2 years ago
Wednesday, August 25, 2010
My youngest brother Bracken came home from his mission in Ecuador this past weekend. It was so good to see him again. He was such a great missionary and he is such a great example to all of us.
Walking off the plane at the airport
reunited with mom and dad.
Such a handsome kid!
I think he grew a couple of inches:)
we all just sat around him and listened to his amazing mission stories.
Bridger was born the day he went into the MTC, he met Bridger at the hospital for a few minutes before he left for his mission. Bridger loves his uncle Bracken!
Bracken holding Liv for the first time
We were able to take a trip to Canada this summer, we had such a fun trip! The weather was perfect, and it was so fun to see everyone up there again.
We went to a lake and the boys loved playing in the sand
Jana and Randy let us come boating with them....so much FUN!!!
Liv enjoyed the shade under a big umbrella, she did so good!
We also went canoeing at emerald bay in Waterton, this picture doesn't do the beauty justice. Such a pretty area.
The boys loved the canoes
Bridger steering the boat:)
We were finally able to meet our nephew Mason, he is almost 1 and such a cutie. He is sporting a sunscreen mo-hawk in this picture:)
We also went to the Cardston pool, Ryker was so brave, and loved jumping off the diving board
Liv with her cousins Cassidy and Jaxon
Ryker loved playing with his cousin Makenna
I love this picture of Liv with her papa. She was smiling at him and being cute, so he couldn't resist picking her up and holding her.
Ryker learned how to ride a bike with no training wheels while we were in Cardston as well. His cousin Jaxon spent so much time teaching him how to do it. Jaxon is such a great cousin, and such a good teacher.
We celebrated Bridger's 2nd Birthday while we were in Cardston. He was spoiled with presents and cake and ice-cream, And he has sure been living up to his age lately as well:). He is such a fun little guy with the cutest most irresistible smile, and such a fun lively personality. We love you Bridger and the joy you have brought into our lives!
The boys went on a ward camp out with their dad and had a blast. Here are some pictures of the fun that they had.
The group of campers
soaking their feet in the water after a hike.
playing in the water
They love sleeping in a tent, can't you just feel the excitement!
I wasn't planning on letting Bridger go on the camp out because Shawn needed to help with the cooking and I was afraid he would wander off. When we were packing everything up, Bridger put on his shoes, and a baseball cap and was ready to go camping. We couldn't resist that, so I decided to let him go. I was glad I did because they both had the time of their lives with their dad, and made some wonderful memories.
Monday, August 2, 2010
Liv Was blessed on Saturday, July 24. She was given an amazing blessing by her father, the spirit was so strong. Liv has an amazing little spirit, and I feel so blessed that she has come to our family, and I truly do believe that she has come straight from our Heavenly Father's presence.
My talented sister-in-law Tiniel took some photos of Liv's blessing day, and she did an amazing job. Some of the things recalled from the blessing......
Blessed to have a strong body and mind
Blessed to be a leader, not a follower
blessed to be a strong and influential person
Blessed to understand and cherish womanhood
It was an amazing day, and she is an amazing little girl. Thank you to all who came, and all who helped with the luncheon. We feel so much love from both Shawn's family and my family.