Thursday, July 21, 2011

Cast removed!!

Super cool! Maddie had a DR appt today to check her arm. After the X-ray, the Dr came in and said "I'd like to take your cast off today" Maddie and I, at the same time, both said "WHAT?" He said "it has been 5 weeks and it is 90% healed, so lets take it off." She needs to wear a brace for the next 2 weeks, but who cares!!!! YAHOOO! SWEET FREEDOM!!!

Tuesday, July 19, 2011


We are in full summer mode! "What are we going to do today?" "Nothing!!" It is awesome!
We watch movies, swim, ride bikes, hang with friends! I LOVE IT!

Hers are some pics of Summer...

Emi and Max set up a movie in the front yard on a hot night!
Look! The bulbs we planted at Spring break came up! We had some doubt since we bought the bulbs at the $1 Store.
Grace and Max - little fish!
4th of July Parade in SCV. Howard and Heather came down and spent Sunday and Monday morning with us.

Jr, Kirk and Owen
Max - taking front row as the "unofficial mayor of Cross St."
We had a little fireworks display!
Max and John running for their lives! I can hear my dad now... "that's not very safe!" :)

Maddie feeling the heat has her cast wrapped in ice packs!
NEW CAST!! After having that huge cast for 3 weeks, Maddie got a new, shorter, bright yellow cast. She is so happy to have movement in her elbow! So if all goes well she will get it off in a month.
Ok that's all for now! Better than I have done in a year! Until next time... Night!

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

My Parents are in Africa

This has been an exciting 6 months for our family. My parents volunteered to serve a mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. They submitted their paperwork and received an assignment to serve in Tonga.
Well, nothing changes like plans. My father was later called to serve as a Mission President which changed the call from 23 months to 3 years and from Tonga to AFRICA! They left last Monday to serve in the Zambia Lusaka Africa Mission.
Zambia holds one one of the Wonders of the World called Victoria Falls.

We are so grateful for their willingness to serve, to sacrifice and to teach us those lessons!
I pray the Lord will watch over them and keep them safe. Now I need to save my $$$$$ to get us there to see them!