Monday, September 21, 2009

Fun anniversary

Andrey and I were able to celebrate our 5th year anniversary this weekend. We stayed at the cute Wildflower bed and breakfast down town Salt Lake. We dropped the girls off at my parent's house and headed to Gateway for our traditional window shopping. We had fun going from store to store.

We went and saw "Love Happens." It has Jennifer Aniston in it and I loved it. Not a dry eye in the theater. When we were getting our dinner in the theater, we saw Elder Holland there with his wife. It was neat to see him....but what movie was he going to see? Hm...I wonder. LOL

We had a great stay at the bed and breakfast and headed off to the State fair where we walked from booth to booth and saw the exhibits and bought lots of fun toys for Emma and Ellie. We made our fun DI run (one of Andrey's favorite places to find treasures). We then went and picked up the girls (who were not so happy because they were swimming at Grandma's).

We then enjoyed a fun night at the adult session for our stake conference. We were blessed to have Elder Ballard there (it was supposed to be Elder Holland, but he has something else come us. I got to see him the night before so it was ok. lol).

We had the overflow at our church building for the Sunday session and our family listened there. The recording was not working, so every 15 min., someone would have to run over a tape of the session and then we would watch it there; so the conference was 30 min. behind the live session over at the high school. As Elder Ballard started his talk, the chapel side doors opened and in walked Elder Ballard. The recording was so bad because of all the background noise, so he had it turned off and he and Elder Keech (sp?) took a few minutes each and talked to us live. It was amazing the Spirit that was there and he was so sweet, he took the time after to shake each our hands. Emma was so excited. She was waving her little hand at him the whole time and ran right up to him to shake his hand. I am glad the girls got this exeprience to meet a memeber of the 12 apostles, and to feel of his spirit and hear his words.

Elder Ballard spoke (as well as the other speakers) about how precious our children are and how much we should love them. He told a story about a mother who came up to him when he was speaking at another stake conf. and she said her little son was so excited to hear from him (Elder Ballard) that he wanted to call his grandpa as soon as he got home to tell him that he heard from an apostle. Finally, with his mother's permission, he called his grandpa. He said, "Grandpa, I got to hear from an 'old fossil' today!!!" It was so cute and so funny to hear Elder Ballard's response to this sweet little boy.
I am so grateful for the opportunity we all had to hear from a messanger of the Lord and to be blessed, taught, and guided by him. We are so lucky to have a living prophet today!

Happy 4th Birthday Emma!

My baby is 4 today!!! And she knows it. She has a chain that she tears off every night till it's her birthday and last night she was ready to celebrate!!!

She is extra smiley and extra hyper. She is so fun and can't wait for her party tonight. We are going to my Grandpa and Grandma's house and having the party in the back yard. It is the funnest yard. It has tetherball, swingset, play houses, trampoline, basketball court, horseshoes, on half an acre, and Emma gets to have a train there so the kids get to have a train ride. Aunt Jennifer is making her a Baribie princess cake so she is very excited...especially about her Princess bike (which was supposed to be a surprise). lol

Emma is the sweetest thing. Such a big heart, and a big mouth, full of stories and loves to sing, dance, learn every day, loves to draw, and arrange flowers. She is my baby and I am so proud of her. She is growing up so fast and is so beautiful. I am so glad I get to spend this fun day with her.

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Happy 5th Anniversary

Happy 5 year anniversary Andrey!!!

I am so glad that I worked at Oakcrest for 3 years and became friends with his sister and got to write him while he was on his mission. I then was asked to sing at his homecoming and the weekend after we met for the first time he asked me out and we were inseperable since then. A year and a few months after, we got sealed in the Salt Lake temple, September 21, 2004. That was the best day ever for him and me.

I love him so much. He is the only one that can be with me all the time and still love me. LOL. He is so patient, forgiving, honest, hard working, honors his priesthood, loves me all the time, respects me and women. He is an amazing father and loves his daughters. I love to watch them play together. They just adore him. He is my best friend and I am the luckiest woman alive. I am so happy that we have had an exciting 5 years and I am so glad I get to spend forever with him.

Friday, September 11, 2009


Grandpa Dean's funeral

Nephew Easton and Grandpa Bart. I
love Easton. He is the cutest baby.
I could just bite his cheeks. lol

My beautiful Niece, Kennedy.

Ellie loves her nap time.

Emma trying out her camera skills.
She loves to take pictures. lol

Owen's birthday party. The girls
are having a tea party with their
birthday goodies. Love to dress up.

Family at Magna parade. So much
Boating, water skiiing, picnicing trip
with family.

Many train rides this year (Emma
is excited for her 4th birthday cause
she gets the train at her party)!

Silly Ellie sleeps in the sillies places.

Ellie stripping to go swimming
at Grandma's house.

Again, Ellie will sleep

Emma and Ellie getting airplane
rides on Bailee and Kaycee's feet.
WEEE!!! Silly Girls.

Counsins playing.

Family Sunday walk. Ellie is so
confused as to why the little boy is
going to the bathroom outside.
she is trying to figure it

Emma posing in her dressu

Ellie showing off her pretty pink
dance outfit to Grandma. She
loves to dress up like big sister,
Pretty, pretty Ellie.