Thursday, October 8, 2009

Kennady's Baptism Sept. 20, 2009

The last of our four children to be baptized. Kennady was so excited to be baptized. She had been preparing for awhile to do so, learning about baptism and what Jesus would want her to do. Melissa and I took her up to LA to look for her dress. We were having such a hard time finding one with sleeves. Kennady found one without sleeves and we decided to get it and just add the sleeves. We went to one last store and found this one, Kennady fell in love with it so we got it. She looked so adorable. The day of her baptism was also the Primary Program. She looked so cute up on the stand in her dress. When it came time for her to be baptized she went into the water and her dress would not go down, it kept floating up. John kept trying to wet it down, but no luck. He finally started tucking it between her legs and his and then grabbed parts of it in his hands. I don't think I have ever seen anyone be baptized by going all the way down to the bottom of the font. He said that it was going to be a one shot deal and it was. I was impressed that he was able to get all of her and the dress under the water. When Kennady came out, each layer of her dress was full of water, she had a hard time walking up the steps to get out. I had to wring out each layer before I could even take it off her. Well she will always have a story to tell about her baptism. It was so wonderful to have all of our family and friends there to share in her happy day. Here is a run down of the program: Prayers by Ian and Zac, Talks by her two Grandmas, Baptism and Confirmation by her daddy, Witnesses of baptism Grandpa Howard and Uncle Billy. Mommy made her a soft, cuddly blanket to help remind her how the Holy Ghost make her feel warm and safe. I just can't believe our baby is already eight and is now a baptized member of the Church of Jesus Christ of latter-day Saints! Where has the time gone????? We love you Kennady and are so proud of you and your good decisions!!!!!

Friday, October 2, 2009

Kennady's 8th birthday

I can't believe my baby is now 8 years old! The time has gone by so fast. She is such a cutie and has brought so much to our family. We love her dearly. She definitely has completed our family. She just loves Hannah Montana so that was the theme of her birthday!

Monday, July 20, 2009

San Diego/Oceanside vacation July 2009

Here are more pics from our trip to San Diego and Oceanside. This is the first time we have stayed at this resort and it was wonderful. It was a 2 bedroom, 2 bath Condo. We had a full kitchen and living room and it even had a laundry closet. There was an activity center for the younger kids along with a pool. We were right on the beach, which was heaven. Ian and John surfed and the rest of us hung out on the beach. We also spent time at Sea World where we had a lot of fun. We even got to witness the baby walrus escape from the water during the Sea otter and Sea lion show. They made us all leave the stadium because she decided she wanted to see what the rest of Sea World was like. She went all the way out of the stadium by the stroller parking. It was hilarious! Of all the years we have gone to Sea World we have never experienced something like that. It just goes to show you they truly are wild animals and you never know what could happen. Something we will never forget! Of course like all vacations it went by way too fast. We could have stayed much longer.

San Diego/Oceanside vacation July 2009

For our family vacation this year we went down to San Diego and Oceanside and stayed in our timeshare. We started off by going to a San Diego Padres game. Zac is missing from the pic he was up in his seat not feeling well. We went to the Midway(Navy Aircraft carrier) in San Diego harbor. We had dinner at Ruby's on Oceanside pier. Since I am still not a pro at all this I don't know had to add more pics to this post so look above for more pics of our vacation.

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Kennady feeding ducks June 2009

Kennady loves to go feed the ducks at El Dorado park

Sierras May 2009

Our kids at Rock Creek
Our family at Rock Creek
Obsedian Rock

John and Kristy hiking up to waterfall above Silver lake

Sierras May 2009

Savannah(Addy's friend), Addy, Parker, Kennady and Ian hiking up to waterfall above Silver lake
John, Addy, Kennady, Ian and Kristy hiking up to waterfall above Silver lake
Michelle, Parker, Hailey, Ashley, Ian and Kennady eating lunch before our hike up to the Waterfall above Silver Lake
Ashley, Savannah and Addy in front of June Lake
Ian fishing

Friday, June 5, 2009

Sills visit May 2009

Our good friends, the Sills came down for a visit from Utah. It has been years since we have taken a picture of the kids together. They have grown up so much!

Easter 2009

don't they look excited!!!!!
Kennady, missing a few teeth?
Easter hunt at Grampa and Grama Howard's
Easter hunt at Grama Baldwin's

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Dinner with the Barbers April 3, 2009 in San Clemente

We went to dinner with Rob and Joyce Barber on Friday, April 3, 2009 for Joyce's Birthday. They were here in Cali for Rob to attend an Orthodontic Convention. We ate at Fisherman's in San Clemente. Fabulous food and atmosphere. We had a great time!

Sunday, March 22, 2009

World Baseball Classic Semi-finals March 21, 2009

Zac, John and Grampa Howard all went to the World Baseball Classic Semi-finals at Dodger Stadium on March 21st: Korea vs Venezuela. They said it had an Olympic feeling and the fans were crazy!!!

Kennady's first Softball game March 2009

Kennady at Bat

Kennady playing 3rd base

Monday, February 23, 2009

Dewey's Surprise 40th Bday

Sat, Feb. 21st we attended our good friend, Dewey's, surprise 40th bday party. He was completely surprised! It was great. His wife, Michelle and him mom worked real hard for 3 months on this and it is amazing that he knew nothing about it. Several friends from High School came and we all had a good time catching up. Dewey's wife, kids and sister and her kids all performed Hula dances and Hawaiian music for him, they all did a great job. I just can't believe we are turning 40 this year :o