Archive for October 2009

Nancy’s Birthday

This year we were low-key for Nancy’s birthday. She really doesn’t like the fact that she is getting older so we don’t do too much in the way of celebration (except she gets to go out shopping and get herself a present).

Happy Birthday Nancy!

Happy Birthday Nancy!

Nancy made herself a cake and we sang Happy Birthday. Notice how when Nancy does the candles on her own cake the actual number of candles doesn’t match her birthday. I think the 3 candles on the cake were supposed to represent that she is “somewhere in her 30s”.

Anne’s painting

Anne painted this a while back and I thought she did a good job. She has been bugging me to post it on our website so she could get your opinion on her work. Lately Anne also has enjoyed sketching cats and has done some cute drawings maybe I can convince her to show them off as well.

Annespainting

October Conference

Ready for their first conference

Ready for their first conference

I lived most of my life in Utah without ever attending General Conference. The past few years; however, I’ve been able to attend a session each conference and have come to enjoy going down to the Conference Center. This year a number of our family members were able to get tickets to the October conference’s Saturday afternoon session. I decided to take Emily, Anne, and Caroline to the session while Nancy stayed home with Sam and Diana. I typically struggle to sit still during a 2-hour session so there was no way Sam and Diana were going to sit still.

The family at Conference

The family at Conference

We were lucky to get really good seats down close and enjoyed listening to the session. All the speakers did a great job. Afterwards, we took the opportunity to take a family photo. I think the girls enjoyed going downtown and had fun seeing their cousins. It was a fun and rewarding way to spend an October Saturday.