Wednesday, September 23, 2009


Owen Chase Pead was born on September 10th, 2009 to Nicole and Jacob. He weighed 8 lbs. 5 oz. 21 inches long. Great job Nicole ... we can't believe you could have such a big baby!! We are so glad he is here!! Gavin is going to be a great big brother. Can't wait to see the Texas Peads again. Congrats!!

Monday, June 1, 2009

Welcome to Baby Jonah

Jonah Manu joined the family on May 19, 2009. He weighed 7 lbs. 13 oz and was 21.5 inches long. Nicole was a star about getting him here... She has been very grown up about her decision for Loreen and Salagi to be Mama and Daddy. It was very touching when Jonah was placed on her chest she called Loreen over and said, "Jonah meet your mommy" As soon as she was decent she made sure Salagi came over and met him too. The first time Jonah heard Salagi's voice it was true love. He can be screaming and daddy just has to talk and he will quiet down for him. Salagi is totally smitten!!
Love at first sight
2nd day in the hospital
circa 10 days old (sensing the pattern?)
He gets a bit milk drunk after eating (above) and So so tired .... (ten days old)

This has been a true example of how bad choices and circumstances can lead to happy things when change and good choices are made later. Colie has never deviated from her decision and many of the hospital staff had words of praise for her. So many girls choose to kill their babies or choose to raise it on their own as a single teenage mom. Thank you Colie for choosing to make Jonah part of the Manu family.

Sunday, May 24, 2009


On May 8th, 2009 Kara got married to her love Sterling... I forgot my camera so hopefully the cell phone pictures will do .... It was a nice reception center and the colors were black, white, and red with a music theme since they met in high school in choir. The cake was red velvet and delicious as were the eclairs and the dream bars and brownies.
The bride was beautiful, the parents proud, and the sisters beautiful as bridesmaids... Enjoy

Monday, May 11, 2009

HAPPY 50th

These pictures are from the March family birthday party... We celebrated Don's 50th birthday!! It was fun to decorate with balloons and make a special place for Don to read his card and enjoy the "Over the Hill" cane, signs and trinkets and a gift certificate... It was nice to honor Don and let him know that we are so glad to have him in our family.

Chris, Jamie, and Melissa were there as well, only Kara was absent (too busy planning her wedding which I will blog about later)

The big 50 balloon decided to break off and go on the ceiling. We found a long metal vacuum hose and a pole and Chad was able, after several tries, to get the balloon down so Don could take it home. Each unsuccessful time was met with moans, groans, or outright squeals as someone would try to get the balloon only to be thwarted. It was quite hilarious and right after we rescued the balloon Salagi came walking in with a ladder he borrowed from a person living next door to the church. Fun times.

Here is hoping that this 50th year brings much happiness for Don and his family. Love you guys!!!

Monday, March 9, 2009


Hi All -

I know that it has been a very long time since I did any blogs... So, here is a little catch up ... at least of the things that I know about. I tried to upload some pictures and kept getting kicked out so no pictures for this one...

We had a great family Christmas party and enjoyed the food, crafts, visiting, and SANTA... Some great pictures were taken but not by me so I dont have access to them... Maybe a later post :^)
We were thrilled to see Don, Chris, Kara, and Melissa and her boyfriend... It had been a long time and it was a good visit.

Jake and Nicole came into town for Nicole's grandpa's funeral.. Not so fun of a reason but it was great to see them again and to visit and play with Gavin.

Nate and Jenn moved to Lyman, WY and are right now living with her parents... They are happy in Wyoming and most likely will be there forever. We will miss them and we are just glad that it is only 2 hours away. All of the siblings with young kids now live far away ... and it stinks!!!

Madge has now been promoted twice at her job that she started in September.. She is now a hearing manager where she gets things ready to go to court. She is doing a great job...

Kim is an assistant director for their Stake's production of "Beauty and the Beast"... He has been involved in casting as well as rehearsal.. It will be presented in April.

Abigail was blessed on March 1st... Kim, Leslie, Mom, Kevin, Emily, Jeffery, Nicole, Megan, Val, Reen, and Salagi were able to go to Lyman for it and for a nice luncheon afterwards with Jenn's family. note: Freddy and Brooklynn are now potty-trained. Yes, at the same time.. they are doing really well and Nate and Jenn are very happy to only have 1 left in diapers instead of 3...
Mom, Val, Megan, and Colie went up a day early and had the kids sleep at the hotel with them and enjoyed time together...

Mom now lives with Kim and Leslie... so if she doesn't answer her cell phone you know where to find her...

On a nice note Amber and her kids moved from Star Valley to Bluffdale. She is working and
the kids are meeting new friends and working on adapting to their new school. Amber is looking to go to school in the summer and of course is thrilled to be able to see more of Rich. It is fun to be close enough to just see each other on short notice... A bunch of us were able to go to Wyatt's birthday party at ChuckECheese's ... Chaotic but the kids had fun running from game to game.

If you have any news that you want posted let me know!!!

Wednesday, December 31, 2008


Here is cute baby Abigail Ruth... she made her debut early morning on Sunday November 30th...

Weighing in at 7 lbs. 11 oz. 19 1/2 inches... Her older siblings adore her and Brooklynn loves to kiss on her but every once in awhile thinks she is in the way too... She is a very good baby but of course with 4 little ones under 5 Nate and Jenn and Grandma Pead are very busy...

The cute family Big sister Kialie
circa 3 weeks old

Sunday, November 30, 2008


Here is the 5th addition for the year and the only Boy!!! Jeffery James Goodwin was born November 12, 2008. He weighed 8lbs. 8oz. and was 20 1/2 inches. He was born to proud parents Kevin and Emily. Kevin couldn't wait to show him off !!! He is adorable... Check out the pictures...

The new family

Brand new Jeffery
Checking out the world while safe with mommy

With happy Grandma Madge
Circa 2 weeks old visiting with dad

Emily's funny Halloween costume