Tuesday, February 23, 2010

My Family

We've had such a fabulous time the last few days. On Saturday we went with some friends to a hot springs swimming pool. It was so much fun! The water was nice and warm, just how I like it! There was a diving board there and the girls could not get enough of it! They would get in line and jump off, get in line and jump off. It was hard to swim out to the diving board and catch them every time. I am NOT a good swimmer, I made Michael do it most of the time:) It was super funny because there were a bunch of grown men trying to see who could jump off and touch the beam above the pool. So there would be like 6 huge guys in line and then tiny little Lily and Kaylee. Then they would get to the end of the board and bounce and bounce and bounce before they jumped off. Sadly, I don't have any pictures of it:( There were tons of people at the pool, we had to leave all our stuff in the locker room. I would have brought my camera out but there wasn't anywhere to set it down and I was afraid it would get wet and ruined!!

So like I said before, my family came to visit last weekend. It was so wonderful to have them here. I wish they could have stayed longer!:(

Every time anyone come to visit I neglect to take pictures, so I only have a few:

We love when our family stays at the hotel because the girls looooove to swim. Its seriously their favorite thing to do. Lily had a blast jumping in to the pool. Its funny to watch her because she plugs her nose with her hand every time she jumps, then she lets go as soon as she hits the water. She also throws her little legs up and kicks her bum ever time. You can kind of see in this picture.

Zach and Andrew threw both of the girls across the pool. Kaylee liked it the first three or four times and then she was ready to quit. Lily would have let them throw her all day long. She loved it. The top pic is Kaylee, bottom pic is Lily.

Here is a picture of our family at my Great-Aunt Nola's funeral. The Howe family and the Clark Christensen family and Grandpa and Cecil.

My Aunt Nola was 88 years old when she passed away. Her funeral was a joyous occasion. There were a lot, a LOT of people at her funeral. There were so many people who knew her and loved her. Family gathered from all over. At LDS funerals there is usually a family prayer in the viewing room. When the viewing in over, only the family stays in the room for the prayer and afterward they take the casket into the chapel (where everyone else is waiting), the family follows and then the funeral proceeds. In that room, during the prayer, were WELL over 50 family members! And I didn't know half of their names! But it was wonderful to see everyone visiting and so happy to be together. It made me think of what heaven must be like when we are all able to reunite with family members and be together again. Except there will be no mourning at all; only rejoicing! As I watched everyone visit I thought about my grandmother and my uncles, Matthew and David, and my great-grandparents and others in our family who have passed on. I thought about how wonderful it will be to meet with them again someday. I thought about Nola and how happy she must be to be reunited with her husband and with the children she lost when they were just babies. I know that there is life after death. I am comforted by my testimony of the gospel and the knowledge that families are eternal!
Nola Christensen Nessler, January 16, 1922~February 7, 2010

Monday, February 22, 2010


At the Doctor's office. We blew another one up really big, but it popped:(

Friday, February 19, 2010

rainbow rain

What a nice change this rain has been from the snow!:)

Sorry about the blur, I took this from my phone.

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Look Who's ONE!

We celebrated Riley's first birthday on Friday!! I can't believe my tiny little girl is already ONE!! We had a great day; Riley was super happy all day long. We had friends over for cake and ice cream. The best part of the day was when my mom, dad, brothers and my little sister showed up and surprised us (well, me. Michael and Geri knew they were coming. It appears that half our ward did too!) It was a wonderful birthday surprise!!:) Here are some pictures of Riley's first year. Oh. I had some issues with her birthday pictures and couldn't make them bigger. Oh well. Still adorable:)

Riley Elizabeth Floyd~February 12, 2009

I totally photoshopped eyelashes into the above picture (on me! Not Riley!) How do they look;)

Riley and Great-Grandpa Varge

Riley with my cousin, Nicole

Saturday, February 6, 2010


My lovely cousin, Alise, took this photo of Kaylee last week and I stole it from her blog. Check her out, she's a great photographer:)

Monday, February 1, 2010

Catching Up

I haven't been able to get the pictures off my camera for months!! Finally!!

These pictures start in November at my Grandpa's wedding. It was such a happy day, and you gotta love the beautiful California weather. It's hard to believe that it was NOVEMBER!

My Grandpa and me:)

Cousins: Andrew, Tyler, Taft, Nolan

My mom, me, my Aunt Amy

The ceremony, that's my dad in the middle. He married them, obviously;)

The Newlyweds:) Varge and Cecil



Howe/Floyd girls. We were watching Meet the Robinsons

Thanksgiving Day in Sacramento. I made the girls turkey bows for their hair:)

My Cousin Alise with Kaylee

Alise. Cecil and Lily in background.

Gramma Cecil and the girls:)

Lily and Kaylee helped everyone get drinks at the park's water fountain.

Finger painting, the girls loooved it!

This is what peace looks like.

I fixed the girls' hair with the 3-barrel iron. They were so adorable:)

Cutest baby ever!!

Lily and I made a necklace just like in "Dora Saves the Crystal Kingdom". As you can tell she was ecstatic:)

Making cookies. Their favorite thing to do is to "help":)