Monday, July 21, 2008

Ron & Kim's 28th Anniversary

Part 1

The last three anniversary's have been spent on Lake Powell, so I'm glad we're home today to officially celebrate. Ron is amazing. He can fix anything. To say he's a hard worker is an understatement. He loves to make me happy. He is pretty easy going. And he has been a great father. It is really weird to think it's been 28 years. I can't wait to see what the next 28 will bring. For the kids, here's a review in pictures. There are a lot of pictures, so this is just the basics. And a few of the girls asked that I not do Slide shows anymore because they can never copy the pictures, and if you have the blog printed, the slide show pictures don't show up. So sorry these posts are kind of long - but I guess 28 years is kind of long too. I love you, Ron!

First date, June 1978
Luau, April 1979
Sadie Hawkins Dance, March 1980

Senior Prom June 1980

February 1981
December 1983

October 1986

My favorite Halloween picture of the boys.

Brad is Pinochio, Matt is a monkey

Ron & Kim's 28th Anniversary

Part 2

January 1987

April 1988

May 1989

Our favorite picture of the girls

December 2002

(Brad was on his mission in Santiago, Chile)

I think we've spent at least 20 summers at Lake Powell.

Ron & I really have traveled quite a bit. We've been on five cruises. Visited at least 13 states and four foreign countries.
Ron & I have attended 13 temples in all of our travels.

November 2007

Jenn & Jordan's wedding made the fourth temple wedding of our children

Ron & Kim's
28th Anniversary
Part 3

This is how our family looks today. Ron and I are so proud of all of our kids and how they live their lives. We are indeed the sum of all of our parts.

Matt & Ashley, Drew & Charlie

Brad & Kara with Hallie

Jenn & Jordan

Rebekah & David

Elder Scott Marx

Brazil Belo Horizonte Mission

Stay tuned....the best is yet to be.

Sunday, July 20, 2008

Brad and Kara Moved

Hallie woke up Saturday morning to an almost-empty apartment.
She waved goodbye to the only home she'd ever known (Brad & Kara's second apartment)

She waved goodbye to the cactus

and took a six-hour ride in the car.

This is Hallie's new home.
Hallie thinks her daddy's friends brought her lots of boxes to play with. She's glad Uncle Matt drove a trailer down and helped move her crib so carefully.

While she lives in San Diego, her daddy will be busy studying here.

Hallie is also looking forward to walking across the street with her mommy and visiting this store. Guess what, this store is also right across the street. Hallie will have endless opportunities for brousing when the house needs to be quiet for daddy to study.

Have fun unpacking Hallie, give your mom & dad lots of kisses from us.

Thursday, July 17, 2008

random shots. I'll let the girls put up the pictures of their individual families.

The girls
All three together now
oh, scotty

I miss this goofy kid
The family
And now I'm off on a grand adventure. Las Vegas to Tucson to San Diego back to Las Vegas. It will be fun. Check out Kara's Tucson Farewell.

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Sneek Peek

The little people in my life. I love these guys so much!

More pictures to come...

Friday, July 11, 2008

To Litany,

Please, update your blog.

New times (and gas prices) call for new ettiquette. Why drive across town to congratulate and see beautiful little Jaxson in person, when I could read about him and see him on my computer? Update. Pictures. please.

Tuesday, July 08, 2008

Lake Powell
July 3-8

We were supposed to be there till the 8th. Jenn needed to come home on Sunday to go to girls' camp. Sickness hit Matt's family on Saturday, by Sunday morning they had had enough fun and left a couple of days early. Finally on Monday, Ron & I left to get back to work. It was a short and sweet trip, but we sure had a great time while we were all there. We missed Scotty, the lake wasn't the same without him.