BC: A Good Beginning Makes a Good Ending
FC: REVIEW | a year in
1: Huntington Beach September 3, 2012
2: LIVE | L A U G H | November 2011 After we moved to California we went to the beach often. This picture is taken at Sunset Beach near Huntington.
3: "Imagination is more important than knowledge." - Albert Einstein
4: The best part of my day | January 11
5: you | the best thing about me is | "Luke spilled a package of little puffs, and saw that I was about to clean it up so he started shoving hand fulls of it into his mouth as fast as he could. He looked right at me while he did too. I couldn't help but laugh." -Julie Jan. 13, 2012
6: is a little world created by love. | We were sealed as an eternal family in the Mount Oquirrh Temple in South Jordan, Utah on February 3, 2012
7: "In the end, it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years." - Abraham Lincoln | Feb. 5th Kelsey Eby was given a baby blessing by daddy, Boe.
8: Family time during our Utah visit Feb 3-5
9: February 4th Celebrating Stacey & Glen Pettit's 35th wedding anniversary at Market Street Grill
10: making | It's the little moments that make life big. | January
11: Luke loves playing and learning with his daddy.
13: Friends may come and go but family is a forever bond. | March 29, 2012
14: Playing guitar with dad, going to church, & bath time..usual day in the life of Luke
15: First time feeding himself. He loves being independent. | Typical weekend where we go and venture out to a new beach and discover the wonders of the ocean....this time it was Huntington Beach
16: Glen&Stacey Pettit, Emily Pettit and Eric&Allana Pettit all came to visit | MARCH 2012
17: We spent most of our time on Venice Beach in Santa Monica, CA | Grandma loved holding and playing with Luke | Luke pointing at an airplane | singing and acting out "The Itsy Bitsy Spider" song
18: Hanging out with Grandpa Shrek | We rode some bikes up and down the board walk. They were exhausting to Luke.
19: Discovering the fountains at the Shoppes in Chino Hills | April 15 Luke's new UofU hat | Hanging out on our front patio | One of our many day trips we took to New Port Beach | April
20: day | "Flowers look up to the sun: Children look up to their Mothers." - Jamie Bertucci | Playing in the sand at Laguna Beach in April | April 17 Newport Beach
21: January Luke loves his monkey backpacking on him while he goes about his business | August He still loved it 7 months later, and all the months in between.
22: Happy Easter! April 7 Mommy and Luke went Easter egg hunting for the first time at our local Albertsons. Luke was mostly interested in the ring toss.
23: He was so happy and interested in the little candies and toys that came in the eggs. It was a good experience for a first time egg hunt. April 7, 2012
24: Chino Air Show | The Air Show displayed planes of all eras, stunt planes and many tricks they could do, and they let people sit in some planes and helicopters. | Luke loved steering the wheel. He didn't want to leave the drivers seat! | May 6,2012
25: They displayed a reenactment of WWII as well as all the planes used during the war
26: May 2012 We went to Dana Point to see all the monuments on another weekend in May we went to Laguna Beach to enjoy a break from being inland.
28: A perfect summer day is when the sun is shining, the breeze is blowing, the birds are singing, and the lawn mower is broken. | Pettit Family trip to Lake Mead and the Hoover Dam Nevada May 25-28
29: summer time | rubbing the toes for good luck
30: When we first got to Nevada, we met up with Josh&Jodi to walk through an old town called Bonnie Springs. | pictures above: hanging out in a hotel room in Lake Mead.
31: Time for boating in Lake Mead! Luke became so tired he took a nap on the boat under the steering wheel. Everyone had so much fun swimming and water skiing.
32: A father is his sons first hero. | day | happy | Luke is painting a work-of-art for his daddy. Mommy helped Luke make a hand and foot print too.
33: "I found my belly button!" | JUNE 2012 | Playing in the fountains at the Shoppes in Chino Hills.
34: February | May 28 | September 30 | September 21>>>
35: May 16 trying lemons out for the first time. Luke was not a fan of them, yet kept asking for more
36: Luke is having a personal phone call. when mommy tried to intervene, he acted perturbed then continued his business. | weekend visit to San Diego July 22 & 23, 2012
37: Luke has always been fascinated by the rocks at every beach. He is not amused or interested in sea shells, just rocks. | Some incredible wind chimes hanging at our hotel in San Diego.
38: Fourth of July weekened spent with Chris&Mickey Cannon along with their family and Easton Rutkoski in Huntington Beach
40: Aquarium of the Pacific July 10 with Julie's friend, Julia Clark and her son.
42: July 15, 2012
43: "I want to climb on, around, behind, under and all over my daddy. He is my jungle-gym and my best friend." -Luke | February 2012
44: Jan. 21 at South Coast Plaza- Luke was not happy about his very first carousel ride; but as he grew up, he loved it more and more with each time he got to ride on one. | Aug 16 | Sept 17
45: "It isn't how much time you spend somewhere that makes it memorable: it's how you spend the time." - David Brenner | Sept 17 | Aug 28
48: August 2, 2012
49: La Habra Children's Museum was Luke's favorite place to go when we lived in Chino Hills. It was 30 minutes away but well worth it. | August 28, 2012
52: saggy diaper August 19, 2012 ...Luke didn't want mommy bothering with it, because,well, he had work to do. | Mismatched shoes October 5, 2012 Luke put his shoes on all by himself. He felt pretty big knowing he had "figured it out".
54: Levi's tower- Chino Airport
55: September 18, 2012
59: Oct. 2 | Irvine Park Railroad
60: 4th, 2012 playdate at the Portofino apartment complex's mini playground with Ellie and Lillian. Later that day Luke played mr.fix-it with his tools and bus.
61: Irvine Petting Zoo October 16, 2012
62: Family pictures October 5, 2012 taken on Malibu Beach
63: Halloween dress up for our library mommy&me class | Oct.2012
64: Oct 21- 24 | Utahtrip | Too cute to spook, but not to sweet to trick or treat
66: Utah trip Oct 21-24
67: It's all about family | cousins and best friends: Luke and Porter
68: The Potts family at a park in Saratoga Springs, Utah | family fun at the Francis home in Eagle Mt. Utah
69: playing at a park in West Jordan, Utah
70: Josh, Jodi & their family came to visit us November 23 & 24
71: Huntington Beach in November is cold but still fun with family!
72: HAPPY | Serving | During the year of 2012 and some of 2013 Julie served as a ward missionary, giving Levi & Julie the opportunity to serve the missionaries in their ward with dinners and a place to come for water, first-aid, or a nice to place to sit and visit. We got to know each set of missionaries very well. | Elder Harper and Elder Zachariah Yoshikawa | Elder David Martinez
73: An open home, an open heart, here grows a bountiful harvest. | pictured below: Elder Cole Freeman | Pictured right: Elder Nathan D. Brown
75: Left page: The lighting of the tree in Chino Hills | Right page: Christmas pictures at Huntington Beach
76: merry | Being together is the best gift of all. | Christmas in Utah December 5-9
78: Cousins by chance, friends by choice.
79: December 5, 2012 Julie was lucky enough to be present for Brandon and Koree Potts sealing to their two children, Jayden and Celese in the Bountiful Temple. Julie was honored to be Koree's escort for her very first time through the temple.
80: Luke received his first bike from grandma & grandpa Pettit for his birthday | Pictures on the left are of a visit we took to downtown Hollywood in LA also called the 'Walk of Fame'
82: Age is merely the number of years the world has been enjoying you. | Pictured above L to R: Elaine and son Colin, Tulan with daughter Ellie | Pictured above L to R: Arturo, Lillian, Luke, Jayde, & Gavin | LUKE TURNS TWO YEARS OLD!
85: from left to right: Lindsey Frazier-Krane and daughter Lillian, Julie and Luke Pettit, Tulan and daughter Ellie, Elaine Tsai Chun and son Colin, Cynthia with son Arturo (Cynthia and her family moved a few months after this to Argentina)
86: birthday boy | A VERY tired birthday boy! Luke loved every minute of sharing his birthday and playing all day!
87: "It isn't how much time you spend somewhere that makes it memorable: it's how you spend the time." - David Brenner