I don't want to drive up to the pearly gates in a shiny sports car, wearing beautifully tailored clothes, my hair expertly coiffed, and with long perfectly manicured fingernails. I want to drive up in a station wagon that has mud on the wheels from taking the kids to scout camp. I want there to be a smudge of peanut butter on my shirt from making sandwiches for a sick neighbors children. I want to be there with a little dirt under my fingernails from helping to weed someone's garden. I want to be there with children's sticky kisses on my cheeks and the tears of a friend on my shoulder. I want the Lord to know I was really here and that I really lived.
~Marjorie Pay Hinckley~

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Baptism, Baseball, and Day Camp

On Saturday, our oldest son Kaden was baptized a member of the church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. I am so proud of him and the young man that he is. It was so neat to see him in his baptism interview with the bishop, because he really took everything so seriously and thought really hard about all the bishop was saying to him. We also had our own little miracle that day. Bruce's dad had been in the hospital, and as of Friday morning, hadn't been released, so we weren't anticipating him coming. Well Friday afternoon, his wife called and said that they were releasing him and that they would be out to Roosevelt the next afternoon. When we told Kaden, he said, "I knew Grandpa would make it because we both (him and Grandpa) have been praying that he could." I wish I had that much faith. I was also very proud when he wanted to bear his testimony at his baptism. What a neat experience!

Kaden and Dad

Kaden and (fat) mom

Kaden with Grandpa Rick and Grandma Debbie

Kaden with Grandpa and Grandma Guymon

This past month, both Kaden and Tyson have been playing baseball. I feel like that is all I do any more, but it really has been fun to watch them.

Kaden plays pitching machine, and has really improved this year. He has had some great coaches who have really worked with him, and he thinks it is cool that they call him Guymon.

Tyson plays T Ball, which is the most entertaining thing ever. The kids are just so dang cute! It took him about 3 games to figure out which way first base was, and most of the time, we have to yell at him to get out of the dirt, but he has had fun. There are a few other boys who, along with Tyson, have turned baseball into a contact sport. They all run after the ball and then tackle each other to get it. I laugh every time!

I had the opportunity to go to Cub Scout Day Camp with Kaden this year. What a blast! I have been surprised at how much I have enjoyed being a cub scout leader. I don't know if it would be as fun without my son, but it really has been a fun experience.

Our 3 wolves, Kaden, Carsten, and Cashten

Kaden shooting the bow and arrow. He was a little nervous at first, but soon got the hang of it.


  1. Man, children really do grow up fast don't they. I'm proud of your lil'one, taking his Baptism so seriously. It is a really big step. Also, you're so pretty pregnant!

  2. That baptism story is neat. Day camp looks fun. I am hoping our boys have that much fun. We have 6 rambuctious boys. We only have the bears. Baseball has overtaken our lives too. I think my oldest would love pitching machine. His coach has one and he does good with it. It is the boys pitching to him that makes him nervous.

  3. So fun! I love those pictures! That is so exciting about the baptism! Congrats! The baseball looks super fun too! We love you guys!