Tuesday, December 21, 2010
Sunday, November 28, 2010
I love the decorations and lights and the festive fell they bring.
I love spending time with family. We are so blessed to have wonderful family's.
I love giving to others. Being able to help others at this time of year to make there holidays better is what brings us so much joy.
I love the beauty of the snow and how pretty beautiful it is to see a blanket of snow out the window.
I love that we have so many opportunities to serve others.
I love listening and singing all the wonderful Christmas Carols.
I love going to see all the beautiful light displays at Temple Square and the Zoo.
I love all the yummy treats.
I love to go to all the many parties and spending time with all our many friends.
I love little kids and seeing their eyes light up as they talk about Christmas and the excitement of seeing Santa.
Most of all I love that we are able to remember our savior born so many years ago in a humble stable and be reminded of the great blessing it is to each one of us. Our Savior is the greatest gift we will ever receive. May we never forget that that is the true meaning of Christmas and the reason we celebrate this beautiful time of year.
Thursday, November 18, 2010
1. I am so thankful for my Savior Jesus Christ. He is the real reason that we celebrate at this special time of year. I am grateful for the Atonement. What a great sacrifice He so willing did for each one of us.
4. I am grateful for my husbands family. They have added so much to my life and I am grateful for their love and friendship. Could not ask for anything better than to be raised in a loving family and then to marry into a loving family.
5. I am grateful everyday for my health and all that I have been blessed with.
6. I am so thankful for the freedoms that this great county the United States of America has provided us with. We are truly a blessed country that was founded on God. I am grateful to all who have sacrificed for our freedom's and those who continue to fight for our freedoms.
I hope that each of you will take time to reflect on all that we have to be grateful for.
Tuesday, July 6, 2010
Monday, June 28, 2010
Tyler, McKay & Lestar
Mark, John, Brandon & Treyson playing Risk. Treyson loves to play Marks army
McKenna & Lilly
Cynthia- just after she finished washing her hair. Boy did we all get a good laugh.
The Newlyweds - Spencer & Jess
Phil Bates & Rachel Teran
Treyson - showing off his army guys
Me and my shadow Ethan - He didn't want to look at the camera
Monday, June 21, 2010
Krystal & Jess's Niece - They had a great time together
Tuesday, June 15, 2010
Luke - looks like his mom
Logan & Luke - such cute little boys.
We also want to congrats Dave on his new job and hope that the move to Richmond Virginia goes smoothly.
Saturday, May 15, 2010
On Saturday we cleaned up the condo then headed over the the Bear Paw for a delicious breakfast. I must say that I have never eaten that much food but it was to good not to. The crepes were my favorite. After a late breakfast we headed down to Las Vegas. We stayed at the South Pointe hotel & casino on the far south of the strip. It was a newer hotel but really nice with a great pool where we spent part of the afternoon before heading up to get ready for the concert. Before the concert we went to dinner at a restaurant called Don Vito at our hotel. The service was a little slow but the food was amazing. I will differently eat there again.
The concert was at the MGM and the arena was great. We were just a little late so we missed meeting up with Phil and Emily before the concert but got to see them after. The concert was better than I expected and it was amazing to see at their age to be able to preform at such a high level. It was nice of Mark to get us the tickets. After the concert we met up with Phil and Emily and had some ice cream and visited for a few minutes. They didn't stay long because they needed to get home to their kids. We all had a great time at the concert.
On Sunday we got up about 8:30 and headed home. It was fun to be able to spend time with John and Tracy and look forward to the next trip to Disneyland with them and there family.
Friday, April 16, 2010
Thursday, March 18, 2010
Our big happenings is we are now proud owners of a new furnace. We had a crack in the old one and the circuit board went out so it was cheaper to get a new one. It was not what we wanted to do but it needed to be done as the old one put us at risk of carbon monoxide poisoning.
Hope you have all filed you taxes and have seen lots of money coming back to you. May you all enjoy this beautiful Easter season.
Thursday, January 28, 2010
Last weekend, Jan 22-23, I had the wonderful opportunity to attend a charity scrap booking event for the Down Syndrome Foundation of Utah. My wonderful niece started this event a few years ago because her husband Karson has three amazing siblings who have Downs and this is a way that they felt they could give back . I even was able to get a few layouts done - it is always nice to accomplish something to! My niece Marlene
This year she had the help of others which - my sister Annette, my niece Angela and her two friends Anisa & Cami. They did a super job with all the raffles, giveaways and classes. Way to go ladies. I was so great getting together with so many awesome women, many who have made a great impact on my life. It is always great to be with so many people but most important that it was to help out such a worthy cause. Thanks again for making such a wonderful event happen.
A group picture - minus a few
Friday, January 15, 2010
Thursday, January 14, 2010
Later that month I attended the charity scrapbook event - Get Down with Scrapbooking hosted my my neice Marlene. It is a great event and all the proceeds go to the Down Syndrome foundation of Utah. I had a great time and even got some pages completed.
We had the wonderful opportunity to attend the Draper LDS Temple open house with my inlaws and had a wonderful experience. It is such a blessing to have another wonderful Temple dot the Salt Lake Valley. What an amazing experience.
We headed to Las Vegas to the Mountain West basketball tournament to see both the Utah Utes and BYU Cougars play. BYU played San Diego State which they lost and Utah played Wyoming and advanced toe the championship game which they won. Phil, Natalie and Nicole attended the games with us. On Saturday we headed up to St. George to spend the remainder of the weekend with Paul, Catherine, Hallie, John Tracy, Aaron, Aidan, and Addi. It was a nice little get away.
We had new wood floors installed and boy did it make a difference and began work painting the bedrooms.
For Memorial weekend we headed to Jeff Maynes family cabin were we spent the time with many of my family. It rained to whole weekend so we spent the time indoors. It was nice to be together.
We also got to attend to open house of the Oquirrh Mountain Temple. What a beautiful temple.
Mark, his dad and two of his brothers, John and Paul, went to San Francisco to meetings for work. They also went to a the San Francisco Giants base ball game where they got to see a no hitter. Then they met up with their Uncles & Aunts, Lavor & Barbara and Doyle & Karen, who live in Livermore for a day of golf and b-bque. For the 24th of July holiday we headed to the condo in St George where we spent time with the Neuenswander from vegas, saw Footloose and the Tuachan theater, attended the Ivans town carnival and spent time catching some rays by the pool.
Our amazing Grandpa Benjamin Gunn Evans passed away at 98 years old. The whloe family minus, Kelly, Ava, Luke & Logan made the trip to Helena, Montana to pay or respects to a wonderful man and example to us all. We love him and will miss him but look forward to being with him for eternity
Later Mark had some business meeting in Phildelphia so I flew out and met him so we could spend some time with Dave, Kelly, Ava & their new twin boys, Luke and Logan. We had a great time with them. We were able to attend the Phillies - Atlanta baseball game, dinner at Cheescake factory, play with Ava and feed and hold the two boys. It was a great time.
Mark headed to Boston for business and the Neuenswander form New Jersery came out for a visit. It was great to have them here. The best part is that I got to spend two nights babysitting the adorable Luke and Logan.Logan & Luke
We headed down to the BYU-UNLV game in Las Vegas with John, Tracy, Aidan, Addie, Paul, Catherine, Val & Benda, Ron & Kerma, Doyle & Karen and Phil, Natalie & Nicole. We had a great time and ate lots of yummy food and spent time enjoying being together.
We celebrated our 13th anniversary and can say it has been an amazing journey. I love you more everyday. Could not have asked for a better husband and enternal companion.
What a wonderful time of year. We got to do so many wonderful things this month but most of all we ere able to celeberate the birth of our Savior, Jesus Christ. Without him none of this would have been possible. Look for to many more blessing in 2010.