Saturday, June 30, 2012

Happy Birthday Emerson!

Today Emerson turned 13! Her birthday always seems to fall when we are on vacation or on the way to vacation. So sometimes we don't celebrate it like we should. . But today we were in Laguna Beach celebrating on the beach with all the Brian family! Pretty lucky I'd say....
We love you Emerson! 
White chocolate raspberry, red velvet and pineapple upside down cakes!

We only had 12 candles....oops!

Yay for cousins!

Friday, June 29, 2012

One more boy...

Baby Atticus arrived today weighing in at 7 lbs.13 oz. Everyone says he is a miniature Dave. I haven't seen him yet but I can't wait to! Lindsey may make me hose down and dress in scrubs from head to toe first. She was pretty dang protective of the nieces and nephews before she got this one of her very own. 

Congrats Lindsey & Dave!

Monday, June 18, 2012

YM High Adventure Camp

Indy, through much bribery and persuasion, went with the YM on their high adventure camp this year to Zion National Park. Luckily Paul and Nate were there to make it fun. Once again I give all picture credits to Alan Bailey who was also on the trip. The pictures are in no particular order that I know of----since I wasn't actually on the trip! :)


soaked head to toe

Trying to get that tent set up. I wonder if they ever did it....

catching birds with Cheetos on the end of a stick

Indy's signature scowl

I had to put this one in only because of the great halter top Indy is sporting.

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Father's Day 2012

 I am pretty lucky to have such great fathers in my life. I realize the older I get that I married a man who is just like my dad in so many ways. 
 Our life together these past 20+ years has been pretty great. I so appreciate the father Kurt is to our children. 
And we can't go very many days without missing Pat. Our lives are much too quiet without him. I'm sure he is slapping backs and laughing that loud, hearty laugh in heaven!

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

California Los Angeles

 It was an exciting day today....(tinged with a bit of sadness)
 Josh got his mission California Los Angeles Spanish-speaking! He will enter the MTC on July 25! That's pretty quick. I almost feel like Josh is my 3rd son because he's at our house so much. I have to say that I got a bit teary as he read the call. 
His friends were there to support him! And Montana was there of course but no pictures of her....

This whole experience is bringing back a lot of memories of sending Kurt off on his mission 24 years ago-----he entered the MTC on May 18, 1988. How I remember that exact date I am not sure!

Friday, June 1, 2012

Last Year as a teenager

Birthday breakfast courtesy of Josh

a few birthday gifts....

beautiful flowers from Josh

Dear Montana,
It's hard to believe you are already 19. The years have flown by and now you only have one more year as a teenager. You'll have your own kids before you know it. Dad and I are so lucky to have you as our daughter. You are beautiful, smart, kind, good, athletic, adventurous and so many other good qualities. We hope you enjoy your birthday! Love you tons!
Mom & Dad