Brent, Amy, Matt, Michael,Ellie, Brandon

Friday, October 22, 2010

We have had a great summer. It was way way too short. The kids our growing up so fast. Brandon is a dating machine. He is a junior in High School and will be off and gone on a mission before we know it. Matthew got baptized and it's been wonderful to see the difference it's made on him. Ellie continues to blossom, she is our sweetheart. Michael makes us laugh, we love the 4yr old uncensored attitude towards life, for example, on the way home from church, he is in the back seat and yells, "I call to be the first one to get naked!"

We are Vikings!

To contrast Ellie's tea party, Matthew had a Viking party. The kids loved the How to Train your Dragon movie so it was our inspiration. They shot arrows, had an epic water balloon fight, and killed a dragon, lots of destruction and mayhem.

A perfect day

Matthew turned 8 this year. He wanted Brandon to baptize him, Dad to confirm him and me to give a talk. He got his way. It was a very special day, but maybe not to Michael...he was not happy about getting dressed up in church clothes on a Saturday. Thank you to all of our family that came, especially Ben and Mauvia who literally drove through the night and then Mauvia and Zoe performed a beautiful muscial number. Thank you, we love you.

A beautiful day

We went to General Conference, well we just stayed on the Temple grounds and listened to Sunday's session. It was a lot of fun. Brent was teasing that I was trying to get our picture in the Ensign, I told him I didn't think that was very funny. What was funny was coming home and finding a picture of Michael pointing at Angel Moroni in The Scroll (BYU-I's newspaper)

Happy Halloween

Our ward Halloween carnival is always a huge deal with the youth providing the activities, like golfing, bowling, fishing..nail painting. For the first time I think ever, the whole family dressed up, I thought Brent was a good the way he is DJ Lance from Yo Gabba Gabba, a kid show.

Let's go for a ride!

Ellie's Halloween costume was so cute we had Jess (cousin) take some fun pictures. Ellie loves horses and was excited to finally get the chance to ride. The other cute girl is Annie, she is our bishop's daughter and Ellie adores her.