Saturday, August 27, 2016

Kate's blessing

June 26, 2016

Kate was blessed in the Capitol Hill ward.  We tried to do it in Arizona when family was down for John's graduation, but our Bishop didn't allow baby blessings to be done in the home.

John gave Kate a wonderful blessing.  Some things he blessed her with (for my memory):  a rich and blessed life, that she will have a testimony of the Gospel, that she will have a strong relationship with your sisters and brothers (I teased John about this after and said brothers?  There's another one? :)), a father and mother who love you, that she will make it through hard days and hold on to the Gospel, that she will have a healthy body and be able to do all things, to stay strong and stay close to Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ, and that she is supported not only by the men in this group but by your family, especially your parents.

She looked so beautiful in her white dress (same one that Brooklyn and Remmy were blessed in).

Jake was done with pictures. 

Friday, August 26, 2016

more of June

Worland - I hardly took any pictures, but we had a blast (like usual).  We went up on a Thursday, came home Sunday.  The kids played constantly with cousins, we went swimming, played games, Maverik, the usual.
these cuties were able to wear these matching shirts again this summer

Rich brought up a badminton set and adults and kids had fun playing.

John and Uncle Bruce at work in the garage making a Mortensen sign for our home.

our nightly ritual this summer - naked or almost naked kids, popsicles, cousins, and Grandma squirting them off with the hose.

angel child

We went down to Provo to see James and Sara's new house.  We played at a splash pad nearby, ate pizza, and eventually went to Macy's for ice cream.

Brynna was so sweet with Remmy.

Bella, Brynna, and Brooklyn

James and Sara's kids - Bella, Shiloh, Jesse, Luke, and Jonah (missing Royce).

caught this really sweet moment and took a picture - sleeping Grandpa and sleeping baby

We played tons with cousins Sophia, Max, and Owen.  I thoroughly enjoyed my chats with Misty.

Maybe it was just Remmy that was always naked?  Sounds about right.

The fountains at Gateway with Bowen's and Sorenson cousins.  After we ate lunch at City Creeks' food court and played in the play area.

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

first half of June

We stayed with my parents for the rest of the time we were in Utah (besides the weeks we were in Worland, Bear Lake, and Santa Cruz).  They were so kind and patient to let us stay so long and the time flew by.

my dad meeting Kate for the first time

Kate and Kate :)

Brooklyn and Sophia played all summer long.  We still miss living next door to them.  Brooklyn (and Jake) would ask me first thing after they woke up every day if they could play at Sophia's.  Poor Misty was beyond nice and always let them.  I love that they are older now and just babysitting them.

We met Mandy, Zoey, Alyssa, and Audrey at a park/splash pad in Kaysville one morning.  We packed lunches and had a picnic in between playing.

Eww.  The ugliest face swap you ever did see!

Aunt Sonya bought the girls matching dresses.  Brooklyn and Remmy couldn't wait and had to put them on at Emma's soccer game.

After Emma's game we picked up pizza and met at the park at Ensign Peak.  My kids love Uncle Solomon and he is always so patient and nice to them.

My mom and dad have a new fire pit and we roasted s'mores a few times.