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!