Jul 2, 2012

2 awesome baby showers

Awesome cake made by Emma!  SV baby shower with lots of family!! Thanks to everyone who came up for the shower and Justin's homecoming!  What an amazing weekend!

Kansas baby shower!

Multi-tasking game.  Mother of 7 against soon to be father. Hilarious!

2 beautifully yummy cakes made by Angela Kahle. Thank you!!

All the gifts and hand-me-downs with no home!  After the crib is done, they will take their rightful place in the bedroom.  I can't wait!!   We feel so extremely blessed and are so thankful for everyone's generosity!  This baby will be very well taken care of.  Thanks to everyone for the diapers, wipes, toys, decorations, clothes, blankets, burp cloths, personal care items, bottles.... I could go on forever.  We are forever thankful!!   Thank you for the great start for our little growing family.

Thanks Mom, Kaitlynn, Emma, Sarah, Inga, Rose, Rose, and Johanna!!!!!!!!!!

What a time to visit!

Star Valley was what I call perfect when we were there.   It was hard to leave... but then I remember how cold it gets and for how long and that made it a little easier.   Either way, I am proud to call it home.  

Hike up to the springs with the family

Large and in charge baby.

One of Mark's favorite past times.... hit the rock with a stick to the other side.   Who needs video games.

We sat on the back porch for quite some time one evening.  Perfect 70's weather with a slight breeze and beautiful green mountains.   Love

Such amazing families

Mark and I often talk about how lucky and blessed we are to have the family that we do.   We loved our time back home and wouldn't have wanted to spend those vacation days any other way.  Family is really what its all about.  I am so excited that we will be having another addition to our amazing families soon.  Little baby Glade will be grandbaby #9 on the Glade side and #1 on the Walker side.  

Binky sharing, its all the rage. 

Good looking Glade bunch!

Princess dresses for Grandma's little princesses.

And vests for the little cowboys/pirates/superheros.  :)

A few of my Walker aunts at my baby shower.  So excited to see them and have them there!!

Two Hancock aunts and Grandma.  So excited they could all come up for the shower and homecoming!  Absolutely loved seeing them!

Walker family, minus Sarah, and two of Marcos' daughter and Marcel... who are basically family.  My Dad baptized Marcos on his mission in Brazil.  Such an amazing family.

I have always loved this about my family.  More often than not you can find them all curled up asleep together in the same room. Oh and Tannon... somehow there is always a Hamilton involved.   Walkers and Hamiltons, it mights as well just be the Walmiltons.

Cute cousins Milla and Ruby! Can't believe how much they have grown.

Can't wait to see everyone again around August/September.

He's home!

Mass blogging time because I need to catch up.

We drove over night June 12th and arrived at the airport just about an hour before Justin's plane was to land.  Justin said he didn't want any signs so here we are just waiting, with Robert's Ipad sign.  :) When Justin told my Mom he didn't want any sort of sign she said... "Fine, we will just paint our chests then."  haha

That dang empty escalator. Common!  Where are ya!?  Though she threatened to march right up those stairs, we were able to keep my mother on the first floor.

Anxiously waiting.  Those extra 10 minutes he decided to just wait upstairs about killed us!

There he is!! This is the freak out automatically burst into tears moment.

Awe... happy and proud mommy and daddy.

I love returned missionaries!!  Look at that happy face!

So happy to have him home!!  He was such an amazing missionary and he has grown so much, not in height (already tall enough) but in every other way!  Hearing him speak and bear his testimony in English and ASL and then hearing my sisters sing together made for THE BEST sacrament meeting I have ever ever been to.  Don't think there was a dry eye in that VERY full meeting.