August 2018

The Parrish family arrived for McKay's wedding.  It was so good to see them, they are so comfortable to be around - just like family.  We got to meet McKay's fiance, Annie.  She is a doll!  Mont, Marilyn, Maddie, and Marshall all stayed with us for the week, but their schedules were so varied that we never knew from one minute to the next who was in the house.

We were able to go to the temple with Annie and Maddie to take out their endowments.  What a special memory for them both.

McKay and Annie's wedding was beautiful.  They were sealed in the Brigham City temple.  Their reception was at her father's barn in Perry.  Mitch and Marshall provided entertainment by singing together.  It was awesome!  We ran into Cyn and her granddaughters at the reception and we had a great time catching up.
Fun tidbit:  when McKay was about 3 years old he used to pray every night that Kim would stop saying "bad" words and drinking "bad" soda (Dr. Pepper).  Unfortunate…

July News

We have a new granddaughter!  

The most-anticipated day arrived with Shandra and Hayden heading to the hospital very early in the morning for her scheduled c-section.  Kalel spent the night with Kim and me.  He has been so excited for his new sister to arrive!
We arrived at the hospital just minutes before Shandra, Hayden, and the baby arrived.  Kalel insisted that Kim and I close our eyes until he got a chance to see the baby because he wanted to be the 3rd one in the family to see her.
Kalel is absolutely thrilled to have a little sister.  He said that he was even excited to have the job of changing her diaper!   Poor little Kiaya soon became our little Glow Bug.  Her bilirubin was high very early on, so she was put under the lights at only 8 hours old!   She ended up staying under the lights for a full week before she was declared jaundice free and allowed to be held, snuggled, and cuddled with her anxious father, brother, and grandparents.
Needless to say, we are all very excited to…


June was a busy month, but also very exciting!

Shandra's friend and visiting teacher, Heather, is absolutely AMAZING!  She decided that since Shandra got rid of all of her baby things she needed to have a baby shower. She literally planned, decorated, delivered invitations, and provided ALL of the yummy food for a huge shower!  It was absolutely fantastic.   Many people from our ward came as well as most of the family members.  Even Cyn drove up!  It was a roaring success with Shandra being "showered" with tons of gifts and a plethora of diapers.  Hayden joined in the fun and was very excited with all of the goodies!

Sunday, June 10
Today I have been feeling a little blah.  A lot of it is because I realized that the bathroom was still going to be torn apart when Tasha and Zane come.  It makes me sad, why does everything have to take so long?  I was sincerely tempted to stay home from church today to work on it.  But, I decided to go.  I'm so glad that I did.  Jen Pac…