Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Pictures from Grandpa Kenyon's funeral

I have so many pictures of Jane like this but I just love every one.

Aunt Britt and Janey

Left to Right: Lily, Josh, Zoey, Maia, Azlan. Great grandchildren of Karl and Zoe Kenyon

Breanna holding Thomas and Scott. We were laughing because it looks like a family picture :)

Playing by the creek at our family picnic.

Group shot.

Family shot...not my best but pretty cute of the kids :)

Classic watermelon shot

Thomas and Logan fast asleep. They are second cousins??? I am cousins with Logan's dad so whatever that makes it.

By the way Zoey thinks "picnics" are "picnits" :) I don't correct her because there are very few words miss smarty pants mispronounces.

About half the gang.

Jane contemplating...I believe this is a distant relative of mine.

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Busy few weeks

Life has really been busy this past month. I guess it all started with the birth of our sweet baby boy. A week later we were attending wedding festivities in UT. While down there my dear grandpa passed away (July 29th.) It was something expected and honestly a quite happy occasion as he is now reunited with his eternal companion. The funeral services for him weren't scheduled until August 12th (two weeks later) so we headed back to ID and got about a week and a half of rest before heading out to Ely, NV for the funeral. We got there Thursday evening, the night before the funeral. The funeral was very nice and it was SO nice to be able to visit with cousins, aunts, uncles, etc. We stayed until Saturday and decided to drive back by way of UT to stay at Andrew's parents for a few days. A few days after being in UT we were made aware of the state of Andrew's grandpa Olsen. He lives in Orem, UT and has also been living without his wife for sometime now. His health had gone downhill and this past Tuesday he became pretty unresponsive and somewhat unconscious. He passed away Thursday morning and the funeral services for him are being held today and tomorrow. It has also been a really neat experience just to be around family that we rarely get to see. Both men were seriously amazing examples and lived lives to be proud of. I can't even imagine the joy that must be felt right now on the other side of the veil as both worthy men are greeting their spouses and other family members. Love these great men!

I will be posting a lot of pictures later. I am so behind. I especially need to post pictures of Zoey's third birthday. All in due time. I am enjoying this time with family while I can.

Monday, August 8, 2011

UT trip and back in Rexburg

We've returned back to Rexburg after a nice little trip down to UT. Below are a couple pictures from the trip and just a couple from around our apartment. Everyone keeps asking about how we are all doing. We are just fine. The transition to three kids has been good so far. Both girls have adjusted really well. I was most nervous about Jane but she has been nothing but kind and sweet towards her baby brother. Zoey hasn't had any problems either and absolutely adores little Thomas. My recovery has been good as well. No pain.

I made this contraption for Zoey to be able to carry two babies, one on front and one on back.

Licking the frosting off the beaters

Jane was thoroughly delighted that I would hand something to her that was so yummy.

I like the angle of this picture Karlie took.

My baby boy all dressed up for church :)

We had a crazy rain/hail/thunder storm here in Rexburg. Zoey and Jane had fun going outside in it.

Can you tell how much she loves him??

I just can't get enough of this cute little mug!

Zoey has some interesting faces at times. She is such a goof :)

Say "cheese" :)

Zoey and I got to go to the BYU Creamery for lunch and ice cream while we were in UT. It really made me miss my alma mater!! So many good memories there.

So peaceful. My little angel.

Laying down at Nanny and Papas watching a movie.

Yummy watermelon!!

Zoey really LOVES seeing all her cousins when we go to UT. "LOVES" being an understatement.

Wide awake, what a sweetheart.

First bath with Nanny, he really loved it.

They say pictures speak a thousand words....I say that's most definitely TRUE! I've never seen Zoey so happy in her little life. This one night in particular they were running through a sprinkler in the backyard. She was so happy she would blurt out phrases like "I am SO happy" and "I'm soaking WET, I'm soaking WET (repeat a million times)" When I went to take their picture she didn't need any prompt to smile, she immediately grinned from ear to ear. I love that I captured this shot. I wish we lived closer to cousins :(

This picture speaks for itself as well :)

Hi baby!

We sure do love our baby brother!!!!!