We celebrated M's11th birthday in Oregon. She had a lot of fun. Her "aunts" gave her some money to go on a shopping spree with her big cousin Emma. They had a lot of fun together, and got some really cute stuff. That evening we had a family dinner, opened gifts, and had cake. I can't believe how fast she is growing up. She is such a sweet girl and is always looking out for others. I feel blessed to be her mother. She is an amazing daughter!
I went to the temple yesterday, and it was wonderful. It was so peaceful and renewing. I love that I can go to any temple and feel loved by the people there and to be able to bring myself closer to the Lord. What a wonderful place to be!
J really wanted to drive, so she got a small turn.
S also got a turn at the wheel.
Emma and J on the tube.
Jared with Josh and T!
Chillin' on the boat with Aaron.
We had tons of fun on the boat today. We did a lot of tube runs in many different combinations. Jared and I went out together. I was a little nervous at first, I always get that way, but it ended up being a blast! We went a couple times, and then let the kids go and go and go!
We had a very nice Sunday. Everyone went to Justin & Tiffany's house for dinner.
All the kiddos sat outside in different areas all over the backyard. These 3 boys have been getting along so nicely. It's been fun spending time with all our "Oregon" cousins.
The "big" kids.
The "smaller" kids.
Before we went to the dinner we spent a few peaceful areas at home after church. The Bishop (Damian) had asked everyone to go home and right a letter. We chose to write to Grandma and Papa. I was surprised at how much they enjoyed this. Maybe we need to write more often.
S spent some time playing all by himself. He has always enjoyed a little personal quiet time. I think it's good for him. He has so much energy all the time, and I think this is a way for hime to relax and unwind. I think I need a little more personal quiet time for myself!
These two cuties played house upstairs for a long time.
Sarah and Ben writing their letter. I love Ben, he is such a sweet, cute little guy!
The kids have really enjoyed making friendship bracelets. they have quite a few made and there is always string all over the house. Everyone seems to be getting along and having a great time. I only wish my sweet hubby was able to come with us. Darn work!
I am a SAHM to 2 beautiful girls and 2 handsome boys, wife of an amazing man, daughter, sister, aunt, and friend. I love scrapbooking, dancing, reading, and trying new things. I feel so blessed to have the life I have.