Thursday, November 10, 2011

Happy 236th Birthday Marines!

Happy 236th Birthday Marines!  

I am so proud to call one of The Few, The Proud, my Husband and HERO!
He had his Marine Corps on Nov. 5th. I didn't go this year.  being in a new area, not having anyone to watch our girls and with life in general, it was better that I stayed home.  My marine also had a Marine Corps League Birthday "ball" celebration tonite, the actual birthday of the Marine Corps.  I was planning on going with him to that until it started snowing today.  We were concerned that the power might go out with the winds and all and didn't want to leave the girls home. (Don't worry we have a ALMOST 14 year old daughter who can babysit) So I stayed home with them and missed out AGAIN!

We did take pictures with our Marine before he left in all his BLING..... man do I LOVE my man in UNIFORM!

sorry about the hair.... I look like BLAH but I couldn't pass up an opportunity to take a pic with him :)

 So HAPPY BIRTHDAY Marines... you truly are the BEST OF THE BEST!

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Kelsee's Special Day

Well the OTHER special event that I have yet to blog about is my sweet 8 year old, Kelsee Nicol,  was baptized on October 30th, 2011.  She turned 8 on aug 28th but with moving and all we had to put it off a bit. PLUS we had to wait til Gramma and Papa could come out for the SPECIAL OCCASION. 

My parents flew into Detroit, MI Friday night.  We got to spend all day Saturday playing and just catching up.  Gramma and Papa were such troopers and were sleep deprived, I am sure. The girls had them going all day long and they LOVED it!  We went to Mickey D’s for lunch and to SuperWally World (they don’t have one in California where they live) We also went to our ward Trunk or Treat that night.  It was fun to have them here to see the girls dressed up. They haven’t been with them at all… only seen them dressed up in pictures.  Although it was FREEZING cold (40 degrees) outside we went from car to car “trunk or treating” and the girls LOVED it!
Sunday morning we all slept in til 8am (that is a HUGE feet for us Conrads. There is usually someone up at the crack of dawn!) we all got ready for Kelsee’s SPECIAL day!  Collecting all the clothes and odd’s and ends, making sure to not forget anything. We went to church and then shortly after church was Kelsee’s baptism.

 (the dress she wore today was the same dress that I wore, as well as my sisters and all my nieces and Kelsee's 2 big sisters; so far)

Haylee, her big sister gave the opening prayer. Gramma Lightbourn gave the talk on Baptism.  Sister Evans gave the talk on the Holy Ghost and gave Kelsee some fun “gifts” to remind her about the things that Holy Ghost will do for her. Then Papa Lightbourn preformed the baptism with her daddy as a witness.  Then when she was all dried off her daddy confirmed her a member of The Church of JESUS CHRIST of Latter-Day Saints. As well as Papa, Bishop Torrance, and the missionaries stood in the circle.

What a special day to have so many people there from our new ward to support us and make us feel welcomed.  We loved every minute having my parents here. Shortly after returning home from church we were loading the truck again to take my parents back to the airport.  The trips are NEVER long enough.  We wish we lived closer but such is life.
To find out more about our faith and what Baptism is, check out 

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Happy 3rd Birthday to my PRINCESS!

I am such a bad mom…. I will admit it. 

I have been slacking on posting on this here blog.  I am so behind, I haven’t even posted on 2 important events for our family….
This post is just a FEW days late…



 she said to me Mama... you made this for me???  Oh Thank you mommy.

 (love this face!)

We are so truly blessed to have her in our family.  She truly has Completed us.  She brings joy wherever she goes (as well as TONS of mischief!)

This sweet girl LOVES Bubble Guppies, Dora the explorer and her new found LOVE is Rapunzel from Tangled. She can count to 22 without missing a number. She LOVES purple and pink.  She can spell her name. She knows most of her colors. She LOVES to spend her days coloring, watching her “shows” and playing with her sisters. She loves to play “family” with her sisters and be the mommy of Juliana, her baby doll.

We just can’t get enough of this little girl.  She is sassy and gets into so much mischief. She has colored our WHITE carpet with markers, gotten in to more nailpolish than I would like to admit. Has emptied a bottle of baby powder on the livingroom floor plus much more. 
We had such a fun time celebrating her birthday. Although we haven’t met friends for her here YET… we celebrated as a family.  Here are a few of the fun pictures from her day.

 she had asked for a Rapunzel, Dora, Bubble Guppies cake... so this is what she got.  She picked out the cupcakes and we just added a little to hers :)

 I LOVE my baby girl.

 she LOVES her daddy.

 Of course the PRINCESS HAD to wear her crown