Monday, October 25, 2010

Chryl's Tender Mercy

A friend in my ward has been diagnosed with cancer. She is an amazing woman. Another friend and I went to visit her this last week. This flower pot sits on her front porch. She told us that the Gerber Daisy hadn't bloomed all summer. However, on the day she was diagnosed she came home to find it had bloomed. She said it was her tender mercy and it had bloomed just for her. I agree.

Gardner Village Witches Day Out

Hiking the Wellsvilles October 2010

Jill, Alycia, Jenna, Rob, Frank, Sean and Phil (not pictured).

Sunday, October 24, 2010

September Birthdays


Frank is 18!
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Rob is 12!

Monday, October 18, 2010

Never Serious

I wanted to take some family photos outside of the Logan Tabernacle after Stake Conference. When my kids hear the words "I want to take a picture" something clicks inside them and they can't pose for a picture. They are either frowning or being silly. I have learned I have to take what I can get!

President Willie's Quilt

This quilt was given to our Stake President this October. A new Stake Presidency was called and President Willie, President Zilles and President Stewart were released. President Willie is in our ward so the Mendon 2nd Ward Relief Society pieced this "Log Cabin" quilt for him and his wife to thank them for all their service. Holly Gordon quilted it. We asked the women of the ward to donate any fabric scraps they had. It turned out awesome!

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

General Conference October 2010

We were able to go to the afternoon session of General Conference. It was really neat because now that Jenna is over 8 years old our whole family can go. It was really awesome to be there all together. We had great seats. The boys were able to go to the Priesthood Session as well that night. They also were able to attend and ice cream social afterwards with the General Young Men's Presidency. Very cool.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Women's Conference 2010

Our stake was able to attend the General Women's Conference in Salt Lake City. It was amazing as always. My sister, Cindy, came with our ward. We drove down together and the stake paid for all the sisters to have dinner at Sizzler. The talks were fantastic and the Spirit was felt. I love this picture of Cindy and I outside of the Salt Lake Temple.

Friday, October 1, 2010

Alyica Rae Today

Alyica Rae Today is the nickname we have for Alycia. We love having her in our family. What a lot of personality she has. She has played soccer for years and loved it but this year she decided to change directions and began cheerleading. Her dad had to go through a little bit of a mourning period but is beginning to accept it. She loves to dress up crazy any chance she can get. In this picture is wearing her Homecoming Day attire. The bottom picture is of brownies that didn't quite work out. Instead of 1/4 tsp. of baking soda she put in a 1/4 cup of baking soda. This turned out to be a great science experiment! We love you Alycia Rae Today!

Our Jenna

Jenna is so full of life. We are so blessed to have her happy spirit in our home. This fall she ran her first Family 1 Mile Fun Run. This is her coming across the finish. She did great. She loves to sew. This picture is of her sewing her first project - a skirt. It turned out darling. The picture of the cardboard mailbox is of one that Jenna made to hang outside her bedroom door. (Just in case she gets some mail). The last picture is of her and her good friend Elle on their first day of school (4th grade). We love you Jenna!