Today as I was preparing for my sharing time lesson I came across this video. I just started crying. At this moment I just knew that at this point in my life I am extremely happy with my life. I love my calling in the Primary and the joy that it has brought to my life and to the life of my family. This song was the theme for the year in the Primary. I just love the innocence of children and how they are like little sponges trying to take it all in. I just thought that I would share this video with you and hope that it brings the piece and comfort that it has brought to me today.
Well we had a great Halloween here in Parowan. First we had our ward Trunk r Treat which turned out to be a blast! It was alot of work putting it together but it was so worth it and it turned out just great. I am so blessed to be with some amazing ladies in the Primary.
Well I couldn't find my camera so I have no pictures with the kids in there costumes, but just to assure you I did find it the next day in a bag of the boy's dirty clothes from grandma's house. Have no idea on how it got there. But that has just been my luck lately. Ha Ha. So you will have to imagine these awesome costumes. Mckenzie was a devil (and a cute one at that), Kayson was something scary. He really didn't know what he wanted to be so he put on an old costume from the year or two before and then we painted his face scary( I told him that he was a scary clown but he didn't like that), Austin was a vampire, Kennadi was a NICE witch. It was really funny because she doesn't like to be scared so every time someone would say "oh what a scary witch" she would say "I am NOT scary, I am a NICE witch. So stinkin cute. And then there was me and I dresses up like Curella De Ville. I just love Halloween. I think that it is my favorite holiday. Then Travis just dressed as himself.(original I know!) After the ward Trunk r Treat the boys wanted MORE CANDY, like they needed it so we took them around with Travis' brother Justin and his wife Lisa and there 2 girls Lilly and Rylee. Lilly and Kennadi had a blast together. Running up to the houses and asking for candy. They had the time of there life. Mckenzie as always is just was to cool to hang out with her parents so she went with some friends for the rest of the night. All in all we had a fabulous night. Just wish I had some pictures, but I guess there is always next year.
Well I know that it has been a heck of a long time since I updated my blog.. And a friend of mine from work told me that if you dont update for so long then they will delete it!!!! Well as you can see I did not want that to happen so this is the reason for this post.
I dont even know were to start because alot has happened since the last time that I blogged.
To give the short run thru.
In November 2009 our family was sealed in the St. George Temple. It was a great day for our little family.
School has now started and we are back in the full swing of things again. Believe me I dont know how I do it with working full time and with all of kids activites.
Mckenzie is now in the 7th grade and goes over to the high school now. It was quiet overwhelming for the both of us at first and she seems to be doing just fine.. Its me that you have to worry about. Mckenzie is doing clogging again this year and does a really great job at it. We went on a curise in June of 2010 to the Mexican Riviera for a week where she got to dance on the ship. We took her grandma Val Topham and had just the 3 of us there. It was alot of fun!
Mckenzie is also doing soccer again this year(just by chance). You see, we missed soccer sign ups this year and the team that Kenzie is playing on just happened to have 2 girls quit the team and they asked her to play. So it is just by chance that she is playing this year. Her team is un deffeted and they are such cute girls.
Kayson is in the 5th grade in Mr Robinsons class. He is liking it just fine but tells me almost every day that he would rather be fishing with his Grandpa Sillitoe than rather going to school. He has enjoyed going fishing with Grandpa just as much as he can and trys to beat him every time that they go. And he did out fish him one time and belive me he does not let him forget about that one. Kayson is still in the boy scouts and has earned his wold and his bear and is now working on his Weblow.
Austin is in the 3rd grade and is in Mrs.Evans class. He enjoys school just as much as Kayson and wishes that it was still summmer so that he can sleep in, in the mornings. Austin was just baptized last saturday by his dad and was confirmed by his grandpa Sillitoe. It was a very special day for the entire family. He is now in boy scouts and is loving every minute of it.
And as for Kennadi she is a very busy 2 1/2 year old. She is in love with Little Mermaid and I think that we watch it at least 5-6 times a day (at least) Her latest craze is Dora and Barney (heaven help us). She is such a funny little girl and keeps her entire family laughing and laughing all day long. She likes go to the park and help the boys gather the eggs from the chickens when they get home form school.
Well there is a brief update on the family and hopefully soon I will find the cord to my camera so that I can download my pictures so that I can post them on here. Some of them are on facebook and you can look at them there the ones that I was able to get off the camera.
Hopefully it will not be like 7 months before I update again and I promise to do better. Lots of love to you all.....
Well Travis and I took the kids sleeding. As you can see they had a blast. As for me I am not in any of these pictures because I HATE to be cold,therefore I watched from the loveley window of the truck. Kennadi had a blast too.. this was her first time sleeding with the big kids.
I finally got my entire family together for a picture.. It is about dang time. I think that the last time that we got a picture taken was when I was either 12 or 13 or some where around that. It has all of my brothers and sisters and there kids. The only person who is missing is Brandon's little girl McKayla. This was taken on Christmas Day at Grandma Sillitoes house 2009.
Kennadi took this little present from Kayson and took off with it down the hall. So when he started chasing her she ran to her dad thinking that he would save her(and he did as always) it was pretty dang funny
One morining we woke up and looked out the kitchen window and all of these turkeys were in our neighbors across the street from us. It was crazy, They must have liked what was in the tree or something. They stayed there for about a half hour or so untill the other neighbors dogs chased them away.
On November 28,2009 Our family got to go to them Temple. It was an amazing experience not only for Travis and I but for our 4 children. What a blessing it was to go as a family and to be sealed as a FAMILY forever. The feeling and the experience I will soon not forget. Thanks to all of the many family and friends that got to be there to share in this wonderful day for us. Words can not express my love for them. But how gratefull that Travis and I are for the wonderful family and friends that we have.
Just for my records I want to list the family and friends that were able to attend just so that with the short memory that I have that I will have this as a record.
Dewey and Valorie Topham-Dewey was the witness at the sealing also. Grandma Willie Topham. Nancy Topahm. Richard and Camie Topham. Bruce and Trish Topham. Justin and Lisa Topham. Bryan and Tammy Beck. Grandma Donna Sillitoe. Dave and Linda Merrill. Steven and Cheryl Sillitoe. Jason and Kris Slack. Hal and Joyce Slack.-Hal was also a witness at the sealing. Beau and Jamie Shaner. Mike and LeeAnn Adams. Melana Hunsaker. Bishop Ruesh and Janice Ruesh. Parowan Stake President Vincent. Natalie Rowley. Matt and Stacey Gale( They were also our escorts)
After we came out of the temple my dad and brother were there to meet us and that ment the world to me to have them there with us as well.
Afterwords we had a dinner at our house where everyone came and ate. Those who came to the temple with us and also many family and friends that were not able to be at the temple came over as well and shared in the experience with us.
I have many more pictures that I want to post but my lovely little daughter did something to the memory card that I need to fix and then I will upload more pictures for you to see. Also thanks to Tammy and Bryan for taking many, many pictures at the Temple. That was kind of the last thing that I was thinking about at that time.
Well it looks like we are going to have a full house for Thanksgiving this year. It is our year to spend Thanksgiving in Parowan with Travis family and there will be about 40 people or so there. I know what you are thinking, where could we possible fit that many people in grandma Willies house? But we seem to manage and it is always fun. I just wanted to express my thanks for my family and for my awsome husband who puts up with me. And for everything that they do for me.