Thursday, March 31, 2011

Abby and Andrew: Chair and Pillows

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Connor's Art Show

Connor painted the helicopter in this "urban" mural as part of his communities project

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Photo Shoot of Hannah's Hats

Monday, March 28, 2011

A Trip to New York for Hannah

Hannah wearing the hat I knitted her

We got Michael in the MTC on Wednesday, I went visiting teaching on Thursday and had a Camp meeting on Friday and headed to New York on the redeye Friday night. It's been a busy couple of weeks with Michael's farewell, Alysha's wedding, Rich being released as Bishop, Jenny and Trevor moving out, a new granddaughter, Michael going to the MTC! Not to mention home cleaning and leaving all the laundry and ironing done for while I'm gone. Now I'm in NY with the lovely Buchanan family!

I arrived Saturday morning, exhausted from the redeye flight, but happy to be welcomed and hugged by Connor, Abby and Andrew. And to hold precious little Hannah. She's tiny and perfect.

Before Church I took pictures of these handsome boys with their Buchanan plaid ties:

after church
notice the welcome sign Connor made me on the door

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Michael's Mission Has Begun

Michael got set apart on Tuesday, March 22 by President McGinn and we dropped him off at the MTC on Wednesday. If you want to follow his mission he has a blog: Saving Seoul(s) Laura has graciously offered to keep his blog going.

at his setting apart

as we were dropping him off at the MTC

I haven't cried this much in years! This past week was an emotional one. I'm not sad to have Michael leave on his mission, although two years does seem like a long time. I'm thankful and proud to have a missionary and I know he will be an amazing one. I'm excited to get his first email on Tuesday!

Monday, March 21, 2011

A New Granddaughter!

Hannah Elizabeth Buchanan

Hannah Elizabeth Buchanan was born on March 21, 2011. We are so happy that she arrived safely, weighing 7 lbs 5 oz and 18.5 inches long. Mother and baby are doing well.

isn't Laura a beautiful mother?

the happy parents of four!

Monday, March 14, 2011

Michael's Mission Farewell

Michael did a great job speaking in Sacrament Meeting yesterday and afterward we had many friends and family come to our home for a meal and visiting. It was a delightful day for our family. Brian and Todd took lots of pictures of the event:

Jenny and Trevor

Trevor, Jeanettee, Kaycee and Kelsie

Lanham/Yandow family and Jill

Uncle Keith and Rich

Michael and Todd

Jill, Gram, Gramps, Keith

Michael and Hillary

The Rife Brothers: Rich and Rog

Big Boys on the Little Picnic Table

Reggie pushing Ava and Sophie in the swings

Brian sporting the 'stache for Michael

Michael's friends

President and Sister Till

Uncle Rog with Sonhee and Jeehee

Alysha, Hillary and Lindsey

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Michael's Missionary Pictures

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Cabin with Girlfriends

Wednesday I took some girlfriends to the cabin. We had a great time just relaxing and visiting and eating. I only got these two pictures with everybody in the kitchen making dinner.

Saturday, March 5, 2011

Alysha's Shower

Nanajan and Sophie Lynn with the "shower" girl in the background

my Mom and me

Mary, Sophie, Jenny, Karrissa and Alysha