Friday, February 27, 2009

10 Years Ago

Michael and Elna (aka Mikelna) drove up for a visit. They both had a day off today and wanted to go to the temple, and we were lucky to get them for part of the day too. Elna saw a little photo book with our engagement photos in them and started looking at them. I then pulled out our wedding album, and we looked at those. She was commenting on Chris's smile (it was a real smile and not the grimmace he makes for most family pictures). I was remembering taking those pictures and realized that it was 10 years ago yesterday that Chris asked me to marry him. What a blessing! I am so thankful to be married to such a wonderful man, who is a fabulous husband and father. If he asked me again today, would I say yes? Without a doubt, 100 times over. I love you, Chris!

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Kindergarten Valentine's Day Party

Camilla frosting her cookie. She was insistant that Luke help her.

Luke the honorary kindergartner for the day.

Lizzie was plain tuckered out. She fell asleep like this.

Luke and Camilla checking out Camilla's valentines.

Camilla Star Student of the Week

Camilla was the Star Student of the Week this past week in Mrs. Moore's Kindergarten class. She got to bring home Freedom Bear to spend the week with our family. He got to play with Camilla and Luke and do everything that Camilla did. Luke took care of him while Camilla was at school. On Monday, Camilla got to bring in a collection of items from home that meant something to her to share with the class. On Tuesday, she brought in her favorite book Somebody Loves You, Mr. Hatch. On Wednesday, she shared an information sheet with her class about herself. On Thursday, I wrote a letter to the class about Camilla for Mrs. Moore to share. On Friday, she presented her Star Poster about herself and shared what she and Freedom Bear did during the week. Luke, Lizzie, and I were invited in to see the presentation and eat lunch with Camilla. It was a fun afternoon at the school.

Camilla with Freedom Bear, before school.

Camilla, with Mrs. Moore, presenting her poster.

Camilla reading to her classmates about her week with Freedom Bear.

Camilla with her poster and Freedom Bear.

Luke eating his lunch next to Tanner Golightly.

Camilla eating her lunch. She asked me to bring in McDonald's for her special lunch.

Luke playing with Camilla at recess.
Tanner Golightly and Mia Martinez helped to look out after him too.

Luke on the slide.

Camilla's First Soccer Game

Camilla showing off her uniform.

Camilla getting ready to kick the ball.

An "action" photo of Camilla warming up with the Blueberries.

Camilla following in the footsteps of her mom and becoming a soccer player. These are from Camilla's first soccer game, last Saturday. They play on a mini field, four on four. The coaches are out on the field with them, there are no refs. There are also no goalies or throw ins. Camilla is still learning to go after the ball, but Chris is confident she will find her competitive spirit here soon. She is excited for the trophy at the end of the season!

Friday, February 13, 2009

My Christmas Present from Chris

So, a few people requested seeing Chris's surprise to me for Christmas. I love it! It is a square table with a leaf that folds up into itself. It seats 10! He is the best.

Camilla's 100th Day of School

Camilla on the 100th Day of School (January 22, 2008)
They had to bring in a "collection" of 10o things and were supposed to be creative, so Camilla decided on 100 kisses. The picture below is Camilla with her lipstick on after finishing the 100 Kisses poster.