Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Merry Christmas!

MERRY CHRISTMAS! We hope you have had a wonderful year.  Here’s what we have been up to:
January- Riley set off on his mission to Thailand, or at least to Provo to learn some Thai.
February- Katie & Jeremy celebrated their 3 year wedding anniversary cross-country skiing in New Hampshire.  Mike and Barb enjoyed the Mexico sun on a weeklong cruse. Mike had a birthday.
March- Jeremy turned 26 and Barb also had a birthday. Barb was diagnosed with Rheumatoid Arthritis. Sam skied about every weekend.
April- Mike & Barb celebrated their 27 years of marriage and they are still very much in love. Riley flew off to Thailand.
May- Katie finished her first year of grad school and Sam finished his first year at BYU.  Barb went to Boston for a week to check out the city. We talked to Riley on Mother’s Day!
June- Jeremy finished his first year of Dental School.  Barb started quilting like a mad woman. 
July- Sam turned 22.  Katie & Jeremy came to visit for three weeks- oh, the life of students! We spent some quality time at the ranch and went to the Heber Demolition Derby, always a favorite.  We also took Jeremy to his first rodeo.  He was very entertained.
August- We ventured to Yellowstone to see Old Faithful and lots of buffalo.  Riley turned 20.  The kids started school again.
September- Katie started her internship working with adults with eating disorders.  Mike, Barb, and Sam spent another weekend at the ranch.  Katie turned 24.
October- Barb & Mike went to Paris for a week.  Katie & Jeremy got called to serve in the Spanish branch and Katie doesn’t know any Spanish.
November- We spent Thanksgiving in Boston seeing the historical sites and had a fabulous time together.  Riley kept up the hard work in Thailand.
December- We are looking forward to talking to our favorite missionary on Christmas. We love celebrating Jesus Christ’s birth and the selfless life he lived.
May you all have a great year filled with lots of love and laughter!

Much LOVE- The  Family
(Mike, Barb, Katie, Jeremy, Sam, & Riley) 

Friday, December 14, 2012

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Town of Plymouth

Not really the huge rock we were expecting.
But a nice rock... 

 Mayflower II - A nice replica.
I have ten ancestors that came over on the Mayflower.

 William Bradford
My 9th Great Grandfather
 William Brewster
My 9th Great Grandfather 
on a different line.

It was a cute small  town.  We had fun finding our roots!

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

1st Day in Boston - Plimouth Plantation

 We started with breakfast at Tumble Inn Diner and then headed to Plimoth Plantation.

We loved Plimouth Plantation.  They had an Indian and a Pilgrim Village.  It is a fabulous living history museum.
It was a perfect outing the day before Thanksgiving.

Sam wanted a treat from the gift shop..."a souvenir", he requested...
some fudge.. we enjoyed!

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Happy Thanksgiving!

"I have found that, rather than dwelling on the negative, if we will 
take a step back and consider the blessings in our lives, including 
seemingly small, sometimes overlooked blessings, we can find 
greater happiness." -Thomas S. Monson

image from here

 Happy Thanksgiving!  We are in Boston checking
 out the sights having a fun time as a family.  
Enjoy your day, count your blessings, and 
remember to laugh.

Monday, November 19, 2012

Bradley Girls Retreat

This year the girls retreat ended up being all about Christmas Aprons.

We went to the fabric store and then made aprons, 
then we went back to the fabric store to make more aprons.
We had fun, good company, lots of laughing, good food, good shopping,
it was a great weekend.