Sunday, March 15, 2009

Family time!!!

Families.... they are the best!!! I am so grateful Heavenly Father sent us down to earth in families. I love my eternal family and all of our extended family!

This past week we went up to Utah to spend spring break in the snow!!! Not quite what I remember doing for spring break as a kid. The kids look forward to going to Utah to be with their Grandparents and cousins!!! In fact when Jacob was going to bed tonight I overheard him telling his dad how excited he is to go back to Utah in 3 weeks. (Kali's 1st Birthday) He's already counting down.
Here are some of our pictures of the fun week we had in Utah with our families... (I left the camera in the car sometimes :( I'm trying to do better.) Aunt Steph has some fun pictures of the kids at the aerospace museum at Hill air force base I'll try to get them and add them on!

Daddy and Lily giving each other an Orange kiss!!! We shared this idea with our sweet little Wyatt.... he liked it!!! I loved it too... he is getting so big (almost 3) I think Steph took a picture of Wyatt giving orange kisses.

This was taken before we left. Steve was able to join us for a few days over the weekend to be with me for Ryan Mouritsen's (a dear friends) funeral. We sure missed Steve this week but are grateful that he makes it possible for us to make memories with our family.

We started out the kids and I flying up to SLC on Thursday morning. We would have loved to wait until Friday morning when Steve came but when you fly standby you take what you can get. (Can't beat the price) I stayed the first night at my parents and then on Friday we met Steve's family for Lunch. Here we are at the Golden Coral...

Aunt Whitney lovin' sweet little Kali.... Mommy and Kali!!!

Grandma Nichol took us to an all you can eat buffet... the kids loved it they thought they were in a candy store with the fun dessert bar. They also enjoyed each others company!!! Cousins are so much fun!!!

Great Grandma "B" with Lily, Kali, & Jacob

4 Generations.... Kali, Steve, his Mom and Grandma!

Kali was ready to go and so was Steve.. thanks for the posterity picture!
After we ate Steve came with me to the viewing while LoiAnn took the kids up to Midway. We spent the night up there (the kids love to play up there on the golf cart even if it's 20 degree's)
It was a short stop over for me I went back down to Sandy in the morning to go to the funeral with my parents and friends while Steve kept the kids (Thank you Hun!) Saturday night be dropped the kids off to me at Ashlee's Junior high School play Peter Pan. It was so fun... the kids loved being with their cousins and they loved the play (I wasn't sure how well they would do for 3 hours) It kept their attention and I was very impressed at how much work went into this production it really showed. Great Job Ashlee!!! You were the prettiest pirate you did fantastic in your parts. What fun memories.
Sunday was here before we knew it and Steve was off to flyin'. The kids did so well at Church with Grandma and Grandpa Quick's. Then we enjoyed dinner with my family. It was so nice to see everyone thanks for always making the effort when we come in town. We sure love you guys.

Steph always comes down form Syracuse when we come into town. But they just got a new addition to the family, Chopper (a chocolate Lab puppy) so she wasn't able to. We were so excited to be able to join their family for FHE, and a sleep over!
Here's the kids playing outside but I didn't get one of the puppy...
I don't know who took this picture or even where it is (I think it is up in Midway)

I added this because I wanted to tell the Sill family (Garrett, Stephanie, McKenna, Ashlyn, Colter, Wyatt, and chopper) Thank you! Thank you for opening your home to us and allowing us to join in on the way you live life. Our prophet President Monson has said find "Joy in the journey" You are such a great example of this in all you do but as we were able to have family home evening (we talked about the atonement), family prayer and scripture study with you I felt the such a sweet happy spirit in your home as I watched you teach correct principles lovingly!!! I just really enjoyed being in your home and learning from your great examples of how simple yet important these things are. We do them too... but it's just great to see what we have to look forward to as we continue on our journey when our kids get older like yours are. I'm so grateful for the fine examples that you set. Thank you!!!


Mckenna and Lily. Thank you for being such a sweet heart and letting me sleep in your bed while you enjoyed sleeping on the floor with Lily... She just loves you!

Colter was sleeping until the flash got his eyes (sorry bud!)

Beautiful Ashlyn asleep next to me and Kali... thanks for sharing your room and being such a great cousin. Lily talks about how much she loves you.

Miss Kali asleep warm and cuddly.

Yes... this was taken at the same time the reason I post all the sleeping beauties and price (again sorry colter) Here's Jacob ridin' the horse full of energy while everyone else is sleeping! Not surprising at all. I love you handsome man! I sure hope you keep some of this energy when you get older... you've got life to live and you are livin' it to it's fullest, way to go!

On Tuesday we spent the day playing (I am so gonna love year round school in vegas) I wish everyone could be on the same tract :( we missed you Tanner and Ethan. Thanks for joining the kids Grandma!!! We went to Chuckie Cheese and then to the Aerospace museum.

Mckenna and Colter shootin' hoops

Jacob racing cars... I have to tell you each of the kids got about 20 tokens. Jacob was so sweet and when he'd find something that he really liked he just knew you'd like it too so he'd share his tokens so you could experience the fun. You are so sweet and thoughtful. My favorite one was the card that printed out your picture on it. You made sure everyone had at least one. That was awesome!!!

Sweet Lily girl. I love your pretty smile.

I lost track of how many times you guys rode this jeep... so much fun behind the wheel.

The group... we met a few of their fun friends!!!
That's all the pictures I took. But we had many more fun adventures. Playin' with friends at Natalie's house (Thank you so much for putting together the fun lunch/play group with everyone) I'm so grateful for such wonderful friends that find the time to keep our friendships strong over all these years... What's it been almost 20years. I sure love y'all!
Well this is it until next time...


awindowsillview said...

We sure loved having you guys over...look for some fun pictures in your email - I'm sending them right now! Thanks for the great memories...especially the apple kissed - we can't eat apples anymore with kisses, YAY! We love you!!

awindowsillview said... I obviously can't type early in the morning...I meant to say 'apple kisses' - and that we can't eat apples anymore withOUT kisses. My fingers are a little slower than my brain this morning. I love the sleeping pictures - what a crack up Jacob is...riding that horse like there's no tomorrow when all the other kids are sleeping. Life is never dull or boring! We sure love him!

rwphillipsfamily said...

what a fun time that was had by all! Yep, we are counting down til you come up again, jacob and Lily,,Can't wait til you are 1, kali! lya

Slyck and Slim said...

You guys had a fun Spring Break! How ya feeling lately? Lips back to normal size? Maybe you had just stuffed an orange in there for an orange kiss? :) You gotta love Jacob's energy!