May we welcomed a new baby into our family, Keira Westlyn. It was
very special that she was born on Loriann’s Grandmother’s birthday. Some of the
family was able to be in Arizona for Keira’s blessing as well. In August, we
were saddened by the sudden passing of Tyler’s father, Mark. We
miss him, but know we will see him again.
to work as a CPA. His firm recently changed its name to Mesquite Tax. He works
a few miles from home and loves the commute. He keeps going to the midnight
movies like the Avengers and the Hobbit.
He has enjoyed attending Suns & ASU games, including road games at
the LA Coliseum & Arizona Stadium in Tucson (by the way, ASU brought home the
Territorial Cup this year) although he has missed being able to share some of
those experiences with his Dad. He is currently in the Sunday School Presidency.
quit working in October & is now a full-time stay-at-home mom. This gives her some special one on one time
with our new baby girl Keira. She has
been missing her family, who are now all living out of Arizona. She has been getting to know others in the
ward through book club and Choir. She just had a great time at the Piano Guys
Concert. Being able to volunteer in
Kaylin’s classroom at school has been a highlight this fall. She currently
teaches the 8 turning 9 year olds at church.
(5 ½ years) started full day kindergarten this year. It was an adjustment going
from part day to full day school, but Kaylin handled the transition like a pro.
She loves school & especially loves when Mommy is able to volunteer in her
classroom. She also enjoyed a field trip at the Zoo with Daddy & (while
playing hookie from school) Rise of the Guardians later that afternoon. Somebody forgot to tell her it was December,
as she played in the Splash pad on the way out (Only in Arizona). She was
excited when Grandma Hammy came to see her in the Primary program. She enjoys
having Zack as a playmate & loves making Keira smile.
(3 ½ years) is always on the go, with seemingly boundless energy. Our park has
been a great place to run it off. Lately
he has been riding his bike down the green hills backwards & just loves it.
He loves to wake up Mom & Dad at 6AM many days & drink his Oval tine,
just like Ralphie. He loves going to Suns games with Daddy & you don’t need
to show him the way to the Gorilla Greenhouse Playground anymore. He started
Pre-School this year & has the same teacher as Kaylin from last year. He loves Thomas Trains, Lightning McQueen, &
any kind of Monster Truck.
(7 Months) has brought a wonderful happy presence to our family. She seems to smile everywhere she goes. She was definitely the easiest of the
Pregnancies, Labor, & Deliveries.
She started sleeping through the night very quickly. Lately, she just loves to sit up & is
getting closer to standing on her own.
have gone through this eventful year in our lives, we are truly grateful for
the Bounty of Tender Mercies that the Lord sends to us each day. We hope that you will always feel the love of
our Family to yours. Merry Christmas and
Happy New Year!!
Tyler and I (Loriann) have been married for 7 years and have three kids. Our daughter, Kaylin is 5. Our son, Zachary, is 3. Our daughter, Keira was born this May. Tyler continues to work for an accounting firm as a CPA. I am currently a stay-at-home mom.