Thursday, August 28, 2008

Well, This post may come as a SHOCK to many of you, so brace yourselves, we are moving!! Last week Mark accepted a new job at a different company in Southern California, so we are heading south. As soon as he accepted his offer we put our house on the market, and TWO days later, it SOLD!! Needless to say there has been a lot of changes around here. We are thrilled, excited and heartbroken all at the same time. We have absolutely loved the last seven years here and our Rocklin friends will always hold a special place in our hearts - we'll miss them terribly, but hope they will come to visit us often!!!

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

A CRAZY bunch of cousins

Another year of Cousin's Camp has passed and, oh, what a year!! The cousin's had such a wonderful time together--playing, learning, serving, swimming, etc etc etc. This year's theme came from Doctrine and Covenants 6:36--Look unto me in every thought, doubt not, fear not. To teach the meaning of the theme each aunt taught about a gospel principle that they have no doubt about in a daily devotional. In the much anticipated "Uncles Fireside" the uncles told about a time they felt fear and how turning to the Savior alleviated it.

Cousin's Camp was not all learning though. One of the greatest parts of camp is the bonding!!! And what better way to bond than through archery, swimming, crafts, spending the night together in the barn, camp fires, woodworking and putting on a play. Here are a few pictures of the highlights. THANKS MONICA!!!!

One year older and wiser

Happy Birthday to Abbie. We love Abbie and to give you a glimps into her sweet, active life, I will tell you my "Abbie Top 9"
1. Abbie is the first person to come to someone's rescue when they are hurt or sad.
2. She has passion. From her earliest days, Abbie was either hugging and kissing me... or ripping out my hair. Not much in between.
3. She is a hard worker.
4. Abbie has a great laugh and smile.
5. Abbie is everyone's friend.
6. She has a sensitive heart and want to choose the right.
7. She is a great help to me.
8. Abbie is serious about developing her talents and growing her testimony.
9. Abbie is ZESTY!!! She has a flair and excitement for life that I love.
We all adore Abbie around here. Happy Birthday kiddo!