Saturday, December 8, 2007

Temple Square at Christmas (2007)

Christy, Ryan and Madi

Madi and Frosty the Snowman

Norma, Tammy, Bob, Ryan, Madi, Christy and Avery

Since my mother (Norma) had never seen the lights at Temple Square, we went up to Salt Lake City, UT and spent several days looking at the lights, attending a broadcast of "The Spoken Word" and visiting the LDS Church Museum. Ryan, Christy, Madisen and Avery came down to spend time with us. During our stay Mom, Ryan and Christy were able to attend the SLC Temple. What a wonderful blessing! I am so proud of my mother for changing her lifestyle so that she could go to the Temple with her grandson and granddaughter.

We stayed at the Residence Inn close to Temple Square and Madi and I went outside to check out a snowman in front of the hotel.

As we toured the LDS Church Museum Madi and Bob were inseperable and they both had a hard time saying goodbye.

We had so much fun seeing the sights and just spending time together. Unfortunately it was very cold and poor Madi had a fever but we were all able to have a wonderful time together. I think that this will become a family tradition and hopefully more of our children and grandchildren will be able to join us.

Monday, August 27, 2007

Welcome Jackson!

We are so happy to welcome Jackson to the world. He had a bit of a hard time getting here but he seems to be adjusting just fine. He is so good natured and sweet. We know how grateful your parents are that you are here safe and sound.

Bob and I made it to the hospital just before Jackson was born. We were all a bit worried because his heart rate was very low for a while but once he was born he was healthy and happy. Heidi and Jared will make wonderful parents and we know how relieved they are to have him here. This has been a very busy week, two babies just days apart!

Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Welcome Avery Eve!

We are so excited, Ryan and Christy have been blessed with another baby girl! We thought that she would be early like Madisen but we had to wait for weeks for her to finally come. I'm so glad that she was able to be born later and be healthier. Well Ryan, you can empathise with me now since you live in a house full of girls. I always wanted a girl but I couldn't have traded any of you boys.

Madisen doesn't quite know what to do with her yet but I'm sure she'll figure it out soon. Ryan and Christy are such great parents and little Avery will add so much to their family.

Here is a picture of the new family. Christy it was such a good idea to Madisen a baby of her own until she learns how to care for Avery. I absolutly love the name Avery Eve, it is so beautiful just like her. Congratulations!