Sunday, June 10, 2012

Grandkids & Gardens

Isn't she just perfect!

We are feeling blessed with the addition of Jaidyn Marie Webb, born May 24, 2012 - 7lbs 3 oz and 18.5 inches long.  This little miracle baby is our first grand daughter and already holds a special place in our hearts.  Cody and Amanda now have three.  We were so glad to be there for her arrival.  While there we enjoyed celebrating the 3rd birthday of Trey and Carter her older brothers.  While sitting in the hospital after Jaidyn's arrival we got a call from Shad and Brooke who happened to be next door getting an ultra sound to find out the gender of their little baby due in October.  He will make five grand kids - that is right they are having a boy.  It was a humbling experience to be part of arrival of a new baby and to see another so perfect growing and getting ready to come.

Jaidyn looks so much like her Mom 
These little guys love their sister and are fun as ever!
Hayes also just turned one May 5!

What a wonderful way to start the summer - four May Birthdays!

In other news the garden is finally taking off - the cherry's are ripe and are sweet and tasty.  
The Lord has truly opened the windows of heaven - life is good!

Sunday, May 6, 2012

Ten Days With Hayes!

So today officially starts 10 days with Hayes.  After turning One Year Old this week Hayes gets to spend some time with Bampa & Grams while Mom & Dad take a little break.  We got Hayes a sandbox for his birthday and liked it so much we decided to put one in for the grand kids here at home.   Hayes loves it - so I expect that we will be spending a little time under the cherry tree this week : )

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

And So We Grow!

With all of life's stresses and pressures, we have learned that our real joy in life comes from family and friends.  We were blessed with the birth of Hayes in 2011 and with Trey and Carter that makes three grand kids.  Hayes in now one and Cody and Amanda have a baby girl due this month and Shad and Brooke have a baby boy due in October.   We cherish the time we get to spend with them, even just sitting around visiting.   We count our blessings everyday – so proud of our little family and their righteous choices .

Sunday, October 31, 2010


Happy Halloween everyone! So it's all come down to this, our kids getting together to carve the pumpkins, no we are not there. Our kids having a Halloween party, nope we were not there. Our children eating birthday dinners together, again no. Sigh
The house, yard, jet skis, and trailer are ready for winter, the laundry room is organized--yes we were there. Sigh!

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Come Away With Me

The summer has flown by and the days are getting cooler now. Haven did get graduated from BYU and we went up to celebrate with her and Brooke, who is just finishing @ BYU with only a few online classes left to finish in the Fall.

We enjoyed having all the family down for the Fourth of July including Lant who is doing awesome in his new job, we all had a blast. Check out this link to Cody and Amanda’s video of the festivities if you haven’t already.

Stacey has been suggesting for years that we drive the West Coast. I have always hesitated since it is such a long drive from Blanding. However, I consented and following our celebration with Haven and Brooke we took off to do just that. We stayed our first night in Reno Nevada and stayed at the Elderado and enjoyed a sweet buffet dinner. I had meetings in Susanville, CA regarding city power the next two days and we enjoyed the festivities associated with that.

Wednesday we headed on over to the coast coming in just below Eureka. The next four days we meandered up Hwy 101 and had a blast, the miles passed quickly and the scenery and sites were amazing. We stopped and hiked on several occasions. I have attached a slide show of the trip.

We came back down through Idaho and stayed with Cody and Amanda on Sunday night They had the other family in town over for a barbeque and we got to play with Trey & Carter. We love having all the kids close together on the Wasatch Front. All in All we traveled over 3,000 miles - just the beginning in our life together for eternity - I am so happy the Stacey convinced me to go away with her – we are more in love than ever.

Sunday, June 13, 2010


We’re not being to good at keeping this blog up. But since March I have gotten tax season done, planned trek, Chris got city budgets done, planned trek, went to Lant’s BYU graduation, planned trek, went to the twins birthday party, planned trek, helped Cody and Amanda plant yard stuff, planned trek, went on the trek and then SLEPT. Lant had his birthday this week, we are so proud of him. Now a week later we are wondering what to do without trek to plan.

We got the jet skis out Friday ready to go but it was cold and rainy. So, we got out the camper and went to the mountain for a night. Saw Robin Hood last night (guy movie). Now it’s Sunday, all the kids are having dinner together up North. We are jealous we are not there

Chris will leave to Timberline for a week soon, I’m thinking I need to go see the grandbabies while he is gone. Is there such a thing as grandkids withdrawls?

Haven’s last finals are this week and she is done at BYU, yeah all the kids have graduated! Breathe.

Sunday, May 2, 2010

The World is Our Campus

We enjoyed another mile stone this past weekend with Lant graduating from BYU. We enjoyed being with family and celebrating Lant's accomplishments. He graduated in Finance with a 3.98 GPA, top 5% of the graduating class and was honored Magna Cum Laude. We are proud of Lant, he is an awesome son! He landed a job working for Stoker/Ostler as an investment assistant working in Salt Lake. He specializes in wealth management.

Stacey got through tax season with flying colors and even got to enjoy a few days in St. George with me as I attended my Utah City Manager Conference. We continue to be busy in preparing for our Youth Trek the first week in June. We have been blessed and feel the Lord's hand in our lives and the lives of our children. We continue to learn and progress as we face life's challenges. The future is bright.