Monday, May 17, 2010

Paige's Baptism

On May 1st at 8:30 am, Paige became the newest member of The Church Of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. With daddy in Iraq, Grandpa Boyack Baptized and Confirmed her. She really wanted daddy to be there, but didn't want to wait a year to get baptized. She has been waiting for that day for a long time. I just want to tell her how proud daddy and I are of her. We love you Paige and love the sweet little girl that you are. Here are some pictures of Paige in her dress. She loves the horse picture.

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Off to Iraq

Well, I know that it has been a long time since I have posted. It's not that nothing has happened, just the opposite. Life has been so crazy that I haven't really had time to sit at the computer without a little one telling me that it is his turn on HIS computer.

We moved at the beginning of April from Bountiful to Highland, and absolutely love it. We are (I think mom told me) 2.2 miles away from grandma and grandpa, which has been a blessing for me. 2 days after we moved in, John left for Alabama for a week long training for a job. He came home Friday night, and Sunday morning left again for San Diego for another training week only, he didn't get to come home after. They flew him to Kuwait for his next training and then off to Iraq. It was hard not seeing him before he left, but I think that it was easier on the kids this way. Thank goodness we found a place so close to family. I don't think that I would have been able to deal with this without their help. THANK YOU MOM AND DAD for all you have done!!!

The girls have made more friends here then at any of the other places that we have lived. They come home, do their homework and are off to friends till dinner. This is a great neighborhood. James started his preschool class on Tuesday and loved it. As soon as we pulled up he told me that he was going to have fun at HIS school with his friends. When I came to pick him up 3 hours later, they were coming in from playing outside, and here comes James pulling up the rear because he was pushing his classmate in his wheelchair. What a sweet picture that was:) Jack is as crazy as ever. He is just an absolute crack-up. He keeps me laughing, which is what I need so I don't get stressed out doing this alone.

It is going to be a trying year, but worth the sacrifice when daddy comes home. We miss him already. I am going to try to keep more updated on the blog so there is a diary of sorts for him to read. Hopefully James lets me on the computer more:):)

Sunday, December 13, 2009

The moment that made my night

This weekend I took extra hours at work to help out Parking Services for the Mormon Tabernacle Choir Christmas Concert. I thought that I'd just do my hours, make sure cars were going the right direction, surprised how many WEREN'T going the right direction, and call it a weekend. First two nights, FROZE my feet off. Saturday night, they put me right in front of the Temple Tunnel to make sure that the pedestrians didn't get run over by the Security carts transporting people to the concert. I didn't even have to wear my jacket, but my feet were getting tired after standing there for over 3 hours in basically one spot. About 20 minutes before the concert, I was watching the carts go by, counting down the time before I can go sit down, when a cart goes by, I look at the passengers (which I have done with all the carts) and in the seat facing backwards sitting next to his grandson, not more than five feet away, was President Dieter F. Uchtdorf. He looked up at me, smiled his wonderful smile, waved and said hi, TO ME. I waved and said hi back. All of a sudden, my feet no longer hurt, I had a big goofy grin on my face that for some reason wouldn't come off for the rest of the night, and I couldn't wait till after break to go back to my post. After our dinner break, I went back to make sure no one got ran over when they brought the carts through again, and here comes President Uchtdorf, sitting on the back again, and once again, waved and smiled at me. It is amazing the feelings that come over you when you are in the presence of such great men, even if it is only for a few seconds. I LOVE MY JOB!!!!

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Allison's Baptism

Saturday May 2nd Allison became the newest member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. She was baptized by her dad with family and friends watching. Her Grandpa Boyack confirmed her and gave her the Gift of the Holy Ghost. We are so proud of her for wanting to be baptized. Paige can't wait for it to be her turn next year. Here are some pictures of the Baptism and some taken the next day with Allison in her dress.

Allison was a little nervous before. She said there were a lot of people that were going to watch her. We told her they were all her family and friends and that they were there because they loved her.

Here is Allie with Grandpa, Daddy, and Uncle Dan

This is our first family picture with Jack. We'll have to get a professional picture done when things aren't so crazy. No offense Kim, great pic considering the subjects you had to work with:)

Here is Allie and Paige on the steps of the Church.

It wouldn't be a photo shoot without some fun, right?