Sunday, June 22, 2008

Happy 90th Birthday Grammy!

Wow, it's hard to believe that 90 years ago today, my grandmother was born. I've seen the house she was born in in Salem, New Hampshire, and unfortunately the church she was married in has been torn down. She has seen so many things in her lifetime and I'm so thankful that we stil have her with us. I only wish she didn't live so far away. She lives in New Hampshire and I only see her every six months or so. It's not enough. Today she had her first birthday party; she didn't even have one as a child. I've attached a few pictures of her that I love. It's so fun to look at family history.
This was my grammy in 3rd grade in 1926

This is her with her father and sister in 1930.

Grammy in her 1st fur coat. Boy she thinks she's hot stuff!

This is September 7, 1936, when she and my grandfather were dating.

In 1978, My Great grandmother had a picture taken with her three daughters. the two ladies in the front row have passed away. My grandmother is the top right.

This is my grammy and grampy in 1988. My grandfather passed away in 1995.

I have more current pictures of her as well, but they're not with me. It's been great celebrating the life of this amazing woman. We've already planned her 100th birthday party for Vegas, but she's not sure if she'll make it.

Sunday, June 15, 2008

Happy Anniversary!

Happy Anniversary! It's amazing that we've made it to year number seven already. Time flies! In the time we've been together we've seen and done many things. We started our marriage with nothing but electronics and a sweet little iguana. As time passed. . .

We've moved together - Taylorsville, Salt Lake, Riverton, and Herriman

We've traveled together - California, Wyoming, Arizona, Nevada, Montana, Russia, Armenia, and soon New Hampshire, Maine and Massachusetts.

We've purchased things together - we're on our 4th car together.

We've parented together - Kyson and Komodo.

We've helped each other grieve - Kris has lost a father, and I've lost a brother and a grandmother.

We've learned to appreciate each other - We spent 5 months apart while I was in school in Italy.

We've supported one another, held one another, and helped one another. It's been an amazing 7 years and I wouldn't trade the ups or the downs because of the things we've learned and the ways we've grown because of one another. Thank you Kris, for being such a wonderful husband and father. I look forward to the next 7 years.

Saturday, June 14, 2008

The Blessings of the Temple

Today we had the privilege of seeing our nephew, Colin, sealed to his parents at the Bountiful temple. This is the third little baby they've been sealed to and I love watching it and being a part of it. Avery and Blake were the witnesses for this sealing and it was so fun to see the entire family at the alter together being sealed for time and all eternity. I got a little teary-eyed seeing the whole thing. Kris' brother has a such a beautiful family.

On a very different note, Kyson has a new "game" that he likes to play. It's called, jumping over daddy. When Kris lies down, Kyson crawls over him as if he was not even there. At times he gets a little excited and literally jumps over him, clearing him. One time he landed on his head and scared Kris. But he was just fine.

Monday, June 2, 2008

Using the Force

A week ago, Kris and I had the privilege of going to Kris' brother's for dinner. It was nice to be able to spend time with them considering we don't see them as much as we'd like. Rusty has taught his children to be Star Wars fanatics and so Kyson had the opportunity to join in. Avery and Blake love to play with their light sabers and "use the force." It's cute to watch.

Not only has Kyson used the force with his cousins, but he uses brute force with his new toybox. He pulls whatever he can out of that thing and it's bigger than him, so it stores a lot. He also has a new-found love of books, and grunts as he flips through the pages. He is just as happy as can be. My mother gave him a large toybox for his birthday and it's been such a great help with all the toys he has. He loves to pull all of his trucks and books off the shelf and scatter them all over the house. Oh I love having a baby that can make messes, but is too little to clean up after themselves.