When Emmy was born, it was hard to imagine Ashton ever getting near her without trying to kick her in the head. But they are becoming better friends all the time and it’s soooo cute to watch. They’ll sit there and watch “Toy Story” or The Mickey Mouse Clubhouse together. Ashton loves to pinch Emmy’s cheeks and say “Emmy’s so chubby!” And Emmy still loves to watch Ashton and laugh at whatever he’s doing.



Ashton is taking Emmy flying with his Superman cape on.


Emmy is sooooo lucky to have an older brother. I ONLY wanted kids if I could have a boy first and then a girl. I don’t know why Heavenly Father is so nice to me all the time. He always gives me what I want. 🙂 I am the second of seven kids and the one older than me is a boy (Rob). My life was so great because of him that I always wanted the same thing for any daughter I might have had.


Yes, that’s right, I was a totally nerdy little sister with glasses but Bobby still loved me anyway.



Rob coached me in every sport. Can you imagine how patient he must have been to teach a left-handed girl how to throw and catch right-handed? Josh fell in love with me because I could throw a mean football, so I pretty much owe everything wonderful I have now to Rob. Rob also gets the credit for my unhealthy love for the Bears in the 80’s and why I cried when they traded Jim McMahon and when Walter Payton died.


High School


Rob going into the MTC.

That was a scary day for me. I was a freshman at BYU and Rob had been living with my Grandma in Provo. Every single day, Rob would come pick me up from Deseret Towers and we’d go play with John (my uncle on the very right hand side). Those were such fun days. Rob and John were hilarious and I always loved that they let me hang out with them. We’d go to Crandall Audio or install some crazy component into their car. I still remember walking home from class one day and I could hear this huge amount of bass coming up the street and I got soooo happy because I knew it was Rob coming to get me even before I saw the car. After Rob left, John would still come get me every once in a while but I was pretty much stuck on campus and was forced to make my own friends.


Here we are with Ang hanging out after Rob got back from his mission. Right before my mission, Rob, Kristina, Brian and I played in Las Vegas for a few days, racking up the credit card debit. That was just the beginning of credit card hell, but we lived through it, we can laugh about it now, huh, Rob?


Reading my mission call to Seattle! Wooo hoooo!

So even though Rob and I have our own new best friends now, I just want him to know that I thank Heavenly Father for giving me an older brother who was so nice to me and who made me the person that I am. I love you forever, Rob!!!