Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Festival Of Trees!!!!

Every year Riley's family donates to a charity of some kind for Christmas. This year we decided to do 3 trees in the Festival of Trees, in remembrance of Riley's Grandfather (Ruel Crandall), his aunt (Julie) and uncle (Eric), who were all killed in a train accident many years ago.
We started off in quit the mess! But it was all worth it to see the smile and tears on Grandma's face, and the turn-out of all the trees was Amazing!

This is a picture of all our boxes stacked up when we first got the cars unloaded. My mother-in-law (Chris) and Riley's Grandma (Leah)!
We were in charge of Julie's tree "Old Fashion School Girl". Chris (Riley's mom), Laura (sis-in-law), Lesa (Aunt), Me, Grandma, Jane (sis-in-law)! Not pictured: Melanie (sis-in-law) and Lynsie & Randi (Cousins). They did a lot of work but couldn't make it to decorate. The next tree was Grandpa's "Grandpa's Farm". Aunt Mels Family was in charge of this one. Grandma, McKell (cousin), Janelle (cousin), Mel (Aunt), Julie (cousin).
The third tree was Eric's "Little Cowboy". This one Aunt Linda's Family was in charge of. Linda (Aunt), Grandma, Natilee (cousin), Callie (cousin & my Best Friend), Abbie (cousin), Michelle (cousin). Not pictured is: Kelsey (cousin).
They all turned out really well. If anyone is headed up and wants to see them they are on Isle M!

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

It's Official....

We got a call from our caseworker at LDS Family Services today telling us we are approved. So now it's just a waiting game, relying on our Father in Heaven to guide that special loving person to us, to raise her baby in a loving, caring family. It's been a long time waiting and we are so excited to be approved. So please keep us in your thoughts and prayers and if you know anyone who is thinking about placing their baby for adoption have them look us up. They can look at our complete profile at LDS Family Services, just ask for Riley and Savannah! Thanks everyone for your love and support during these emotional times!!!

Sunday, November 18, 2007

Updated Photo Pages for our Adoption!!!

Monday, November 12, 2007

Family Fun!!!

Sunday night we had a little family fun. It all started during dinner. I was telling my family about how whenever we eat baked potatoes with Riley's family it always turns into a war with the the tin foil. So Riley and Josh thought it would be funny to start that with me. After awhile the 3 of us were throwing them at each other. Then Riley and I went up to the game room and found the dart guns. So then we started that war. I gave my gun to my dad cause he was getting attacked by the boys.
After we got sick of the dart guns dad and I took the boys on in a game of Foosball. We won 3 out of 3 so the boys were sore losers and decided to move to playing pool. We didn't do as good in pool. We were taking turns with mom. The loser that "sold the farm" had to take over her painting the model train track she was working on and she took their place in the game. We then continued to play a tournament in darts. It was a really fun night, we all had some good laughs.

Monday, November 5, 2007

Jeffery's Wedding!!!

Dylan, Riley, Jeffery & Kelly

One of our Best Friends got married in Mesquite this weekend. It was a fun vacation. We rode down with Dylan and Carly. Friday night we hung out in the Casino.
Saturday the guys headed to the gun club, and us girls went to the spa. It was really relaxing. I wasn't going to go I wanted to go to the Gun Club, but I'm glad I went to the spa. We had massage appointments for 7:30 a.m. Then we hung out in the Sauna, and the mineral pool.
Savannah, Carly, Lacey, Jeffery, Riley & Dylan
The wedding was Saturday afternoon at the
Casa Blanca. It was a nice ceremony. Afterwards we took pictures by the pool. Then went to the Eureka for dinner. Then Dylan, Carly, Riley and myself headed to the Oasis and raced the go-carts. We had a lot of fun, you would have thought we were a bunch of young teenagers with the way we were acting. Riley was bumping into all of us and spinning us out. After the go-carts we headed back to our hotel and hung out in the casino some more. It was just an overall fun weekend. We wish it could have been longer.
Kelly, Sara, Riley, Savannah, Lacey, Jeffery Carly & Dylan
We got up early Sunday, got some breakfast and headed home. Carly had to be home to work and we came home to babysit our niece Gracie all week. (getting a taste of being parents, we are staying at Jeff & Jane's, getting up early to get her and myself ready for school and work. Then running her to her Piano and dance lessons. We're excited to spend some time with her.