Wednesday, November 18, 2009

And the Happy Couple...

I can not even contain my excitement when I think about my family all getting together. Next time will be January 2nd in St. George for Joel and Kristan's wedding. I can't believe my little bro is getting married! So happy for them!

Go to to see more of the amazing pictures that Dion took. Dion took our family pics when Joel got home from his mission and she is way talented! We just love her!

Monday, November 09, 2009

My Dad

November 9th...
November 9th...

Why does this date stick out in my mind? I feel like I am forgetting someone's birthday, but whose?

Then it hits me all of a sudden. November 9th. 6 years ago today, my dad passed away. 6 years? Seriously? It's really been that long since I have seen my dad's smile, gotten a phone call from him for no reason, heard his laugh, or had him put his arm around me and say, "Way to go, Beck!" Those are some of things I miss the most.

And all the most important things in my life that my dad's missed...two births, the growing up of my children, home buying, etc.

My dad was such an amazing person. Soft spoken, great sense of humor, hard working, always serving, and he loved his family. He was such a proud grandpa and just know he would have loved spending time with my kids.

For a long time I was angry and asked why. A few weeks ago I told my mom I think he left because he didn't want to see her sick.

I don't get sad very often anymore. I know that one day I will get to see him again and we will both have lots of stories to share with each other.

I Love you, dad!

Wednesday, November 04, 2009

October at the Flinders' Home

This month was filled with all sorts of changes at our house and they were all very positive!
Tim: played less golf since the weather was a little colder
Becky: got to start working from home and loves it.
Brooklyn: Is doing very well reading.
Tallan: Potty trained himself over night.
Keslie: Went to nursery for the first time and will even walk a few steps every once in awhile.

We had a whole month of Halloween parties and festitivies!
*We went to see the witches at Gardner's Village
*Pumpkin patch and carving pumpkins with the Custers

*Party at the Lindley's - no kids allowed!

*Trick or Treating at Grandpa's Office

*Young Women's Halloween Party

*Brooklyn's school Halloween parade and class party

*Party at the Hansen's (sorry no pictures, but the kids wore their costumes and we dressed up as Aggie's fans. )

- drove down to Hurricane to spend Halloween weekend with mom, GG, Val, and her fam -

*Halloween carnival and parade at Coral Canyon Elementary

*Tri-ward trunk-or-treat with Val's ward

*Trick or Treating in mom's neighborhood

We definitely got a lot of use out of the costumes and enough candy to last until next Halloween! Seriously!