Thursday, December 24, 2009

JibJab E-cards

Christmas is here! Dad created some great e-cards at JibJab, and I thought I'd share them here.

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Sunday, August 16, 2009

Come What May and Love It

We would like to share a wonderful and fitting message from Elder Joseph B. Wirthlin:

This past week was a bit rough while we waited for a decision from Kelly's employer. Thursday was his last day of work due to layoffs. The company hopes to call back the employees who want to return in about ten weeks, but they aren't certain they'll be able to. Right now they just have too much finished product in warehouse without orders to fill, and they can't keep everyone busy.

This will make finances quite a bit tighter for the near future, but we're trying to look at the positives rather than negatives. The plus to layoffs, in contrast to when he is sent home without pay for shorter periods, is that Kelly will be able to apply for unemployment benefits until the callback or while searching for another job.

Everything should be okay, if not easy. We hope, with faith, that this bit of adversity will help us grow. We really are grateful for our many blessings.

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Another long overdue update...

Hello, family and friends! It's been a long time since we've been here. Summer, so far, has been a whirlwind of activities for us. In May we went with Mom and Dad to Virginia to see Melissa and Teagan. (We missed Chase, who was out to sea on the USS Dwight D. Eisenhower for a long deployment.) There were lots of adventures to be had: Yorktown, Jamestown, the illustrious Stuckey's, Virginia Beach, touring the U.S.S. Wisconsin, a huge Yankee Candle store, Kiptopeke State Park with an artificial reef of sunken cement ships, and one or two trips to the McArthur Center mall. Here are a few of our favorite pictures:

In June, we got to spend some rare time with Kelly's family. His sister Heidi and her family were in town from Texas, and everyone else was able to be there too. We spent an evening at Chuck E. Cheese, having fun watching all our nephews play. Later, on Saturday, Ali got to go up to the Allen Family Reunion even though Kelly worked the weekend. What fun! There was a western theme to the reunion this year. Before everyone went home, we got to spend a fun day at Boondocks with everyone, too. Somehow, neither of us remembered a camera all week, though...dang!

Ali also got away for a Girls' Weekend with her mom, aunts and cousins. They spent a night at Aunt Nettie's house, where they had a riot playing the party game Boxers or Briefs. (This is a game not yet included in our extensive collection. We've decided to find a copy since.) The next day they went to St. George where they saw a great production of Footloose! at the outdoor theatre, Tuacahn.

July has been a bit quieter. Kelly's work shut down for a week over the Fourth of July. Collin Wood was in town, on leave from the Navy, and it was nice to see him again. Mom's birthday came and went with little fanfare but all our best wishes.

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Happy 2nd birthday, Boo!

Happy 2nd birthday, Boo! You've gotten so big, so smart, and so so cute. Auntie Alfie and Uncle Kelly love you. These are some of our favorite pictures of you:

First Birthday Party


T and Daddy (Cute duds, kiddo.)

Ultra cool kid!

Auntie Alfie loves you!

Such big, blue eyes. It was fun to see you!

Grandpa, that was naughty!

Hungry bear face...

T at Tubby Time


Friday, February 6, 2009

Feeling Lucky?

This was on my sister-in-law's blog and looked like lots of fun!

Feeling lucky? The first five people to respond to this post will get something made by me! My choice, for you. This offer does have some restrictions and limitations:

1. I make no guarantees that you will like what I make!
2. What I create will be just for you.
3. It'll be done this year, hopefully sooner rather than later.
4. You will have no clue what it is going to be.
5. I reserve the right to do something extremely strange. :)

The catch? You must re-post this on your blog. The first 5 people to do so and leave a comment telling me you did will receive a homemade gift by me! Oh, and be sure to post a picture of what you win when you get it!