Our Family

Our Family

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Abigail Loves Her Cousins!

While we were in Arizona last month, Abby had a great time playing with her cousins. She has been missing them quite a bit since we came home! She asks me about three or four times a week if she can play with them again. I don't think she realizes how far away they are!

Abigail, Samantha, and Logan

Abigail and Olivia

Anna (my cousin's little girl) and Abby became fast friends. We couldn't believe how much they resemble each other!

To all of Abby's cousins..... She wants you to know that she loves you and can't wait to see you again!

Thursday, February 18, 2010

4th Annual Pinewood Derby for ALL the "Boys"

Last Friday, February 12, our ward had its 4th annual Pinewood Derby for the men (and young men too). This has become quite the ward activity! The first derby occurred right after we moved to Rochester. Coley claimed the title of "Track Champion" that year. Ever since, it has become a battle between Coley and the bishop. Year two and three were close races, but the bishop claimed the title those years.

With all of our traveling during the past month, Coley didn't have much time to work on his car (and even had to enter his car unpainted), but he claimed the title of "Track Champion" again this year- much to the dismay of the bishop!

I think the men are already planning the changes to their derby car for next year!

Abby was so excited to go to the race. She even wore her "Lightning McQueen" jacket just for this event!

Coley (with Abby's help) accepts his trophy. (Notice the racing uniform! It was an early birthday present to Coley from my dad for the 2nd annual derby. It caused quite a stir that year!)

Abby just can't get enough of the trophy!

Sunday, February 7, 2010

I love you, Dad!

The past several weeks have been very difficult for our family. Since receiving the news on New Years Eve that my father had cancer, life has felt like a whirlwind of events. My dad passed away on January 25, 2010, just a few weeks after his diagnosis. We miss him so very much, but we are grateful for the peace and comfort we feel through the Gospel of Jesus Christ. We are also thankful for the love and support that has been extended to our family at this time of mourning.
I love you Dad!

Dad and Tara
August 5, 2006