Friday, June 26, 2009

So in love...

I love my husband. Things for the last 6 months have been pretty crazy for us, through it all we have been able to maintain. I am amazed by Symen, because watching what he has gone through and how he has come out of it a better man, is amazing. He is so focused on doing what is best for our family, he often put needs aside. He is the foundation in my life and our family. Watching him with the kids brings so much joy to my heart, I can't wait till Krew (the new baby) is old enough to join in on the night "rumble match". I am married to my best friend and I love it everyday.

Family is Forever.

Janette and Jim took out their endowment in the Mesa Temple on June 12th. I really have no words to describe what a great day this was. To watch my sister and her husband grow in the church and lead their children by example with pure love is just amazing.

Then on June 13th, Janette and Jim brought Andrew, Brett, Jake, and Emma with them to the temple to be sealed as an eternal family. I had no words to describe the endowments, however, watching them kneel together all in white was breath taking. It truly was a picture taken right out of heaven.

Tuesday, June 23, 2009


While in AZ for our month long vacation, we tagged along with Janette and her crew to Disneyland for 3 days. I know I don't have many pictures of Emilee and Garrit and I have more of Zaner, however, Emilee and Garrit NEVER stopped. They had so much fun with their cousins.
The older kids were great. They helped my carry and keep track of Garrit and Zane.
Zane is not a fan of sharing his churro. I asked for a bite and he cried. Not really sure why he wanted his hands up, but I could not get him to put the down.
3 happy kids after the first ride of the day. Janette and Jim watched Zane while the rest of us went on the rafting ride. They were smart. They stayed dry and we all were wet.
Garrit and Jake were buddies.
Janette was a little tried from all the walking. Zane never missed a opportunity for soda, popcorn, churros, or any kind of food.

Sisters. All the kiddos Happy 12th Birthday Jake. While in CA we had Jake's birthday.

The kids loved Splash Mountain. On the last day the did it 3 or 4 times in a row.

Zane and I were in the right place at the right time. We were waiting for the rest of crew and out comes the parade of characters. We were the first to see Mickey and we had very short lines for Donald and Chip and Dale.
He got a kiss from Mickey, Chip and Dale pretended to be dinosaurs, and Donald gave him a big hug.
We had a blast. Emilee went on every ride she possibly could go on. She even did Screaming California, the one that goes upside down. Garrit, as scared as he is did all the rides he could go on. Unfortunately, the one he was not tall enough for was Indiana Jones. But, he did Space Mountain and he loved Star Tours. Zane was a trooper. He loved all the rides he went on and he did fine waiting for the kids while the went on a rides. The kids definitely made some fun memories with their cousins.
Thanks Mom and The Nelson's for letting us tag along.

Backing up a bit...

My sister download a bunch of pictures for me. They are from spring break trip to AZ. So, I am going to back up a little bit and do some posting from a couple of months ago.
Spring Break April 5th -12th
this is what we did during our visit to AZ for spring break.

Feed the birds.

Feed the horses.

Played miniature golf.

Celebrated Emma and Emilee's birthday.

Had pedicures with Mom, GG (my grandma), and Great Aunt Doris.

And no trip is complete without your midnight run to the ER. Zane was having a croup attack and could not breath. By the time we sat in the ER for 3 hours waiting to be seen, Zane started breathing just fine. So, Mom and I went to Walmart got him a doughnut and a cold mist humidifier and all was well.

Garrit my little Army Ranger

Garrit is all about growing up and being in the Army, so he can carry a pistol. And because he is so into Army, Aunt Janette is the coolest. While in AZ for spring break, Janette took Garrit to work with her. The boy thought he died and went to heaven. So much for a pistol. This gun is way cooler!

He got sit in a Blackhawk. Janette said "It was great, he was making all kinds of noises. Just like he was flying"

And he got to sit in the gunner seat. He had so much fun at the Army. He called me and was talking so fast I had no clue what he was saying. All I know, is he was excited.