Saturday, August 25, 2012

I had to take a picture of Stella in this outfit because I think it's adorable.  Aunt Wendy gave it to Stella when she was first born, and I'm so excited she is finally fitting into it. 
The two cheesers.
Stella is getting a tooth.
Last night we had a ward barbeque in the mountains.  No one was assigned to bring plates, so that made things a little interesting.  I think I am going to really like our ward.  Some of the kids made a “fort” out of sticks and old stuff; Brad thought it was pretty cool. 

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Brad loves the Magna-Tiles he received for his birthday.  He plays with them at least once a day.  I think they're great because he has learned how to build and make various 3D shapes.  They are fun enough that I would probably play with them even if Brad wasn't around.  
Each tile is magnetic along its edges which makes for easy assembly and mitigates the possibility of everything falling to pieces before a project is completed. 

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

 Stella has become very familiar with the new carpet at our apartment in Laramie. 
 Brad has been handing me the camera lately and telling me to "take a picture of your two cheesers."

 This picture was another request from Brad. 
 This is the view from our back door.  Brad loves seeing the horses. 
 This is our back patio.  Brad wanted to be in the picture, but then he wouldn't look at the camera. 
 This is the view of the living room from the stairs. 

Brad wanted to take a picture.  I could tell he was going to cut us off, so I tried to move into the shot. 

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

 We went to the Big Horns today for a little adventure.  I wish we could have taken Aunt Nadine and Becky.  Aunt Nadine always talks about the Big Horn Mountains.  This is Shell Falls.  Pretty.
 We also hiked to a sacred Native American site known as the Medicine Wheel.  It was pretty neat but kind of awkward because there was a women there worshiping/singing/not sure what she was doing.  

 Here we are taking a breather as we head back to the vehicle.  Diana took the picture.  
 This is an aerial view of the wheel.  They estimate it was made between 1200-1700 A.D.  The elevation is about 10,000 feet. 
We said goodbye to Grandma Bea tonight.  Brad will sure miss her.  She has been so good to Brad over the summer.  All of Phillip's aunts and uncles have been so nice.  I can't believe the interest they have taken in Brad and Stella.  I am so grateful to everyone up here in Burlington.  It has been a great summer.  Anne and Mark were wonderful to live with, and Janet and Diana were so good with the kids.  People in the ward were so nice to us.  We felt loved.  I am sure Anne, Mark, Diana, Janet, and Todd will be excited to get their lives back to a state of normalcy, but I know we will miss them a lot.  I am grateful for family.  Had we lived in St. George over the summer, I know we would have had a similar experience with a ton of love and support shown to us from all the family down there. 

Sunday, August 5, 2012

 Little Andee in her blessing dress.  Abby made it herself.
 Mom, Ab, and Andee looking fabulous.

Saturday, August 4, 2012

 Ross and Hannah came to visit in Burlington.  Ross is pretty cute with Stella. 
I flew down to St. George to attend Andee's baby blessing.  I didn't realize that my cousin, Sa'de, was getting baptized.  I am glad I was able to attend and feel the Spirit on Sa'de's special day.  This is Grandpa Bundy and baby Andee before Sa'de's baptism. 

My mom recently found out she has colon cancer.  I am especially glad I was able to fly down to spend time with her and my dad as they try to figure out the extent of the cancer and possible treatments.  
 Stella used to wear this dress.  I loved it on Stella, and it is adorable on Andee. 

 Ab's looking great with her little one month old. 
 Sa'de after her baptism. 
Everyone that came to support Sa'de.