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Thursday, July 31, 2008

More Video

Now that I can put on video....here is a cute little clip we took in the hospital when Daylen came to meet Kate for the first time. He hasn't stopped giving her kisses yet!

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Sunday, July 27, 2008

Daylen Running

I finally am able to put video clips on my blog thanks to my sis-in-law, Mandy. This is a clip we took of Daylen running in the backyard the other day. He likes to run and say, "I run fast!" He's taking after his daddy. Anyways, we were laughing hard after this, watch and you'll see why!

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Thursday, July 24, 2008

smiles

Kate has been smiling a lot more lately, and we've tried to capture it on camera. Here are a few pictures we've been able to get so far. (These are for you, grandmas!) She is growing so fast, I wish I could slow down time!




Monday, July 21, 2008

funny boy

Daylen cracks me up, and I need to remember to write these things down that he does. This afternoon he was reading books before his nap like we do every day, and he was reading an Usborne Book (we love Usborne books!), First Picture Animals. It has all kinds of animals in it of course, and he was reading the page on spiders and bugs pointing to them and saying, "spider" "dragonfly" "butterfly" then all of the sudden he says, "bug" and hits the page followed by, "oh, I got it!" I started cracking up! I love it when he makes me laugh!

Saturday, July 19, 2008

music to my ears...

I can hear beautiful music to my ears (along with some random arrangements by Daylen) from our new piano. Alright, so maybe it isn't 100% beautiful music yet, since I'm the only one here that plays, and it's been awhile so I'm a bit rusty. Plus, I've never been a proficient, I can play hymns sure, but...my goal is to improve! We caught word of a piano liquidation sale in Orem. We've always planned on buying a piano "some day", but figured that would be in our next home when we had a little more room. Well, we figured it wouldn't hurt to check it out... and you guessed it, we got a great deal on a Cable-Nelson by Yamaha with an embony polish finish and they just delivered our beauty today! Unfortunately, it will still be 3-4 weeks before a tuner can get out here to tune it, but luckily it's not super out of tune. Did I mention I love my new piano?




Thursday, July 17, 2008

a few more pictures...

My mom emailed me some pictures she took while they were here. Here is Daylen blowing bubbles with grandpa.

We went to Denny's for breakfast Saturday morning before my family left, Daylen didn't want to give daddy's drink back to him after trying it. Orange Mango, yum!
Here is my mom, me, and 3 of my sisters outside of Denny's before taking off.
Daylen and Kate after church on Sunday. Kate has started smiling more consistantly now, I just need to get a picture of it!

Sunday, July 13, 2008

family fun!

We have had an exciting, busy, fun filled week with lots of family. We've been planning on blessing Kate over the 4th of July weekend for some time now so it would be easier for our families to come share this special experience with us. This 4th of July weekend has strengthened my testimony that the Lord knows each of us personally and is aware of our needs. With Brad's new calling, the timing of his family being here made it possible for his dad to ordain him a High Priest. What a blessing it was for Brad to have his dad here all the way from Alaska at just the right weekend that he could perform this sacred ordination.



You'll have to bare with me now, we took so many pictures in such a short amount of time it was hard to pick which ones to post, and believe me this is a very small portion of all our pictures. Here is how our last week played out:



Friday: Everyone showed up. We had the great blessing of having both of our families here with us. Here is Daylen and his cousin, Ivan, welcoming Grandpa Gasaway to Utah. We had a barbaque at our house, followed by the traditional Gasaway homerun derby at the nearby sports park. My family has been able to participate in a few of these now with the Gasaways, and we LOVE it! Brad's older brother Randy makes this all possible with his fabulous pitching skills, thanks Randy for sacrificing your arm all in the name of FUN!






Saturday: We enjoyed a nice, HOT day at Lagoon. We had to cool off at Lagoona beach in the afternoon, but everyone seemed to have a good time despite the heat.
Sunday: Brad had a busy day, he was ordained a High Priest and set apart as 2nd couselor in the Bishopric that morning. Bishop informed him the week before that July was his month to conduct, so his 1st Sunday he not only conducted the meeting, but blessed our sweet, little Kate as well. It was a wonderful blessing, and we are so thankful to all our family for coming and sharing this experience with us! After church we all congregated at my Aunt LuAnn's beautiful home in Springville for a delicious, homemade Cafe Rio luncheon, which tasted just like Cafe Rio, yummy! Thanks LuAnn for opening up your home, you are the best!


Wow, our family is sure growing, my mom and dad with their 5 grandkids now.

The Gasaway grandkids minus Brad's oldest brother, Chad's 3 boys, they couldn't make it from Alaska.


Monday: The boys got an early start with a 6:40 AM tee time. Brad's new hobby is golf so he wanted to take his dad and brothers golfing while they were all together. Sounds like they had a wonderful time! That evening for family night we went to the Living Planet Aquarium in Sandy. The kids had a great time seeing all the fish and petting the sting rays.




I just had to add this picture. I am wearing Kate in my sling and she is asleep with her little feet hanging out so I couldn't help but snap a picture.



Tuesday: Grandpa Gasaway took all the boys fishing, except Daylen who was sick for the day. They went to the Trout Farm in Payson and everyone caught a fish!

I just thought I'd add these couple of pictures. Here is Kate staring at her cousin, Garret.


And staring at Grandpa Gasaway, she is getting more alert every day.

Wednesday: Brad took his parents, my parents, and myself with him to the Springville Chamber luncheon where LaVell Edwards was speaking. We got to talk with him briefly before hand and snap a couple of pictures. They all really enjoyed this, my dad said he could listen to LaVell speak all day!

This was the last day for Brad's family, his parents were the last to leave us that afternoon. My family stayed for the rest of the week while my sister, Lori, was attending EFY at BYU. I realize now I didn't take any pictures the rest of the week. Thursday we went shopping, Friday my mom was fabulous enough to help me shampoo my carpets, ok she mostly did all the work with my dad helping by dumping out all the dirty water and adding the clean, then I took my youngest sister, Kara, her friend, Ashley, and Daylen to the Spanish Fork pool while Kate stayed with Grandma and Grandpa. Saturday morning my parents picked up Lori and her friends and we all met at Denny's for breakfast before they got on the road to head back to Washington. It was a fun, crazy, emotional week...we LOVE our families and are so glad they could come visit us!