Treyson, Lea, Deidre, RJ, Blakelee, Kaiden

Sunday, November 30, 2008

Kaiden's Baptism

We hope all of you had a wonderful Thanksgiving. We had a great one. This year we had Thanksgiving with my family. It was a lot of fun and a lot of work. Everyone was there except for my sister MiKell and her family. So we had 10 adults and 15 kids. We really did have a good time together. On Saturday Kaiden was baptized with his 2nd cousin Kindy. Kindy is the daughter of Ryan and Melanie Christensen. RJ and Ryan are 1st cousins and grew up together. They did everything together including rodeo. Kaiden and Kindy were born 3 days apart, so we decided to do their baptisms together. It was such a great day. Kaiden had to pick someone to give a talk on baptism and he picked his cousin Gavon. Gavon is a year older than Kaiden but they have always been very close. Gavon really has a soft heart and has always taken care of Kaiden not only at home but at school also. Gavon did a really good job on his talk. Kaiden was really nervous about being baptized because RJ teased him one night and said maybe he would hold him under the water for 5 min, but when he entered the water he was so calm. He looked so sweet standing there with a huge Kaiden smile on his face. It was very special. Kaiden we love you very much and are so proud of your decision to be baptized.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Visiting Grandma Jones


Playing Rook, Grandmas favorite game

Blakelee, Maicey, Denni, Braedon, McKendree

Blakelee, Me and Grandma Jones
This week my mom, sisters and I went down to Kolob to see my Grandma Jones. For all who have heard stories of my "Hi" grandma this is her. She is truly an amazing person. She was born in 1919 and has experienced some great things in her life. She was born into a family of all girls so her dad took her with him everywhere. She really was a tomboy. She hearded cattle and even has a few wild Indian stories. In Enterprise every 24th of July they have foot races. She won every race she ever ran even into her thirties. She was raced a boy that was 3 years older that her and quite a bit taller that her short 5'4' frame. She said she was very nervous racing him but she beat him pretty bad. She raised 2 of her 7 children alone while my grandpa was serving in WWII. My grandpa came back from the war different and much rougher than when he left. He didn't want my grandma to go to church but every week she would sneak out of the house so she could go to church. She lost her 2nd son at the age of 19 in a car accident. She recalls how difficult that time was for her but she says that the Holy Ghost was with her so strong that she never felt alone. She later got a divorce from my grandpa but never stopped loving him. She believes that they will still be together forever. She has 7 children, 36 grandchildren, 143 great grandchildren, and 14 great great grandchildren. What a posterity. She has always been such a strong member of the church. She's the one that told me that if you go visiting teaching at the beginning of the month it is because you want to, and if you go at the end of the month it is because you have to. Why do I call her the "Hi" grandma. Well, my grandma would never swear even if she had a mouth full of sh--, so where do I get my swearing from, My grandpa. Anyway, one day my grandma decided she needed to work on something in her life. She decided that when she answers the phone be saying "Hello" she was saying something close to a swear word, so she started answering the phone, "hi". If she doesn't make it to heaven no one will. There is no one else in the world like my grandma Jones. I love you.

Monday, November 10, 2008

Happy Birthday Kaiden

Kaiden turned 8 on Saturday. He has been such a joy in our lives.
For everyone who knows him he has always mad us laugh from the time he was a baby. He still can out eat the whole family while maintaining his 50 lb figure. If you've read the comments on the side of the blog you can imagine what our lives have been like with this wonderful little boy. He has such a big heart and cares so much about my feelings. For all the trials we have gone through together, there is definitly a bond between he and I that I hope will always be there. Thank you Kaiden for bringing so much joy into mine and your dads lives. We LOVE you bud.