Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Go Marana Tigers!!

Last week for fall break we headed for Tucson to watch Uncle Jeff play. He is on the JV football team, my sister made cute shirts for the kids in hopes that it would help the tigers win. My kids loved sitting in bleachers and cheering Uncle Jeff on. Jeff made some great plays and punts. My kids loved hearing the announcer call out their uncle's name. Here are some pictures of the night.

Brayden, Jeff, Heitje and Brody

Jeff walking out on the field before the game.

My kids loved the shirts my sister made for them.

My brother Hyrum and his girlfriend Bernadette also came to cheer Jeff on.

Jeffrey you are always are Star!!

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Our Student of the Quarter!!

The 1st quarter of school is over. About two weeks ago I received a letter in the mail from Brayden's School. Brayden likes to get the mail so he saw the letter and noticed it said his name on it. He is doing great at reading things now that it is good in some ways and bad in other ways. I opened the letter when he wasn't around and was excited that he had been chosen as Student of the Quarter. This award is given to children that are excelling in there school work and homework. I wanted Brayden to be surprised so I didn't tell him. Matt and I took the morning off to be at the awards ceremony. We are so proud of Brayden. We couldn't ask for a better 1st grader. I wanted to share what his teacher wrote about him. It sure made me feel proud to be his mother.

Here is the letter I received in the mail from Brayden teacher...........

Brayden and Mrs. Hartman

Our star student!! We are so proud of his hard work.

Brayden and his Friend Dawson they got the same award.

He was excited to be right next to him


Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Brody is Two!!!

Happy 2nd Birthday to Brody!!!

It is hard to think that my baby is now 2. Has it really been two years that I had him. He was my surprise baby after having Brynlee 16 months before him. I am so happy that the lord has blessed me with three children. At a time in my life I struggled with becoming a mother. Brody has such a fun personality. He is very friendly to anyone that he comes in contact with. He loves to say Hi to those around him. He also loves giving anyone five or knuckles. He has the strongest bond with his older sister since they are so close in age. He will defend her and she will defend him. I am glad that Brody was born into our family.

We celebrated his birthday at Grandpa and Grandma Carranza's house in Tucson. We can aunts and uncles there to celebrate it with us. Thanks to all those that celebrated his birthday with us. Brody loves you all.

Primary Program 2010

Brayden had his Primary Program the last Sunday of September. He did such a great job. He memorized his part and didn't even get stage fright. His part was- Prophets are called by God. Our Prophet today is Thomas S Monson.

We are so Proud of our Brayden Boy!

Grandma and Grandpa McNeil, Uncle Justin and Aunt Kristi were in town to attend our sacrament to show their support. Brayden loved it that they could come to church with us.

BIrthday weekend with My Mom

All of us Girls went down to Tucson and spent the day with my Mom for her Birthday! My dad watched the kids while we went out to lunch and spent the afternoon shopping. I am so blessed to have a mother that it is here on this earth today. She is always concerned about others before her self. While growing up we didn't have much since there was 7 children, but my mom always put us first before she would do anything for herself. I am so grateful for my mothers example of always serving the lord.

We had an enjoyable today together!!

Happy Birthday Mom!!

We had a lady at the mall take the group it didn't turn out that great. These are memories that we will have with my mom!