Thursday, May 27, 2010

Two Graduates

We have two graduates in the family this year.

Zippy Z graduates from Kindergarten...

and Amazing A heads off to the Intermediate School.

I am feeling a bit overwhelmed. Where does the time go? It seems like both these beautful girls were only just babes in my arms.

Monday, May 24, 2010

Rosie Meets Daisy (and other introductions)

Wondering who Rosie and Daisy are? They are the names that Zoe and her cousin Dryden wanted to name their new baby sisters!

We went up north this last weekend, and had the chance to meet our new little cousin. In all actuality, little Adrie is just about as big as little Genevieve! But that isn't such a surprise since her parents are much taller than miss g-veous' parents.

While the two little ones were getting to know one another, the bigger children were meeting some other new little ones...

  Dryden and Emory got two bunnies before Adrie arrived, and I have not heard about much else. Zoe in particular has been talking nonstop about the bunnies. And about getting some for our own family.

I must say...they are super cute...and Rosie and Daisy would make good bunny names.

(kasey, my sister, called me this morning to tell me that one of the bunnies died during the night. they got a new brown one just this evening to replace it.)

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

A Blessing

Sunday was a special day for our family... my brother reporting his mission, Mother's Day, and Genevieve's blessing...
Already this little girl has been a blessing to our lives. Her arrival into our family was no coincidence or accident. She came precisely when she was supposed to...a blessed and happy event after the passing of our grammy.

For me, her birth has been another affirmation and testimony of the plan and purpose of Life. For her dad, maybe a tender mercy from a loving, Heavenly Father.

Genevieve Kristien is named for both her father and her mother. And our hope is that she will have the very best qualities from both of us. This world is made fresh and new again because she was born. And we hope that she will continue to bless it as she lives and grows.

p.s. my sister had her baby girl very early tuesday morning. her name is aidry vivien. we are looking forward to meeting this new little cousin.

Friday, May 7, 2010

The Elder Returns

My little brother Tyler just returned from his mission to North Carolina!

{pictures taken by my dad}
For those unable to attend...(Kasey & Co.)... Here you go:

Monday, May 3, 2010

Paper Airplane

When Isaac was little I checked a book out from the library on how to make paper airplanes. I never imagined that those ariplanes would become a such a part of our lives! Isaac still likes paper airplanes. Although now he can make his own. Right now, it's Asher's turn.

I know how to make two basic airplanes. I'm going to share my favorite one.
See that last picture? He crumpled it up in the time it took me to change a load of laundry from the washer to the dryer.