Sunday, March 22, 2015

Missionaries




Missionaries are a very important part of our church. When young men and women turn a certain age, have a desire to serve and are worthy, they can serve a mission for the LDS church. Within 1 week, we had a missionary in our family return home from serving in Argentina, another cousin receive her call to serve in Mexico and a close family friend enter the MTC (Missionary Training Center in Provo, Utah) where he will be trained to serve a mission in Panama. Serving a mission is a full time job. Missionaries don't date, attend school, watch tv, play on electronics of any kind and follow other rules. Missionaries pay their own way while out in the mission field. They spend their time proselyting and sharing the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Scott served a 2 year mission in Ohio and I served an 18 month mission in Washington state and it was awesome for both of us! I hope and pray each of my 8 boys will want to serve and successfully complete a 2 year mission for our church.


Here is all the support standing at the airport waiting for Hermana Aleigh Boyce to return home from the Argentina Bahia Blanca Mission. It sure was great seeing her again.




And here is Meghan opening her mission call in front of over 50 family and friends. It was so sweet to watch her read it, and such a humble and vulnerable spiritual experience for her to share with us.  She received her call to serve in Mexico Aguascalientes Mission.



Then there's Elder Taylor Mann from Santa Barbara who flew in late Tuesday night to enter the MTC earlier Wednesday morning. It was so great to be with him for a bit before his adventure begins. 


Sunday, March 15, 2015

Chitty Chitty Bang Bang



The musical at Evergeen Jr. right now is Chitty Chitty Bang Bang and it is truly wonderful! The cast is full of talent and energy as they belt out the classic songs like Chitty Chitty Bang bang, Toot Sweets, Hushabye Mountain, Truly Scrumptious and many others. Jackson is in the ensemble and has had a blast participating this year. Closing night is tomorrow, Monday night so you STILL HAVE TIME!! Tickets are just $5! You don't want to miss this!


































Wednesday, March 11, 2015

40



I turned the BIG 4-0 a few weeks ago. When I was in High School my mom turned 40 and man was that old! :) Now that I am 40, I feel differently about it! It's not bad, at all!! I've been looking forward to this birthday for a while and excited for it to come. We celebrated on my birthday and then entire rest of the week and into the weekend! It was great!!

I wore a tiara Scott bought for me. Scott also bought me 40 red roses and a small blue box from Tiffany's. The boys all got me darling gifts. My mom had 40 red, pink, yellow and white roses delivered to my house. It was awesome!!





On my actual birthday we went out to a Mexican restaurant with several cousins. It was great food and wonderful company.  The next day, I went out to dinner with some of my closest friends. We ate at Tepanyaki and it was a lot of fun! I plan on having a birthday party; but I want a luau, so I am waiting until the end of May or so. 





There's been a few things I've wanted to do but always said in the back of my mind, "I'll wait until I am 40 to do that...". Dumb little things. Most I've already done.  Having my eyebrows professionally threaded. (That was weird!!), My armpits lasered. Teeth professionally whitened. New hair-do. Just to name a few.

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

16 years??!!




16 years married to this guy!! Not only am I super lucky, but I like to think that he is too! Scott is perfect for me and I am perfect for him. Together we are a power couple who help to balance each other out and make each other better all the time. 

Scott is so fun to be around. He works incredibly hard, loves to have a good time, is spiritual, intelligent and kind. He has been so wonderful to be around these last 16 years, even though it only feels like it has been just a few years! 

Happy Anniversary, Babe!!


















Sunday, January 11, 2015

Three Months



HAPPY (belated) THREE MONTH BIRTHDAY to Robbie!! 

Well, that went way too fast! This sweet little guy has been such a great addition to our family. He is loved by all his big brothers. Robbie has this petite little baby doll face with these huge eyes always looking around. He coo's and smiles all the time. He's easy to put to bed and sleeps great at night. 
He has been a little under weight, so we've been working on that a lot lately. He went in for a weight check ad had gained almost 2lbs! Thank goodness!!  
We love you Robbie!!