Saturday, December 27, 2008

Christmas Eve Surprise!

While wrapping presents on Christmas Eve, Shawn gives me a rolled up piece of paper and tells me to read it and do what is says. Then for the next several minutes I am following instructions and clues taking me all over the house. Finally the last clue takes me to the Christmas tree to an ornament that opens up to have these beautiful pearl earrings inside. Isn't he sweet? I am so blessed to have Shawn in my life.

Christmas Morning at the Going Home

Morgan with her baby stroller and munching on a cookie that Santa didn't finish.

Santa gave the family some games, a Wii, and a shark tent. The kids like the tent the most while Shawn likes the Wii the most.

Wyatt looking over his books.

Kevan playings his newest video game. He wouldn't even look at me to take the picture.

Look at this handsome guy. What a catch!
Christmas is a success! Thank you, Santa! You sure know how to make us all smile.

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

2008 Going Family Christmas Letter

Happy Holidays To Our Friends and Family

Kevan, our oldest, is doing great. He loves 1st grade and can’t wait to turn 7. He is quite the reader and math whiz. I hope he keeps his love of learning. He really enjoyed soccer and T-ball this year and has plans to play them again.

Wyatt, our 4 year old is loving preschool, especially since his good friend Tommy goes with him. He is making tons of friends and even got to go to his very first friend birthday party this year. He enjoys Scooby-Doo, Spiderman, and monster trucks.

Morgan is the littlest one. At 18 months, she has already made her mark in our family. She is attending a fun music class just 1 hour a week only during the winter months. She is definitely a music lover. She is learning more and more each day. She has even started saying 2 and 3 word sentences. (Mostly beginning with I want...)

Shawn is still working for Bechtel. He is also working in the scouting program with age 14-15 year old boys. This summer, he got our yard completed with sprinklers and grass. I can’t wait until spring to run on our grass. (It got planted late summer.) He did an amazing job, as usual.

Heather is still working at home. Being a full-time mom is truly a full-time job, but I wouldn’t want it any other way. Shawn wanted me to add that I ran my very 1st (and not last) 5K this year. I couldn’t have done it without my best friend running beside me. Thank you, Shawn.

We love you and Happy Holidays!

What an angel

This a snow angel Shawn made me while he was shoveling the driveway last week.
Isn't he sweet?

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

I Met A Celebrity!

Last night I had the opportunity to meet Glenn Beck. It was extremely brief. I was 1 of 1000 people who wanted to see him. He shook my hand and wished me a "Merry Christmas". I was impressed on how sincere he was. That was a lot of hands to shake and people to see and he looked me in the eye and gave me quick personal moment. I've caught him a few times on TV (but never a full show) and few more times on the radio, but that really impressed me. He also looked a little thinner in person. Maybe its true about the camera adding 10 pounds...

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Happy Birthday, Wyatt!

Wyatt wanted a Monster Truck cake with green frosting.
This was the best I could do.
What a handsome 4 year old!
Make a wish!

Wyatt and his new wielding toy.

4 year old boys must have a spiderman shirt!

Another Scooby Doo DVD!

Wyatt enjoying his birthday dinner.
Hot dogs, grill cheese sandwiches, and corn!

Friday, December 5, 2008

Community Helper Day

Today was Community Helper Day in Kevan's class. Each of the kids asked one of their parents to come and see a program that they created to honor the community helpers. Kevan said, "My dad is an engineer. He goes to meetings. He finishes our basement and works in the yard." Does Kevan have his dad nailed or what?
Shawn and Kevan during lunch.

Friday, November 28, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving, Everyone!

We had a great day yesterday with family and friends. We enjoyed a huge feast, great conversation, and of course, the time with each other.

Kevan and Kennedy enjoying pumkin pie.

Michelle with Morgan after dinner.

Tim and Jeniece getting ready to go.
Yummy twiced baked potatoes.

Trevor and Kyle

My handson husband cleaning up after dinner.

Isn't he great?

Our centerpiece created by Kevan

MaKayla, MaKenna, Wyatt, Trevor, Kevan, and Kennedy watching Kung Fu Panda.

Morgan after her nap with a chocolate smile.

Uncle Chad and Trevor taking a break from the football game.

Beverly and Mel
Thank for opening your home to us and our crazy kids.

Lynn and Tyler taking a quick break from pie and computer surfing.

Wyatt and his cheese ball smile.

Time for bed kids. Did you have a fun time playing with cousins and eating yummy food?

Kevan and Morgan. What a face, Morgan!

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

A Milestone to Remember

Today I had Morgan's pictures taken to capture her 18 month birthday. In the past, I haven't been able to keep a bow or flower or even a pony tail in her hair. This time I was determined and I sat on her to put the pony tail in her hair really tight. Then I put to bow in to hide the rubber band. So today is milestone for Morgan and her hair.

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Happy Birthday to Me!

It really is a "happy" birthday. Here are 31 things that make me "happy"...

1. My husband
2. My 3 beautiful children
3. My yard with real "grass"
4. Free Samples
5. Scrapbooking
6. Surprise calls from my mom
7. Vacuuming (I know, I'm weird)
8. Snow
9. Christmas music
10. Being healthy
11. The whole family healthy
12. A clean house (not doing it, but the result)
13. Surprise calls from any of my brothers or their wives
14. When Wyatt says "I'm the best mom in the world"
15. Running a 5K
16. Presenting a good primary lesson
17. Being organized
18. Kevan's success at school
19. Having my girls leave Activity Days with a smile
20. Looking good in my jeans (Thanks Jeniece)
21. The Beach Boys (right, Dad?)
22. Morgan's love for music and dancing
23. Money in the bank - not to spend, but just knowing it's there
24. Being a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints
25. Good news about old friends (congrats Jon and Shaunae, your baby is beautiful)
26. When Shawn takes the kids for a few hours to give me "mommy time"
27. When Wyatt recognizes letters he learned in preschool
28. When Shawn calls from work to say "hi"
29. Morgan's tight hugs around my neck
30. When Kevan says "That was a great dinner, mom"
31. Hot chocolate made from steamed milk

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Shawn Going Family

Welcome to our blog. I decided to give this a try because I am terrible at keeping in touch with everyone we love so much. I hope this will help everyone keep updated on the simple joys we enjoy in our everyday lives. And I hope we will add some simple joys to your everyday life as well.