Sunday, July 26, 2009

Baxter Family 07/26/09

Hello all. This Alexander. I plan on continuing this blog in my mother's absence. I may not make weekly updates, but I'll do my best to keep everyone updated with what is going in our family.

~The Baxters are currently in Utah, on vacation. We will be here until August 5th, 2009, and we are enjoying our stay and visiting with family. Yesterday (07/25) we went swimming in the Great Salt Lake, and Thursday (07/23) we attended the Occur Mountain Temple open house.

~Brother Baxter's 9th anniversary of being sealed to Sister Baxter in the Mt. Timpanogas Temple just passed on Thursday (07/23).

~Rosie only wears diapers at night now; she has decided that she is now a big girl, and is opting to wear underwear during the day. So far, not a single accident.

~Alexander and Daniel are working hard to finish school in time. We have until the end of August. Next (school) year, Daniel will be in seventh (7th) grade, and Alexander will be in tenth (10th) grade.

~Alexander is looking forward to his birthday on August 12th. He will be fifteen (15) years old.

~Alexander recently attended the Pokemon National Championships 09, and placed in the Top 8 out of more than 250 players in his age division (born in 94-97)! He is very excited, and in addition to a $750 scholership, has even won an invitation to the Pokemon World Championships 09. It has been his dream for more than five years to play at the World Championships; his dream will finally come true.

I realize that this blog may now have a lot more information about me, Alexander, than it did before just because I am maintaining this blog. However, I'm doing my best to include the rest of the family in this blog. Nobody is perfect. Also, my mom was a grammar and spelling fanatic, and took English as her major in college. Keep in mind that the writing capabilities of a Sophomore pale in contrast to my mom's elegance with words. So if you notice any incorrect grammar or spelling (which, in comparison to my mom's posts, you probably will), please, do forgive me.

Until next time,


mason's mom said...

Your mom would be proud.

Ann said...

Alexander - good to hear from you! Indeed your mom would be proud. It was nice to see you last week although I regret the circumstance. I clicked on the blog just out of curiosity and was pleased to see your post. I look forward to following your family's struggles and triumphs!

(p.s. I’m the lady whose husband died in Austria; you came to my house a few years ago. . .)

Rockwell Family said...

Alexander thank you so much for continuing your Moms blog. Your Mom is so proud and grateful for you doing so. There are many of us that use this blog to keep current with your family. We were all blessed to have both her and you in our lives.

Take Care,

Pam Rockwell

Anonymous said...

Dear Alex,
I heard about your family a few yrs. ago and used to follow your Mom's blog about when you all went to get Rosie, etc. I have a 15 yo daughter, adopted from Rusia @ age 7. I think your family is amazing (I'm not fond of that word, but it fits) and your mother seemed so special. It was obvious how much you meant to her, and how very proud she was of you. Please keep up the blog and I'll check back from time to time. I wish you and all your family the happiness you truly deserve. I want to follow your life to see the great man you are destined to become. Please pass my condolences on to the rest of your family.
Trish Cummer (Plano, TX)

Melissa Gardner said...

Way to go! I know your mom is proud of you and your family. It was nice to see your family this week, but boy, I sure wish it had been under different circumstances.

Thanks for keeping this up--and you have an elegant style all your own :-).

The Smiths said...

Alexander - Thank you for keeping up the blog! Congratulations on the Pokemon wins! I know your mom is so happy your dream is coming true. Good luck to you and Daniel with your school tests. Tell Rosie she's such a big girl. :)
Love, Sis. Smith (Christy)

Christy Bacon said...

I am so glad that you're keeping the blog going. I was hoping that someone would so that I can still keep tabs on your family.

I am so sorry about your Mom. She was awesome and will be terribly missed. She loved you so much and was so proud of you. I know she would be happy that you're continuing the blog.

I will be praying for you and your family. You all are very special.

Jeri said...

Alexander, happy, happy Birthday today!

Your family is much blessed to have you as their son. God bless you and the rest of your family.

Melyssa said...


This is Sister Webb from your Shakespeare class. I was so sorry to hear of your mom's passing. My mom passed away this summer too, and I know how difficult it can be. Your mom would be so proud of you, (and is, I'm sure!)for keeping her blog going. Be strong and remember you are loved! I look forward to reading more blog updates!