Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Oct-Dec. 2010

The last few months of 2010 has been busy for our family!

Here is some fun pictures to review. Jarrett played Jr. hoopsters for the first time and loved it!
We had a kitty, gnome, eskimo, and skeleton at our house on halloween.

Aileena turned 9 on Nov. 4th. and Nathan turned 12 on Nov. 11th.
Nathan played Flag Football again and his team won every single game!

We got a little snow and went sledding.

My sister and her family moved up to whidbey Island from Utah.
Which means more cousins to have fun times with.

Nathan played volleyball.

Patrick turned 38 and we celebrated with dinner at the Space Needle.

We got a new puppy her name is Whidbey. She's from Whidbey Island.

Santa visited us!

There's alot of love and fun in our home.

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

The end of 2010!

2010 has been a long and stressful year for my family and I! But at the same time never ending blessings and love. In the last 15 years since Patrick and I have been married, I didn't have a primary care Doc. Because I was never sick. Until Sept 2010 Strep throat, cold and cough for 4 weeks, and then strep throat again, followed by a stomach bug. I have learned that I need to step back and slow down. I was making myself sick with worry and stress. I have also learned there are somethings that can wait or are not that important. Which has been hard for me since I like to be in control of everything! Going through Aileena's prognoses, surgery, recovery, radiation, and recovery, has taught me there are some things that are not in my control and I need to have hope and faith know my Heavenly Father loves us and knows what's best for us.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Chase is 2!

Chase turned 2 on 9/9/10 we celebrated with birthday gifts in bed. Chase got his favorite, cars and trucks. He is not a baby anymore which makes me sad, but he still needs his mommy and loves to snuggle. He is one jolly kid he laughs and smiles all the time. But definitely has his more serious moments. His best friend is Kokanee he sits and lays next to her all the time. He also loves his brothers and sisters of course. Chase has turned into there little play toy and he doesn't mind at all.

He is a great sleeper. And a great talker with quite a few words. His new word right now is Look! When he sees something interesting he let's Ella know. " Ella Look!" For being the baby of the family I thought he would want my attention more, However he is actually a really independent little boy. He is one of our more accident prone children: Swallowed Nickel, Pencil stab in the forehead, Burn on foot from the lawn mower, Big toe nail falling off, and there probably is some other things I'm blocking from memory.

We love our Chasey. And are so blessed to have him in our family.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Jarrett's 7th Birthday July 31st

Jarrett got to celebrate his birthday twice this year once with friends and then with family.

On July 24th Jarrett and some of his good buddies went to see Despicable Me and then came back for pizza, presents, and huge cupcakes!

On the morning of Jarrett's actual birthday the 31st we started with presents in our bed. Which has been a fun new tradition because who wants to wait all day for their presents anyway?

Later in the evening cake, brownies, and ice cream sundaes with family. It was a good day for our silly but always sweet boy. ( He still tells me I'm beautiful and he loves me:)


Patrick, Chase, and I all went to Chicago in June. We were really impressed with the Windy City.
It was clean with lots of flowers no graffitti and it didn't smell bad! The people were polite as well. We went to the museum.

We took a boat tour around the city on the river.

We went to Navy Pier which is on the far right of the picture.

We went to the aquarium. And ate lots of good food. It was a great trip. I couldn't include a picture of Patrick because there wasn't any! He takes such great pictures.

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Ella is 4!

Ella turned 4 an May 23rd. She has grown into such a sweet caring little girl. She gives just about every family prayer and gets upset if someone else takes a turn. She is a great example to her brothers and sister. She still tells me I'm beautiful all the time (she loves to hear she is too). She ends all her sentences "right mommy?" And she loves to visit us in the middle of the night and snuggle in bed between us. I let her because before you know it she will be too old to need her mommy! I love my Ella Bella!

Monday, May 17, 2010

15th anniversary

When Patrick and I got married I got to put my wedding dress on 3 times. Here we are at the Bountiful Utah Temple where we were sealed May 15, 1995 I was 20 years old and Patrick was 23.

We flew to New Jersey the next day and had a ring ceremony and reception
at a good friend's home.
And finally 2 weeks after we were married we had an open house in Washington were we now live.