Saturday, January 16, 2010

A Mother's Work...

A wonderful thing was about to happen....but first, we had to shovel snow!! When we all got there, set up and assembled, Brother Keone Liddell conducted the meeting-

Brother Garth Hadley spoke-

Brother Jim Dunlop spoke-

And Brother Noel Stott spoke and presented Adam with his Eagle Scout Award!

Adam's Brothers, Brad and Drew changed his neckerchief-

And Adam joined them in the "Eagles Nest"-

After the meeting, there were hugs!

The proud Grandma-

And the exstatic Parents (and sister too!)!

Sometimes, a Mother's work actually does get done....those were happy and difficult years.

Adam, we couldn't be more proud of you. Take what you've learned and take on the world!

Christmas time was bittersweet this year. We were able to be all together this year. Brad came home from New York, Drew is home from school. Annie and Jay came over for Christmas Eve from thier home in Tigard. It was fun to be together!

We did all the usual things:

Fondue dinner

Christmas Jammies (Jay is official now-he has his own jammies!)

Photos of all the kids

We know that this time is fleeting now.

Brad will be in Afghanistan next Christmas

Drew will be in Guatemala

Adam will be in college!

Annie and Jay should still be local

Lainey will be in High School!


Changes around here are no longer subtle.

We love our little family and are so proud of everyone!

We hope every one had a wonderful Christmas and a Happy New Year!