Friday, January 23, 2009

Dedicated to Aunt Alice

Sadly, my Aunt Alice passed away today at 96. She was an amazing woman. When my mom was a teenager she took her into her loving home and made my mom feel like she was finally part of a family. In college we would visit her in Cottonwood, where she patiently taught me how to quilt and I thank her for getting me started in that hobby. She was always easy to talk to and was pretty funny. Last month we were able to go visit her and knowing her condition we were afraid she would only be able to handle 5 minutes. Luck was on our side and we were able to visit for more than an hour and a half! She was such a sweet woman and I'm glad that she was in our life. She will be missed. Thank you Aunt Alice for being such a great, strong woman!

Christmas 2006
Grandma Donna, Little Freeman, and Aunt Alice
Nadia, Freeman, Tiff and Aunt Alice
Tiff, Nate, Freeman, Alice

Freeman and Alice
Freeman was such a good boy sitting on her lap. I think this meant a lot to my Aunt and loved cuddling with him.

My mom, Free, and Aunt Alice

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

The Lion King

This past weekend Grandma Stillman took us all to see, "The Lion King" broadway musical at ASU Gammage. It was a great experience and we enjoyed the costumes and the music. It was a nice family outing and the kids enjoyed it.
Little Freeman's comments on it: "It got really, really dark. Keizer shared his fruit snacks with me. There were drums! "( acts out the drummer and shows how the drummer put down his head phones)
Nate's comments: "Growlll...."

Nate, Free, Tiff, Nadia, Freeman, Keizer, Grandma Stillman

Aunt Nadia and her boys!

Monday, January 12, 2009

A Day In Flagstaff... A month ago...

About a month ago our friends Ronnie and Richard and us decided to be spontaneous and go to Flagstaff for the day. We had a very adventurous trip up. We hit traffic on the I-10 and I-17, stopped for the kids to eat, then got off on an exit where we went down this one lane plowed road, where someone's car broke down, so to get out we had to go in reverse for 1/2 mile until we can turn around. But we went to the county fairgrounds and everyone was leaving so we pretty much had the place to ourselves. The boys came up with a great idea which was to tie the sled to the quad and be dragged around. (first I thought, "I don't think so... but then it was totally fun) So here is pictures from our fun day in the snow!
Here is Freeman who tried to fight his way through the snow.
The snow won.
Free and Freeman enjoying the quad. Little Freeman always has so much fun with Dad.

Freeman, Free, Tiff and Nate.

I was trying to get a picture of Freeman next to this snowman, but the snow was deep and Freeman sunk down into the snow. At first he thought it was funny, but then when he tried to get out and his hands got sooooo cold. This was the start of his first tantrum. I think after this he doesn't like touching snow.

And of course there is Nate. The first time I put him down he fell (think Christmas Story movie) so after that he just wanted to be held. So for this picture he was pretty upset that I had put him down.

Thursday, January 1, 2009

Happily Married!

About 5 1/2 years ago, Freeman took me to my favorite spot at the Temple and proposed. Every time we go to the temple, I just love to stand in front of the reflection pool. Anyways, here is Freeman and I 5 1/2 years later of where he proposed to me and we have our two beautiful sons with us. (Hopefully more to come!) I am so happy being married and that Freeman is my best friend. Growing up I never imagined how much fun marriage can be. I am grateful to have the knowledge of the gospel and to know that families can be together forever. I truly believe that living the gospel strengthens our marriage and our family. I am so proud of how far I have come and that when Free and I were married that we were blessed to be sealed to each other in a temple.