Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Ethan's Birthday and Stella's Blessing Day

Our family got together on Saturday, January 4th before 9am to celebrate
 Ethan's birthday and Stella's blessing day. 
Jenny and Ed deserve lots of credit for orchestrating so much in a small amount of time.
 And with a new baby!

These photos were taken in their stake center in Springville. Stella is so lucky to have a wonderful big brother!  Immediately following Ethan's baptism we retired to a private room for Stella's baby blessing. Jenny and Ed chose this crazy schedule to accommodate all the travel needs for the rest of family and it worked out great!

Jenny and Ed's family is really growing and we are so thankful for them.
The best blessings we have are the times we spend with our sweet families! 
We love these kids so much and wish we could spend more time with all of them!
After the baptism and blessing we returned to Jenny's for a terrific Cafe Rio style lunch with yummy pork and all the fixins', followed by an awesome bowling party at the BYU bowling alley. It's become a bit of a tradition to take the kids there when we are in town and it's a lot of fun.

We returned to Ethan's for cake and ice cream. 
Ethan and grandpa share a favorite cake:  devils food cake with Italian meringue frosting! 
It's a yummy combination.
Ethan turned eight years old!

Everyone's favorite game this year was Ticket to Ride Europe! 
Can't wait to play when we visit the next time! I've always wanted to go back to Europe.
I'm so grateful for the time we get to spend with our families and for the super sweet kids they are! Have a great time being 8 Ethan!

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