Friday, November 12, 2010

Impel Clothing!

Impel clothing is back! Yeah for the return of modesty! Hurry and pot may get a free cami!

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Evie's Blessing

The Sunday after Clyde's Baptism, we blessed Evie. We figured...since all the family was there...why not?! It was a unbelievably hot in the chapel (the chapel A/C broke)... but she got blessed and it was a beautiful day!

Friday, September 17, 2010

Clyde's Baptism

Clyde, my fabulous step-father, FINALLY got baptized! Clyde was introduced to the church before I was born...and slowly amd methodically grew a testimony of his own. He surprised us all, even my mom. One Sunday evening he called me and asked if I had a minute to talk. I was actually thinking that he was calling about a business deal that we were working on. Kind of exhausted with talking about the business, I reluctantly agreed to talk. He said: "Erika, I would like you to think of a time that we can meet...pause, you can come to my baptism. Seriously, it took me literally seconds to understand what he was really saying and then to actually speak. WHAT?! I started to cry. I never thought this day would come on earth. My mom did. If you know her, I am sure she mentioned it to you a couple thousand times. ;) But she was right.
Well, my parents flew out all of my siblings and their families to witness this amazing event. Over 40 people came (and stayed in my parents house...yes all of really, I am serious, all 40+ of us). It was really special. The grandchildren sang, my nephew baptized him, and my bother confirmed him. Pretty cool. Well, this all happened Memorial Day Weekend. But this past weekend, he received the Melchesidek (sp?) Priesthood. Next Memorial Day, we will all gather to see my parents temple wedding. Good stuff, right?! And now for the pictures.
Clyde and my nephew Tim All the people who came...have you ever seen so many?!Family Spectators
Grandkids Choir Kaden with his BFF Phelan
All the family who came and saw him receive the Aaronic Priesthood.
Family Festivities @ my parents house.
Mike and Evie
Kaden, Sydney, and Mia (they found and captured and suffocated many mini frogs)
Kaden displays the cutlery
Jenn and Kaden
Grandma and Grandpa talking to Evie
Kaden, Phelan, and Andy
Sydney and Mia
Kaden and Nick
Sisters...Deanna and Erika
Birthday Twins...Uncle Clair and Erika

We Moved!

Nick went to Interview for a New Mexico State Assistant District Attorney job on June 5th. By June 9th, Nick accepted the job offer, we put a bid on a house, and we started packing. Nick's job started 2.5 weeks later.
Panic set in.
Nick was leaving in 2 weeks. We packed like crazy while he was home. But after he left...I had 4 kids to take care of, a 5 BR house to pack up, and drive out to meet him.
Anxiety galore!
The kids and I (along with myfabulous sister and niece) rolled into Alamogordo, NM on July 13th. We did it. I still say that this summer was one of the toughest times of my life...but I did survive it! Gracefully?! Nope. But I survived. I should say...We all survived!

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Evie-- 6 Weeks

Evie is 6 weeks and all dressed up!

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

They say it's your birthday...'s Kaden's Birthday too, Yeah!
(ok, so it doesn't work...don't judge.)
Kaden is 4!

Things I LOVE about Kaden:
  • He says the funniest things!
  • He loves his "Bunny Hop"
  • He has the cutest smile
  • He is so polite...I rarely have to remind him
  • He is loving and shows it
  • He is easily entertained
  • He laughs every time he burps or "toots"
  • He is happy and joyful
  • He makes my life easier!

Monday, May 3, 2010

More Pictures of the Cutie Girl...

The Flash Eyes
Pretty Girl with her paci
Pretty much DONE with the photo shoot!

Glassy Eyes

Bless You!
Lovin' with Onyx
Linds and Evie
Sweet and Relaxed