Thursday, July 8, 2010

Jairus Runs

Bear Lake Marathon June 12th

Nana Grace meets Charlie Bryner

june 11

School Gifts

for teachers and bus drivers

Piano Recital (May24)

Dancing Queen


hip hop face

Birthday Boy-Numero Seis (May 7)

notice the fiber in his pop tarts and the hat he didn't sleep in...
notice enthusiasm for hot dogs and laffy taffy's for class treats...
notice the leprechaun sucking up the sugar syrup...
notice the fun balloons, awkward posed smile, skateboard legolas on cake, and lone train toy on the floor...
notice the silly string fight and the defeated leprechaun in tears...oh, and the mess...
notice the repeat enthusiasm for all things spider man, especially relating to big boy gadgets like a camera...
notice the hot dad, and the book that says boogers...

Sisters Retreat (April30-May2)

. St. George. Mama. Cheri. Tiffany. Sara. Emily. Eliza. Rachel. Charisa. Sadie. Cassie. Missed LaurieKae. Three Babies- Hazel, Charlie, Elliot. Garden Inn. Paul Mitchell School- Facials, Pedicures, Scalp Treatments. Spaghetti Factory- Breadsticks. Favorite Things- Nursing Pad Accessory, Caramel Apples, Pride and Prejudice Movie, Chocolate, Music Mixes, More Chocolate, PJ's, Bags, See's, Caramels, Candy, Healthy Loot, Ghiradelli, Notepad, Sharpie Pen, Quotes, Fiber Bar, Lip Gloss, Cookies. Devotionals. Talking. Walking. Iron Man. Cafe Rio. Nielsen's Frozen Custard. Houses, Temple, Park. Parking Lot Dance Party. Shopping- Outlet Stores, TJMaxx, Target. Japanese Restaurant. Hormones. Laughing. Zion National Park. Flute Playing. Oscars Cafe.

"I believe in being strong when everything seems to be going wrong.  I believe that happy girls are the prettiest girls.  I believe that tomorrow is another day, and I believe in miracles."
-Audrey Hepburn

Sunday, July 4, 2010

I'm a Yankee Doodle Dandy

Coming of Age

Our little fuzzy headed baby that use to peek over the crib bumper in our small heritage halls dorm at BYU is all grown.  She is leaving the kiddie pool of Primary and heading for the big water slides with grown up Young Women ages 12-18... I can't believe this day has already come!  Her first girls camp in two weeks, Junior High in a few more weeks... I can barely keep up with her growth spurts, and lovely mood changes, but she is developing far more gracefully then I ever did.
dad and I are so amazed at the awesome young woman you have become.  We are proud of the way you carry yourself so beautifully.  We know becoming a teenager is full of awkwardness, but as you grow into your skin and figure out who you are, you will someday realize our great love for you, as well as the love God has for you.  Your little brothers all adore you!  What a fantastic wife and mother you will be someday with all the practice you get helping around the house... and as I type this and Tade is marching around with a poopy diaper behind me to the beat of a Beastie Boys song, my heart is full (and so is my nose) knowing that you are my number one lady always rising to whatever is expected of you... whether that means changing a yucky diaper, indulging your crazy mother as she busts a move to a nerdy song, or just being the bigger person in a quarrel.  You are so special to us, and all the talents you have developed and superb character traits like integrity, modesty, and kindness that you possess will bring you to be the best person you can be today and tomorrow.

Addy shared the evening of her birthday with the 4th of July celebrations (the fireworks were all for you girl!), but earlier in the day after she had breakfast in bed and opened some presents, she wanted to take a picnic to the river and walk the dogs.  It was a terrific day spent with our family!

Wanna hear something funny about Addy?
Apparently EVERYONE her age has a cell phone.  She has been begging us for one for quite some time now, and much to her chagrine, I always reply with " Well, if everyone has one then you have plenty to choose from if you need to call me."  She doesn't think that's funny.  But she is so super smart and savvy that she conducts surveys through her email to gather information in support for the speech she will present to influence her parent to do what she wants.  She sent this cute little question out to everyone a few weeks ago... 
The results were mixed.  Of course all her friends answered back that the definite age should be 12... but thankfully the adults came in with higher numbers... although some of you (and you know who you are) were not high enough thank you very much.  I'm obviously trying to hold out as long as I can in all my old fashioned glory... to me there is nothing more obnoxious than a teenager glued to their cell phone... is it really necessary to text your homie that you just sneezed?
So needless to say,
there was many a discussion and debate over this subject,
but then we received an email that was very official and serious...

Her only blunder...
not noticing that it said "Create a Graph" along the top...
I sooo would have been convinced that this very fancy pie chart came directly from the government.
I love you to the moon Addy, but you will not be getting a cell phone for as long as I can help it. 
In my day...
oh never mind.
Please leave a piece of advice for a teenager in the comments section for Addy.