Monday, July 6, 2009


This is defiantly birthday season around our house. We celebrated Heidi's birthday on July 3rd. I can't believe I have a 24 year old. Being our first child Heidi had all of our attention and we adored everything she did. It seems my whole life was all about her. She was my very own little doll that I could dress up and play with. Everywhere we went people stopped us to tell us how cute she was.
She soaked it all up for the first two years of her life. Then she had to share the spotlight with Sterling. She was a good sister. She was always good with her hands. One day when she was about 5 and Sterling 3. She came in from the garage with Sterling's training wheels off of his bike. She told me that she found some tools and took them off for him. She taught him how to ride his bike and wanted me to come out and see. Sure enough Sterling was outside riding around on his bike with no training wheels. When she was about 7 she wanted to take piano lessons so bad that she told us that she would earn money to buy a piano. After pleading and pleading Loren bought her a piano. She still takes lessons to this day. She has been able to teach piano for the last 6 years. One of her greatest talents is her art. She has taken many classes at MCC and has several beautiful pieces of art.
Last weekend we were able to go to the Snowflake Temple with her and Brady. It was such a wonderful experience. Next month they will be sealed in the Mesa Temple. She is such a beautiful woman inside and out. I am so grateful for her and the life she lives.

Some of Heidi's art

Heidi and Brady
She's engaged

18th birthday

She loved dance

More Heidi

She loved to pose for the camera
It was the 80's. Bows were big. I think I made that bow.

I loved dressing her up