To the outside world we all grow old. But not to brothers and sisters. We know each other as we always were. We know each other's hearts. We share private family jokes. We remember family feuds and secrets, family griefs and joys. We live outside the touch of time. ~Clara Ortega

Sunday, January 30, 2011

It's been a tuff day!

We're all smiles but our insides we're ripped apart.

To the son, brother, but mostly goofy little boy we all know best. We will miss you. Our beloved sibling Tanner has left us for the mission field. He will be serving where the Lord wants him to in the Cleveland, Ohio mission. I know how much we will all miss his easy going smile, silly nature, compassion, and strong presence. Most of all his glorious cup will miss Tanner's sweet lips that used to gently press against the top of his rim. A finer pair of lips has never graced said cup before. Our prayers will be with you till we meet again Elder Hansen.


He had to get one last smooch in before he left for the mission. Now we all know where his love really resides. I hope it was a good one.

Mom is a fantastic bowler. I bet you've never gotten three splits before. If you get four you win the prize.

Sunday, January 2, 2011

Piano pounding, lipstick smearing, model practicing.. it must be Christmas break

These next two posts are pictures from the wonderful Christmas break we had. It sure was fun having the wayward Kentuckyians and Texans with us awesome Utahns. We tried to convert them to our ways, but alas they returned home again unabashed. We still love them anyway.

Lydia singing with her dad. She sure takes after him in musical ability and in grinning.

We let a strange man into our house. He insisted he was Prince Daxton and was there for the Princess party. I think he is under disguise.

Princess Lydia, the good-natured one.

Princess Jaedyn, the free-spirited one.

Gorgeous makana with her daughter. I think Jaedyn has a future in the cosmetic industry.

I think everyone thoroughly enjoyed the princess party.

Bowling was the replacement for snowshoeing as the weather in Utah did not want to cooperate. It still was fun, especially for JD. He scored a game high of 116. Yeah, our family is looking to becoming professional bowlers.

See the basketball right next to the sleeping child's head? That's what Makana used to knock her child out and then cleverly created a sign as if Jaedyn had accidently fallen asleep. Don't worry, I was on to her clever ruse.
(Editor's note: no children were actually hurt in the taking of this picture)

They didn't understand the concept that they were supposed to go around the revolving door only once.

Practicing being models. What hotties! Except for the one of the right.. he can't be considered that for another two years.

Princess Grandma and Jaedyn are twinners! How beautiful.

We met the lion of the lord. He wasn't able to solve the flat spire mystery, but he did inform us that he was deep down, a fan of the Utes. We attributed this to his human tendencies.

Showing off their good looks.

Taking a tour of the church history museum, we debated whether or not we should try to fit all of us in the bunks to take a nap. Can't believe families actually had to do that.

Ahh now if only Makana was here to enjoy the face torture;
A quick visit to gardner village before Lexi's concert.

I think I'm going to throw up. I ate too much candy.

Our little elf friends needed help to get up the tree. What could we do but stop and oblige

We even found Belle at this shop and Jaedyn was so happy.

Making cookies for my primary class. We got Mckay 3 days before anyone else arrived. Daniel and Cas came to help liven up the place.