Wednesday, December 23, 2009

A Time For Celebration

Hello everyone! It has been a little while since our last blog. Sorry :( We have been in the process of buying a condo, moving, sharing a car that takes us to work, Nate to school, and Owen and to the sitters... pretty busy, but we are happy and grateful for our many blessings. We are excited to have two days off in a row together :) Nate has one more semester of school and he will be graduated. Yeah!!! :) Owen continues to be a sweet baby and we love him lots!

Today is a day of celebration for a couple of reasons. Nate's Dad Paul celebrated his birthday! Yeah :) We went out to dinner and it was yummy. Happy Birthday Paul. We love ya lots! Also, it is Joseph Smith's Birthday. I wanted to share a few thoughts on Joseph Smith. I am grateful for the birth and life of Joseph Smith. He sought for the truth when he was a young boy and received answers to his prayers. He was called to be the first prophet of The Church 0f Jesus Christ in our time and day. He translated the Book of Mormon, another testament of Jesus Christ, which is great to study hand in hand with the bible. Joseph Smith received direct instruction from God to set up his church on the earth today. I know God continues to call living prophets in our day to lead us and guide us. Today the prophet is Thomas S. Monson. I am grateful for the knowledge that I have received through study, prayer, and seeking to know the truth. When I was about 15 I came to know that Joseph Smith was and is a prophet of God. I am grateful to Him for all his sacrifices he made, even his life, so that we can have so many blessings today.

I am grateful for Christmas Eve and Christmas to be able to reflect and give thanks for the greatest gift of all, the birth and life of our Savior Jesus Christ. I know that through the life, death and resurrection of Christ that we will live eternally. We each have the opportunity to live with our family members who have passed on from this life. I know that we will see them again. I hope that each of you have a wonderful Christmas and that the knowledge of Jesus Christ and His great plan will fill your minds and hearts and spirits with JOY throughout this holiday season and throughout the coming year!!!

Monday, November 30, 2009

1 hour packing party!

Shelly and I just got done with a 1 hour packing party, we are hoping to move this thursday and it has been kinda wierd seeing our house so bare. It is sure exciting moving out to Eagle Mountain to our very own house, but I think that we will miss our little apartment here in Provo. We have really gotten to know our ward and have really enjoyed our time here with our friends. However, we are excited to start afresh and get to know some new friends.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Owen as a Monkey

For Halloween we dressed Owen in a monkey outfit that Aunt Crystal and Uncle Tony sent him. We were at home giving candy out and showing or cute little monkey off to the neighborhood trick-or-treaters.

Nate as a Trainer

Nate is training in a new position at work. He has been a quality assurance tester at Fishbowl Inventory for almost three years. He is now going to be in the training department as a trainer. Today was his first opportunity to attend and observe what he will be doing in the next couple of months. He will do great as always.

Thursday, October 22, 2009

I can stare at his cute face all day...

Owen's First Smile On Camera

Daddy came home as I was trying to capture his beautiful smile on camera (our camera takes three seconds to take a picture). Owen smiled long enough when daddy walked through the door and greeted his little boy. Owen loves his dad!

Family date/Owen 3 months old :)

What a handsome little hunk!

Deep thinking...

I love tall stalks of corn. It was a fun activity!
Dad and Owen keeping warm.

October 16, 2009
Tonight we went on a family date to celebrate Owen's three month birthday. We hope that he enjoyed it! :) We went to Cornbelly's Corn Maze and saw a pig race. It was something different to do and it was fun.

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

What a messy day :)

Wow.. what a day to remember. We decided to give Owen one shot at a time. Today was his first one. Well, he gave mom a couple of presents a few hours later. First, he exploded on me, when of course I forgot to wrap him in a blanket like I always do when he is sitting on my lap. Then, for the first time ever he peed on me all over my shorts. Later on, while I was changing him he peed on me again. Each time he left a mess on me he smiled and gigled a bit. He was getting me back for taking him to the doctor's. I think Nate might have to take him in next time. What a smart kid. We sure do love him. Hopefully we will be able to capture his cute smile on camera soon...

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

So, Shelly and I just got done watching The Biggest Loser, a show where overweight contestants compete against each other to see who can lose the biggest percentage of weight over a time period. I think that it is interesting that while watching that show, I always get "the munchies". I don't get it, isn't that show supposed to motivate you to eat better and work out more???

Owen is starting to smile more often now; it used to be that he would only smile while he was farting or pooing his pants, but now you can actually get him to smile. Being a father is pretty awesome, its amazing that I have a little one the will look up to me as an example to pattern his life after.

Sunday, October 4, 2009

So, Shelly, Owen and I just finished watching conference, it was awesome. Yesterday I had the flue so I ended up sleeping through it for most of the day but Shelly tells me it was pretty awesome. I would have to say that my favorite talk today was Elder Hollands, that dude is so straight forward it rocks my world. Anyways, after the spiritual uplifting Owen decided he wanted to take a nap on dad's lap, I love it when he does that because it makes me feel like a good dad.

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Sweet Owen

Here are some pictures of baby Owen when he was born and at his baby blessing.


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