Saturday, May 22, 2010


At our house, we allow the girl's to get their ears pierced when they turn 8 years old. Abbie had the chance to go on her 8th birthday. Annie, however, has had to wait an extra 40 days. Annie has been playing spring soccer and one of the rules is that absolutely NO jewelry can be worn during games. Unfortunately, soccer started 2 days before Annie turned 8 years old. So, this afternoon (her last game was this morning!) we took off to Claire's to finally get Annie's ears pierced!! She was pretty set on getting purple earrings...but, once she was there checking out the different earrings available, she chose the turquoise ones instead...
Before (she was just a bit nervous):


I have a pretty happy eight year old here today! And, I think it was worth the wait....her team went undefeated!!!

Tuesday, May 11, 2010


Sunday brought Allie's blessing day. We knew Annie would be getting baptized this weekend, so we held off blessing Allie so we could do both in one big weekend (hopefully it made travelling/attending easier for our parents!). Here are a few pictures from after the blessing...
Allie with her Daddy & both Grandpas!

And Mommy with her "two white girls" (as the boys have been saying)...

Just the two white girls....

Another Mommy & girls...

Just Mom & Allie!...

I realized that I didn't get any snap shots with both Matt & I with Allie....I'll have to get those that our Mom's took! We had such a fantastic weekend and we are so blessed to have family & friends that came to show their love and support, along with all those that were there in spirit too (we missed you)!

Monday, May 10, 2010


Annie had a very special day on that she has been looking forward to for a long time! Annie has always had a sweet & simple testimony and has always strived to follow Jesus Christ. On Saturday, she continued in Christ's footsteps by being baptized.

She chose to have her Daddy baptize & confirm her a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

So beautiful in the dress Gramma C made to have all the girl cousins baptized in.

After the confirmation....perfectly clean & pure.

Annie, we love you so much & are so very pleased with the decision you made! We hope you will always remember that special day & live worthy to have the Holy Ghost as your companion the rest of your life! We love you!!