“Our homes are to be more than sanctuaries; they should also be places where God’s Spirit can dwell, where the storm stops at the door, where love reigns & peace dwells." ~ Thomas S. Monson

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

-Graduation & Awards

Austin graduated from 8th grade! He got to lead the Pledge of Allegiance at Graduation and at the 8th grade Awards night.Our little guy is growing up! He is funny....he has been planning and dreaming about his grad outfit for a whole year :)His Show Choir group sang a couple songs for the last time.We took him to "brunch" than he wanted to be dropped off at the crosswalk so when the bell rung he could say goodbye and give all the 7th & 6th graders HUGS. So cute.
Both the boys got MANY awards, trophies and certificates. We are so proud of them. Also, for 09-10 Garrett made 7th grade representative, Show Choir and Austin making 9th grade ASB at CHS!!!!!! Well we cant leave their sisters out...they both made the CHS Intermediate Dance group. Ashley will be attending a two high schools her senior year on a daily basis! She got into a nursing program :)

-Updates :)

We are having major computer problems. So...here a few updates!Garrett's 12th birthday. The boys got our their guitars. We LOVE to hear them :0. Especially to come home and they have the amplifier out the window blasting!Kelsey found a Huge butterfly in the backyard.Bowling with cousins!!!! The boys...Mark, Austin, Brayden, Blake, Chandler, Garrett & Mark. More cousins at Easter....Jaeger's, Taylor's, Nelson's & Olsen's.Garrett and DMS Choir buddies at Knotts.Blake's class went to the Live Oak Park and had fun with his class. They were busy kids.Kelsey LOVES to get all dressed up for the Angles games! I think she has been to too many now!!!!!

-Pioneer Trek

What a life changing experience our youth got to have. Three days treking and wearing pioneer clothing, NO electronics and all their stuff had to fit in a 5 gallon bucket. Taylor, Ashley & Mark Kels sawing away. They did lots of pioneer activities. One was cutting head off the chickens and skinning them. They had a dance, testimonies and speakers At one point the Pa's & boys left the Ma's & Young Women to go to war. The girls were left to pull the wagons up a rocky hill. Ashley & Kelsey LOVED IT!!
Ashley's group with cousin Cassidy.

-Special Games 2009

What an amazing experience we all had!!! These kids were the best and we had so much fun with them all day. Can't wait till next year :)
Ashley & LyandraKelsey & Kate Bishop, Sister Snell and President Osborne.And we LOVE our wonderful Missionaries!

Monday, June 8, 2009

-Ashley at Prom

Ashley had fun at Taylor's Prom...They first met with friends at a BBQ than 20 of them drove in the Hummer Limo! They had a great time at the beautiful "Nixon Library" :)