Friday, July 18, 2008

Our OLD/NEW school desk

So, when we went to O.K., we brought home this old desk my grandpa gave to Neil. Nicholas and I sanded it. All I have to say is they sure don't make furniture like they use to. Things were built to last, so unlike this day and age......

Now, that it's finished and painted a bright red, we can use it in the basement! So, fun to play school with, don't you think?

Nicholas turns 8!

So, Nicholas turned 8 today, that is July 11th, 2008. He asked for a BYU cake and helped assist in giving icing directions. He was very happy with how his cake turned out.
His party of friends singing "Happy Birthday" with a very zealous BYU fan, AKA Jacob Dutton.

It was water gun mania that ended with the kids attacking Eric. All I heard was "Get the adult!"

Nicholas asked for very few things. At the top of his list was getting a new bike. He's been without a bike since early last summer when his chain broke. He sure is happy to have it!

Grandma and Grandpa Halliday stopped by to give Nicholas a few presents, one of which is the BYU shirt Nicholas just had to put on right away! ; ) A big thanks from Nicholas to Grandma and Grandpa. They always know just what to get him!

At the end of the party, we all went to the park for some baseball fun!
L to R
Eric, Hugh, Stephanie
Julia behind on the ground, she didn't want to be in the picture.
Ana, Anna Dutton, Ian Clark, Jacob Dutton, Jonas Clark, Nicholas, Thomas Holmes,
Justin Garvin, Hunter Anderson, Dallas Ewell

Thursday, July 3, 2008

My Italian necklace!

Dustin and Julia went to Italy for the Baroque Ensemble choir tour and picked it up for me. Thank you Dustin and Julia! : ) Besides the tons of compliments, people keep asking me where I bought it... I told them from the gypsy's.... , right Julia? : ) You should see the looks. Ha! Ha!

Elder Neil Kekoa Young

My little brother's growing up! He's a cute missionary that all the teenage girls are going to loooove. Ha! Ha!

Talking to Isaac before leaving for the MTC

Holding Elena, Sarah Tracy and Sydni Garvin waiting for us to leave as they will be watching 6 kiddies while we're at the MTC.

Neil dropping off luggage

In the MTC lobby, after Elder Neil Young receives his tag and "celestial dot".
In the meeting room, holding baby Hugh..., I found out later we weren't supposed to take pictures here. Oops! If I had known, I would have taken more outside. Bummer!

Leaving the MTC without Elder Neil Young....

Going to Oklahoma for Neil's farewell

At the beginning of our 20 hour trip to Oklahoma! Don't we look excited?!!!

At the half-way point in Limon, Colorado at the Holiday Inn Express.

We made it to Mounds, OKLAHOMA! It's midnight. Yikes that has to hurt, Julia!

So, Mom and Dad's dryer broke and we dried our clothes the old-fashioned way! ; )
On the way to Grandma and Grandpa Whittenburg's, we stopped to see this turtle in the road.

Great-Grandma and Great-Grandpa Whittenburg with Julia
Cute baby Hugh with cousin Andrew Young.

Isaac, Neil, and Nicholas hanging out Sunday...

At the Oklahoma Aquarium, where we came across a 220-year old Alligator Turtle. It was so cool to see the Sharks get fed fresh fish too!

Nicholas, Hugh, and Eric measuring up to the Alligator Gar that lives in Oklahoma.

Hugh with Grandma Young: What a cute smile!

Hugh and Grandma Young:
If you chance to meet a frown, do not let it stay...
Quickly turn it upside down and smile that frown away.
We ate at Braums Ice Cream store a lot! We love that place! Eric is eating his as well as my ice cream cone! He loved the ice cream as you can see! Haha! He didn't like that I was filming him being gluttonous. : ) We think Braums should come to Utah! Yum!