Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Our Family

Saige Diane Hudson

Our Funny little Saige! She is our funny girl she is all her daddy okay she has a little bit of her mom's temper but mostly her dad thank goodness. Saige is 16 months and all she wants to do is keep up with Sky. She thinks she is just as big as her big sister. We love having our two little girls so close to each other. I now understand how the heart just gets bigger with each child. I remember how worried I was about loving my 2ND as much as my 1st but I now understand that I have so much love to give. I love my sweet little girls more then life. I feel very blessed to have these sweet little souls in my life.

Skylar Vickie Hudson

Our first born Skylar, Wow! Our beautiful little Sky she just turned 3years old I can't believe how fast time passes by. there is nothing like having a tiny little baby placed in your arms for the first time. Becoming a mother has changed my life for the good. Skylar has a tender little heart she loves her family very much she loves music, dancing , dressing up & coloring. She just started pre-school and is loving it. She is a smart little girl. We are so grateful for her. And we love her so very much.

The Love of my Life

We met ten years ago thanks to Bracken's sister Sasha.
He is the love of my life I am the luckiest girl in the world. Bracken has blessed my life in so many ways and has so far given me two Beautiful girls. Thank you Sweetheart for all you have given me. I love you forever xoxoxo

Cotton Candy!! Yummy

So all the girls at our house LOVE cotton Candy, so for Christmas they got a cotton candy machine. I'm not sure who was more excited Sky, Saige or Mommy!!! Cotton Candy all year long:)

Saige-y Baby

Saige wanted to help Mommy clean the fridge, I turned away for one min. and there she went right in to the fridge. Saige has a funny little personality she is a lot like her Daddy. Saige is 16 months old

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Ryan Hill

Jeffrey Ryan Hill

"Ryan" - "Rex" - "Rarly" - "My Best Friend"

1977 ~ 2010

Our beloved husband, father, son, brother, grandson, and friend, Ryan Hill, passed away on November 5, 2010, doing what he loved - riding his dirt bike in the desert west of Nephi. His death was the result of a tragic accident on a beautiful autumn day.

Ryan, age 32, was born in Provo, Utah, on November 17, 1977, the oldest child of Jeffrey William and Sherrie Lynn Chynoweth Hill. Growing up in Orem, he graduated from Mountain View High School in 1996. He faithfully served a full-time mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the New York, New York, North Mission. (1997-1999) Shortly after his mission, Ryan met the love of his life, Mandalie Anne Grow. They were married in the Salt Lake Temple on June 29, 2000. Together they created their masterpieces - McKay Ryan (8), Ellie Mandalie (6) Clara Anne (3), and Hazel Jane (4 months).

Ryan attended Utah Valley University, where he was very involved with student leadership in the Student Alumni Association and UV Leader Program. He graduated in 2002 with a Bachelors Degree in Business Administration.

Upon graduation, Ryan was recruited by Toll Brothers Construction a national home building company, which given his background was a natural fit. With Toll Brothers, Ryan and Mandy worked and lived in Pennsylvania, Las Vegas, and finally Reno, Nevada. Reno felt very much like home where they made wonderful friends and expanded their family. While in Reno, Ryan's adventurous spirit propelled them into the restaurant business as they opened a new Bajios restaurant. Ryan worked tenaciously to make the restaurant a success. After two years, the restaurant was sold and Ryan and Mandy decided to bring their beautiful family back to Utah. Once back home, the opportunity came for Ryan to work again with his father, which he did until the time of his death.

Ryan's proudest accomplishment was marrying his eternal companion, Mandy, and having the opportunity of being "Dad" to his four amazing children. He was an extraordinary husband and father who loved spending time with family and helping them experience the joys of life.

Besides loving, caring, and playing with family, Ryan's passion was the great outdoors. He loved dirt biking, skiing, wake boarding, cycling and anything that made his heart pound and his adrenaline rush. His dare-devil antics typically scared the life out of those who were trying to keep up with him. Ryan was always first to try everything.

Ryan was a faithful member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He willingly accepted any call he was given. He had a wonderful way of relating to young people that made him a loved leader in the Young Men and Scouting Programs. His ability to share his unwavering testimony of the Gospel blessed the hearts of all who heard it.

Ryan lived life to the fullest, packing more into his few years than most people experience in a lifetime. We're already missing his infectious laugh and contagious, beaming smile.

Ryan is survived by his beautiful wife, Mandy, his four children, his parents, and his siblings, Trevor (Holly) Hill, McKensie (Aaron) Bingham, Whitnie (Nick) Alexander, and Jackson Hill all of Utah Valley. He is also survived by his grandparents, Dick and Donna Hill and Reuben and Rose Chynoweth. All of his Grow relatives felt it such a privilege to be part of his family.

Funeral services for Ryan were held Thursday, November 11, 2010, at 11 a.m. in the Orem East Stake Center, 600 North 800 East, Orem.

Viewing was held Wednesday evening, November 10, 2010, from 6-8 p.m. at the Walker Sanderson Funeral Home, 646 East 800 North, Orem.

We're so grateful for the outpouring of love and remembrance. Ryan, we miss you already.

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Skylar BDay Part I

For Skylar's birthday, all she wanted to do was ride a pony. We are so lucky to have good friends that own them so we made a phone call and it was a done deal. Thanks Lis & kids! She had such a great time. We are still trying to figure out where her love of ponies and horses comes from.....Here are a few pics from the day we took her riding.

Kenny was so good to trail Skylar around for over an hour. Thanks for sharing your pony!

Talia and Saige taking a turn. Saige & Bracken weren't too sure of horses....

Lis taking Skylar on the big horse. She was in heaven!

Skylar wanted to ride on the big horse soooo bad. You can see that didn't last 5 seconds!

Sky the cowgirl. Love the boots and the hat!

Bracken with his 2 girls.

The Childers Clan. Thanks for the fun horse ride!