07 December 2011

Latest Family Stuff

Here's Carson at his Christmas Concert
Gray's Creek Middle School
Edward and Angie
Thanksgiving Weekend
and the "Stinkin' Dote"
as she's fondly known
Carson got his wisdom teeth pulled
the day before Thanksgiving
We traveled to Pensacola on Veteran's Weekend
Beautiful Beach!
Are we having fun yet???
We went to see Martha and Hugh,
visiting their oldest son Rick who
is stationed there.
Rick, Wendy & sweet family
We tried local food like
deep fried cheesecake...Yum!
We found great shells at the beach.
The water was beautiful!
We saw the Blue Angels Air Show.
Deep sea fishing was a blast.
We had the best fish tacos
made by Hugh, Rick & Wendy
Great trip, Love Florida!!!
Our Ward's Young Women's Excellence
was great!
Loved our Youth Theme for the year
13th Article of Faith
Our annual Stake Youth Service Project
putting flags at the Veteran's Cemetery
Cold morning but we had a good group there
Halloween Punks at our
Ward Trunk or Treat
(Carson, Eric & Christian)
Angie's 28!
Birthday Celebration
Haven't shared a story in a while so here's the one about Angie's birth. Angie was our honeymoon baby and before she was conceived, I had to have a rubella vaccination to get our marriage license in the state of California. The doctors advised me not to get pregnant for at least three months following the vaccination or the baby would be at risk for birth defects. Well, Angie was conceived and when I told the doctor, he encouraged me to terminate my pregnancy. I wasn't expecting such pressure from a doctor. It really caught me off guard and shook me up but I stuck to my principles and told him that I wouldn't be terminating my pregnancy. Later, I did some research and found out that Angie wasn't at risk as much as the doctor led me to believe. Children are blessings from God. Elder Neil L. Anderson said in conference that "many in today's world marginalize the importance of having children." I guess that would include even some doctors. Angie is a joy and blessing in my life. I've always told her that she truly wanted to get here to this world and experience all she can. She's always had that type of personality, even from her birth.
“Motherhood is not a hobby,
it is a calling.
You do not collect children
because you find them cuter than stamps.
It is not something to do
if you can squeeze the time in.
It is what God gave you time for.”
~Rachel Jankovic


  1. Loved your post. It's about time. Looking for more in the new year.

  2. Loved the post and I love you also. Merry Christmas and a Super New Year!

  3. So glad to catch up with you Beth! That florida trip looked like so much fun! I especially loved the story about Angie! I never knew that! She is such a beautiful girl-I know I would love her-since I love her mom so much!!