Saturday, November 10, 2012

2nd Annual Gila Valley Stampede

Last weekend, our James and Larissa put on the 2nd Annual Gila Valley Stampede in Pima, AZ.  It was SUPER fun!  
Here are some highlights!

 Brooke's daughter running (real fast) to catch some baby chicks!  

Brittany's son is on crutches, Bridget's son has the grey hat on, and Brooke's daughter running (real fast).

Time to let the big chickens go!

Waiting to catch the Big Chickens.

Briana's kids caught some big chickens and one even caught a greased pig!  While they where trying to catch the pig, Brooke got handed a chicken to hold.  That chicken was MEAN!  It kept pecking her!!!
Jared and Brooke's Boy
Uncle John!!!
Here is James with the Money Goat.  He is the one who put on the Gila Valley Stampede!  We loved every moment of it!!!!  
If any of you are in the Gila Valley next year, you definitely need to go!!!

Sunday, August 5, 2012

John and Karlee get married

Introducing the newest member of the Reed family
Karlee McGhan Reed

 John married Karlee McGhan on Nov 3, 2011 in the Mesa Arizona Temple

Karlee is a happy beautiful young women that we are happy to have in our family

It was a beautiful ceremony where John and Karlee were
married for time and all eternity.

John is sooo happy

Karlee in her cowboy boots being silly



John and Karlee in front of the Temple                                                    Brian, Karlee, John and Bonnie

Our family with our newest member

The Reed girls
Larissa, Brittany, Brooke, Karlee, Briana, Bridget

Karlee with all her new nieces that adore her

John and his nephews

John and Karlee Reed 

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Ashton's Baptism

This past November, Ashton turned eight years old! We were in Arizona for the Thanksgiving holiday, so we decided to have his baptism then.

So the day after Thanksgiving, we went to a Stake Center in Gilbert and Ben baptized Ashton.

It was a special baptism and there were lots and lots of family there.  We filled up the whole Relief Society Room!  

After the Baptism, we all went to Grandma and Grandpa Reed's house for dinner.  It was a whole lot of fun and really tasty!

We are so proud of Ashton and his decision to get baptized.  He is such a good boy and always makes it a point to read his scriptures every night and say his prayers!

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Jared at the MTC

I was able to get a picture of Jared and Brian
before the missionaries took him away

 Jared was a bit nervous

I am giving Jared last minute instructions

Getting his suitcase out

We felt like we didn't have much time to say by which was good

Jared was trying to get me to cry

James and Brian trying to help with Jared's 

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Traveling to the MTC


We left Monday morning the 26th of September to take Jared to the MTC

    Jared, Brian and James 
 in front of the St George Temple.

 Jared was able to meet Jeremy and visit with him for about and hour.
He was real excited to finally be able to meet him.

We had some extra time and went to the Provo river so
James and Jared tried to get each other wet.

3 years before Jared and I spent time throwing rocks in the 
river before John entered the MTC

James and Jared were able to have some bonding time
by trying to get each other wet. It was a fun time.