Friday, September 17, 2010

Family Pictures

We have tried to get family pictures taken every six months or so. Jasmine changes so quickly, and I want to be able to look back and remember us along the way. Jasmine was just getting over a stomach flu and wasn't too happy with a stranger following us around with a camera. It started out okay, but by 10 minutes in she was done! Luckily the photographer was quick and snapped some good ones.

She tried so hard to hide it, but the photographer finally caught a smile.

Monday, August 9, 2010

Wedding #3

The weekend after the Utah wedding, Patrick's brother Jacob married Amy. We love these two so much and were so excited for them!! They were married at The Reef, a restaurant in Long Beach. It was a beautiful day and a lovely ceremony. Jasmine had a lot of fun. This was the only picture I got of Jasmine before she ditched her headband.

Patrick was the best man and looked very handsome!

Jasmine absolutely had a blast dancing the night away! She loved every minute of it... I will have to post the video. I had no idea she could move like that. It was a great day!

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Wedding #2

This summer is the summer of weddings for us. My dear friend Ashlee married Pete the first weekend in June and it was a wonderful day. Ashlee looked beautiful, Peter looked so happy, and I got to catch up with lots of friends from the single days.

Then in the middle of July, we flew to Utah for Patrick's counsin's wedding. Jasmine slept straight through the flight there and back - no crying. She is such a good little traveler. She loved the take off and slept straight through the landing. Patrick's cousin Greg married Amanda. They have a beautiful little girl McKinley who is six weeks older than Jasmine and we were so excited to see them make it official. The wedding was at a beautiful farm. It was outside and was so hot that week; thankfully there was lots of shade!

Jasmine got to hang out with some of her Utah cousins and even saw a cow.

We always love going to Utah and spending time with our family there. They are so good to us and make us feel loved and welcome. We can't wait to go visit again.

This summer

This summer has flown by and we haven't posted in months. Our old computer broke down on us back in May, so we purchased a new one. Within three weeks the new one was also completely unusable. We finally got it back last week, and it seems like we are rockin and rollin again.

So we are going to play a little catch up for the last few weeks. Patrick is busy with summer school and I am busy with long days at work. Jasmine is busy growing and learning and having loads of fun - as it should be. We are just enjoying every minute watching her grow and develop into the wonderful little girl she is!

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Camping Girl

Four families = four one year olds + two three year olds + four very tired parents.

So it appears camping suits our girl (mostly, except for the sleeping part). She ran, she climbed, she was covered in dirt head to toe, she jumped on the air matress, she made friends with the other kids, she saw deer, horses, a dog, birds, etc., she came home with 2 splinters in her hand... Basically she loved it!

We may try again someday.

Friday, April 30, 2010

Baby Daylon

I think one of the most amazing things about a blog is the power they have to connect people. This connection can be used to share the things that are important to you with others.

A family that we went to church with when we lived in Corona is going through a very difficult challenge. Their youngest child was born with a terminal illness and is in need of immediate and drastic measures to save his life. Follow the link below to learn more about Daylon's story...

When I first heard about his illness I could not help but think, what if this were my child? My heart is broken to think what this family must be going through. My next thought is, what can I do to help? We will be going down to Corona tomorrow to participate in the fundraiser and will contriubute in our own small way. But there are other ways to help as well. Below is a link to a website where you can go to contribute if you feel so inclined.

You can also help just by spreading the word. Thanks for taking the time to hear their story!