Sunday, May 15, 2011

A Perfect Mother's Day!

A perfect Mother's Day is being together with all of my children.  I am the luckiest mother in the world to be surrounded by these amazing individuals who bless my life.  Mitch Jake and Mac sang a mother's day song in Relief Society and Mitch spoke in sacrament meeting.  I can't think of a better Mother's day gift.  We came home from church to homemade crepes that Laurisa, Grafton, and Joslyn with all the toppings you could ever want.  My mother and grandmother joined us which made it extra special to have four generations together to celebrate a legacy of amazing mothers. Having such an amazing role model for a mother and grandmother has blessed my life and given me an example to emulate. My mother loved the quilt I made her. It was a true labor of love.

Friday, May 13, 2011

Senior Portraits

It is hard to believe that we have our third child graduating this year.  Laurisa's good friend Kylee took Mitch's senior pictures.  She made it so fun and did such a professional job. I love how she captured his personality.  Mitch's smile has always warmed this mother's heart.
Mitch you radiate a passion and love for life!  Thanks for sharing your life with us and always giving your best in whatever you do!

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Family Night with the Mcbeth's

Mac's turn to pick family night he chose to have the Mcbeth's over for a sharing of talents. This family is so fun to be around.  Madeline played the guitar, along with Mitch, Mac, and Jake.  The boys for the lesson gave the first discussion.  Mission prep really payed off, they did such a great job.
We ended the night with a family favorite, "pazookiis".  We just love the Mcbeth's!

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

2011 Family Pictures

We took our family picture early for our Christmas card since in a few weeks our family will be spread out in three different states.  Wades cousin Jessica Drew took our pictures.  She did such a great job.  It is so fun to see our family grow with two more handsome men in it.  Boy do I have a handsome family and I love all these faces so much. Most importantly I cherish the love they have for each other.

Monday, May 2, 2011

Prom 2011

The cousins went to prom together, they had so much fun asking the girls, planning the date, getting dressed in their tux's, practicing their gentlemen skills and being together in the same group.
Laurisa, Grafton, Wade and I served them a fancy dinner at our home. We loved seeing them all interact and have fun together. It was a memory that they will always remember.

Sunday, May 1, 2011

BYU Roommate Reunion

This year for Women's Conference all six of my college roommates got together for a reunion. Words can't express the fun we had reminiscing about our college days, late night belly rolling laughing, being back together in the dorms, lingo that only we can understand, walking around campus together, catching up on each others lives, enjoying late night snacks, and being spiritually fed at Women's conference. I can't even begin to express the love and admiration I have for these women. It was so much fun to catch up and see the direction our lives have taken. The most remarkable thing for me was to see how the gospel has blessed all of our lives. This was a highlight of my year! I will never forget the memory and the bond that we have even 26 years later.

Helping someone in need

For family night we wanted to do something that would benefit someone else.  We decided it would be a neat idea to go to McDonald's and buy 40 big macs and hand them out to the homeless.  The boys were amazing at reaching out to those less fortunate and sharing food with them.  The homeless were so appreciative and it felt so good to give of ourselves in a small way.  I loved watching from a distance this good deed being done.  The boys felt so blessed to have so much in their lives and it changed their perception on life and they want to find more ways to reach out to others because they loved the good feeling they had after.  Service really does benefit those that serve.