Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Denver weekend

As Steve would say...we visited two holy temples this past weekend...The Denver, Colorado temple and the Broncos stadium! Ha!
My beautiful sister-in-law went through the temple for herself this past weekend. I had the incredible honor to be her escort. It was such an amazing experience.
I thought I was going to be able to hold it together until the sweet little temple worker that was helping her started crying. She relayed to me that she felt the spirit so strongly with Sandi and that she must be a really special person. Sandi is really special. She has been through a lot this past year and she has totally turned to the Lord to be her rock. She is such an example!

Me and my man
The second part of our weekend was continuing the celebration of Caleb's 12th birthday. He received Broncos tickets as a present. Caleb, Grandpa, Steve and Darin attended the game. The day could not have turned out better for them.
Caleb entered this sign in a contest and he won out of 20 other people who were on stage!!! He won an $80 Broncos sweatshirt...and you better believe when we got back in to town he did all his laundry on his own. You may ask why? Because he wanted to wash his sweatshirt. Thank you Broncos!!!
Then Caleb experienced his first plane ride! It was so much fun to experience that with him. Our flight left really late and Caleb was pooped. About 20 minutes in to the flight he was out like a light!

Thursday, September 17, 2009

A must see!!

A friend of mine created this boutique several years ago. It is so much fun!! It is this weekend in Daybreak! Don't miss it!!!

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

We are not ready for this!!!

Caleb has been loving being an "older" kid. He has taken on the priesthood with incredible maturity. He is also loving going to Mutual every week.

Last night they had a skate night. He got home about 9:15pm. The little kids were in bed and that gave he, Steve and I a chance to talk about his night. He told us what they ate, who was there, how much his skates cost and then...........................................he mentions the couples skate. Oh yes THE COUPLES SKATE! Apparently Hannah asked him to take her on the couples skate and they HELD HANDS WHILE THEY SKATED.


Steve and I acted totally cool when he was telling us. I even told him how proud I was of him for making Hannah feel like a million bucks. But the minute he walked up the stairs Steve and I about fell on the floor!!! Are we ready for this next phase in Caleb's life???? Is it normal and ok for 12 year olds to be holding hands in mutual???

Sunday, September 6, 2009

Caleb's big day

We had a very special day today. Caleb turned twelve years old!!! He received the Aaronic priesthood today in church. Grandpa came to church with us (gma is out of town) and The Johnsons joined us as well.
We have noticed such a change in Caleb over the past few months. He has gained a maturity that we are so proud of. He has been so excited to join the Young Mens. It was so touching today to see his primary president cry as he left for deacon's quorum. Caleb is such a well liked guy. He is easy going, brilliant, kind and handsome. He works hard to excel in all that he takes on. He recently was even invited to attend an adult karate class. We are so proud of him and who he is! He is a wonderful example to his brother and sister.

We missed Alexa today. The poor girl has the flu! She was able to stay at her moms while we went to church.

Friday, September 4, 2009

Whats on my mind

A few thoughts that have been running through my head lately.........

Life is all about timing... the unreachable becomes reachable, the unavailable become available, the unattainable... attainable. Have the patience, wait it out It's all about timing.” Sara Charter

"Discipleship is a journey. We need the refining lessons of the journey to craft our character and purify our hearts. By patiently walking in the path of discipleship, we demonstrate to ourselves the measure of our faith and our willingness to accept God’s will rather than ours." Deiter Uchtdorf