Sunday, November 28, 2010

Grandchildren Spoiled Here!!!

If I had known how wonderful it would be to have grandchildren, I'd have had them first!
  We loved having our grandbabies here this week!  Jackie and Justin came last sunday and are leaving tomorrow!  We will really miss them.  The babies are doing so well.  They are off all moniters and eating and sleeping well.  We talked Jackie and Justin into letting Grandma have our first Sleepover!  Jackie and Justin are staying over at Justin's parents this week and so we stole the babies for a night and they got to sleep in!  Thank goodness I could take a nap the next day!
We had a great thanksgiving.  Steve's mom and dad and sister and of course Lauren braved the weather and came.  We blessed the babies on Wednesday and had a wonderful thanksgiving on Thursday.  Went to a couple movies and did a little shopping. It was fun to have all our kids home!  We sure miss them when they are gone!  Grace did not leave Laurens side the entire weekend.  I heard Savannah and Lauren laughing late into everynight!  It was great to have her home!  Now we only have to wait 3 more weeks to see her again!
Derek was not going to be part of this sister lovefest!  HA

We attempted family pictures!  They were very entertaining!

One of the thousand family pictures we took to try and get a good one!

Grace and Weston - They are so attentive and love to smile and talk to you!

Aunt Jera, Grace and Weston

Always plenty of babies to hold!

Grandpa with Weston

Addison loved her new dress I made for her!

Addison and Weston before their blessings

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Elder Gavarrett

This weekend was our Stake Conference and one great perk of being the Stake Presidents family is we get to host the visiting General Authority.  Elder Eduardo Gavarrett came this weekend and he brought such a great spirit with him.  He was a lot of fun and continually teased Derek and I about having to talk in Stake Conference.  Come to find out he wasn't teasing and we both got to have a turn at the pulpit!  We don't have to do that usually Steve knows he will be in trouble if he calls on us!  AHAHAHA  Elder Gavarrett wasn't afraid of us I guess!  HA It was a fabulous stake conference and a wonderful weekend.  The church really is true and we are so blessed to have it in our lives.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010


Since Halloween was on a sunday we did the ward Trunk or Treat on Saturday.  It was fun and Grace got enough candy to be satified and then she handed out candy on Sunday.  Steve and Savannah were in Hawaii with the Vandals and had a great time!  Derek went to a party with his friends they were Bacon and Eggs. 

My little gypsie and her friend the Mad Hatter

Our Carved pumpkins! (Yep that's Derek's pumpkin!)
Savannah and Derek were working on it together - they aren't so good at team work so it ended up this lovely piece of art!  (I think Derek is done with the carving tradition!)HA
Grace and her cute pumpkin - which she did by herself!!
Derek and Savannah trying to workout a compromise with the pumpkin!  It didn't end well! HA