I love hearing what my kids wish for on their birthdays. This year Dawson wanted Transformers and Silly Bands :)
We have such great family and friends who come to help us celebrate.
We love you Dawson! I can't believe you have less than a year until you will be baptized! You are such a wise little man. You teach me so much everyday. Always humbling me and teaching me random true facts. We love your "quotes" too. You always make us laugh and you work hard in school. You are just so fun to have in our family. Love you Daws man.
I loved this quick trip to Oregon! My Mom and I booked a hotel, rented a car, and visited family, which was long overdue for me :) Carrie, Mark, John, and Sandra were so gracious to take us out to the coast. It was beautiful! And I loved being able to spend so much time with my mom. It reminded me just how much I love and appreciate her. I love you Mom. The trip was also a great mommy break for me, but I was super excited when I did get home to be with my awesome family again!
This is my adorable Great Grandma, Hilda Gattenby. She will be 95 in November! I hadn't seen her for a few years and I had been prompted to visit her, so we did. My mom and I had a great long weekend in Oregon. We went out for breakfast in the mornings, and went grocery shopping, and met GG's friends and saw her apartment. She still can hold her own, although she is slowing down a bit. But she is still all glitz and glamour, (as you can see with how she accessorizes :) It was great to see her and it brought back fun memories of my childhood.
It's amazing to think that we have 5 generations in our family living on earth.
We were also able to see Mark, Carrie, and Kyle Lennen. And John, Sandra, Chessy, and Josh Fleshman. They are cousins :) It is so fun to be able to see family that you haven't seen in forever and immediately connect again. I loved getting to know them all again. They are great parents and great kids. Thanks for all the fun and for taking us to the Oregon Coast, it was beautiful!
Chandler is such an amazing guy! He is the best oldest brother you could ever hope for. He loves his Heavenly Father and Savior. He obeys his parents. He does excellent in his schooling, and in sports. He is just so awesome, and we love him so much! I can't believe that in 8 short years he will be leaving on a mission for the church. Then off to college, marriage, then babies... I can't wait to see what the future holds for him, but for now I will try to cherish my time with my little 5 ft. 3 inch, 110 pound baby boy. I love you Chandler.