Monday, February 18, 2008
The day we flew out we quickly ran to the Museum of Art. Just not enough time to get everything in. You could seriously spend a complete day in each museum.
We had a wonderful time together! I am so impressed with D.C. The people were so nice to us. We definitely couldn't hide the fact that we were out of towners. We did finally get the Metro system down thanks to a brother and brother in law who knew what they were doing...most of the time. :) I great trip! Thanks Mom and family! Oh, and a big, big THANKS to my wonderful husband who took a day off work and stayed home with the kiddos so that I could go. I am definitely spoiled!
Friday, February 8, 2008
The Sunday following Mykenna's birthday Grandma Linda, Brooklyn and Uncle Jon came over for cake and ice cream. We had a great time! It is always fun to have family near. Kenna wanted all of the candles on her cake, but when it came time to blow them out it was a little challenging. See for yourself. I don't know why she was blowing this way?
Wednesday, February 6, 2008
Mykenna had a great 4th birthday! We decorated the kitchen and dining room with pink and purple balloons and streamers. When she woke up and saw all the decorations she was so excited! She kept asking, "Am I four now? Do I get to go to kindergarten now?" I had her gifts in the middle of the table and because Dad had already gone to work she didn't want to open them until we were all home. I was surprised because what child doesn't want to rip into their presents immediately. We got Parker and Cambrie off to school and then got Mykenna ready for preschool. She was so excited to take her cupcakes to school to share with her little friends. When she got back from preschool she was starting to get a little anxious to open her gifts so we decided together to let her pick one she could open and save the rest for when everyone was home. She chose a gift from her Aunt Hilly and Uncle Kyle. She was so excited when she saw the new silver with pink fur dress shoes. They were the cutest thing. They had a bag of jewels and glitter so she could decorate them herself. We had the best time arranging the jewels and sprinkling on the glitter. Didn't she do a great job! What a great gift!
We then looked at princess dresses on the internet to see what she wanted for her birthday. She had money given from other family members and that is what she chose to spend it on. We also ran to Walmart to look at a Petshop. We found the cutest one and went up to the checkout to pay for it and ... ugh...where was my debit card...think...think...think. Oh no...When we were looking on the internet for princess dresses I had taken it out in case we wanted to purchase one. Yes, you guessed it. It was at home on the computer desk. So we had to come home empty handed. She was so good about it. It helped that by that time Dad was home and we could go home and open her gifts and have cake and ice cream.
Grandma Linda called to wish her a happy birthday and when she asked Mykenna if she was excited to be four years old Mykenna informed her that she wasn't four yet. She had decided that she wasn't four until after she had opened her gifts. She was completely spoiled and loved all her gifts. Thanks!
Monday, February 4, 2008
Sunday, February 3, 2008
Friday, February 1, 2008
I have had many emotions this last week in pondering on my personal experiences and feelings of our dear President Hinckley. Some are sad feelings, especially when I think of not seeing him stand at that beautiful pulpit again and share his powerful testimony with us. Other thoughts that are so sweet. Such as the glorious reunion he has had with our Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ and of course his beautiful reunion with his dear companion Marjorie! I have watched and listened to many tributes to him and each time fight back the tears. I have such a great love for him and his wonderful teachings and perfect example. There has never been a time, when listening to his words, that I have not felt inspired to better myself and my family. I only hope that I can remember these feelings as I go throughout my journey here.
I love this tribute, on the next post, to our dear President and I echo one of the final statements made in it..."Thank you President Hinckley for our beautiful trip together!"
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