Tuesday, June 30, 2009


HaPpY hApPy BiRtHdAy!!
gRaYsOn WiLLiAm
BiG nUmBeR "14"
ApRiL 2nd

Grayson celebrated his 14th birthday with his family at Tempanyaki (I have no idea how to spell that). Robby had an absolute blast watching the dinner be lit up in flames! I have posted a picture of Grayson with his grandma who was with us at the birthday celebration because Grayson just adores his Grandma. Just a few years ago Grandpa Kirk passed away and Grayson and him were quite the buddies as well, but since Grandpa passed away Grayson really looks after Grandma Sharyl. He goes to her house at least once a week to help her with projects, mainly mowing the grass (and there is Lot's of grass), but if there is anything else she needs to have done he is happy to do it.
Grayson is good through and through! He is full of love for his family and he is an awesome friend. Grayson ran for office this year and was voted as the 9th grade president for next year. He will make a great president!! Grayson, thanks for all you do to help your family, especially your grandma, I know grandpa is watching and is very happy!!

Saturday, June 27, 2009

aNd eVeN mOrE mArCh

MaDi tUrNs "19"
mArCh 21

Madi celebrated with her sister Chloe, cousins McCall and Chelsea! It is one of Madi's favorite things to do since she was in junior high, spend the day shopping in Salt Lake with her sister and cousins, her Aunt Shanna and of course her mom!! We had a fun day together!

Madi is so sweet and so easy to please, she loves her family and loves to spend time with them. She LOVES family traditions like birthday celebrations, going to Bear Lake with the Moyes family or visiting Portland to see all the Gentry clan (her mom's family). Or just the simple traditions like family night every Monday night, or dinner every Sunday with Grandma Sharyl, her dad's mom.
Madi graduated from high school last spring and this year she went to Weber State University, didn't love it!
But most of all this year Madi has been her mom's number one right arm (I call her my Nanny), watching her little brother and helping around the house so mom and dad could make a few journey's to far off lands. Madi will be going to China in August for four months to teach English at a private school, no she does not know Chinese, (for some reason this is the first question everyone asks). She is going with a group from Provo Utah called ILP, she is nervous, but very excited. Her family is excited for her too, but she will be missed a lot, especially by her mom. I think that what ever Madi decides to do in her life she will be amazing at, she has a heart of gold. She is perceptive, and really understands when someone needs a helping hand. She is one of the best friends I have ever seen, she loves unconditionally. I feel blessed to have a daughter like Madi! This may be a little late in writing, but I have loved the past 19 years with you Madi!!

wE hAvE MoRe mArCh

GeNtRy'S aNnUaL sT. PaTTy's PaRtY
mArCh 17

Since Gentry's return from serving an LDS mission in Ireland two years ago he has had a big St. Patricks party! He has all his old missionary buddies and lots of kids from Weber State as well. And of course the whole Moyes gang is invited (after all, he does need our help putting the party on). My dad's mom is from Ireland so I am sure that my dad and his parents are smiling down on us and loving that we are keeping up with some Irish traditions!!


ChLoE gOeS tO ThE pRoM...

So Chloe gets asked to the prom by a random boy at school (random to her because she did not know him) she being the sweet girl that she is says yes, and Jorge is thrilled, a day after Chloe said yes a dozen red roses are delivered to our house, the note attached was simple..."thank you for saying yes, Jorge" (of course being the mom, I am immediately in love with this boy that I have never even seen a photo of) Chloe thinks it is sweet too!
but and usually there is always a but, on closer examination of her day (and I do mean day, dances and proms have become an all day event these days), Chloe begins to panic, "wait, I don't even know this person, and how on earth does he know me" and a really important one..."Oh my, I will not be with any of my friends, not at the day activity and not at the dinner, I will be in a totally random group with people I don't know!!...Oh, dear, how will this work out"
As the prom approaches Chloe is feeling like she has made a mistake, she is being pushed out of her comfort zone....But I am proud to say that Chloe did it, she went to the Prom with sweet Jorge! She had a GREAT time and was so thankful that she said YES! What a great lesson to learn when you are young! Get out of your comfort zone, make new friends!!

Friday, June 26, 2009

LiFe'S bEEn cRaZy!

So life has been crazy and I haven't had time to post much, I have decided to do a month by month up-date..since the last post was in February, I am going to start with March and work my way to June....or it may be July when I get done!
So, here we go.....