Thursday, December 20, 2007


One of the few bright spots of 2007 is the new addition to the Gaoiran family. Justin and Valerie welcomed into the world their son Cooper James Gaoiran. It was so special for us to have them here so we could meet him. He is an angel. I know Justin and Valerie could share some horrible stories and long nights with the newborn, but during the trip he slept, cuddled and still found more time to sleep. He is a beautiful baby and we are very proud of Justin and Valerie; they are awesome parents.

Cooper James Gaoiran

November 10, 2007

This year Christmas started early and it does not look like it is going to slow down. Some of my family decided to come visit for Christmas. We really appreciate them coming out because we know how difficult it is to travel. Justin and Val drove from Kansas and grandma, grandpa and Destiny came from California. We celebrated a small family Christmas in Park City where my brother and mom were staying. It was nice to be up there because my mom loves the idea of being surrounded by snow at this time of year.
My kids loved having them in town. Talon absolutely adores Justin and has missed him so much since he left a few years ago. Talon wanted him to bring his dog Boston, but she had to stay home for this trip. We had so much fun that it was hard to see them go. We did not have much of a plan but, we managed to walk the shops on Main Street in Park City, play some games, and of course we watched and laughed at each other playing the Wii. Grandpa Dave was such a trooper, he played with Talon on the Wii for so many hours and I think they became pretty good gaming buddies over the weekend. Tyler had a lot of fun too. Grandpa Dave and Justin were so good to my boys. I know its hard because they just want to play, wrestle, or follow them around every minute of the day. Tyler and Talon both could be heard asking for Grandpa or Justin. We also visited Temple Square the last night that Justin and Valerie were in town. It was cold, but the lights and Christmas theme made for an enjoyable evening.
We had so much fun and we look forward to seeing them again soon. I have learned over the years that you really never know how special your family is until they are gone. It is never fun to part ways not knowing when you will see them again, but memories always last. Talon was especially upset when Justin and Valerie left. As we were walking around Talon kept telling me that he already misses them and wished that they could stay. Tyler still walks around the house asking where Grandpa and Justin are. Thanks for being so good to my kids, they absolutely love you.


Anika said...

How cute! Temple Square is so pretty, but it's freezing!

Jessica said...

Hello! How are you guys? What a small world. I was looking at a friends blog and saw Doug and Heather on there, so I was looking at theirs and making a comment when I saw you guys. Yeah! I am so glad. This is such a fun way to keep in touch. We miss you guys. Our blog is:
our email is:

Love you guys, Jessica

Jessica said...

Oops, I forgot to tell you how great you all look. I can't believe how big Talon is. Now you have one I haven't even seen. How long has it been since we have seen you? I think Talon was 2 or something like that. They are so cute.