Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Yes, Chad has a new girlfrend

I just thought I would share with you that Chad has a new girlfriend. Oh, yes he has had some girlfriends throughout the year, but this one is different. I see a new spring in his step and a new determination in his eye. Her name is Charlie (yes, that is her given name). She is an old friend of his. They met about 10 - 12 years ago in the acting group that Chad participated in as a kid. They have always been friends, but haven't really seen each other in a few years. Well, fate has brought them back together in this play (see last post). I remember Charlie as a cute, outgoing girl, but she sure has grown up into a beautiful young lady. They are very compatible and the best news is . . . her parents really like Chad!!!!! Yeah!!!! I don't have any pictures of them together yet, but here is a picture of her from the play website.

She actually attends a BYU ward where my brother, Mark, is in the Bishopric. She has the voice of an angel and performs a lot in plays and musical things. Even if she isn't "the one", I thank you all for all your prayers on his behalf. It is just so nice to see Chad happy again.

Chad Is In a Play!!

Chad is doing some acting again! We haven't been able to go to the show yet, but I found some pics online to show you what he is up to. He did this play once before when he was a teenager but as a different character. He is doing this under the same directors that he did last time - Howard and Kathrine Little.

Here is the really cool part. The girl in this picture with him is Charlie Little (the directors' daughter). She plays his fiance in this picture and in real life is his current girlfriend. They have to kiss in the play (which really challenges Chad's acting ability - NOT!!)

Monday, February 23, 2009

And They Lived Happily Ever After. . .

We have had so much fun sharing the pictures from Cory and Shay's Wedding. The night was beautiful! If you look through some of the pictures, you can see where Cory surely cherishes his new wife. They make a cute couple. We are all looking forward to the day when we can go with the both of them and have their love sealed for all eternity in the temple. We so appreciate Bishop Heaps for performing the ceremony. He did a wonderful job! It was his first wedding ceremony since becoming a bishop. We also appreciate all our family and friends that came from far and near to celebrate this happy occasion with us. Here we are - our new family picture!

We Could Have Danced All Night

He really loves her!

Kyle & Bernadette - they had a good time!

Mom & Dad kind of stole the show for a few minutes. No one had ever seen Steve in a tux!!

Shay and her Dad dancing.

Cory dancing with his mommy! This was my favorite picture.

The Reception - Let the party begin!

Kyle is "roasting" Shay in his Best Man's speech. At least he didn't tell the Big Boob Lady joke.

It looks to me like Chad caught that, but somehow Alex ended up with it. That's okay, Chad, we'll count it for you anyway. You're next!


The Ceremony

I'm not sure who was more nervous. . .the bride and groom or Bishop Heaps! :o)

Exchanging rings - they were shaking sooooo much! You may now kiss the bride!

Here Comes the Bride!

Unruly ringbearers! Someone corral those kids!

Cory gets a first look at his bride-to-be.

Getting Ready

This is Shay getting ready before the ceremony. She looked amazing!

Sunday, February 8, 2009

Wedding Pics!

This is the happy couple exchanging rings. They were both shaking so much during this part. They had already said their "I do's" so what was left to be nervous about?

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Happy Belated Birthday to Byron too!

Okay, Byron! Aunt Jill missed your birthday too! So. . .

You've had a birthday shout Hooray!!
We want to sing to you today!
One year older and wiser too!
Happy Birthday (clap) to you!

I hope your birthday was a happy one. Sixteen, isn't it??? Do you have your driver's license yet?? If so, I'll stay off the roads for a while. :o)

Love, Aunt Jill

Happy Belated Birthday to Kamden!

You've had a birthday shout Hooray!!
We want to sing to you today!
One year older and wiser too!
Happy Birthday (clap) to you!

Happy Birthday, Kamden! Sorry this is late. But. . .as I always say, it just makes the birthday wishes last longer. (I'm trying to figure out how I can capture the whole month of August to celebrate my birthday. I LOVE birthdays!!)

Love, Aunt Jill

Sunday, August 24, 2008

Silly Us!!

Cory and Nachez (Na-Shay)

They're engaged as well! LOL! They got engaged before Amir and I, so we will be having at least 2 weddings during the year of 2009!


Hey all! I just thought I would let you all know that Amir and I got engaged on Wednesday! :) The wedding won't be for another year. It will probably be in June of next year. We have to wait for his parents to get here from Egypt. That's where his parents and two younger siblings live.

Friday, April 11, 2008

1 more

Thursday, April 10, 2008

only 2 more days......

Monday, April 7, 2008

Happy Birthday Cory

I hope you have a wonderful day today. I wish you were here so I could give you some birthday pinches....lol I can't wait to see you guys next week.

Thursday, March 27, 2008

Great Name

I love the new babies name. Is he named after anyone? Can I call him Nate?

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Happy Birthday Brianna!

Happy Birthday to you,
Happy Birthday to you,
Happy Birthday Dear Brianna,
Happy Birthday to you.

We love you so much and we can't wait to see you in a couple of weeks. I hope you have a wonderful Birthday. I know it's not until tomorrow but I couldn't wait to tell you. Love Letti
Hey Bowler Family,

I am so grateful for all of the pictures you show us so that I feel more a part of your lives. Brianna, I hope that new man of yours treats you well. I love all of you and can't wait for you all to get here!!!

Monday, March 10, 2008

Amir and I

Hey all :D It's me again! This is a picture of my boyfriend and I! He's such a sweet guy... Mom likes him... as far as I know lol! :D


Hey all! This is Brianna :D I just wanted to post a picture that I am submitting to be in Buzz's and my school magazine called Argus. It was taken down in Provo Canyon. Well, enjoy! :D

Thursday, February 28, 2008

Bubble Blowing!!

I couldn't resist posting these pix! They are soooooo cute! We just love our Xander. I'm glad that I had my camera handy. I think they came out pretty good.

Monday, February 18, 2008

A Better Picture of the Falls

Here is a better view of the Falls from our hotel room the day we left.

Our 25th Anniversary!!

Sorry that it has been a while since I posted last. We have been very busy and sick at our house since we got back from our vacation.

I just thought we would post a few pix from Niagra Falls. For those of you who are wondering why we would go to Niagra in the winter, I'll explain. I told Steve a few years ago that I wanted to celebrate our 25th anniversary in Hawaii. Last year, we learned that we would have to be in Pittsburgh for a soccer convention at the end of the same week as our anniversary. So, being the thoughtful guy that he is, Steve figured that since I wanted to go to the "water" for my anniversary, he would do the next best thing! : ) So, he booked a really nice suite in Niagra Falls for us to spend the first part of the week. The room was great! The view was spectacular (overlooking the Falls). But. . .best of all, we got to be together! Cold. . .but together!! This is a picture of us freezing our faces off!!!

Here is Uncle Steve with our rental car. The PT Cruisers are kind of fun to drive.

This is the main street in Niagra on the Lake. They tell us that is where the "Royals" go when they visit Niagra. As you can see it is just a "happenin'" place in the off season!!

Thursday, January 31, 2008

Memories of Our Beloved Prophet

No one shines brighter on this earth than our own
President Gordon B. Hinckley!

By Scot Facer Proctor

President Hinckley always uses his cane, just not
much for walking. Accra, Ghana.

See what I mean. He was told to carry a cane and
that's what he does - he carries it. Elder Russell
M. Nelson is at far right. Accra, Ghana.

Not all of us have such a fancy pointing stick as
President Hinckley.
Kirtland Temple.

We marveled at the contrast of Joseph Smith's
visit to the White House to meet with President
Van Buren and President Hinckley's visit to the
White House to receive the Presidential Medal of
Freedom, the highest honor given a United States
The White House, Washington, D.C.

President Hinckley said, "Sister Hinckley would
have loved this event."
The White House, Washington, D.C.

You just can't help breaking into a smile when you are around Gordon B. Hinckley.
Kirtland Temple .

President Hinckley is patient with all the photo-
graphers who are constantly taking his picture.
He did say to us one time, in a quiet tone , that "if all the cameras in the world were thrown into the
ocean, there would be a great flood."
Kirtland Temple.
Who can resist President Gordon B. Hinckley's
Kirtland Temple

President and Sister Hinckley were just the trade-mark of happiness in Ghana. No one could keep their eyes off of them. Their warmth was infectious. Their kind waves of the hand always made everyone feel loved.
Accra , Ghana

These two are love birds, no less.
Kirtland, Ohio.

I'll never forget when President Hinckley invited his precious wife to the stand in Moscow and introduced her to the 2,000 present as his "Babushka.'' It brought the house down - they loved it.
Moscow, Russia.

When we first published it, one woman wrote to us and said, "If people don't believe Mormons are
Christians, just have them look at this picture of
Sister Marjorie Hinckley." I so agree.
Nauvoo , Illinois.

How blessed we are to live during the administration and ministry of President Gordon B. Hinckley.
Nauvoo , Illinois.

I would just like to add my testimony of the truthfulness of this gospel and all the ways that it blesses our lives. I cannot imagine living without the joy and happiness that I get when listen to the Lord and His appointed servants. I thank my Father in Heaven for allowing me to live during the lifetime of such a great man as President Hinckley. I will miss him dearly.