Saturday, December 21, 2013

Year in Review 2013


Another year in review!  I guess that's what this blog has become, and hey, I've accepted that and I'm OK with it!

So here's this year....

Our Millie turned 3 in January!

Playtime at the park.
Taking a ride on the Ferris Wheel at Scheels.

Baby Quinton turned 1 in March !

Madi turned 5 and celebrated with cousins in Seattle.
Photo shoot with cousin Alyssa the photographer!

Sweet ballerina Amelia

Our little sweet cheeks!

Yes, it does rain in Nevada...every once in a while!
It's always more fun with Daddy!

Singin' in the Rain!

Madi graduated from preschool.

Happy 4th of July!

Summer time fun in the back yard!  Swimming and popsicles make them happy!

My boys at the park!

In August it was 6 wonderful years with this handsome hubby of mine!  Where better to celebrate than Lake Tahoe!
I'm sure the luckiest!

Madi's first day of Kindergarten!

Moral support from the siblings!

Growing pumpkins!

You gotta love lemonade stands with 2 of the cutest little girls...I think they made more money than the garage sale!

1st Day of Preschool...purse and all!

Always on the go...

1st visit to the ER for stitches.  He was pretty tough!

Grandpa Val's giant pumpkins.

RRRrrrr!  Happy Halloween!

Celebrating Nevada Day in Virginia City on the train ride!

My handsome little man.

As the year draws to a close, I think of a quote from President Gordon B. Hinckley, 

"Life is like an old time rail journey…delays…sidetracks, smoke, dust, cinders and jolts, interspersed only occasionally by beautiful vistas and thrilling burst of speed. The trick is to thank the Lord for letting you have the ride.”  

It has been a bumpy year and yet we sincerely thank the Lord, not only for the ride, but for having dear family and friends like you on the ride with us!  God lives and loves us as does His Son Jesus Christ, our Savior and Redeemer, whose miraculous birth we celebrate!! How blessed we are!

  Merry Christmas to each and everyone of you!!

All our love,

Ryan, Shantel, Madi, Amelia, and Quinton