Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Travis' Baptism

John had the privilege of baptizing our son in-law on Saturday, March 27th. Our wonderful kids traveled far to help support him in this awesome decision. It was a beautiful weekend filled with a good spirit. Travis has so much faith and is such a tremendous example. After the ordinance, we all went back to Karen and Travis' where we had a yummy lunch of turkey sandwiches and my homemade potato salad (fortunately, Jehkiah left us some...ha!) It was good to be together and is just a wonderful reminder that families are forever.

Travis and the Elders that taught him

John and Travis

Jonbrock, Zoey and Brody

Travis, Cindy and Shasta

Jovi and Jehkiah

Owen playing with the kids

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Anniversary Weekend

There simply isn't enough room to upload all of the pictures we took that helped us capture the memories of a wonderful anniversary weekend (March 5th). John and I stayed at the Clark House, a historic mansion on Hayden Lake, now converted to a spectacular bed & breakfast. It felt more like a honeymoon....we had such a wonderful time touring the place and reading the history by the murals on the walls throughout the old place. It was just beautiful and you could feel the richness of the history. We went out to dinner in town (Chinese) then came back to enjoy our time at the mansion. Early the next morning, we had a wonderful breakfast of Italian sausage and pancakes with steamed apples and fresh orange juice awaiting us in the library. We were treated like royalty. Rumor has it that they are going to be producing a movie based on the life of the original owners, starring Patty Duke. Should be a fun watch. After check-out, John and I drove around the lake and went in search of more fun on a bright and sunny day. We found a lake (Mirror Lake) that we plan on camping at this summer. Heard it has plenty of fish. After a long day of driving around and shopping, we checked into a hotel near Post Falls as Liliana's blessing was the next day. Jayden met us at the hotel - he'd been staying with Jehkiah for the weekend.

The Clark House, Hayden Lake
Mural outside our room
John loved the fireplace
Another mural near our room
Our bedroom was killer!


Liliana's blessing was beautiful and Grandpa shared amazing blessings with her in his prayer. What a beautiful little girl. It was so good to see everyone but, as usual time was short and we had to get on the road.

Javis, Chaylia and Liliana
Papa and Liliana
Grandma Trina and Liliana
Our beautiful Liliana