Sunday, October 4, 2009

Ryanne Mariah Wood

Congratulations Jaime and Tony on the new baby! We got to go down to visit with them last weekend. Here are some fun pictures ...
Her face is smooched here, but I thought it was cute! It was fun when she was awake, we all gave her lots of attention!

Aubrey is quite possibly the most baby hungry girl I've known! I hope her future husband is ready! She could easily be the mother of 7.

I had to take a bunch to get any with her eyes open. That darn flash is so bright!

This is big sister Andee (not quite 2) who absolutely LOVES her new sister. All she wants to do is hold and touch Ryanne!

I took a bunch of pictures of Andee and Ryanne, because it was so cute to watch them get to know each other!

Ryanne looks a little worried here! I think it was the flash, not Andee!

Lots of kisses!

Here is Kendra, the biggest sister! Bradley & Braden were off playing and didn't want much to do with the baby!

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Saige's Baptism

Here are some pictures from Saige's baptism:

Here is a picture of Saige with of the guys who were in the prayer circle.

Trent Keele family

We never have family shots, so now we make a point of getting a family shot whenever we can! ;)

Grandma and Grandpa Keele with Saige

Aubrey and Saige

Afterward, we gathered to chat and have some brunch ... thanks for the yummies, Kacie!


My cute girl!

That big smile is because he's ready to eat!

I love taking candids!

Can't remember her name, but she is cute!

More candids

Kent and Susan brought up a couple of boxes of his old stuff ... here's his Dolphins jacket from back in the day. Had to throw it in just 'cause!!!

Memorial Day Part 3

I sure took a lot of pictures Memorial Day weekend! These are the last of them (I think!)

This is a shot of Grandma Lois' house. It's a fun place for the kids to explore.

All kinds of places to explore.

This is the big tree. Hatch family tradition, that's for sure. You can't visit the cabin without making a visit to the tree!

See ... look how big that tree is!!!

Sandy and Randy's (why can't I remember her name?) little one totally fell asleep on Randy's lap while eating her icecream cone!

Uncle Mike built this hot rod about 4 years ago. We all took turns going for a ride. It was lots of fun (and kind of scarry too!) It was great fun until I burned my leg on the muffler as I was getting out of the car. Yes, Mike warned me before the ride, but I totally forgot about it. Two weeks later and it is still healing!

Aubrey thought it was pretty fun!

Even Braden got to try it out

He ABSOLUTELY loved it!!! Can you tell?

Grandma Susan and Sophie were a little anxious about it!

As you can tell, it was a great weekend. I love it when we can spend time with family and the kids can create their own childhood memories.

Memorial Day Part 2

We had a small lunch at Grandma Lois' house on Sunday and then a BIG family lunch on Monday for Memorial Day. Here are some pictures (surprise, surprise!):

This is Randy and Sandy's little one ... isn't she cute?!? (Cuteness seems to be a theme in our family!)

Braden loved the hammock swing!

Grandpa Kent

Lois always inspires me when I visit. She grows her own food, bakes her own bread ... she doesn't even know how to make something out of a box. Maybe this is why at 87 she is able to walk up and down the mountain with ease.

Taylor pitched in on the cooking ... impressed?

Taylor and Braden with some cheesy smiles!

Some candids of Sunday lunch

Wow, a candid (kind of) picture with me in it!

Grandpa Kent telling a story to Sophie!

Uncle Steve and Grandma Lois

Marrianne, Aubrey and Braden. Aubrey and Marrianne became best of friends this weekend.

A rare picture of Fred. Fred is great to allow us to come in a take over the house!

Aunt Ellen

Aubrey had so much fun!

We played lots of Skip-Bo, Grandma's favorite game!

It was a long day apparently!
I have even more pictures, but I'll probably put those in another post, since I want to go to bed now! ;)

Memorial Day Part 1

Wow, I've got lots of pictures lately, huh? Well, pictures are my favorite, so hopefully you enjoy them as much as I do! For Memorial Day weekend, we decided last minute to go up to Boise and visit with Grandma Lois and Fred's. It was great to be able to see lots of family on that side that we haven't seen for ages. I absolutely love Grandma Lois and really enjoyed the weekend.

On Saturday we went to the temple since Lois was working there along with several family members. It was my first time in the Boise temple and it was fun to be there with family.

On Sunday, we went to church with Lois and Fred and afterwards we visited the cemetary along with many of the Hatch family members. This is the gravestone for Leland Hatch.

Right next to Leland is Terry's grave. Leland and Terry were sick at the same time ... it must have been so hard for Grandma Lois.

Had the throw in a shot of my cute boy!

Some candid shots of the family

and some more.

4 of the 6 Hatch kids with Grandma. Darlene, Lois, Susan, Ellen, Steve.

another cute Braden shot!

Across the road from Leland and Terry's grave is the grave of Aaron and Helen Jeppson, which are Lois' parents.

We gathered together and listed to Grandma tell us stories about her Mom and Dad. The grandchildren and great-grandchildren never met either and so it was fun to hear the stories she had to share. She talked about how her father did a lot of traveling for work as he built freeway overpasses. She talked about some of the different towns they lived in.

I wish I could have recorded what she said because I can't remember the details of what she said, but I remember that she talked about her mother with such love. She said that she wished we could have known them. Her father served in the army and she remembered that there had been a military gravemarker in addition to the gravestone he shared with his wife. But no one could find it.

Upon further investigation, we found the gravestone under the grass ... the grass had grown over it completely. Luckily Dan had some tools in his truck, so we could clear the grass ...

and brush the dirt away ...

To show the stone. I was surprised to see that he served in World War I ... wow!

Before we left, we had to get a picture with Grandma Lois!
Wouldn't be complete without a cute Aubrey picture!