"Family ties are bound by love"

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Dance Camp

The beginning of this week, Shayla and her drill team went to dance camp in Park City.  It is three full days of conditioning, dancing and lots of bonding! 
Day 1
Day 2 
Day 3

And I was lucky enough to be a chaperone mama once again! 
This is us in all our glory doing the "mom dance"
The 6 of us bonded as well. What a great group of women I got to know.

 Chaperone moms and their girls
 Shayla and I
Love spending all the time I possibly can with my kiddos! 

Friday, June 22, 2012

Sweet Shayla is 16!

Happy Birthday Shayla! 
Can't believe our baby girl is now legal to drive, and date. No, we are not OK with that, even though we trust her 100%! We sure love this girl. She is the little caboose to our family, and it would not be the same without her. She was the most difficult baby of the four....she cried alot! But she has since made up for it. She hardly ever cries, she is easy going, she is a great student, and definitely the most responsible one in the family. Shayla has earned her YW medallion, and is true to what she believes in. She has beautiful skin, that tans instantly, her hair grows like a weed, and her smile brightens our home. Shayla is soft spoken, but can really be quite funny at times! She hardly ever complains, she is a true friend and loves her family and the gospel.
What more could we ask for? LOVE YOU SHAY :)

Saturday, June 16, 2012

Our friends told us about this sweet family, and it is hauntingly familiar. We ask that you pray for her and her family to help carry them through this difficult time, just as you did for us. We know that is what helped carry us through.


Saturday, June 2, 2012

Class of 2012

 Mckena Franklin~ Syracuse High Graduate~ Class of 2012!
She did it! Even though we never doubted she wouldn't! 
Last night was Mckena's graduation commencement at the Dee Events Center. She was one of the 678 graduating seniors. We are so proud of her and all she accomplished these past 3 years in High School. We are excited for the adventures that are ahead of her, although that means letting go. 
That is not an easy thing to do.
 She is such a bright light to our family and brings so much happiness and joy with her.  
She is an example to all of us, and we are blessed to have her as part of our family.
TJ~ Mckena~Shayla