Monday, August 24, 2009

Moving to Nevada - Yippee - Boo Hoo!

Brian and Celynda got into medical school!!! - yippee. They moved to Nevada August 1st - boo hoo!! We had fun packing, loading and moving, but now we are sad to have them go. Fortunately they aren't too far away and will be coming back to work and visit often. The ward they moved into is nice and their new house has a swimming pool. Sounds fun.

Cousins visit in June

All of the Cousins were together in June for the funeral. What fun they had swimming, jumping, eating and playing ball in Grandpa's backyard. Tyson, Dallin and Zoey stayed for a few days after the funeral and the Sparks family got to visit Arizona for 3 weeks. Because of the funeral plans were altered and Portlyn did her baptism in Arizona instead of Oregon. The cousins were all able to attend her special day. It was a great time having all of our grandkids together from Utah and Arizona. We are so excited to have 2 more grandkids joing the group. Enjoy the pictures of the cousins having so much fun!

Mom's Funeral

On June 7, 2009 Mother Pew passed peacefully away to join her beloved husband Lane. She now has her mind and heart to devote to the love of her life. Tom and I were there by her side when she sacredly left this earthly life. We will miss her sense of humor and quick wit, but not the hours of tireless work and worry. We are grateful to a loving Heavenly Father who helps us to see glimpses of eternity while we are here on earth. We know mother will live eternally and we look forward to the day when we can reunite with her. The family dinner, funeral and viewing were wonderful. We had a chance to be with dear ones and celebrate her life.

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Laynee's Science Project

Laynee did a science project about stalagtites and stalagmites. It was fun working with her on it at Grandma's house. We typed up the oral report so she could tell her class about her project and get ready to display it at the Science fair. There were definetely some giggles along the way. Laynee did a wonderful job. Her teacher displayed the project for all to see.

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Zoey Turns 1 year old!

Zoey had her 1st birthday. It was a great party and she was such a princess. She performed all afternoon for everyone and didn't fuss one little bit. She had fun opening presents and knew just what to do with them. She was having a blast popping bubbles that Tyson and Dallin blew for her. She enjoyed sitting on Grandpa's lap and eating some lunch, and didn't mind being passed around to all of the grandmas and grandpas. The weather was perfect, and we enjoyed coming for her birthday. The next day we took a trip to Chili's where she ate cheese crisp like it was going out of style. We took a trip to the aquarium with the 3 Utah grandkids where Zoey loved to see the fish, and got a new frog with wiggly eyes. On Memorial Day we all got together for a barbeque and she was the center of all our attention. It was so much fun to be with her for a few days. She is starting to take a few steps at a time and will be walking everywhere soon. Zoey loves her cousins, is so good with all the people around her. She will be a wonderful big sister. We are so excited for Josh and Tiffany to have another baby in November. We can't wait to find out if it is a boy or girl. We probably wore Tiffany out with all the weekend activities, but it was sure fun to see our Utah kids. We love them so much.

Monday, May 25, 2009

Fun Times with Tyson and Dallin

We had a fun weekend with Jarron, Robyn, Tyson & Dallin. It was packed with fun! We went straight from the airport to Dallin's last soccer game. Jarron is the coach and had fun with the green dragons. Dallin scored 2 goals and proudly displays his trophy he helped pick out. You can see Tyson and Grandpa having fun at the game. :) Tyson helped to organize our weekend where we played the entire time. The boys beat grandma at bowling, went to Zoey's birthday party, went to a movie, out to eat, helped take Zoey to the Aquarium, saw 2 baby horses at Thanksgiving point and fit in many games. Grandma didn't win any of the games especially the basketball ones, but I did slide down the alley when I was bowling and caused everyone a good laugh. (too bad no pictures). We ended the weekend with a great barbeque where Josh, Tiffany and Zoey came along with Nancy, Allen and Jessica. The food was great, but we shed a few tears leaving for the airport. It is difficult living far away from the grandkids.

Monday, May 18, 2009

Levi's Kindergarten graduation

It was fun to attend Levi's graduation from kindergarten and his musical program. Levi is a good brother and made sure that Andrew got some brownie to munch on. He's headed to 1st grade next fall.