Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Daddy Owen Celebrates 87 Years!

December 23, 2008
Two Owens:

Carrying on the name: Owen Bitner Hinckley:

Chloe Comes to Utah

And we all went to see the lights on Temple Square.

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Stopping by on a Snowy Evening

At the last minute, Kathleen and Clark obtained tickets to the annual Mormon Tabernacle Choir Christmas Concert, so they dressed up in their winter finery, braved the snowfall, and stopped in to see the grandparents on their way to the concert. The resulting photo was taken by Daddy Owen. He also took the photo below on Sunday morning. It was a beautiful storm!

Merry Christmas!

Saturday, November 29, 2008

Sunday Night at Grammie's

Steve and Jill came to town last weekend, spent a couple of nights in the Hinckley's basement, and joined the family for the weekly Sunday night pilgrimage to the grandparent's home.

Many of the locals were in attendance: Ali and Brian (whose photograph appears at left), Sam (above), Sean (above), Maddie, Sophie, Luke, Calvin and Dolly, Clark and Kathleen, Spencer. There was ample popcorn, plenty of root beer, and lots of conversation. Wish you all had been there!

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Kathleen Visits the Hansens in Las Vegas


Jillian, Paxton and Grandma Jill

Jillian, Paxton, Jill and April

Chloe's Star Continues to Rise!

This just in from the Paradise Valley Community College Athletic News:

October 29, 2008
Pumas advance to Region I Championship

On the strength of a hat trick by sophomore forward Chloe Hansen, the Pumas erased a 1-0 halftime deficit to claim a 3-2 victory over Pima, in today's Region I semi-finals. Hansen found the net 3 times in the first 18 minutes of the second half to stake PV to a 3-1 lead, a lead they would not relinquish. A Pima goal in the 85th minute made things very interesting down the stretch but PV held on for the win.

The Pumas now advance to Saturday's Region I Championship match. Their opponent, site and game time are yet to be determined, pending the outcome of the other semi-final taking place Wednesday evening.

Chloe is now ranked 30th in the nation and has set a new school record for most goals/assists!
Congratulations, Chloe!

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Chloe Moves Up in the Rankings

Chloe is now ranked 40th in the nation!

Monday, October 20, 2008

Happy Birthday Grammie Doll!

Top 10 things we love about Grammie Doll:

10. You can always count on brownies and root beer floats when you walk in her door.
9. Nobody makes a better roast!
8. Abby says, "I love her closet full of toys because it makes me happy every time we visit!"
7. Sadie loves visiting Temple Square with Grammie and hearing about her mission.
6. She's always there to give encouragement and say she's proud of us. (I hope we can live up to her!)
5. Birthday cards for everyone right on time.
4. She's the best person to laugh with!
3. She shares her testimony with us often.
2. Family historian extraordinare
1. Always says, "I love you more!"

WE LOVE YOU MORE! Have a super happy birthday!
Love, Ada, Chris, Abby, Sadie, and Annie

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Nationally Ranked Soccer Player - Chloe Hansen

Check it out: Chloe is the 44th top scorer in NJCAA Women's Soccer. Her team at Paradise Valley Community College is ranked 12th nationally.

Here is the commentary from last week's game:
October 9, 2008
PV rolls

The Pumas (13-1-1) raced to a 5-0 halftime lead and never looked back to post an 8-1 win over visiting South Mountain yesterday at Shoenhair Field. Seven different PV players found the scoring column in the lopsided win. Chloe Hansen, Simone Marshall and Nicole Acosta each scored a pair of goals. Katie Jarvinen and Kayla McClain also found the back of the net. Both Hansen and McClain also added 2 assists each. Marshall, Acosta, Michelle Martin and Katie Smith each had a helper in the game.

Way to go, Chloe!

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

A few recent adventures

Here are a few more pictures of Matt from the past couple weeks. So cute!

And here are some of Ellie's recent adventures:

Yes, adventures with the highlighter. I was out of my office for no more than three minutes. When I came back, Ellie had climbed up on my desk, found the blue highlighter at the very back of it, and taken it to the floor for some experimentation.

The pool picture is Ellie and Claire Jensen. I finally captured a few photos of these pool buddies. Dani and I have been taking her twins and Ellie to the pool every week all summer, and we just realized that we don't have any pictures of these cute kiddos swimming in Nana's pool! We're always in the pool with them! So on a warm September evening when Mom was in town, and the Jensens were wonderful enough to have us for dinner and swimming, I captured a few photos to represent our favorite part of summer.

And here's how some tired parents spent part of General Conference. As has become tradition, we had Monica and Jon Gibson over for the weekend. Six months ago we both had toddlers. Now we have a toddler and newborn, and the Gibsons have a toddler and one in utero. So, yeah, fatigue is pretty much the standard these days. I snuck a photo of Rob while he was sleeping, and he retaliated by getting a photo of the rest of us later. Good thing we recorded all the sessions!

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

She's ONE

My little Annie-bananie turned ONE on Sunday! I can't believe how this past year has flown by. She is our joy, cuddler, giggler, and cheerful little sis. She loves going on walks in the stroller, loves bath time, and is learning quickly to get into things. Here are just a few recent photos of our darling ONE-year old.

Saturday, September 13, 2008

Hey, check out this good-looking soccer star!

It's a little dated - as her fans all know, Chloe is now a sophomore (and a communications major). This is from the team brochure last year...

Chloe, we are proud of you!

Matthew Bryant Lesan!

12 September 2008
First-born male child of Rob and Holly Lesan
Brother of Eleanor Elizabeth ("QEII") Lesan
Loveland, Ohio

Tenth grandchild of Kathleen and Clark Hinckley
Umpteenth great-grandchild of Darlene Mae and Evan Owen Hansen

7 lbs 4 oz

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Sister Hansen Hosts Hinckleys at Independence Visitors Center

That's right! Kathleen and Joseph received the full tour of the Independence Visitor Center from the legendary Sister Hansen. Doesn't she look great!

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Congratulations to Luke!

...who was ordained a priest on August 17 by Daddy Owen. And thanks to Grammie for a traditional family dinner to celebrate the event - roast beef, mashed potatoes and gravy, rolls, etc.

Friday, July 18, 2008

Hansen Reunion

Thanks for the fun!

Sunday, July 6, 2008

Hansen Family Reunion

The first ever Hansen family reunion was held July 4-5 at the Brighton LDS Girls Camp. The festivities began with a chili dinner in the festively-decorated Lodge on the Fourth, followed by family stories and games.

Friday was spent on the Zip-line and the brass ring grap (see photos), with a delicious chicken dinner prepared by the camp staff.

The Steve Hansen family gets the prize for having come the longest distance - they drove their Hummer all the way from Las Vegas. Owen Bitner Hinckley (son of Joseph and Jenni Hinckley) gets the prize for being the youngest - age 3 weeks!

A good time was had by all. Special thanks to Lisa and Eden for making this happen!

Sunday, June 15, 2008

Owen Bitner Hinckley

Born June 13, 2008, in Salt Lake City
First son of Joseph Benjamin and Jennifer Koelliker Hinckley
9 lbs 4 oz
21 1/2 inches