Elena

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One foot in Arizona and the other in Utah

One foot in Arizona and the other in Utah

Ellie requested that we stop and get our picture taken with one foot in Arizona and the other in Utah...so we did. Pretty nice looking gang! (you might have to load the larger version to see their faces)


Ellie Mae at the 2007 Arizona State Fair

Yee-haw! Elena's clogging company performed on center stage at the Arizona State Fair last night. I think the last time I was at a state fair was on a fourth grade field trip to the Utah State Fair.

Anyway, Elena put on a great performance. Here are a few pictures for you to enjoy. She couldn't talk Kristin or me into going on any of the "go around and around till you puke" rides, but we enjoyed being with her and sampling the state fair cuisine. The smoked turkey drumstick was great. We also enjoyed some indian fry bread and kettle corn. Washed it all down with a hunk of chocolate peanut butter fudge--that is my kind of outing!

Great job Ellie!

click to see slideshow->

Colorado trip, Utah visitors and Sisters

Colorado trip, Utah visitors and Sisters

Here are some pictures Dad took. He promises to put some descriptions with them. They come from a visit to Jean and Evan and Reid and Rebecca in Colorado, Dave's family trip up to the cabin and Mom's sisters.


Fun at home!

Fun at home!

I was able to get a week off of work and visit home! The best part about it was I surprised everyone! When I walked inside mom was in the kitchen. I snuck up on her, put my arms around her, and said "hi". She was totally surprised, and her reaction was definitely worth coming here for. Part of the time I spent at home, we decided to go camping in Canyon Creek. You can check out the pictures by clicking here.

AELDSTE FREE

AELDSTE FREE

Here are a bunch of photos of the last few days before Mike entered the MTC. It was great getting together with so many to wish this wonderful missionary the best. The drop off at the MTC was awesome - I'm green with envy that he gets to stay there!

Anyway, here they are for all to enjoy.

Ellie's Easter Poem

Ellie's Easter Poem

Easter!
A time when everyone is sad!
A time when everyone is happy!
A time when the Savior died for man!
He hung on the cross that rainy night!
He died to save us all!
He died so we could repent
And live with him again!
Have a Happy Easter!
Love,
Elena


A few hundred family pictures...

A few hundred family pictures...

Ok, our pictures aren't nearly as exciting as James & Heather, but what we lack in quality, we make up for in quantity.

Grandma, there are individual and family photos for you--pick your favorite. And, yes, Jeremy does put his shirt on. Click here for hours of fun. Click on the names along the top to see each gallery.

PS-For all the happy Mac people out there, I created the galleries using iWeb and then just published to a folder and then got it to Joe. Works great.

Adam finally gets to the beach!

Adam finally gets to the beach!

We finally made it to the beach. Adam was pretty happy. Every week he would tell his primary teacher he was going to the beach that week...all summer long. Now he can say he did!

Here are some more pictures of the gang that made the one day 4am to midnight trip with us. It was fun we saw 6 movies enroute!

More Spring Break Pictures...

Here are a few pictures I took last week when I went down to Parowan/Paragonah/Brian Head for Spring Break.

(Thanks, Dad, for uploading the pictures for me! Ü)

Giving Thanks in Arizona

This year, we got together with Dave and Kristin Free and their family, Eric and Malina Hulsoff and their family, and Opa for Thanksgiving. Before our meal, we all went around and mentioned things we are thankful for. We thought we would share them with you. Here is our list:

Elena: Relatives and family
Terran: Everything
Madison: Jess
Adran: Terran and my house
Jessica: Holy Ghost
Daniel: Food
Jordan: Cars
Adam: Dad
Malinda: Family
Eric: You guys still like me (even when my intelligence can be overwhelming…Ü)
McKay: Good education
Dave: Loving Heavenly Father
Brett: Beautiful things in life (certain cars, turkey, etc. Ü)
Melinda: Music
Kristin: How often the Lord condescends to hug me and tell me it’s worth it
Josh: Family, food, and fun
Becca: Dishwashers
Michael: Missionaries
Nate: Scriptures
Jeremy: My family
Andrew: Freedom fighters and my family
Lauren: The earth
Opa: Being here
Joe: Free country
Diana: Missionary son
Elder Joseph: All you guys
Jake: Ability to run

(P.S. Sorry if I spelled anyone's name wrong!)


Morning Smiles are Best!

Morning Smiles are Best!

This morning Elena, Jeremy, and Madison were laying on Jeremy's bed looking out the window at birds. Kristin went outside with the camera and got the "bird's eye" view. No wonder the birds were hanging around...


Elena Mae at her baptism

Elena Mae at her baptism

Elena was baptised on Saturday, June 25th. This is a picture of her in the foyer before the service. She is a sweet girl that is making good choices. We love her to death. She also played "I like to look for Rainbows" on her harp for the service. It was lovely.


Big Baptism Smiles!

Big Baptism Smiles!

What a great day we had Saturday. Michael baptized Andrew and his Dad confirmed him. It was fun to have others there to celebrate with him. You can tell by his smile it was great!. To see more pictures check out the here.


The Beautiful Backside of Timp

The Beautiful Backside of Timp

On Monday, Jess, Jake, Nate, McKay, Elena and I got to go skiing at Sundance. Actually, only Ellie and I skied--everybody else was on snowboards. It was Ellie's first time and she did great. It was also Jess's first time on a snowboard and she was a natural. We're all very sore on Tuesday morning but it was a lot of fun. There are (or will be) more pictures on the website thefrees.com if you are interested.