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

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!)

Happy 4th of July!

Happy 4th of July! We had a wonderful day celebrating the independence of our nation. We are so thankful for the freedom that God has blessed us with. We are so thankful for those serving and those who have served our country.
We celebrated the 4th with the Hainer Family. We had a ton of fun. We walked down to Porter Park to watch the 4th of July Parade. We had sno-cones, cotton candy and ice cream. Kali, Gracie, Grace and I went on the carousel. We went to the ward BBQ and then went to the movies to see Get Smart. Very Funny! Afterwards since it was still extremely hot we went to the Splash Park to cool down. (clothes and all). Dan and Rob held Me and Kali under the Big Bucket against our will and we were SOAKED! It was so fun. After that we got ready for a dinner picnic. We had fried chicken, macaroni salad, fruit salad, watermelon, chips and lemonade. We played games and watched fireworks. The girls ran around the field and played in a blanket fort. We had a great day and hope that you did too! Happy 4th of July!