Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Zoo trip with Janeen, 3 of her boys, (Sammy, Johnny, and Matty), Ashley and her girls, Kristina and her girls, Julie and Matt, me (Dawn) and Greg

Wow!!! What a wonderful day at the Zoo. We had so much fun. Look at their faces. We just love eachothers company and try to be together as often as we can. The zoo seems to be the perfect place for this. We go and have fun, eat, and walk the zoo. From left: Sammy, Amalee, Summer Jo, Matty, Maggie, and Summer. They thought sitting on the elephant was so much fun. Ellie loves her picture taken. I think she will want to either be a photographer or a model. ha ha
Julie and Matt sitting on the Lions back. Cute couple, yes, yes they are!!!

We love it when Julie brings Mattt along. The 2 of them are such a great help. Thank you Matt and Julie, we love you guys. !!!!!!!

Preschool little Indians

They loved their Indian hats that they made. They were so cute. Sammy loved his, but didn't like his picture taken. I love this class. They are awesome.

Family Night at Kristina and Justins


Julie with the little girls, dancing the night away! Ohh what a blast they had!

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Julie and Matt

I can't believe that Julie can lift Matt up on her back. I am sure they had fun with all their friends at Red Mountain park. Someone's birthday, but I don't know which friend. Matt got his mission call. He is going to the Ukraine. He is to report to the MTC on January 28th, 2009. We will miss him, but he will have a wonderful time.

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

United States, the land that I LOVE

My mom sent me an email this morning. I was actually thinking some of these thoughts before the email, but I was still worried about my childrens future as well as my grandchildrens future. With the election over, and Obama as our new leader, I have to have a deeper faith, greater strength, and a deeper devotion to the Lord. We all need to pray even harder, more often, and keep the faith, that the Lord will not leave us in our time of need. The following is what was sent to me from my mom in Norway:

'Make no mistake about it, brothers and sisters, in the months and years ahead, events are likely to require each member to decide whether or not he will follow the First Presidency. Members will find it more difficult to halt longer between two opinion.
President Marion G. Romney said, many years ago, that he had never hesitated to follow the counsel of the Authorities of the Church even though it crossed my social, professional or political life.' This is hard doctrine, but it is particularly vital doctrine in a society which is becoming more wicked. In short, brothers and sisters, not being ashamed of the gospel of Jesus Christ includes not being ashamed of the prophets of Jesus Christ.
Your discipleship may see the time when such religious convictions are discounted...This new irreligious imperialism seeks to disallow certain opinions simply because those opinions grow out of religious convictions. 'Resistance to abortion will be seen as primitive..Concern over the institution of the family will be viewed as untrendy and unenlightened...Before the ultimate victory of the forces of righteousness, some skirmishes will be lost. Even in these, however, let us leave a record so that the choices are clear, letting others do as they will in the face of prophetic counsel.
There will also be times, happily, when a minor defeat seems probable, but others will step forward, having been rallied to rightness by what we do. We will know the joy, on occasion, of having awakened a slumbering majority of the decent people of all races and creeds which was, till then, unconscious of itself. Jesus said that when the fig trees put forth their leaves, 'summer is nigh.' Thus warned that summer is upon us, let us not then complain of the heat.'
Elder Neal A. Maxwell Feb. 1979 Ensign

I am so glad to have a mom that is informed, even though she is far away. I am thankful to my Heavenly Father, and his son Jesus Christ. I know that my Savior lives, he loves all of us. To all who read this, let us remember who we are: Sons and Daughters of a Heavenly Father who loves us!

Herman and Julie, and Dawn and Julie

This is Herman with Julie on her 18th birthday in June. Julie makes cute faces. I can't believe we don't take a bunch of pictures of ourselves, but oh well. I guess we better start. I can't even find a pic of Greg with either one of us, or by himself. At least not a recent one.

This is a picture of Julie and me. I believe she is even holding the camera. She is good at that. I think she is cute with bangs, but she likes it on the side.

Julie and her cute boyfriend Matt

We thought maybe those viewing our family blog would like to see what Julie is up to. This is Julie with her boyfriend Matt. We like him too.