Sunday, May 27, 2012

Chase and Shyla Come to Visit--April 2012

Chase and Shyla came for a weekend visit in April when he had a break from school. 
 On Saturday Shyla's Mom and friends hosted a baby shower for her.  I was invited
and went with some of my friends from our Ward.  They got lots and lots of nice stuff
 for their new baby girl that we are all so excited to meet at the end of July.

Everyone needs a "Twinkle Twinkle Little Star" Book

And Diapers--

 And lots of pink stuff--I mean LOTS of pink stuff.

 The "Seattle Crab" onsie with matching socks and hat that we found at Pikes Market in Seattle.  It was about the only outfit that wasn't pink.
The happy mother -to-be

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Ashley and her brothers.
Chase and Shyla
The whole family--I love them all!!
Cary's favorite role--Grandpa to Jordan and Joseph!!

Daniel and Sierra Dunford leaving the Dallas Temple after being sealed. August 13, 2012
The Dunford Sisters and their Mom-Rochele. She didn't get to use the blow dryer before the sealing because the Dunford sisters had them all with them at the hotel. She is just as cute without it. :)
Grandma Mom Rogers and Nolan Felt (Noonie)
Some of the cousins in Salt Lake City after attending the production of "The Scarlet Pimpernel" at Murray City's 'Art in the Park' where cousin Cameron Boyle played Percy.
Cousins listed counter clockwise from the left:
Shyla Buol Boyle, Cameron Boyle, Ashley Boyle Johnson, Jonny Johnson, Nick Boyle, Rebecca Dunford Felt, Skyler Dunford, Aubrey Rogers, and Chase Boyle
Shyla, Chase, and Cary Boyle in Murray City Park waiting for "The Scarlet Pimpernell" to start.

The View from Vancouver 1/21/2012

Ashley and Nick waiting for the play to start in Murray Park.
This picture was supposed to go with the other post but I couldn't get it to leave and go to the right place. :(
Family pictures taken in Idaho Falls, Idaho after Jordan's baptism.
May 2011
I have decided that I am going to try and be better about keeping in touch with the family blog this year. I may be the only one who ever reads this but it is a way of documenting what is going on in our lives. We are way behind on posting pictures but I have decided not to try and catch up--because that makes this task all to overwhelming--but just to start from here. The most exciting thing that happened this week was that Portland/Vancouver got some rain that turned to snow and then back to rain again. I serve in the Portland Temple every Wednesday during the early shift and that was the day that the weatherman was predicting that we could get some snow. I was stressing about it a little because our car pool leaves Vancouver at 5:00 AM and we were hoping not to have slick roads. The weather man said that the snow would probably turn to rain about 7:00 AM because of a warm front that was coming from the south but I wanted it to turn to rain earlier than that. I carpool to the temple with Sister Stinchfield from the Salmon Creek Ward and she is the shift coordinator and I am one of her assistants so we felt extra pressure to be able to get there. When I went to be Tuesday night I felt pretty calm about the whole thing--because we all know that we have dealt with many snowy days and icy roads while living in Utah and Idaho. I woke up about 2 in the morning and looked out the window saw a scene right out of a postcard with a couple of inches of white snow covering the yards and the street illuminated by all the streetlights. It looked very pretty and peaceful--and even then I didn't feel worried. By the time I pulled out of the garage at 5:00 AM I could tell that the snow had already turned to rain and we were just going to have to deal with wet slushy roads just like what we would face with an end of winter snow in the spring in Rexburg. "Piece of cake" I put the Trailblazer in 4 wheel drive and headed to the Park n Ride but Sister Stinchfield was alreading waiting for me there and volunteered to drive her Suburban. We got down to the temple without any trouble. The roads on the freeway were just wet and we had more snow in Vancouver and didn't even see snow again on the side of the road until we got to Lake Oswego. We had a really quiet day in the temple because everyone else must have been afraid to come out on the roads. The only patrons that came in all morning were 4 different groups of Elders from the Portland mission. It was still the best place in the whole world to be that day and I feel very blessed that we weren't in any danger on the roads. Now--for those living north of us and in Seattle--it was a different story. The temperatures were much colder up north and they got more snow and their rain became freezing rain and their roads were a mess. It is still raining most of each day and for a day or two this week places south of Portland have had some problems with flooding. Rain is still in the forecast but for now I feel so thankful that we are safe, comfortable and warm in our little home.
I am heading out for more adventures this week. I leave on Wednesday to fly to Omaha to see Kris, Cami, Jordan, and Joseph. I get to be there for Joseph's 3rd birthday. Then on January 31st I will fly to Phoenix to visit with Mom for a couple of weeks. I am going now because I in on some good flight prices and I also have some time off from my duties at the temple.
I am also having a little bit of a health issue. I have had numbness and tingling in my fingers and toes since the beginning of December and after several trips to different doctors and physical therapists blood tests have shown that I am low on Vitamin B12 so I have been getting a shot every day. I have noticed that my energy level is up but the numbness is still there. When I get back from this trip I will probably have to have more shots.
This morning in Relief Society our lesson was on President Monson's talk given in Conference last October about 'standing in Holy Places'. While re-reading his talk I noticed this quote,
". . . that there is nothing which can bring more joy into our lives or more peace to our souls than the Spirit which can come to us as we follow the Savior and keep the commandments."

That is my thought for the week. Love, Mom

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Cameron's Wishlist

I don't know if this is still useful, or if it's too late. Here are some ideas for Christmas:

Inception DVD
iTunes gift card
The Blind Side DVD
Bruno Mars: Doo-Wops and Hooligans CD
Broken Things to Mend: Jeffrey R. Holland
Return: Robert D. Hales
verse-a-tote scripture tote

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Ashley and Jonny's wishlist

Here is our list for Christmas….. well really its mine. Jonny doesn't know what he wants

I-tunes gift card
the new Rascal Flatts CD
Josh Groban Christmas CD
Hot chocolate maker
any type of gift card

t-shirts (large)
gifts cards (JCPenney, Ross, Lowes or Home Depot, restaurants, etc)
tool box?
i'm not really sure about jonny….. if you have him good luck :)

Monday, July 19, 2010

Summer in Nebraska

Here are a few pictures of things we've been up to this summer.

Jordan is taking swimming lessons and has made some big improvements.

Jordan lost one of his best friends - Michael - after his family moved to South Dakota.

It's been REALLY hot and humid the last few weeks, so on one of our hottest days of the year (100 degrees without the humidity, but near 115 when you added it in) we decided to go to the splash park near our house. The boys both had a ball.

Joseph and his trademark smile.

Jordan holding our first zucchini, which came out of our garden this last weekend.

Here's our garden. We've had quite a battle with the rabbits this year - hence the fence. But after putting down some special fertilizer that keeps them away, I think we won the fight.

The side effect of the fertilizer is that it's like steroids for the plants. So our zucchini plants got HUGE in the last week or so.