Sunday, August 17, 2008

Katie's in Armenia!

Check out my blog, click the Vance and Diane Link to see a picture of Katie shortly after arriving in Yerevan. (vanceanddiane.blogspot.com)

Friday, August 1, 2008

Ke'aliiahonui Keikialoha Ohumukini


Here is Reed and Cat's new baby. Born on July 29th. He was 7lbs 4oz and 21 inches long. They are doing great and they are home from the hospital. :)

Sunday, July 13, 2008

4th Of July

The kids had some fun taking the camera around. We went to Tara's for the 4th. Everyone was there but Reed and Cat. We had fun blowing off fireworks to end the great day.









Thursday, March 20, 2008

Called to serve in...

ARMENIA!!!
You may wonder where that is (so did I) but I think you could consider it part of the Middle East, Europe, or Asia. I will be reporting on May 28th and speaking Armenian. I am quite excited and can't wait to start my new and challenging adventure.

Tuesday, March 4, 2008

Valentine's Day

Here are pictures from our Valentine's Day Dinner. We had such a nice time. Vance got all his Valentines a balloon and some chocolates. It was especially to fun to have Sarah and Brett and hear their engagement story and share wedding plans. Mom and Dad were there along with Vance, Diane and boys, Kirsten and kids, Maureen and girls, and Aunt Fran.




Some were a bit stubborn about having a picture taken, but it was fun trying. (By the way Shelbi has a darling new haircut!)


Monday, February 18, 2008

Valentine's Dance



Hello All- Last Friday night was so much fun. The Sandy Arts Guild held a ballroom dinner dance night. IT WAS SO MUCH FUN! I just thought I would share a picture with you. My parents went with us as well as some of our other friends. Here is a picture of Richelle and I. :)

Sunday, February 17, 2008

Peek-a-Boo

Victor Jay has learned to play peek-a-boo so we took a short video with our camera to share. He is 10 months old; I can hardly believe it! We love you all, Jay and Amy
video

Tuesday, January 29, 2008

I HOPE THEY CALL ME ON A MISSION


You heard it right - Katie wants to go on a mission. Her first interview is tonight and doctor appointments are set. She is SO excited and knows that is what she is suppose to be doing right now. Stay tuned...

Monday, January 28, 2008

Proud Uncle


Here is Ben holding Carson just before they went to church. As you can see Carson is not lacking for food, although he would tell you he is. He has gained over 3 lbs in a month, pretty good for a little feller. Speaking of growing boys, Ben has put on 25-30 lbs since August plus an inch or so.

Carson was blessed in sacrament meeting yesterday. It was a beautiful blessing. Jenn was able to get the blessing down word for word. Both Dave and Melanie bore their testimonies which were very touching. Melanie testified that in her new role as a parent of how she has learned about how our Heavenly Father feels about us as his children. She told of how she knows what Carson's cries mean and how much she wants to comfort him- whether he is hungry, cold, hurt, and just needs to be held. She connected that thought to how Heavenly Father knows our cries and what we need. He knows us well, how to comfort us, and how to take care of our needs.

Wednesday, January 9, 2008

Yes its true I am finally a MRS.


For those of you who thought I was never going to get married (myself included) here is proof it ACTUALLY happened!!! I am waiting patiently for the rest of the pictures, but here is a quick sneak preview!!!
LOVE YA JENN O.


Thursday, January 3, 2008

The Driggs Family7


While Blake and Julie were here in Mesa, we went to the Mesa Art Museum and had fun taking pics at different locations. None of them are what I call print worthy but thought I'd share one. Bless Mark's heart, he had surgery the day before and still managed to smile!

Handsome Carson is Here!



Here are a couple of pictures of Carson Crockett, born December 24, 2007 at 1:03 AM. Quick glance he definitely is a Crockett, but he does have Mel's nose, upper lip, and big eyes. He's quite the handsome guy if you ask me:-)

Saturday, December 8, 2007

My FAVORITE Aunt and Sister

Will I look this good at age 89??
This is a picture of Aunt Billie that Carol took when she and Aunt Fran were in Oregon in October. Doesn't Billie resemble Gma Miers?

Sunday, December 2, 2007

Jenn's Wedding Shower


Laura and Amy helped Melanie and Katie with a wedding showerfor Jenn. Laura ended up with conflicts, but she made lots of snacks and Amy came and helped put them together. It made us feel so loved and supported. It was one of my favorite parts of the day was to see Amy. It would have been a bonus to see baby Victor Jay, but he had a cold. I'll have to wait until the wedding.
To see more pictures see, the Vance and Diane blog link.

Monday, November 26, 2007

90th birthday picture


A special spiritual picture of my sweetheart on his 90th birthday at the Idaho Falls Temple. He is holding onto the iron rod, with the tree of life behind him and the Temple in the background and the tulips represent the resurrection as they come up every spring. He looks good for his age right?

Friday, November 23, 2007

An Idaho Thanksgiving

Grandma and Grandpa, Vance, Kirsten, Maureen, Blake and families had a marvelous Thanksgiving feast together. We all met at the church to enjoy. Well, let's just let the pictures say it all...

We came...







We talked...

We ate...

We cleaned...

We played and then rolled out...

Sunday, November 11, 2007

Hi Family


Does anyone else have trouble getting into this blog sometimes besides me? Anyway, I came looking for Jen's engagement picture, but can't find it, so someone will either need to point me to where it is or Jen, you will have to post it if it's not here yet (please). I decided to post the Halloween picture of Emily's kids so everyone can see them and I don't know if Emily gets on here much. I think it is very cute. Oh, one question for Jen - if your wedding dinner is the night before, what time will we be setting up at the church? We love you all!
Love, Jay, Amy, and Victor Jay

Saturday, November 3, 2007

Well well well, I am glad to see all of the fun thigs that are going on, Grandma I am glad that you were able to get to the Dr. and save you sight. I loved the pictures if the pumkins Uncle Vanee, David and Brother Snud! I have been having fun Catering for Football, and helping where I can with wedding plans. So exciting! I hope everyone is well and happy!

Friday, November 2, 2007

Happy Halloween


A late Happy Halloween! I would love to see pictures of everyone in their Halloween costumes - especially the kids - so post them to this blog so you can share with me!
Here is one of Victor Jay. He was an indian for Halloween. He had so much fun playing in the leaves that it was hard to get him to look up for a picture. We handed out candy at our church for the ward trick-or-treat then went trick-or-treating at the grandparents' homes. We had a good time; I was especially grateful the weather was warm this year.

Thursday, November 1, 2007

Wedding Dinner

Okay...so since I am getting married in the afternoon of the 28th, I have decided to do the dinner the night before. YOU ARE ALL INVITED!!! I am having at BYU and it is being catered by BYU catering and let me tell ya, it is going to be yummy! I have no idea how many to plan for but let me tell you who is invited!

1) Anybody on my temple list
2) ALL My relatives: cousins, aunts uncles, first cousins once removed etc, grandparents, etc etc .
Would you mind emailing me and RSVPing on the dinner the night before so I can give a rough estimate to BYU catering??? My email is jennfager@gmail.com

THANKS!!!

Sunday, October 28, 2007

Pumpkin Carving

It is a long standing tradition in the Vance Fager Family to carve pumpkins just before Halloween. The hunt for just the right pumpkin is the first step. It has to have a flat face and be able to stand upright without tipping over. Vance found the perfect ones at Sam's club this year.

Next is to select the desired pattern. (We do cheat and use a 1.99 kit.) I am one that usually goes for the easiest patterns. Vance, Ben and David like the moderate to difficult ones. Vance took my easy one so I could take pictures. Besides that, he is MUCH better than I am at carving.

Then the comes the cleaning out of the pumpkin. I must admit this is the least favorite and messy step for all of us. The cleaner and thinner the inside, the easier it is.



Making the dot-to-dot pattern and carving is next. This is the tricky part and it needs a patient and steady hand. It is too much like sewing for me - following a pattern and directions, plus I want it done in 15 minutes. We turned on church music (it was Sunday) and enjoyed the process. The boys completed their masterpieces in about 1 hour and 30 minutes start to finished. I was the cheerleader and cleaner.





The finished product! Vance carved "Boofus" , David "Prowler", and Ben "The Haunted House"