Monday, January 11, 2010

Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs for Max!

For Maddux's birthday party, we watched Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs and had a spaghetti dinner. The kids all loved it, and I thought it was a pretty easy birthday party to throw! Love that! This picture above is a picture of Maddux with two of her best friends the Fillmore girls. The Fillmores adopted Whitney from Ghana about 6 months ago, and she has been a wonderful addition in this neighborhood, we all love both Taylor and Whitney!

Sunday, January 10, 2010

The fun continues...

To celebrate the sealing, the family had a dinner and the cousins all ran around and played. Of course, mom who always thinks ahead, brought activities and coloring books, and balloons for the kids. The girl cousins got a little carried away.

The next day we all went to the rec center where Kaysha works, and played basketball, volleyball, swam, and were spoiled by Kaysha! We had so much fun! That night was New Year's Eve and the kids always have fun banging pots and pans at mom's.
Friday, the boys went shooting and the girls went shopping. We all went to the movies, to dinner, and just played.
Saturday was Casey's birthday. Our friends and neighbors Tyler and Renee Holland were also down for the weekend, so Casey and Tyler and Brady Flygare went golfing, and Renee and I took our kids miniature golfing and swimming. Ryllie is also friends with their daughter Kylee, they are even in the same school class. Nora's baptism was on Saturday night. The baptism was so sweet and special, and I am always inspired at what Kaysha has done with her life and with her kids as a single mother.

Here are a few pictures of our fun weekend!

A Weekend Full of Special Events!

Our family went down to St.George over New Year's Weekend, and were able to celebrate so many special events! Maddux had her 6th birthday, Casey had his 32nd birthday, Nora was baptized, and my parents were sealed after over 20 years of being married! They were sealed in the St.George temple on their wedding anniversary! It was such special day for our family, and several of my brothers and sisters and aunts and uncles made the drive down in horrible weather conditions just to be there for the day. Here are a few pics at the temple (we are missing Grant & Karen in the pictures, they had to leave right after).