Hello Family, It snowed! The kids were so excited. Mercer really wanted to make a snowman, so we did it. Even Rori helped. She wanted to come outside so badly, she tried it barefoot for a while. Mercer and Lilli were so into it. Unfortunately we did it when Dexter was at school, but he came home and played in the snow for a good hour. I think this is truly the first snowman I have ever made. Lilli named him Mrs. White. She found the eyes, the buttons and we found the arms together. Not sure where they dug up the hat... Happy Winter!!
just so everyone knows---it is official--gary and i are dating!!! and it's been fabulous. wonderful really. he just came to utah for the weekend and we had such a good time (football game, dinner with friends and mom, dad and john, scary movies, day trip to logan to visit his sister and her fam) and way too short of a weekend. but don't worry i've already got a ticket to see him the week after thanksgiving in vegas. i didn't take any pictures of us this weekend (i know, very uncharacteristic of me), but this pic is from my trip to california for summit when he took me to disneyland...
So I successfully guilted Mom into coming to my house for Halloween. And I am so glad that I did because we had a blast with her and Ernie! Thanks for coming guys! We need to all try and spend a Halloween together. It would be all sorts of fun!
Hello Family, Happy Fall. Hope everyone is doing well. We had a good, peaceful Halloween. Dexter went Trick or Treating with his cousins, so George and I took the 3 other ones just around my parents' court. By the second house, Rori knew how to bang on the door and yell, "TEET!" She carried her own treat bag and everything. (still not having a lot of luck uploading pictures, but I got one...)
Erin - would love to hear how things are. John - heard you were in a band.. George & Leslie - heard you were in Hawaii..
Without begging, I would love to hear what's going on.. We still get most our news from Ryan's letters.. :) Love to all. r
FYI - Some may have heard that my dad went into the hospital last night, some might not have. Anyway, just an update. He had a low level of blood in his body and so his heart muscle was working against itself trying to pump the blood out to the body... Don't completely understand, but that is the gist of it. He was passing out a lot and last night around 9:30 he was out for a good10 minutes. It was pretty scary. But now he has been rehydrated and his blood volume is being improved, so we think he'll be coming home tomorrow morning. That is all. Our love out to all of you.
Randi...I like your energy! I think a family blog is a great idea. This may get me motivated to start an individual family blog instead of just spending way too much time reading other people's. I tried adding some pics, but was unsuccessful. I don't know if it was my problem or the website's problem. Oh well, I'll try again tomorrow. Hope everyone is doing well. xoxo Ashley
Hey y'all. I'm blogging at you live from Paul Mitchell Summit in Newport Beach. Totally missing Randi and Dexter and Lilli and Mercer and Rori.
Thanks for setting up a family blog Randi. I think this will be a cool and easy way to keep in touch. Everyone should do an RSS feed of this blog onto your homepage so you can easily see if there's new post anytime you log on. If anyone needs help, I can show you how.
There are rumors circulating about doing Thanksgiving at Mack's. True? We are excited if that is true and we'll be there. Dexter has school conferences the whole week before, so I think we could even be there a few days early and stay through Saturday. That sounds really fun. Is the Cooper's cabin an option, or are we doing the family cabins?
Hello Family, I thought we could try out a family blog. It is totally private, no one but the authors that I have invited can read it. I thought it might be a good way to keep each other updated with what is going on. Stories, trips, pictures, poetry :). Whatever we want. I hope that it will be a good way to keep up with each other - like John's hole- in-one, the Houston Grand Opening, Seth's job, Spokane School, kids' teeth... Hope this appeals to everyone. Let me know. -r