Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Tagged - Blog Game

So, I thought this looked kind of fun - I got it from my sis-in-law Amanda. Go ahead, see if you can remember something I can't!

1. Add a comment to this post on my blog, leave one memory that you and I had together. It doesn’t matter if you knew me a little or a lot…anything you remember!
2. Next, re-post these instructions on your blog and see how many people leave a memory about you. It’s actually pretty cool (and funny) to see the responses. If you leave a memory about me, I’ll assume you’re playing the game and I’ll come to your blog and leave one about you.

Tuesday, July 22, 2008


So, we've been slackers. It's because Eliza is so cute and we spend way too much time just staring at her and smiling. Enjoying it while we can - just like everyone says we should.:) Needless to say, some things have been neglected - like housework and the blog. Here's a sampling of the fun had over the 4th of July weekend and just some pretty cute pictures.

Monday, July 14, 2008

A Very Special Day

Sunday, July 6th, was a big day for our little family. It was Eliza's blessing day. I can't help being amazed every time I look at this little girl that she is part of our family. Now, when I pray for my family, it has a whole new meaning. She has changed our lives forever, and I think we kinda like it.

We also had a very big weekend - being the 4th of July and all. The family came down on Friday and we had a great picnic in the park while the kids played in the stream.
Then we watched the fireworks - Thanks Scott and Brandee for saving us such great seats! ;)
Our little home in Washington is just right for us, but not for the big gang we had visiting, so we had some most gracious relatives let us borrow their home in a little town called Pinto. This place is amazing! We forgot our camera, naturally, so I'll have to get pictures from some of the siblings and post them. The house is really old, but they've taken great care of it. And it's full of great old keepsakes and mementos. There is even a closet FULL of all these great clothes from the 70s and 80s. The girls had more fun going through the closet than anything else. We spent some time touring the old church in Pine Valley, visiting the Mountain Meadows Massacre site (very sad!) and...Alex's favorite...the splash pad! We also had a surprise "visit" from some very special guests - Grandma and Grandpa Merkley! We finally got our webcams to work on both ends and we were able to talk to my parents in Myanmar! We surprised everyone and just brought the computer out with Mom and Dad smiling on it. The kids thought it was great. The sound wasn't very good, so we just spent a lot of time looking at them (and the boys making faces at themselves in the camera), but it was fun nonetheless.

We sure do appreciate everyone coming and spending time with us! And even those who couldn't make it, we love you still. :) We'll get more fun pictures up of the cousins meeting Eliza and some of the other fun stuff we did...as soon as I bum the pictures off others.
Lesson learned.
Take the camera.