Tuesday, March 10, 2009


Jordan and I flew to Utah the end of January for Kennedy's 2nd birthday. It was a blast, we had such a good time just hanging out with family. We stayed at Jim and Analee's house, I had forgotten how much I really love being in thier home. We had the opportunity to attend the Draper Temple open house. I was really worried about taking Jordan to such a reverent place, at 16 months reverence is not something that she is so good at. However, I am so glad that I took her. She was so good, she jabbered quietly the whole way through, until we walked into the Celestrial room and she immiedatly went still and quiet. Then we moved into a sealing room and her and Kennedy sat and held hands, it was thier first experience in a temple together and as they grow up I hope that choose to stand in places like that together.

Kennedy had a great little party, Barney theme with all the purple and green. Janine swore that she would never watch Barney and that they would never have a Barney party. All I have to say about that one is never say "never". Grammy and Granddad (aka mom & dad) had also flown in from Texas for the party, it was fun to be together...but it would have been even better with Mike and Jade.

We were sad to leave and come home, but we had a great time there.

I thought that I was being smart and booked a 6:30am flight...I thought that Jordan will sleep on the plane....yeah, not so much!!

Kennedy and Jordan getting a little workout.

Kennedy and Jordan sitting on Leska, the small horse that my aunt and uncle call a dog. All kidding aside she is a beautiful and very loving Great Dane. And Jim was awesome with Kennedy, she wouldn't go near Leska, but he got her to sit on her.

Everytime we turned around Jordan had a pot a spoon, mixing her little heart out. I should have taken a picture of all the different ones.

The birthday girl, opening her gifts.

Kennedy, Hal & Janine.


Amy said...

I am so glad that you got to go!

Lisa said...

I have to say that I am glad that you are back in the posting business.

I looks like you had fun in Utah and I so wanted to take Abby to the Draper Temple Open House. She is so into temples right now and getting married in one.

BYW - I have done the same thing when booking a flight. Not such a good idea is it? Live and Learn I guess.


Sarah W. said...


I am serious, Jordan is so stinkin' cute. I want to squeeze her. You know the squeeze where you clench your teeth at the same time. Her eyes and her eyelashes are to die for. I bet you get stopped at stores all the time. I know I would stop you!

Janine said...

I'm really not loving that picture of me. But Hal and Kennedy look cute as always.