Monday, April 20, 2009

PICTURE PALOOZA

We are taking our family on a fun vacation this weekend (posts to come), and so I wanted to get all caught up on our latest happenings in our lives.
Be prepared to for lots of pic's................
EASTER EGG HUNT AT OUR HOUSE,
WITH OUR FRIDAY NIGHT BABYSITTING
GROUP FRIENDS



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EASTER BUNNY SATURDAY
(the easter bunny comes on saturday morning
in our house)

MAGGIE PATIENTLY WAITING FOR HER
SISTERS TO WAKE UP TO LOOK THROUGH
THEIR EASTER BASKETS


SOPHIE'S FAVORITE GIFT.......A BOOK


EMERY'S................PEEPS, OF COURSE!

MAGGIE GOT A FUN POP UP GAME

(bailey got a basket too, but no pic -
bad mommy, bad mommy!)


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EASTER SUNDAY

GRAMMS ( whitney's mom) MADE MATCHING
DRESSES FOR THEM.
SOOOOO CUTE - THX GRAMMS!


BAILEY - 1 YR. OLD
(she looked so cute this day, but wouldn't smile for the camera)

MAGGIE - 4 YRS. OLD


EMERY - 7 1/2 YRS. OLD


SOPHIE - 9 YRS. OLD

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EASTER EGG HUNT
IN GRAMMS AND GRANDPA'S
BACKYARD





SITTING WITH OUR COUSINS,
CHECKING OUT OUR CANDY!

HERE'S BRETT AND WHITNEY
(we don't get pic's of us together very often,
cute couple huh?)
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THE "SPRING SING"
FRANKLIN WEST ELEMENTARY
SPRING CHORAL CONCERT

EMERY ON THE TOP ROW OF 1ST GRADERS


AND SOPHIE ON THE BOTTOM ROW OF 3RD GRADERS
(i think sophie is doomed to be on the bottom row forever,
we just call her "short and sweet")
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WHILE MOM AND DAD WASHED THE CARS,
THE GIRLS WASHED THEIR BIKES
(they were just excited to wear their new swimsuits)


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WHEN IT'S HOT AND YOU DON'T HAVE A POOL,
WHAT DO YOU DO? --
YOU MAKE DO !!
COOLERS AND BUCKETS MAKE GREAT
POOLS, WHEN FILLED WITH WATER!







BAILEY RUTH CHAPMAN

TURNED ONE YEAR OLD!


ABOVE: 1 MONTH OLD

BELOW: 1ST B-DAY


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MY "ACTIVITY DAYS" GIRLS AND ME.

WE WENT ON A HIKE DOWN THE MESA CANAL

DURING SPRING BREAK.


THIS IS US BEFORE OUR HIKE,

WE DIDN'T LOOK THIS CUTE AT THE END :)



RICH PORTER AND SOME OF THE GIRLS

GETTING A GOOD WORK OUT!


TAKIN' A BREAK BEFORE OUR HIKE BACK

TO THE CAR


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WE WENT CAMPING AT FOOL HOLLOW LAKE,

DURING THE LAST WEEKEND OF SPRING BREAK.



HERE'S OUR CAMPER .

(when we got there, there weren't any camping spots left,

so this really nice guy - who drove a motorcycle,

and was only there for the night - let us share his spot with him.

wish i would've got a pic, but he was so great!)



HERE'S MAGGIE LOOKING OUT!



OUR AWESOME DAD MAKING US SOME AWESOME

DUTCH OVEN DINNER, YUM!



EMERY MAKING HER OWN PINE NEEDLE SALAD,

BECAUSE SHE WAS SO HUNGRY WAITING FOR

DADDY TO FINISH COOKING DINNER!



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MAGGIE'S 4TH BIRTHDAY

(i don't know what's up with her hairdo,

wish i had a better pic)

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WE HAD A FAMILY PARTY FOR

MAGGIE AND BAILEY'S B-DAYS

MAGGIE SHOWIN' OFF HER BIRTHDAY ATTIRE,

AND GETTING READY TO OPEN PRESENTS


BAILEY GOT LOTS OF FUN STUFF TOO

MAGGIE'S BLOWING OUT HER CANDLE ON HER CUPCAKE....


...AND BAILEY JUST STARING AT HERS.

THEN CAME THE PINATA,

WHICH WASN'T UNTIL HOURS AFTER THE PARTY

WAS OVER, CUZ MOM AND DAD FORGOT ABOUT IT!

SO WE CALLED OUR NEIGHBORHOOD FRIENDS

AND THEY RUSHED RIGHT OVER AND HELPED US

BREAK IT OPEN, SOOOOOOOOOO FUN!

Monday, April 6, 2009

General Conference Weekend

I just have to say how much I enjoyed Conference this session. It was so nice for Brett and I to be able to actually watch all 4 sessions (brett -5). Usually we have soccer games or softball practices or something - and this year we actually got to stay home and really take advantage of the two days.
I learned so much from our dear leaders and really had so many of my prayers answered through their inspired words. One quote I really loved, was in the sunday afternoon session ( I can't remember who said it) he referrenced the scripture "Satan will sift you as wheat". He explained that it meant that Satan will make us common - like everybody else, and that really hit home to me. I am so grateful for the gospel in my life.

Here's some of the fun stuff that we did as a family during conference:


WE MADE FRIENDSHIP NECKLACES
(always a good time distraction for at least one session of conference)



WE TOOK NAPS BETWEEN SESSIONS
(thank goodness for a warm and cozy daddy)


MAGGIE DREW PICTURES OF OUR FAMILY:


This blue one is daddy

(it's hard to tell but there is a stick figure in there somewhere)


The red one is Mommy and the orange is Sophie


The big one is Emery

(Maggie was laughing cuz she gave her a big head)

and the little one is Bailey




And this one is her own self portrait

(I think she was sick of drawing by this point, cuz she has no limbs)


HERE'S BRETT AND WHITNEY

HAVING A RELAXING SUNDAY AT HOME

(actually I was trying to get a new facebook pic, but i'm not sure about this one)