And....We're back!

The last few weeks have been a bit of a blur, I haven't been on my computer at all until today.  I am so behind, but, I promise to post more frequently! Now, to go back in time just a bit...........

A beautiful young lady!
A partial view of the room
The full hope chest
Waiting to open a gift, listening to words of wisdom
A few words from daddy
Great gift idea......I think? :-)
A bit of Paris
June 11 we celebrated Anna's 16th birthday with a dinner in her honor. We invited several couples to come and encourage her as she comes so close to the "adult" world. We presented Anna with her hope chest, made by a very dear man, Henry Mandery. It is beautiful! Folks filled it with gifts and spoke words of wisdom for her to store in her heart. We enjoyed Asian cuisine and the room was decorated as an evening in Paris! Naomi did a great job of organizing the event, and several ladies along with my mom and dad helped in the decorating. While the place was being transformed, I took Anna to get her hair done. She had already had the fun of getting her make up done at ladies retreat, so I thought it would be fun to have a fancy hair do for the occasion. A special thanks to Jeannifer G. for her participation in this- she did a great job! It was a beautiful evening.....and a beautiful girl!

Our Newest Boyscout!

Ready to go!
The crew!
Michael is officially a Boyscout! He goes to his first meeting tonight! He is quite excited. I am so thankful that we happened to have some outgrown uniforms!

Selah Joy

Happy girl- headed to the doctor's!
     Selah is nine months old and had her well baby check up today! She is 20 pounds- 80%, 28 1/2"- 80%, and her head circumference is 96%! She did a great job at the doctor's office! Of course, I'm sure it helped that she was doted over by everyone the moment we arrived! Our doctor's wife carried her around and showed her off. She only fussed a little bit when she got her finger poked, and then just watched with curiosity as they squeezed blood from it! Selah is crawling and climbing on everything. She pulls herself up to stand and is starting to walk around furniture. She has four teeth and is enjoying a vast array of flavors in her baby food! This little darling is full of joy and is a delight to all of us! We love our Selah girl!
great store!
Mom has the camera, I'd better go and attack!
     On our way home from ladies' retreat, we found a little gift shop that had the neatest name.........

Beautiful Baby.........

Nice hat!
Here are some shots of the most beautiful baby girl in the World!!!! (ok, I am a bit biased!)