>> Thursday, February 12, 2009

So I only have a few good excuses for not blogging. So I am going to do one long post, and then consider myself caught up, and start new. With all the photography i have been doing I bogged down my computer until it was at a snail's pace. So for my birthday My sweet husband got me an "MY BOOK" External hard drive. So I have been transferring pictures to that which is making my computer a little faster. Now we just need to update our computer so that my programs aren't bogging it down, but at least it is usable. I have been having so much fun playing with my camera and trying new things so I have been attached to my camera lately.

We had so many birthdays in November and December that it felt never ending with Christmas, and our anniversary that we never celebrate in December because of all the other stuff we have going on. I also got creative this year, and we did mostly pictures for the families, and we had fun with that. here is the christmas present we did for NANA
(the boys almost blew it, but we managed to keep it a secret)

Also the BEST news yet. Me and Tyler finished our Temple classes. We haven't set a date yet, but it is in the working. We have both worked really hard, and both had our struggles, but it feels good to be back and strong. I have learned so much, and I wouldn't change anything, because I feel that it has made me a better person.

More good news Chance got his call to Brazil, and left January 20th for the MTC or as they say it CTM in Brazil. Then in a couple of months he will then go to the South Porto Alegre Mission. We are so proud of him, and he has helped make our lives better, and what a GREAT example he is to my three little boys. Here are some pictures we took before he left. The one with him and all the Boys we did for Nana's birthday!

We then had my Great Grandma's Funeral. She had always told us that she was going to die on her birthday, and she was close, she died on January 15th and her 102 birthday would have been on the 16th of January. She was a marvelous person, and has been waiting 13 years to be reunited with her husband. I loved my great grandmother and grandfather they were inspirations to me. She did so much for her family, church and friends and was a very talented lady. I had the opportunity to use a paper I wrote for her when I was in 7th grade as her obituary, and that meant a lot to me. I loved them so much and I can't wait to see them again. I unfortunately didn't get all of my grandmother talents, but I did take after my grandfather who was a photographer. I only hope that some day I can be as good as he was.

We had lots of fun snow days this year, and so here are a few of the boys enjoying the snow.

You would think that things would slow down when you kids start school...Well, NEWS FLASH it seems to only get busier. It seems I have less time in the day after I take the kids to school, run all my errands, pick them up from school (kindergarten with two more years to go) do homework, read books, bath and bedtime(that doesn't include all the normal stuff lunch, dinner, breakfast, bath etc). So then you add all the extra things like, volunteering at the school, being a room mom, going to meetings. So then starts the sports...Kayden soccer in the spring, fall and winter, Softball in the summer, football in the summer-fall, and then who knows when basketball starts. I thought they were hard young...I think I take that back becuase I do more running around then I ever have
Ok I am going to consider myself caught up, and I will try to update more often and not get behind!


Savanna February 12, 2009 at 4:31 PM  

I'm glad you are back. Thank you so much for the paintings again. That is great that you are taking temple prep classes! Good for you. It sounds and looks like you have been very busy. I love the gift you made for Nana!

Becky Anderson February 12, 2009 at 8:14 PM  

I am glad that you are back! I was starting to worry :) Sounds like things have been crazy! I agree with you that things get busier the older they get, but I was really looking forward to kindergarten to slow things down. Thanks for the warning! Thanks for the actions. I will have to try them out! Look forward to seeing your photography. And congrats on the temple. It is well worth it in the blessings that it brings :)

The Happy Holladay's February 12, 2009 at 10:56 PM  

Hey girl I wasn't on yesterday when you IM'd me my computer turns it on and off all the time! I'm glad your back too! I was worried. We are moving to West Point NY. I'm so excited to move out of Germany and be back in the US of A!(little inside joke for us germany girls) I love your pictures!

Heatherbelle February 13, 2009 at 2:12 PM  

I'm so glad you're back! I was worried you were sick or aving trouble with your back again! Glad you are doing good! Your boys just keep getting cuter! I love the Nana picture!

Laura February 23, 2009 at 10:47 PM  

It's looking good! Adorable pictures of the kids. Sorry we didn't get to meet up last time I was in Brigham City-hopefully you're feeling better!