Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Dasvidania Jess!

For those who don't know Dasvidania means good bye in Russian. My cute little sister Jessie left for Russia today for 4 months to teach English. She will be living in St. Petersburg with a russian family. I'm so excited for her, it will be such a neat and great experience! We are going to miss her so very much! She is my little buddy! We do everything together and she has me going on many crazy adventures with little Whit. I will miss her everyday text messages, phone calls, and many visits! Thank you Jess for being a great example to me and teaching me so much about loyalty and friendship. You are a great friend to all those around you and you will do a GREAT job teaching English! I love you!!!

I am so grateful for families! I'm grateful that I was raised in the gospel and I'm grateful for my parents who taught me. I am also grateful for all my cousins, aunts, uncles, and grandparents who have been there for me my whole life. I can't think of anything that I enjoy more then spending time with them. I am so grateful for Danny. He is a great husband. He is such a hard worker and is so patient with me! Good Luck Jess, we love you!

Jess, Dad, Mom, and Whit in Cali.

Dinner in Park City.

My very handsome hubby with Whitney.

Whitney eating food for the first time!

She's just so exhausted!

Thursday, August 21, 2008

Whitney's Boyfriend

We have started babysitting our friends Rochelle & Chad's little boy Camden on Wednesdays and it has been so fun! I put Whit and Camden in her crib and went to get my camera and when I got back Whit had rolled over and Camden was sucking on her arm. It was pretty funny! They are so cute together. So fun!

Friday, August 15, 2008

Summer Fun!

Whit has started rolling over and I think its the cutest thing ever! Every morning when I go to get her up out of her crib she has rolled over and she looks up at me and gives me a big smile! I love my little baby girl and can't enough of her!!

Parkers Birthday dinner at Chili's with little Whit, big Whit, and grandma Suz. Parker just turned 15. I can't believe how big he is getting, time just goes by to dang fast!

For mutual last week we went and hiked Donut Falls. Whit did great! She is such a good baby and so stinkin cute (although my opinion is super biased!) :)

We had dinner with the Stallings, which was way past due! Cute Racquel is 8 months pregnant and you can't even tell! It was so fun to see them and we all enjoyed the guitar playing. Good times!

Darren and Lacy were in town and we got to see them for a little bit. It is always fun to get together with them and it makes us appreciate great friends!

Boating! I will admit, I had a little bit of anxiety because of the RAIN and HAIL and LIGHTNING we experienced on the lake! However, it was a lot of fun especially watching the boys tube.

Danny's Family. We all went to dinner for Dom's 12th birthday.

Picnic at the Terraces. Cute little Ethan! Isn't he just the cutest?!?!

We're sad that summer is coming to an end, but we have had alot of fun and have created lots of lasting memories. Thanks everyone for making it so great!

Monday, August 4, 2008

Girls Camp

We just returned from girls camp last week and we all had a lot of fun! It was such a great learning experience for me. It was fun to get to know the girls better and bond with them. We had great leaders and it was fun to spend time with them and learn from their great examples! I love serving in YW's and I love the leaders I serve with! Here are some pic's of our fun outing:

Our theme was WOW: Women of Worth. Here is all of us with our awesome sweatshirts! Bishop Bradshaw sportin a sweet "Hello Kitty" party hat! What a trooper.
Me, Dr. T, and Meg.
Whitney got to come to girls camp. Lucky girl! We stayed at our stake property up past Park City which was super close to Vicki and Harold's house so me and Whitney would sleep over there. Vicki babysat Whit Wednesday and Thursday while I was at camp. It was also fun to spend time with them in the evenings. Oakley is so beautiful and Harold and Vicki are so accommadating! I had gourmat breakfast and dinner every day! It was awesome! I could totally get use to that.
We had a great time and I'm grateful for all the wonderful leaders who put so much time into making camp awesome! Edie did a FABULOUS job with the food and Jolene was the perfect person as our camp director. I also want to thank the girls for teaching me so much through their un spoken example, making me want to be a better leader/person, and for always making me laugh!