Dropping DeeJay off at the MTC was so hard and so rewarding at the same time. We already miss him so much but we know he will be such an amazing missionary. We were all a crying mess but i would say for the most part we held it together okay. He was very ready to get there and start this new adventure. What an amazing act of service and self dedication to leave everything and give all service to the Lord and his teachings for two years. The people he will teach and serve with in Chicago are very lucky to have him. He will do so awesome. He leaves for Chicago on Monday April 1, 2013. We are all so excited to hear from him on Monday when he calls from the air port. Each week he will send an email update about how things are going. When he does I will dedicate a post on my blog to that each week so that many of his family and friends can keep up with his happenings. I will also post his new mailing address as soon as we recieve it. He would love to hear from anyone! We love him so much and know that him as well as our whole family will be blessed with him serving a mission.
Proud mom of a missionary.
I can't believe that when DeeJay comes home Paige will be 5 and Eden will be 2!!
DeeJay did awesome at his mission farewell and had a lot of support from friends and family. Thank you so much to everyone who came! He was called to serve in the Chicago, Illinois mission English speaking. Here are a few pictures from his farewell.
I cannot believe that our first baby is now 3! It blows my mind how fast time goes by. It really makes me want to cherish every minute with my girls before they get bigger. Paige is such a fun loving little 3 year old. She is so so smart and picks up on everything so fast! She just started a gymnastics class which she is loving. She needed something to focus her engergy towards. She loves to sing songs and play with all of her toys. She weighs 25.6 pounds and is only in the 5% :) She is a tiny little thing but she is so full of energy. She teaches us as much as we teach her and it is so fun to watch her grow and develope. We had a birthday party for her a little early so that Uncle DeeJay could be there before he left on his mission. It was great to have him there with all the rest of our family including GGMa and GGPa. That was a special little treat since they were here from Arizona for DeeJay's farewell. We had pizza along with cake and ice cream and opened her gifts. I think she had a great time! We missed all of our family that didnt make it!
I have been so bad at blogging! It's almost been a year since my last post!! So I am sure nobody is reading this anymore :) I wanted to update on a few things that have happend in the past year!. Our biggest and best event was the new addition we added to our family.
Eden JoAnn was born on January 28, 2013 at Mountain View Hospital. She was born at 1:00 pm and weighed 7 pounds 1 ounce! She is like a little twinner to Paige. Their baby pictures look a lot alike. She is a great baby and we love her so much. Paige is having so much fun being a big sister! I am constantly telling her to leave her sister alone because she is always wanting to love on her so much. Its cute. I hope that when Eden gets older they are the best of friends. We had Eden blessed on March 10,2013 and had a lot of support from our friends and family. We appreciate and love you all so much. Here are some fun pictures.
Love is not perfect like in fairy tales.Love is when you care about someone more than anything and you stand by that person through thick and thin. When you fight you make up when they're sad you're sad but no matter what you never give up on each other -