Sunday, February 21, 2010

Fancy Dance

Last night Stephen and I went to the Fancy Dance out in Durham. Our WONDERFUL friends the Gilreaths are in a ward out there and their youth put on a dance for the adults. The provide babysitting, have a DJ, and good refreshments. Plus, you get to dress up!!! I mean really, how often as adults do you get to dress fancy and go dancing?? We really loved it!! We had a fantastic evening with FABULOUS friends!! I love our "formal" pictures and our silly pictures:)

The other AWESOME couple are the Fife's, we have so much fun with these couples!! They are so great!!!

*A big THANKS to the absolutely wonderful Afton for my dress!*

Beautiful Day!

I love having a park within walking distance, on warmer days we love heading down and having fun! Uncle Kyle even has some fun too!

Valentines Day!!

I think I had the best Valentines Day EVER!!!! My husband is so WONDERFUL!!! Not only did he write the beautiful post for me, but he had the whole weekend planned! He totally surprised me this year. He arranged for the older kids to be at friends houses for the weekend, and the younger two to be at home with uncle Kyle, so that we could go to a hotel for the whole weekend. And if that wasn't enough, he had a treatment at the spa for me, and he bought other gifts. I was just in awe! He really is that AWESOME!!! I loved every minute of my getaway, Thank you Stephen!

Sunday when we got home, we enjoyed being with the family and having a nice steak dinner with angel food cake for dessert. It was so YUMMY! Stephen and I gave the kids their cards and little treats, which they really enjoyed. It was just PERFECT!!!

Thursday, February 11, 2010

To My Sweet Wife, Katie!

Wow!! I have the most amazing wife in the world!! Katie, you are the best and I am so grateful that you are my wife. You do so much for me and help me be such a better man. You are a wonderful mom to our children, who love and respect you! You give so freely of yourself and do so much for your family without any thought of return. At times you may feel that you are taken for granted but I cannot thank you enough for all that you do and the wonderful person you are.

I do not know nor will ever understand how you can take care of 4 kids, keep the house spotless, cook such wonderful meals, make lunches, change diapers, feed babies, do loads of laundry, take time to call me during the day just to hear my voice, go shopping, put away groceries, help with homework, prepare lessons, coach basketball, and then give me the sweetest kiss with the biggest smile on your face when I get home! I am so proud of you and so blessed to have you in my life. I would never want it any other way. I love you so much and love being with you. You have truly made my life worthwhile. Thank you so much!!!

love forever and always your husband,

P.S. I love to watch you play basketball!! You are awesome!

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Future All-Star

Thursday was Hailey's last basketball game and she had a great season. I really like watching her play and seeing her try her very best. She is quite funny about playing though. Some games she will be really in to it, and will block shots, get steals, and get open, but other times she is out playing with her hair, or laughing with a friend. As long as she is having fun it is great. I tried very hard to record her games, but I am awful at filming, and with the other 3 with me it just didn't work out. So, I just a got a few pictures and one video of her defense in a game and one of her making a basket during warm-up. She didn't make a basket in a game, but she never really got the ball that much, and when she did she usually passed it. Hailey did really well on defense and I loved when she would block a shot or get a rebound.