Saturday, August 06, 2011


 Well, I didn't get as many pictures as I thought, but what I did get, I'll treasure.  I don't know where Gillian was in this first picture.  I think she actually hadn't showed up yet.  But look how pretty all my sisters are.
 I'm so glad Jason and Michelle decided to bring some of their kids.  I haven't seen Alysa since she was about three years old.  I have also discovered that I totally love Jared.  How could someone who belongs to Jason be so cool? :)
 My three favorite boys in the whole wide world...with the exception of Gabriel of course. :)  Adrianne and Mike have done such an amazing job raising three very incredible kids.
 Ella is such a beautiful, sweet little girl.  She sure is growing up fast.  Eva saw this picture and said that Ella is prettier than she is, which says a lot since Eva thinks very highly of herself. :)
 "what you lookin' at?  You got a problem?"  I have nothing to say except that I am totally in love with this ball of fire!
 Aren't my brothers so cute?
Here we are all together, which never happens since we all live so far apart.  I just wish it was under better circumstances.  We all came together for the funeral of sweet baby Laila Richards.  She is the daughter of my sister Adrianne.  Laila was three months old when she passed away in her sleep.  It was a very emotional week full of tears, hugs, and lots of love.  I am so amazing at the outpour of love Adrianne and Mike have been shown.  And by people they don't even know well.  I hope they will continue to feel the arms of the Savior around them during these next hard, long months, years, ahead without their beautiful little girl.  They are a very strong family and have set an amazing example to me of how to have a Christ centered home.  I love you both and your three amazing boys.  You will always be in my thoughts and prayers.  I love you all.


Alyssa said...

It was great to see you.

Michelle said...

Great pictures. It was wonderful to see you. I hope to see you again very soon. Love you.

The Duke said...

I was so happy you were able to be there. A special thanks to Hans for watching your kids so you could come out. I hope there is a way soon to be able to see him and the kids as well. We miss of of them.
I never foget how you make me smile and laugh. I was glad you were able to go that for me again. I love you.

Raenbows and Mud Puddles said...

i love the pictures, and how great it was for you to be there for this. Such a moment in time in which the Lord is smiling knowing that even though the sorrow that is being felt, the love present can help heal.
and how beautiful is your family!! :)

Papa Doc said...

Your post is very nice. I love you all and missed your kids and Hans. Thank you for coming. I think I should go to Germany to see my kids. You are all so wonderful.

Dad Clark