Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Pictures from Mexico

This is John's first baptism in Mexico

John sent this picture just for Brittany
John is loving the fresh tortillas.
He wanted us to notice the steam from the tortillas and the
big bottle of Coke. He said everyone loves their Coke in Mexico.


On a Preparation Day John visited some old ruins







Cadillac Ranch

Over Thanksgiving Brooke and Nich went to Cadillac Ranch

Brooke has a smurk on her face and a spray paint can in her hand
Brooke's tummy is getting bigger

What a way to get rid of old cars







Tillison

Brooke took these pictures over the 24th of July

Tillison is our little cowboy
I love his chaps that Bridget made for him

Not much cuter than a boy and his horse






Tuesday, October 7, 2008

John is heading for Mexico

Oct 7, 2008

John's visa came through and he arrived in Mexico yesterday. He called home and everyone was able to talk to him and fill his excitement for missionary work. We love him and have posted a few of the things we talked about on John's blog. If you would like to read them just click on Johns picture on the right hand side of our blog.

Saturday, October 4, 2008

Thanks for the Pie!

Jared made me a pie for my birthday. And it was sure tastey! Apple Cream Pie! Yummy! I just wanted to tell Jared thanks! He helped make my birthday a wonderful one!

Sunday, September 28, 2008

Grandparent's Day

Grandparent's Day was last week at the boy's school. Grandma and Grandpa Reed went and spent time in Caleb and Carson and Calvin's classes. Calvin did some math worksheets while they were there.

There was a bookfair at the school and they had a jungle theme. So they visited the library.

Carson wrote an essay about Grandma and Grandpa Reed that I thought was cute. Here it is:

"My Grandpa Read used to be a rodeo coyboy and a cop. My Grandma used to play baseball. My Grandma Richardson is a teacher she teaches 1st grade. My Grandpa Richardson is always smiling. My Grandma and Grandpa Reed taught me to brand a cow. When you brand a cow you have to have a long peice of medal with you initials at the end. Then you burn the end. When your done you put the end on the cow's back side. That how you brand a cow. My Grandparnets also taught me how to ride a horse. Before you ride a horse you put a satel on the horse. After that is done you get on the horse's back. When you are on you kick the horse on the side. That's how you get the horse to go."
Here is Caleb reading his essay. He wrote his about his Grandma and Grandpa Richardson.

Thank you for coming and spending the morning with the boys at school!

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Another Announcement:)

We have another grandbaby announced yesterday by Briana due April 11 2009. We are so excited for their family. Now I need Briana to put a baby count down on the blog for her and we can watch both her and Brookes babies grow. So number 13 and 14 grandkids are on their way.

Monday, September 22, 2008

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Roundup at the Reeds

Back in August, Dad asked if the grandkids that were in town could come and help him move the two calves from the back corrals to the front pasture.


Don't worry folks, the sticks were used for guiding and directing the calves so they wouldn't run past the kids in the wrong direction.

I think that Devin just talked to himself the whole walk up front. He didn't even care that he wasn't in the middle of all the action.

Friday, August 29, 2008

Another Baby!!!

Brooke is pregnant! We are all so excited and happy for her and Nich! She had an ultrasound today and she is due around February 16, 2009! YEA!!!!

Saturday, August 9, 2008

Elder Reed

Volunteers are equipped with seam rippers to open up pockets on the new suits
Johns missionary tag
Brian putting on Johns new tag
Its official! Elder Reed
Our missionary

Cousins at the MTC

Cousins John Reed and Jake Stowell reported to the MTC on the same day. John is going to the Mexico City East Mission and Jake to the Halifax Canada mission.
I had to take a picture of John and Jakes new shoes as they will see lots of miles put on them soon.
Elder Reed and Elder Stowell with their new name tags on.
Cousins Justin, Jesse, Jake Stowell, John & Jared Reed will not be all together again for at least 7 years as they overlap each other serving on their missions.
Another pictures of cousins at the MTC with Jenny.

John in the MTC

Wednesday Aug 6, 2008 John reported to the MTC in Provo, Utah
My two handsome sons Jared and John
Brian, Jared and John in front of the MTC
entering the front door
John was so excited to finally be starting his mission

Friday, August 8, 2008

Trip to Salt Lake City

We spent Tuesday in Salt Lake City. Mom and Jared went and did baptism and Brian and John went through a session.




John and Jared were getting restless on the drive up so they would see who could make the silliest face. I'm not sure who won as they both made pretty silly faces.



After Jared and I were done in the Temple, we got to walk around Temple Square together. All the Sister Missionaries thought that Jared was leaving on his mission, as he spent two days in a suit. He looked so handsome and grown up.

Monday, August 4, 2008

Close Your Eyes

Here is a song that John wrote with his friend Ben Davis. Enjoy! He reports to the MTC on Wednesday, August 6. Make sure to pause the music on the side.

Saturday, August 2, 2008

Elder Reed

Since John is going to be leaving on his Mission in a few days, we decided to make him his own "mission blog". So we will try our best to keep it updated as he sends us stuff. So feel free to check on him whenever you want.

Traveling Family Style


This is how we traveled "family style" to the Bear Reunion. Just kidding! We were getting ready to go and all the kids piled into Brittany's suburban to watch a movie and we couldn't resist taking a picture!

OUCH!

In June, Jared hurt his foot by riding his 3-wheeler and running into a huge post sticking out of the ground. I'm going to have to have his tell the story in his own words because I wouldn't do it justice. Here are pictures of the next day. He was in a LOT of PAIN! Poor guy. He's doing a lot better now. He has to go to physical therapy though.
I don't know if you remember, but he had another accident with his 3-wheeler. Click here for the details.


Thursday, July 31, 2008

Sweet, sweet Mayley


Peaches, Peaches Everywhere

Towards the end of May, we went over to Mom and Dad's house and picked lots and lots of peaches. The branches were so heavy with the fruit that they were breaking!