Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Lillian's Baptism

Lily's Baptism Day was a wonderful day. I hope she will remember it forever. Her Grandma Dinah gave a talk on baptism and her Aunt Marci gave a talk about the Holy Ghost. Iven sang a little solo of "I am a Child of God" It was so cute! Thanks to everybody that helped make this day special!

This is a family picture before the baptism.

Monday, March 15, 2010

Happy Birthday Lily!

Yesterday was my little girl's eighth birthday! She is growing up so fast. She really wanted a Nintendo DSi. I kept acting like I didn't know what it was or that I forgot what she wanted. Then on her birthday she was surprised to open up her present and see the white DSi she didn't think she was going to get. She is going to get baptized at the end of the month, and she's pretty excited about that too.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Better Late than Never

Sorry. I have been a super slacker when it comes to keeping my blog updated. It kind of fell out of my rountine. But lately, I have been reading a lot of other peoples blogs because I just love to see all your pictures and funny stories and I thought maybe I should contribute some of my own. Most of these pictures are from quite awhile ago; but hey better late than never.

This is Kenny and I on our trip to Nauvoo. (Anybody know how to flip the direction of the pic after you've already uploaded it to blogspot?)

This is us at the top of the Sears Tower (actually is has been renamed the Willis Tower) in Chicago. They have built a glass box that you can step out onto. It feels like your standing on air way way way up high! I kind of have a fear of heights, but stepping out there didn't seem to bother me too much. It took a little bit of talking before Kenny would come out there with me for this picture.


Lake Powell was a blast as usual!

When we went shopping for pumpkins this year I let the kids pick out whatever pumpkin they wanted. It was a like a competition to see who could get the biggest pumpkin. We had to use two shopping carts at Terrels!

Well that's all I'm going to post for today. Hopefully I get back here sooner than later.
Brook ;)

Sunday, March 8, 2009

Draper Temple Open House

On Wednesday we got to tour the new Draper Temple. We went with Kenny's parents and brother and sisters and it was really neat to see such a beautiful temple. The kids were so excited to be able to see the inside of a temple. It was such a wonderful opportunity to teach them more about the temple and help them to be excited to visit again when they get older. On our way home, I asked Lillian what her favorite part of temple was, she responded with, "The room with the big pretty chandelier." I thought it was neat that she felt the importance and spirit of the Celestial room. If you haven't been able to attend the open house, I think it is still going until the end of the week. Take some time and check it out with your family.

Sunday, March 1, 2009

Jamie and Carlee's Farewell

Two of my sisters are leaving for missions! Carlee entered the MTC on February 18th. She is going to serve in the Chile Osorno Mission. Jamie will go to the MTC on April 1st. She will be serving in the Guatamale Guatamale City Mission. Jamie is also a RN (registered nurse) and part of her mission call includes being a medical technican. We are all going to miss them, especially Lily. She loves having sleepovers, painting nails, and just being with both of them. Our family size will be cut by 1/3 and when my brother leaves for his mission this winter our family size will be cut in half! Three missionary siblings out at the same time is pretty rare! Even though we are going to miss them, we are so glad that they are serving the Lord and spreading the gospel. Their example of service is wonderful! They get to learn Spanish and explore beautiful lands. Sometimes I wish I could just leave on a mission right now myself, but I think I'll have to wait until Kenny and I are older. I truly look forward to serving a couple mission later in life.

The day before Carlee left for the MTC; our last adios for awhile!

Monday, February 9, 2009

Maxwell's First Birthday!

Maxwell in his Sunday suit before church.

My baby is now 1 year old! The past year has just flown by! On Sunday, February 1st, Max turned one at exactly 1:44 p.m. We celebrated with cake and ice cream at our house with family. Max loved his carrot cake and vanilla ice cream. He just picked up the scoop of ice cream and tried to put the whole thing in his mouth at once. Everybody enjoyed carrot cake, banana muffins, and Lily even made a bunch of her own cupcakes in her EasyBake cupcake maker she got for Christmas.

Thursday, Friday, and Saturday before Max's birthday, Kenny, Max and I all went to St. George and Las Vegas. For Christmas, Branch gave all of the ladies tickets to Phantom of the Opera in Las Vegas as well as a night stay in the Venetian. Kenny came along to babysit Max, since he is still nursing (currently we are working on weaning him, but I think its harder than I thought). The Phantom was so amazing! Everything was over the top; Las Vegas style! The hotel room was the nicest I had ever seen. All in all it was a wonderful weekend that started with shopping in St. George, continued to the Venetian in Las Vegas, and ended with a birthday party for Max!