Today was Taylor's 12th Birthday. Happy birthday Taylor! Taylor is a beautiful girl, inside and out. She is becoming a young woman right before our eyes and it is happening fast. She is changing so quickly and I can't seem to stop it. Taylor is kind, strong, helpful, shy, faithful and just plain lovely. She is such a blessing in our lives, here is a little of her....
I can't begin to describe what an amazing sister she is. She has been home all summer, just spending time with her family, and says it has been her best summer ever. How a 12 year old with 3 much younger sisters is totally happy to just be home all the time with us is baffling to me, but that's Taylor. Her family is everything, and she shows it in her actions. Whether it is a "sleepover" with Jade in her room, or spending her hard earned money to give presents to her sisters or taking her parents to a soccer game :), she is always showing her family how much she loves us. She has a great deal of faith and is a very spiritual girl.
She has been pretty much in charge of our "free summer" and has been so happy to find things to do that don't cost money. She daydreams about the places she wants to go that do have those hefty prices, but she never, never complains about the things she is missing out on.
She is an amazing soccer player and she works so hard to improve on her talents. She will find something she wants to do, and sometimes those things are not natural talents for her. That doesn't stop her. She will work, and work,and work until those are her talents. Happy Birthday Taylor! We love you so much!
Okay, so here's why I haven't posted much lately....we have been having quite the time! Last week we had a little party for Taylor's birthday and took a few friends and cousins bowling.
Okay, these are all out of order, but I don't have time to fix it, oh well. This past weekend we traveled to St. George, UT for David's sister, Huenu's wedding. It was great to see family again and it was our FIRST trip out of town. Our home health nurse came and checked Brinley's counts and everything was pretty good. So off we went. Here's the happy couple...
Ahhh, I love love love her hair. She looks so healthy and strong and happy. What a change from just a few short months ago.
Taylor babysat to earn money to take David and I to a Real Salt Lake soccer game. It was a GREAT game, they won, and we had SO much fun.
Here is our camping pics I promised, better late than never. We camped right by a river, it was beautiful.
And yes, some of this too, but we figured she would have been feeling like that at home too, so I think it was worth it for the good moments she was able to have.
Taylor and her cousins discovered a place they named "rock world" and spent a lot of time playing there.