Saturday, April 30, 2011


Just found these pictures from Easter on my camera.
We had a great time coloring eggs
and spent over 2 hours and
colored over 6 dozen eggs

Jared and Kamryn
putting stickers on
their colored eggs

some of our colored eggs

Jared with one of his egg buddies

Jared all dressed up for Easter Sunday

Kamryn in her new Easter dress

My cute kids

All of my kids dressed up for Easter

Monday, April 25, 2011

Great Getaway

Paul and I at the Washington DC Temple.
We took his dad back east
so that we could attend Jess's wedding.
She is Paul's brother's oldest daughter.
It was a beautiful wedding in a very beautiful place.

While we were there we did a little sightseeing.
We were in DC five years ago with our family and somehow
missed going to the Jefferson Memorial.
We decided it is one of our favorites.
FYI - did you know that Jefferson looks
directly on the White House
(there is even a path cut out of the trees
so his view is not blocked)
so he can keep his eye
on the president.

Me at the Lincoln Memorial

Paul in front of Lincoln's memorial

Me in front of the Korean War Memorial
To me, this memorial is one of the most striking.

Me with the Washington Monument in the background

It looks like I was the only one on this getaway.

Me again, with the soldiers fighting in Korea

Me with FDR
Unfortunately my camera died right after this picture was taken
and I had forgotten
to pack my charger :(
We somehow totally missed this memorial too.
We'd never even heard of it until this visit out I noticed it on the map.
Its an amazing tribute.

Paul and I had such a great time together on this trip. We also drove to Mt Vernon and went to the extension of the Air and Space Museum by Dulles airport. Its amazing how much you can get in during 24 hours. The rest of the trip was spent with Paul's brother's family who live outside of Philadelphia. We enjoyed hanging out with them and going to the wedding reception.

One of the most enjoyable things we did on this trip was read a book together. I started it on the plane and kept telling Paul about this amazing story. He was intrigued by this true story so we ended up reading it out loud while we were driving and then late at night in the hotel. We both highly recommend Unbroken.

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Jr Prom

Kristen showing off her fun shoes

what fun girls!

Justin and Bailey

The 2 fun couples
Justin, Kristen, Tiffany, Bailey

What a handsome couple!

Tuesday, April 05, 2011


In our family scripture reading tonight we had some irony that made us laugh.
Here is one of the verses that Justin read:

1 Corinthians 11:14
"Doth not even nature itself teach you, that, if a man have long hair, it is a shame unto him?"

WE could not stop laughing over that one.

Monday, April 04, 2011

She said YES!

The doorbell rang about 5:30 pm on Saturday and this is what Justin went out to find.
He'd asked a cute girl to Prom on Wed and this is how she answered him.
Luckily he saw all this before he had to leave
cuz it started raining and washed it all away.

This is what she wrote:
"Sigh no more
Little Lion Man
The winter winds blew me here
2 your cave
Here is all your answer