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.


Happy 40th Tom!

He still has this same cute smiling face!  
We love you Tom!


"Hey, Stop That!"

This Easter weekend, Meg learned that it probably wasn't a good idea to
 introduce Mr. Peanut to a cute new female bunny.  
Meg got an "eye-full" and wasn't sure if she could ever look at him the same.
My brother's reply:  Mr Peanut just had the best Easter ever.


We got a visit from the newlyweds Corey and Bridgette (youngest sister). 
 They surprised my mom on April Fools Day....and they got her good! 
 Out of 7 siblings, only the three oldest live here....and my brother and sister both live in Queen Creek (so we don't see them near enough).  Adam is in New Mexico, Aryn  in Idaho, Chad and Bridgette both in Utah.  So it is a big deal when family comes to visit.  
I do hold out hope that everyone will eventually end up here ...
and we'll live within "drop by and visit" distance from one another.
I  love being surrounded by Tom's family.  After we got married,
it was such a bonus to find out that I had joined
 such a great family.  I feel like I hit the jackpot.
General Conference, this past weekend, made me think a lot about
 the importance of our families and how grateful I am for all of them.

(Side note:  I am making a picture rule.  No more faces like that, Isaac.)


12 Year Old Conference Trip

We loved taking Summer to General Conference, along with these cute cousins and their parents.  She's been looking forward to her 12 year old trip.  They had a great time.  
My sister-in-law, Bonnie, had these necklaces made for them to remember the trip.  
There is a picture of the Salt Lake temple on one side and a CTR on the other.  
So cute....and so Bonnie to do something like that.
I was so glad to be there, in the conference center, with heart was full.