Friday, February 12, 2010

Temple Worship

Erica and I made a goal two months ago to find a way to attend the temple each and every week. This goal has turned into a reality thanks to help from lovely babysitters such as Alyssa, Britt, Jana, Jared, Joan, Kris and others who have been kind enough to allow us this luxury. I must say that it is truly an amazing experience and even if your lives are extremely hecktic, there is no better way to strengthen your life and your marriage than to attend the House of the Lord. For those who haven't been or don't make it a regular occurrence, I would ask yourself, "why don't I go." Let us know if you would like to join the babysitting list, our boys are fun to watch!!

Random thoughts that make you say "Really!"

So I was on KSL tonight reading about local news and came across this article about the distribution of the movie called "8: The Mormon Proposition" and had to just stop and say REALLY!! I understand the arguments on both sides of the question and found it interesting the lengths that people go to after the decision has been made BY THE VOICE OF THE PEOPLE. I sure hope this movie brings about good discussion on ways to keep marriage between a man and a woman while allowing all the same 'legal rights' for those that choose another path. Yet, it is obvious with a slim vote of 52% yes to 48 % no, that we are getting even closer to the last days!! (take a moment to look up Mosiah 29:26-27)

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Jaxon is 1

For Jaxon's bday, he got to enjoy a nice set of balloon cakes made by Erica. Don't they look great?

We decided to let Jaxon have his own to do with as he pleased.

At first, Jaxon was very hesitant and not sure if this was something he should be doing.

Then after he got a taste he decided to just jump right in and enjoy.

As you can see, he became a messy little boy by the end but it was so fun to watch him! How crazy it is to think that he is now already a year old!


Christmas has come and gone and here are a few of the things that were memorable about this year.

Here is a great link to Jaxon and Blake doing some dancing to the famous dancing Santa at Grandma Joan's house. Jaxon loves music and seems to always do circles or shake his arms when he enjoys the beat. One of his favorite parts of Christmas was to play with a gift box that my mom received that had a gift card in it. When the box was opened, it played the song "I'm so excited" by the Pointer Sisters and Jaxon loved dancing to that tune.

So, the biggest surprise came when the last present was brought out by my brother Corey. This was a huge box and I had no idea what it was. I expected it to be something with another box inside and another inside that one and so on until I opened something small. But no, it was a 32" Vizio LCD TV!! For one of the first times in the lives of my mother and siblings, they saw me completely speechless! I didn't know what to say and still cannot believe he got us the TV.

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Christmas Letter

Yet another year has passed and here is our family Christmas letter. Hope you enjoy. Click on the picture to read the letter.