Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Riley's Shoes

i noticed that riley has quite colorful shoes...

the brighter the better...

he loves them all!
(katie likes to think she has influenced him)

90 Years Woo Hoo!

Today is my dad's 90th Birthday.
"Live the gospel as conspicuously as you can. Keep the covenants your children know you have made. Give priesthood blessings. And bear your testimony! Don’t just assume your children will somehow get the drift of your beliefs on their own. The prophet Nephi said near the end of his life that they had written their record of Christ and preserved their convictions regarding His gospel in order ‘to persuade our children … that our children may know … [and believe] the right way’"
( 2 Ne. 25:23, 26, 28).”
This is a great quote of my dad's life.
We have all known how he has felt about the church.
He has always been concerned about his children.
He has the theme No Empty Chairs
and he wants to make sure all his posterity is in the Celestial Kingdom with him.
He is always teaching his family,
today for his 90th Birthday he has sent us all a three page email teaching us the gospel.
It is amazing he is 90 and blind but he remembers all the family names.
He loves to hear about his grandchildren and great grandchildren.
If I don't call to read Sam's email fast enough, he is calling me to see how the letter was.
He has been an inspiration my whole life, he is very dedicated to the Gospel.
His family is very important him, he has spent lots of money on reunions.
We used to all go to Sun Valley, the Beach or other fun places together.
Then the family just got too big. (14 children, 86 granchildren, 144 great grandchildren)
So now every other year he takes all his children and spouses on a cruise together.
We have a wonderful time.
When it comes down to the important things in life,
Family really is it!
Love you Dad, Happy Birthday!

Friday, February 19, 2010

6 months - Woo Hoo!

It was 6 months ago to the day...
that we took this cute boy to the MTC!
We are 1/4th done.

I think I am going to make it!
I love his letters and emails
I love it when he sends pictures
Basically I love that boy!
I love that he chose to serve a mission.
He is loving mission life in Florida
What a blessing!

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

The Birthday Boy....

It is this cute boy's birthday today!
He is the Joy of my life.

More Sadie's Pics

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Valentine's project with Riley

Katie sent us the idea from here.
We did not have old broken crayons, but new crayons worked just fine.
It was fun and I thought they were cute.

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Sunday, February 7, 2010


Riley & Missy