Friday, July 30, 2010


This is Sean in Kindergarten.  Happy kid, huh?

This is Sean graduating from BYUI.  Happy man, huh?

Look what else he got while he was away at college.

McKenzie is telling him she is proud!

Overcome with emotion.

This beautiful woman is his greatest fan.  

Here he is with the scholarship committee.  They are very happy and proud of him.  He looks a lot like them.  His nose comes from the woman with the bad bangs.  The rest of his looks came from that really handsome guy on the right.  

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Under Construction

No the baby is not under construction.

It was brought to my attention last week that if my blog was viewed on any browser other than Safari that everything was discombobulated.  Wow, how long had this been going on?  I don't know why and the only thing I can think of is that I tried out some new options that blogger was offering for downloading photos and apparently that also included options for new templates that I overlooked.

So how is it now?  Is it looking a little more normal?  I still have a few kinks to work out so it is in the Under Construction status.

Now for the good stuff... the BEST stuff.

On Sunday we joined together as family and friends to witness the blessing of our sweet little grand daughter McKenzie Mae.  Sean pronounced a beautiful blessing on her.  She was so adorable and sweet.  She made just a little peep during the blessing so that we would all remember that she was there and listening.  Stacey, her pretty momma, had her looking just as cute as could be.  Then we all had a lovely lunch together.  I was so happy to see this group through my camera lens.  People I love the most!

The Kirtleys and the Hawkes Families

The Daddy and the Mommy.  Cutest Family!

The Main Attraction

Finally ... Picture of the Grandma who is behind the lens usually.  Love, Love, Love those chubby,  kissable cheeks.

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Thought for a Sunday

I find the great thing in this world is not so much where we stand, as in what direction we are moving: To reach the port of heaven, we must sail sometimes with the wind and sometimes against it - but we must sail, and not drift, nor lie at anchor.
- Oliver Wendel Holmes

Monday, July 5, 2010

Not One Picture!

We had a fabulous 4th of July weekend and I didn't take a single picture!  It started  Saturday with a Barbque-swim party with our amazing friends who are our chosen family.  We ate, and talked, and swam, and ate, and ate, and talked and talked.  It was sooooo good to see everyone. Sunday we were guests at Scott and Amanda's for dinner and great fireworks.  Thanks guys - great show.  It's very cool when the kids start doing the entertaining at their house.  I am so grateful for this beautiful, free, country that we live in.  God bless America!

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Happy Birthday

I guess we shouldn't be surprised that he has chosen to parachute out of a plane to celebrate 50 years.

No - I'm not worried about it - just excited for him.  I will be there to watch, after all I am his biggest fan!

Happy Birthday Ken