Sunday, December 21, 2008

The Holiday Season

2008 has flown by. I can't believe that we have celebrated Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas is just a few days away. This has been a wonderful year but it has not been all sweets and chocolates. There have been some sour times and challenges to face. Like every year, we find joy in the good times and even in the challenges (usually with hindsight). We have expanded our family to include two new grandchildren, Brooklyn and Kyler,
and added a daughter-in-law, Rachel. They have brought joy into our life. Brooklyn is tiny and yet spunky. Kyler is just a big chunk of love and Rachel is a caring, loving and believing daughter. We could not pick better people for our children. They have found choice people that have made our family stronger. As this year draws to a close, I am grateful for the strength of family. Merry Christmas every one and a bright new year ahead!

Sunday, December 7, 2008

Okay, so November just flew by. I have enjoyed this beautiful autmn here in Utah. Over Labor Day we went to Hogle Zoo. We packed a lunch and met together as a family. The kids were more interested in eating than seeing the animals. But even while eating, we spotted a terrifying animal by the fence.

Wait a minute, I think I recognize this one!

I let Kelsie and Kaden take the pictures of the animals. They are quite the photographers.
The animals were very active. We even heard the howler monkeys. It reminded me of the howlers in Mexico. Check out the gorilla. WOW! I don't think I ever saw one just pose like this one did.

Lots of fun and a very nice day at the zoo!

Life is so busy and we all need to take time to enjoy.

Karson retreiving Kyler's bottle that rolled off the stroller, under the fence and off the bridge.