Saturday, November 29, 2008

Baptism Day

Natalie's Baptism Day. Here she is all dressed up.

Natalie with her Dad.

This was the program for the Baptism.

Here we are together: dad, mom, Nat, & Juls.
We are so pleased with the decision you have made, Natalie, to follow the Savior's example and be baptized a member of His Church. I know that if you choose the right and try always to be like Christ, you will truly find happiness and eternal life. We love you so much, Natalie. --Love, Mom & Dad

Thursday, November 27, 2008

A Thanksgiving Engagement 2008

Thanksgiving 2008!! The Nichols Family (mom, dad, Michael, Rachel, & Jen) all flew in for Thanksgiving & Natalie's Baptism. We had a wonderful Thanksgiving hosted by Grandma Janeal Light. I brought a Ham with home-made Dr Pepper glaze. I also made fresh green beans almondine and a jello pretzel salad. Oh, & I picked up a delish pecan pie from Sam's Club. :) It was a great dinner. Jen did a great job helping me get all the dishes prepared in time. She is a great cook!

Jen also had wonderful news for Thanksgiving. She just got engaged to a wonderful man (Mike). We haven't met him yet, but we hope to soon. Mike stayed in Provo for Thanksgiving. Jen's ring is beautiful. She is so excited and we spent most of the week discussing wedding locations... (In 3 days, the location changed from Houston temple, to Oakland temple, to Sacramento temple, and Dallas temple.) Last I heard, the wedding will be late April or early May in the Dallas temple. Jen & Mike, we are so happy for you! Congratulations!!!

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Natalie's Birthday Party

Natalie had her birthday party with lots of screaming little girls. It was fun. We made beaded bracelets. Then we watched a movie, "Casper Meets Wendy." The girls seemed to like it. We fed them popcorn, pizza, and punch. Those girls can really put away food! After the movie, we had cake and ice-cream and opened presents. I think Natalie and all her friends really had a good time. She told me it was the best birthday party ever!!! So she is officially 8 years old now!!! And such a sweet little princess. :)

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Happy Anniversary

Ben & I were married 9 years ago in the Dallas Texas Temple. We are madly in love. I can't believe it has been 9 years. Time flies when your having fun! I love you hon. You are the most wonderful husband in the world. You definitely 'had me from hello'. --Yours eternally, Moi

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Happy Birthday Natalie

Natalie is 8 years old! Happy birthday princess. You were a very cute and very LOUD baby. I think LOUD babies have strong spirits.

Your blessing day was Dec. 10th, 2000.

Your Dad gave you a name & blessing: Natalie Renee Light. (Your name was almost Sydney Renee Light because we really enjoyed the Sydney Summer Olympics that year 2000... but Natalie means 'Christmas Child' & we eventually agreed on that.)

Natalie & Daddy napping on a Sunday Afternoon. (I think you are about 4 months old in this pic).

Here you are all dressed up in St Patrick's Day green. You are about 4 months here also.

Here you are competing in the Memorial Day Hula-Hoop contest. You are 2 and 1/2 years old. This was taken May 2003. You are such a sweet, funny girl. You love to make people laugh! You are a very kind and loving sister to Julia!
And here you are today, all grown up! We love you Natalie... :)

Saturday, November 8, 2008

Natalie's Baptism

We took pictures today of Natalie in her baptism dress. She is very excited about her big day. We are planning for Saturday, November 29th for her baptism. Thanks Grandma Charlene for making the beautiful dress. Natalie feels like a princess! Julia has been practicing her baptism song that she will sing for the past several months. Thanks also to Grandma Janeal who will accompany Julia on the piano. I am so happy for Natalie and the wonderful choice she has made to be baptized a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Happy Birthday Baby!

Isn't he cute? Ben is now 31 years old! He's turning into an old man. Happy Birthday babe. We love you!

Our new Prez

I love politics. I love the election season. It was a good race. I believe in democracy and this truly was an historic election. Congrats O'Bama! Kinda sounds Irish eh?

Prop 8 appears to have passed! Yeah!!!! We worked hard on this initiative.

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Apple Hill

Here are River, Julia, Sky, & Natalie in front of a giant pumpkin! We went to Apple Hill today. It was a little chilly and rainy and therefore not very crowded. We picked up some apples, apple cider, apple donuts, hot chocolate, and looked at all the fun crafts. We went with the Rosenberg Family and they are experts on Apple Hill. They knew the best farms to go to and and best places to buy certain apples. It was fun to be with them. :)

Later, Ben & I went to a pre-Holiday party at Dr. Kaufman's house. We had fun playing blackjack at the party. We won a gift certificate to the FireHouse Restaurant in Sacramento. I've never been there so we'll let you know how it is when we go. (Yes I got my hair cut!) :)