Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Open House

The open house was a lot of fun. As you can see the snow cones were a big hit. The kids were a little worried about this party we were having and as soon as Victor could duck out he did, but he resurfaced quite a few times. The hardest part was keeping them off of their bikes. We had them start out serving drinks outside hoping we could contain them so people could meet them, but once they had a snow cone and were told no more bikes the stayed inside by the food for a lot of the evening! Ana was the most social and chatted with a lot of kids that came through. Tanya was on her best behavior and super nice and enjoyed all the attention she received from the adults.

The kids put all the shish-ka-bobs together (at one point they did have gloves on).
Getting the yard ready a couple weeks before the party... since then Tanya uses the phrase, "work, work, work" all of the time, even for the littlest things. Pretty funny since she is the one of the three that likes to be busy doing work : )

Elders, Fireworks and a Baptism

Victor and I had bought some fireworks for us to light on the fourth of July. We got home and he was so excited to try some, even though it was the middle of the day. I was holding off until the elders stopped by to tell us that Elder Aguilera was going to be transferred next week, right before the kids were baptized. We were so sad Elder Aguilera wasn't going to be to the baptism, he started out teaching the kids (after the first Sunday that Tanya freaked out at church, we decided to have the elders and a translator just come and teach about why we go to church each Sunday and learning about Jesus. On the second round of discussions they talked about baptism and the kids were excited then to be baptized. We were sort of surprised, but decided to let them be baptized since they wanted to).

Back to the day of the 4th. Since the elder's had a little bit of time we broke out the fire works. Really a farewell to Elder Aggie, I know I'm a sucker.

We even got a bike chain fixed and the boys dared the missionaries to see how far they could go on the rip sticks. (see video)

Last Friday night the kids were baptized. Darling all in white.
With the missionaries.
The family after everyone left.
We had a wonderful evening. So many friends, neighbors and family members came and supported the kids. It was a really great night. Thanks for everyone's support and love both at the baptism and at the open house the next night.

lagoon a beach

The past few weeks we have been going to Lagoon-a-beach in because it's been so warm/hot.

Thursday, July 9, 2009

4th of July

My parents took the kids Friday night for a sleep over so Troy and I could go out together. It was so nice not to worry about anyone. Although the next day Ethan and Morgan were sad they missed the fireworks at the NSL golf course. They are really great and they do them on the 3rd of July every year. They did do some at Grandma's and we can go next year.

So we met back up at the Centerville 4th of July Parade on Saturday morning. From what we understood, the kids said a parade was soldiers marching. So they were extremely excited to chase down the candy being thrown. Wise Grandma pulled out a bucket for everyone to deposit their candy in.

After the parade Troy took Tanya, Morgan, Ana and Ethan to the mountains to go fishing. Tanya and Ana were very jealous that Victor got to go up the last night of scout camp with Troy and Grant, so he had to even things out a bit. And when it was mentioned there was room for Victor, Tanya put her foot down. So Victor and I hung out. We helped Grandma pull out and throw away things at Great Grandma's house and then Victor had the pool to his self for the afternoon.

When we got home Troy was just getting home and the kids had a bag of gutted fish. Troy is a catch and release fly fisherman, but I was informed that when Morgan let the first fish go Tanya and Ana threw a fit. Thus they brought some fish home, funny thing is Tanya won't eat fish -- in fact, won't eat most meats (other than hot dogs). So here are pictures of the fishing trip.

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Open House

I couldn't decide if I should post this or not, but I'm afraid we've missed people in our emails.

We are having baptisms this Friday and on Saturday we are having an open house for friends, neighbors, family, co-workers to come and meet or visit with the kids. If we somehow missed you and you'd like to come please email me at

Saturday, July 4, 2009

Last Sunday

Last Sunday we had cousin McCall fly in so that he and Grant could go to BYU Basketball camp together last week. Well, a little after his arrival his mom, Aunt Marcie, called to say she was stuck at the SLC airport. So we picked her up too and enjoyed having her, Calvin, Georgia and Pepper around for the day. They were able to catch the 9:30 flight to Boise that night. We spent part of the day at home and then headed for my parents house (all the pics are at their home) to eat and play with the cousins. Because of Great Grandma's funeral my entire family was over there. So we had Kathryn for the music and Mike to entertain the kids, it was nice and relaxing. And dad cooked the best steaks ever.