Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Homecomings and the Beginning of the Best Years...

Words cannot express what a wonderful experience it was to meet some of our returning missionaries, as they came home from their mission. But even more so, to be at the homecoming of Elder Horrocks. I think "way sweet" comes close. Our love for him and his family is immeasurable. It is clear to see why he was the missionary he was and why he is now the man he is. We love him dearly.

Sunday, August 2, 2009

Jeremiah's Birthday Present

So he waited patiently for his present and, well,
It became a family affair.
We are having way too much fun with this thing!

Father's Day

A little out of order - but here none the less -

Spent it with Doyle, Cyndi and Dave and his family. It was a lovely day with family and a nice photo of the occasion to boot! Can you tell I have started to dabble in cake decorating - my first real attempt and my family doesnt seem to mind being the guinea pigs! (ooo - that could have a mean connotation to it )

Jeremiah's Birthday

Yes - June seems to be the month of birthdays (August and November are that way too!!)

So J's was more a happy day dinner..... Freaked him out with the cake.....
The tradition goes - you get your favorite food for your dinner and he has always picked in the past spaghetti and meatballs - well this time he picked Chicken Parmesean - so I gave him both, Chicken Parm for dinner and spaghetti and meatballs for dessert. It took him about 2 minutes to figure out what was going on! PRICELESS!

Tom's Birthday - Part 2

So when he thought that he had the surprise and nothing else was to follow - we hit him with a second surprise the next day with all the family.... It was great!

It was all a secret too - as we celebrated his nephew Kevin's birthday as well. We just love surprises around here!

There, of course, was more family and Tom shenanigans - although this picture of Tom has to be one of my favorites!

Saturday, August 1, 2009

Tom's First Birthday - Part 1

So for those of you who dont know, Tom had never had a birthday party until this year. We threw him a suprise part to boot and boy, what a surprise it was. Occasions like this truly are once in a lifetime and he enjoyed every moment! The rest of his birthdays I am sure will have much less to-do...but it was a great ta-dah moment!