Our Family

Our Family

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Women's Conference at BYU with my girlfriends

 Tarra and Jill--my cute friends
 Jeena and Gina--We were roommates and carpooled together so we had a lot of great conversations and laughs.  She also introduced me to Jamba Juice--yum!
 After shopping at Nordstrom Rack we hit the Cheesecake Factory which is always delicious.
 Jill and Angie were the only two brave enough to model and dance in Angie's old drillteam costumes.  YIKES!  We have some great video of them dancing, but since I am a nice friend I will not post it until I need good blackmail footage.
 We were anxiously awaiting to hear Stephanie Nielson and her sisters speak.  Inspiring!
 Angie and Gina
 We ran into Erin Meeker--one of my dear friends from Philly so we were able to spend the 2nd day of the conference together.  It was a fun surprise and so great to see her.
 Jeena, Janice, Lara, Carla, Jill, Gina, Tarra, and Angie after Elder Bednar's remarks.
We ended the weekend with snow--despite the fact that it was the end of April--and a session at the temple.

Happy Easter!

 We stayed at Little America for Easter Weekend.  My niece, Saige, came to stay with us one night.  Thanks for the great weekend treat G&G Jolley.  We enjoyed swimming, shopping, mint truffles, a massage at the Grand America, room service, and Easter decor (pictured above) at the hotel.  It was fabulous.
 We made bird nests out of rice crispy treats--of course.
 Tanner after the Easter Egg hunt at the Adamson's
 Kaden with his supply.  The golden eggs had money so they were excited.  Kaden gave up all his eggs because he and some of his friends gave up candy and pop for a whole year to earn money.  I am amazed at his discipline.
 Carson's basket was overflowing.
 Tanner with the Easter Bunny at Little America.  Carson was too scared to go see him.
 Saige, Makaela, Kaden, Carson, Tanner
 We had an amazing brunch with the Jolley's and my parents in Bountiful on Easter morning.
 Tanner and Saige enjoying a great meal
Makaela, Carson, Keaton, Kaden, Steve, and Deedee

Keaton Graduates from BYU!

We were excited to attend Keaton's graduation at BYU.  Okay, to be perfectly honest we were excited he was graduating, but the graduation itself was not super exciting.  Way to go Keaton!
 Tyler was reading his kindle while Tanner played on his iphone during the ceremony.
 Carson played lots of games on my phone, so he was pretty well behaved until the end.
 Uncle Keaton with our Family
Keaton with Grandma and Grandpa Jolley
This is Keaton--now a college grad.  I can't believe it.  And he is still SINGLE!
We are so proud of you!

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Carson's Star Wars Party

 Here are all the young jedi's preparing for their training
 Carson and Ben with their Darth Vader cake
 Carson is carrying a load of "asteroids" he found that had landed on the playground.
 Carson and Ben Heaps are good little buddies who have a birthday on the exact same day.  Since they have the same circle of friends we usually combine their parties.
 The Death Star Pinata was a hit!
The kids had galactic pizza and drinks.
Another successful Star Wars party.

Friday, May 6, 2011

Tyler gets his first book deal! His novel is getting published!

We are THRILLED to announce that Tyler has just signed a contract to get his first novel published. (I know he doesn't look excited in this picture, but it was a picture I had of him reviewing his book so I thought it fit the theme of this post.  He used to like to read on his ipad, but is now a fan of the Kindle for E-books).   Tyler got me a kindle for Valentine's Day and I LOVE it.  No bookmarks, no pages to turn, no crumpled pages, fits in my purse, and has a light for reading in the dark and you can read in total sunlight.  You must get one. 

Anyway, back to the subject.  Thanks to all of you who have read, supported, edited, and given feedback to his young adult science fiction novel over the years.  Neto Lexan and the Impox Secret has been in the making since our days in dental school.  He started writing to escape from the stress of dental school and has been writing ever since.  I think he secretly dreams of retiring early in life and writing books.  We wish him the best on this journey.  We will keep you posted on the release date.  

More Baptism Pics and week with the Blakeslee's

 Thanks for our family who came to support Tanner on his big day.
 Britain, Ben, Bristol, and Tanner
 We are all so excited to be adding another baby girl cousin to the family.  
 Because then they won't all have to fight over Bristol.
Uncle Keaton, Tanner, and Tyler