Saturday, January 8, 2011

Meredith's birthday celebrations!

 Meredith started her birthday weekend with mom bringing her lunch from McDonalds at school.  In the evening she celebrated at Farrell's with a carmel sundae!  She loved standing on the chairs and having everyone sing her her!
Saturday was her friend "baking themed" party.
 Each girl got these darling aprons when they arrived.  We made homemade strawberry freezer jam:

 The girls made their own lunch (pb&j sandwiches with their homemade jam):

 They played some classic games, jumped on the trampoline, decorated cupcakes and opened presents:

 These are a bunch of great girls!  There were so many more that Meredith wanted to invite, but unfortunately I could not handle 30+ girls.  She sure has a lot of friends!

 On Sunday we celebrated her birthday with the family.  She got "Twinkle Toes" by Sketchers from Grandpa and Grandma Wright.  She has wanted these shoes so badly and was so excited to finally get a pair!

 The kids loved the blue frosting!
Our gift to her was the rip rider:

Friday, January 7, 2011

Happy 7th Birthday Meredith!

This cute thing turns 7 on the 7th of January!  It is her golden birthday!

I love this sassy picture of her.  It shows her sweet side and her sassy side.  Meredith came into our lives unexpectedly and very early.  She was our SURPRISE baby.  What a wonderful surprise she has become!  She is a girl who is helpful, compassionate, funny, loving, snuggly, eager to learn and has captured all of our hearts.  She loves all things snuggly (stuffed animals), men, helping others, reading, riding her bike, jumping on the trampoline and her baby dolls.

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Happy New Year with a Special Baptism

On Saturday 1/11/2011 at 11:00 a.m. we were lucky enough to be in this City (Logan, Ut):

For the baptism of Danielle's step-brother-in-law Andrew:

Andrew and Lisa have been married for many years and have three beautiful children.  Lisa was born and raised in the church, but Andrew was not.  He had a few word of wisdom issues and just was not sure if the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints was really the true church.  Back in October when he and his family drove down for Scooter's mission farewell he started really pondering the truthfulness of the gospel.  He was really intrigued by our belief in eternal families.  Well after meeting with the missionaries and taking discussions he decided to be baptised!  What wonderful news for the entire family!  Richard and his family drove all the way from South Carolina to be part of this special day!  Richard figured out that the entire family added up traveled over 25,000 miles for this special day.

We are excited to watch him and his family grow in the gospel and recieve all the blessings that are waiting for him.  This family already has a date to be sealed for time and all eternity together in the SLC Temple next year. 

Here is a picture of the family (minus Mackenzie, Deeanna and Scooter).  Mackenzie flew home from Utah early for a dance.

front row (l-r)  Richard, Tiffany, Heidi, Scott, Ryan, Danielle, Brad, Lisa, Andrew, Lara and Mark
middle row (l-r)  Tristin, Sheridan, Payson, Kaylee, Madalyn, Pam, Jim, Luke, Haven, Erik
back row (l-r) Ireland, Larkin, Simeon, Cameron, Dallin, Kyler, Meredith, Trevor, Brittany, Sandra, Cassidy, and Zack