October 31, 2013

Halloween 2013

We celebrated another wonderful Halloween.  Our trick-or-treat crew was larger than ever.  All of my sisters were in town for our niece Gabrielle's first birthday, as well as part of Uncle Steve's family from Kentucky, and the usual Mighty suspects.

This year, the military men carried the day.  
Bertrand's amazing costume was made by his Uncle Cpt. Boojie.

The cutest puppies ever!

Gabby made a beautiful Snow White for her very first Halloween.

Bertrand loves his Miss K! She was his Halloween date.  ;)

The handsome soldiers.

Victoria dubbed her aunt Belinda, Bébé.  We all love it.

Uncle Steve with his little princess and his mom Vanessa, the proudest Granny.

Previous Halloween Posts:

October 30, 2013

Story featuring Bertrand wins multiple awards!


Utah couple races to help son with unique genetic disorder

Dogged SLC parents are hopeful science can help their 4-year-old boy, diagnosed with a unique, deadly health condition.

By Kirsten Stewart | The Salt Lake Tribune
First Published Nov 25 2012

Last Thanksgiving, the Salt Lake Tribune ran a full page cover story on Bertrand.   The story, written by the talented Kirsten Stewart, has since won multiple awards!  Our heartfelt congratulations go out to Kirsten and the rest of her team at the Trib.  It was a wonderful story and the awards are well-deserved.

Utah Press Association
2013 First Place, best feature series

Utah Society of Professional Journalists
2013 Second Place, medical/science reporting

Top of the Rockies
2013 First Place, health reporting

October 24, 2013

Family Portraits 2013

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The amazing Staci did it yet again.  We look *almost* sane in these photos.  ;)  

You can't even tell that Victoria was screaming for "baby pumpkin" in half of these (when she wasn't obsessed with rocks) and that Bertrand demanded a snack mid-way through.

This year we added more of our family's Utah crew: the famous Papa and Nana, the "hunkles" Dan and John (aka Boojie), and my sister Aury.

Thanks to everyone for making this 40th anniversary gift for Nana and Papa possible.

Picking just one photo for the holiday card this year won't be easy!

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Matthew with his two younger brothers, Daniel and John.
Victoria mispronounced the word uncle as "hunkle", and you can see why the title stuck!  ;)
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Happy 40th anniversary, Papa and Nana!  We love you!
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