Thursday, July 23, 2009

Surfing Babes!

Gavin not very excited about it. 
Free ride!

All done! Poor buddy...he has a pretty big fear of the ocean. We don't know why, but we try to encourage him to go out a little every time...face your fears son! Maybe we are bad parents?
Parker's turn. Totally different...he is so mellow.

Yeah for Parker!

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Ryan's First 2 Weeks Home!

Ryan's homecoming party at the beach...where else!?
We love sand!
Oh Eric you are so HOT! that what you wanted?! :)

Parker and his magic "lovie". This blanket has been magic. Right when you give it to him he immediately starts sucking his thumb. That is the only time he sucks his thumb. He knows it is time for bed. I always told myself no attachments for my kids...but it is the best thing. I just have to remember to never leave home with out it!

GG and Great Aunt Joyce with Parker
Parker, Joyce, Brenna and Finn
They are loving each other! It is so cute. little buddies.
They are almost exactly 1 year apart...Gavin is older! Go figure. Finn apparently got all the height!
Cousin love!
Gavin loves his Uncle Sean
Silly Finny!
So cute!

I see you!
Yeah! Uncle Ryan's home! So fun!!!
All (almost) of Michele's family who came down for Ryan's homecoming. 

Playing at Grandma and Papa Carnohan's

So cute!

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Elder Ryan Carnohan

We were so excited!
I made them their own Elder Carnohan shirts. How cute are they?!
Gavin loves to hold Parker's hand.
Here he is! Right when we fist saw him we all started cheering! It was very sweet, and emotional. 

He was missed by so many. Ryan is someone you rarely see. He is one of the most compassionate, loving individuals. He accepts everyone and especially befriends people who have little to no friends at all. He was such an amazing missionary because of his Christlike love. We are so proud of him and what kind of a mission he had. We all became better through his letters and his example. If only all of us could be as Christ-centered as Ryan! We love you Ryan so much. We are so glad to have you back and to learn from you and your incredible example. 

Mom got the first hug, a long awaited 2 year hug!

Ryan and Kyle.
Brothers and best friends. 

After Ryan had pretty much said hello to everyone else, Coryne asked, "Ryan, have you seen Brenna?" He did not recognize her. When he left she just turned 10, and now she is 12! She isso beautiful and so mature!

He kept saying, "Brenna, you are so beautiful!" So sweet!

Elder Carnohan, and future Elder Carnohan's! They love their Uncle!