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Tuesday, February 24, 2009

February Fun...

We celebrated Melanie's birthday by going out to dinner this year.




The kids loved it and then we had cake and presents at our house.




Melanie's mom and dad came out from California and spent a few days for her birthday.
Kimber & Ryan, Lindsay and Richard & Nickie were also there

Richard and Kendyl

Later in the month, we traveled to Utah where we attended the baptism of our Granddaughter, Alysa Jones. It was a wonderful baptism...

everything went very smoothly and she seemed very happy to be baptized. Because of some scheduling conflicts and other roadblocks, she's been patiently waiting since October when she turned 8. There were many family members in attendance and Adam was able to baptize her. Kelli & Adam planned a nice luncheon afterward and we all enjoyed visiting with family & friends.


After the baptism, we met at the church and had a really good chili lunch and Alysa opened presents. It was a fun trip and we are glad we could be there for it.

Congratulations, Alysa!



The drive to Utah and back was amazing. No matter how often we make that drive or what time of year we drive it, it's always different and we love the scenery. We saw beautiful mountain ranges, snow covered fields, deer feeding along the road and beautiful Lake Powell. Ryan & Kimber, Lindsay, Brian and Dad and I made the trip this time. We picked up Ben when we got to Provo and were able to enjoy the day together. We stayed with Dave & Vickie in Provo then at Grandma Heagle's on the way home. When we drove into the Phoenix area we were treated to another beautiful Arizona sunset. It was altogether a great trip.