Saturday, June 28, 2014


I love missionaries.  Tony and I loved being missionaries and we love working with the missionaries who are teaching and serving in our area.  We've grown close to the missionaries we've been able to work with lately.  We had to say good bye to awesome Sister Carlin this week.  She will be missed by us and loved by the new people she gets to serve.

Luckily we still get Sister Peterson in our area. :)

Max Turns 7!

We have a 7 year old!  How is it possible?  We love Max so much!  He is such a good kid.  I'm proud of him for the smart, capable boy that he is.  He's sweet and helpful and good to his siblings.  He brings such joy to our family!

Max was thankful for the presents he received from aunts and Grandmas and Grandpas and mom and dad.  He was one lucky boy.  After his special breakfast of German pancakes with strawberries and then presents, we went to the Flight Museum.  Max wanted to dress up of course.  All the kids had something flight related on.

The boys were nervous to try to the hurricane simulator.  You can see they're holding on for dear life.  Then they realize that it's not as dangerous as a real hurricane and they start having fun.

Just a boy, his mom and a Gee Bee.

Lunch at Randy's which is a restaurant with an aviation motif.  Good food and good company.  We finished the day with playing with toys and Tae Kwon Do. Happy Birthday Max!

Favorite Toy:  Legos and Construx
Favorite Fruit:  Grapefruit
Favorite TV show:  Ninjagu
Favorite Outfit:  My suit
Favorite Game: Star Wars Monopoly
 Favorite Song:  Armies of Helaman (We’ll Bring the World His Truth)
Favorite Book:  Calvin and Hobbes
Favorite Thing to do Outside:  Play basketball
Favorite Holiday:  Christmas
What to you Take to Bed with You?  Books
What Do you Want for Dinner on Your Birthday? Steak
What Do you Want to be When you Grow Up? Pilot

When do you feel the most loved? When family is visiting

What are you afraid of?  Being poisoned

If you had one wish, what would you wish for?  To fly and walk on the ceiling

What is the hardest thing to do?  homework

What is the easiest thing to do?  Sit down on the couch

What is the best thing in the world?  To play Super Mario

What is the worst thing in the world?  Touching a slug

What makes you mad?  Ryan not helping pick up

What is the meaning of love?  Taking care of each other

If you had all the money in the world, what would you do with it?  Spend it on lego sets and video games, remote control airplanes and helicopters and boats, my own tablet

Uncle Alan Comes to Visit!

The kids loved being with Uncle Alan.  I only wish I'd been better at taking pictures while he was here.  I did get a few on the last day though. :)  He's moving from Guam to Italy.  If only we could see him more often. :)

Zoo Trip!

On the first day that we didn't have to go to school, we went to the zoo with some awesome friends.  It was so nice to enjoy the animals.  The babies were kind of crabby at first, Evelyn wouldn't sleep in the stroller for some reason, but overall everyone had a great time.

After lunch we stopped and learned about a Raptor.  

This Wallaby had a baby in her pouch.  So adorable.

Jason loved the Zoomasium, an indoor play area.

Our favorite part was seeing the bears.  It was...AWESOME!  There were several places to view them, indoor and outdoor.  

Jason loved the indoor area but didn't even pay much attention to the fish, just the cute friend he made.

All of the kids in the room kept telling the bear to go in the water.

And then he did get in the water!

And he got right next to the window.  My heart was beating fast.  It was amazing to see this massive creature up close and personal.  He would shake his huge head and get water all over the window.

At the end, my friend got all of the kids smashed pennies.  What a fun day!

Enjoying the Beginning of Summer

We've had several trips to the park, walking along the trail, rolling down hills and enjoying fountains.  The other day I took Max and Ryan out so I could jalk on the trail (jog/walk).  They did 2 miles with me.  This was an accomplishment for Ryan.  They even did more than that because they were going ahead of me and coming back the whole time.  So proud of them!