Tuesday, April 27, 2010


The other day, Rion and I were talking about the baby. (of course) He asked the cutest thing, and it totally makes sense with Rion's age. He asked, "Isn't the baby bored in there?" I told him that no, the baby doesn't know any better, and she is just growing right now. He replied, "Can't you just swallow a game system for her or something?" Too cute. Yeah, cause she'll know exactly what to do with that, huh?

Monday, April 26, 2010

It's a Girl!

Yes, baby #4 is a GIRL! We are all so excited...except for Chase, but he'll get over it when he sees how cute she is. As of right now, her name will be Avery Janae. Hailey's middle name is Janae as well. Eric's sisters have the same middle name (Joy), so we thought we'd carry on the tradition.

Here are some fun pics of our precious girl!

If you look carefully, you can see that she has her feet crossed. What looks like a hand above the leg is actually the bottom of her other foot!

Face picture. These are always kind of creepy. :-)

This one is one of the favorites! Thumbs up to you too!

Now bring on the next 20 weeks!

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Mama's Little Helper

Especially when it comes to power tools!

Missionary Activity

The Primary Presidency really outdid themselves on this one! They had everyone gather in the chapel (the "MTC) for their instructions, then they split up into their respective countries, borded their planes after going through the metal detector, had an in-flight movie and peanuts, and then off to their country. Eric walked around and visited all of the different countries that were taught by those that serverd their missions there. I stayed with Chase as he experienced Hong Kong. It was so fun to see souveniers and photos Brother Barclay had, and he even made fried rice! Yum! Eric had many different foods since he was walking around. I can't wait to get the rest of the pictures from the presidency. I'll post them once I receive them.

All in all, it was such a powerful experience. I hope the kids remember it always and remember the sweet spirit that was with us. What a wonderful day to remember!

Friday, April 16, 2010


Hailey color-coordinates well, doesn't she? Hee hee hee

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Family Pictures 2010

While we were in Fresno for Gerrit's baptism, we took the opportunity to get some family pictures taken with Angie and Tamara. I am still waiting for the full disk to arrive, but these are some of our family that Angie was able to email me. I can't wait to see the rest!

This one of Chase was the last photo that Stephanie took...and is probably the best one of Chase she was able to get. I'm so glad!

Thursday, April 8, 2010


Savanna and Wesley are two of Chase's best friends.

This whole group of friends finds some way of playing as often as possible! It's so fun to have friends that live so close.

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Easter Weekend

We had a wonderful Easter weekend. With General Conference this weekend too, it really made celebrating the Resurrection our Lord and Savior a special one. The conference addresses were very powerful, and I think I lost count how many times I actually started crying. I can't wait for the Ensign to come out!

On Saturday, we had lunch at the Bradshaw's inbetween conference sessions. The kids had an Easter egg hunt out in the backyard. Chase and Wesley kept watch to see where the best places to go were. So cute.

Today, we watched conference and had Easter lunch at my parent's house. Larry's family, Richard, Lori's family, and our cousin Jeni and her family joined us. I haven't seen Jeni since before Eric and I got married. It's been a while. It sure was nice to catch up. After we ate, we had an Easter egg hunt in the house (in case it started raining), and then had these strawberries for dessert. Mmmmm. I'll take these over Easter candy any day!

All in all, it was a wonderful Easter. I hope everyone felt the Spirit as strongly as we did. I am truly grateful for the Atonement in my life, and for a Savior that has prepared the way for me and my family to return home to our Father in Heaven.