Friday, February 25, 2011

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY!! From the Hacker!

Hello Everyone....
Let me tell you a story. This beautiful story began over 29 years ago. I thought Shaila would have blogged it. But Shaila is busy with work ... so it is left to me. The hacker.....

Pull up a chair. Are you comfy? Got a bag of chips?

Lets see... it all began over 30 years ago. Perhaps thats before many of you were even born! There was a little place in Provo called the brick oven., perhaps have you heard of it? It was there that the magic began, There was a cute oh wait, shaila would rather I use the word DARLING, there was this darling young girl named shaila. She was a freshman and well.. lets be honest a little giggley. (things havent changed much) She went to the Brick oven with friends. As she went there to be seated they asked for how many. She said 3 (or 4 I forget) anyway, as soon as these words left her mouth, a deep sexy voice from behind her said. "Make that a table for 6 (or 8)" Brad was quite the manly man. Shaila says he had Popeye arms from installing pavers all summer... sigh.

Sadly that was the last date for a while.....

Brad stalked her .. oh I mean watched her from a distance, while she matured. This stalking.. or intent watching, lasted many, many, many years.. just kidding Brad didnt have that much time to spare! Shaila was a hottie and boys were circling, He had to make his move. He waited 2 years..

It was a dark night (as most nights are) and Shaila got ready to go dancing at the Star Palace. (it wasnt a seedy joint back then) As she was dancing, she was approached. The popeye armed man was back. He had watched her grow up and knew at that moment he wanted to be her man forever.

That is how it all began...

This I know (other than Shaila doesnt change her password EVER..) Brad is Shaila knight in shining armor. Shaila is Brads queen. They make such a cute couple.... HAPPY ANNIVERSARY (I know a few days late, but hey, whats an anniversary without me hacking your blog?? I would post pictures of the roses from the anniversary but I dont have any....

LOVE YOU signed ...Your Friend (??) I hope that is true after you read it!

Friday, February 11, 2011

Family Group Pictures!

I am really late posting this but so much was happening at the time... anyway, I really want to document the pictures taking so here goes!

Thanksgiving weekend was Dallin's farewell and we had the whole family in town. We decided to do a family group picture since Dallin would be gone for the next two years. The guys do not enjoy taking pictures as much as girls do... and so when we finished the ones I HAD to have the girls and I decided to stick around and do some fun ones of them! They are quite the models! Kaitlin is a close friend to the family and she was so willing to these for us, THANK YOU KAITLIN!!!
This first one was just for fun, one of me and my girls!

Diana is such a tiny little thing, I thought this was so cute of her!

I like this one of Brittany, it should be on the cover of a country music CD!

My darling daughters in law, I just love them!

I LOVE this pic of the boys! It totally shows their personalities, always goofing off! It just makes me happy to look at!

Derek and Brittany!

Devin and Diana!

This is the family picture that we decided on... it hangs on a wall in the family room... even though my hair is blonde again and Devin has shaved his beard!

This is also on one of the walls in my family room. Blake had to leave early that day to go to a funeral, so we didn't get a pic of him. I really need to get one of him SOON!!

As the boys were taking all the props back to the car, I looked up to see Dallin carrying the suitcases, I quickly got Kaitlin's attention... it was so symbolic of why we were doing family pictures at this time... so symbolic of Dallin leaving to go to serve the Lord for two years... love this pic!

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Elder Bergquist

Dallin reported to the MTC (Missionary Training Center) in Provo on Dec. 8, 2010. He was supposed to go directly to the MTC in Sao Paulo Brasil but his visa didn't come in time. There are about 400 missionaries currently waiting for their visas. You can read an article about it HERE. Dallin finished his 9 weeks in the MTC in Provo and is now currently serving in the Billings Montana mission waiting for his visa. He and his companion are in serving in Powell Wyoming right now. He is living in a garage that he says has a sink, bathroom, and a washer and dryer. He doesn't mention any kind of stove or fridge! I will ask him about that in his next email on Monday! If you are interested I am doing a blog for him HERE. OR in the future you can always click on his picture on the side bar, that too will take you to his blog.

He was told yesterday to fill out some visa paperwork on line and we were to send in 2 more passport size picture for his visa, I hope that means it will be coming soon! We keep praying and fasting...