Thursday, July 30, 2009

The journey home

We had a great time getting away as a family. It was a much needed trip!! As you can see, Andrew was wiped! He did great as a traveler.

I Love to See the Temple

I love to see the temple. I'm going there someday To feel the Holy Spirit, To listen and to pray. For the temple is a house of God, A place of love and beauty. I'll prepare myself while I am young; This is my sacred duty. I love to see the temple. I'll go inside someday. I'll cov'nant with my Father; I'll promise to obey. For the temple is a holy place Where we are sealed together. As a child of God, I've learned this truth: A family is forever.

While in Orlando we had the opportunity to attend the temple. This was a much needed trip. Days previous to this trip, our hearts were full of emotions. Just about two years ago we said goodbye to our Sweet baby girl Kathryn McKay Sanders. Words cannot describe the feelings that are felt with the loss of a child. It is greater sorrow than words can describe. However, we have been blessed with the eternal truth that families can be together forever. It is this eternal truth that has carried us through these past two years. And it is this eternal truth that will continue to carry us through this mortal existence until we are reunited as a family. What a glorious day that will be when we are reunited. We love you sweet baby girl.

Monday, July 27, 2009

On the road to Disney!

On the road to Disney! John had a business trip to Orlando the last week of July. We decided as a family to tag along. He had two days of meetings so we took two days of fun to go along. As you can see from this picture the girls are pretty excited about the journey! We started our journey off and off to our left was this awesome rainbow that Caroline happened to capture.

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Chest hair anyone?

Chest hair anyone? Sterling recently had one of his good friends over to play. The girls have one of the crayola markers that has a swirly pattern. He thought it would be funny to put it all over his chest. Then he and his friend came to me and said, "Look I have chest hair mom!"

Monday, July 13, 2009

What a pampered boy!

Andrew is such a sweet boy. He is now 10 months and it is hard to believe how quickly he is growing! The kids all love to dote on him and will hardly let him down to do crawl. In fact he just barely started sitting up from a laying down position! But with a face and a smile like that can you blame us for always having him on our hips or in our lap? He is little only once and we are taking full advantage!

Sunday, July 5, 2009

Snapping pictures again...

This is what was found on Caroline's camera. She has LOVED having her digital camera. And if I do say so they turned out quite nicely.

The last picture is of tent city....what we do when it is so hot in Florida.

July 4th - Okaloosa Island

We headed down to Okaloosa Island for the 4th of July. We have discovered the beauty of going later in the day when we take a beach excursion. It is WONDERFUL. We usually head out in the later part of the afternoon and stay until sunset. It is so nice. We arrive as everyone is beginning to wrap up their day. It is so peaceful to watch the night roll in. The kids love and so do we and no one gets sunburned!

John's brother and his family came over for the weekend. The cousins all love to playing together and it is always painful when they leave.

My kids would live in the water if I let them!

Sterling ALWAYS finds treasures that he wants to take home as pets.

And Baby Andrew is growing up much too quickly! He is 10 months! He is still a very content little boy. He sat on the beach on a towel just playing with his toys. He isn't too interested in going any where yet ie crawling/walking which is aok for me!