Tuesday, January 8, 2013


 This last Thanksgiving was full of fun and excitement, and when I say fun and excitement I mean, food, family and puke.
All of Matt's family got together for the occasion. And some great family pictures were taken.

Scott Hancock Photography
Scott Hancock Photography

 Matt's brother, Paul and family came in from San Diego and they brought their dog, Lyla. Lola loved the dog of course. And the dog was very patient with Lola.

Lola and Lyla, Best Friends Forever.

She looks so comfortable in there I'm considering getting her a cage of her own.

On the Monday before Thanksgiving we had a Family Home Evening about Gratitude. We invited our neighbors, Sandy and Bree over for the evening.
 We read some scriptures about gratitude and thankfulness and then cut out some leaves and wrote what we were grateful for on the leaves.

 Then we taped the leaves to the wall around the picture I like to call , "The Thankful Man."

On Wednesday night, the night before Thanksgiving, Lola threw up and go sicker and sicker as the days went on. What we originally thought was a bit of stomach flu turned out to be a urinary track infection. The poor girl was ripped from her sick bed and dressed up like a doll to get the family pictures taken. We joked about getting a picture of just our family so we would have a nice family photo to display at her funeral. I'm so glad we did because thanks to their airbrushing and photoshopping it is my best photo ever. I am of course also so glad she lived through the illness.


Meg said...

Your family picture is gorgeous! And your hair is so long and beautiful!

Kathy said...

I second what Meg said. Really really nice.

And poor Lola :-( I'm so glad she is better.

Shauna Klippel said...

Julie!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I'm so happy to see you blogged!!! And this isn't just any blog. I loooooove the pictures. But, best of all I love the pics of you and your immediate family. Oh my goodness Lola, poor Lola, she looks so adorable though, truy, so cute. And you my dear, beautiful picture of you, really Julie, it's great. I love your hair and your husband and son, look just as handsome. Missing you!!! Love,

Shauna xoxo

Michelle said...

Lola & Lyla- love it! And love that Lola loves the cage- haha!!

Holley said...

Oh my gosh Julie. We have that same "Grateful Man" picture in our house. I love it. We got it because the man looks just like Dane's father. It's a very humbling picture.

Lola is such a character. She and Sam both are so fun and seem to really keep you on your toes.

I'm sorry you've all been dealing with the flu. Saw on facebook that Matt is down. We've been spared so far from the flu. I've just had bronchitis for about 2 months. But flu is way worse. I hope he's taking comfort in the 49ers going to the super bowl!

Shan @ Design Gal said...

Lol, love the picture of Lola in the dog cage with the dog! What a fun fort! haha!