Thursday, January 23, 2014
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Wednesday, January 22, 2014
She did a great job!
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I was in contact with the Mission Office. They were sending me up-dates on her condition, especially since she has had MRSA before (while at home). She still has a rash, and the infection seems to be subsiding. The Area Medical Advisor in New Zealand as well as the France doctor on Port Vila are taking good care of her.
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Tuesday, January 21, 2014
Christmas morning, excitement was abounding! Probably not for the reason you would think. We were all so excited to hear from our two missionaries! That definitely was the highlight of the day.
Santa brought lots of wonderful toys, and clothing for Ben and Lizzy. Toys are definitely more exciting to give than clothes and shoes. Ben's favorites were his John Stockton jersey and Red Rider B B Gun (hope he doesn't shoot his eye out). Lizzy's favorite was her boots.
Santa must have been a little distracted when he left a candy cane full of Reese Peanut Butter Cups, and miniature snicker bars for Lizzy. I thought he knew she was allergic to peanuts! Oh, dear Santa!
Posted by browniemom at 10:00 AM
Monday, January 20, 2014
Let's get the party started! We arrive shortly after dinner at Grandma and Grandpa Brown's house, to begin our Christmas Eve celebrations. Grandpa found the perfect little Christmas tree to dance around, singing Christmas carols, with the grand finale of O Jul Med Din Glede.
The kids were so excited to open their presents, and spend the rest of the evening playing with their treasures, spending time with family, and eating homemade candy.
Posted by browniemom at 11:34 AM
Sunday, January 19, 2014
Christmas Eve is an anticipated event. Two parties in one night - wowza! Dinner, gifts, and of course the famous family calendar are among the happenings at the Wagstaff's. It is a time to reacquaint with cousins, aunts, and uncles, and remember the importance of family. We are always grateful for are fabulous hosts, Scott, and Connie.
Posted by browniemom at 8:33 PM
Saturday, January 18, 2014
"Good friends, good food, good times." I'm not sure who authored this quote, but I couldn't agree more. In fact I would probably change the word good, and replace it with great, fabulous or another word that is a little more dynamic. Great friends are such an important part of me and my family's life.
The Jacobsen's hosted a fabulous get-together with the Barton's, Cowley's and us. We all have boys (and some of us girls) serving missions. Shawn, Mikey, Mike, and Brady, have been long time friends. They played basketball together for years, and remained friends even though Mike was the odd-man-out, and went to Bountiful High School rather than Woods Cross.
We were able to share stories/letters from each missionary. They are serving in Africa, Mexico, Alaska, and the Czech Republic. The sister missionaries are serving in Arizona, and Vanuatu. It warmed my heart to listen to the testimony of each missionary. They are such strong and faithful young men and women serving the Lord. We are grateful to have our children serving.
Posted by browniemom at 8:41 AM
Friday, January 17, 2014
I am sure I have posted these pictures of my Christmas baby before, but it best describes the choicest Christmas present I ever received. This girl is full of spunk and personality. She can charm you with her quick whit, and fun-loving nature; but deep down is a loyal, sensitive, and caring young lady.
We celebrated at the Market Street Broiler. Sarah and I came for the fish, and Jordan found a tasty alternative.
Happy 24th to my beautiful girl! I love you!
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Thursday, January 16, 2014
The Bountiful Braves formed a 5th grade comp basketball team this year. The team is coached by Jordan and Johnny Maxwell. It is every boy's hope and desire to play for their dad, Coach Maxwell at Bountiful High School some day.
New teams always have their ups and downs. It takes time for them to acclimate, and unite together. Over time, they become stronger as a team. The coaches teach them plays and skills to help them become better players, and teammates.
Our team struggled during the regular season, and barley made it to the play-offs ranked as 7th seed. Since our team was the lowest seed, our first game was against the top ranked team in the bracket. After an intense game, we won the top seed team and moved on in the bracket. We won again, leaving us to play in the finals for the championship. We lost in the finals, but couldn't be prouder of our team for taking second place in the South Davis Youth Competition League.
Posted by browniemom at 6:28 PM
Wednesday, January 15, 2014
Costco's giant gingerbread men were the rage for this year's Christmas activities. Instagram and Facebook lit up with photos of families decorating these cute cookies. For the small price of $8.99, and zero effort, you really can't go wrong. These kits came complete with frosting and candies. My older kids may have cheered a little when they saw the gingerbread men instead of gingerbread houses. Yes, we have had our troubles with houses collapsing and impatient builders.
Mason enjoyed sampling the candy, and placing sucked-on-half-eaten pieces on the gingerbread. The other's had fun using their creativity skills and trying to out-do their competitors. Three teams, three winners, we all had a great time.
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