Monday, January 28, 2008

President Hinkley's passing

Last night I had all the primary teachers in our ward over for an inspirational teacher development night. It was a great evening and I appreciated all those teachers who came. During the breakout session of the meeting we got notice of President Gordon B. Hinkley's passing. He passed away at 7:00 p.m. incident of old age. He was the 15th President of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. I have really had a special liking to him. I remember when I was a young adult I was singing at a fireside that he was going to be speaking at (he was the first counselor in the first presidency at the time). I just so happen to sit directly behind him on the stand. He and his wife turned around before the fireside started and talked directly to me- yes me- I felt so loved! He and his wife were so personable and funny- talking about their love of ice cream at night. I will always remember that experience! MANY YEARS later my second daughter Madalyn was born on his birthday ( June 23rd). Madalyn has always prided herself on having the same birthday as the prophet. Good bye President Hinkley! Now you are reunited with your lovely wife! We will miss you!

Monday, January 7, 2008

Happy 4th Birthday Meredith!!

Meredith was born four years ago today. I cannot believe how much she has grown! She started out at 4 lbs. 10 oz. and 16 inches long and now she is the biggest one of all her friends! She has brought so much joy to our family!
We celebrated with a friend party at Build a Bear on Friday:
Here are the princess cupcakes she wanted me to make

Here is the final product- they all had such cute bears!

Washing their bears!

On Sunday we had her family party. We included Uncle Randy in the party because his birthday is the 5th- no year disclosure :o)!! Here are some more cupcakes I made:

If you look close at some of the pictures you can see how small Meredith was a birth. In the picture on the far left she is the baby in the middle (amongst baby dolls).

Happy Birthday Meredith and Randy!!

Friday, January 4, 2008

Happy Wii Year 2008

We spent new years with our friends the Clarkes. The intention was so we could compete against eachother with Guitar Hero III. However it became obviously clear that the Clarke's had much more practice time than the Jones'. In otherwords- we lost BIG TIME!!!! Luckily we moved onto some other games!
It was a great night- Meredith was the only one who could not stay awake- she fell asleep around 10:45 p.m.- we were impressed she stayed awake that long :o)!

Here are the kids ringing in the New Year with blow horns, poppers, and lots of screaming!
Thanks for having us over Clarkes!!

The rest of New Years Day consisted of laying around in our jammies watching the Rose Parade until 11:00 a.m. then taking down the Christmas lights and decorations. In the evening we met up with my parents at Knott's Chicken House for dinner. It was a great way to spend the first day of the year! May 2008 bring all of you much success, happiness, and blessings!