Sunday, March 20, 2011

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We're BACK!

It's been a crazy year! I've learned a lot and experienced a lot. We had baby Mia Dec. 3oth, 2010 and are loving the little bit of heaven she brings into our home! She is so precious w/ her smiles and coos. We all go gaga over her. The girls are always asking to hold and kiss her. It's wonderful and hard when they are sick to keep the germs at bay. I'm so glad the big sisters are really loving Mia so much! We are blessed and just keep chugging along. Sydney just turned 4 Sat. Mar. 19th. Brielle's in Kindergarten and can read quite a few sight words. It's exciting and busy being a mom of 3 girls. There are times of joy and frustration. I thank the Lord for my sweet, supportive husband who works so hard for our family and for my 3 little girls (in their cute little curls -Packer family song)!

Life is full and good. :)

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Midnight card making :)

Last night I made tons of cards for family. Wish I could make more for all of you, but consider these pics as if I made and sent one personally to each of you. Enjoy!

Monday, December 21, 2009

Merry Christmas!

We've had a busy year! First we moved into a beautiful house in February. We had so much help from the Benson's and members in our old & new wards. Mom & Dad Packer and the boys spent part of Easter w/ us. Then we had fun planting a garden, getting to know our neighbors and ward. We saw Sister Tricia in Temple Square in May. Then Jordan & Jared's parents went to Independence, Missouri and the Ventura, Cali. missions in the summer. We had a blast at Alpine & the Fish fry w/ the Johnsons in IF.

I got an awesome b-day surprise in September when Dad & Mysha w/ her kids came for 1 night. It was so fun to let the kids play and make bows w/ Mysha. Then Halloween came too soon. For Thanksgiving we visited Nana & Papa Sherwood and saw pregnant Laura & Brandon. (She's due in beginning of March:)

Jared just changed jobs (we are so GRATEFUL for employment!) from St. Luke's Elks Rehab to Blue Cross. He is training now and looking forward to this new phase of his career in the field of social work/counseling. Christmas has been busy w/ Brielle's 5th b-day (we had 15 girls at the party w/ butterfly wings, wands, and cake :)! Now for shipping off cookies and packages and cards to our family and missionaries. Hope there's enough time to get it all done.

I love to stop and take a breath to remember the reason we celebrate Christmas; CHRIST. He came so we could repent, try harder to be better, love others, and return to our Heavenly Father in heaven, and be with our families for eternity. I'm so grateful for the gospel of Jesus Christ and the message of hope he gives to all of us. I feel that because I have been given much I to must give. We are happy, mostly healthy, and grateful for the blessings we have and try to share. We hope your year is a great one, filled w/ memories, teaching opportunities w/ your kids, and lots of smiles.

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year to all of you.
~Jared, Becca, Brielle, & Sydney :)

Friday, April 24, 2009

What you've all been waiting for....

Here are some pictures of our HOME!

My mom made the curtains in Brielle and Sydney's rooms as well as the Bonus rm. (I don't have a picture of that room, yet :)

This is our master bedroom and we LOVE it! We enjoy having a walk-in closet and our own bathroom. It's so nice to be in a house!

This is our front living room. We are so grateful for the beautiful furniture!

Syndey's room...I'll get more updated one's soon.
Us on the kitchen counter before we moved in.

Yay! We got the keys around Valentine's Day 2009 :)!

Here is the swingset that Jared's parents gave us and my Dad and brothers set it up before Easter. Thanks everyone!

Monday, February 2, 2009

Arts and Crafts

Brielle loves to draw, paint, stamp, sticker, cut, tape... the list goes on.

She made valentine cards last night.

I feel pretty...

"I feel PREETY, oh so Preety! I feel preety, and witty..."

Brielle loves to dress up, and now Sydney is getting into girly things :) She can say, "Pink and purple," and she loves to wrap up her babies in silk scarves I got from DI.
Island Princess Shall we dance? Carrie and Sydney dancing w/ ballerina doll.

Petticoats at Ali's. Emma, Lizzie, and Brielle at our apartment.

Rapunzel, Rapunzel, let down your hair!

This is what Brielle looks like when I take out her short-haired braids. She looks lie Pippi Long-stockings w/ the braids in and like a little dog with the braids out! She's realizing that she wants LONG hair now. (Cross your fingers) Brielle loves to wear a veil and crown. She feels like a bride dressed this way.This is Brielle's pout when she is not the center of attention. It's hard to share the lime-light. I remember... ;cD

Little Red Riding Hood... taking a basket of goodies to grandma.