Daron, Melanie, Stephen, Kassie, and Kenny

Monday, February 27, 2017

If you want to be happy... BE!

Lots of great things to be happy about... love living by family and being involved in great activities. Savannah and Kristian did a great job in their musical; Kas and Stephen on ward plaques for their Eagle and YW awards; Mom and Dad getting Bandit the boxer; Kenny getting his first scout merit badge!!






 




LOVE these kids... whether eating or trying on new shoes - they are so fun to be with!





 

Cousins at a wedding reception... and Feffer's pretty handwriting! AHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAH



I LOVE my new Primary chorister calling! From a cute mom: "Mya told me today that you are probably her favorite music leader ever. You must have done a great job for her to say that after only one Sunday! The kids are so lucky to have you!"   These precious kids constantly remind me of why Heavenly Father asks us to be like little children ~ one of my favorite moments so far was when we were singing a song about returning to live with God someday, and I asked them why that was important. The sweet little response: "Because then we can get hugs from Jesus all day!" Oh my word - their big eyes and loving spirits are food for the soul! They came to my mind this... week when I read this line in Jane Eyre ~ "Life appears to me too short to be spent in nursing animosity, or registering wrongs"... may we all be like little children who JUST LOVE! Here's a cute video of Aaron and Mark teaching the kids a new song:  https://youtu.be/sm97Yq0JxUg


Here's me welcoming Joseph:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SbRXAod3uPA&feature=youtu.be  
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This pic of our confused faces is when Sterl was talking about being in jail and a little 3-yr-old girl said "Yes I know, I've been in jail before too." Then she started to describe something with bars where she couldn't get out and had to stay for a long time and we figured out she was probably talking about her crib... we hope...


Thursday, February 9, 2017

Happy 2017 ~ yay to President Trump!

Fun, exciting things already happening in 2017! Happy for President Trump - he seems to like Mormons, and is doing great so far. Our family wrote him a Thank you note for FHE... Kennedi came to watch the inaguration with us.





Cousin time: Walker's baptism, Kerrigan chasing Kas, & Stephen and Sav love going to HS together!

 

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We all went to Kenny's first violin concert! He loves playing, and is the first grandchild on either side to play strings! Love his sweet personality. Aunt Kassie told me that Shepard recently said, "I just love being in the presence of Kenny. He has such a clean, bright, wonderful spirit. And he is always doing good things and is always so happy!"  Such sweet words and about Kenny, AND so nice of Shep to say! He sang his periodic table song to the Primary President at the Priesthood Preview... they welcomed him as an incoming deacon -- how can he be 12 this year???



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Kas had a great bball season; the fam was so cute to come support her. We hosted end of yr party.




Some great videos...

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Tuesday, January 3, 2017

December fun!

Lots of exciting things going on to close out 2016! So grateful that Dad had his pacemaker changed out -- fun going to support him at the hospital with everyone.  A sweet friend Jill Bluth wrote this about Dad's surgery: "Isn't it wonderful to realize in this situation that your family, because of the work you've all collectively done, has that many more ancestors ministering to your dad right now. You see each other there, but there are so many more with you and him!"



 



Cousin bday!
 


Kenny's Spelling bee, and getting his 3rd degree brown belt! 

 

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Taking Kas and Stefan for a holiday playdate... 

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Eating out with Mom and Dad... they are always so cute! 
 



Celebrating our 20th anniversary! 


Stephen's overnight mini-mission... walking in Sterl's footsteps! A friend commented #GrowingTestimoniesAndTaters... (because I posted it w/ these sweet potatoes I grew... cool)




Playing with cute Savannah... we'll miss her when she leaves for college in a few months!! Here's an awesome video of Sav and her friends caroling to us!  https://youtu.be/3R7jY0I0Vy0


Christmas Eve Eve playing and caroling with the Monroes!!

  


Christmas morning at our home!