Sunday, December 27, 2009

Family picture 2009

Nativity Oldroyd Style

I had this great idea of a live Nativity in our barn - wouldn't it be the cutest Christmas card.  Ok so the boys went nuts, the kids were freezing and the animals did not cooperate.  Oh well - maybe next year. 



Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Kara is 7!!!!

Happy birthday Kara - boo!

We love you!

Day at the zoo with the boys!

On a friday several weeks ago - we decided we needed some time with just the boys - we dropped the rest of the kidos off to school and drove 2 hours to PHX to the zoo.  We stayed for about 1.5 hours and drove back 2 hours to pick up the kids from school!  Kind of a crazy day - but nice to have some alone time with each other and the boys.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Monday, September 21, 2009


Wow Brit just turned 16.  She is such a beautiful young woman.  We are SO very proud of her.
We went to PHX with her friend and her friends mom.  We had a great time shopping.  It really was fun.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Rub a dub dub two boys in a tub

Bathtime fun!             JD with a "beard"         Luke with a "beard"                                 I did not want to get out!!!

Sunday, August 30, 2009


It takes Faith

“It takes faith – unseeing faith- for young people to proceed immediately with their family responsibilities in the face of financial uncertainties. It takes faith for the young woman to bear her family instead of accepting employment, especially when schooling for the young husband is to be finished. It takes faith to observe the Sabbath when ‘time and a half’ can be had working, when sales can be made, when merchandise can be sold. It takes great faith to pay tithes when funds are scarce and demands are great. It takes faith to fast and have family prayers and to observe the Word of Wisdom. It takes faith to do ward teaching, stake missionary work, and other service, when sacrifice is required. It takes faith to fill foreign missions. But know this- that all these are of the planting, while faithful devout families, spiritual security, peace, and eternal life are the harvests.

“Remember that Abraham, Moses, Elijah, and others could not see clearly the end from the beginning. They also walked by faith and without sight. Remember again that no gates were open; Laban was not drunk; and no earthly hope was justified at the moment Nephi exercised his faith and set out finally to get the plates. No asbestos clothes or other ordinary protective devices were in the fiery furnace to protect the three Hebrews from death; there were no leather nor metal muzzles for the mouths of the lions when Daniel was locked in the den.

“Remember that there were no clouds in the sky nor any hydrometer in his hand when Elijah promised an immediate break in the long extended drought; though Joshua may have witnessed the miracle of the Red Sea, yet how could he by mortal means perceive that the flooding Jordan would back up for the exact time needed for the crossing, and then flow on its way to the Dead Sea.

“Remember that there were no clouds in the sky, no evidence of rain, and no precedent for the deluge when Noah builded the ark according to commandment. There was no ram in the thicket when Isaac and his father left for Moriah for the sacrifice. Remember there were no towns and cities, no farms and gardens, no homes and storehouses, no blossoming desert in Utah when the persecuted pioneers crossed the plains. And remember that there were no heavenly beings in Palmyra, on the Susquehanna or on Cumorah when the soul-hungry Joseph slipped quietly into the Grove, knelt in prayer on the river bank, and climbed the slopes of the sacred hill.

“But know this: that undaunted faith can stop the mouths of lions, make ineffective the fiery flames, make dry corridors through beds of rivers and seas. Unwavering faith can protect against deluge, terminate droughts, heal the sick, and bring heavenly manifestations. Indomitable faith can help us live the commandments and thereby bring blessings unnumbered with peace, perfection, and exaltation in the kingdom of God” - Pres. Spencer W. Kimball

Friday, June 12, 2009


Wednesday was an awesome day at the Oldroyd home! We got two beautiful Morgan horses! It was so fun! The kids didn't know we were getting them. So I had them out in the front yard doing yard work and the WONDERFUL ladies who gave us the horses came riding up! At first all of the kids were just confused - are they giving us a ride or what? Then Susan said - how do you like your horses? The kids were so excited! Brit got teary eyed. It really was great! We are loving these guys. Joy and Jeremy - awesome! We love them!

Thursday, June 4, 2009

More camping fun!

Dave is the best dad in the whole world! AMAZING!

Monday, June 1, 2009

Kindergarten day at the park

The day after Kara's Kindergarten Graduation - we went to the park wit her class. It was great!

Sunday, May 31, 2009

Girls night

We had a girls night with our older girls. Face masks - nails - chick flicks - CHOCOLATE!!!


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