This is my simple photo journal. I like to take pictures and once a month or more, I load them onto this blog so that we can remember some of our family highlights.



Tonite Cole's friends Francisco and Fabian Palacio were baptized.
Cole met them in first grade and they have been good friends ever since.
 These are very good boys that we have enjoyed having in our home.
 They are from a great family that is also learning about the gospel.
It was a beautiful baptism.



H-y-s-t-e-r-i-c-a-l   is what won Summer the spelling bee today. This gal can keep her cool under pressure. She was more like number 157 in the picture above.  Of course I wanted Summer to win, but I hated watching those cute competitors make a spelling mistake and have the bell ring. Their crestfallen faces got to me.   The words are so abitrary--some easier than others.
Summer goes on to the district spelling bee in January.  Cole was in the district spelling bee a couple years ago, but  a-u-g-m-e-n-t   got him the dreaded bell ring.  He'll never forget how to spell augment again.


Meg the Reader

It happened....thanks to J.K. Rowling, Meg is a reader.   She finished the Harry Potter series today and is now starting the Rick Riordan series. It makes me happy to see my kids read.


Happy Birthday Ross!

Tom's dad (Papa) turned 78 today.  He has been such a great father and Papa to our family.  I love this man with all my heart.  We hope we have many more birthdays with him.