"In our search to obtain relief from the stresses of life, may we earnestly seek ways to simplify our lives. May we comply with the inspired counsel and direction the Lord has given us in the great plan of happiness. May we be worthy to have the companionship of the Holy Ghost and follow the guidance of the Spirit as we navigate this mortal journey. May we prepare ourselves to accomplish the ultimate purpose of this mortal test- to return and live with our Heavenly Father."

-L. Tom Perry

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Friday, December 6, 2013

Lots of pictures!

 Ariel came to visit Eli

 Grandma Great with Eli and Carly

 The Friday before Thanksgiving break Sam had a little parade at his school. They all decorated vests and headbands.  I was so glad to feel well enough to be able to go and see him.  I still can't believe he's in kindergarten.

 Had to get the traditional picture of Chad and Eli

 Naw Naw and Grandad and Eli

 Eli's blessing day. We were able to bless Eli at home just like all of our other kids. I love it and I'm so grateful he is surrounded by so many good men!

 First family photo of all of us!

4 generations

 Proud Grandma and Grandpa Fowlks

 I love all these women!

 Eli checking out Papa

 I can't get enough of his cute little face. It changes everyday!

 I love his wrinkled forehead :)

 Grandma Holt and Eli

 Eli's First Thanksgiving
For Thanksgiving this year we were lucky enough to have some family here from Utah (mostly because of Eli) It was so fun to have my parents and two grandma's here plus Sharise and Craig.  The kids were in heaven with all the family that was around. 

 Chad turned the big 30 the day before Thanksgiving so we celebrated him for two days in a row! Sure love this guy! (Sam picked out his shirt so they could match)
 Love this turkey bum!

 Eli's first bath was on Thanksgiving.  He loved it! He's already a calm baby but he was super calm in the bath. I'm sure it felt like home for him.

 Eli and Grandpa Fowlks
Our Thanksgiving crew