30 November 2007


One of my favorite activities is to look for the headstones of various people in old cemeteries. For Charles' church history professor, we went to the Springville City Cemetery to find the grave of Sophia Bundy Packard, one of the original twenty members of the Relief Society. Charles volunteered for the project yesterday, thinking it would give me something to do for a few days, and was a bit surprised when I finished it so quickly.

28 November 2007

Baby, It's Cold Outside

Sydney, ready to brave the cold.

26 November 2007

Happy Birthday, Charles!

Charles turned twenty six! Since it was Sunday, we enjoyed spending time together as a family and then, in the evening, had a party with family and friends from work and church. It was nice to have everybody here to spend time celebrating Charles. I'm so thankful for him and everything he does for me and our daughter. He got football cleats, movies and some computer games from us and a gift card to a Japanese steakhouse and sushi bar here in the area.

<--McKayla enjoying some birthday cake.

Chris and Rachel Wiggington and Jaime and Karen Phair

<---Charles and Cameron Phair

Skyler and Meghan Christensen playing with Sydney

25 November 2007

Holy War?

This is a normal scene on any Saturday that the BYU football team plays in the Chamberlin house. This game was especially important
since it was the BYU v. Utah game. And, like last year, the game was a nail-biter. Thankfully, BYU won, 17-10. (Thankfully, because the outcome of the BYU game greatly affects Charles' attitude for the rest of the weekend.)

This was at a particularly tense time in the game.

24 November 2007

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas

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We went to Temple Square last night to see the lights. It was cold! We bundled Sydney up in the Mei Tai and used body heat to keep her nice and warm. She loved the lights. She kept talking to them and just chattered away the whole time. It was adorable.

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18 November 2007


Recently, Sydney has started to show an interest in toys and she has a few favorites to play with/munch on.

Books: She loves books. We read them to her and she can "turn" the page, when she gets ahold of it. She gets several books read to her each day by her Mama and every night, we try to read her some from the Illustrated Book of Mormon. She may not be getting much from it, but she is reading the scriptures regularly with us, not to mention putting her two cents in when we teach and read to her.

Cows: Sydney loves her swing and her cows. She has two stuffed cows that she loves to chew on and love. This thrills Charles as he figures it means she will love beef and steaks, unlike her mother.

This thing: I have no idea what this toy is called, but she loves to chew on it and throw it and just generally abuse it.

Her papa: She loves to play with her papa. They laugh and play every chance they get. I especially love this pictures, which perfectly captures how much she loves Charles

08 November 2007

Per Charles Request

This morning, after I got out of the shower, I came in our room to find Charles and Sydney watching football and singing this song.

For those who may need translation, the words go like this:

Baby farts, my baby farts
My baby farts for me!

And then she adds her part.

Church History Museum

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Charles and Sydney with David Patten's rifle.

We went to the Church History Museum for one of Charles' school assignments. It was Sydney's first visit and ,while I know she won't ever remember it, it was fun to take our daughter to one of our favorite places to visit.

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Seeing how the General Authorities feel.

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Partaking from the Tree of Life.