Sunday, November 28, 2010

Wedding in San Diego Temple on Dec 1st and reception on Dec 11th

We are very happy and excited to have Stacy in our family.

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Stacy's bridal shower

Me Stacy and Sue

Stacy and her mom
Angie, Stacy, Jill and Sue
Stacy, and her cousin Hailey. 
Judy,Lacey, and Courtney

Me, Stacy and Leslee

My girls love Stacy. They have a lot of fun together.
Mandy, Leslee, and Lindsey 

Jill and I.

We had a great time at Stacy's shower. Thanks to Stacy's family. Stacy is very lucky to have such a great family and a lot of fun cousins. The food was great. Leslee is a good friend of mine and one of my YW. She dated Stacy's brother Cory and Stacy's family loves her. Stacy's cousin Hailey come over the morning of the shower and interviewed Geoff. It was fun to hear the answers. Geoff loves Stacy's eyes and Stacy loves Geoff's smile. Geoff likes about Stacy is that she is crafty, she plans for the future, and that she likes to make list of things to do and mark them off. Stacy likes that Geoff is friendly, kind and out going, and that he is a hard worker. Geoff and Stacy are the perfect couple. They will do great things.

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Rylie's date to Sadie

Brandon, Lydia, Hanah, Wyatt, Chole, Brendon, Mitchel and Rylie

It's an inside joke
Decorating tee-shirts

Rylie and Lydia have been BFF for ever. This was both of theirs 1st date. I think they had a great time. They did the shirts, eat dinner at our house and went to Walmart to be weird. Then to the dance. This was a great group of kid. Such good clean fun!!    

Jason's birthday calibration

How cute is she.

We can't get enough of Norah

Jessie spoils Jason
We went to Malawi's Pizza in Riverwoods.
Our new favorite place to eat. 
Dessert Pizza Mixed Berries and Cream

The birthday boy and his family.

Scott and I
Geoff and Stacy.

We went out to eat at Malawi's Pizza. For every meal they sell they will donate a nutritious meat to an orphans in Malawi Africa. The food is great. They are very vegetarian friendly. Carlie and Rylie were there but the picture I took doesn't turn out. I love being with my family. We have such a great time together. 

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Happy Birthday Jason!!

Jason loves Jessie

Jason loves Norah.
Jason we are so glad that you are a part of our family. You are a wonderful husband to Jessie and a great father to Norah. You are so good to Carlie and Rylie. They love you! Your fun to plan games with even if you do win every time. You are perfect for Jessie. You honor your priesthood and for that am I grateful. Heres to many more birthdays. I love you!!!

Monday, November 8, 2010

Geoffrey was ordinaned an Elder

The Helstens and the Elders.

Jason, Uncle Russell, Kyle, Doug, Geoff, Scott, Bishop Mella and Brother Tobler.

Judy is taking the picture that is why she is not in it.

Lacey is taking this picture so Judy can be in the picture.

Yesterday was an amazing day. Geoff received his Patriarchal blessing and received the Melchizedek  priesthood.  It was a wonderful day for us and the Helstens. Much could be said about this day. I am over joyed and have felt the love of the Lord for Geoff. I am grateful. Many tries of joy were shed. Testimony were shared and we all felt love for the Gospel, for each other and for our Savior Jesus Christ. Thank you to family and friends for all your love and support. 

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Gratitude the path to happiness.

Gratitude is a divine principle of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. 
"Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not giving it"
Author unknown

Today I have so much to thankful for..... The blessing of the Gospel.  I am grateful for my family, my parents that taught me the gospel and set a good example for me. I am grateful for the Temple and all the wonderful blessings of a temple marriage. I am grateful for missions. That I was blessed to serve the Lord on a full time mission and look forward to serving again with Scott. I am grateful for my beautiful children and my relationship with each one of them. I am grateful for my son-in-law and future daughter-in-law. That Jessie and Geoff have chosen to be married in the House of the Lord. I am grateful for the priesthood of God.   I am grateful for good health. I am grateful for prayer. I am grateful for trials. I am grateful to live so close to the temple. I am grateful for the Book of Mormon. I am grateful for friends. I am grateful for repentance and forgiveness. I am grateful for latter day Prophets. I am so grateful for my Savior and redeemer Jesus Christ.

Friday, November 5, 2010

"Reenactment of the Historical Hukilau"

I got forced to get up and do the Hukiliu dance. It was fun once I got up.

Great fire dancer only 10 yrs old.

Scott and I with the little Hukilau dancers.

Underground roasted pig. Yummy for me not for Scott. 

One fish caught at the Hukilau.


Scott helping with the Hukilau

Just before dinner.

hukilau is a way of fishing invented by the ancient Hawaiians. The word comes from huki, meaning pull, and lau, meaning leaves. A large number of people, usually family and friends, would work together in casting the net from shore and then pulling it back. The net was lined with ki leaves, which would help scare the fish into the center of the net. A Hawaiian phrase for a party on the beach. It's like saying "barbecue" to a Texan.

We had a great time and the food was so good!!

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

VIP Tour of the Laie Hawaii Temple open house

I felt so blessed to be able to go to the Laie Hawaii Temple today. I hope everyone knows how I feel about Temples. I LOVE the temple and I felt excited for the saints here in Hawaii. About 10 years ago I went to the Laie Hawaii Temple and did some work there. Wow what a great job they did in the renovation of this temple. It is beautiful. The Lord loves his children where ever we live. Temple work is a love of mine. I have been so blessed because of the temple. The spirit is strong in the temple.

Hawaii and the Polynesian Cultural Center

Scott and I traveled all day (6 hour flight) Didn''t eat lunch. Got to Hawaii went to the PCC with McClain,Tema and a group of wonderful people. Food was great, company was fun and the entertainment was wonderful. It's 1:52 in the morning Utah time. Good night!!