Friday, August 28, 2009

The Two Dollar Suit....

I don't know what it is about The Senior Center but my boys LOVE to shop there. This is Easton's new purchase--the two dollar suit. Quinn went off on his mission with ties from The Senior Center and graduated from Seminary in his two dollar suit. Jordan loved to wear them whenever he thought I would want him to the least.... I have to admit I think Easton looks pretty cute in his. When is the next Stake dance??

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

We're so EXCITED.....

It's a new season, with new uniforms, and new captains, and new lieutenants, some new girls and new routines. We are all pretty excited about it!!!

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Motherhood--- a joy and a blessing.

Danielle then...

Danielle now.....

"Motherhood is the greatest potential influence either for good or ill in human life. She who can paint a masterpiece or write a book that will influence millions deserves the admiration and the plaudits of mankind; but she who rears successfully a family of healthy, beautiful sons and daughters, whose influence will be felt through generations to come, whose imortal souls will exert an influence throughout the ages long after paintings shall have faded, and books and statues shall have decayed or shall have been destroyed, deserves the highest honor that man can give."

David O. McKay

Danielle love's being a mother and I am so proud of her. She is doing such a great job. Emree is one lucky little girl.

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Another Day in Paradise...

Last weekend my adorable niece Libby got married in the Columbia River Temple for time and all eternity. She asked Danielle to be a bridesmaid. Not that we really need an excuse but sounded like a wonderful time to have our family all together. We even had my mom here. It was a wonderful day and I am so happy for David and Liberty. They are a cute couple. Something I always tell the newlyweds, 'Life only gets better from here....' and I truly believe it.

Monday, August 17, 2009


I think our family maybe slightly obsessed with height. The boys love basketball and every inch helps when you play hoops. We do lots of things when the boys are all together that short people probably don't do. We keep track of their height on the wall in the pantry. Who is the tallest person to ever visit the house? Richard. We measure their arms. (It's important to know if your arms are longer than your body--will you have an advantage at the rebound?) By the way, I had the longest arm span in comparison to my body--yes, there is a reason my sleeves are always too short. We measure them against dad-no one is as tall yet... but my prediction is that Easton is going to beat his brothers. They jump and see if they can touch the 10 foot ceilings. Can they touch their elbows to the ceiling? It's an interesting event.... Is your family short or tall?

Friday, August 14, 2009

Just like the good 'ol days....

When the kids were young we used to LOVE going to the Aquatic Center. I would sit in the sun and sip frozen lemonade, read a good book, pick up a little suntan and the kids would play all day long in the water. Everyone was tired at night and we would all sleep good. They grew out of the Aquatic Center a long time ago and we haven't been back....but WE have a new generation now.

When the kids were all here last weekend we spent an afternoon at the Aquatic Center. Sure it happened to be cold, windy and cloudy that day....but we went anyways. WE stopped by the taco shop and got some food. WE floated in the lazy river. WE watched Jordan and Tyler surf (or fall).... It brought back some good memories. It was just like the good 'ol days.

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

What a Day....

Reid and I had an amazing opportunity last week to have dinner with Elder Bruce C. Hafen of the First Quorum of the Seventy. He came to Moses Lake to tour the Spokane Mission. We got to have dinner with him and his wife, the new Mission President, Elder Palmer and his wife and a few other couples. He is a man short in stature but tall in wisdom and spirit. It was a wonderful experience to sit and visit with him and listen and feel of his strength. His main advice was, "The Gospel has ALL the answers--if we'll just live it." How true is that?