Thursday, December 26, 2013

Video Chatting with Riley & Katie and Jeremy

 Christmas Eve we chatted with all the kids
What fun.

Love that smile!

Riley has such great expressions.

Katie and Jeremy add so much excitement to our life!

Sam was giving Riley a tour of his ski's.

It is so wonderful to see my children interact and the fun they have together.
I am very blessed with a fabulous family.

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Merry Christmas!

MERRY CHRISTMAS! We hope you have had a wonderful year.  Here’s what we have been up to:

January- Riley hit his halfway mark of being on his mission & sent us sabaay pants from Thailand.  Sam took off the winter semester to ski & work as a ski and bike tech.

February- Katie & Jeremy celebrated their 4 year wedding anniversary cross-country skiing in Maine. We all drank lots of hot chocolate.

March- Jeremy turned 27 and had his white coat ceremony. Katie came to Utah for spring break. Sam skied just about every day (never on Sunday).

April- Mike & Barb celebrated their 28 years of marriage and they are still very much in love. Katie got two job offers on the same day.

May- We ventured east and spent some time in Rhode Island and Boston to celebrate Katie graduating with her M.S.W and getting a job.  We talked to Riley on Mother’s Day! We love our missionary. Jeremy passed his 2nd year boards.  We went to Jackson Hole for Mike and Sam to ride bikes.

June- We spent some time at the ranch.  We moved to South Weber.  Mike now has an 8 minute commute to work and he loves it!

July- Sam turned 23. He went on a study abroad to Europe for the month and had all sorts of amazing adventures (bungee jumping over a mountain lake in the Swiss Alps)! Riley sent home pictures of him hanging out with exotic animals.  Katie passed her licensing exam.

August- Barb continued her quest with the doctors for a drug that actually helps her R.A. Riley turned 21. Katie & Jeremy came to Utah to play in the mountains with us for the Bradley Family Reunion.

September- Jeremy started his 3rd year of dental school and Sam started school back at BYU.  Katie turned 25. 

October- The Red Sox won the World Series – we love Boston!

November- We were reminded that we have so much to be grateful for. We are very blessed.  We found out Riley is coming home February 21, not January. 

December- We are looking forward to talking to our favorite missionary on Christmas and having Sam, Katie and Jeremy come home to celebrate 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- 

Christmas Joy

The Christmas cards are sent.
I love sending and reciving Christmas Cards.

We went to the Piano Guys concert.
Loved it.  

Thursday, December 19, 2013

Family Christmas Party

We had Breakfast, the kids watched a movie
and Santa came!  
It was a great morning...

Emails about my missionary..

I don't have to worry about Riley's safety!

Note from Thailand Bangkok Mission President

You may have noticed that Bangkok Thailand is in the news.  There has been some civil disobedience and protesting at several government buildings.
These demonstrations are very localized in the Bangkok area. Most of the missionaries are nowhere near these locations. Missionaries have been
instructed to not go near any of these locations and to stay away from any large gatherings.
Your Missionaries are safe. We will continue to monitor the situation.

President Senior

Thailand Bangkok Mission President

The better news - Travel plans...



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Riley is really coming home February 21st - Woo Hoo!!

Thursday, December 12, 2013

What Shall We Give?

I Love the Christmas Season.
I love reminders like this video!

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Gratitude Day #30

I am grateful for the Christmas Season.
We had a fun day getting a tree.
I love the smell of real trees.

Gratitude Day # 29

I am grateful for Black Friday.
It was a good day, to clean out the garage.  
We have lived here for almost six months
and we can finally park in the garage.

Gratitue Day # 28

I am grateful for the Thanksgiving Holiday.
It is probably the only holiday that is not commercialized.
It was a nice family day!

The boys went on a bike ride.

 We had our traditional Pumpkin Waffles.

We went to the movie "The Book Thief"
(Mike loves popcorn)
Loved it!

We went to my sister's house for Thanksgiving.

 The table was gorgeous!

 Our little family, we are grateful for Sam!

 Such a fun group.

The food was plentiful!

 After Dinner we played some fun new games.

 My nephew was brave and made pecan pie.
His first attempt.  They were tasty.

 We had plenty of pie options.

 Mike was tired, he slept through pie.

It was a great day... we have so much to be thankful for!

Gratitude Day # 27

I am grateful that my mother taught me how to make a pie.
Her pumpkin pie recipe is the best!

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Gratitude Day # 26

I am grateful for Priority Mail.
I was able to send a package to my missionary... Riley.
It is not cheap..$60 for a medium flat rate box.
But Woo Hoo this is the last package I am sending to Riley!
He will be home in February!!

Gratitude Day #25

I am grateful for Modern Conveniences
Especially on laundry day.

This is just like my washer and dryer.
They still work great!
I am grateful.