Monday, August 24, 2009

Ainsley's 1st Primary Talk

Ainsley gave her first Primary talk a couple of weeks ago. She did a great job and had the children laughing as she tried hard to pronounce each word correctly. It didn't seem to bother her and even said later in the day that "she did a good job." It seems like yesterday I was taking her into the nursery and today she is a sunbeam giving talks.

Friday, August 14, 2009

Our Vacation at Hilton Head Island

(Almost a family picture --Ashlynn trying out her photography skills)

We had another great beach vacation at Hilton Head Island this summer. Every day was filled with something to do including going to the beach first thing in the morning, going back for a dip in the pool and then riding bikes on the great bikes trails, golf courses (not in use at the time) and along the beach. We found a back way to go to Savannah, GA when we went last month for our Anniversary so we took the girls there one day for a ride on the Ferry Boat and to shop on the riverfront. Doug bought each of us a rose made out of palm leaves that is known like the ladies making the sweet grass baskets at the Market in Charleston. We also brought their Easter dresses to take pictures on the beach. (We had them wear white shrugs with them at church.) Two years ago we did the same thing but wanted up-to-date pictures. It was amazing looking the the two years difference since we took some of the same poses we did last time. Yes, our girls are growing up too fast. It was another fun trip and made lots of great memories.

Ainsley and Ashlynn (being patient and posing)
"Best Friends"

(at least for the moment)

"Oh that I were an angel, and could have the wish of mine heart, that I might go forth and speak with the trump of God, with a voice to shake the earth, and cry repentance unto every people!" (Alma 29:1)

"Best Friends II"

Ashlynn and Ainsley riding on the ferry boat in Savannah, GA

Wating for the ferry boat to come in Savannah, GA

Ainsley, Ashlynn and Kim Taking a Break on the Beach

Doug, Ainsley and Ashlynn Taking a Break at McDonalds

Our Sandcastle
(architectural design by Doug)