Baby Amelia

Baby AmeliaThis is Amelia!  She is my fourth daughter and last child.  My husband jinxed himself when our first girl was born and he said, “I wouldn’t care if we had ALL daughters!”  Well, that is what happened and now he claims he is estrogen challenged :-)  Amelia was a great addition to a family of sisters and we wouldn’t have it any other way.

What a blessed family we are!  Raising four girls has been a glorious experience for me.  If I could wish for one thing for my daughters, it would be that they could experience all the joys of motherhood that I have had.  There is nothing more satisfying and fulfilling than being a mommy.  Unless… it is being a grand-mommy!

Here are Amelia’s first few years, as documented by Sears…

THREE MONTHS

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Amelia -6mo+Sarah-2yrNINE MONTHS

Amelia -9moTWELVE MONTHS (with sisters)

Amelia -12mo+SistersTHREE YEARS

Amelia -3yrFOUR YEARS

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Baby Sarah

Baby SarahThis is my third daughter, Sarah, on her ‘birth’ day!  She was born 3-weeks early.  Dean was gone out-of-town on the night that I went into labor.  Not wanting to have this baby alone, I called him and told him to get back quick!  My brother was staying with me for this very reason, but I still didn’t want to go to the hospital without Dean.  So, I delayed going… and my labor had actually slowed by the time Dean arrived the next morning.  We decided to walk around the block to jump start the labor… bad idea!  Halfway around the block I could barely walk.  We quickly drove to the hospital and Sarah was born within 45-minutes.  The doctor didn’t make it to the delivery and the nurses were not happy with me!

It had been 4-years since the birth of Sarah’s older sister.  Time to visit Sears for pictures again :-)

THREE MONTHS (with family)

Sarah -3mo+FamilySIX MONTHS

Sarah -6moNINE MONTHS

Sarah -9moTWELVE MONTHS

Sarah -12moTWO YEARS (with Amelia)

Amelia -6mo+Sarah-2yrTWO & HALF YEARS (with sisters)

Amelia -12mo+Sisters

Baby Darci

Baby DarciThis is my second daughter, Darci, in her hospital picture on the day she was born.  My only baldy!  What a beautiful baby; my easiest delivery and healthiest baby at birth.  She was the only one of my daughters to NOT have the umbilical cord wrapped around her neck at birth!

Just like her older sister (see previous post), I began taking Darci for regular pictures at Sears… each time purchasing the discounted package.  She is my tallest gal and the one that looks most like her gorgeous daddy :-)

Here are Darci’s first few years of life, according to Sears…

THREE MONTHS (with Lindsay)

Darci -3mo+Lindsay-2yrSIX MONTHS

Darci -6mo1aNINE MONTHS (with Lindsay)

Darci -9mo+Lindsay-2,5yrTWELVE MONTHS

Darci -12mo1TWO & HALF YEARS

Darci -2,5yr1TWO & HALF YEARS (with Lindsay)

Darci -2,5yr+Lindsay-4yr

Baby Lindsay

Baby LindsayThis is my first daughter, Lindsay, on the day she was born.  She had so much hair it looked like a wig!  The cone-shape of her head was due to the device used to assist her in a quick delivery.  It was a traumatic birth, but all turned out well.

I started a tradition of getting her picture taken regularly at Sears.  This was long before the day of digital cameras!  Sears offered discount photo packages.  Then once they took the first picture or two, and after the baby was “warmed up,” they would take a billion more pictures (seemed like) and try to sell them to you.  Of course the baby’s smile was much cuter on the later pictures, but I could only afford to purchase the discounted package.  Arms or legs might extend beyond the edge of the picture, but these photos are precious to me.

I am so glad I did this… and even with my subsequent daughters… in order to have a good record of growth!  So here is Lindsay’s first few years of life, as documented by Sears :-)

THREE MONTHS

Lindsay -3mo3SIX MONTHS

Lindsay -6mo1NINE MONTHS

Lindsay -9mo1TWELVE MONTHS

Lindsay -12mo1EIGHTEEN MONTHS

Lindsay -18mo1TWO YEARS (with Darci)

Lindsay -2yr+Darci-3moTWO & HALF YEARS (with Darci)

Lindsay -2,5yr+Darci-9moTHREE YEARS

Lindsay -3yr1FOUR YEARS

Lindsay -4yr1FOUR YEARS (with Darci)

Lindsay -4yr+Darci-2,5yrAnd lastly… below is Lindsay’s first daughter, Claire, who was born about two months ago!  My first grandchild :-)

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5th & 6th Grades 1972-74

My family moved from Springville to Nephi, Utah over the summer of 1972 and we lived in the old home that my grandfather Bowles had built.  It was located across from the city park at 645 North 100 East.  That fall, I began attending Nephi Elementary at 380 East 200 North.  The student body included all elementary students from the cities of Nephi, Mona & Levan.

Lorrie -grade5Top Row – Mr. Bracken, Mr. Sperry, Mr. Ockey, Tammy Marshall, Doyce Olpin, Lorrie Kelsey, Gordon Jenkins, Patricia Montague, James Memmott

2nd Row – Wayne Dodd, Diane Wilkey, Val Jones, Jill Covington, Brett Sampson, Diane Bender

3rd Row – Ellen Steele, Richard Winsor, Kelly Rae Warren, Craig Van Ausdal, Carolee Menlove, Kelly Ingram, Melanie Yates, Kevin Fowkes, Michelle Kendall

4th Row – Carl Anderson, Ruthann Dailey, Ricky May, Lisa Park, Russell Belliston, Mary Smith, Jens Mickelson, Debra Prisbrey, Blair Kay

5th Row – Shelly Garrett, Wade McPherson, Shelia McPherson, Bart Wankier, Maria Harmon, Ed Lee, Carla Sherwood, Bill Motes, Tammy Palmer

6th Row – Pat McCaffery, Natalie Christensen, Leslie Keyte, Julie Wright, Craig Bateman, Julianne Spencer, Steven Bosh, Lori Lunt, Daniel Jumbo

7th Row – Michelle Jarrett, Alan Taylor, Connie Kay, Kevin Ockey, Susan Kay, Lynn Worwood, Rose Gee, Melvin Palfreyman, Louise Bowers

Bottom Row – Molly Painter, Larry Zamora, Donald Lowrey, Shawn Trauntvein, David Chase, Darin Sampson, Jeff Pay, Rusty Hall, Mary Nielsen

Lorrie -grade6Top Row – Mr. Winn, Mr. Ockey, Mrs. Anderson, Mary Nielsen, Ricky May, Michelle Kendall, Craig Van Ausdale, Jill Whimpey, Wade Smith

2nd Row – Diane Wilkey, Rusty Hall, Tammy Palmer, Natalie Christensen, Richard Winsor, Rose Gee

3rd Row – Jens Mickelson, Michelle Jarrett, Wade McPherson, Julianne Spencer, Bart Wankier, Debbie Prisbrey, Brett Sampson, Jill Covington, Ed Lee

4th Row – Susan Kay, Craig Bateman, Carolee Menlove, Kevin Fowkes, Lisa Park, Jeff Pay, Susan Jones, James Memmott, Connie Kay

5th Row – Val Jones, Ellen Steele, Kerry Lynn, Louise Bowers, Gordon Jenkins, Diane Bender, Shawn Trauntvein, Molly Painter, David Chase

6th Row – Carla Sherwood, Steven Bosh, Shelia McPherson, Alan Taylor, Kelly Rae Warren, Melvin Palfreyman, Julie Wright, Pat McCaffery, Blair Kay

7th Row – Russell Jones, Maria Harmon, Russell Belliston, Melanie Yates, Carl Anderson, Mary Smith, Kevin Ockey, Shelly Garrett, Daniel Jumbo

Bottom Row – Bill Motes, Doyce Olpin, Lori Lunt, Bret Belliston, Lorrie Kelsey, Darin Sampson, Tammy Marshall, Leslie Keyte, Kelly Ingram

 

The Graduates

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Congratulations to my youngest daughter, Amelia, for her graduation from Lehi High School on 30 May 2014.  She graduated 2nd in her class of just over 600 students!  She has a scholarship to Brigham Young University, which she will begin attending in the fall.  She wants to study Accounting.  Also, she will be submitting her “mission” paperwork in the fall.  We are so proud of her!  Watch out world, here she comes .^_^.

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Amelia comes from a long line of graduates… as shown below:

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Amelia receiving her diploma in 2014… and sister Sarah receiving her diploma from Lehi High in 2012.

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Older sister, Darci, graduated from Lehi High in 2007 and from BYU-Idaho in 2011.

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Oldest sister, Lindsay, graduated from Lehi High in 2006, then served a mission to South Dakota before graduating from BYU-Provo in 2012.

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I graduated from Juab High School (Nephi, Utah) in 1980, from BYU in 1986… and again from Brigham Young University in 2006.

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Dean -KgradDean -High School GradDean -BYUgrad2Here’s a picture of Amelia’s father when he graduated from Kindergarten!  Also, Dean’s graduation from Santa Maria High (California) in 1979… from BYU in 1985 (no picture)… and again from Brigham Young University in 1987.

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This old picture is in front of Juab High School when my mom graduated from there in 1959.  Here is her high school diploma and her seminary diploma!  Below is  a picture of her graduation from Stevens Henager College in 1960.

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Also, I have no picture, but my father graduated from Payson High School in 1959.  Here is his jr. high diploma, his high school diploma and his seminary diploma!

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Lastly, below is an old picture of Dean’s father when he graduated from dental school and a picture of Dean’s mother in her nursing uniform!

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In her Easter Bonnet

Donna & Nona -EasterI love this cute picture of Donna Jean (left) and her best friend, Nona!  It was taken in the early 1950’s.  She grew up in a home across the street from the Nephi City Park.  It looks like this picture was taken in the park.

Below are two more ladies all gussied up and ready to go somewhere!

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At left is my great-grandmother, Annie Elisabeth Elder Kelsey. She was born in Utah in 1869 and died in Utah in 1958.

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At right is my 4th great-grandmother, Harriet Hales Ellis.  She was born in England in 1824 and died in Utah in 1910.

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Lastly, here is a handsome picture of my 2nd great-grandfather, Claybourne Montgomery Elder.  He is the father of Annie Elder above!  He was born in Tennessee in 1827 and died in Utah in 1912.

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