyed the cooler evenings. This is a picture of us at the top of the Snowbowl lift. Ashleigh had had enough by this time. I think her ears were bothering her.

This is on our way down. She's all better now. She went everywhere with us. She is our most portable kid. She slept good away from home. She's so fun to take because she just goes with the flow.
We went to a deer farm about 25 miles west of Flag. We saw deer, reindeer, camels, llamas, goats, pigs, monkeys, and birds. Logan was his usual self getting right in there, Makenzie on the other hand had to be held by Aunt Marcie.
But she soon got over her fear and even pet the animals.

Tuesday, June 12, 2007


We went swimming at a friends house last week. Ashleigh loved it, although you can't tell by her face. She just kind of hung out. It was so relaxing it put her to sleep. Logan and Makenzie started getting their sea legs back. They were a little scared at first but did better the longer they swam.

Saturday, June 02, 2007

GIRLS' CAMP IS OVER ... and we all survived

I had the wonderful opportunity to go to girls' camp this week. This is a pictures of the girls in our ward - all 26 of them (all but one) came to camp. We had a great time. We spent 4 days in the woods and loved every minute of it. We have a great group of girls in the ward. It was exciting to see them interact and include one another. I absolutely love girls camp. It is such a unique and wonderful experience for the girls and their leaders to really get to know one another and feel of the spirit daily.

Thanks to my great husband for supporting me in my calling. I truly love him and don't know where I'd be without him. Thanks to my great mother-n-law who supported my husband by coming to stay with my family when I was gone. Her willingness to help made me feel more at ease as I was away from them, in fact I didn't cry over missing them until last night. Thanks to my children for being so great and easy going. They are good to always go with the flow. Thanks to friends and family who helped mine by entertaining my children or calling to check up on them and Jeff.

I am so happy to have had this experience. It was great!