Faith in God includes faith in his timing -Neal A. Maxwell

Friday, November 21, 2008

Our Little Family

These are some of our new favorite family photos.
Megan did a beautiful job. She is very talented.
It is so nice to have some beautiful, current pictures of our little family.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

I Love To See The Temple

Gracie singing I love to see the temple.

Monday, November 10, 2008

It's Christmas Time!

I love, love, love, love, love Christmas.
It is my favorite time of the year. I love spending time with family and friends, kissing under the mistletoe, Christmas trees, lights, music, singing, movies, colors, symbols, generousity, kindness, love, food, traditions, decorating and especially the celebration of the birth of our Savior Jesus Christ.
Today I have been making Christmas ornaments for Operation Elf and decorating.
I'm in the Christmas Spirit!
Merry Christmas

Monday, November 3, 2008

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Cute As A Mouse

I am Minnie Mouse for Halloween this year

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Happy Harvest

Cute as a Pumpkin!

Look at this one!


I Love Daddy & Mommy!

Our First Time In A Potato Patch

Lovin My Sweetheart!

Grace helping Mommy pick potatoes.

Grace helping Daddy.

This Is Fun!

Love Pickin Potatoes!

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Animal Farm

Grace had so much fun seeing horses, cows, sheep and goats at the livestock center of BYU-I with the playgroup.
What a face!
Hi Horsey!

Sunday, September 28, 2008

Olympics Day!

Friday September 26th 2008, Grace participated in the University Village Ward Olympics. It started out pretty rough as she cried the first 30 to 45 min. She did not want to participate. Then she decided to have a fun time. It helped a lot when her friend Gracie showed up. She rolled the big ball, ran in some races, carried an egg on a spoon and kicked a soccer ball. She had a great time. At the end, all of the kids got the cutest medals. What a lovely activity! Everyone did a great job and the kids were darling.

Friday, September 19, 2008

Fun Family Friday Night!

For our Fun Family Friday Night we had barbequed chicken burgers, chips, apples and had yummy smores for dessert. Gracie rode her tricycle, we sang songs and played. We had fun trying to take decent pictures. Well we got a few at least.

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Fun Night!

Fun With Gracie and Grace

A Rockin Good Time! Giddy Up Horsey!

Daemyn, Gracie and Grace!

Sunday, August 31, 2008

Lots of News!

Life has been nothing but crazy this past month! Crazy is an understatement! We went to Washington when my dad had a heart attack. Good news.....He is doing great and is good as new! On July 31st while recovering from his surgery, he walked out the garage to get his newspaper, and was attacked by two pitbulls! What a nightmare it was! He had surgery and is now recovering again. When we thought all of the craziness was over we had one more big surprise! Saturday August 9th 2008, I started to not feel well. Things deterioriated quickly and I became white as a ghost, no strength, dizzy, and sleeping constantly. I collapsed on my way to the doctor, ambulance came and was in the hospital by Thursday August 14th 2008. I was shocked to find out that I have Hemo-lytic-anemia! My body had been blowing up and destroying my blood cells. I had only 1/3 of my blood left in my body. A normal woman has a blood count between 38 and 40. My # was at 14! The doctors said that I was so blessed to still be here! My body was fighting hard to keep going. I was hospitalized for the next 5 days and had 4 blood transfusions, tests, bone marrow biopsy,etc, etc, etc! So now my numbers are going up and up, little bit by little bit! This might just go away and I could be fine or I might have to deal with it on and off for the rest of my life. Time will tell, but I feel positive about the out come. I have been so blessed in the process with many miracles. The Lord has been truly mindful of our family! I am so thankful for all the prayers and fasting! We are excited to be back in Rexburg and start this new fall semester!

Morgan and Grace!

I Love my dear friend Morgan Martinsons!

Adorable Nieces!

Gracie & Alayna!

I Love my dear friend Alayna Beckstead!

Monday, July 28, 2008

Love from Washington!

Just Checking In...
We just wanted to say hi! We hope that all family and friends are doing well! We got to Washington on Thursday the 24th of July. Dan, Gracie and I had a wonderful trip. We had great all night talks, lots of music and beautiful scenery as we drove through Idaho, Montana and Washington. We got fresh Yakima Cherries! YUM!!!!! We surprised all of our families. It was soooo fun. Dan's mom screamed! Great Moments! Thank you for all of your prayers and concern for my dad and family. He is doing quite well after his surgery and can resume activity by the end of this week. He just has to take it easy! All Grandparents just love having Gracie with them. (Aunts, uncles and cousins too). She is so excited to see everyone and doesn't feel she needs mommy and daddy.(We're not bitter)! On Friday we went to Bradley Park with Grandma Ottosen and cousin Rebecca. We played at the Playground and went to see the ducks at the Lake. We had a great time! We have filled up lots of time visiting with family! It has been fun to see friends from church! Fun to date my husband! Fun to shop at great stores (especially for scrapbooking) YEAH!
We hope that everyone is having a great summer! All our love and thanks to you! We will keep posting!

Hello World!

Monday, July 21, 2008

Our first official vacation day!

Today July 21st 2008 is our first official vacation day! Dan just finished his semester and we start classes again in September. We went to the splash park and had more fun! It is just so nice to be together as a family.

Sunday, July 13, 2008

I'm a big girl now!

Our Grace is so excited to be a big girl in a big girl bed!
Yeah!!!!!!!!! She even stays in all night without getting out,
and waits for us in the morning. Our little girl is growing
up so fast. Time flies! What a sweetie pie!

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

A great time at the Splash Park!

Monday July 7th 2008 Grace and I, Kali, Gracie and Daemyn, Lacey, Gracie, Samantha and Levi and walked to the Splash Park. We then met up with Megan, Liam, Ossi and Megan's sister Tamsin. It was so nice to play in the water, relax in the sunshine and hang out with friends. We then had a great walk back to University Village. It's great exercise!

Left to Right- Daemyn, Gracie O, Levi, Gracie H and Gracie A.

The Three Beautiful Gracies!
Love the Slide! (Well at least after she is on it!)