Saturday, April 24, 2010

Congratulations, Grads!

The Lowes and the Petersons have had a great time together this week, celebrating our two new BYU grads, Andrew and John! It was a little nostalgic for the moms....
Remembering so many fun years together as they were growing up in St. Louis...

Remember these guys?

So on Thursday we met at the Marriott Center for their graduation from BYU!
The graduates and their families filled the Marriott Center...

We sat in the bleacher seats and watched 6,000 graduates file in! We were excited to know that John and Andrew got to sit near eachother in the graduate section. Elder Todd Christofferson was the speaker. It was a great program and a cheer went up when President Samuelson announced that the candidates had been accepted for graduation! After the program we all met outside by the bell tower and took lots of pictures...

We're so grateful our boys have married such wonderful girls. We love you, Katharine and Erica! We appreciate all the love and encouragement you've given and the blessing you are to John and Andrew. They are lucky to have you!

Congratulations, guys, we love you!

On Friday the individual convocations were held for each college. Andrew's was in the morning and John's in the evening.
After the business school convocation on Friday. Congratulations!! We're so proud of you.

Friday, April 23, 2010

Happy Birthday, Lisa!

Happy birthday Lisa! We love you!!

Friday, April 9, 2010

Baby Anna Is Here!

Introducing Georgianna Ruth, our Anna. She's named after both of Josh's beautiful grandmothers.I woke up Monday morning with contractions coming fast. Josh hurried to get the boys out the door to a friend's house for the day and when he got home the contractions were hard and three minutes apart. We drove 20 miles up the highway to the hospital and I couldn't talk or walk anymore. We didn't have time for an epidural so she came au natural and fast! We arrived at the hospital at 9:30 am and she was born at 12:30.
I'm so sleepy! Anna is a great sleeper! I don't know how long it will last, but we're enjoying it for now. Mom and Dad can attest that the boys were not so great at sleeping, probably because they were hungry, so this sleeping baby thing is new to us. The big brothers are doing so well. Michael said, "We didn't really know she would be born." I guess no matter how much you talk about it before hand, it's a shock to see a real baby join the family. They're being sweet with her and ignoring her as expected!
She has the softest, dewy skin. We love this sweet girl! She makes the most adorable sounds and it feels like we already know her.
Michael says, "She loves me, right Mom?" We know she does and that she will look up to her big brothers her whole life.

We came home Tuesday afternoon and are recuperating. It's so much easier than twins and than the c-section and we feel very very blessed.

More to come!