Sunday, September 30, 2007

I'm Back

It feels like ages since I have posted. My life has been very busy and full of special events. First Natalie was safely delivered to the MTC. It was a difficult thing saying goodbye to her. She has been with us since June and we have had such great time together. She was very emotional (goodbyes have always been hard for Nat)and would stop every so often that morning and wipe away a few tears. We have since heard from her and she is doing fabulous. She said that as soon as she couldn't see us she felt better. I am trying to post info and letters on her blog. If you are interested check it out. If this link doesn't work on your server I also have her blog listed in the right side column under check it out.

We also safely delivered Katey to BYUI. Here she is unpacking. Please note the feet on the end of her bed. I guess someone was tired from the eternal drive to Rexburg. She seems to be doing great. We don't hear from her much. I guess her social life must be great.

While we were in Rexburg we also got to spend time with Sean. He did a Dirt Bike Race on Saturday. He won a tropy and some really gruesome blisters. It was great to be with him on his turf. He showed us his apartment ( I'm so sorry Sean) and took us to a great pizza place. We got to sneak a peek at the ring he bought for Stacey. He proposed after we left town. We are excited for him and Stacey. She is a fun, positive, and a beautiful woman, who seems to love our Sean like crazy. We can't wait for her to become a part of our family on December 21st in Salt Lake City.

Finally, We have our Danielle all alone at home with Mom and Dad. She is taking it well. She quickly arranged the bathroom with all of her stuff and got rid of everyone else's stuff. She is a great girl and fun to be around. Hopefully Mom and Dad aren't too boring for her.

I feel very grateful for all the great moments I have had with my kids the last month. It is hard to be away from them, but at the same time I am excited for them and all the wonderful adventures that lay before them.

Wednesday, September 5, 2007

Off She Goes

Katey is spreading her wings and flying off to college this weekend. We are making a quick whirlwind trip to drop her off. She is a very quiet girl around the house but now it will be even quieter. I am excited for her to have this experience. This is such a great time in life for a young woman. I know she will be a fantastic student and have a fabulous time getting to know new friends. Another great thing is that her brother will be around to show her the ropes and take her to get groceries. To Katey I say, " Fly Katey Fly".

Saturday, September 1, 2007

See Ya

Sean hit the road today. Back to Idaho for him. He was dreading the drive but looking forward to being with Stacy again. His truck was loaded down as usual. It was a blast to have him here with us for a few weeks. I just wish Idaho wasn't so far away. Speaking of which, I will be in Idaho next weekend to drop of Katey for school. Just a quick whirlwind trip.

The pictures are from the trip Sean and Ken took to the Channel Islands. They went Kayaking in all the sea caves. They say the picutures don't do the place justice. The water was clear and everything was beautiful. They said there was all kinds of sea life around the caves. I am sure this will be a trip they will want to do again. By the way, the fuzzy pictures are courtesy of a disposable underwater camera.