Wednesday, August 26, 2009

The Greatest Gift

Look at him - just sitting there, smilin' real big. And why shouldn't he be? He's surrounded by Booker women! Well, his wife is a Booker. Two of his daughters are still Booker's. The other three were born Booker's and now have a different last name. The point is ..... there are five daughters sitting around this very happy father, who happens to be married to a women who is crazy about each and every one of these incredible women -- beautiful, smart, kind, loving, and talented Booker women! There are so many other fantastic words to describe them.
P.S. Missing from this picture are two more special women who happen to be Booker's also: Tammy who is married to Patrick, and Shalee who is married to Dustin. I adore them all!
It's been said that the greatest gift a man can give his children is to love their mother. Thank you, dear husband of mine ..... for the greatest gift you could have ever given me.

Thursday, August 13, 2009

One Great Day!

These pictures were taken on a hike up Adams Canyon last week. It was a glorious day -- the water wasn't as high as it was the last time we hiked it, but the falls were spectacular. It was so great to have Jen and her family with us. They're an active bunch and spend much of their time on the beach in San Diego so this was a piece of cake for them! And Chelsie has been hiking the wild frontier land of Alaska, so this was pretty easy for her also. She always loves to hike Adams Canyon with us and we loved having her with us once again. It was awesome to watch Dustin run downhill with Kaiya on his back. He was making zooming noises like a jet and Kaiya was laughing so hard which had us all laughing, too! This was Roman's first trip up the canyon. When Tiffanie turned him loose, he pranced like a deer! As Tiff would say, "such a good pup-pup!"
Two things that make my heart go pitter-patter ..... my family and Adams Canyon! Put them together in the same day and you've got one very happy lady -- that's me!! Uh-huh!!