Saturday, January 7, 2012

Jaclyn and Christie

Two of my former piano students came to visit me on Friday while on break from college. They studied with me for a long time, and I was very sad when they stopped lessons, but I am so excited for them to be entering this chapter of their life.

Jaclyn and Christie, you have turned out to be such wonderful young women, and I feel blessed to have you in my life!

New Year's Day

New Year's Day was on a Sunday this year, so off to church we went. Thankfully, our ward now meets during the later time slot, but we still had to be there 15 minutes early since it was my first day as the organist. I am happy to be able to use my music talent to help out in church, but I don't like not sitting with my family during Sacrament. I dressed Danica in the beautiful dress seen here that Genesis and Forrest sent her for Christmas.

As I was sitting by the organ, I watched Michaela, Tev's sister, quickly get up and leave with Danica. I didn't think much about it until about five minutes later when I saw Calee grab the diaper bag and zoom out of the chapel. I am not sure that they returned, but as I was playing the postlude music, Michaela came up to tell me about her adventure while changing Danica's diaper. To make a long story short, Danica was no longer wearing the pretty dress and was in her "back up" outfit."
We were so excited that Michaela and Jared made the last-minute trip out here from Arizona for New Year's! They came over for tacos after church, and the next day, we all went to the Bass Pro Shop in Rancho Cucamonga. This is one of my favorite stores- it makes me want to go camping right away.

Vance loves getting his picture taken with his little sister.

I love this picture- it seems that Danica and Michaela are sharing an inside-joke.

Meeting Uncle Jared.

I am excited for 2012. Hopefully, we will continue to have good health, our family and friends will find and keep good jobs, and we will make many great memories together!