April was a whirlwind of family activity. A sweet Easter Sunday remembering our Savior. An nontraditional but very tasty Roast Beef Dinner :) We celebrated some special birthdays and got to have all of our grandchildren together for 5 days! What a treat. Mark's mom turned 75 and so we gathered as many local family members as we could to celebrate with her in Salt Lake. It was a sweet occasion and we sure love her. We celebrated Davis' 22nd birthday with hot fudge brownie sundaes. We love our boy. Janell made a surprise visit down for a long weekend and got to meet her youngest nephew, Owen James and teach Emily how to play to Ukelele. We enjoyed her visit so very, very much. Just a day after she had to leave we met Brady and Danielle at the SLC airport to pick up Liam and Elsie while they flew on to San Diego for a convention and much needed anniversary trip together. It was so great to hug and kiss all of our children and grand kiddos. Our family means everything to us.
Happy Birthday Grandma Marie!
You are such a grand lady xo
Hoping for a bright year for you, Davis. Wishing you much success and strength in California.
You are doing hard things and we are proud of you. Much, much love!
We had sooo much FUN with you, Aunt Janell!
It's a little crazy how quickly Emily picked up the Uke!
It's the sweetest thing to hear her strum and sing :)
Janell's visit was not near long enough for any of us!
quick reunion at the security gate
tight hugs, kisses and see you soon!
In the ups and downs in this crazy journey of life,
we have learned that parenting and grand parenting
is not for the faint of heart or sissies!
We also know that we never have to look far
to see the abundance of blessings we have.
Loved this comment from Liam that his parents sent us!Liam's update of his trip there: "Mom, Nana took great care of us. She's a great, great babysitter, and she knows everything about kids. Papa knows lots about kids too, but the big thing is he knows most about helping people, like right before they die, or sick, or babies. Or using that radio TV thing in his office to tell when somebody has a big tummy, if there's a baby inside. And if there's a head and some legs and a body, then it's a baby. But if not, then they've just been eating too much junk. But sometimes, you've just got to tell people the truth."