(Disclaimer...this really should be broken up into 5 different blogs that would not only have darling pictures, but cute and clever narrative as well. Sometimes you gotta go for speed blogging, though, so strap on your seat belt!)
Our Kamberlynnie-Loo-Loo celebrated her 15th birthday!
She is the very best big sister of all time, and in appreciation, all the brothers cooked her breakfast fit for a princess...including a crown fashioned by the sisters!
After shopping with friends, we took Loo for ice-cream at her favorite little shop, then home for....a "heart attack"! While she was shopping, the kids and I cut out a bazillion hearts and decorated her room with them, along with fancy gold wrapped candy! And in keeping with tradition, Kamberlynne chose....
Birthday Pie! This one was a scrumptious chocolate chip cookie pie that we shared with friends while we played games and enjoyed the birthday girl! The day was almost as great as she is! (Funny insider info...take a look at what Kamberlynne is wearing in every pic...different each time! Yep, typical teenage girl...she goes through multiple outfits daily!!!)
Next... Father's Day Fun! For those of you kept in suspense, here is this year's annual t-shirt!
Every year, Brian's new t-shirt is his favorite gift! And even if I think they are a little geek-y, I still think it is adorable that he wears them with such joy!
Not one of the best pictures, but certainly one of the best Grandpa's! We are blessed to have our these wonderful men in our lives. I just wish my own dad was around, too!
And in the meantime....
Look at how Josiah's smile (and CHIN) has grown!
Just the sweetest little prince!!
Moving on...to Jonah's Birthday!
Jonah's birthday happened to land on the same day as the Lafferty (maternal side of Brian's family) reunion! So along with most of those fun cousins came a day of swimming, picnic-ing, and...
count 'em, TWELVE candles! Yep, a super special birthday year for this wonderful boy who now is a Deacon in the priesthood service of God!
We are so loving this great kid! How wonderful to see his body, mind, and spirit grow!
To end this post, take a quick look at Brian and my very very quick trip to Montana! We got off the plane in Missoula, and less than 36 hours later, were back on it! But in between, we made forward motion on our dream to one day move here. It is lovely to have a dream! It will be even lovelier when it comes true!
Believe it or not, ALL of this happened, Kamberlynne's birthday all the way through our trip, during our three week theatre camp! And it's not over yet...
Before Brian and I were married, if you would have asked us what we'd like to be doing in 15 years it would go something like this! "We want a big happy family! Catherine could homeschool the kids, and Brian could coach their sports teams. We'll serve in the church and teach our children about Jesus. Maybe we'll even adopt some kids!" Well, we're living our dream, and we love it! God is good!