Archive for April, 2010

Melodie and Jenny sing for us!

Monday, April 12th, 2010

Here are three songs that Melodie recorded with her friend Jenny for Jenny’s facebook page. I thought they were really neat, and that the family would enjoy them. Jenny accompanies on her guitar and the duets are very nicely done indeed!

Singing Duets

Melodie and Jenny Sing Duets

Jospeh Smith’s First Prayer

When I am Baptized

Brightly Beams Our Father’s Mercy

Melodie’s Birthday

Monday, April 5th, 2010

Birthday girl

We had much of the family here for Melodie’s birthday celebration. It is hard to believe she is already 26 years old.

Family here to celebrate with Melodie

We love her and are so grateful for her cheerful disposition and for the love she has for children. She will always be one of the favorites of her nieces and nephews because they know how much she loves them! We had a fun evening with everyone and are happy that we were all able to get together for this event. Rosaylnn and Derek were home taking care of Chase but Ethan and Julia were here and had fun with their cousins. We missed Dev and Emily and Robyn and Eric and their families but hope they get an idea of the festive mood when they see this blog page.

A new family member arrived today!

Friday, April 2nd, 2010

Proud big sister and brother hold little brother!

Rosie and Derek welcomed a beautiful baby boy just after midnight at the Orem Community Hospital. Derek told us that he was impressed just how very strong he felt when he was moving around while Derek was holding him. He weighs 8 pounds 6 ounces and is 21 inches tall.

Grandma and new grandson

The family is trying to decide on a name for him among several they like. They will select one soon.

Happy family with new baby in front

These photos were taken that same morning at about 9:30am at the hospital, close to where the kids go to school. They were allowed to go a little late so they could welcome their little brother to their family. They were very excited to tell their friends and teachers about their new little brother when they arrived as school, and could hardly wait for the day to pass while they were thinking about returning to see their parents and the new baby after school. We hope they have a good day. CONGRATULATIONS!