Saturday, October 31, 2009

Ella is 1!!!!

I can't believe that it has been a year since my sweet little Ella was born. She is so full of life and energy in all that she does. Thanks to Brittney for these cute pictures of her birthday party. I had to share!
Stefanie made her cute little 1 year old outfit. She kept her hat on the whole time. These are the times that I just hate being so far away.
Happy Birthday sweet little one!

Priesthood Power

I just thought I would share a great picture of Mac on the day he received the Melchizedek Priesthood. I am so thankful for his progress and could not be more proud of him. I love Melanie with all my heart. It is very apparrant to me how much she loves him and I love her for that. I so appreciate her family that has accepted him in and supported him so much.

Congratulations Mac.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Wow - how time flies!

Since I posted last, so many things have happened:
1. I was in bed with the H1N1 flu. Flat out for 4 days, then recovering for 3. It was not fun. But I am way better now and back to myself.
2. Worked on 10 weddings successfully. Oh, how I love a happy bride.
3. Cheered Easton on at his T-Ball game.
4. Rob took a trip to Edmonton to be with Mac on his special day. I am so thankful for the priesthood, for a husband who honors his and for a son who is worthy to receive it!!
5. Had a birthday - 51. Someone said "oh I heard you are 29 today??" I would not want to go back to being 29 for anything. I am good with my age!
6. Went to see Aubrey in her play "Much ado about nothing". She is an awesome villianess!
7. Had a wonderful birthday dinner with Kevin and Halli and kids. Thanks so much for a wonderful evening.
8. Celebrated Canadian Thanksgiving by making a pumpin pie. It was delish!

So, I just wanted to let everyone know how much I appreciate their birthday wishes and thoughtfulness. I am truly blessed.

Friday, September 25, 2009

So Proud

I just cannot express how very proud I am of our daughter Marci for her success in the 1/2 marathon that she ran at Disneyland. I did this page and thought I would share it with you all.
Congratulations Marci. Thanks for having me there with you. It meant the world to me.
I love you.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Long Time

I have decided that I am a terrible blogger. I just can't seem to take the time to update my own even though I love to read other's. But, better late than never - right.
I took a trip to Utah/California/Utah at the end of August. Had a great time. Lot's of memories and fun times. Here are some pictures:
My time at Disneyland was so very special. My kids said it was magical and that is the exact word that I will use to describe it. Everything we did gave me chills. Watching the little ones be so excited about every little thing was so amazing. Thanks to Marci and Christian for letting me be there with them. Christian - thanks for talking me into going on all those rides that I didn't think would be able to do. Seriously - Tower of Terror - I did it!! Thanks.
Cinderella was so sweet. She even told Eden that she loved her. How special is that!!

This Mickey was so cute with the girls. He just loved them up.

Oh how we loved Tinkerbell. She was adorable and Eden loved, loved, loved her. She even made her own costume!

Eden and I rode the roller coaster. She is ready with her arms up. What a trooper.

One of the best parts of being in California was watching Marci run her 1/2 Marathon. I am so very proud of her for this accomplishment. She was amazing. 13 miles in just over 2 hours - 2 hours and 10 minutes to be exact. I am so thankful that I could be there to see her cross the finish line. You can accomplish anything you put your mind to - she was amazing.

Got to spend a couple of days with the Radandt's in Salt Lake. It was so nice to see them again and spend some time with them. Luke and I played with his new Lego set for quite a long time. I will have great memories of that - thanks Luke!! I got to go to the place where Nicole had her pioneer camp this summer. She showed me all around and all the fun things she did while she was there. Let's hope we never have to do laundry that way!!! Can't wait for November when they will be coming back here for a visit. Love and miss you!
So, it was such a great trip and I miss everyone terribly. I did see Stefanie and Kayla but didn't have quite enough time with them. Can't wait until Christmas in Mexico!!

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

My kids live to far away!

So, I was missing my grandbabies today and so I thought I would make a scrapbooking page. Here is sweet little Ella, way back in January. She is so adorable. I just love these kiddo's so much.

Saturday, August 1, 2009


Just a few of us being Grandparents!! The funnest part!

More Pictures

Here are more pictures of our vacation!

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Summer Vacation

Well, Rob decided that we should drive home this year for our visit to Canada. I was not really in favor but it turned out to be a very nice trip together. We first stopped in Denver to get a little bit of Eden and Ella time. We miss them so much and they are growing up so fast that I feel like we miss so much when we are not with them. It is so fun to see how different they are.

Eden is talking up a storm and sure does love her little sister. I can't believe how long her hair is getting and what a big girl she is.

Ella is in to everything. She is crawling everywhere and if you just blink, she is gone. So different from Eden at this age. She is so happy and smiley and will eat everything in sight.

Then on to Canada!! We had an Ellingson Family Reunion - just Rob's brother's and sister's. There were about 100 people there. It was so much fun to see everyone. It was a great 3 days.

We stayed at my parents home and had some challenging times there. They are getting too old to still be in their home, but they just won't give it up. My Dad is 91 and has alot health challenges. My Mom has been caring for him for so long now that it wearing on her health.

Finally, Malcolm and Melanie and Cambria came to Carston to join us and what a wonderful time we had with them. We were a little worried that Cami might not know us, but no worries - she came right to us. Melt my heart!!!!!! We had a great time and did some very fun things together. Great memories and Cami was saying Mimi and Grandpa before we left. It was worth every hour of driving. Thanks to everyone for making our vacation so great.

Friday, June 26, 2009

In Memory of Niko

Pets are a part of your family and we certainly have felt that Niko has been a part of our family for his whole like. We got him when he was only 5 weeks old and he was the most beautiful puppy ever! He stole our hearts and now our hearts are so sad at the passing of our sweet dog. I just thought I would share a few pictures with you. We will miss him terribly but know that we will see him again some day.

Saturday, May 9, 2009

Eden is Two

It was Eden's birthday in April and she getting so big. I can't believe that she is two already. What a sweetheart she is.

scrapping again

I finally had some time to do some scrapbooking. Here are a few of the pages that I have made.

We took some cute pictures in the bluebonnets when the girls were home. They were so adorable. Can't wait to do that again when they get a little older!!

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

1st Team All American!!!!

Congrats to Kayla for making the 1st Team All American!
Just had to brag!!

Monday, May 4, 2009

Wow! How time flies!!!

Look at how much Eden has changed. She is now two years old. What a big girl. She is so sweet and we love her so much. We had a great time with her here for a week. Eden, we love you soooooooooooooooo much.

Sweet little Ella has grown up so much. She is so expressive and so sweet. We sure did love having her here with us for the week. I just couldn't quite get enough of her. We sure do love you Ella!!

We got to go to Eastons end of the year concert. He was able to show us his classroom and his artwork and all the things he has been doing this year at school. We are so proud of you Easton. Keep up the good work. We love you.

Wednesday, March 18, 2009


I have been working on our photo's from Hawaii and I thought I would share a few with you. It sure makes me miss that beautiful place.

Eden and Daxton

Marci and Christian took the girls to Disneyland and Sea World last month. They had such a great time and so I wanted to make a few pages of their trip. They have some great pictures and had so much fun. Jake and Victoria were there with them. Daxton and Eden get along so well, they really do love each other. You can tell my these pictures that they must have had a great time. Sure wish we could have joined them. Oh well, maybe next time!!

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Look alikes

We have always said that Cambria looks alot like Mac, but when Melanie sent me this picture, I just couldn't believe how much she really does. It is her birthday is a couple of days and we are not going to be able to be with her. It makes us so very sad that we are not able to get up there, but we wish her the happiest of birthdays and we love her so very much! We love video chatting with her - she smiles so big and makes us feel so good. We love your little family Mac!!

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Stef - the new designer!!

Stefanie made these matching dresses for Eden and Ella for Christmas. She is so talented!! She didn't even use a pattern. I don't know how she does it??? She is starting up a new business for little girls dresses, so I will let all of you Mom's know when it is up and running. I am so proud of her and all that she is doing. Good Job Stef!

picture deprived

I told my kids that I was feeling picture deprived and so they finally sent me some pictures. Our grandbabies are growing up so fast. I miss them and am so thankful for technology that makes it so we can video chat with them. Ella is starting to smile and laugh. She is so beautiful, just like her sister!!

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Family Photo's

While we were in Utah in November, Marci and Christian had some Family Photo's taken. Christians sweet sister "Brittney" took these for them. She is so great and what a good job she did! They got some really cute pictures. I love to look at them. It reminds me of the great time I had while I was there. I sure do miss those little faces!!! Here are some pages that I made from the cute photo's. My friend Crystal Wilkerson sent me this cute kit. Isn't it adorable. Thanks Crystal.

Sunday, January 11, 2009

Goin' to the Zoo

We had so much fun at the zoo with the Halli and Kevin and the kids. We enjoyed every minute with them. We saw so many great animals. The swinging monkeys were my favorite - or - was it the Giraffe that kept playing with his tongue - or - was it the white tiger, oh I can't decide. I loved them all. Thanks guys for including us in your fun day!!

Thursday, January 8, 2009


I feel so very blessed to have such beautiful grandbabies! Sweet little Ella has added so much joy and happiness to my life that it is hard to express just how much I love her. She just makes me smile every time I get to see her. We have been blessed to be able to video chat with Marci and Christian quite often during the holidays and it has been so much fun to see the kids playing and it just feels like we are there with them. We are so blessed!