BC: The Beginning...
FC: "What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us." ~Ralph Waldo Emerson | to the Graduate
1: Chelsea, We want you to know that we are proud to be your parents! You are a great example to your family and friends. You know how to get things done and you have a great desire to to be the best that you can be! We love you! Mom and Dad
2: A daughter is the happy memories of the past, the joyful moments of the present, and the hope and promise of the future.
3: Our Little Sunshine
4: Sister Fun!
7: We all laugh - but this is Clancy's favorite pose -iWith thoughts of you bro!!
10: Seminary Graduation | We love when our children graduate from Seminary! Chelsea had to do a few make up days, but not too bad!
11: Having some fun family photo shots!!
12: Here we are taking a nice picture.. Then we posed for the second one and to our "Surprise" a ball came right at us!
14: Now our little girl is growing up and graduating from high school! Look out world!
15: Grandma Merrell
16: Good times! | Life is Good!
17: Good friends are the rare jewels of life... … difficult to find and impossible to replace. | All about making memories
22: Sarah and Ryan 1991
25: The twins - Robbie and Ryan Reid. Chelsea had so much fun with them . Chelsea has had a great group of friends through out high school. It's been fun to watch her date, drive, make friends and just simply have fun with life!
26: Always remember, you have within you the strength the patience and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world. - Harriet Tubman | We are so proud of you!
27: Chelsea's love for over 9 years was gymnastics. She took from Rich Trimbull located at Nebo Gymnastics. We loved watching her grow and develop into a young beautiful gymnast. Many long hard hours were spent at the gym. You are always a winner in our eyes!
28: Try to discover the road to success and you'll seek but never find, but blaze your own path and the road to success will trail right behind. ~Robert Brault | Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss, you'll land among the stars. ~Les Brown
30: Favorite events consisted of the beam and bars. Chelsea's senior year, she broke her foot which allowed her to compete only on the bars and beam. She was a trooper and competed well with a broken foot!!
32: Accept no one's definition of your life, but define yourself. - Harvey Fierstein
34: Level 8 and 9 of Nebo Gymnastics
35: Rich was a great coach and taught Chelsea a lot - not only about gymnastics but also about life. He always had something to say! We appreciate him and the other coaches that have worked so long and hard with Chelsea - they will not be forgotten! As goodbyes are always hard to say - it was hard for Chelsea to say goodbye to her gym that she had grown to love after so many years.
37: We went for a "last" family outing with Chelsea . The kids love to go bowling - so that's what we did. We got a little crazy! August 2009
39: What funny children we have!! Chelsea, Megan, Quinn Merrell and Monson
40: Sisters - you couldn't ask for a better friend.
43: Enjoy the little things for one day you may look back and realize they were the big things. - Robert Brault | It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are. ~e.e. cummings
44: We are | Chelsea will now head off to SUU. Not to far away but yet far enough that she'll live in an apartment and we'll see her when we she decides to come home! We love you Sis!!
45: Off to college!